March 13th, 2008

The Thursday Thigh Off: Nando v Carlos

Here’s the first in a long line of TTTO contenders: Liverpool’s Fernando Torres v Fulham’s Carlos Bocanegra. 



Nando lost out in the challenge previously, but we’re thinking he’ll make for serious competition against the lesser known but equally blessed Boca, who we’ve favoured in the past. Nando does have freckles, though.

It’s a toughie, and it’s your call.  Who comes out on top?

Side note: Although the photographic quest to seek out out the quad kings amongst us has been somewhat thwarted by the unsportsmanlike use of base layers/biker shorts under football kits, we all must remain positive and fight the good fight.

On that note, don’t hesitate to drop us a line/pic with the ballers you want to see.

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90 Responses to “The Thursday Thigh Off: Nando v Carlos”

  1. Freya says:

    TORRES TORRES TORRES! All the way! He is so cute!

  2. ShySpy says:

    Wow that’s a hard one. Nando has the definition, but Carlos has that sexy sweaty sheen. Voting purely on thighs I’d say Torres. Although I wouldn’t object to having either set wrapped around me. And that is my inaugural post to kickette.

  3. uneditedmara says:

    Vote totally goes to the SUPER AWESOME TORRES! 20 and 20 MORE!!!

  4. Nicole says:

    I’m all for Nando!

  5. Rusty says:

    RedGirl, that is indeed the imperfect CR combination.

    Personally, I spend lots of time on the internets, and watch games on Fox Soccer Channel and occasionally Setanta. ESPN2 shows most of my Champions League games and even ESPN is starting to show highlights on SportsCenter.

  6. thee_gerrards says:

    TORRES HANDS DOWN. the spanish r alot better than the usa torres IS WAY BETTER R U BLIND? i actually understand the manly bit but who cares torres doesnt really look girly UNLIKE CRITIANO RONALDO<<<< blody bastard tht he really is. i dont hav a problem with the other guy.

    p.s i dint kno tht most ppl here r american. for the ppl who live elsewhere especially america how do u keep up to date?????

  7. RedGirl says:

    Rusty, what I meant was:

    eyebrows + greasy hair + MANBAG = shock

    From my point of view, the whole thing is not very attractive, not just the manbag

  8. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Oh god how did I forget the MANBAG!!!! Arrrghhhh!  <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="snake" style="border:0;" />

  9. Kat says:

    Thee_gerrards – Yeah, I’m blind that I can’t see the prettiness of Fernando Torres. Not. <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="raspberry" style="border:0;" />

    I stand by what I said before, he doesn’t appeal to me whatsoever (compared to most of the posters around here who like him way too much).

    But you did bring up a good question. I follow the games either on the Internet (mostly through BBC Sport or ESPN Soccernet) or Fox Soccer Channel (if there is a game airing that I would like to watch).

  10. Nic says:

    Thee_Gerrards—- we keep up to date (at least me) because we are insanely jealous of how lucky you are to be right in the center of all that glorious beauty (both the players and the game!) lol.
    I got hooked on the sport when I studied in London. Now I constantly watch our soccer channels here in the US (FOX Soccer, Gol TV)—they broadcast matches, Sky Sports News, etc. Plus sites like ESPNSoccernet and of course our wonderful Kickette! Luckily between the internet and the broadness now of satellite TV etc., it doesn’t make it difficult at all to keep in the loop… Thank the soccer gods!!!

  11. Nic says:

    My vote totally goes to Senor Bocanegra

    PS—I LOOOOVE the new site!

  12. Ori says:

    TORRES! TORRES! TORRES!!!!!!!!!!!! Nando DEFINITELY! And I SO luv his freckles and his hair – lond, short, blond, brown anyway – everyway!! <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />

  13. Trainee Wag says:

    ouch, this is a tough one.. hmm..sryy carlos.. torres is getting me vote for this one.. just because he has been putting on a hella performance lately <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />

  14. Kat says:

    First off, long time lurker, first time poster from the U.S. of A. wink

    Secondly, I have to give up my vote for my fellow American, Carlos Bocanegra. There’s something about him (and some of the men of the USMNT) that makes me feel all warm and tingly all over. And it ain’t just his thighs that I like about him, either.

    Sorry, ladies, but I really don’t see anything redeemable or sexy about Torres. Not at all. He just flat out irks me to no end.

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  17. Portia says:

    Fernando.  I would seriously consider selling my soul to the devil for some “alone time” with that man.  Seriously.

  18. Gal Friday says:


  19. Rusty says:

    RedGirl, while I don’t like the manbag, I can’t dislike him for having one when Smudger also carries a manbag, which I dislike without disliking him.

