Sports Illustrated can keep their whole beautifully air brushed super model thing with their yearly swimsuit issue. ESPN's Body Issue is something different all together.
Sure, the focus is still on bodies. But there's something beyond mere sexiness when it comes to the bodies of these athletes. We all know that Blake Griffin can dunk over a car. But now we know why.
The Body Issue focuses on the human form in a different sort of way. And we also get to see Hope Solo naked. Two big pluses in my book.
While there are a handful of athletes that we'd love to see in the Body Issue, there are just as many that we'd like to avoid—a few we'd really like to avoid.