Man Crush Friday
I thought I’d follow up on the discussion that took place earlier this week on how wonderful Fernando Torres is, alongside many other things, and highlight a couple more man crushes of mine. While I don’t expect this to become the next huge internet meme, if it does take off to any extent then maybe this could become a regular (fun?) feature.
To help, here’s a definition of ‘man crush’ from Urban Dictionary:
“The highest tier of a man’s love for another man, without having any sexual want towards the man.”
So, who do you idolise in the world of sport, who makes you sigh at their prowess, marvel at their skill, gaze at their cheekbones. Er, no. Not that last one. No. Never confused. Never.
You could make a strong argument that Federer is the complete tennis player, and on his way to being the best ever. It’s incredible that despite that, and so much success, he seems so grounded. And here is also one dapper man. I think I first developed a full-on man crush on him when he wore a crisp white blazer when taking the field at Wimbledon. Such a wonderful nod to tradition – and such style!
My main Mets man crush. Their best player, de facto team leader, and all-round nice guy. Just see his Wikipedia entry. I was very sad when I didn’t get David on my fantasy baseball team this season. Probably too sad. Maybe next year.
So, who is your man crush this week?
Federer by Squeaky Knees, Wright by Kidsire, both via Flickr
It’s Rafa Nadal, not Roger for me. Not sure why as Roger is the consummate professional and indisputably the finest open era player. But I think it’s Rafa’s physicality I admire, just as I did Becker’s, or McEnroe’s. Mind you, my all time tennis man crush would have to be the king of cool, Bjorn Borg.
Nadal is incredible, and the rivaly he and Federer have is one for the ages. And great call on Borg – probably the coolest ever.
John Daly! One of the true mavericks and characters in golf, well, in sport in general. And a fine figure of a man. Great pick.
Anyone else got any sporting man crushes this week?
I’d like to have a man crush on Andy Murray but he really should win a grand slam first.
Murray probably needs at least one of Federer and Nadal to be injured to have a chance, and even then would need to put in one hell of performance. I’m not sure if he’s consistently good enough…yet.
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My blog is littered with Fernando Torres comments and pictures – though my interest is slightly different as I’m gay!
A while ago I wrote a blog entry all about man crushes that you may find interesting.
Great blog you have here!
Thanks for stopping by! Fernando Torres appreciation, no matter what form it takes, is very welcome here!
I’ll be sure to stop by your blog and have a read. Thanks for the link.
I never thought I’d reply to a post like this, but for me it has to be Didier Drogba
Ha! I never thought I’d write a post like this one!
I see Drogba looking particularly manly on the cover of Vanity Fair with Cristiano Ronaldo. The latter has got rather upset about the cover, as they were photoshopped together, and he hadn’t envisaged sharing the cover with another man in his pants. Now, there’s a man comfortable with his sexuality!