On Canada Day, we feel it only right to celebrate a Canadian athlete made good, though perhaps not in a way that anyone expected 20 years ago. Tony Mandarich, whose legal name in the United States is not “NFL Bust Tony Mandarich” despite attempts by the City of Green Bay to force such a change, has turned a non-descript six-year career into a dream job.
He now commutes between his native Ontario, Canada, and the Phoenix area and caters to the Mandarich Media Group. As ON 205TH points out (NSFW-ish?) a core business of the Mandarich Media Group is taking pictures of scantily-clad models (ditto-ish). Why couldn’t we convince Sports Illustrated to call us “The Incredible Bulk”?
Quoting from the Mandarich Models Web site:
“With studios in Phoenix, Arizona & Toronto, Ontario, Char & Tony Mandarich offer a fresh, creative approach to female photography.”
Thank goodness someone is exploring the artistic space in female photography. We always felt that was an underserved market.
All teasing aside, a couple of the pieces show a real sense of humor, which we appreciate. (We really like the “For the Boys” shot, though it’s probably a little too risqué to post here.) Vaya con Dios, Tony Mandarich, and have a maple syrup beer for us today. ¡Viva Canada!