Some Olympic Photographers Are Leering Pretty Hard at Beach Volleyball…

Notice anything odd about this picture of an "unknown" beach volleyball player at the Olympics, other than the fact that it literally leers at its subject's midsection? For all the objectification of Ryan Lochte that's gone on recently, all pictures of him include, you know, his face rather than his junk. Ditto for… » 8/01/12 10:25pm 8/01/12 10:25pm

Lady Thighlights From A Day At The Races

[Mayaguez, July 25. Colombia's Yolanda Caballero, front, Puerto Rico's Rachael Marchand (441), Mexico's Madai Perez (373), and her teammate Maria Elena Valencia compete in the women's 10,000 meter race at the Central American and Caribbean Games. Image via AP] » 7/26/10 5:23pm 7/26/10 5:23pm

See Every Adorable O-Face From The World Cup

There's something particularly enjoyable about the ecstasy of soccer players celebrating their World Cup goals. So please do enjoy this collection of the happiest men on earth, each lost in their own man-love moment. It is delightful. » 7/13/10 10:35pm 7/13/10 10:35pm

World Cup Thighlights: In Celebration Of Pure Spanish Man-Love

In our last examination of perfection of the human physique, we present you Spain's victorious moments. The images need no comment, but the emotional pictures captain and goalie Iker Casillas shedding tears of joy may make you do the same. » 7/12/10 12:35pm 7/12/10 12:35pm

World Cup Thighlights: And Then There Were Two

Sunday in Johannesburg, Spain and Netherlands will compete one last time for gorgeous glory. Odds are on Spain to take the match, but who'll take your breath away? In our ongoing celebration of athletic perfection, this is the final showdown. » 7/09/10 6:30pm 7/09/10 6:30pm

World Cup Thighlights: A Tribute To Our Fallen Heroes

As we dribble our way towards the tournament's end, we've bid farewell to many gifted men. So we'd like to take a moment of (relative) silence to honor some of those whom we've most recently had to say goodbye. » 7/07/10 7:06pm 7/07/10 7:06pm

If You Had To Date One World Cup Semifinalist...

Nerve's Lindsay Cutler raises an important question: if, on pain of death, you were forced to make one of these strapping, gifted athletic teams your boyfriend, who would you choose? » 7/07/10 3:33pm 7/07/10 3:33pm

Spread 'Em: Your Daily Dose Of World Cup Thighlights

As most of you probably know, today is an off-day for our dear players, as the buildup for the World Cup quarterfinal begins. However, just because there's been a break in competition doesn't mean we have to quit our gawking. » 7/01/10 2:30pm 7/01/10 2:30pm

World Cup Thighlight Featuring A Genuine Butt Massage

There are plenty of images suitable for our usual roundup of athleticism, but then there's this: Paraguay's Paulo Da Silva getting an on-field massage. It's a gripping, telling look at the world of sports medicine. Click to seriously enlarge. » 6/30/10 4:45pm 6/30/10 4:45pm

HINDsight: Today In World Cup Glutes

We've focused on abdominals and legs — but mixing it up is getting more difficult, as footballers play with their clothes on. Nevertheless, we're going to try and praise the largest muscle on the human body: the butt, gluteus maximus. » 6/28/10 3:00pm 6/28/10 3:00pm

World Cup Thighlights To Carry You Through The Weekend

Today we've got lots of below-the-waist glory — not like that, pervs. Focus! Specifically, focus on Hendry Thomas of Honduras and Tranquillo Barnetta of Switzerland, amongst others. » 6/25/10 4:20pm 6/25/10 4:20pm

Why Shameless Objectification Can Be A Good Thing

When we drool over soccer players' bodies, are those of us who critique the objectification of women's bodies being hypocrites? No. And here's why. » 6/25/10 3:00pm 6/25/10 3:00pm

Your Daily World Cup Thighlights

Our attention spans yesterday were devoted to the complete awesomeness of Team USA's last-minute win — but there were plenty of other achievements worth noting. Take, for instance, this beautiful moment between Serbia's Dejan Stankovic and Aussie Marco Bresciano. » 6/24/10 3:00pm 6/24/10 3:00pm

10 Moments Of Pure Manlove From Team USA

Quite literally at the last minute, the U.S. scored a single goal against Algeria, ensuring their ascension to the next round of play. The ensuing celebration was unadulterated ecstasy, adorable boy-joy at its finest! Herewith, scenes from the cuddle party. » 6/23/10 6:20pm 6/23/10 6:20pm

Today In World Cup Thighlights

The U.S. just had an spectacular last-minute win over Algeria, which means we're going to the next round! But more on that later. First, in our ongoing study of the perfection of athleticism, a look back on yesterday's best moments. » 6/23/10 12:40pm 6/23/10 12:40pm

World Cup Thighlights: A Portuguesa

In honor of Portugal's epic 7-0 beatdown of North Korea (take note, Dear Leader), today's edition of the tournament's physical highlights will be devoted to the Selecção. And you can't talk about the Selecção without talking about Cristiano Ronaldo here. » 6/22/10 12:00pm 6/22/10 12:00pm

Your World Cup Weekend Thighlights

There were plenty of abs this weekend, to be sure — but there are so many other parts of the athletic form that deserve recognition. Like legs, those rippling staples of the beautiful game. » 6/21/10 12:30pm 6/21/10 12:30pm

Today In World Cup Abdominals: Get Me To The Greek

Dimitrios Salpingidis draws the obvious Greek god commentary — but oh, what we would give to be his buddy Giorgias Karagounis. Never wash that hand, friend. » 6/18/10 11:20am 6/18/10 11:20am

World Cup Player Loves Jordin Sparks And Webcams

Tomorrow at 10am EDT, our boys will face off against the Slovenians. So that you can best prepare for the game, we present you with U.S. midfielder Benny Feilhaber lip-syncing Jordin Sparks. No abs, but close enough. USA! USA! » 6/17/10 7:45pm 6/17/10 7:45pm