ESPN: The Body Issue


ESPN's annual pictorial showing off some of the world's most capable, winning, and sculpted bodies in the sports business is back for ESPN The Magazine's 2012 The Body Issue. While the Patriot's Rob Gronkowski is probably getting the most attention by the news media, the issue is chock-full of top athletes wearing only their birthday suits, including Carlos Bocanegra, Tyson Chandler, Brad Richards, Maurice Jones-Drew, Ronda Rousey, Abby Wambach, and the entire USA Women's Volleyball team, each showing us a level of form and a side of themselves typically reserved for the bedroom. The photos are equally lighthearted and fun just as they are incredibly serious and artistic in nature, showing these bodies in their natural habitats. ESPN The Magazine's Body Issues hits newsstands on Friday, but a full-screen preview is available here.