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Monday, February 11, 2008

Today in Rugby Thugs

posted by on February 11 at 14:26 PM


I’ve slogged previously about the ridiculous accumulation of attractiveness that is Ben Cohen, and the English rugby star continues to earn my admiration. As Towleroad reports, Cohen recently gave a short interview to Outsports, in which he shared a most enlightened view on the prospect of a gay player in British rugby:

“My impression is that it would be fine to be able to ‘come out’ in rugby. Most rugby players are cool about it and think that people should be allowed to live their lives how they want to, but I can’t speak for everyone….One of my aunties is a lesbian and lives with a female partner. We are all laid back about it because it has always been the same.”

Cohen hearts gays, and gays heart Cohen, so much they propelled him past David Beckham to the top of the Sunday Times’ gay icon list. Aw.

Speaking of gay-friendly rugby thugs, Slog tipper Skweetis directed me to the curious ad below, which scores major points for thug-on-thug mashing but is less successful hyping whatever product it’s supposed to be hyping. (I’m still not quite sure what it is.)

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Hmm I was hoping for some of that Beer. Kissing rugby players is old news.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | February 11, 2008 2:56 PM

ok. that was fucking hot. i seriously thought the two girls were lesbians. but the two hot masculine tattoed rugby looking guys making out was hot and very nice surprise, especially with all of their guy friends around them lettin them be. I love the Brits. Now all they need are two hot soccer guys making out.

Posted by apres_mois | February 11, 2008 2:57 PM

He kinda looks like my kid brother.

Before he blimped up and got a bunch of really inadvisable tattoos.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 11, 2008 3:04 PM

Hot, but I have absolutely no idea why they start making out. Are they saying that the headset had to make the two rugby guys gay in order to get them to shut up for a few minutes?

Posted by boxofbirds | February 11, 2008 3:09 PM

Hot. Hothothot.

Posted by Amelia | February 11, 2008 3:16 PM

And here I thought you were going to be posting this:

Posted by Smegmalicious | February 11, 2008 3:22 PM

The shots of vodka/tequila with the beer made them loose their inhibitions and start making out. now only if that happened at the str8 bars in the u district :)

Posted by apres_moi | February 11, 2008 3:23 PM

btw, i'm sure Dan is enjoying this post :)

Posted by apres_moi | February 11, 2008 3:24 PM

i think it means that the headset blocks out all noise, such that when you use it -- it's as if a bunch of loud roudy rugby guys start quietly and heatedly making out instead of making so much ruckus. though it looks like they were leading up to what some might assume would become a noisy activity, if done right.

Posted by Judith | February 11, 2008 3:34 PM

i feel all funny inside...


Posted by michael strangeways | February 11, 2008 3:50 PM

I want a drunken rugby team to go around roughing up people who talk too loudly into their phones while in public (especially on busses).

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 11, 2008 3:56 PM

I think the ad is saying the phone blocks out noise, much like two rugby players going at it would cause the entire bar to fall silent.

Posted by j.s. | February 11, 2008 4:49 PM

I think we can agree the ad is for the jawbone, which appears to be her cell phone headset.

As for what they're TRYING to imply with the rugby players, both guesses in this thread are great, but because of that it's still unclear to me the intended message.

Posted by Sam | February 11, 2008 5:42 PM

Loved the commercial. Made no sense whatsoever, but I loved it.

Posted by wench | February 11, 2008 8:51 PM

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