Okay, so I cheated a little. Let’s just say that Buffalita was partying a little too hard on the last night of Hanukkah and didn’t get the post up in time. But I promise you this – I made it WELL worth your wait. Big finale – I give you the amazingly gorgeous Benny Feilhaber – center/midfielder for Aarhus Gymnastikforening (AGF).
Kickette.com featured this first picture of Theo yesterday and I decided this cutie needed more exposure. Those of you not into footy are missing out on this adorable young’un. He plays for Arsenal and the English National Team and has some gorgeous eyes. He’s adorable in that friend’s younger brother sort of way. And he rocks some serious ear bling. I stand by my theory that if he’s rocking good jewelry, he must hook up his lady friend with all kinds of ice.
Follow the jump for Theo in a suit and some gorgeous legs.
ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue is on stands soon but this picture of US goalkeeper Tim Howard was leaked early and it is glorious. He’s basically nekky, so he’s after the jump and probably not so safe for work. Enjoy!
I just discovered the beautimousness that is Dirk Bikkembergs’ underwear campaign in which he featured 11 footballers (soccer players)
Here’s a video that includes the lubrication of abs and golden underwear.
Follow the jump for some NSFW pictures!
Yesterday was the “Off Day” in the All-Star Break, or as it is sometimes called, The Day So Devoid of Major Sporting Events* that ESPN Invented an Awards Show Just to Have Something To Air. Because this year’s Off Day also fell just after the close of the World Cup, things feel particularly quiet this year. But that didn’t mean there was no athletic competition to enjoy …you just might have to leave the contiguous United States for some of it.
*Except the Tour de France , which ESPN doesn’t count since Versus has the rights and Lance isn’t going to win. That’s current leader Andy Schleck above. He’s from Luxembourg.
This week’s post is a bit more of a Hit and Run, but I figured with all of the hype around the All Star break, mayyyybe we should mention the fact that SPAIN WON THE WORLD CUP!!! Congrats to España, and also to Big Papi, who somehow managed to be pitted against Hanley Ramwhinerez and beat him in the final round of this year’s Home Run Derby 11-5.
Standings of the Ladies… World Cup Pick ‘Em Challenge going into the weekend’s 3rd place and Final matches:
1. Games Mistress, 37 pts
2. Wildfor9, 33 pts
3. Missmaegen, 32 pts
4.yosempai, 30 pts
5. Maggie/thistlewarrior, tied at 29 pts
As there are only two points left on the board, I guess I can claim victory. (Still, don’t let that stop you from making your final two picks — there’s a lot of potential movement left in the standings. Your pride is at stake!) Special mention should also go to Wildfor9, who was the only person to correctly guess both semifinal results, as well as Missmaegen, who beat everyone in the round of 16 by predicting 7 of the 8 results.
While we’re on the subject of soccer, individual awards, and scoring, let’s take a moment to review the current standings for the Golden Boot — the award given to the highest individual scorer at each World Cup. These standings are also quite close; it’s entirely likely that any one of these next four gentlemen could carry away that gold-plated Adidas up there.