By Ryan Wong
January 08, 2015

The Golden Globes are rightfully viewed as the Academy Awards' more fun and less stuffy sibling. The past couple of Golden Globes have been hosted by legendary comedic duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who will thankfully be hosting the award show yet again this year. And while the Fey-Poehler combo is among the best in show business, there are a few sports personalities who could display similar comedic chemistry as hosts of an award show. Here are some of our suggestions for the Golden Globes if they ever decide that they'd like athletes to star in their program.

1. Peyton Manning and Eli Manning


The brothers have demonstrated their comedy chops in a number of commercials and neither is uncomfortable in front of a camera. Hopefully the Golden Globes would have the foresight to make a parody rap video for them.

2. Bill Belichick and Gregg Popovich

Sure, Bill Belichick and Gregg Popovich are the most tight-lipped coaches in sports, but they are also wickedly funny, humorously subversive when it comes to injury reports, and have an incredible sense of timing when it comes to landing a burn. Now, imagine them taking questions from entertainment reporters. Who could say no?

3. LeBron James and Johnny Manziel

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Johnny Manziel may have lost some of his luster after his NFL rookie season, but there's no denying that the man is comfortable in the spotlight and has the confidence to carry a show. As for LeBron, he has the confidence to pull off anything, and the reason he's such a great player is that he's always looking to set up his teammates -- the perfect foil for Johnny Football.

4. Richard Sherman and the cardboard cutout of Doug Baldwin

Richard Sherman and a cardboard cutout of Doug Baldwin made for one of the most memorable, pointed and hilarious press conferences in recent memory. The bit was essentially an opening sketch and Sherman has a nearly unparalleled gift for gab, so reuniting the duo makes entirely too much sense.

5. Dirk Nowitzki and literally anyone else

If the Mavs' television ads prove anything, it's that Dirk Nowitzki is a very, very funny man. Give him Monta Ellis, Rick Carlisle, Mark Cuban or Rajon Rondo and Dirk will still find a way to get some laughs.

6. Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews III

Both star in well-known and instantly recognizable commercials and Rodgers has shown that he's capable of playing the straight man to SNL characters. Matthews should provide some great chemistry of his own as well, given that the two have been teammates for years.

7. Brian Wilson and Steve Nash

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Sure, Wilson is a free agent right now, and Nash is all but retired from the NBA, but this pairing could also pay incredible dividends as a comedic duo. Nash has shown an aptitude for on-camera work, ranging from directing efforts to starring in some pretty amusing ad pieces. As for Wilson, the man marches to the beat of his own drum, which can lead to brilliant comedy as long as he's paired with a guy who is quick on his feet. Nash has shown time and time again that he's incredibly quick-thinking, and he'd be as good as any at keeping pace with the off-beat Wilson.

8. Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith

Let's be real. Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith could host just about any award show or television program and it would probably be the most entertaining thing on air at that moment. The two may have retired from the NBA ages ago but it's hard to find two guys with as much rapport as Kenny and Chuck.

Ryan Wong is a writer for Next Impulse Sports

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