Nothing says Christmas like Santa Claus at a mall. In between shopping and drinking Orange Julius in the food court, sitting on old Saint Nick's lap was our favorite holiday tradition. Looking back, it seems like playing Santa would be one of the few jobs, albeit brief, that encourages you to pack a few extra pounds. With that in mind the Pyle of List gives us their list of rotund athletes that could easily pass as Santa in a pinch.
LeBron James' endorsement group signed Mike Flynt, a 58-year-old grandfather who returned to finish his senior season on the Sul Ross State football team after a 36-year layoff. James hopes to turn Flynt's inspirational story into a movie, book, fitness products ... basically make it as overhyped as King James.
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David Beckham's taste for eccentric fashion apparently came at a young age. He recently said that he wore ballet shoes and knickerbockers as a kid despite being given a hard time. "My dad gave me a little bit of stick but I was happy," said Becks.
It's hard not to get in the holiday spirit this time of year and NBA referees are no different. Violet Palmer laid a fat one on fellow referee Ron Olesiak under the mistletoe after being prompted by the Sacramento Kings mascot. We're fine with refs kissing as long as it doesn't involve Dick Bavetta and Charles Barkley.
Say what you want about the WWE and Vince McMahon, but for the fifth year in a row they took their Monday Night Raw show over to Iraq during Christmas time to put on a show for the troops, complete with wrestling divas and all.
Not even the Holidays can cool down the fire burning inside of Don Cherry.
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