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The Nine Biggest Man Crushes in Sports

Just like us normal guys, some sports figures can’t hide their love for one another. Whether it’s a teammate or a coach, these nine sports-related bromances happened for a reason, so they aren’t going away anytime soon.

 

9. Christian Lopez and Derek Jeter

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You probably don't recognize Christian Lopez's name, but go ahead and do a quick Google search on him and you'll remember who he is: He's the guy who decided giving Jeter his 3,000th hit (which happened to be a home run), was worth a couple autographed bats and jerseys, and some tickets. Are you fucking kidding me? Dude just basically won the lottery by catching that ball, and that's what he chose to cash it in on? You really have to love a dude to do something crazy like that, especially considering he could have asked for a night with Jeter's girlfriend at the time, Minka Kelly.

 

8. Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler

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The quarterback-wide receiver duo got their start in Denver together a couple years ago, and just recently got reacquainted again in Chicago this season. If you're a stats nerd, here's one for you: Cutler looks more towards Marshall than he does at his hot fiancee Kristin Cavallari. When these two are together, there's usually going to be big numbers to follow for both of them.

 

7. Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte

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Maybe it's because they're both Texans, but these two somehow molded a way-too-close friendship away from just playing for the Yanks together. Clemens was a big reason why Pettitte signed with the Astros a couple years ago, and why the Rocket tried (and is still trying) to make a comeback. Sure, there was that whole steroids thing that got each other in some trouble, but did you ever really think they'd rat each other out?

 

6. Brandon Lloyd and Josh McDaniels

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Before Lloyd got paired with former head coach McDaniels in Denver, he was a so-so wideout, never surpassing more than 750 yards in a season. Once he saw his numbers jump to over 1,400 his first year with the coach, you better believe he found his new favorite coach. So much so that he followed McDaniels to his next couple stops, St. Louis and New England, hoping for the same success. Rumor has it they can be caught gazing into each other's eyes during meetings too.

 

5. Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Russ Westbrook

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It's easy to see why these three teammates adore each other. They're all similar in age, and can straight up ball their asses off. All three even won gold this summer together in London. Just like you would your brother, the three play off one another, toss shit back and forth (not literally), and spend crazy time hanging out. If there's a bromance we'd want to join on this list, it's by far this one… just as long as they don't pick out our outfits before going out.

 

4. Tony Romo and Tony Witten

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The two of them are always next to each other on the sidelines, and we know they spend a ton of time together away from it, so there's no denying this one. Witten's known to be Romo's go-to guy on the field, but with the two roommates on road trips and shopping together too, it looks like they just can't get enough of each other.

 

3. Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash

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Both have MVP's. Both are international players. Both know how to party their asses off. When looking for something in a best friend, don't you want similar traits? If so, then these two just about hit it on the head, because when they're together, they definitely know how to have a good time. It's too bad they never won a title together to see some of the antics they'd have busted out.

 

2. Dwyane Wade and LeBron James

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For all the reasons Bron Bron can spew off on why he left Cleveland for Miami, the simplest one is Dwyane Wade. It's one thing to want to play with a guy, but really, it's another when you completely choose to change your life for him.

 

1. John Madden and Brett Favre

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If you've ever heard Madden talk, you know he loves everything about Favre. With as much love as he has for Favre, you'd think the dude has multiple Super Bowl rings on his finger from his golden right arm. Oh, they both have rings, but they were won more than twenty years apart, with Madden up in the commentator booth during Favre's victory. Makes you wonder if the dickture Favre sent to Jenn Sterger was actually intended for Madden instead, doesn't it?