Just following a train of thought from a previous post, in which I discussed a revealing Sports Illustrated cover featuring rival QBs Russell Wilson of the Seahawks and Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers, both of whom seem to be flying commando, so to speak.
The consensus was that though taller and heavier than Russell, Colin came up short in that department. But what most posters missed from an iconographic viewpoint is that Russell’s body is pretty much workaday; Colin’s, ripped and armored with intricate tattoos, is a work of performance art.
And in art history, large genitalia are considered vulgar, as seen in these images of the Apollo Belvedere and the Farnese Hercules.
Yeah, I know, most men would rather identify with Russell – the Super Bowl champ who’s nonetheless an average guy-guy.
Or maybe he’s just happy to see Colin.