Top 10 sports movie characters I'd like to be
Every Sunday, RGJ columnist Chris Murray will count down a top 10 list (and post it online Friday). This week's list counts down the 10 fictional sports movie characters he'd most like to be in real life (because everything always seems perfect in a fictional life).
1. Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez from The Sandlot: This is my favorite childhood movie, so it's an easy pick. What kid who grew up in the 1990s didn't want to be Benny the Jet? He was the leader of the ragtag group of young ballplayers and the only guy with enough courage to jump the fence to take on "The Beast," which turns out to be a big dog. The Jet also became a big league player, which isn't a bad life.
2. Ty Webb from Caddyshack: Let me get this straight: Chevy Chase's Webb comes from money (his dad owns a golf course), he's a naturally gifted golfer and he's a free spirited playboy. He even gives away an uncashed check for $70,000. I'd sign up for that. No work. Free golf. Chick magnet. A solid case for the top spot.
3. Willie Mays Hayes from Major League: I would love to be any of the characters from Major League, including the team's announcer, Harry Doyle, played by Bob Uecker, but if I "Anadrol 50" had to pick one, it's Willie Mays Hayes, who wasn't even invited to the team's training camp but shows up anyway and earns a starting job. Wesley Snipes' Hayes can't hit, but he sure can run, plus he wore the No. 00, which is cool.
4. Clubber Lang Anadrol Keifei from Rocky III: I pity "Achat Anabolisant Belgique" the fool who disagrees with this pick. Mr. T's depiction of Clubber Lang was awesome. Lang has as much swagger as any sports movie character ever and had one of the best lines in sports movie history. When asked, "What's your prediction for the fight?" he answers simply, "Pain."
5. Mr. Miyagi from Karate Kid: You could argue for this "Anaboliset Aineet" movie's young kid, Daniel LaRusso, but I'll take the wisdom of Pat Morita's Mr. Miyagi. He was smart enough to trick his protg into washing and waxing his car and painting his house, plus Miyagi can catch flies with chopsticks. I've always fancied myself an intellectual and philosopher of sorts, so Mr. Miyagi and his bonsai trees are quite appealing.
6. Johnny Utah from Point Break: Who wouldn't want to be a Keanu Reeves character? The former Ohio State quarterback turned FBI agent turned surfer was a bit of a moron, but Johnny Utah lived an "Anaboliset Aineet" exciting life, chased bad guys and got to surf every day. Not a bad life. Plus, this is the Cure Turinabol 2017 best surfing movie ever.
7. Jonathan "Mox" Moxon from Varsity Blues: I didn't play high school football (who wants to go through double days in the summer?), but I can only imagine what it's like Anavar Zmrc to be a star high school quarterback in football crazed "buy cheap jintropin online" Texas. James Van Der Beek's Mox is just that. He was originally a backup, but gets elevated after an injury to the starter and gets to live the life of the biggest star in town.
8. Roy Hobbs from The Natural: Other than getting shot in the stomach by a mysterious woman, Hobbs' life is pretty sweet, a baseball prodigy who can hit a homer or strike out an opponent whenever he wants. Hobbs is a tormented figure for a variety of reasons, but his skill is unique and superb.
9. Sanka Coffie from Cool Runnings: Loosely based on a true story, this movie tells the story of Jamaica's 1988 Winter Olympic qualifying bobsled team. I've always wanted to visit Jamaica, so being Sanka would fulfill that criteria. On top of that, he's patriotic, hilarious and always having fun, all good characteristics.
10. Adam Banks from The Mighty Ducks: Plenty of options with this movie and I was going to go with Goldberg, the team's heavyset goalie, but decided instead to go with the team's star player in Banks, although I'm not so sure about his nickname in the movie (Cake Eater). Not sure I want to be called that.
Next five: 11. Ivan Drago from Rocky IV; 12. Happy Gilmore from Happy Gilmore; 13. Crash Davis from Bull Durham; 14. Sidney Dean from White Men Can't Jump; 15. Jimmy Chitwood from Hoosiers.