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Christian Cantwell: Gold Medal Winner Of WAC 2009 In Berlin

Christian Cantwell wins the gold medal during the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany.  My personal favorite, Reese Hoffa, did not do to well during the competition, but it’s great to see Mr. Cantwell getting the gold.


Thank you to HBL01 for pointing this video out to us.
Adam Nelson, Reese Hoffa, Ralf Bartels, Christian Cantwell, mmm, mmm, mmm…

And what happens when you win the gold?  You flex your muscles, of course.  Here are some gorgeous photos of Christian in all of his arm flexing glory…

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While Eating M&M’s Peanuts, I Thought Of Manuel Martinez

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While I was at work last night, I took a break and bought M&M’s Peanuts from a vending machine.  I was the only one in the break room at the time while enjoying the hospital-like quiet sound, save for the low and constant buzzing of the refrigerators.  And as I ate my candy, I thought of Manuel Martinez as I stared at the two Ms on the yellow packaging.  I then thought about my obsession with correlating everything I would see with big, bearish men.  It then led me to a minor philosophical moment where I started to dwell on the very basic foundation of human life: “appetites”…

We literally & non-literally want and need someone and something and it’s this constant “appetite” that would keep us going.  I then thought of the much-abused archetypal image of the Ouroboros where the dragon or snake forms a circle by swallowing its own tail.  That even in its basic sense, the “act of eating” of the Ouroboros is the only “feasible” visual action that can represent our oneness with ourselves — how the people and things we lust are eventually and ultimately unimportant for we are our own unique self, a vessel of isolation, and the actual contents of that metaphorical fruit of knowledge…

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Lol, yeah, that’s a WTF-moment there if any.  I had to get that out of my system, and to make up for my propaganda, here are photos of the ever-woofy Manuel Martinez.  I still don’t know when his film Estigmas is coming out, but here are more images from it as well as more shot put photos.

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Gotta add this video…  This man is unbelievably beefy, it’s crazy.

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Two Woofy Tuesday (Beary Yummy Seconds): Manuel Martinez

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Two Woofy Tuesday is on a brief hiatus and in its place is Beary Yummy Seconds (I have a Filipino accent, you see).  Also, this is a way for me to finally voice my own opinion on who I would have voted.

The very first poll was the popularity contest between shot putters, Manuel Martinez and Christian Cantwell.  Unfortunately, I was still learning with running the polls so I prematurely ended the poll the very next day instead of next week.  Nevertheless, I tracked the poll until the following week and Christian won all the way.  As for who I would have voted, I would have picked Manuel Martinez, hands down.  Christian definitely possesses that perfect bear physique, but Manuel has this beefy and stocky build that’s covered with magnificent fur that never fails to wow me.  I definitely can’t wait to see him in his acting debut.

So on today’s Beary Yummy Seconds, we have Manuel Martinez for your visual delights…

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Woofy Winner Wednesday: Christian Cantwell

Based on the emails, comments, and poll (99-64), Christian Cantwell is our winner.  I did not vote myself, but if I did, I would have voted for Manuel Martinez.  Still, that was definitely a tough choice as Christian is undoubtedly a magnificent bearish specimen of a man,  And being the winner, here are some photos of the sexy Christian Cantwell.

[NOTE: Christian is the winner based on yesterday and part of today’s votes.  Most of the polls I put out will always be open for new blog visitors…  So who knows?  The poll results might eventually change…]

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Two Woofy Tuesday: Manuel Martinez Vs. Christian Cantwell

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My obsessive voting habits for Dancing With The Stars have inspired me to do a “Woofy Challenge” of sorts.  This is all in the name of good fun and a way for me to see who you guys and gals tend to find “more attractive” (i.e., “woofier”).

Today’s Two Woofy Tuesday’s theme is “Shirtless Bearish Shot Putters”…  So who’s woofier?  The furry and beefy Manuel Martinez or the bulky and massive Christian Cantwell?

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Manuel Martinez: Shot Putter And, Now, Actor

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This is fantastic news indeed.  Shot putter, Manuel Martinez (official site), is currently involved in the final week of filming for the comic book adaptation of Lorenzo Mattotti’s Estigmas (original site here; official site).  The film is directed by Adan Aliaga Vallencia (original site here).

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We will finally get to see this massive bear of a man in his film debut (does his 3-second television appearance in Cachorro [Bear Cub] count?).  The film is scheduled to be released in either January or February of 2009.

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I am very intrigued with the premise of Estigmas.  Here’s a brief (and somewhat poor) translated description:

The crab-producing films has decided to make a radical bid to Europe with the comic adaptation of the audacious, brilliant, and critically-acclaimed “Stigma” by Lorenzo Mattotti (drawing) and Claudio Piersanti (dash).  “Stigma” is the story of the loneliness of a man marked by a tragic fate, the emergence of some sores on his hands that he represents God and that it enclosed in a world of madness.

[SOURCE: Blog De Cine (translated version)]

I definitely can’t wait to see this.  In the meantime, here are some more photos of the superbly woofy, Manuel Martinez…

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Justin Anlezark: “Who Would You Turn Gay For?”

My good friend, Jibreal, who had introduced me to Autralian shot putter, Justin Anlezark, has just emailed me some cool photos (updated with creative photo titles) and a link to a YouTube 60-second interview where one of the questions was: “Who would you turn gay for?”

