My good friend, Jibreal, who had introduced me to Autralian shot putter, Justin Anlezark, has just emailed me some cool photos (updated with creative photo titles) and a link to a YouTube 60-second interview where one of the questions was: “Who would you turn gay for?”
Love the accent. Unfortunately, I was not familiar with the person’s name he mentioned to answer that provocative question…
Thanks to Jibreal, he had pointed me out to Australian shot putter, Justin Anlezark. Just when I thought that only the American Shot Putting Trifecta of Reese Hoffa, Christian Cantwell, and Adam Nelson are the only ones who are going to be at the Olympics (I’m calling “Clean Sweep” — lol), I find out that there are actually other shot putters out there! -_^
Justin Anlezark has quite a trying tale for his road to the 2008 Olympics (check it out here). Stories like that bring me back to my discussion on why I kinda hate sports, sometimes. But at the same time, these are just the very stories that would truly evoke the power and wonder of the human spirit.
Photo from The New York Times
(Big thank you to the woofy Big Fat Hairy Dave
for spotting this awesome photo.)
And here are some newer photos of Christian Cantwell in JAMD.
Get your recording equipment ready. The Olympics is about to begin…
Reese Hoffa gives advice on shot putting.
More importantly, there’s a clip of him shot putting… get ready for it…
I can die now.
[EDIT: I have been reanimated to provide you guys and gals a collage from that awesome video clip…]
That top-right image came from The University Of Georgia: Georgia Magazine.
[EDIT AGAIN: I just noticed YouTube’s “Watch in high quality” option. So here’s the high quality version collage that made Mr. Hoffa even wider. And that “slimmer” photo of him in the red shorts is from a 2004 article from AugustaChronicle.com.]
And while Hoffamania is going wild, make sure to check out NBCOlympics.com for many more Reese Hoffa videos and interviews. My personal favorite is “The goofy and talented Reese Hoffa.”
What a heartwrenching and inspirational interview. That’s all I can say about the personal story he has publicly shared with us.
Other than that, Mr. Reese Hoffa is still looking as woofy as ever. I’m cheering on for him to win the gold.
These photos of the super woofy shotputter, Reese Hoffa, are just way too cute for words. Awww…
Wait. It gets better. Here is a video of him solving the Rubik’s Cube… So what makes it even better? He’s wearing an “It’s A Liger” t-shirt. LOVE. (Or should I say “Pretty much my favorite animal”?)
Here’s a great Wired.com article on my favorite shotputter and how he loves to skateboard and play video games. Surprisingly, he loves the Metal Gear Solid Games. Wow! Is it possible for me to fall in love with him even more? Apparently so! ^_^
The following BearFic writes for itself… 😉
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