imageIt’s that time of year when every stud with a cause poses for a new calendar. And we like that.

Add this one to the bunch: The 2009 version of “Gods of Football,” which includes players from Austrailia’s Rugby League and Aussie Rules Football in a benefit for a foundation that funds breast cancer nurses. Nothing like stripping down for a good cause and producing a calendar and DVD. (Thanks to the guys at Outsports for bringing this to our attention.)

The “Gods of Football” web site includes profiles of the 25 jocks where they answer probing questions, including “If you had your photo taken with anyone, who would it be,” “If you were a meal, what would you be” and “clean shaven, stubble or beard.”

We’ve got a few photos here; there are more at Outsports and more still at “Gods of Football.”

And speaking of calendars with hotties, keep this in mind: The championship-winning rugby players of Life University in Marietta pop into Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse on Saturday to show off their new calendar. The event starts at 2 p.m. Nothing like some local jocks on parade in time for Christmas. Thanks, gay Santa.

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