ESPN Magazine is coming out with a full issue devoted to “The Body”. It looks like it’s pretty cool. Most of the people in it will be fit and borderline buck-neked, but they are also showing a sumo wrestler among others. I seem to recall seeing this concept before, but I can’t quite place where I’ve seen it.

Anyway, check the vid below or view it at ESPN’s website along with some other Body related videos.

For the ladies, here is some members of DC United in their photo shoot for the magazine. Be sure to check out Dan Steinberg’s post on Naked United, and of course the official DC United blog’s post about it. By the way, if you can’t tell what they’re doing… They look like they’re in the wall trying to block a free kick. In those situations it’s common to jump and grab your, um, stuff… to protect from impact by the (soccer) ball.

DC United players naked for ESPN The Magazines The Body Issue
DC United players naked for ESPN The Magazine's The Body Issue. From left to right: Chris Ponitus, Brian Namoff, Clyde Simms, Jaime Moreno, Santino Quaranta, Ben Olsen

Some funny quotes from Steinberg’s post

Ben Olsen:
“You always have that bad dream, where you’re naked on the soccer field, you know?” Ben Olsen said Wednesday afternoon. “I’ve had it before, for sure. You forget your uniform, you’re out there, and it just somehow came true during a photo shoot. It was pretty trippy.”

“Namoff was hamming it up there a little bit,” Olsen said. “It’s a pretty good looking wall, besides the fact that we’re all naked. See, those guys were all flexing. You know, I’m a method actor. And I was really into the wall. A lot of those guys are jumping and flexing; I’m trying to do my duty to block that ball.”

Santino Quaranta:
“It hit me hard, too,” Santino Quaranta said. “People have been asking me about this since I told them, asking when is it coming out. And I just said, ‘I think in October.’ But now I’m not telling anybody.”

“It was awkward,” Quaranta added. “They were like ‘Jump, all right jump, jump.’ We just kept jumping. Naked. In RFK.”