Monday, July 20, 2009

Kerrzy's Notebook: Pros vs. Shaq?

Remember last summer when Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco raced a horse for charity and then challenged Michael Phelps to a swimming race? If you enjoyed that, you'll love this:

On August 18th, ABC is debuting a new show called "Shaq vs.," a reality-style show pitting the 7'1 NBA star against top athletes, including Phelps, in their own sports! Think "Pros vs. Joes," but with The Big Aristotle playing the role of the "Joe."

Doesn't that sound awesome?!

Besides taking on Phelps in the pool, Shaq will play football against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, he'll box with Oscar De La Hoya, go swing for swing with Albert Pujols and try to return a Serena Williams serve (or at the very least, out-grunt her).

The report I read didn't mention anything about mixed martial arts, but maybe he'll finally pay Chuck Liddell a visit and get his MMA career started!

His trainer Jonathan Burke says Shaq won't fight while he's playing in the NBA, but if you're very loose with that definition, that could mean he'll only fight in the off-season, right?

Whatever he does, the newest member of the Cleveland Cavaliers better not try to dunk on LeBron James for his show - that footage will never make the cut!

Not sure if the show is going to be funny? Here's a video of Shaq calling out UFC legend Chuck Liddell and the Korean kickboxer that beat up Jose Canseco:

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