Lindsey Vonn Embraces New Discharge Of Duties

From an appearance last month by Lindsey Vonn at the New York Red Bulls’ first game in their new stadium in Harrison, N.J.:

Soccer Player Picks Nose Then Shakes Lindsey Vonn's Hand

Perhaps Lindsey should borrow a full body condom from Elin for her next public appearance:

Lindsey Vonn Water Park Appearance

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Giant Inflatables, Police Tape And Lindsey Vonn

On March 10 I posted a Lindsey Vonn workout video thanks to a reader’s handy tip. Today I discovered another Vonn workout video that’s much more fun.

Lindsey Vonn Workout

In this one, she still gets a lift from her (very) deep squats while atop an unwieldy object, but she’s also shown straddling a giant inflatable while wrapped in what resembles police tape.

In other words, she was prepping to partner with Dennis Rodman in next season’s Dancing With The Stars.
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Video: Lindsey Vonn Workout Relieves Stiff Joints

Here’s video of Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn working out.

Lindsey Vonn Deep Squat Workout

(Blood flowing into joints always a good thing)

Caution: Deeps squats on something oblong and unwieldy can cause a spill.

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Lindsey Vonn On Tiger: “You Go Have That Sex”

Sean Gregory of TIME Magazine has Lindsey Vonn recently riffing on the Tiger Woods speech last week:

Lindsey Vonn jokes about Tiger Woods

Like millions of Americans, Vonn can’t help poking fun at Woods’ staged event. When a member of her Vonn-tourage tells her that Woods gave a few friends hugs after ending his statement, she cracks, “They’re like, ‘Yeah, you’re awesome, you go have that sex.’ ” The room breaks into a laugh. Then she describes a skit she would want to perform if asked to host Saturday Night Live: picture Vonn at Woods’ podium, blue backdrop and all. “There’s something you don’t know about me,” Vonn says in a faux solemn, apologetic voice. “Tiger, you’re like my idol, and I too have a sex problem.” More laughter. “That would be freaking funny.”

Vonn is serious about the SNL thing. Very serious.

Will Saturday Night Live be one of them? “I’m hoping for it,” she says. “I’ve got to call [NBC Sports chairman] Dick Ebersol to see if SNL will have me. I have some ideas.” An appearance by Vonn may not get Woods’ ratings, but it would be worth tuning in.

Ebersol actually created the SNL franchise, with Lorne Michaels. Thanks to Vonn’s gold medal, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED cover appearance and subsequent spread in SI’s swimsuit issue, it’s a given she’ll be hosting SNL as soon as the Olympics conclude.

SI Has Lindsey Vonn Bikini And Topless Olympian

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’s swimsuit issue is out this week and it features Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn:

Lindsey Vonn Bikini

(Credit: Warwick Saint, Sports Illustrated)

An Olympic snowboarder is also shown topless in the sports magazine.

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Speed Read: Buzzer Beaters Punch NCAA Tickets

If you are only going to hit one basket in a game, hitting the shot that sends your team to the NCAA Tournament is good time to do it. And that’s just what Robert Morris University guard Dallas Green did (not the former big league manager), picking up a loose ball and draining a baseline jumper with 2.5 seconds left to give the Colonials a dramatic 48-46 victory over Mount St. Mary’s to win the Northeast Conference Championship.

Dallas Green

But as exciting as the final three seconds or so were, the first 39 minutes and 57 seconds were just as ugly. As in, “hey, look, ‘Sports Soup’ is on!” bad. The second half was pretty rough to watch, and that was a huge upgrade over the first half: the halftime score was 19-19, and the leading scorer for the game was RMU’s Jeremy Chappell (seen below celebrating) with 15 points.

Jeremy Chapell

But in the end, it was Green who provided the heroics. Which rubbed his opponents the wrong way:

Mount St. Mary’s guard Jeremy Goode was particularly stung that Green — a player who even Robert Morris coach Mike Rice admitted was the fifth option on the play — was the player who hit the decisive shot.

“It hurts more,” Goode said. “You’d rather see a guy who makes shots the whole time he has been here make the game-winner. Not [Green] though.”

I’m sure that Green is going to be very upset about those comments…as he and his teammates prepare for the NCAA Tournament, while the Mount St. Mary’s team prepares for a long off-season. But based on the game last night, I doubt that Green or that rest of the Robert Morris team should be game planning for more than one game.

(And in case you were curious, Robert Morris guard Mezie Nwigwe played despite being arrested on assault charges after a fight this past weekend, scoring a whopping three points in 18 minutes.)

Portland State clinches Big Sky

There was another ticket punched to the Big Dance last night which also ended in dramatic fashion. Portland State squeaked past huge underdog Montana State team (who finished the season 14-17) to win the Big Sky Championship. The Vikings also used a last-second shot to clinch their spot, as Julius Thomas dunked with 3.5 seconds left for the winning points in their 79-77 victory. Hopefully they can avoid being a No. 16 seed again, like they were last year before getting thumped by Kansas.

Quinton Rampage Jackson pickup truck

Meanwhile, coming on the heels of the death of TapouT clothing co-founder Charles “Mask” Lewis being killed in a gruesome car crash, there was more bad news from the MMA world. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson broke his jaw in his UFC 98 victory over Keith Jardine on Saturday, which will force him out of his light heavyweight title match against Rashad Evans. Unbeaten Lyoto Machida is taking his place. Let’s hope that Rampage finds a healthier way to deal with his disappointment than before.

(And about the crash that killed “Mask” Lewis: the police are now looking into street racing as a cause of the accident, and it turns out that Lewis had at least eight traffic violations since 2001, including a DUI.)

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