Love the accent.  Unfortunately, I was not familiar with the person’s name he mentioned to answer that provocative question…

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2008 Olympics Men’s Shot Put Final

Alright, no spoilers here, but the results were very surprising and truly punched then kicked my arrogant American pride and ego…  Here are just some awesome photos of Reese Hoffa, Christian Cantwell, and Adam Nelson from the 2008 Men’s Shot Put Final (courtesy of Daylife.com).

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Justin Anlezark: Australian Shot Putter

Thanks to Jibreal, he had pointed me out to Australian shot putter, Justin Anlezark.  Just when I thought that only the American Shot Putting Trifecta of Reese Hoffa, Christian Cantwell, and Adam Nelson are the only ones who are going to be at the Olympics (I’m calling “Clean Sweep” — lol), I find out that there are actually other shot putters out there!  -_^

Justin Anlezark has quite a trying tale for his road to the 2008 Olympics (check it out here).  Stories like that bring me back to my discussion on why I kinda hate sports, sometimes.  But at the same time, these are just the very stories that would truly evoke the power and wonder of the human spirit.

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Christian Cantwell: Jackpot. Again.

Photo from The New York Times
(Big thank you to the woofy Big Fat Hairy Dave
for spotting this awesome photo
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And here are some newer photos of Christian Cantwell in JAMD.

Get your recording equipment ready.  The Olympics is about to begin…

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Reese Hoffa: Jackpot

Reese Hoffa gives advice on shot putting.

More importantly, there’s a clip of him shot putting… get ready for it…

Shirtless.

I can die now.

[EDIT: I have been reanimated to provide you guys and gals a collage from that awesome video clip…]

That top-right image came from The University Of Georgia: Georgia Magazine.

[EDIT AGAIN: I just noticed YouTube’s “Watch in high quality” option.  So here’s the high quality version collage that made Mr. Hoffa even wider.  And that “slimmer” photo of him in the red shorts is from a 2004 article from AugustaChronicle.com.]

And while Hoffamania is going wild, make sure to check out NBCOlympics.com for many more Reese Hoffa videos and interviews.  My personal favorite is “The goofy and talented Reese Hoffa.”

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Reese Hoffa On The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

What a heartwrenching and inspirational interview.  That’s all I can say about the personal story he has publicly shared with us.

Other than that, Mr. Reese Hoffa is still looking as woofy as ever.  I’m cheering on for him to win the gold.

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Reese Hoffa: Of Rubik’s Cube And Awesome Cuteness

These photos of the super woofy shotputter, Reese Hoffa, are just way too cute for words.  Awww…

Wait.  It gets better.  Here is a video of him solving the Rubik’s Cube…  So what makes it even better?  He’s wearing an “It’s A Liger” t-shirt.  LOVE.  (Or should I say “Pretty much my favorite animal”?)

Here’s a great Wired.com article on my favorite shotputter and how he loves to skateboard and play video games.  Surprisingly, he loves the Metal Gear Solid Games.  Wow!  Is it possible for me to fall in love with him even more?  Apparently so!  ^_^

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Manuel Martinez: Agony Of Defeat


Manuel Martinez, Premature Goodbye In Valencia
(original Spanish version)

The truth is, I kinda hate sports.  Sometimes.  You can call it what you want: “friendly competition,” “friendly rivalry,” and other “friendly” oxymoron you can think of.  The point is, there is a winner who achieves glory and fame while the loser suffers through anguish, pain, and even humiliation.

Take this photo for instance:

Manuel Martinez is definitely one of the sexiest bearish shot putters out there.  Seeing the painful effects of losing on such a model of perfection do sting me a bit.  (And my libido wants to rudely interrupt that the above photo — I’m sorry, Mr. Martinez — is just smoking hot.)

I don’t think I can ever empathize about spending most of your life on something then fail at it when it mattered the most.

And as Manuel Martinez loses at the 12th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Valencia, the following American duo rose to become the dominant winners: Christian Cantwell and Reese Hoffa.  And even though my personal favorite, Mr. Reese Hoffa, placed second to the woofy Christian Cantwell, you can still feel and taste the disappointment of not placing first.

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Reese Hoffa: On The Road For The Olympic Gold

I have been following Reese Hoffa‘s path and dream to make it to the Olympics.  Not only is it close to happening, it will happen!

Also, not only did Mr. Hoffa qualify from the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials at Hayward Field on June 28, 2008 in Eugene, Oregon, he placed first!  Christian Cantwell placed second and Adam Nelson placed third.

What a lineup.  These three U.S. Olympians will definitely be a force to reckon with.

Chubarama once posted about Adam Nelson getting hypnotized as part of his conditioning to win it all in the Olympics.  I remember kinda laughing at it.  Sorry, Mr. Nelson, I know you guys are a team, but I’m cheering on for Reese Hoffa to win that Olympic Gold.

And then, yes, Christian Cantwell, you are one heck of a big and beefy bear.

In fact, you’re one of my favorite hot shotputters out there.  You even took the Gold, placing Mr. Reese in second place, in the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Valencia on March 7, 2008.  But this is a competition, and I need to take sides.  I have to go with the formidable and handsome Reese Hoffa.

Make sure to check out Reese Hoffa’s Official Site and his iVillage Blog for news and info for this handsome Olympian bear.

And this post is not complete if I don’t post certain types of photos showing why I love the sport of Shot Putting.

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