Tag Archives: WNBA

NSD Approved: Alex Morgan

19 Jul

If you don’t know who Alex Morgan is, she’s the world class hottie that led the U.S. Women’s World Cup team to….a devastating defeat to Japan in the last minute.  She did her part though, scoring a goal and looking the best of any woman in the tournament (did you see the Japanese team? Horrifying).  Now we all know how terrible women’s sports USUALLY are.  My complete list of women’s sports that I’ll sit down and watch is as follows: Olympic Figure Skating Goal Medal finals (but only if they include Sasha Cohen), Olympic Gymnastics finals vs. China (but only if featuring a girl with a broken ankle who has to stick her last landing to win one for the country), and the Lingerie Football League (for obvious reasons).  Anything else, I only reference when including them in a “would you rather” question (like Would you rather lose your pinky or have to watch one hour of WNBA basketball, once).  I’m going to add women’s world cup finals to my list (only if they feature the U.S), but I’ll watch almost anything with Alex Morgan.  This girl is not only hot, she is incredibly athletic (#1 college player in 2010), and apparently likes to party heavily and is also rumored to be posing in Playboy next month.  This girl has it all.  After the jump, enjoy a gallery of Alex in action, both on and off the field Continue reading

The Girls of ESPN

17 May

Growing up, there was only one kind of reporter on ESPN: the loud and witty male personality (see Chris Berman, Keith Olbermann, Rich Eisen, Stuart Scott).  Sure, some women have always had roles on ESPN, but they were strictly regulated to women’s sports and at the most, WAC college football games.  Since its launch in 1972, ESPN has grown from a tiny cable network into the worldwide leader for sports broadcasting.  One channel has given way to ESPN2, ESPNClassic, ESPNews, ESPNU, ESPN 360, ESPNtheOcho, and I’m sure many others I don’t even know exist.  From one studio in Bristol, Connecticut, the network now broadcasts from LA, Miami, New York, and Charlotte.  But the biggest change in ESPN?  The women.  A few years back WNBA announcers gave way to the best invention since that flavored popcorn powder they get you at the movie theater: the sideline reporter.  Stuck watching a Redskins-Bengals Monday Night Football game with the score 3-0 in the 3rd quarter, quick let’s cut to….Erin Andrews on the sideline!  What a breath of fresh air.  And now it’s not just sideline reporters. Women host SportsCenter, report on the NFL labor negotiations, and host their own shows.  While I am with the rest of the American male population there’s nothing worse than hearing Pam Ward commentating a game, I fully support these hot and smart women infiltrating ESPN’s male dominated culture.  As next week marks the release of Those Guys Have All the Fun, the behind-the-scenes, tell-all novel of the sports network’s humble beginnings all the way to the behomoth it is today, we here at NSD thought it was the perfect time to look at all the of the women working for ESPN today.

We’ll start with Erin Andrews, easily the hottest woman sports reporter of all time. Continue reading