Who's in the bunker with you?
This morning on my way into work I heard a bit on the radio from Packers' radio announcer Wayne Larrivee. Larrivee imagined a scenario in which you were under fire in a bunker. What three current athletes would you want in that bunker with you? Larrivee chose Packers' receiver Donald Driver, Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios and Andres Nocioni of the Chicago Bulls.
Who would I choose? Well, I want brains and brawn. I don't want chickens, but I also don't want a crazy gunslinger (sorry Brett Favre) that's going to get all of us killed. So, after careful consideration, here are my picks:
Tiger Woods: This is an easy choice. First of all, Tiger's dad probably taught him some lessons from his time in 'Nam. Tiger is also the most mentally tough person in sports - there's no chance he'd crack under pressure. Plus, I think Woods would encourage me and the rest of my bunker mates to fight harder and be the best we can be. If I start freaking out, I can count on Tiger to slap me in the face and yell at me to "Snap out of it!"
Angel Cordero: Cordero doesn't ride in horse races anymore, but he's still active in the sport as an exercise rider. I'd choose Cordero for two reasons. First, he's small and wouldn't take up too much room in the bunker. Second, he's a daredevil on hooves and is absolutely fearless. He's the guy we could send to sneak through enemy lines on the seemingly suicidal mission.
Atari Bigby: Woods and Cordero bring mental toughness and fearlessness, but we still need some brawn. In addition to brawn, my bunker "team" needs someone who can follow orders. Bigby, a Green Bay Packers safety, is my guy. He's young, fast, athletic and likes to hit people. Hard. He can be a bit of a loose cannon, but that's okay - I don't mind that attitude in someone if they're not the leader.
Who would you choose?
Posted by at February 5, 2008 09:18 AM
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|# February 5th, 2008 9:38 AM BVBigBro|
|Not Woods or Cordero, they both work alone.
Joe Krabbenhoft - We need someone who always knows the right thing to do.
The other replacement would have to be a cheap shot artist of some sort. If death is on the line, why not cheat?
|# February 5th, 2008 9:41 AM kris|
|Krabby is an excellent choice. I thought about Brian Butch, because I like his fire, but he's too injury prone.
I was thinking Bigby could fill that cheap shot role.
|# February 5th, 2008 9:48 AM james|
|Daniela Hantuchova (tennis)
Lokelani McMichael (triathlon)
Missy Gibson (surfing)
|# February 5th, 2008 9:58 AM kris|
|Well if the goal is to just die happy, then I'd like to change my picks to:
Brendan Hansen (swimming)
Roger Federer (tennis)
David Carr (football)
Although, I bet these guys are still good fighters and stuff. Well, except for David Carr ;-)
|# February 5th, 2008 10:12 AM james|
|it's not about dying. i can take care of myself. i need someone to clean up the foxhole, though. |
|# February 5th, 2008 10:13 AM kris|
|Those kind of girls don't clean. If you want cleaning girls, you need to be lookin' at the WNBA |
|# February 5th, 2008 4:40 PM Squibbly|
|Haha. Stuff like this is why I love this site. Well there are other reasons... but yeah... you guys are awesome. |
|# February 5th, 2008 5:48 PM kris|
|Well cmon Squibbly, you gotta make YOUR picks. |
|# February 5th, 2008 6:24 PM themandownthehall|
|Hey, how do you get the pictures up here?
My 3? easy, the doctor who ladies:
Rose aka Billie Piper, Martha aka Freema Ageyman and Donna aka Catherine Tate.
|# February 5th, 2008 7:40 PM kris|
|I think you're missing the point that we're looking for current athletes, not just hot chicks or guys. |
|# February 5th, 2008 8:05 PM themandownthehall|
|Sorry, you're right. Missed the point. Ok, seriously, 3 athletes.
Gotta have protection, so, let's go with Mike Tyson. He likes to fight and I can hide behind him.
Gotta have money so Michael Jordan is next.
Finally gotta have the hottie to spend the time with. Danica Patrick covers that plus she can get me the heck out of dodge when Tyson goes crazy and attacks.