It’s Thanksgiving, the time of year we Americans acknowledge our many blessings, gather with family and friends, watch football and eat ourselves into oblivion. It’s a pretty awesome holiday, which many merchants are trying to ruin by starting the holiday shopping season a few hours too early, on Thanksgiving evening. Still, here at Swoonworthy there once again much to be thankful for this year. We finally got our Christian Grey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers is back on our TV screens, we were nominated for our first-ever WOWie Award for Best Blog (vote now here!), and more guys than ever are taking off their shirts — and posting the pics on Instagram! To celebrate all this and more, we’re sharing photos of delicious dudes with food. Bon appetit!
Thirty-two teams, 53-player rosters each. Take it from us: There’s a lot of M-A-N in the NFL. We know, ’cause we looked at them all to produce this list of the National Football League’s 10 hottest players 2013!
We take our research a little too seriously and are crazy picky about our picks. So, if you’re upset that Tim Tebow didn’t make our cut, for instance, please understand that it was because he got cut by the New England Patriots, not us. Blame Bill Belichick (we love doing that)! Speaking of the Pats, veteran tally topper Tom Brady got edged off our list this year by a new teammate. Hope that doesn’t mean Brady won’t throw him the ball!
To make the most of this list — which is ranked in reverse order by hotness — you don’t have to know the difference between a wide receiver and a running back, but you simply must have an appreciation for a tight end (sorry). Keep scrolling below to join us in counting down the Top 10 Sexiest NFL Players of the 2013-2014 Season!
10. DANNY AMENDOLA, New England Patriots
Position: Wide receiver
Marital Status: Single (we think … we hope)
What Makes Him Swoonworthy: That smirk, those biceps (tie)
Tom Brady’s brand-new weapon is actually an NFL veteran who most recently played for the St. Louis Rams. At 5’10″ the Texas native is called “undersized,” like his pretty Pats predecessor Wes Welker. The oft-hurt Amendola was just listed with a groin injury (no, not there!). Let’s hope it doesn’t keep him off the field: The civic-minded player has pledged to donate $100 for every pass he catches — and $200 for every dropped pass, haters! — to a relief fund for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
9. VICTOR CRUZ, New York Giants
Position: Wide receiver
Marital Status: Has longtime girlfriend
What Makes Him Swoonworthy: Gotta love a man who can dance!
The player who brought salsa dancing into the stadium has so much style to spare he started his own clothing line. The New Jersey native is so famously well groomed he has even just been named a spokesman for Gillette. Check out how he gets that 6-foot body of his in Super Bowl shape: “Every three weeks or so I get a manicure and pedicure, and every other week I get a massage. You have to do those little things to keep your body in shape. In the long run it pays off.” Oh, my, and how!
We called it in July, but 2012 was the best year for man candy enjoyment since the human race imposed clothing. Herewith, our picks for the best pecs (and much more!) of 2012:
Best Male Stripper Movie: “Magic Mike”
Best Stripper in Said Male Stripper Movie: Channing Tatum
Best Olympic Athlete To Continue Removing His Shirt on U.S. Television: Ryan Lochte
Best Olympic Athlete To Continue Removing His Shirt Everywhere Else: Tom Daley
Greatest Olympic Sport of All Time: Men’s Olympic Diving
Best Use of Paparazzi on Miami Beach: Shemar Moore
Best Use of Paparazzi Everywhere Else: Jon Hamm’s Bulge
Our Beach Boy series ends with the already iconic shirtless bod of Zac Efron!
How ’bout professional Beach Boy Scott Caan?
Long pants at the beach? Honey, if you’re as fine as Beach Boy Paul Walker, you can whatever you want!
Hola to today’s sexy Beach Boy: Spanish soccer stud Sergio Ramos!