Saturday, July 24, 2010
Pros Vs. Joes
I witnessed and incredible display of athletic ability a few days ago watching Pros Vs. Joes. Hakeem Olajuwon, Rick Fox, and Kenny Smith took on Donovan McNabb, Terrell Owens, and Antonio Gates in a 3 on 3 challenge. To my surprise the former NBA players didn't win. I realize Nabb and Antonio Gates played college basketball but I didn't expect them to beat NBA champions. Usually football plates are somewhat one dimensional and gravitate towards the pigskin because they have no other choice. It is clear that any one of the "Joes" could have played in the NBA. They would have suffered less wear and tear on their bodies and probably would have had a longer career. The irony of it all is that Terell Owens, Donovan McNabb, and Antonio Gates are all potential hall of fame football players. Had they taken the easy way out the trio would never have achieved greatness. They could've been "good" basketball players (Charlie Ward) but not "great". We sometimes forget how gifted professional athletes are. Pros Vs. Joes put it all in perspective.