Olympians Worth Watching: Our Hottest Hopefuls
- Updated: April 29, 2008
As we “prepare” for the August Olympic games, we thought it our patriotic duty to remind our readers of the very best athletes we have heading to Beijing to compete. They also happen to rate highly on the “we wouldn’t mind-playing in or on the sand/water/court with her” scale.
Without further delay…a few of the ladies we’ve deemed “ones to watch” across a wide range of summer Olympic sports. As always, we welcome your thoughtful consideration and suggestions in the comments (stay classy, LCG readers).
The lady hoopsters have fared better than the men in recent Olympiads. We also find them infinitely more pleasant to look at than Shawn Marion. We’d go with the following in our starting lineup.
Sue Bird: A perennial WNBA All-Star, she also volunteered to be spanked by a radio host if she did not have better than a 2:1 assist-to-turnover ratio. Need we say more?
Candace Parker: While Swin Cash may have more of the fashionista look, nothing’s hotter than a good-looking gal who can drain jumpers in your grill and also throw down a jam. Oh yea, and she happens to be the best player in college basketball.
What’s that? Oh, perhaps she can rock that runway look as well.
Few teams in sports have had a run like the U.S. Women’s National team. They won something like 80 in a row before losing to…oh, who cares. Heather Mitts is on the team…and we think Hope Solo may also make the squad. Although not our cup o’ tea, Natasha Kai rocks some sexy ink as well.
Yes, we all know Jenny Finch. Personally, she doesn’t bowl me over, and I actually think she looks sexier in uniform. Call me crazy.
Maybe, now that their ridiculous run is sort of over, there can be a renewed focus on putting the next class of hot pitchers on the mound? May we submit an early candidate? HT to Winning the Turnover Battle for their suggestion of young UCLA phenom Whitney Baker. Wow, read that whole post again. Remember when Allison Stokke was “new news?” Crazy. Perhaps if we’re still blogging in another four years, we can include Allison and Whitney in such a post.
Yes, we are proceeding in alphabetical order. While several of the U.S. National Team may be befitting of FHM body shots, the LCG has slightly higher standards. So, we’d like to recognize the reigning champ and one of the less-heralded women of the water.
When it comes to the little fuzzy yellow ball, we can’t really figure out how this whole thing really works. About all we do know is that a few of the world’s top players will be in Beijing. In this case, we American-o’s probably have nothing on the world in terms of the loveliness of our ladies. Zippo. Nada. Particularly not when compared to our our favorite be-stamped Serbian who will surely be making the China trip if she remains as hot (literally and figuratively; currently #2 in the world). And since this is not doing it for us, we’re cheating on this Olympic sport. Sure, she’s only #63 in the world and doesn’t have a shot in heck to get to Athens (or likely any future Olympic games) but just go with it…Ashley will turn 23 this Friday, by the way. Don’t know if that makes me feel better or worse.
Track & Field
The list of ladies track and field Olympians is sure to be long. We narrowed it down to a few standouts.
Colander snagged a gold medal in 2000, before somebody had to spoil it for everybody
Last but not least, we head to the women of the net. We’d like to end such a post with something like this, but, alas, we must keep it to the red, white and blue which means…I guess this shot will do (isn’t what they can do with photos amazing? have never seen her look this good).