With his rugged good looks and chiseled physique, it should come as no surprise we’re fans of Thom Evans. Once we laid our eyes on him, we were instantly smitten with the former professional rugby player. You can’t deny he was smoking hot in his full-frontal spread with his brother Max in the 2010 Dieux du Stade calendar. Once again, he’s showing off all that hard work at the gym for his fans. Sadly this time, he’s not completely naked :(
Evans graces the November 2012 cover of Men’s Health UK. Every bulging muscle is on display, especially on those big beefy arms of his. If you like them, the 27-year-old hottie shares his secrets to building bigger guns in the issue. Check out a couple of pics and quotes from his editorial in the fitness publication below.
On Achieving His Physique
For overall definition, stair jumps are hands-down the best thing you can do. What’s more, you don’t have to be an athlete to do them and you don’t need any equipment. Each bound naturally makes you tense almost every muscle you’ve got – your lower body to force you upwards and your upper body to propel you forwards. I did this when I was on holiday for a fortnight and it got me absolutely shredded.
Having wrapped up the 2012 Summer Olympics not too long ago, we can now look ahead towards the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It seems like just last year that the Winter Olympics were here in our backyard and now the next one is only a couple years away.
One of the athletes that I wrote about following the 2010 Winter Olympics was New Zealand Short Track Ice Speed Skater, Blake Skjellerup. The athlete didn’t hide his sexuality while at the games, walking around the village hand-in-hand with his boyfriend, but he hadn’t spoken publicly about it until after the games when he had an interview with DNA Magazine. Skjellerup even went the the first ever Pride House at the games and was the first competing gay athlete to visit it as well. “I was a bit shocked that I was the first competing gay athlete from these Olympics to visit, especially since I wasn’t able to make it there (owing to scheduling conflicts) until after I had finished competing. But it was great to see such a thing. If I had felt like I needed a space to be myself away from the Olympic village, it would have been there. I hope the idea can grow from Olympics to Olympics.”
Given that he’s from New Zealand, the budget for Winter Olympics and Speed Skating is not the biggest so he needs some help in winning a “People’s Choice Scholarship” from AMP. The organization is offering $10,000 to help one Kiwi “do their thing,” whether that is opera singing, speed skating or whatever. He needs our support!
While logged into Facebook, it’s so easy and it takes literally one second as it’s your finger and one click of a button. Afterwards, check out some sexy photos of Blake below.
For this week’s Who’d You Rather, we decided to highlight two NFL quarterbacks that both play for the New York Jets, are both routinely featured in entertainment magazines, and are both 25-years-old. The hotties are Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez.
Tim Tebow is the backup to starter Mark Sanchez and aside from his football and his signature “Tebowing” stance (“the act of kneeling on one knee in prayer with one’s head resting on one’s fist), many have focussed in on the fact that he’s still a virgin. He’s a devout Christian that does a lot for various not-for-profit organizations. Tebow is currently single and looking.
Mark Sanchez on the other hand is not single. He’s actually dating 37-year-old Eva Longaria! You know you’re hot when you’re dating that bombshell! Aside from also being quite philanthropic as well, An interesting fact about Sanchez is that he’s a huge musical theatre fan. “I’ve become a huge fan of musicals since I’ve come to New York, and I’ve taken some heat from guys on the team, believe me.”
Check out some of their photos below and as difficult as it may be, vote on who you’d rather between the two of them.
For this week’s Sports Stud, I decided to highlight NFL hottie, Rob Gronkowski who is currently on the cover of Muscle & Fitness magazine for the October 2012 Issue. The 23-year-old is a tight end (hehe) for the New England Patriots and is a towering 6’6″ and 265 lbs. In June of this year, “Gronk” signed a six-year, $54 million contract extension which included an $8 million signing bonus, but leaves the 2012 and 2013 seasons of his rookie contract intact. Not too shabby!
He has so many hot pictures which I’ve included below, but one of my favorite things I’m sharing with you is in the form of a video. When ask who he’d “Marry, Bury, or F*ck” between Tim Tebow, Betty White and Rex Ryan, he chose to eff Tebow so he could take his virginity! Hot! Check out the pictures and his funny comment below.