    *is searching for Ballack’s bollocks*

  20. Candace says:

    I don’t know what it is about Torres but I’m totally in love with his freckles and his thighs!  I have to give this one to him but I have to admit Carols is fine but bike shorts???

  21. RedGirl says:

    Ladies, you forgot the most scary thing: the MANBAG!!  <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="shock" style="border:0;" />

  22. Rusty says:

    MrsXabi, I just bought a magazine with an article on CR, and I just had to point out that I don’t like men who have shaped eyebrows, greasy hair, and bigger diamond earrings than mine. It’s not just him; I’ve seen tons of men like that.

    And Se

  23. Kimothie says:

    Oh, Bless you for showing some love to my dear, sweet, schweaty, sexy… hum…mm..*forgets train of thought whilst staring at Carlos Bocanegra*

    Ahem!  Sorry.  Yes, I love Boca- he far and away is the winner in my book.  There’s a reason why I scream innappropriate things like “Besame Boca” (“Kiss me, Boca”) when he dons my beloved red, white, and blue.

    Also Kickette, I do like the new digs.  I’m 26 with an aversion to change, but this is quite cozy and a bit more flash than before (in a nice way).

  24. Sarah says:

    Nando’s a cutie, but my vote is for Carlos.  He’s just sexy!!

  25. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Sorry HoneyBee, the man needs to step away from the tweezers and roll around in grease proof paper before I find him attractive.  Oh also leaving Manure would help…….

  26. Charlotte says:

    uh uh uh!! TORRES! he’s more muscly <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="raspberry" style="border:0;" />

  27. bella says:

    URGENT: the base layer issue certainly requires more attention.

    I’ve been considering a class action suit against UnderArmor for coming out with anything beyond arctic-wear—it’s original purpose.

    Aside from the thigh coverage and absolutely UNACCEPTABLE and heartbreaking binding of bits that have every right to be swinging happily in the breeze (and have been such a firm fixture of the beautiful game for so many years), weren’t you all HORRIFIED when they started wearing the vests too!? I mean enough is enough. OK they were tight but nothing beats our boy’s heavenly sweaty bods as nature meant them: fresh from a match and if possible in the midst of the celebratory cuddles that we live for *sigh sigh sigh*.

    What’s next, jock cups? I can’t imagine what the world is coming to.

  28. Helo says:

    Great pics!
    These two boys, are so hot!
    And they playing in the same game, ohhhhhh myyyyyyy ffffffffff Goood!!!!!

    And I really prefer Nando :D

  29. Kat says:

    dani – He just doesn’t cut it on the pretty scale with me, freckles, blond hair and all. I’d take Iker Casillas over him any day.

    Guess that makes me one rather unpopular young lady for saying that. raspberry

    Speaking of unpopular opinions, while Cristiano does have a nice body, he also doesn’t have the same appeal to me as Boca.

  30. karol says:

    I’m with you on the freckles, Kickette, I LOVE them.
    Nando is a hottie, but my vote goes to Carlos!

  31. Linda says:

    Carlos is hotter than Nando sorry

  32. hitzelle says:

    NANDObb all the waay~!! <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />  <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />  <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />  <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />  <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />
    He just brightens up my life

  33. HoneyBee says:
    My CRISTIANO RONALDO’DAY has turned into RON’s week.
    Those who have missed my links should look under comments for ADMNIN ZZZS:Moving house-UPDATE(story from Tuesday).Shame on you girls.Can’t believe you’ve missed those.Go there NOW.
      tongue wink

  34. dani,,MrsHarryKewell says:

    big surprise Kat how can you say that about our beloved nandoo torres

  35. Gina says:

    Both of them just leave me kind of “eh” but since I have to vote, Carlos it is.

    Actually, I’m saving myself for further rounds when the competition gets really intense (Cristiano, Lamps, Steve G, woohoo!!)

  36. HoneyBee says:


  37. cheryl bites says:

    Oh, tch – you prejudiced Americans. Nando all the way.

    (Ahahaaa! My anti-spam word is “neither95”. It must know I’m a lesbian.)

  38. Pavi says:

    mimi you’re not alone on loving the hair.  I just think it could use a trim…and I wouldn’t mind being the one to give it to him. wink

  39. MrsJamieRedknapp says:

    Wow, Ms Kickette, I’m loving what you’ve done with the place, it looks fab.  You must let me have the name of your decorator.

    On the thighs *oh if only*  It has to be Nando.

  40. dani,,MrsHarryKewell says:

    love the freckles
    love the hair
    love the thighs
    LOVE HIM !!!!!! x

    nando all the way x

  41. mimi says:

    Torres. I love freckles and his thigh does look so much more defined. I even love the hair (but seem to be the only one… )

  42. Anja says:

    They’re both yummy, but my vote goes to Nando :D Sexy as hell!

