ESPN Magazine’s annual “Body Issue” is certainly delivering the goods for 2015. Earlier the magazine leaked photos of Stan Wawrinka flashing his baseline, and now they’ve released video of the photo shoot with three offensive linemen from the Indianapolis Colts — Jack Mewhort, Todd Herremans, and Anthony Castonzo — showing some serious thigh meat.
Posing in the Body Issue is a major accomplishment for athletes, as it features some of the biggest big-name professional sportsters showing off the muscles they earned after years of training. All the nakedness is certainly a thrill to see, but really the photos are a celebration of the physicality it takes to be at the top of your game; and because each athlete’s game is different, their bodies have achieved unique shapes for what they need. The results are refreshingly imperfect, unique, and dare we say it, sexy. Yeah we said it. Big, hairy menfolk getting nekkid with each other is sexy.
After watching the video below of The Three Bears flexing au naturel, revisit one of our favorites, the 2012 issue with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Goodness, how those “tight end” jokes linger in a situation like this.