Some of you have probably heard Jamie Kuntz’s story already, but for those who haven’t here’s a quick rundown. Kuntz used to play football for North Dakota State College of Science. When he was caught kissing his boyfriend in a press box during an away football game, he was kicked off the team. The school claims their decision wasn’t motivated by his sexual orientation, but Jamie feels otherwise. Here’s the official letter Kuntz’s head coach sent to him.
“Your actions on the evening of 9/1/2012, while representing NDSCS and the NDSCS football program, reflected poorly on the program. Your decisions and conduct on the night in question clearly fall into the “Conduct deemed detrimental to the team” category. Your actions/conduct during the game was a distraction to your teammates who were looking to the press box as the game was being played. This decision was arrived at solely on the basis of your conduct during the football game and because you chose not to be truthful with me when I confronted you about whom else was in the box with you. Any conduct by any member of the program that would cause such a distraction during a game would warrant the same consequences.” NDSCS’s head football coach, Chuck Parsons
Complicating matters even more is the fact Jamie’s boyfriend is 65-years-old. In this post-Sandusky world, eyebrows were definitely raised regarding their age difference. Kuntz is three times younger than his boyfriend. SB Nation’s Amy K. Nelson dives in to this story from all points of view, talking to Jamie, his teammates, and the school’s athletic director for the first time on camera. Especially moving are the reactions from Jamie’s family, especially his mother and sister who feared for his safety. Check out the informative piece below.
For those of you who subscribe to Attitude magazine via your iPad or tablet, you received a very special treat last week. The UK gay mag enabled their subscribers to download their latest issue early with a moving cover featuring the five shirtless Olympic hotties flexing and posing with their medals before fading from black and white into the color cover you see below. Man, do these guys know their audience.
The cover features five of Team GB’s hottest. Front and center is Greg Rutherford who took home gold for Great Britain in long jump. On his far right (our far left) is Steve Lewis. This pole vaulter didn’t medal but placed fifth after hitting a 5.75 m height. Beside him is Robbie Grabarz who received a bronze medal in high jump in London. To Greg’s immediate left (our right) is gold medalist Luke Campbell. Luke topped the podium in boxing in the bantamweight category. Rounding off the quintet is hottie Pete Reed MBE who scored a gold medal in the coxless four rowing.
The mag awarded these five the title of Fittest Men of Olympic Team GB and I have to say, I don’t disagree with their choices. The latest issue of Attitude is available for digital download on your iPad or tablet now and hits shelves tomorrow so make sure you pick up a copy. For a quick tease, check out the full cover below.
This week I decided to highlight ironman and five-time Coolangatta Gold champion Caine Eckstein from Australia. Surprisingly, I think this is the first ironman I’ve selected for a Sports Stud. This year, he competed in the Kellogg’s Nutri Grain Series (which he won), Australian Surf Life Saving Championships and also trained for some long distance ski paddling events. He is currently training for the Kona Ironman in Hawaii that takes place this coming October, followed by the Xterra World Championship race that happens two weeks after in Maui.
In addition to his regular competitions, the 26-year old was a finalist in this year’s Cleo Bachelor of the Year and a competitor in the most recent season of Australia’s Dancing With The Stars.
When you are an ironman, naturally your body is in tip-top shape – and his is. An ironman race is comprised of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bike and a marathon 26.2-mile (42.2 km) run, raced in that order and without a break. When you see his photos below, you’ll see just how incredible and chiseled his body is. Clearly it takes so much discipline and hard work to compete in the ironman, and clearly he’s got what it takes. Very inspiring!
This week’s Sports Stud is Francesco Totti, an Italian footballer / soccer player who is the captain of Serie A club Roma. This 35-year-old has spent his entire career at Roma, is the number-one goalscorer and the most capped player in the club’s history. Not only is considered as one of the finest players in his generation, he’s also considered Roma’s greatest player ever. Not too shabby!
He and his wife Ilary Blasi are often referred to as the Italian Beckhams. His wife used to be a showgirl but has since been the has been a co-host of Italia 1′s hit show Le Iene since 2007.
I’m actually surprised that I haven’t highlighted him as a Sports Stud before. He is one hot soccer player and when he’s on the beach, his package can barely be contained within his speedos. He is one “Hottie Totti” if you as me. Enjoy the pictures below!