Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Shaq to play football..and tennis..and baseball?

It looks like I have a new favorite show this year - "Shaq Vs". Debuting in August, Shaquille O'Neal will be the star of a show where he will compete against other top athletes in their respective sport. He came up with the idea for the show as a way to train for the upcoming basketball season.

Athletes that are lined up right now include Aquaman Michael Phelps, Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethilisberger, retired former world boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya, Tennis grunter Serena Williams, St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujlos, and Olympic volleyball gold medalists Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor.

A handicap will be established as part of the competition and Shaq is looking to defeat these other world class athletes at their own game.

Since Shaq completed the Sportscaster U program at Syracuse this past year, I would put my money on this being the first of many opportunities we will have to see Shaq as a TV personality. This will definitely be worth watching - I'm starting the countdown until the first episode.


  1. Shaq is very talented, he is well known and widely perceived as one of dominant NBA player. Well known actor too, I think he just want to try other sports just like football and baseball, no one know he is also good in that sports.^_^

  2. True. We will all have the chance to see how athletic Shaq really is.

  3. I think he will look funny playing tennis. ust because of his size. I wouldn't look forward to seeing him in a TV show. His movie seemed to be really bad, but it was also for kids. Given a great roll, he might surprise me.