Trading Spaces – Athletes

Tabors-039_1_2Today marks the start of a new recurring column here. It’s called Trading Spaces. Are there people you would consider trading spaces with?

Over the next few weeks we will look at several categories. I am open to suggestions but I plan to discuss musicians, actors, politicians, news media personalities and other leaders. Seriously if you have a suggestion shoot me a note.

Today, for the first category, let’s talk Professional Athletes. Who are the pro athletes that you would consider trading spaces with? Who would you like to be for the day?

I have had a bit of a tough time narrowing it down to be quite honest. But I have finally come up with a list. I really do hope that you will take a moment to share yours with me in the comment section.

Here we go:

5. LeBron James – Have you been to Cleveland lately? This dude practically owns the city. It would be cool to walk in his shoes.
4. Shaquille O’Neal – In my opinion he is the biggest personality in sports. Hilarious. His new series “Shaq vs….” is going to be awesome!
3. Tiger Woods – I would love to know what it’s like to hit a golf ball like him. The bank account would be pretty sweet too!
2. Peyton Manning – Our hometown hero. Imagine being him on the day you wipe the field with the Patriots? Epic.
1. Albert Pujols (yes I know, quite a shock huh? 🙂 – The dude is having a monster year. Imagine hitting a grand slam (or 5) in a sold out Busch Stadium in St. Louis?

Those who nearly made the list: Yadier Molina (Cardinals catcher), Derek Jeter (Yankees shortstop), Y.E. Yang (just kidding but he did stare down Tiger and win), Greg Norman (The Shark has always been a favorite of mine), Michael Jordan (Imagine being vintage MJ knocking down those championship winning shots)

There you have it….my list of the pro athletes I would enjoy trading spaces with for a day. My list is probably fairly obvious.

How about you?

2 Responses to “Trading Spaces – Athletes”
  1. Terry Hayes says:

    Cool topic.

    1. Greg Lemond – while Lance Armstrong is undeniably great, Greg Lemond is still my favorite pro cyclist having been the first American to win the tour. To be able to ride like that just once, especially over the huge mountain passes or to be able to ride at 30mph for 5 hours straight, would be incredible.

    2. Michael Jordan – being a short guy I have always wanted to feel what it is like flying through the air and dunking the ball.

    3. Most any Indycar or F1 driver – I seriously would have loved to have been a driver. What an absolute thrill.

    4. Pele or David Beckham – I have always admired the finesse and skill of pro soccer players. To juggle a ball or catch a goal kick between my foot and shin would be cool.

    5. Roger Federer – he has been on top for a long time and seems like a nice guy. Again, lots of finesse here. The bank account would be nice too.

  2. Chris Philbeck says:

    This is easy:

    1. Brian Tabor
    2. Joey Santos
    3. Anyone else who has the courage to eat like Brian Tabor and Joey Santos

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