Are you Dallas’ hottest Cowboy?

The Dallas Tavern Guild just announced that it’ll be looking for The Hottest Cowboy in Dallas on Facebook. What I thought was just another beefcake contest turns out to be a big deal with rules, regulations and trips to Florida. And why not? Dallas has its share of snug Wrangler wearing gents with a hat. And some are actual cowboys! Here’s the poster.

—  Rich Lopez

Steve Holcomb is straight bear bait

A few months back Resource Center Dallas’ Rafael McDonnell penned a piece for our Viewpoints page about Steven “Holcy” Holcomb, the straight Olympic bobsled champion who refreshingly appreciates his many gay fans. At the time McDonnell noted that there’s even a Facebook fan page called, “Bears for Steve Holcomb,” which now has 1,870 members.

McDonnell reports that on Friday, he got a chance to meet Holcomb face to face. Holcomb was in Fort Worth at a national conference for Advocare, a nutrition and sports supplement company that also lists Cowboys tight end Jason Witten among its clients. Holcomb had invited all his Facebook friends to come to the event at the Fort Worth Convention Center. McDonnell, who sent along the above photo, said this of the encounter:

Jason [my roommate] and I both got pictures, and he told Holcomb that we were the two who were texting him while he competed in Canada. He not only remembered that, he also said that he suspected that the texter was a guy because we didn’t disclose a lot of personal information or offer up a picture. But, in his words, “That’s cool.” I told him about the column I wrote for the Voice and he got a big smile out of that.

As McDonnell noted in his original column, it’s sure nice to see a straight athlete who isn’t so homophobic that he squirms at the thought of having gay followers. But I’m also here to tell you that you don’t have to be a bear to want Holcomb to drive your sled. On the other hand, if you like bears or being chased by bears, you may want to pick up some Advocare.

—  John Wright

Who has the tighter tight end?

Witten-Celek

I’ve heard several people mention over the years that they think Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten, right, is hot. But I’ve noticed that the now-first-place Philadelphia Eagles also have a hunk playing this position, Brent Celek, left. And I’m not just pointing it out because I’m an Eagles fan (although, as I mentioned, they are in first place as of last night). OK, better get back to work now …

—  John Wright