Today we're pleased to welcome author Laura Trentham to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Laura's Slow and Steady Rush, featuring a librarian heroine and a high school football coach hero, isn't out until March, but she couldn't wait to discuss some very important football facts. Namely, the hottest hotties from Super Bowl XLIX for this special edition of the Friday Beefcake. Thanks, Laura!
If you’ve been living under a rock, or just don’t care, you might not know that the Super Bowl is Sunday, February 1st. The game will be a hard fought battle between ‘the rising superpower’ Seattle Seahawks versus ‘the old guard’ New England Patriots.
I grew up in the South where football is more of a religion than a sport. I’ll admit that I’m not a hardcore NFL fan. Now, college football? I bleed Orange. Tennessee Orange, that is. Not to be confused with Auburn Orange or Clemson Orange or Syracuse Orange… I could go on and on. However, I do follow the careers of my former Tennessee Volunteers. Peyton Manning is the most notable Tennessee football alumni, and I was pulling for the Broncos hard. Now they’re out, I don’t really have dog in the fight.
So instead of debating which quarterback has thrown for the most yards or touchdowns, let’s discuss the hottest men of Super Bowl XLIX. I scoured the web for hours looking for pictures, matching my men, debating the merits of each, and finally, thoughtfully, picking a winner. I know, I feel your pity. It’s a tough job. While some of you may be forced to watch the game by the male in your house, it doesn’t have to be torture. No matter your football allegiance (or your lack of interest in the actual game), we can all get behind men in tight pants, right?
Let’s study the key matchups: