Tag Archives: Sports Illustrated

2015 WWC: Really!?! With Seth And Amy

28 Jun

Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers reunited last week on Meyer’s show for a special rendition of their popular Saturday Night Live segment, “Really!?!” The topic? Sexist comments made by Sports Illustrated writer Andy Benoit about women’s soccer and women’s sports in general. Their conclusion? “No more tweeting Benoit. You’re too dumb.” Perfectly stated! Really!

– hopechaser

Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl To Speak in NYC

25 Jul

Thought some of you might be interested in this free event happening in NYC.

August 4: Varsity Letters  (more info link including upcoming speakers)

Gelf’s Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m., at Manhattan’s Le Poisson Rouge. At this free monthly event, hosted by Gelf, Bill Strickland and Grant Wahl will read from and talk about their work. Strickland chronicled Lance Armstrong’s return from retirement to compete in the 2009 Tour de France, and has added to his book in light of recent doping accusations against Armstrong. Wahl will describe his quixotic bid for the presidency of FIFA, the powerful and troubled governing body of world soccer. Please spread the word to sports fans and book lovers.

Event Details:

Le Poisson Rouge (Official site, map)
158 Bleecker St. (between Sullivan St. and Thompson St.)
New York, NY 10012
Blocks from A/C/E/B/D/F/M/N/R/1/6 trains

Doors open at 7.
Event starts at 7:30.
There is no admission charge.
Attendees must be 21 or older, as per Le Poisson Rouge rules. (Email varsityletters@gmail.com if you are under 21 and would like to attend. The farther in advance, the better; no guarantees.)