Excuse me while I drool.
Have you tuned in yet to one of the World Cup Soccer matches? If you haven’t, you’re missing a real treat – men from all over the world…in shorts. Physically fit men…in shorts.
I love soccer. I played the game for years, in college and later in a recreational league. Plus I coached all ages from Kindergarten to adults for years. Part of what I liked about the game is that it’s really all about finesse. It’s been said that soccer is a “thinking man’s game.” To play the sport well, you don’t have to bulk up or be seven feet tall. You don’t have to necessarily be fast. But you do have to be fit, trim, and agile. And while the game may seem complicated to the uninitiated, it really is just an advanced form of ‘keep-away’. The team that puts the most balls in the net wins.
While watching the sport I enjoy played at a world class level is great, what I really like are the guys. You see, even if you know absolutely nothing about the game, it’s great to watch. There are no helmets to hide handsome faces, no bulky shoulder pads or thigh pads. Just a shirt and shorts.
Some people complain that soccer is slow. But the pace of the game grants photographers the chance to capture and replay the action in slow motion. So when the a player lifts his shirt to wipe his brow, we get a nice peek at his abs. Watch closely the next time they show you a slo-mo shot of a slide tackle. Watch how the guy’s shorts ride up his thigh. Yum.
Yes, I know I sound like a rambling horn-dog, but I’m not the only one. My seventy-five year old mother called me today. First words out of her mouth, “That Donovan is good looking.”
To see a couple of the guys I’m talking about click on these two links:
Robert Green, England http://soccernet.espn.go.com/player/_/id/5112?cc=5901&ver=us
Landon Donovan, USA http://soccernet.espn.go.com/player/_/id/19107?cc=5901&ver=us
Or to search out your own soccer hottie, go to http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/
Click on Teams and Groups tab. Then click on any team, such as USA or England. This will take you to the team rosters. Click on a name and that will bring up a picture and bio.
Now, pardon me, the game’s about to start.