For this week’s Sports Stud, I’ve chosen to highlight a handsome fellow from Major League Baseball who plays for the San Francisco Giants. The hottie is 35-year old Barry Zito, a pitcher for the team.
Outside of baseball, Zito plays guitar, surfs, and practices yoga. He’s done some acting and an interesting fact is that his uncle is TV actor, Patrick Duffy. Zito also founded the charity ‘Strikeouts For Troops,’ a charity that provides comforts of home and works to lift the spirits and morale of injured US Troops and offers support to military families. Zito is also and LGBT ally, having participated in the San Francisco Giants ‘It Gets Better‘ video.
A scruffy/handsome professional athlete who can sing & play guitar? Yes please! Check out some pictures and videos of Zito below.
You’ve undoubtedly heard of Brangelina, TomKat and Bennifer I’m sure. There’s a new pop culture portmanteau taking over the interwebz… Linsons. Meet Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons aka the most adorable bromance in the NBA.
The Houston Rockets teammates have blown up on the internet with their very public displays of affection. From their secret handshake to their longing stares, everything has been documented on tumblr pages and fan fiction sites. Even though they make NBA-sized salaries, Jeremy even stayed on Chandler’s couch because his furniture hadn’t arrived yet. Like he couldn’t afford a hotel.
I don’t like to speculate on people’s sexuality, but there’s something definitely going on besides being BFFs. Jason Collins paved the rainbow way in the NBA. All the cool kids are doing it ;) If they aren’t dating, they really should. They are friggin’ adorable. I wonder how Lin’s previous BFF, former New York Knick teammate, Landry Fields, feels about losing out his buddy to Parsons ;) Check out plenty of incriminating photos below.
Alright, this week I’ve decided to highlight another athlete from CrossFit and actually a past winner of of the Reebok CrossFit Games, earning the title of Fittest Man On Earth in 2009. CrossFit is described as “constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement”. With what Salo does for a living, it couldn’t be more true. When he’s not doing CrossFit, Mikko Salo of Finland is actually a firefighter – which as you know is a very dangerous and physically demanding job.
Salo (33 yrs old) has been a CrossFit idol for many people since he dominated the 2009 Crossfit Games. He is competing again this year and may people believe he has the potential to claim the title once again. I’ve been doing CrossFit since January and it’s one of my favorite things in my life right now. What Salo is able to do is pretty freaking incredible. Aside from Salo’s impressive accomplishments, he’s a very handsome guy, obviously has a great body, and is overall very easy on the eyes.
I’ve included several photos below as well as a few videos of him in action. In fact, one of the videos is actually a documentary on him if you have the time to check it out. Enjoy!
For folks who don’t put too much stock into Forbes’ multiple Top 10 lists, the publication’s latest rankings will have you scratching your heads. How can Tim Tebow, who recently got cut by the New York Jets after only one season, which he spent mostly warming up the bench, be the Most Influential Athlete? Definitely casts doubts on the credibility of the publication’s lists. Hopefully for Tebow though, NFL teams catch wind of this honor. Someone needs a new gig. How did Tebow land the top spot? Here’s EW.com’s explanation:
“When Stephen Master, Nielsen’s Senior Vice President of Sports, explains the methodology behind the list, which Nielsen compiled with E-Poll Market Research, it becomes more clear that “influential” is a very pliable term. Their survey asked a sample population of the United States to identify famous athletes by name and face in order to measure Awareness and Likeability Appeal, and then asked respondents to associate the jocks with key personality characteristics, like Fashionable, Good-looking, Funny… and Influential. So Influential isn’t even what’s being measured in this study; it’s the perception of being influential that’s crucial. Essentially, 29 percent of the people surveyed think Tim Tebow, whose outspoken Christianity has won him a fervent following, is Influential. (Twenty-five percent gave Michael Phelps the Influential stamp of approval, as opposed to 18 percent for LeBron James.) That perception does have some value, even if it’s a watered-down metric, especially to corporations who are trying to find the right celebrity to connect their product to a specific audience.”
Find out who Tebow topped on the list. It’s an impressive bunch that includes former Olympians, future Hall of Famers from soccer, baseball and basketball. Check them out below.
The featured Sports Stud this week is Brady Quinn, backup quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. He only just signed on as the backup to QB to Russell Wilson on April 11 of this year. The handsome football hottie has previously played for the Kansas City Chiefs, the Cleveland Browns and the Denver Broncos. Prior to that he played college football for Notre Dame. While there, he graduated with dual degrees in political science and finance.
Brady Quinn is 28 years old, 6’3 and 235 lbs… basically what I’m trying to say is, “Hello to you, big boy ;)” He’s been featured in many magazines, including Men’s Health and I’ve included some of those photos below. Enjoy!
Jason Collins’ historic coming out not only put the spotlight on the NBA, but on other sports as well. Up until then, there had never been an openly-gay active player in any of the major sports leagues – NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL. Though outside the big four, tennis has also never had an active “out” professional men’s tennis player. Inspired by Collins’ public outing, two former tennis pros have taken a stand against homophobia in sports.
Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish become the first male tennis players to join Athlete Ally. The organization is a nonprofit sports resource encouraging all individuals involved in sports to respect every member of their communities, regardless of perceived or actual sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, and to lead others in doing the same. Sexy wrestling stud Hudson Taylor founded the nonprofit back in 2011. Check out Roddick and Fish’s statements on why they joined below, along with a video posted by Athlete Ally thanking Collins’ for his courage.
One of my favorite online retailers, Mr. Porter, has teamed up with Equinox Fitness which is launching here in Toronto next month.
This is a unique take on advertising as both companies share expert advise on a well lived life when it comes to fashion and fitness. We all know that a fit physique makes for a great frame for amazing clothing.
In the clip Chernow, who is co-owner of the team behind the Meatball Shop chain of eateries, is followed in his daily routine, from breakfast to biking around Manhattan and finally a workout at the end of his work day.
For this week’s Sports Stud, I decided to highlight 23 year old (24 in July) Welsh footballer/soccer player, Gareth Bale. Aside from the fact that I find soccer players to be super hot (legs!!), I was inspired to choose a soccer/football player because I myself and some of my friends are starting up a new season this week and I’m pretty excited.
At the moment, Bale plays for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Wales national team as a winger. He’s been a stand-out player over the last few years and has really contributed to the Tottenham’s success domestically and in the Champions League. He lives in London with his high school sweetheart Emma and the two have a daughter together that was born this past October.
Check out his photos below. He’s got beautiful eyes, a great body, and those sexy signature soccer player legs that I love. Enjoy!