Ahhh, Crazy 8s. Now there’s a card game I feel like I should know how to play, but I’m pretty sure I only played once when my grandma wanted to teach me, but I would rather have played Nertz so I phoned it in during a hand of Crazy 8s and then totally forgot how to play. But this picture makes it look so ZANY.
Ahem. Anyway, our countown of ridiculously hot hotties is really hitting its sexy stride. A lot of you commenters have wondered how our picks can get any hotter than the 11s, 10s, and 9s we’ve already posted. Let me assure you, careful consideration and a lot of research went in to choosing and ranking our hotties, so stick with us even if we’ve already featured your favorite. You might discover some new meat people!
My #8 is Eric Decker. He’s a wide receiver for the Minnesota Golden Gophers and a home-town hottie! He also does double duty and performs well at baseball (drafted by Milwaukee Brewers). I like a multi-talented guy!
Oh, Braylon Edwards. Never have I wanted so desperately to have a man’s babies while he’s reading a children’s book in front of a camera. Seriously, click on that link and watch it. It’s soooo cuuuuute! Oh, and open this picture, then this picture side-by-side. They were taken 5 months apart, but are basically the exact same photo. And they’re both smokin’ hot.
Andre Ethier – The best thing about the Dodgers’ surprising late- and post-season run is that I finally get to see Ethier play live without staying up past my bedtime. [Ed. note: Plus, he cooks! And blogs about it!]
La M Alana:
My number 8 is Tim Tebow. When he first started playing for Florida, I was skeptical of his hotness. He looked like GI Joe, I said, too square-jawed and smiley for me – I preferred pretty faces, like Chris Leak’s. Thousands of yards, nearly a hundred touchdowns, and absurd media coverage later – and after meeting him and feeling my face go like this: *o* – I concede the point. Tim Tebow is outstandingly hot and, as I once read a commentor say on this site, I would climb him like a tree.
My # 8 is the Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya. He’s another smoking hottie that I grew to love ogling during Fight Nights.
He looks even better bare-chested.
For the good of the Ladies I have generously removed one of the hotties from my list as he has recently been voted as our overall number 1. I wont spoil the surprise for you but that meant I had to call up a cutie from my bench. He may be ranked a bit higher than I would have put him otherwise, but I think the fact that my liking him goes against all that I find good and holy, and that I will probably lose my spot in Tar Heel heaven by including him on my list, and that I could never introduce him to my friends, the dirty-hot-factor is upped about a million points. So here he is, a minion of the anti-Christ, the former bane of the ACC, pine-pony rider for the Orlando Magic: JJ Redick.
[Ed. note: When this many Ladies… sit down and ponder their favorite sports hotties, it’s bound to happen that some of us pick the same guy, in the same spot. But is extra Braylon Edwards ever a bad thing?]
Braylon Edwards-Michigan man? Check. Hot? Check. Ability to completely run over Sparty thus keeping Little Brother down?
It’s Brad Vering, a Greco-Roman Olympic wrestler who has the 1-2 punch of beautiful eyes and a beautiful booty. It’s disarming.
Dallas Clark – He’s a giant stud tight end from Iowa who plays for the Colts. I met him once when we were both at Iowa and he’s a giant sweetie. His off-season house is in Iowa City. He’s beyond adorable.
Oh Ladies… very nice. I cannot wait for the rest of the countdown!
Twice the Braylon, twice the hot! I never really looked at him before. Nice choice, ladies.
Reddick – WTF?
OK, that Decker for the Gophers is hot! – and I just realized I sound like a teenage girl.
Glad to see Dallas Clark getting the love. Go Colts!
Braylon ought to stop applying so much butter to his gloves.
@Pam: Yes, he should. We could have much more fun with it otherwise.
/good dirty fun here
okay gretchen, you win this time!
Hi, I found your blog post through a search for “Nertz”. It is cool to see others that know about the game. I hope you don’t mind but I wanted to let you know about playnertz.com, the site for the National Nertz Association. There is a bunch of interesting Nertz information there and you can also find out how to play Nertz online there. I hope you will check it out. Feel free to join and also let your friends and family know. Thanks
Snoopy, I want to have children and live in Iowa City with Dallas Clark. Woo woo.
I also love that picture of JJ Redick. I find him attractive and I don’t care who knows it.
I must pay attention to Minnesota this year.
Nertzfan…online Nertz? Oh no. Nertz is no good if there aren’t hands being smashed in the middle of the table.
(Yes, I’m aware that I’m responding to a spammish comment. But I do loooove me some Nertz. My whole family is getting together this weekend, and you can bet we’ll be beating the crap out of each other over some hands of Nertz!)
Dallas Clark’s arms, JJ Redick, and Braylon Edwards. And we saw Alana’s “O” face – wow!
JJ Redick and Eric Decker, love it.
Minda, does your family play full contact Spoons, too? It’s not a Spoons game in my family until somebody’s bleeding.
GM, my family doesn’t play Spoons, but I do have a group of friends who does. It looks like wrestling and football and rugby, and not like cards at all.
My family playing Spoons gets incredibly violent. One time we had to play with plastic spoons and someone got their palm sliced clean open.
Alana-I had that same reaction the first time I saw a good pic of his face and saw the brunette twin of an ex of mine (Tebow has a much better bod though).
SA-Thank you so much for reminding me of the better days! And bonus Mike Hart and Jake Long w/Braylon! Mmmmm….
My in-laws play spoons and it is deffinitely full contact. Not mention the damage done to dining room tables and table cloths. God, I love Thanksgiving!
Mindi, sorry for the “spammish” comment. I also prefer real life Nertz games, but I was just trying to let you guys know that there are more of us that love Nertz out there. I am always surprised at how many Nertz players are out there, but at the same time I am surprised at how many people don’t know about Nertz as well.
We would love it if you would take a look if you haven’t already and maybe support Nertz your fellow Nertz players by joining the NNA on facebook or yahoo! It’s free – just a place for Nertz players to stay in touch and share experiences. =)
I love Eric Decker. Minnesota teams have a lot of eye candy.