Many athletes seek immortality on the playing field. This guy acquired his beforehand.
During Thanksgiving weekend, I attended "Bodies: the Exhibition" in lower Manhattan. The display consisted of actual corpses, as well as body parts of dead people, used to demonstrate various aspects of the human anatomy. The bodies were preserved using some process that essentially turned them into a type of plastic. And in many cases, as with the guy shown here, parts of the body were cut away to reveal particular aspects of the skeleton, or muscle groups, or the network of blood vessels.
Our friend shown above has been placed in an action pose; the purpose is to show how various muscles interact when the body is running with a football. (Similar displays, elsewhere in the exhibition, depicted corpses in the act of shooting a basketball and throwing a baseball).
Perhaps this particular athlete is running from Cerberus himself. And note that he's not wearing a helmet; I guess when you're in his state of being, you're not too worried about concussions.
And oh, by the way, the people in charge at this exhibition did not allow photography. Of course, that didn't stop me. :)
This photo reached # 183 on Explore, 8/18/07.