Earlier this month Deadspin posted this article, Athletes you should bone instead of Cristiano Ronaldo, and my brother emailed it to me saying it seemed more appropriate for my blog than Deadspin; I’m inclined to agree so I thought I’d give it the attention it deserves.
It seems like everyone who left a comment (worth perusing by the way) had an opinion or two to share about overlooked athletes so I’d suggest a few as well. Let me know who you’d add to this list of athletes.
Jim Garoppolo is so handsome I might actually watch a Patriots game if Brady’s suspension isn’t overturned and he starts for New England.
How could a gay blog overlook Ben Cohen? I’m deeply suspicious that the Deadspin author has no idea what he’s talking about since he overlooked Ben.
I also have a bit of a crush on an Olympic athlete. The 27 year old Aussie bobsledder, Simon Dunn, currently lives and trains in Calgary, Canada.
So who else would you add to this list?
Friends know that I don’t care for football and in the I fall arrange my grocery shopping each Sunday to coincide when the New England Patriots play so I can avoid the normal weekend crowds.
However, living in Boston, it is hard for even someone like me to completely avoid the endless discussions about Tom Brady’s recent fine and suspension. I could not care less about the decision, but it has thrust the Patriot’s back up QB, Jim Garoppolo into the spotlight. I have to admit I had no idea who this guy was but I am developing a deep and abiding crush on this hunk. Does Mr. Kraft have a casting couch for signing quarterbacks? Is it possible the New England Patriots have two of the best looking men in the NFL? I think I’m in love.
It is baseball season so this seemed more than appropriate. Share a witty caption in the comments section below so my readers can have a good laugh.
It has been a while since I’ve posted a hmm… post but I think you’ll agree that this is deserving. Check out this clip of these two Rugby players below. The guy on the left is Willie Mason and the player who walks up to him is Korbin Sims.
Maybe this is how Rugby players say hello.
If you are excited about the Red Sox season, check out The Welcoming Committee (TWC). They are hosting a HUGE takeover at Fenway Park on May 21st.
If you are interested check out my write up and link to purchase tickets here.
Today is Patriot’s Day, a holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, but ever since 1897, Patriot’s Day has also been race day for the Boston Marathon. This year’s marathon marks the 119th anniversary of the Boston Marathon, making it the world’s oldest annual marathon. It is also one of my favorite days to be in Boston. Even though the weather this year is cool and rainy, I’ll be celebrating by watching the Red Sox at Fenway and cheering on the marathon runners as they come into Back Bay.
Check out Boston Magazine’s Boston Marathon Guide
My congratulations to all the runners and sincere thanks to the Boston Athletic Association, city of Boston, the volunteers and first responders who help to make this world class event such a special day to me and everyone else in the city.
Part of the Boston Marathon experience is the build up of excitement, starting the weekend before, as tens of thousands of visitors come to Boston ahead of the race, which takes place this Monday. One of those events that is fun to check out (and free) is the three-day John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo at the Hynes Expo in Back Bay. Last year, more than 100,000 attendees participated.
In addition to possibly meeting some of the world’s top runners and fitness enthusiasts, the Expo also offers an opportunity for bargain shoppers looking for health and fitness related apparel and products.
Where: Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street, Boston
When: Friday, April 17: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday, April 18 – 19: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM