In the ninth annual edition of ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue, Brent Burns and Joe Thornton are among the 23 athletes to be featured.
Hey #SJSharks/hockey fans, guess who's bringing some "body check" to ESPN The Magazine's 2017 Body Issue? Hint, things might get...beard pic.twitter.com/ArJjDmHSkh— Ben Guerrero (@brguerrero) June 25, 2017
This shouldn’t be an issue for Jumbo, who is frequently missing his shirt during post-game interviews. According to his cousin Scott Thornton, they had to get bathrobes in San Jose because of Jumbo being naked so often.
“Joe’s the reason we got bathrobes in San Jose. After a game he’d be doing interviews naked or he’d have a jock strap on, innocent things for him, so they went out and bought us official San Jose Sharks bathrobes.”
If just a jock strap is considered innocent by Thornton’s standards, the Body Issue is practically Sports Illustrated for Kids.
Brent Burns seems like he’s always down for weird stuff. There isn’t much that’s weirder than a naked face-off. Thankfully, neither player scored four goals.
Oddly enough this isn't the first time this has happened #ESPNBODYISSUE @Burnzie88 @espn pic.twitter.com/ZXl4ra6fuu— jason demers (@jasondemers5) June 25, 2017
Demers made that photo his Twitter header, as if it isn’t seared onto my brain already.
Also featured will be members of the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team. The full list is embedded below:
Your 2017 Body Issue athletes are ... pic.twitter.com/QjS30QPh6f— ESPN (@espn) June 25, 2017