If the children are truly our future, then we’re in good hands. At least in the state of Colorado we are. You Can Play, Colorado! encourages high school students, teams and schools to enter a statewide video contest that documents their commitment to the idea that great teammates are judged on heart, talent and skill, not race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other potentially discriminatory traits.
Watching these kids from Denver East High School truly warms the cockles of my heart. It’s fantastic that kids aren’t afraid to take a stand against discrimination for the entire world to see. Check it out below.
I had intended on featuring someone else for this week’s Sports Stud post, but thanks to a nude photo leak, you will be treated to this sexy Olympic Pole Vaulter.
His name is Andrew Zollner and he is a Championship Pole Vaulter. Somehow his nude photos/selfies surfaced online today and they reveal that he also has a very Olympic sized pole between his legs. It’s quite impressive.
The athlete went to the University of Illinois and according to his Facebook profile, he worked for the United States Army. Woof. Check out the photos below!
If you thought their 2014 calendar preview pics were titillating, wait til you get a load of the video. Ay caramba! It’s almost enough to get me to join a rowing team. Almost being the operative word. There’s no way I can get my ass up early in the morning to row in the frigid Fall weather. Hell no. Perhaps, I could be persuaded if my local rowing team had the calibre of hotness as the Warwick Rowing Club ;)
Ever since I saw this clip earlier in the clip I’ve wanted to share it, but since it’s on the risque side, I saved it for the weekend. Once again, the boys are donating a portion of the proceeds to charity. This year, it goes to Sports Allies, a new programme developed by the rowers themselves in partnership with a registered charity, Educational Action Challenging Homophobia. Watch the boys stroke their
poles oars all for the greater good. Happy viewing.
New club location in the city’s downtown core now accepting memberships!
Hard Candy Fitness®, the global luxury fitness brand in partnership with Madonna and New Evolution Ventures (NeV), today announced the October 31st opening of Hard Candy Fitness Toronto located at 382 Yonge Street. The exquisite 42,000 sq. ft. facility is the brand’s first club in North America and the largest of all current Hard Candy Fitness gyms whose current locations include Rome, Sydney, Santiago, Mexico City, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Berlin.
“We are very excited about the opening of Toronto’s new Hard Candy Fitness,” said Leonard Schlemm, chairman and co-owner, of Hard Candy Fitness Toronto. “The club is in one of the city’s most beautiful condominium towers in arguably the most vibrant neighborhood in Toronto.”
With the recent release of the Dieux Du Stade 2014 Calendar preview, I thought I would highlight one of the hotties from the shoot. This week’s Sports Stud is Olivier Giroud, a French footballer who plays for English club Arsenal in the Premier League and the French national team.
The 27-year old is known for his size (6’4″), physical style of play, his heading ability (hehe), his shot power, and his strength. This sexy Frenchie has shirtless on the cover of several magazines including, Tetu and Men’s Health. I’ve included a few of these covers below.
I’ve also included a video of when he and fellow teammate Mathieu Debuchy kiss on the field. You may recall that I included this video quite a while ago in a Sports Stud feature on Debuchy. In case you missed it, the video is also included below. Enjoy!
Not since my childhood have I wanted so badly to head to the zoo. If those attractions had these sexy studs on exhibit instead of captive animals, I would frequent them more often. Seriously, aren’t rugby players the best. They aren’t afraid to show off their hard bodies at a drop of a dime. Just look at the annual Dieux du Stade calendar and a recent testicular cancer awareness clip as evidence.
Paignton Zoo enlisted players from the Exeter Chiefs to front their new ad campaign. Justin Blanchet gets his stripes on as a zebra, while his brother Sam goes the cheetah route. Fetu’u Vainikolo is a graceful gazelle, but my favorite Matt Jess is fittingly enough, a mandrill. Dude can drill this man anytime ;) Photographer Phil Mingo captured the boys as their beastly alter egos. Check out a few pics below.
With NHL Hockey season underway, my mission this week was to find a hottie from the sport that I haven’t featured yet in a Sports Stud post. The difficult thing with hockey is that more often than not, they don’t have many pictures available – well, the kind that you want to see at least. That being said, I managed to select one that does: Paul Bissonnette.
This week’s stud is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and currently plays Left Wing with the Phoenix Coyotes. The 28-year old previously played for the Pittsburgh Penguins and is originally from Welland, Ontario. He tower’s at 6’3 and 230 lbs (at least in comparison to me… everyone is taller than I am). Due to his blunt and entertaining tweets, he is quite popular on Twitter (@BizNasty2point0), with almost half a million followers.
Recently, Bissonnette was given an automatic 10-game suspension for going after LA Kings forward Jordan Nolan after his hit on Rostislav Klesla during the pre-season game September 15. The suspension has since been reduced to three games and he had to pay $11,346.15 US instead of $37,820.51. Anyway, check out his photos below!
Because this writing style is all the rage.
Look, this informal lead sentence will prepare you for a meta-conversational article which is persuasive because we’re just two buddies kiki-ing, here. Nothing scary about that, right?
With that out of the way: I’m not a huge CrossFit zealot. I’m a skeptic by nature, who CrossFits because it works for me. I wanted to be fit and look good, now I am and I do. I don’t eat paleo, I compete casually, and I only talk about CrossFit when people ask me how I got it like that.
But it seems to have become ok for people who don’t do it to hate on it, and I’m not sure I understand why that is, except maybe people who haven’t got it like that tend to resent people who do, and maybe they know a few douchebags who give the whole community a bad name, and maybe they’re too intimidated to try it themselves.