In the US, we rarely have access to anything such as you describe; at least not in the mainstream; so, it's a rare chance to appreciate the human body as a work of art. Some of the photos are more successful than others; but, I'm glad that ESPN does the issue.
Kelly Slater used to be really hot; However, the nude picture of a 38 years old Slater running across the lawn reminds me of an old naked John Malkovich .
I don't think there is anything wrong with any of the pictures. For those who do, I simply offer the advice - don't click the photo links & don't flip through the magazine. Now we're all happy.
Thanks to apple I can't even see any pics.
I still can't understand how the photographer got all of the women on the polo team to look in the same direction while floating under water, keep covered and smile. Now that is a great photographer! OMG.
Anyway, even though I'm a prude myself, I think everyone looks pretty good in the photos and don't have a problem with the issue. I do think it's funny that they had Steve Holcomb in it. Good for him!
I don't think there's anything wrong with showing that athletes' bodies come in all shapes and sizes. I thought it was great to see the chubby bobsledder. the wheelchair athlete, and the senior citizen swimmer. In fact, I would have liked to see more diversity. What I noticed is that, aside from the people I listed, most of the bodies were fairly gracile. I would have loved to see a shot putter, a short track speed skater, a weightlifter etc. These athletes tend to have different bodies from tall, skinny volleyball etc players.
I also don't see how anyone can think that these "nude" shots were angled in a distasteful way. There is no gross mugging for the cameras, no extreme gonzo closeups of private parts. The way some are overreacting, you'd think Lysacek engaged in pornographic photography.
Last edited by museksk8r; 10-11-2010 at 01:52 PM.
Exactly spot on. This is a very diverse photo spread and we don't just get to see that often. There were many surprises, all of which I'm fine with. People often see athletes with bodies of Greek sculptures but that doesn't apply to all sports. Wasn't there a 4-month pregnant athlete on a curling team in Vancouver? It's a nice change up.
Link hereJockeys are required to have excellent balance, strength, cardiovascular fitness and specific handling skills all while maintaining a weight that will keep them in the race but not present a competitive disadvantage.
Riding thoroughbreds every day is very strenuous exercise, and jockeys can become very fit and trim simply from riding. However, most jockeys, or at least the younger ones just beginning training, engage in some strength, stamina and flexibility training to maximize their capabilities.
But the photographers don't seem to be interested in logic and reason. The goal here seems to be nudity for nudity's sake.
Here's my stupid question of the day. I can open up the site but I am having a hard time actually seeing the pictures. The pictures are too big for my screen. I've tried reducing my zoom level and changing my page size but I'm not having any luck.
Diana Taurasi >>>>>>>>>>>> All.