Week in Review: Liveable/Playable 10.7.2011
The Statesman’s Fit City blog commented on ESPN Magazine’s Body Issue. The blogger writes about the inspiration/voyeurism debate, and whether nude photos of athletes is worthwhile or just an attempt at shock-value. It’s something that’s been on my mind since ditching my ESPN subscription for the superior Sports Illustrated, who doesn’t bother with the filter of athletic prowess and goes all out with their Swimsuit Issue. It makes for an interesting discussion, and if you want to see the photos, click here.
Austin on Two Wheels continued its Cyclocross Racing theme with a guest blog from a participant of the Austin Dirt Derby. It seems like a quality bike with well-maintained parts is a necessity for these races. It also seems like these races are fun as hell, and the Austin/Del Valle Motorcross Park gives racers a major run for their money.
A while back we discovered the possible reincarnation of the Moontower Bike Ride, which was a long lost event that just seemed to disappear without organizers or interested parties. Now, it’s officially back on. The Austin Texas Bike Stuff blog filled us in on the details, as well as the killer poster created to publicize the ride. If you are up for a fun (and maybe slightly mischievous) social ride that dates back to the good ol’ days, or if you’re just looking to achieve your inner Wooderson, this is the one to do.
The YNN Sports team tracked down a crazy bunch of Bastrop High School students who call themselves BOSS, or Bastrop’s Organization of Spirited Students. They serve as pep squad for the various Bastrop sports teams, but football season is their time to shine (not to mention their chance to get a front row view of the game). As the high school football season winds down, teams need all the help they can get to secure a spot in the playoffs and therefore a longer season. With help from the sidelines with BOSS, the Bears have an edge over other schools with mere cheerleaders.
And finally, we are only one day away from the Red River Rivalry game in Dallas (If you need help figuring out what kind of food to eat at the State Fair while you’re there, check out the Gut Bombs that await you). Burnt Orange Nation, as always, has the Longhorn love any loyal fan needs, along with quality commentary and opinion. Here’s a nice “Know Thine Enemy” piece, where they collaborated with Oklahoma’s blog, the Crimson and Cream Machine. Then there’s the 5 Keys to Watch for Saturday’s game, and a recipe for “Fried Egg on Face” for an OU school official. Sometimes ridiculous, slightly mean and always entertaining, BON is doing everything they can to get you ready for the game.