Originally posted on the Idea Peepshow:
By now you know. Yeah, “The Avengers” comes out today. The bigness of this movie can’t really be overstated. I mean, it cost like a trillion dollars to make. So, to celebrate this momentous occasion, I wanted to individually acknowledge the awesomeness of each superhero in a superhero kind of way.
What if instead of Robert Downey Jr. and that one really good looking actor whose name I don’t know (you know the one, don’t lie), these characters were all played by modern-day athletes? That’ll be fun.
So, without further ado, here are the athletes I would choose to play “The Avengers,” based on their superpowers.
Iron Man: Got to start with Tony Stark. Who is undeniably talented, filthy rich, globally famous, WEARS RED when he goes to battle and sometimes lets his playboy antics interfere with his superhero duties? Duh, Tiger Woods. Moving right along.
Nick Fury: I’m giving this role to Jamie Moyer. I know, Bill Belichick feels like a natural fit given that he is indeed a master spy like Fury. But I’m giving this one to Moyer based on “Infinity Formula” – the special medication Fury took that halted his aging and allows him to be powerful despite being super old. The man is 49 years old and just pitched seven scoreless innings for crying out loud!
Captain America: A patriotic superhero who protects America before all else and has the greatest physical attributes a human can possibly have. Got to go with an Olympian here. And who better than Michael Phelps. He gets an added bonus for all those medals looking a lot like a pretty indestructible-looking shield.
The Incredible Hulk: Kevin Garnett. No doubt. For one, he plays for the Celtics, so he’s green. And I don’t think there’s another athlete whose anger can be so damn palpable. You know the look, Wolves fans. Yeah, you could say he turns into a somewhat of a monster when enraged or excited.
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