Men's Health

SPREAD THE LOVE

ON A CERTAIN few days in March, I know exactly what’ll wake me every morning at six: text messages from my buddy Gordo, an ex-athlete and East Coast finance guy who, in full ex-athlete-and-East-Coast-finance-guy fashion, will need to talk sporting numbers and figures. March Madness, to be exact. I know this because Gordo woke me with the same type of messages every fall Sunday. A sample chain from NFL week 13:

GORDO: “I’m thinking Broncos -5 against the Bengals, Panthers -3.5 against the Buccaneers, and Texans -5 against the Browns. What are you thinking?”

ME: “Broncos definitely. They’re surging, and the Bengals’ QB situation is dismal. Why the Panthers and Texans?”

“It’s a must-win for the Panthers and the

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Men's Health

Men's Health2 min read
Showing What You’re Made Of
NICOLAI MYERS, a national strongman champion, wasn’t sure whether the kid’s shaky, 99-pound body could handle the 30-pound medicine ball. But he asked him to try to lift it anyway. The kid, Miles Taylor, a 24-year-old photographer from Carroll County
Men's Health2 min read
Strength Is For Moving Big Things
“SUMOS ARE much more athletic and fit than people expect. We often carry a lot of fat, but it’s on top of a very solid, muscular structure. It’s just a different body style. We need strength, speed, balance, and flexibility. Because in my sport I’m t
Men's Health2 min read
Not Your Father’s Dad
MY WIFE, AMANDA, and I have a three-year-old daughter named Mercy Rose. The most important thing I’ve learned so far is this: You have to grow up as much as your kids do. See, I knew how to be like the men who orbited me in Alabama in the ’70s, when