Comments: The Big Book for Boys

Keep an eye out for crunchy socks.

Posted by Rave at February 16, 2011 12:18 AM

I remember the first swimsuit issue I saw. I remember thinking that the swimsuits looked painted on. Turns out more than a few of them were. . .

Posted by Andrew Phule at February 16, 2011 02:16 AM

@ Rave: YUCK!!! ;)

Posted by Erica at February 16, 2011 06:26 AM

Rave- Yeah, I don't go there mentally with my boys. That's nasty.

Andrew- Funny you should say that. My husband said to my son, "Did you see the ones with painted on bathing suits?" and my son started to laugh and shake his head. I didn't know they had those in there!

Posted by Bou at February 16, 2011 08:26 AM

You're a good Mom, Bou. Too many are stressed over things that are perfectly natural and pass that stress to their offspring.

Rave - Don't worry; I thought it. ;)

Posted by pam at February 16, 2011 09:10 AM

So "he feels a little lost without football"....
My middle grandson is in good company. The 'Nole and I always go through withdrawal between the last football game and the beginning of March madness. This period of time is known as the "Dark Ages", and one of the few bright spots in the Dark Ages is the SI swimsuit issue. Just tell T-man to enjoy the eye-candy, and when the NCAA playoff ladder for March madness comes out in the sports section, he'll know that once again all's right with the world.

Posted by Amngus of Islay at February 16, 2011 09:46 AM

I could never get into Basketball. Thank God for NASCAR though.

Posted by Andrew Phule at February 16, 2011 09:51 AM

Does this mean I have to go out and get the boy a SI Feb issue? giggle - he says he is "shopping" for a girlfriend, much to the delight of his older sisters...

Posted by patti at February 16, 2011 12:02 PM

Jessica Gomes is smoking hot. Also, a couple nice backside shots of Irina Shayk.

Posted by Toluca Nole at February 16, 2011 08:37 PM

Oh Rave, you did not have to go there.

But seriously, there should be some articles in there somewhere. They used to have articles about all the havoc the photographers and models went through to get the shots. Who froze ... who got sand or critters in odd places ... which airline lost their luggage ... and lastly a promise of normal sports articles in future issues.

A couple of years they had eye candy for the wives with partially dressed players posing with their scantily clad wives. Don't know if they do that know.

And Angus, it isn't just that the sports field is quiet about now, but SI is looking to puff up their readership numbers so they can charge higher advertising rates. That one mid-February issue out sells the other 51 weekly issues so much that it really alters the average issue readership numbers.

Posted by The Thomas at February 16, 2011 11:41 PM

They fit some writing in there. A Q&A from Dan Patrick, some bits about the locations, small interview with the photographer, chicks talking about me...stuff like that.

Posted by Toluca Nole at February 17, 2011 04:50 PM

"(Although tortoises do the egg thing, they do mount each other for some reason as well.)" LOL! Made me think your mother hadn't explained what roosters and hens do.

Posted by Carl Brannen at February 17, 2011 11:56 PM

@Rave: That's why my kids do their own laundry!

Posted by Mrs. Who at February 19, 2011 09:40 AM

You handled it perfectly. My son, 25, just got married. You brought back memories! I think he saved every swimsuit issue since he was 12! Was a huge sports player in H.S. and college and was very good at all. I need to dig that box out and send it home to his new wife! Oh those stages, and so normal! Enjoy, they grow up fast and they need a great mom like you to get through the "girls", good girls and bad girls! Good Luck!!

Posted by Cindy at February 19, 2011 10:48 AM

I've said it before and will say it again: you seem to live in your own sitcom. Between Bones' antics and comments from your middle son like "I just... can't get away from it. It's EVERYWHERE!"
Priceless. Hollywood could never dream this up.

Posted by diamond dave at February 19, 2011 11:43 AM

.... I too remember my first swimsuit issue.... Kathy Ireland & Paulina Porizkova... I think that I had the centerfold of Paulina taped to the back of my bedroom door for a while....

Posted by Eric at February 19, 2011 12:11 PM