Everyone around me knows that I look forward to the annual ESPN Body Issue so imagine my spirit of lustfulness when the official photos were released yesterday.
I was happy to see the likes of Serge Ibaka, Larry Fitzgerald and Marshawn Lynch but it was Prince Fielder who really caught my eye this year. I know, he’s not the typical piece of eye candy for most folks but I love the fact that they decided to include someone who reminds us that there’s nothing wrong with deviating from society’s expectations and definition of what’s attractive.
You don’t have to look like an Under Armour mannequin to be an athlete. Just because you’re big doesn’t mean you can’t be an athlete. And just because you work out doesn’t mean you’re going to have a 12-pack. I work out to make sure I can do my job to the best of my ability. Other than that, I’m not going up there trying to be a fitness model.
I am all for this! But let’s not get started on my soapbox…
Catch a sneak peak of a few of the other featured athletes below and be sure to get your copy, on newsstands this Friday.