I was listening to the Movies, Films and Flix podcast yesterday and the topic was cinematic fantasy football.The MFF crew picked some unique players (Sarlacc Pit as a wide receiver) and it got me thinking about who I would draft.
Since Halloween is around the corner I figured I would put together a football squad comprised of horror movie characters. Since nobody wants to read through 20+ positions I put together a short list and hopefully you all can finish the rest of the team in the comments.
Here is the poster for my horror movie football team.
I decided to draft a quarterback, running back, offensive guard, wide receiver, cornerback and linebackers. It is an odd collection of characters that I think are pretty great. I'm definitely going a perfect 16-0 with this team.
Quarterback - Ash (Bruce Campbell) from the Evil Dead series -The dude has been hit by everything and still keeps going. Plus, Evil Ash will be his back-up QB. Also, his intimate knowledge of the shotgun makes him great in the shotgun formation.
Negatives: Easily forgets plays, and his chin has trouble fitting in the strap.
Nada (Roddy Piper) from They Live – Long hair, kicks ass, chews bubble gum and hates aliens.
Negatives: He always tries to make people put on glasses.
Frank (David Keith) from They Live – Knows Russell and Piper. Dude can take a beating and still survive. He is the only man to stand tough in massive brawls and survive a shape shifting creature.
Negatives: Always a supporting character. Isn’t flashy. Solid numbers every year.
R.J. (Kurt Russell) from The Thing – Reads people well and survives monster attacks. The guy was the last person standing in Antarctica against a crazy alien. He could pretty much tackle anything. Great hair!
Negatives: Duh….he’s Kurt Russel, bro!
Offensive Guard - The fog from The Fog – you have no choice but to run around the fog or get sucked in. Plus there are thousands of people in there. Many hands to block.
Negative: With many hands come many hands to the face penalties.
Running back - Dracula (Gary Oldman) Bram Stoker's Dracula - Bat, wolf, old, smart and fast. There is no tape on him because he doesn’t show up on film.
Negatives: Can only play night games.
Cornerback - Sebastian (Kevin Bacon) from Hollow Man - Good luck opposing quarterback. You are going to throw a lot of interceptions.
Negatives: Kind of gross. Watches cheerleaders during the game.
I know It is a television miniseries but I had to pick him.
Wide Receiver: Pennywise (Tim Curry) – It – Nobody will want to cover him. The dude is a freaky clown who can turn into a spider.
Negatives: It’s nearly impossible to find clown shoe cleats.
Who else should be added to the team?