I was pretty harsh on ESPN Magazine’s 2010’s “The Body Issue” when Steven Holcomb’s godly physique was digitally altered. However, thanks to GE, he pinpointed me to ESPN Magazine’s “The Body Issue 2009: Battle Scars” which featured a close-up of Casey Hampton’s magnificent belly. Needless to say, seeing an almost-nude image of Mr. Hampton is an excellent way to win someone like me over — even though this was shot a year before the Holcomb-Gate fiasco. ^___^
Here is the link to the Flash Gallery of “The Body Issue 2009: Battle Scars”:
A good friend of mine emailed me this photo and it’s quite possibly one of the most amazing things I’ve seen all year. It’s a semi-nude photo of the Captain of the United States’ bobsledding team, Steven Holcomb. I am not quite sure where this photo was originally taken from, but when I checked out my ESPN Magazine’s digital edition, I noticed a big “change” that did not sit too well for me…
I am just glad that someone released that original breathtaking photo. Anyway, I just want to send a short email to ESPN Magazine right here…
Dear ESPN Magazine,
Why would you digitally manipulate someone’s physique in your yearly edition of “The Body Issue”? Does not that defeat the very purpose of you displaying the naturalness of your athletes’ bodies?
Please do not do this again. Thank you.
Will Secretary Of The League Of The Natural State Of Human Bodies Preservation
Okay, seriously, I’m not going to send that. There are more pressing issues in the world than getting all riled up about someone’s beautiful belly getting brutally and ruthlessly butchered by way of photoshopping… Okay, perhaps this is important to me. 😛