April 24th, 2008
The TTO: Xabi Alonso v Joe Cole
It’s two of our favourites in the Thursday Thigh Off this week: Liverpool’s Xabi Alonso going quad to quad against Chelsea’s Joe Cole.
Before we weigh up the options, let us remind everyone that this is strictly a visual competition. Please try not to let your love or hate of a particular team influence your ability to view these athletes as objects.*
We have always had a soft spot for Joe Cole – sure, some may argue that he has a large head, he wears his shorts too high, etc. We pay them no mind. Mr. C, we like. That said, we are becoming increasingly concerned by the bald patch we saw on the back of his head during the recent CL games.
Also: one has to appreciate a man who occasionally stands against the trend of those bastard underthing-thigh blockers so many ballers are wearing as standard these days.
As for Xabi, his spot on our finest five (to be updated next week) continues to be well deserved. He’s Spanish, he’s sexy, he barely speaks English. Works for us.
Congratulations to last week winner – by a very narrow margin - Zlatan Ibrahimovic’. Sorry Carra, better luck next thigh.
* The suggestion to show only legs and thus create a more anonymous (and fairer) thigh off has been noted. Our issue is that without heads and upper torsos, the images lose a little of their glory and become a tad random-leggish for our liking.