Layne, aka Mariner Duck Guy, has put together the 2008 King of the Hardwood contest, a tournament where readers select from the 64 hottest athletes. Past winners have included Jeremy Bloom, Brad Ausmus and Sean Lamont.
Layne has so many worthy nominees, that "American Idol" style, he is trimming the field via reader votes to select the final 64. Round One is up and you can vote which of the eight jocks you want to advance to the tournament. There is a cool slideshow so you can see the contestants. Among this batch of nominees is kickboxer Brandon Templeton. --Jim Buzinski