The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bruno Mars perform during the Super Bowl halftime show
If there was one thread running through the Super Bowl
last night – other than Joe Namath's coat
– it was the astounding plethora of shirtless men, in commercials
and otherwise. Not that we're complaining.
Here are our favorites.
It's kind of odd that an English soccer player managed to out-shirtless and out-tattoo two American rockstars who are legendarily shirtless, but Becks managed to beat the members of Red Hot Chili Peppers at their own torso game.
Terry Crews will always be hilarious. Terry Crews is frequently shirtless. By combining those two elements, then adding The Muppets, something glorious came into being, like a rare chemical compound.
Anthony Kiedis and Flea
Flea and Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show
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Both of these men are 51 years old. Let that sink in for a minute, and then realize that this pair have probably spent more aggregate time shirtless than Lorde has been alive
The Bodybuilders of the GoDaddy Ad
In years prior, GoDaddy's Super Bowl ads may have been viewed as sexist. This year, they at least nodded towards equality by having just as many shirtless men in their ads as women. (We're still on the fence about seeing Danica Patrick with huge artificial muscles, though.)
Tim Froemke, the "SeaHulk"
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is the nom de guerre
of one Tim Froemke, a 56-year-old Seattle-area bodybuilder and electrician, who for the past eight years has been painting himself green and black and cheering on the Seahawks. Froemke enlists the help of Dutch Bihary of ContoursFX.com, a professional airbrush artist, to get into "character" – Froemke's union, Electrical Workers Local 191, flew Bihary to New York to do his paint for the Super Bowl.
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