AS SPORTS and holiday specials fight for bandwidth this month, it's easy to confuse certain athletes with fictional characters. Here's why
This is an article from the Dec. 21, 2015 issue
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
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."
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.
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.