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"Anyway," he said, "we want you and Struby to round up a team and write about playing in the thing." (Struby is fellow Mag writer Tim Struby, whom I'd met a few times but knew nothing about other than that he's more than a half-foot shorter than me, used to model and didn't seem the volleyball type.)"Sweet," I replied. "White Thorn is a nudist lodge."Legend has it that nearly 3,000 years ago, a Greek runner named Orsippus won an Olympic race after losing his loincloth.And now I'm being asked to follow his lead, to proudly continue the legitimate if under-the-radar tradition of nude competition.
Miss Cleveland, who is also taking part in the new stage show, said: ‘On top of seeing their comedy heroes, fans are going to be seeing a much bigger show, a much more exciting show.
This column appears in the October 19 Body Issue of ESPN The Magazine. On a gray September Friday, we sit in a western Pennsylvania pizzeria, sharing appetizers and uncomfortable conversation. A couple of months earlier, one of my editors had called with an assignment.
A bartender, a trainer, a teacher, a college kid and a couple of hack writers -- six disparate souls with little in common except the dawning reality of what is about to come. He told me about a wildly competitive volleyball tournament held each September not too far from Pittsburgh at a resort called the White Thorn Lodge.
Now, I may never have had a proper nudist experience, but I will admit to being a bit of an exhibitionist.
I spent the first couple of years after college working at a Club Med resort, where I was approximately 8 percent clothed during the day -- and even less so at night.