Tuesday, April 5, 2011

slumber party { part 16 } : who are your sporty crushes?


don't you just love a slumber party? comfy pjs, silly movies, telling your friends, old & new, your thoughts & crushes & dreams.... such fun! join us! you can catchup with some of our other slumber party fun here: and for today's party question: who are your sporty crushes?


these days it's home openers for Major League Baseball (go jays!) , an eye toward the National Hockey League playoffs, readying for the National Basketball Association finals, and sign-up time for every fun spring and summer sport around for the kiddies.

so i ask, dear cuties... who are your sporty crushes?
you know, your secret loves from the athletic world?

i'll confess first....


   tom brady   

i know nothing, absolutely NOTHING about american style football. 
i think i've watched one whole game in my life.
but i sure do think that tom brady's cute!

i love his fun clothing style, that great smile.
oh and did i mention that smile?

thanks for letting us borrow him gisele.


   jesse barfield  

back in the day, there was no athlete i crushed on more then that smiley cutie jesse barfield. great player, nice guy.  circa 1985,when i just started to be gaga for the toronto blue jays baseball team, i'm pretty sure there are dozens of diary pages, where i practiced my upcoming married moniker: mrs. kristal davis-barfield. 

has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?


   roberto mancini   

is it wrong to have a crush on a whole group of folks? like say *any professional football (aka soccer) league coach who wears scarves and looks tremendously dashing?* 

during the 2010 world cup i came to realize that i had a sports crush on pretty much every major footballing team's stylish coach! wow. those suits? those fabulous scarves? (you know how i love a man in a scarf!) ... i ask: how can fans concentrate on the games? 

if i must choose just one i'll go with roberto mancini., current manager of the Manchester City team. he's such a cutie (and not quite so controversial as that other coaching cutie: jose mourinho!)


okay! so i've confessed! 
there are my choices for top 3 sports crushes! now... let's snuggle into our cozy sleeping bags, open another bag of sour cream & onion chips, crank up queen's *we are the champions!* , giggle & whisper and hear yours! can't wait!
your turn!

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  1. I went to school with Tom Brady--he wasn't a crush of mine then but he has aged well, hasn't he?

    When I was in junior high I was IN LOVE (xxxooooxxxxooooo hearts, stars, flowers, initials entertwined in doodles) with Eric Lindros the NHL player.

    And I grew up in Texas. How did this happen?

  2. You went to school with Tom Brady, Jenni? LUCKY!

    I still love Patrick Roy of the Montreal Canadiens! Or ANY goalie! :>

    I also loved Michael Jordan back in the 90s.


  3. Gotta love the old skool Blue Jays! I loved Dave Winfield, he always looked so nice! I think my #1 sports crush would be hubs...used to play football, so exciting! And I have to admit I did have a good crush on Brian Urlacher from the Chicago Bears. woot!

  4. ooooh! initials intertwined with doodles, jenni! i'm with ya! (eric lindros played in oshawa when i was a teenager so there was always lots of lindros buzz around here!

    and michael jordan. yes moira.
    i still think anything #23 is cool! :)

  5. oh and dave winfield, julie? i'm with ya cutie!

  6. GSP (Georges St-Pierre of the UFC). hands down, the sexiest athlete. i guess it helps that fighters only wear the tiniest, tightest little shorts... :D
    but really, GSP is the only reason i watch UFC with my man. AND he's Canadian with the cutest French accent - doesn't get much better than that!

  7. David Beckham... with or without hair on his head :D

  8. Oh Jonathan Papelbon from the Boston Red Sox makes my heart stop. What a cutie!!! Especially when he did an Irish jig in his boxer briefs after they won.

  9. I'll second the vote for Beckham! And I'll add a few more, because when they're crushes, I think you're allowed to have more than one! More of my faves:

    + Matt Tolbert on the Twins http://tinyurl.com/3f7b26m

    + Troy Polamalu of the Steelers

    + Isaiah Mustafa - you adore him from the Old Spice ads, but he used to play in the NFL as well. http://tinyurl.com/3avuted

    + Andy Schleck of Tour de France fame

    Enjoy, ladies! ;)

  10. My favourite ones. They're soccer players from Spain:

    - Quique de Lucas

    - Iker Casillas

  11. Oh my, hard to say. David Beckham's not hard on the eyes though is he?? :-)

  12. Oh - love this post!! I am totally crushed on Tom Brady - he is a beautiful specimen of a man. AND so amazing to watch play football. Check out the bottom picture on my blog on the sidebar - he is THE man (after my husband ;). Derek Jeter is my pick for baseball - even though he is on the wrong team!! I am a Red Sox fan! YUMMY and nice - perfect combination!!

  13. ha!
    amanda - a UFC pretend-husband? you're brave! :) love it!

    and stunning & marnie & sarah: david's a lucky man indeed to have all of your affections! :)

    oh marta - i gotta agree with you there - holey moley ALL of spain's football team is dreamy!

    and i'm happy to share tom with you, laurie :)

    good fun, nicies! wouldn't we all look cute out together on our sporty group date! shall we go mini-golfing?

  14. I had a thing for Nomar Garciaparra. He really knew how to fill out those tight baseball pants, KWIM?


thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!