They're damn sexy beasts, er, Mustangs
Bell, Ryan Hickman and Benjamin Mills
An idea floated into The Gazette sports section a few weeks ago.
Who are the sexiest and hottest athletes on the campus of Western?
"Sexy" and "hot" mean many different things to many
different people, and we wanted to stress that sexy could be long, wavy
hockey hair, a chivalrous personality or even the way someone makes a
The results of the survey far outweighed anything we could have ever imagined.
Our e-mail was flooded with the opinion of various fans of Western athletes.
We tabulated the results and uncovered The Gazette readers' and Western
fans' All-Hot Teams.
However, to make the experiment complete, we asked the people anointed
as "hot" a couple of questions.
What is sexy?
Paul Francis: "Smart and slim the active
short brunettes. I'm tired of blondes."
Jimmy Grozelle: "Athletic, short obviously [Grozelle
is 5'7"] and with a sense of humour."
Christian Heffernan: "A thong at the top of the
pants. I don't like having someone who will follow you around all the
time. I like the girls that don't approach you because I don't like someone
throwing themselves all over you at the bar."
Ken Lockhart: "I think sexy has to do with how you
feel about yourself. You have to portray who you really are being
Adam Peaker: "I think girls that have lots of confidence,
a good sense of humour and that are down to earth and can be themselves...
and Jimmy Grozelle."
Jennifer Bain: "A sense of humour and a man who
enjoys Bill Murray movies is terribly sexy."
Lauren Cosentino: "A sense of humour they
have to be really witty. I like a tall and dark guy with rock hard abs."
Lindsay Kennedy: "A sense of humour, the eyes and
people who don't try to be sexy."
Marcy Reeves: "It's all about attitude. I also like
big muscles and height."
Lindsay Whitehead: "Athleticism and confidence."
Are sex and
Paul Francis: "I think they're definitely comparable
because of the appearance of what they're doing. Sports brings a sexy
appeal because you have to stay in shape and perform."
Jimmy Grozelle: "They go together for sure because
of physical activity, but sex is the furthest thing from anybody's mind
when they're on the court."
Christian Heffernan: "Yes. I'll be at a track and
field meet and look at someone who is sexy when I shouldn't be."
Adam Peaker: "I think it is. There is always controversy
in the papers and it's funny because people are making a big deal about
Jennifer Bain: "I believe it is. Unfortunately,
sport is connected with image; the image of the body and the image of
strength. The media focuses on the body and portrays that as sex appeal,
but that is not the epitome of sexiness. Everyone sees sexiness differently."
Lindsay Kennedy: "No, they're not. The media tries
to make them intertwined, but they shouldn't be. Pretending sport and
sex are the same thing trivializes the efforts of the athletes."