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Need-to-Know Wednesday Struts the Catwalk!

Oh “The Rock.” You are a delight. Oh my gosh! That precocious youngster has put too many bubbles in the bath! What a hilarious mess! How are you going to get out of this one?

Ah – hello there, friends. Didn’t see you there. You caught me in the middle of watching my favorite movie, The Gameplan. You see, Dwayne Johnson plays an egotistical football player who discovers he has a daughter and…well, you just have to see it to believe it! But that’s neither here nor there. It’s good you showed up, because I see by the clock on the wall you’re due another Need-to-Know Wednesday.

Let’s go to the current world of tennis fashion for today’s jumping-off point, where noted supercutie, tennis champ and camera shiller Maria Sharapova has people buzzing about her latest outfit — and by “people,” I mean “people who for some reason care about tennis outfits.” At Wimbledon yesterday, the ‘Pova stunned stuffy British audiences by arriving to the court in what appeared to be a tuxedo-inspired outfit (see above). While this may breathe a little easier than Serena Williams’ infamous “rubber, saran wrap and steel” outfit worn by the American in 2004, it nonetheless sets new standards for sports fashion. I guess.

We here at Need-to-Know Wednesday compiled a short list of some of our favorite trend-bucking fashions throughout recent years in sports:

Walt Williams, Dallas Mavericks – Long socks (1990)

Ben Hawkins, Philadelphia Eagles – The “Dangling Chinstrap”

Earl Anthony, Bowler – Elasticless pants (1977)

Larry Bird, Boston Celtics – Poncho (1982)

Hideki Matsui, New York Yankees – Spider-man facepaint (2003)

John Daly, golfer – Jams and a kool-aid stained Batman logo t-shirt (1993)

Cal Ripken Jr., Baltimore Orioles – Parachute Pants (1985)

Michael Strahan, New York Giants – Bedazzled his helmet (2006)

Until next week, folks. Be good. Or be good at it! See what I did there? See? I changed it up so…oh, never mind. I’m going back to The Gameplan. You guys are on your own from here, but here’s a video for you of people hitting each other — but watch out for the language.


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Article written by C.M. Tomlin