Summer blues: NBA/MLB/NFL Dream 11

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by ddw31089, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. ddw31089

    ddw31089 New Member

    Jun 14, 2004
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    My god the summer is going slowly. To help us all pass the time and do something else besides endlessly comparing Adu and Messi, and checking transfer gossip multiple times per day, I thought we could do something equally as useless, but more entertaining.

    It's simple. Just pretend every professional athlete in the US had chosen to play soccer. Then chose your starting eleven (subs optional) to represent the US in our own little dream world.

    Athletes from all sports are valid for the team (including golf, so yes everyone, John Daly is an option).

    Here's my team.

    Tim Duncan: Gigantic calming presence. Corner kicks also wouldn't be a danger as he would go up and catch all of them.

    Champ Bailey: Supremely athletic fullback would never get beat off the dribble.
    Ben Wallace: Unstoppable presence in the air. Would talk ******** and intimidate with his afro. Also would likely be suspended everyother game.
    Brian Urlacher: Bigger faster stronger version of John Terry
    Brian Leetch: Sentimental pick would be pure class on the left.

    Terrel Owens: Fast blackman #1. Rummenigge on steroids.
    Mike Modano: Great vision, strong, and flowing hair. Perfect central mid.
    Allen Iverson: Great competitor who would dominate the midfield as well as being the most tatooed soccer player in the world.
    Charles Woodson: Fast blackman #2

    Michael Vick: Dominant.
    Randy Moss: Has as much flair, speed and good looks as Ronaldinho & Ronaldo. Also jumps really high.

    Randy Johnson: Comedy value alone. And could throw the ball the entire length of the field to Moss on counter attacks.
    Kevin Garnett: Tall and scary.
    Vince Carter: Could fill in at defense or as a targetman if a late goal was needed.
    Derek Jeter: Despite my dislike for him he would probably be a great leader in the center of the park

    That's my team. Of the starting eleven there are 6 football players, 3 basketball players and 2 hockey players. No baseball players, but then again 2 of them made my bench.
  2. Anteater10

    Anteater10 New Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd have Justin Gatlin somewhere in there, fastest man on earth.
  3. special_k

    special_k Red Card

    Aug 5, 2004
    Brunswick/Cle, OH
    Hi my name is Asafa Powell. I just broke the world record in the 100m a few weeks ago. I am now unofficialy officialy the fastest man in the world.
  4. The Big Ticket

    The Big Ticket New Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    MN -> UIUC
    Hi, my name is Tony. I also hold a record, but it involves eating pies. :(
  5. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is a fun, absolutely meaningless thread -- nothing more, nothing less.

    That said, Jeter's my #10, if Vick can't play the position, no question about it.

    If anything, this could provide a great debate as to what predominant skills in these athletes' respective sports apply to soccer from an American perspective, and what positions they might have played.

    I'll have to brainstorm my first XI plus five subs at some point -- but no mention of Lance Armstrong? Arguably the best athlete on the planet, has tremendous sense of guts, and he is a champion in every sense of the word.

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