You can now add "cover boy" to Zeke's resume. The Dallas Cowboys player was featured in the magazine's ninth annual Body Issue, which "celebrates and showcases the athletic form" and is set for public distribution on July 7. Elliott, who scored 15 touchdowns and rushed for 1, yards last season as a rookie, made the cover page of the issue.
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In today's edition of "masculinity is the most fragile," ESPN's Body Issue revealed its cover stars this week, and their debut caused dozens of male Twitter users to clutch their pearls in outrage. One of the covers, you see, features Dallas Cowboys running back Zeke Elliott totally nakedclutching a football as he runs through a cascading waterfall. Although the naked-and-dripping look isn't exactly groundbreaking, the sight of a famous male athlete in such a state left certain Twitter users reeling.
Every year ESPN the Magazine tiptoes the line between art and smut by releasing the Body Issue —an issue featuring plenty of nude athletes that draws, in my opinion, undeserved criticism. While uptight parents nationwide cringe, I applaud the Worldwide Leader for its artful depictions of the human body. The line between pornography and art is undeniably thin, and finding a tasteful way to portray naked human beings is no easy task not using a cell phone helps.
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The first issue debuted on October 19, The edition included the regular sports coverage. In the bodies section athletes were featured on and off the field.
Twenty-three athletes dared to bare for the ninth edition, which launched as a digital experience Wednesday; the magazine will be available on newsstands nationwide this Friday. The full list of featured athletes includes A. So is everybody else in my family," Wozniacki says. If you push yourself too much, it's going to be worse.
I was surprised to hear from the Hall of Famer, but not what he said about the game he still loves. When the greatest of all time calls, you answer the phone, on the first ring — despite the short notice and not having your questions prepared and arranged. This unpreparedness happened to me 12 years ago, too — when another GOAT called out of the blue. This time, Jerry Ricewas on the line — arguably the best route runner the game of football has ever seen.