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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Willy View Post
    I think the photo looks really good. It actually captures his strength but also has a touch of grace about it. The only thing that gets me is where his left hand is.
    Don't you find the whole thing a rip off of the Australian magazine Black + White special editions, like Athens Dream or Sydney Dream? Although Aussies are clearly a little freer with their bodies and a lot more is shown.

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    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.

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    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 .

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azskatefan View Post
    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.
    ITA. I find the pictures interesting. Certainly not sexual in any way.

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    Thanks to apple I can't even see any pics.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbitz View Post
    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 .
    word.

    And I could have done without the two AARP members.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinclare View Post
    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.
    I thought they were separate photos put together to look like one shot. Just my guess.

    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!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by query5 View Post
    it is still nude-an untasteful
    you guys went nuts over michelles ifs magazine which showed her bellybutton.
    this is much worse.

    hate to break it you you-but all of espn nude shots are "tasteful"don't show the bits as you call it.
    but it is still degrading to both sexes-why show it,
    yes they are athletes, hard bodies, but they are also smart intelligent people .who have brains, emotions, muscle as well
    why show it. in the first place.
    yes i heard if you have it flaunt it, it is their bodies, there is nothing wrong with it.
    right, but what does it IMPLY, people are looking at what they can see, but imaging what the they Can't see. what is he telling future olympic gold medalist, you win show yourself nude . you have too if you want money,
    i know he likes himself well enough to show it , but not all can handle it .should he even bother. it also shows how skinny he is, yes he kinda has muscle but i don't see Him his personality, i just see his body that he is willing to sell for sex. so what is the difference between him selling his body for sex and a prositute both sell for sex, difference is Evan doing because he believes in himself enough to handle it , the prostitute probably can't and doing to make a living.
    also some people don't mind athlete showing their bodies some people do.
    should a child see this , up to parent, is it when olympic athletes bare their bodies is it up to a parent. yes to buy but what about being put on fan forums where parents don't regulate it 24 hours a day.
    you complained about michelle and katherina witt, and this is worse. sorry he shouldn't have done it, but than he exposed most of himself with ralph lauren so this didn't go much further.
    like i stated people are going to be conscentrating on what they can't see, rather than what they can.

    WTF???


    Quote Originally Posted by jen_faith View Post
    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 agree. Love the inclusion of different shapes and ages. Would have liked more.


    The human body certainly is marvelously beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norlite View Post
    The human body certainly is marvelously beautiful.
    Generally, I do agree and I have no problem at all seeing nude photography. It's disturbing looking to me though to see someone look as uncomfortable as Evan does in his photo, particularly the one with him in the runner's start pose. His facial expression with the furrowed brow does give the appearance that he feels violated. If it was the intent of the photographer to make him look that way, then I have to ask "WTF! was he/she thinking?!" I think if one is to pose (almost) nude and do it successfully, it needs to be done with confidence and full commitment. I would hope that if there is to be a next time for Evan (which is doubtful seeing as he clearly didn't feel at ease with himself), that he will "bring it home, gurl!"

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jen_faith View Post
    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.
    The 2009 issue included speedskater Allison Baver, shot putter Michelle Carter and weightlifter Cheryl Haworth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jen_faith View Post
    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.


    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indra486 View Post
    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.
    Last year, Jessica Mendoza of the USA Softball team (and the president of the Women's Sports Foundation) did the Body Issue while probably close to nine months pregnant: http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/200...ftball-500.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by azskatefan View Post
    The 2009 issue included speedskater Allison Baver, shot putter Michelle Carter and weightlifter Cheryl Haworth.
    Very cool. Wish they would have done the same for this issue too. How about a jockey? They're typically small but also physically fit/athletes

    Jockeys 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.
    Link here

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    Quote Originally Posted by museksk8r View Post
    I think if one is to pose (almost) nude and do it successfully, it needs to be done with confidence and full commitment. I would hope that if there is to be a next time for Evan (which is doubtful seeing as he clearly didn't feel at ease with himself), that he will "bring it home, gurl!"
    Exactly. That's why I think if the athletes wore some skimpy outfits that just covered what needs to be covered, they could have been freer with their poses and we would end up seeing more.

    But the photographers don't seem to be interested in logic and reason. The goal here seems to be nudity for nudity's sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jen_faith View Post
    Very cool. Wish they would have done the same for this issue too. How about a jockey? They're typically small but also physically fit/athletes.
    Alexis Solis was in the 2009 issue.

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    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.

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