Neither, apparently, do the folks at Grantland (RIP).
Apropos: a few weeks ago, MTV announced a six-week special event called champs against retired pro athletes. And, oh yeah, NFL Pro-Bowler and stylish man Victor Cruz is hosting. Lavin, who’s been hosting this thing for over ten years, is a goddamn national treasure. He has an unending collection of logo hats and large t-shirts. Why is Victor Cruz, a veritable NFL all-pro hosting this six-week special event?
I’m also willing to bet that, on certain occasions, maybe when you were by yourself, late at night, with an open bottle of port wine (just go with this), you lingered there, marveling at the pressure-cooker of testosterone and alcohol-driven sexual inhibition that, combined, has created one of the most consistently ridiculous shows on TV.
Although after the incident, the popularity of Eilidh Scott greatly increased. I was eight at the time, but rest assured if I had a time machine the first place I’d go is my couch a few months prior to Y2K in order to watch whatever shenanigans these guys managed to get up to in international waters. Professional surfer Tia Blanco, Olympian Louise Hazel, professional snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis, Olympian Lolo Jones, former WNBA player Candice Wiggins, professional skier Gus Kenworthy, retired NFL linebackers Shawne Merriman and Kamerion Wimbley, UFC fighter CM Punk and professional snowboarder Louie Vito. What are the chances of, say, Lolo Jones and CT hooking up? It’s hard to imagine pro athletes getting drunk and hooking up with randos on national television. The booze is free and flowing and there’s nothing else to do so you might as well get drunk and let loose and make out with the cute guy from , right? Also, last season witnessed an all-girl love triangle involving a Staten Island EMT with a weird peanut butter obsession, a reclusive bully and her former victim, who administered one of the most infamous back-of-the-bus HJs in reported history; sexual relations between a guy named Hunter and a girl nicknamed “Smashley”; and an adult who experienced some post-coital bedwetting. A very specific game, sure, involving eating bull testicles and running, high-stakes Soduku puzzles, simple tasks performed at great heights, middle-school-level trivia and calculated backstabbing and rolling heavy objects up hills. When pro athletes get drunk and hook up with randos, they usually have the courtesy to do it in private, or at a strip club. Camille Le Noir thought she'd landed a dream job last year, an entryway into the competitive world of coaching college basketball.She was a former player herself, having starred at the University of Southern California.