Thursday, November 18, 2010

Girls Rule, Boys Drool

I was at brunch this past weekend, with a group of friends, male & female. Amid the muffins & mimosas, one of my male friends blurted a comment that made me want to completely bitch slap him. It was something along the lines of "Girls can't play the sports that require skill, like guys can."(I won't name any names, but lets hope he's reading this and feels like a major ass wad).

Even though most of the sports we watch on T.V. are dominated by guys, there are still tons of athletes who represent for the ladies. These female athletes not only hold their own when it comes to their sport, they look marvelous doing so. 

Williams Sisters
photo via Reidblog
These tennis star sisters have been in the spotlight for a long time now and have a past of sibling rivalry. Both were coached by their dad growing up and have been ranked at #1 in the world. Venus is currently ranked number 5 in singles & doubles, while Serena is ranked number 4 in singles and 5 in doubles (which her sis). 

Jennie Finch
photo via NewsAlerts
This softball stunner graduated from the University of Arizona and went on to help the USA receive gold & silver metals in her sport. She married a fellow pitcher in 2005, after he proposed on the softball field of her Alma mater.  The couple have a 4 year old son, named Ace. She's recently retired from softball to focus on her family. How precious!

Mia Hamm
photo via netreach
This phenomenal soccer alum stole the hearts of America throughout the 1990's and early 2000's. She topped the FIFA's World Player of the Year list more than once and also helped her team to gold in the 2004 Olympics. She divorced her college sweetheart in 2001, but then married a former MLB star, Nomar Garciaparra. This power couple have twin girls named Grace & Ava.

Gabrielle Reece
Reece is a 40 year old professional volleyball player, model, actress and announcer. She has been at the top of numerous volleyball stats and won the Beach Volleyball World Championship.  She married professional surfer, Laird Hamiltion in 1997. Though its been a rocky relationship, with a divorce & reconciliation in 2001, the stable couple now live in Hawaii and Malibu. They have two kids together, Reece & Brody.

Dara Torres
photo via khanworldsports
This swimming sensation is a single mother, who has been to the Olympics FIVE TIMES and taken home 12 metals! This 41 year old divorcee, is the oldest swimmer to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Torres has been married twice and is now a single lady! She is currently training for the 2012 Olympics, which will be held in London.

Danica Patrick
This brave beauty was the first female to win an Indy car race and didn't stop there! Danica is currently racing for Andretti Autosport and is a model/actress/spokeswoman/babe on the side. She is married to her previous physical therapist and the couple lives in Arizona (where she recently received two speeding tickets.... whoopies!).

Lisa Leslie
photo via WNBA
This beautiful baller hovers at 6'5 and is retired from the WNBA (Women's National Basketball Association). Lisa was the first female to dunk in a WNBA game and has also won 4 U.S. gold metals. This USC alum is married with two kids, Lauren & Michael. Thanks to ladies like Lisa, professional sports are not only for the boys!

Shawn Johnson
photo via gymblog
This little cutie is not only known for her stint on Dancing with the Stars, but she is also Olympic gymnast. Shawn is an 18 year old, only child, who started gymnastics at age 3. Though she's had some recent struggles with a hurt knee, she's on track to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics. 

Tanya Harding 
photo via ExtraTV

1 comment:

  1. Love this post! My fav quote "Amid muffins & mimosas..." LOL. And the last photo is just epic. Cheers to the girls!