November 6th, 2012

Brian McBride: Abs, Leggings, America

Images: REUTERS.

In the spirit of the US presidential election that’s going down (American readers, do us and the cocktail party proud by voting today!), indulge in the old school abs and thighs of retired American ‘baller Brian McBride.

We can tell you the exact day Brian was removed, quite permanently, from our radar: when the photo at left was released. Can any of our Kickette historians shed some light on what in the hell was going on with the art direction of this vintage shot?

We’re open minded, but the leggings? They continue to haunt us, they do.

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13 Responses to “Brian McBride: Abs, Leggings, America”

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  2. klimaservisi says:

    Imagine that the common denominator of patients who seek medical attention is often pain. Pain science and the treatment of pain is rarely a part of today's medical school curriculum, even in the ivy league schools. There is much to do and consumerism is an important lever in structural change.

  3. klimaservis says:

    Physician training however is another subject and medical schools need to heed the advice of senior and often retired physicians who could provide critical advice in reforming and improving undergraduate medical education.

  4. What saves most cautious practitioners from legal sanctions is the ability to exercise compassion and empathic connection to their patients, apart from personal financial gains. This is a cautious ballet but good medicine is what this is all about.

  5. Medicine remains an art and medical practice will continue to be practice eclipsed with the inevitable changing paradigms.

  6. klima servis says:

    "To err is human" and this echoes throughout the halls of academic medicine and clinical medicine annals. Medical standards as well as the gold standard by which standards are drawn, the random controlled trials, often have fatal errors that are not known a priori and sometimes years later after standards are established and practiced.

  7. Can any of our Kickette historians shed some light on what in the hell was going on with the art direction of this vintage shot

  8. sohbet says:

    been there to support my team, and Rod is a total legend! Also it's so nice to read all the nice comments about Celtic, I am so proud of them! Not only that i cannot believe i got to see Barca! Bringing

  9. night of my life!! So happy to have been there to support my team, and Rod is a total legend! Also it's so nice to read all the nice comments about Celtic, I am so proud of them! Not only that i cannot believe i got to see Barca! Bringing

  10. sarrible says:

    That picture looks like it's at least two faces ago for old Brian.

  11. Holly says:

    Ah, yes, the (in)famous NYT photo shoot… It's like someone said, hey, this marketing approached worked for the 1999 U.S. women's team, and they won the World Cup, so….

  12. tammyv says:

    that was the horrific, pre-2002/2006 WC NYT photo shoot… which also gave us the infamous Ladycakes water-fountain shot: http://wherethecamerasat.files.wordpress.com/2010…

    That said.. I LOVE HIM… Always have, always will… will also always HATE DDR for hurting his pretty face. Every time I see that scar, I want blood…

  13. thelovehater says:

    That photo was from the same photoset with Landon Donovan drinking from the water fountain (I won’t even link since everyone has seen it). Maybe photographers from the early 00s thought they were being visionaries?