The Pop Culture Grid

How do sports stars fit in?
Troy Polamalu
Steelers S

Jake Delhomme
Panthers QB

Brock Lesnar
UFC Champ

Dwight Howard
Magic C
This year I am thankful for... My first-born son, Paisios That my family is healthy and happy My family and my health Being alive to see the first African-American president
I could eat every day Greek chicken and pilaf A good steak from my house Steak and my wife's mashed potatoes Pizza
First thing I do when I wake up in the morning Kiss my wife and baby Wash face, brush teeth, eat banana and yogurt Kiss my wife Brush my teeth
I'm dying to pick ____'s brain MMA fighter Rickson Gracie Whatever defensive coordinator we're facing Bill O'Reilly and Ted Nugent Stan Van Gundy
Favorite really old movie The Godfather Casey's Shadow The Good, The Bad, And the Ugly Gone With The Wind
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