When you spend Father's Day with your golf-nut in-laws, you're gonna see some televised golf. We watched the last hour of the U.S. Open, in which both aging and portly Colin Montgomerie and beginning-to-age and portly Phil Mickelson self-destructed, leaving young, lean Australian golfer Geoff Ogilvy to win the tournament. It's not that I'm a sucker for an Australian accent (I don't mind it, of course), but just look at this long drink of water: There's a nice photo in this old BBC article. And his hair's all mussed up in the SI page. It's slim pickings in the golf world—I think Ogilvy's about as good as it gets.
Tennis is loaded with hot men, of course. To wit, James Blake and Andy Roddick. (And this page I ran across doesn't feature the handsomest athletes, but there are streakers.)
I can't think of any exceptional hotties in the arenas of baseball, football, basketball, or hockey. And that's fine. What I need to know now is who the hot World Cup footballers are. Any nominations? I haven't been watching the matches with Mr. Tangerine (instead I've been a World Cup widow), but if you tell me which teams have the best-looking players, I might take an interest.
Wait! I do have a favorite baseball player! It's Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina. I don't know how good a player he is (pretty accomplished, I think), but he's awfully cute, especially when he's talking while solving a crossword puzzle in Wordplay. According to his foundation website, he graduated from Stanford in 3½ years (majored in economics), and the Mike Mussina Foundation provides college scholarships. What's not to like? Other than the fact that he plays for (cough) the Yankees, that is.