AS SPORTS and holiday specials fight for bandwidth this month, it's easy to confuse certain athletes with fictional characters. Here's why

ANDY DALTON BENGALS QB

HEAT MISER THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

Redheads that historically burn it up in-season but chill out when it gets cold.

BRYCE HARPER NATIONALS RF

KEVIN MCCALLISTER HOME ALONE

Wide-eyed innocents who use moxie and myriad tools to survive in a harsh world.

ELI MANNING GIANTS QB

CLARK GRISWOLD NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION

Goofy every-dads who blunder along the path but come through in the end.

JOHNNY MANZIEL BROWNS QB

BUDDY ELF

High energy id-driven elves who can't understand why everyone's so uptight.

SETH CURRY KINGS PG

FRED CLAUS FRED CLAUS

Overlooked brothers of the magical star of the show trying to find a place.

JERRY JONES COWBOYS OWNER/PRESIDENT

MR. POTTER IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Surly power brokers who manipulate the system in a quest to dominate the world.

THEY SAID IT

"THE MAIN REASON I'M PLAYING THIS SPORT IS BECAUSE DEEP DOWN I'M FAT, AND I DON'T LIKE RUNNING VERY FAR."

Tom Hackett

Utah's senior punter, a Melbourne native, who won his second straight Ray Guy Award on Dec. 10 and was asked how his history in Aussie Rules football shaped his career.

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Jose Canseco tweeted a plan he devised to create an ocean on Mars by nuking the planet's polar ice caps.

GO FIGURE

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Consecutive years that Stanford has won at least one national championship, after the Cardinal beat Clemson 4--0 to win the NCAA men's soccer title on Sunday in Kansas City, Kans.

PHOTOJOHN MINCHILLO/AP (DALTON) PHOTOEVERETT COLLECTION (HEAT MISER) PHOTOEVERETT COLLECTION (KEVIN) PHOTOEVERETT COLLECTION (POTTER) PHOTOROB CARR/GETTY IMAGES (HARPER) PHOTOFRANK FRANKLIN II/AP (MANNING) PHOTOWARNER BROS./EVERETT COLLECTION (CLARK) PHOTOWARNER BROS./EVERETT COLLECTION (FRED) PHOTOSCOTT ISKOWITZ/GETTY IMAGES (MANZIEL) PHOTONEW LINE CINEMA/EVERETT COLLECTION (BUDDY) PHOTOROCKY WIDNER/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (CURRY) PHOTOSTACY REVERE/GETTY IMAGES (JONES) PHOTOBRAD MANGIN/MLB PHOTOS/GETTY IMAGES (CANSECO) PHOTOANDY MEAD/ICON SPORTSWIRE/AP (STANFORD) PHOTORICK BOWMER/AP (HACKETT)

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)