May 8th, 2008
The TTO: Habib Beye v Michael Ballack
Welcome to another round of the Thursday Thigh Off, please make yourself comfortable.
Up first is Habib Beye, a French/Sengalese defender for Newastle United. Some random HB info? He has his own theme song by way of the terraces, sung to the tune of Happy Days. (Strangely we have no reports of any songs specifically dedicated to his quads, but we’re sure someone is working on that.) When Habib first joined the EPL, he said he had to work to bulk up in order to deal with the physical side of the English game. He’s also mates with TTO winner Didier Drogba.
Habib’s competition comes by way of Germany: Michael Ballack. Mr. B has just been offered a three-year deal to stay with Chelsea and to continue to flex and contract his thighs exclusively during that period. Michael gives good height – he’s 6″2’, he plays in midfield and he has his own website if you’re interested in spending some clicking time elsewhere.
Who takes the title this round, dear readers?
images courtesy of ZUMA/KEYSTONE Press
Congrats to last week’s winner, the lush Paolo Maldini, who beat the some seriously thightastic competition from Micah Richards. Don’t worry Micah, you’re young, you will eventually get over this loss.