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…
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.
[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.]
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! ^_^
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.
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.
I mean, doesn’t that make sense? For a sport where every millimeter counts, why be impeded by something really heavy like a shirt? Well, okay, so I just want to see woofy shotputters like Manuel Martinez in all their woofy glory. Is that a bad thing?
Since these are my compiled clips, rest assured that you’ll
mostly see armpit shots and none of that silly shotputting clips.
Here’s a collage of woofy American shotputter, Reese Hoffa. Bigger quality images can be found in ViewImages.com (I haven’t figured out how to link to the proper page, so just use its search function).
The following is a video clip of Reese Hoffa winning the gold medal from the 2007 IAAF Athletics World Championship in Osaka, Japan.