Friday, April 11, 2008

NHLers who look like celebs

A few direct hits but a lot of groaners in this SI.com look at hockey players and their celebrity twins.

Number 22 is in poor taste.
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19 Comments:

At 6:37 PM, April 11, 2008, Anonymous Laura said...

How could they miss Patrick Sharp and Eric Bana??

 
At 6:48 PM, April 11, 2008, Blogger Jeremy said...

In poorer taste than Ovechkin's and Markov's...although I did cringe a bit, I also laughed pretty hard.

 
At 7:04 PM, April 11, 2008, Anonymous mbourque said...

Some of those are halarious...and an insult to the players (most notably: Alex Ovechkin).

 
At 7:07 PM, April 11, 2008, Blogger Andrew Bucholtz said...

Ovechkin's was awesome, but the Iginla one is pretty bad. However, Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg really look like Harry Connick Jr. and Ryan Reynolds: guess we know who's on call if they ever make a movie about the Avalanche (called A Few Old Men, perhaps?)

 
At 7:18 PM, April 11, 2008, Blogger Adam C said...

All right, Andrei Markov and Rowan Atkinson was kind of funny. And it looked like Marco Sturm was trying to look like Adam Sandler. But Iginla and Tyson really was in poor taste - and I'm aware that they both have dark skin tones.

 
At 9:17 PM, April 11, 2008, Blogger pennersmom said...

Just curious, why is it in bad taste to some? Because Tyson's an ex-con?

 
At 10:16 PM, April 11, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get the "poor taste."
Somebody from the PC squad please explain.

 
At 11:14 PM, April 11, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

iginla's black
tyson's black

i guess they look alike!

 
At 11:15 PM, April 11, 2008, Anonymous b said...

They should have named the feature
"NHL players resembling people you've never heard of but we happen to have some pictures handy"

Seriously, who the heck were those people

 
At 11:47 PM, April 11, 2008, Blogger J.R. said...

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At 11:58 PM, April 11, 2008, Blogger Adam C said...

To the clueless:

How would you like to be told you look like a rapist?

 
At 1:17 AM, April 12, 2008, Blogger pennersmom said...

Why does so much have to read into it? They DO look very similar, at least in that picture. That's why it's there.

 
At 2:00 AM, April 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where was Wayne Gretzky and Meryl Streep?

 
At 2:39 AM, April 12, 2008, Blogger Joe said...

WHERE WAS JEREMY ROENICK AND TONY HAWK?

Me and my best friend have been saying they look EXACTLY alike for YEARS.

 
At 1:47 AM, April 13, 2008, Blogger Cali Hussein Tejano said...

They could have done Iginla and ARod, but that's not much of an improvement. I would have picked Iginla and Barack Obama myself.

 
At 12:19 PM, April 13, 2008, Blogger Costa said...

So the conclusion is that to say any black man looks like any other black man is in bad taste? Seems silly to me. They actually do look somewhat alike in those pictures. Not very much, but no less so than some of the other pairs they posted, caucasian or otherwise.

People say that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin looks exactly like actor Omar Epps all the time. Is that in poor taste?

 
At 11:14 PM, April 13, 2008, Blogger Adam C said...

One more time: is it 'cute' to say "hey, you look like this rapist I know"?

Or, to carry it a bit further, how about "All these white players look like professional actors but the black guy looks like a violent thug."

Even if you feel that he does look like Tyson, maybe leaving the rapists out of your fun feature is a good idea.

 
At 1:13 AM, April 14, 2008, Blogger Jessy said...

Apparently SI is in on the "Crosby Conspiracy."
Sidney Crosby looks like a guy known for cute comedic shorts, and made a very popular video with Justin Timberlake.
Alexander Ovechkin looks like a guy who played a Bond villain and was known for his metal teeth.

Considering that its the playoffs, it must have been a really slow news day at SI to come up with this feature.
Some really bored intern had a field day with google image search.

 
At 1:41 PM, April 14, 2008, Blogger Jo4nny said...

One glaring omission: KD Lang = Mario Lemieux

Iginla does look like Tyson (except better teeth).

 

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