Why USA Bobsled Needs Lolo Jones

Earlier this week, to the surprise of many, Lolo Jones was named to the Olympic bobsled team, despite having only been in the sport for a few years. The teammates she beat out and many independent observers believe it's a conspiracy on the part of USA Bobsled and NBC. Jones is there not because she's the better… » 1/24/14 9:33am 1/24/14 9:33am

Stop Coaxing Dates Out Of Famous People On Twitter, Please

Yesterday, a guy named Bubby Lyles accomplished an objective he started about two weeks ago. He acquired 150,000 retweets on a particular tweet, which meant he earned the opportunity to go on a date with Olympian Lolo Jones. Jones isn't backing down from her promise, either, so it seems that this will actually happen. » 7/05/13 4:15pm 7/05/13 4:15pm

Lolo Jones Won A Gold Medal (In World Championship Bobsled)

Lolo Jones still has yet to win a gold medal in the Olympics, but today, she added a new and extra random addition to her small pile of world championship medals—she now has two golds for 60m hurdles, and one for the combined bobsled-skeleton team event at the Swiss winter world championships. She was the brakewoman… » 1/27/13 5:10pm 1/27/13 5:10pm

The Time ESPN's Lynn Hoppes Debunked MediaTakeOut's Report That Lolo…

On Thursday, an exclusive came roaring across the front page of the internet: MediaTakeOut.com, long beloved and respected for its crack reporting and evocative headlining, had the exclusive. The full text of their Lolo Jones/Ndamukong Suh love story: » 9/15/12 5:50pm 9/15/12 5:50pm

Here's Video Evidence That Lolo Jones's Teammates Straight Up Do Not…

When we last talked about the Lolo Jones backlash, it was easy to get the impression that the New York Times had gone rogue, drumming up an antagonism where none truly existed, and repackaging quotes from Jones's teammates and an "expert" to serve as a mouthpiece for their own gripes. » 8/08/12 12:10pm 8/08/12 12:10pm

The Most Popular Theory On Why Lolo Jones Didn't Medal At The Olympics

Mortal enemy of The New York Times Lolo Jones came in a disappointing fourth place during the finals of the 100-meter hurdles today in London. Lolo Jones is also a virgin. Shockingly, there are a few people who think one has something to do with the other. Of course, missing out on a medal had nothing to do with her… » 8/07/12 11:55pm 8/07/12 11:55pm

What Did Lolo Jones Ever Do To The New York Times?

This morning's New York Times sports section has an article about Lolo Jones, the virgin hurdler you're probably somewhat aware of (if not, see here), titled, "For Lolo Jones, Everything Is Image." The thrust of the article is that the attention the media has lavished on Jones is not commensurate with her achievement,… » 8/05/12 11:07am 8/05/12 11:07am

Lolo Jones's Hurdling Excellence Explained In One Cool Visualization

Lori "Lolo" Jones is primarily known for two things: Being the most famous 29-year-old virgin on the planet and for being one hell of an Olympic hurdler. She's going for gold in London, but this visualization from The New York Times should be required viewing for anyone planning to watch her run on August 7. » 7/24/12 10:32pm 7/24/12 10:32pm