Our San Francisco 49ers are headed to the Super Bowl stage with the Baltimore Ravens this Friday! With their performance imminent, what better time to compare their athleticism and strength to the discipline of ballet through pictures? Let’s just call it ‘Footballet’.
Wide receiver Michael Crabtree: is this a grand jeté we see?
Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle
Maria Kochetkova in Possokhov's Classical Symphony (© Erik Tomasson)
Aldon Smith: is the outside linebacker going for fifth position here?
Photo: Brian Bahr/Getty Images
WanTing Zhao in Tomasson's Nutcracker (© Erik Tomasson)
Did quarterback Colin Kaepernick get inspiration for his famous ‘Kaepernicking’ celebration from last year’s Chroma? (Answer: probably not.)
Photo: Harry How/Getty Images
Dana Genshaft and Anthony Spaulding in McGregor's Chroma. ( © Erik Tomasson)
And of course whatever happens on Sunday, Alex Smith and co. aren’t the only all-male athletic team performing in San Francisco this spring:
Photo: William G. Mancebo/Tri-City Voice Newspaper
San Francisco Ballet in Morris' Beaux (© Erik Tomasson)
I love this comparison through pictures of the 49ers and the SF Ballet.
I love this post it’s very funny.
Let’s not forget that “Alley-oops!” offside call on Vernon Davis – that was a magnificent leap! But truly, I grew up watching films of Lynn Swan, just because he was so graceful and athletic. He was the reason slo-mo photography was used in the NFL.
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