Buttocks connoisseur Trent sent With Leather this gallery from NBC's Olympics website, and I must admit, I enjoy NBC's hard-hitting exposé on hand signals in women's beach volleyball. Each of the twenty photos in the collection was accompanied by this inside look into the sport:
Hand signals are frequently used by beach volleyball players to communicate to their partners. The signals — one or two fingers down, closed fist, etc. — generally let their partner know who should attempt a block at the net on their opponents' return.
I'm guessing hand signals are only used in women's volleyball, because the entire gallery is pictures of women players flashing the hand signals. It's a valuable addition to the serious discussion of women's beach volleyball, one that will only be defiled and defamed by villainous bloggers and blog commenters who talk about the women's buttocks that were accidentally captured in the photographers' lenses.
I say, those photographers and the mainstream media are journalistic heroes just trying to pass along information! It's a shame the way blogs denigrate the majesty of online journalism!