Last Friday afternoon, on Larimer Square, hundreds of hardbody firefighters from local and national fire and rescue units across the country battled it out in the 23rd annual chili cook-off, a spirited combat whose proceeds benefited the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The firefighters, some of whom went to great lengths to convince the crowds that their chili was tops (playfully accusing fellow firefighters, for example, of making "flatulent chili", while insisting that theirs was "fart-free"), doled out everything from chili con carne and breakfast burritos ladled with green to tamales and tacos, while autographing the yearly firefighters calendar, a beefy page-turner that's now tacked to the walls of jealous men and women all over Denver.
To see the hot bods, and the hot chili they dished up, feast your eyes on the pages after the jump.
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The boys from Arvada Fire and Rescue and their vat of chili con carne. The Aurora firefighters definitely turned out the best booth, complete with calendar centerfolds. Speaking of sexy centerfolds, there's the cover boy and Mr. December making women everywhere hold out false hope. Tasters of red chili con carne and green chile studded with pork. I bought one of these for my ten-year-old son. He's now the most popular boy in the fifth grade. He's changed his career goals, too...to a firefighter. They clearly have more fun that doctors. This one tasted like a campfire. 'nuff said. Start spreadin' the news...it's the New York firefighters! He's hot. But just imagine how long it took to get those six-pack, cover boy abs. Beans, beans, a musical fruit, the more you eat, the more likely you are to sleep alone. The able-bodied firefighters from Longmont. A big-ass burrito smothered with green chile and topped with a garden. More of the green stuff packed with pork and charred chiles. The massive crock of chili con carne from Station 12. Come hither, pretty girls and sink your teeth into my chili. These were the taco on the town on Larimer Square.