Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Top 11 People in Sports that Look Like Fictional Characters

The title pretty much says it all. It’s easy to look like somebody real, but it takes something special to look fictional. So here we honor those talented individuals. The fictional characters derive from a few of my favorite TV shows, movies, and one commercial. The comparison is based primarily on physical characteristics, but surprisingly a few couples share more than just exterior similarities. Enjoy!

11. Jake Plummer: Geico Caveman

The caveman is technically non-fiction, but the geico caveman living in Today's world is definitely fiction. This comparison is one of the couples that share more in common than looks. The Geico caveman is under appreciated and not given a fair chance. Similarly, Jake Plummer (like every other quarterback following Elway) was never given much of a chance in Denver.

10. Jason Kidd: Lord Voldemort from Harry Potter

Both terrify me, and I'm pretty sure Jason Kidd has a few horcruxes hidden away somewhere.

9. John Chaney: Archimedes from The Sword in the Stone

Is it a coincidence the Temple Owls coach John Chaney looks like an owl? No, I'd say it's more like fate. Aside from looks, Chaney and Archimedes both share brains, stubbornness, and resting on tree branches.

8. Lou Holtz: Grandpa from The Simpson’s

Loveable? Both of them. Senile? One of them, but it's tough to say which one!

7. Mike Shanahan: ET

Two of my favorite characters happen to be so very similar. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a good picture of ET screaming (like in the scene when Drew Barrymore first see's him), but these pictures do display the similar skin tones and wrinkled necks. Not to mention both have glowing hearts!

6. Charlie Villanueva: Leonardo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

When I was younger I wanted to be a Ninja Turtle, as I got older I began to realize it could never be... I don't have fast enough reflexes to be a ninja. Villanueva has the looks and might have the athleticism.

5. Tony Siragusa: Jabba the Hut

Both are a force to be reckoned with and I imagine without the headset and the shirt they'd be indistinguishable.

4. Alexi Lalas: Animal from The Muppets

Muppets and US soccer are like Peanut Butter and Pickles: A great combination often overlooked.
3. Pau Gasol: Big Bird from Sesame Street

Many argue Pau to look more like a Llama, but first of all llamas are the worst and second I think these pictures speak for themselves.
2. John Daly: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

They are more body doubles than anything else, and each have a bit of a temper. However, no matter what these characters do, show up hung over to a golf tournament or attack New York City, they'll always have a special place in our hearts.
1. Al Davis: Gollum from Lord of the Rings

Al Davis and Gollum share much in common other than obviously their physical appearance. They're both crazy, both in search for a ring, and both eat fish right out of the river.

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