Welcome everyone to the Bench Warmer’s Super Duper Six. A new little thing that I will be doing. Every Thursday, we are going to look at a big trend in the sports world, do some research, and then come up with our top 6 in that category. Why 6? Well, this is an attempt to be original, you got the T-mobile Fave Five, the Fantastic Four, and the Dynamic Duo. I am just showing 6 some love. Confused? Don’t worry after a little while you will get the hang of it:
Dimitri Young has been playing out of his mind as of late, so well that he started a fashion statement. The Meathook, as he is so affectionately called by his fans, got me thinking. Who are the best fat athletes of all time? After a ton of research. Get it, its a pun, a ton…I came up a list of the best fat athletes of all time, well at least of my time. And don’t go looking for linemen or sumo wrestlers here:
6. Phil Mickelson
The sleeper of this list. Why is the three time major-champion on this list you ask? Two words. Man boobies. I mean, just look at the picture up above. You can see his breasts through his shirt. Believe me, I know from experience, that should not happen.
5. Robert Traylor
Here is a guy who’s nickname catapulted him into this list. Robert “Tractor” Traylor didn’t really do much in the pros, with a career average of 4.8 PPG and rumor has it he is playing for some random team in Puerto Rico. But his nickname and the fact that he did break a backboard, gets him in the Super Duper Six.
4. Tony Gwynn
No Tony Gwynn did not have a catchy nickname, playing on his weight. He is on this list because he could flat out hit. He is an eight-time batting champion with over 3,000 hits and a career batting average of .338. I guess that’s good enough to get on this list.
3. Cecil Fielder/Prince Fielder
This father and son combo probably can’t ride in the same car or walk over a bridge together for fear of their own lives and the lives of others. There is a legitimate chance that these two weigh over 600 pounds. If we were to weigh them, we would have to use one of those scales that trucks get weighed on. OK, enough of the fat jokes, these two can pound home runs out of the park. There is a rumor that at 15 little(used loosely here) Price hit a home run out of a major league park.
2. John Daly
That picture almost made me put him at the #1 spot. Almost. Jon Daly is one of the most loved pro golfers despite his size, drinking problems, gambling, domestic abuse, and his lack of winning. Despite all the problems, he is a major champion and normally chats it up with the crowd when he plays. Who would of thought that there would be two golfers in this list? With all that swinging and stuff, you would think they were all lean and mean.
1. Charles Barkley
How can a list of the best fat athletes not include the “Round Mound of Rebound.” Not only is he one of the NBA’s top 50 players, ever, but he is on the best NBA post-game show, and he got a mug shot.
There you have it, the first ever Super Duper Six. If you have any suggestions, or think I made mistakes with this list, leave a comment with your suggestions.