One of our most popular stories last year was this gem from BRO editor in chief Will Harlan about his first run sans clothes. Dare ya to try your own naked run in 2014…it’s part of our Ultimate 100 Challenge.They say 90 percent of life is just showing up, and that’s certainly true in running. Toeing the starting line is often the toughest part. For me, no starting line was scarier than the Fig Leaf 5K, a naked race at a north Georgia nudist colony.I had streaked across my college campus in a drunken blur, and I had once been dared to run a naked lap around a bar during a blizzard. But never before had I faced spectators and sobriety sans clothes.I waited until a few minutes before the start to disrobe. Instead of a race bib, my race number was written across my butt cheeks.Over 100 runners had gathered at the starting line. Many were top athletes from across the Blue Ridge. They seemed a lot less intimidating without their shorts.Still, I had plenty of reasons to feel self-conscious. How would I measure up? What if I was aroused by a beautiful female runner? Most of all, I was worried about the flop factor. How would my bait and tackle hold up to three miles of bouncing?It was a cold April morning in the mountains, and my twig and berries shriveled up as soon as I dropped my drawers. I joined the other nude runners at the start making jokes and milling around in the buff.“Weather’s a bit nipply this morning.”“Gonna run hard today?”“Nah…feeling a bit stiff.”At the starting line, it was hard to know where to look. Runners are always sizing up their competition, but this was nuts. I tried to stare ahead at the race course, but I felt like I was standing at a crowded row of urinals, trying not to glance.A crowd of stark-naked spectators—most of them from the nudist colony—gathered at the start. Cameras flashed as we took off. (I have no idea where those photos ended up.) For the first mile, I sagged back and dangled off the lead pack. Then around mile two, I made a hard sprint to the front.Freeballing had never felt so good. My junk jiggled and bounced, and my flabby bare skin rippled with savage delight. I felt primitive and raw. I was pure animal, unlocked from my self-conscious mind cage, running wild and free.I hung on through the final mile, though a heavy-breathing hardass approached me from behind in the final homestretch. I bared it all in a balls-out kick for the finish—and edged him by a hair.Afterward, I sat in the sun, soaking it all in. I had shed my inhibitions along with my clothes at the starting line. My mile splits and finishing time didn’t matter. It was the most fun I’d had running in a long time.Running au naturel exposed a naked truth: bodies are amazing—even the sagging, droopy parts. I vowed to spend more time in the buff, getting more comfortable in my own skin.No, the Fig Leaf 5K didn’t turn me into a nudist. I still wear shorts on my morning runs.But at least I’ve taken off my watch.
Published on February 13, 2019 at 2:25 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary Dordevic aggravated a foot injury in a practice in the week following the Orange’s scrimmage against Yale. The injury will require “a procedure,” Desko said, and though rehabilitation will potentially give Dordevic enough time to return towards the end of the 2019 season, Desko expects the now-sophomore to use a medical redshirt season to maintain his three remaining years of eligibility.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We feel it’s a big loss for us,” Desko said.Dordevic started all 15 games in the midfield for the Orange as a freshman last season, the most starts by a true freshman offensive player in over a decade, per SU Athletics. He recorded 20 total points, including 15 goals and five assists.The Orange return to action Saturday for a matchup with Albany, following their first season-opening loss since 2013 last Saturday against Colgate. Comments Syracuse sophomore midfielder Tucker Dordevic has been ruled out for the season, SU head coach John Desko announced Wednesday afternoon. Facebook Twitter Google+
The Warriors announced Sunday they have dealt big man Andre Iguodala to the Grizzlies, but Golden State added it plans to honor him in a huge way.The team stated that despite trading Iguodala for Julian Washburn, a future first-round draft pick and cash considerations, it plans to retire Iguodala’s No. 9 jersey. Andre, thank you 💙 pic.twitter.com/YTLF97fxwP— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) July 7, 2019Iguodala, 35, was huge in helping the Warriors win their first NBA title in 40 years in 2015 and earned MVP honors that year. Paul George pens emotional farewell to Thunder after Clippers trade Raptors coach Nick Nurse: ‘Can’t blame’ Kawhi Leonard for leaving “As we look back six years [after signing Iguodala], we actually underestimated what his value would be to our team, both on the court and in the locker room. In what has been well-documented, Andre sacrificed for the betterment of our team and, in one of the best stories of this journey …”He has been absolutely vital to our success during five consecutive appearances in the NBA Finals and three championships. We thank Andre for all of his contributions and look forward to seeing his number in the rafters at Chase Center,” Warriors co-chairman and CEO Joe Lacob said in a statement. Related News Jimmer Fredette leaves Warriors summer team after two games, ponders overseas options The likely reason behind the Warriors trading Iguodala was because he was supposed to earn roughly $17 million next season. With the team signing D’Angelo Russell to a huge contract, it needed more cap space.Iguodala averaged 7.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.1 steals in 413 appearances for the Warriors over the past six years.He was drafted ninth overall by the 76ers in the 2004 NBA Draft and spent eight years in Philadelphia before a short stint with the Nuggets, then landing with the Warriors.