But we still have to at least discuss the one obvious that football offers. Men.
I know nothing of the players, so I asked my twitter gals what NFL players were worth an extra look. I can always count on the twitter.
First up: Tom Brady (thanks, @mellank) She said "it pains me to say it" - not sure why? Assuming it has to do with his team. But he is pretty cute.
@bethanyhans chimed in with Greg Olsen. She said she "may be biased." Nah....
My friend @ndkelly29 had a few names for me. My favorite was definitely Osi Umenyiora, but it was fun googling Matt Leinhert, Brady Quinn and Brent Celek, too. Please note - Mr. Umenyiora would have won my vote for football's finest, but he lost points for the photos I came across with strippers and too much bling.
Not suggested by any of my twitter girls, Drew Brees is on this list because another tweep suggested I google him for this post. Also, he looks a bit like a cross between Matthew McConaughey and that guy from Dawson's Creek, no?
Not surprisingly, because we are often so similar I swear she's lurking in my head, @sassysingleton offered up my favorite suggestions. Based on looks alone, Mark Sanchez would top my list. When I read his wiki page, I learned a few things that get him disqualified. Boys have cooties. *sigh*
But - all is not lost. Sassy also reminded me about this guy:
Okay, okay - so he's retired. But, I reviewed his wiki page and, it turns out, he's a pretty normal guy. There were no pictures of him with strippers; no photos of him wearing ridiculous jewelry. He proposed to Angie Harmon in the sweetest way ever.
It also turns out that Mr. Sehorn played baseball for one year after high school. Coincidence? I think not.
It really doesn't matter. There's only room in my heart for one crush, anyway.
Back to the books.