Monday, August 11, 2008

Beach volleyball bikinis

Ok Diane, I'm going to blog about the Olympics. They've yet to put the women's gymnastics on tonight so I just have this one thought about beach volleyball.

Why (I wonder) are the women's beach volleyball bikinis so darn small?!. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, I love them. I just don't get it.

Now I understand the need for different outfits for different sports. Believe me,.. You can't cycle in Montana with spandex on and not have a good reason... Here's a picture of me in my bicycle shorts. I've posted it before, but I can't go too many posts without throwing in a photo.

There are lots of reasons for the spandex bike shorts and the tight fitting jerseys. They are areodynamic and the shorts keep your legs from chafing against the saddle. The jersey's manange heat and sweat.

But I honestly don't get these little beach volleyball bikinis. Perhaps they just wear the skimpy bikinis just to keep the visual interest going on. I'm sure they could play just as well in running shorts and T shirts. What the heck?

7 comments:

Diane said...

Thanks Don!

Guess where beach volleyball is especially popular? Hermosa Beach, CA! I think the world championships for beach volleyball are right here in South Bay. So there are a lot of beautiful people here who compete in beach volleyball. And that's where the skimpy bikinis come from.

I would be so afraid of having a wardrobe malfunction I don't think I could wear one, though.

That's a good photo of you, by the way. You're an attractive fellow!

megancase said...

Well, I would think you would want something sleeveless when playing volleyball, since you're swinging your arms around a lot, so an ordinary t-shirt wouldn't cut it. But otherwise, I suppose it's just the tradition and the culture of the sport - it's BEACH volleyball, after all, and what do people wear to the beach?

don said...

Well I guess you guys explained it...

My next question is, why are basketball shorts so long ?!... :)

Megan said...

I was going to comment yesterday, but the day just got away from me. I have asked this very same question to two female professional beach volleyball players and received the same answer...PROMOTIONAL!

Sex sells. And these two players HATE it! It really is a shame, I think.

GO EY!!! This is your year for GOLD.

don said...

I suspected as much Megan. Perhaps they could start a new trend in beach volleyball attire. Um, you better not tell them that.

(That would be something if I were to cause the demise of the beach volleyball bikini,.. guys the world over would hate me)

I could go down in Montana infamy!

Ted Kaczynsky- the unibomber,..

don- caused the demise of the beach volleyball bikini,..

Great to hear from you Megan. I sure miss your blog. I go back there from time to time like an old hound dog, sniff around and then trot away with my tail down.

megancase said...

You might find this analysis interesting... http://contexts.org/socimages/2008/08/15/the-sexualization-of-female-olympiads/

don said...

Great page Megan. Kind of what I was getting at.

Hey, How about that Swedish wrestler,..