Illegal Man Downfield: Unashamed

Dylan Stinson
Assistant Sports Editor


A man crush is a funny thing. It can make many men feel weird, awkward and a bit ashamed of themselves. But the truth is, every man has one.

All men look to someone whom they admire and wish to be like: That’s all a man crush is. Why am I telling you this? Because I am not ashamed to admit that I have man crushes – many in fact. I am sports writer, therefore I have to talk about athletes. However, if you catch me out on campus, ask me about the many other man crushes I have outside of sports. I’m not partial to men with athletic ability. Anyhow, let’s take a look at my top three man crushes in the sporting world, shall we?


Peyton Hillis

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Peyton Hillis is the starting running back for the Cleveland Browns. He is also the cover boy for Madden Football 2012, and for good reason: The dude just looks good. There’s really is no other way to put it. The things I admire most about Hillis are his looks and athletic ability. What guy doesn’t admire a man of Hillis’ stature? The dude is jacked!

Hillis’ arms are the size of baby elephants, and his legs are the same width of most columns that you see on colonial style houses. Not only is he more swole than a Russian wolfhound (Google Russian wolfhounds; They really aren’t jacked at all and they are a hideous breed of dogs) but he also runs the 40 in 4.5 seconds. He’s jacked and fast! That’s a combination I would love to have. He also sports a very clean beard and talks with a nice southern draw.




Mike Fischer

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I’ll be honest: I know absolutely nothing at all about Mike Fischer, except for the fact that he is married to Carrie Underwood. I think he plays hockey or something, but who cares; we live in Kentucky. I admire Mike Fischer because he scored one of the most beautiful women in the world so I know he has to have some swagger about him. I just Googled pictures of him and he’s not attractive at all. So that makes it even better that he scored such a beautiful woman. This guy is married to Carrie Underwood and is ugly. Like I said, I know nothing about Fischer; so, he may suck at scoring goals or he may not, but one thing is for sure: he is phenomenal at scoring women. You know what? I’m not even going to put a picture of him on here. Everyone just enjoy this picture of Carrie Underwood instead. That’s all Fischer is known for anyway.




Tim Tebow

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I’m sure the majority of y’all are tired of hearing about Tim Tebow, and I’ll be honest; so am I. However, you just can’t help but like the guy. Tebow is a man of discipline, determination, encouragement, humility and the list goes on and on. But the attribute I admire most about Tebow is he is 100 percent completely unashamed of who is. The man is constantly ridiculed, watched, made fun of and critiqued. I’ve never seen an athlete capture the eyes of fans quite like Tim Tebow has. It’s like the whole world is watching closely to point out his mistakes and see him fail. I cannot even begin to imagine the enormous amount of pressure he faces. However through the good times and the bad times of his tiny NFL career Tim Tebow stands firm in his faith and trust in God, and is totally unashamed of what he believes and the person he is. Whether you be Christian, Muslim, Voo-doo practitioner, black or white; any man who is true to himself, unashamed of who he is and selflessly pursues greater things is man crush material in my eyes.



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