The women and sport website She Knows the Rules (SKTR), has announced the top ten hottest male bods in the five sporting codes and is now inviting women to cast their vote to find the hottest hunk in Australian sport.
Although some would say it’s just a bit of harmless fun, I have to wonder whether it’s right to objectify these men. After all, we can’t really complain about women being treated as sex objects in the media if we are willing to accept similar behaviour from a women’s magazine or website, in relation to men.
I don’t think these two wrongs should make a right and in this regard, SKTR may have a case to answer – what do you think?
Described as a fun, interactive and intelligent site specifically designed to teach women everything they need to know about sport – the rules, the trivia, the players and gossip, ‘She Knows The Rules’ are offering everyone who votes in their quest to find Australia’s hottest body in sport, the chance to win a role as guest blogger for SKTR – blogging live from Australia’s favourite surfing event, the Quiksilver Pro held at the Gold Coast’s famous Kirra Beach. The winner will receive flights, accommodation and backstage access to the Quiksilver Pro with the who’s who of surfing, as well as a one-on-one surfing lesson with the triple-crown winner of the women’s ASP world tour Stephanie Gilmore.
The top ten finalists as chosen by the gals over at SKTR are as follows:
Mitchell Johnson (pictured) is a left-arm fast bowler and left-handed batsman. He took more than 90 wickets in his first 21 Tests and averaged in the mid-30s with the bat. He was awarded the International Cricket Council’s 2009 “Cricketer of the Year” award, the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy on 2 October 2009.
SKTR says: “You would vote for him if you love olive skin, deep brown eyes and abs of steel.”
Debuted for the West Coast Eagles in 1996. Named Best and Fairest in 2001 he became captain the same year. 2005 saw Cousins win the Brownlow Medal and his fourth and final club Best and Fairest. He resigned as captain in 2006 after an off-field indiscretion but continued to play at the club and was a part of the 2006 premiership side. Ben Cousins now plays for Richmond and was their pre-season draft sole pick, allowing the recovering drug addict a final chance to resurrect his career at the elite level. He is most famous for his tattoo on his stomach which reads ‘Such is Life’.
SKTR says: “You would vote for him if a chest full of tattoos turns you on.”
One of the most exciting – and talked about – players in the AFL, Buddy was superb last year, becoming the first indigenous player in League history to kick 100 goals in a season. He played every game and led the competition in goals (113), the club for contested marks (64) and won the club Best and Fairest. Buddy is fast, athletic and capable of the freakish, especially around goal.
SKTR says: “You would vote for him if the upper body gives you butterflies.”
David Williams plays for the Manly Sea Eagles in the NRL. In 2008 Williams developed a cult following and became known as the “Wolfman” for his shaggy locks and full beard. He made his test debut against Papua New Guinea at Dairy Farmers Stadium, scoring 3 tries, becoming one of few players to score a hat-trick on debut in the green and gold, and making a long break which led to another.
SKTR says: “You would vote for him if a defined V makes you drool.”
John Sutton is a South Sydney junior that stood up as a leader at the Rabbitohs in 2008 and heads into his sixth season of first grade in 2009. A powerful runner, excellent organiser and punishing defender, Sutton has the all round game to go on to higher honours. He represented City in 2008 and won Jason Taylor’s Coach’s Award for the year. His favourite TV show is So You Think You Can Dance.
SKTR says: “You would vote for him if you like big strong arms to cuddle you at night.”
Parko, the surfer’s surfer. He’s the smoothest surfer on tour, linking solid turns and huge airs effortlessly. He never looks like he’s even trying. Joel burst onto the scene as an eighteen year old winning the Billabong MFS Pro at J Bay. He has since then been a permanent fixture on the ASP WCT tour, always a contender, and winning several contests along the way. Look for Joel to one day be world champ, he’s got too much talent and style not to be.
SKTR says: “You would vote for him if you think a six pack is what everyman should have.”
Kelly Slater is a professional surfer from Florida. His home is wherever the waves can be found. His hometown, however, will always be Cocoa Beach. Kelly Slater has won nine world championships on the ASP world tour, including from 1994 to 1998, and holds the title of youngest AND oldest to win the world championship. That’s right. When he was 20 he won it as the youngest, and when he was 36 he won it as the oldest! Kelly also has an undying interest in (or love for) music. That, and golfing.
SKTR says: “You would vote for him if you like the look of a sexy bum when a guy runs.”
Berrick Barnes was first selected for the Wallabies squad in 2007, making his debut off the bench against Japan and scoring two tries. With 24 hours notice, he was called into the starting line-up against Wales where he set up a try and kicked a drop goal in an impressive performance. With Stephen Larkham unfit for selection, he started against Fiji and England. Barnes made his Reds debut in Super 14 in the first match of the 2006 season. With his huge arms and strong defence, the backline is the place to watch!
SKTR says: “You would vote for him if it is all about the lower body.”
Matt Giteau became just the third Australian, and the 17th player from any country, to surpass 500 Test points during the domestic Test season, moving beyond Stirling Mortlock (489) as he finished the Tri Nations campaign with 514 to his name. The tally included the 72 accumulated during the Tri Nations, which set a new record for the most points by an Australian player in one season of that competition. Giteau took his tally of tries against South Africa to nine – the most by any Australian player against that country; while he also became just the seventh player from any country to exceed 100 career points against the Springboks.
SKTR says: “You would vote for him if you like a guy with bulging biceps to pick you up.”
Shane Watson is perhaps the answer to Australia’s drought of a top all-rounder. He made his Test debut in 2002. A talented seamer and a useful batsman at any number, Watson is an asset to his side. He has the patience and technique to bat at the top order while his hard-hitting qualities make him a useful batsman in the lower middle-order. The right-arm seamer has the ability to clock deliveries around 140 kph and uses bouncers well as his weapon.
SKTR says: “You would vote for him because of his hulk-like physique.”
If you would like to cast your vote visit www.sheknowstherules.com