Okay, I’m going to make a statement that some of you might not agree with. I might be more excited about the ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue than the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. I can hear some of you calling me names and first off, that’s just mean, man; but hear me out... Well, you can't exactly hear me, but look at these photos and tell me they aren’t awesome.
Don’t get me wrong, the world’s hottest women in the world’s sexiest bathing suits together in one of the world's greatest magazines is amazing, but there is something about seeing the bodies of some of the best athletes in the world that I find incredibly sexy and possibly sexier than supermodels in bikinis. Since I can’t really put it into words, I’ll just let the images speak for me.
Swimmer Natalie Coughlin
LPGA golfer Sadena Parks
Olympic field hockey forward Paige Selenski
Gymnast Aly Raisman
Olympic archer Khatuna Lorig
Skateboarder Leticia Bufoni
Track & Field hammer thrower Amanda Bingson
Heptathlete Chantae McMillan
Volleyball superstar Gabrielle Reece (and... David Lee Roth? Question Mark?)*
USA Women’s Soccer World Cup Winner Ali Krieger
Wakeboarder Dallas Friday
WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Yevette Griner
I’m not trying to take anything away from swimsuit models, but damn these ladies are hot as hell. Not only are these women at the top of their profession, but they are all stunning. That’s an extra level sexiness that no one can deny, not even David Lee Roth.
* Ok, it's Laird Hamilton.