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Odds and Ends: Amanda Beard Playboy pics

Well, folks, that certainly didn’t take much time for someone to leak the scans of the photos of Amanda Beard’s playboy spread onto the internet. They are fairly decent but more of an artsy Herb Ritts kind of photos (which is probably what she is going for) than actual, man that’s sexy type photo shoot. There’s no denying that she’s very hot but she wouldn’t be “Playboy material” if she wasn’t a famous olympic swimmer. Oh, and by the way, this is the first time real breasts have appeared in Playboy since 1976.

There’s one PSFW pic after the jump. But for now, here’s your other news… (as if you care)

[Washington Post]: That reality racing show with celebs sucks

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[The Sporting Orange]: Chad Johnson is a centaur

[SI]: Former ASU RB Loren Wade convicted of second-degree murder

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Odds and Ends: Amanda Beard on Letterman

The Amanda Beard publicity blitz is in full swing with her appearance on Letterman last night. I can’t tell whether it’s the quality of Youtube or she isn’t looking that great but… she isn’t looking that great. Flash Warner claims that it’s because “you can’t airbrush TV.” Ouch. Anyway, decide for yourself. She’s relatively funny and didn’t do anything to make us hate her or anything. Her publicist is probably angry at her for mentioning the boyfriend though. Men like their illusions.

In other news…

[India eNews]: Pretty soon the Tour de France won’t have any champions because of doping

[]: Spurs will give away free T-shirts to all fans at the game tonight. Wonder why no one has come up with this before.

[Sports By Brooks]: What’s the point of this Fast Cars and Superstars thing if they don’t race each other?

[Our Book of Scrap]: Danica Patrick And The “Real” Media Annoy Me

[The Vancouver Sun]: The Business of Don Cherry

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Odds and Ends: Amanda Beard Playboy cover

The fine folks at Playboy were nice enough to send us this pic of Amanda Beard’s Playboy cover. The cover is standard stuff, nothing too provocative or over the top but you can still see that killer body, even with a strategically placed forearm over the goodies. The blogosphere is going to be exploding with the actual scans of her nude shots soon but we’ll probably just point you in the right direction instead of posting them.

Anyway, if you’re in the NYC area next week, Amanda Beard will be signing her July issue from noon to 2:00 at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square. We’ll try to get some candid shots from that event as well.

In other news…

[Rocky Mountain News]: The Braves manager who went apeshit got himself a 3 game suspension.

[CNBC]: Nike re-signs Kobe to a multi-year extension

[]: Sheffield’s words just plain racist

[SBS]: Why the UFL will fail

[Larry Brown Sports]: Hmmm… the London Olympics logo does look like two people having sex

[Randball]: How would a riot caused by 10-cent-beer night in 1974 be covered today?

And finally, we really can’t make heads or tails of this post but you can’t deny the sheer entertainment value of two blogs titled “Arcade Fire Stole my Basketball” and “Arcade Fire Didn’t Steal Dude’s Basketball“.

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Sweet! Amanda Beard will be in Playboy

We love Amanda Beard around here so the news/rumor that she has agreed to pose in Playboy was met with a very excited “hot damn!” According to timedfinals, FHM’s world’s sexiest athlete will appear in Playboy in the next five weeks. We have absolutely nothing to add to this story except “it’s about time!”

And if you think this entry was simply an excuse to post this picture of Amanda Beard looking extra sexy, then you would be correct.

[timedfinals]: Amanda Beard to Appear in Playboy

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Odds and Ends (07.10.06): Amanda Beard is World’s Sexiest Athlete

The August issue of FHM magazine has named Amanda Beard as the world’s sexiest athlete. With photos like those featured in the magazine, it’s hard to argue. And not only is she a pretty face, she also makes a ton of dough: “Amanda gets a cool $15,000 per speaking engagement. She has signed a $1 million contract to advertise Speedo’s Axcelerate line. Throw in endorsement deals with Oroweat Bread, Red Bull and Penta water, and a signature line of fragrance products, and Amanda can earn up to $100 million by 2010.” The rest of the article is your standard FHM/Maxim ‘oooh she’s hot and not boring’ fluff.

In other news…

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[SI]: Minor League mascot charged with fondling a woman at a game

[Seattle PI]: Ravens LB stabbed in bowling alley dispute

[NY Post]: More hating on ESPN