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Fugs and Fabs of the NBA Draft


The only sport about which I have less analysis might be baseball, but I can DEFINITELY weigh in on suits. I think the basketball players beat the football players this year in terms of variety, and thank GOD Andrew Wiggins got picked first, because he brought the most sauce of all.

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Royal Ascot, Day One: THE HATS


As always, Royal Ascot-goers bring it when it comes to the hat game. And this isn’t even Ladies Day! IT’S DELIGHTFUL. I love you all.

[All the Royals coming up next; don't worry, I would not neglect to bring you Prince Harry in a top hat.]

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Well Played, Jubilant, Oft-Toothless Men In Beards: The Los Angeles Kings Win The Stanley Cup


The juxtaposition of the Stanley Cup and the World Cup has been hilarious: In soccer, dudes drop to the ground writhing in agony and wailing if anyone so much as breathes on them. In hockey, they get hit in the face with sticks and pucks and bleed out all over the ice and just slap on a Band-Aid and get right back out there for their next shift. Even the hockey refs do that. They must watch soccer and be like, “Are you KIDDING? WE NEVER HAD IT SO EASY.”

All the playoffs were amazing — full of breathless hockey at its very fastest and best — but the Kings-Blackhawks series and then this Kings-Rangers series gave us twelve brilliant games, and I’m almost sad it’s over. ALMOST. Because we won. Behold inside: the beards, the bromances, the gums, Darryl Sutter’s facial expressions, the explication of my Magical Haterade and why I should get the Cup for a day, and a baby sitting in Lord Stanley’s trophy.

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Fugs and Fabs: The 2014 NFL Draft


Anthony Barr was not picked first. He did not attend the draft, or at least, he’s not in our subscription. He did, however, days before, attend an event at a Subway store that had SCULPTED HIM OUT OF VEGETABLES. (Apparently this has happened to other guys in the past, also.) Listen up, NCAA athletes: You, too, can someday be featured first in our draft slide, if you just make smart choices.

(Sorry I’m so late with this. Book deadline + ACK = I only watched the third day.)(But the third day was enough, because of Michael Sam, and if you haven’t seen the footage of him weeping and kissing his boyfriend then FIRE UP YOUR KLEENEX because it’s a doozy¬†and ESPN’s Trey Wingo smartly does not yap over it while it plays out, and that makes it so much more powerful.)(And he got a standing ovation from fans in all jerseys at the actual draft in New York.) (And also MMQB did a story on the drama of even getting the footage to ESPN, thanks to weather issues.)

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Fugs and Fabs: The Kentucky Derby, (Mostly) The Dudes


As often happens at the Derby, the dudes looked WAY snazzier than the ladies did.

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Vanity Fair Oscar Party Fug Carpet: Serena Williams


Why are there TWO dresses at this party with thigh details? By which I mean, the thigh IS the detail:

That might have been so pretty if it weren’t suffering continental drift.

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