Mile-High Club: Eric Decker and Jessie James

When Denver’s newly ascendant star Eric Decker isn’t wearing his Broncos uniform, he’s kicking back in jeans with his (pregnant!) country-singer wife, Jessie James, and the crew of their reality series, Eric & Jessie: Game On. Here, he sports the season’s best beat-up, broken-in, and distressed denim—the kind you (almost) never want to take off.

Jason Collins, Gamechanger of the Year

For his entire twelve-year NBA career, Jason Collins has been the consummate under-the-radar guy—a defender, a facilitator, a big, tough seven-footer. Last spring, though, it was finally his turn to be the man in the spotlight, making history by becoming the first openly gay athlete in any of the four major American team sports. The still unsigned (hmmm…) free agent tells Andrew Corsello that even if his playing days are over, his work is just getting started.