Originally Posted by Anon La Ply
Dude buddy and pal are no go - at least "mate" implies that there's mating going on. You want proof? Football players :) They call each other "mate" all the time and it's obvious that they all really dig that m2m contact after they win or someone scores. Not sure how their wives cope - if I was married to someone who did what they do in public I'd be embarrassed lol
This is what happens when I smoke :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUcBbdICuS8
The difference in guys in sports messing with each other is that it is totally not with any feelings behind that other than just excitement about winning. I bet most of the don't even think about what they are doing or how it looks because they are just messing around.