See, he's the subject of another interview in this month's GQ (he was last interviewed by the magazine in 2009) in which he comes across as a genuinely good - if slightly thick-headed - guy who seems to have his priorities better placed than most. Rather than worrying how he looks in a photo shoot that accompanies his interview - which is for a men's fashion magazine (or "fashion" depending on how closely your income is linked to the fashion industry.) with the styling, advertorial concerns and everything else that entails - Sanchez smartly deflects any wrongheaded attempts at belittling him for looking good in tight jeans by re-focusing the conversation on a true embarrassment for him: his performance in the previous week's game and then deftly moves on to how he will work to correct that.
As a rule, I have little patience for the aggressively homophobic (but actually hyper-insecure), unapologetically neanderthalic sports world and particularly for its players, but - with this one - I'm willing to cut him some slack. And no, it's not because he's a show tunes fanatic.
Also, Aaron Rodgers has a pencil dick and fuck you, commenter mrw55, for still thinking that an affinity for musicals and show tunes indicates anything more than...an affinity for musicals and show tunes!?
In all seriousness, my primary irritation with all of this is the fact that it's even a story. Why? Because in being published, this just perpetuates the idea that Sanchez has anything whatsoever to be ashamed of in wearing clothes that fit, which further perpetuates a permeating element of sports culture in general - and, ultimately, the concept of manhood itself - which is the idea that our masculinity is constantly called into question and must be proved EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY by completing asinine "tests" like not flinching when someone punches you, denying you've ever enjoyed the sound of music that isn't Pantera or Santana(??) (or enjoyed The Sound of Music, period!) and a thousand other patently ridiculous "proofs" that have nothing to do with being truly manly and everything to do with being a lemming who'll follow anyone off a cliff for fear of being ridiculed.