Monday hangover: Sharapova loses battle of the insanely hot

Matt TarrContributor IJanuary 18, 2010


So the conference championship games are set in the NFL, although we have to say we’re a little underwhelmed by the whole thing thus far. Maybe it’s the fact most of the playoff games have been ass-pounding affairs thus far, or the fact that the league lost its ninth player since 2007. Bears' Adams dies at 26" target="_blank">R.I.P., Gaines Adams.

Maria Kirilenko

Maria Kirilenko

On a much, much, much, MUCH lighter note, Maria Kirilenko outlasted Maria Sharapova in a first-round shocker at the Australian Open on Sunday. The match was notable for two reasons: 1) both players are incredibly hot; and 2) both players are incredibly annoying to actually watch, despite their hotness. Sunday’s snoozer turned out to be 3 1/2 hours of unforced errors and agonizingly slow play.

But hey, at least they’re relevant. Which is more than you can say for the Tiger-less PGA Tour, which completed its second event of the season to the delight of virtually no one.

And elsewhere …

  • Vikings “totally classless and disrespectful” in victory over Cowboys, Keith Brooking whines whiningly (Jockism)
  • Given Chargers blow chance" target="_blank">Nate Kaeding’s struggles Sunday, one blogger tackles the burning question: What the hell is going on with NFL kickers? (LT Sports)
  • If Vols fans would take a deep breath and step away from the gun cabinet, they might wake up and realize they have a better coach now than they did a week ago (Andy Staples/SI)
  • Too bad NASCAR’s actual races aren’t as entertaining as their media tours (David Newton/ESPN)
  • Nick Saban quote: “I want everybody here to know this is not the end. This is the beginning.” Nick Saban translation: “I will be coaching the Dallas Cowboys by next weekend.” (Go Vols Xtra)
  • Baby daddy drama for rock icon Van Morrison (Contact Music)
  • And finally, behold (if you haven’t already) the majesty of Jose Offerman being Jose Offerman …

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