  43. Rusty says:

    Evidently we’re still stuck on bounciness so I’m going to weigh in:

    I have honest-to-god real DD’s. They hurt whenever they move. I strap them down when I exercise. I wish I could get them removed.

    So if the boys want to bind themselves down there, whether with compression shorts or jockstraps, I have absolutely no problem with it. Bouncy is not fun.

    About vests: I want to see bare chest as much as anyone else does, but I once wore a football shirt to a concert at which I was jumping around and getting highly sweaty. The combination of the sweaty football shirt and bare skin was gross, even with a sports bra covering a large amount of said bare skin.

  44. brandy, aka CR's Official Mistress in Perpetuity : says:


    He has a MAN’s body (as opposed to a pre-pubescnet boy’s one – Sorry Malin! Just my opinion ;0) and because his face and colouring is just so Latin Hot!!!!

    I am an American who loves the exoticness of foreigness so, I only wish he were not American. He would sooooo be on my personal finest five list if he were Italian, Argentinian, Spanish or the like… Sorry :(

  45. Avenath says:

    TORRES!!!! (x1000) He wins hands down. Those legs and feet (did you see that CL goal?) are to die for, not to forget everything else above that as well. Sigh. I dream longingly of being trapped in between those thighs. Ok, maybe that’s too much info for some.

    P.S.: Kickette, am loving the new look lots!

  46. robin says:

    I would actually like to know what’s the issue with freckles and being ginger?
    I have freckles (kisses from the sun) and I’m ginger (a rare and blessed hair color) and I do not understand the english bias against both. So there.

  47. freddiegirl says:

    Fern…just cuz I like him…:)

  48. Pavi says:

    I’m voting for Nando because he uses those beautiful thighs to score some amazing goals.  And I don’t have a problem with the highlights or the freckles.

    I’m loving the new look for the site but I haven’t explored all of it yet.

  49. LoveLamps says:

    As for the new digs Kickette, I have to agree with TFO that I’m feeling a bit too old to be posting on this site now.

  50. LoveLamps says:

    Frank first always.  For this vote, Torres.  Did I just vote for a puddle player?  Must be sick!

  51. Shelby says:

    I must vote for the man formerly from The Windy City!  We miss you, Carlos!

    P.S. The new site is really lovely, Kickette!  Cute and pretty and elegant and fun all wrapped up into one!

  52. Jillian says:

    They’re quite manly.

  53. Belle says:

    Ferdie, Ferdie, and more Ferdie. My GOD! The definition of that man’s thighs is ridiculous. I’m wondering if he would be up for being a live model in my anatomy class. I sure as heck would remember the thigh muscles much more easily if I had him to practice with. Then again…maybe not <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />

    My word was feeling13…if only it was feeling9 because that’s so what I would to do those thighs and then some.

  54. RedGirl says:

    NANDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! maybe I’m voting for him because those thighs helps him to score those beautiful goals <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="LOL" style="border:0;" />

  55. Julie says:

    Carlos, Carlos, Carlos

    Mostly because he is hot, American and I have seen him in real life <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />

  56. Elise says:

    Welcome MJC.  What do the winners receive?  Let’s see- a day of pampering for the winning thighs, perhaps!  Massages would probably be in order as well.  Oh the possibilities! 

    And I am in complete agreement with you Rusty on the manly leg hair.  Yummy.

  57. Rusty says:

    I vote for Bocanegra because as usual, men waxing legs equals a big no for me! (Freckles are completely okay though.)

    *makes mental note to buy Revolution tickets*

    keyword: nature58. Men’s leg hair should look as nature intended!

  58. Corinne says:

    My vote goes for Fer all the way. So much more definition than Boca’s. Not to mention, I’ve been a fan of El nino long before he came to ‘Pool. <3 And who says highlights can’t be manly? ;D I think Carlos just has a better hair stylist. :p</p>

  59. Cherry says:

    Fernando. And I love the freckles.

  60. tammyv says:

    Welcome MJC! We are glad that you are jumping out of lurkerdom to post with us!  Can’t wait to hear your take on things, although Carlos wins!  So pretty and so manly kiss  LOL

  61. MJC says:

    long time lurker coming out to say
    1. I vote for Nando!
    2. I like the new set up and I’m 34… don’t think it’s too ‘teenager’ – no 14 year old could afford those earrings in the header for a start <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />  Feel like we’re getting a peek into the kickette world. love it!

    3. what do the winners of the thigh off get? I volunteer to present the prizes!

  62. Elise says:

    Oh my goodness.  I feel very…disoriented, and perhaps a bit out of place now, and so, very, very *not* 14.  Hopefully I will adapt. 

