Athletes striking a pose in their undies shouldn’t surprise you. In a recent USA TODAY article, “Athletes not shy to strut in underwear ads,” it is highlighted that jocks exposed in their underwear is becoming more commonplace.
For a BRIEF trip down underwear lane: In the 1970’s Jockey introduced the first ad of a pro athlete posing in their skivvies. The print ad featured Hall of Fame pitcher, Jim Palmer. Palmer’s ad was the first display of a pro athlete in their underwear. Palmer modeled the Elance bikini brief, the most provocative of the Jockey fashion line.
These days, pro quarterback Tim Tebow has been sporting Jockey underwear. The college gridiron star and Heisman Trophy winner joined Jockey as the spokesman of our Jockey staycool collection – our newest line of men’s and women’s temperature regulating underwear and t-shirts.