Friday, July 7, 2006

Dodgy At Best: Equal Opportunity Tittilator

If you have been through these parts during the World Cup then you may have noticed a few non-soccer related photos. If you don't know me then you may think that I am the guy who buys and drinks Coors Light just because of the "Twins" ad campaign, when in fact I am not that guy - I just love beautiful women. Hell, I read The Broadsheet to keep up on women's issues (and you should too).

Anyhow, it has come to my attention that there are at least 5 women who peruse these virtual pages (not sure about gay men), so in the spirit of equal opportunity I wanted to present some visual manbeef for them as well.

Before the tourney I offered up a picture of Arsenal/Sweden midfielder and Calvin Klein model Freddy Ljungberg from one of his CK photo shoots. My sister suddenly became more interested in The Gunners and Svierge, so I offer up this gallery of Freddy photos from Spiegel's website, which claims that these photos were deemed too hot for TV outdoor billboards in Stokholm, which seems bizarre considering how progressive Sweden seems to be.

Additionally, she or anyone else can always just do a Google Images search for FL, like this.

A win/win scenario photo that should make everybody happy.

Next up - Team Italia, and their suggestively erotic ad campaign for Dolce & Gabbana, with not one but three near naked locker room pics, each one more sexually suggestive than the last. I can't think of any other team in the World Cup that would do a photoshoot like this one. Can you imagine Landon Donivan, Beasley, Eddie Pope, and the rest doing something like this? Methinks it would be a little to uncomfortably homoerotic for them. But in Italy, it's all about exuding sensuality and sexuality, and
Fabio Cannavaro, Gianluca Zambrotta, Gennaro Gattuso, Andrea Pirlo and Manuele Blasi have no such homophobic discomfort. Anyhow, enjoy ladies, methinks these photos might seriously affect who you root for on in the final.

Finally, I give you the German newspaper/magazine Stern, which has a massive library of World Cup manbeef photo galleries for your viewing pleasure. Knock yourselves out; shit, there's like 40 different photo galleries, shirtless, in uniform, in casual wear, in suits, you name it. You can even click on any of the 32 teams on the right to view pics of just their players.

If that isn't enough for you, then you can always go to the official FIFA World Cup site, click on any of the 62 matches thusfar, and browse through the photo galleries looking for hottness and post match shirtless men exchanging jerseys. A girl friend (notice the space) of mine commented to me that the postgame jersey exchange was her favorite part of the matches.

Talk about Mars & Venus:
Men: "That's a cool tradition."
Women: "Va Va Voom!"

Finally, to show that I am slightly deeper than superficial tittilation, here is an excellent article on the positive affect that women are having on soccer and vice versa.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

And we do appreciate the equal opportunities for droolage.

And I agree with your girl space friend. I'm a soccer nut and the post game swap is still better than anything that happens between the whistles. It's like a V-line smorgasbord.

And finally, in that first Italian pic, the guy on the far left is nailing the "trying-so-hard-to-stick-out-his-junk,-but-not-look-like-he's-sticking-out-his-junk while-sucking-in-his-stomach-and-looking-constipated" look.