    As for the thighs, never gave Boca a second glance but I suppose he has my vote.

  63. Betsy says:

    CARLOS CARLOS! I am a huge fan of this nice thigh…and even with spandex underneath they’re still beautiful!

  64. robin says:

    Damn. This is hard. Seriously I don’t think there’s been a thigh-off this hard before.
    I love me some carlos but like I said before (and will say again) its what you do with them that counts. So its Nando all the way.

  65. The Fourth Official says:

    The new look makes me think of sleepovers and doing each other’s nails after burgers and cherry cokes down at the malt shop.  Not too sure about it. . .

    The thigh-off, well, what the f**k, (are we allowed to say that anymore, Mom?), I’ll go with Nando, even though I think the photos are not nearly revealing enough.  Surely to God there are better thigh shots of Nando and Boca circulating the net?

  66. Blair says:

    I’m going to have to vote for my homeboy Carlos.  The U.S. needs some kind of representation in the footballing world and his thighs are just the kind of publicity we need! LOL!

  67. Neryss says:

    nando, even though he has milk bottle legs of late

  68. April says:

    My vote is for BOCA. And they’re right, he is ALL MAN. *swoon*

    I love Nando, but his legs look mored waxed than mine. O_O

  69. Bella says:

    Unless we can actually SEE freckles on the thighs (sigh…) they are still of interest but irrelevant to this contest. Sorry girls.

    Anyway, Nando would win on definition alone. Hadn’t thought of using the expression “cut” for thighs before but I think we can start now (sigh…).

    Nice diggs kickette! It was exhausting just opening the page, I don’t know how you did it. I’m going to takes weeks to look around.

  70. carly says:

    I’m afraid freckles don’t do it for me, so it’s Boca Negra in every possible contest.

  71. klyn312 says:

    Carlos please and thank you- My Chicago love runs tooo deep to say otherwise!!
    P.S> the new digs are amazing, I’m loving them kickette!

  72. Ella says:

    Seriously? Boca ain’t got nothing on Nando. I mean.. LOOK at the thighs!

    And I think his freckles are quite cute, so innocent.

  73. Johnna says:

    CARLOS! I agree with the comment about him being all man and not needing the highlights and such.

  74. Summer says:

    Fernando!!!!He is amazing)

  75. Shell says:

    Gotta be Carlos!! Although i think Torres has some impressive thighs, the skintone of Carlos’ thighs swings me in his favour…
    But to be perfectly honest, i’d settle for Torres, whichever one wants to wrap those thighs around me…..don’t wanna be too picky. Any would do!! <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />

  76. Jen says:

    Has to be Torres!!!!!! smilesmile

  77. c9 says:



  78. Sarah says:

    Much as I love Torres, it’s gotta be Carlos.  I’ve loved him since his Fire days, and as previously mentioned, he represents our dear country well!

    I will grieve for Fulham if they get relegated.  Which, let’s be honest, they will.

  79. Gina says:

    HANDS DOWN LADIES THIS ONE BELONGS TO CARLOS!!!!!!!!!!!!  He is too damn fine and I would LOVE to have those thighs wrapped around me!  HA HA!  Just don’t tell my husband!

  80. Well, It’s almost too obvious if I answer this eh?

    My GOD just give him to me…

  81. lose that girl says:

    Chalk up my vote for Nando!

    My fave will always be Owen Hargreaves but alas, he does cover ‘em up with bike shorts….tsk tsk!

  82. Denise says:

    I’d love to say that my vote goes to both, but i can’t. So my vote is going to Torres =] He’s just WAY too hot. Though i gotta give some credit to Carlos, after all he does represent the USA!

  83. Becca x says:

    Ohhh :( This Is Too Hard. Im Forced To Say Carlos shut eye Sorry Nando.

  84. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Well Nando does have some yummy thighs on him, but I’m gonna vote Carlos!!
    Who knew Fulham were hiding those babies away <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

  85. Sarah x says:

    Very Classy Kickette <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />
    As Much As I Love Torres, Ive Goota Go With Boca On This One, Sorry Nando <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

  86. Suzyq says:

    I suspect this will end up going to sweet Torres, but no diggity my vote is for the hot-ass Boca… love him- put him on the finest five kickette!!

  87. sarabee says:

    WOOOH Kickette!! Love your new house!!! Lol! Sexy, just like your Kickettes! Back to the story….im with Bocas thighs on this one. Lovely olive tones to them. And shiny with sweat. Grrrr…  <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="tongue wink" style="border:0;" />

  88. tammyv says:


    USA!!! USA!!  USA!!!  His thighs are devine Plus he is all man; not need for highlighting and waxing crap.

  89. Rebecca says:

    It’s a draw…