NFL players as ‘Game of Thrones’ characters? NFL players as ‘Game of Thrones’ characters (pics)
Of course, the interwebs for a long time now have been cuckoo for “Game of Thrones” in all its assorted incarnations: The HBO show (brilliant), the brilliant novel series, “A Song of Ice and Fire” (I just finished reading “A Dance with Dragons,” the fifth of seven (although currently the last-published novel of the series) — sigh — something that has had a profound and depressive effect on me. As an aside, these direwolves bookends are now cradling my precious tomes) and everything else.
It’s near the point that “GoT” memes and the like have over-saturated the Internet. But when it’s done cleverly — as it is in this case — highlighting and praising a great effort is warranted.
Fansided’s Lightly Buzzed has come up with some amusing illustrations — and descriptions — about which Game of Thrones” characters NFL stars would inhabit if they were found themselves in Westeros, across the Narrow Sea in the Free Cities, in one of the city-states of Slaver’s Bay or one o the many other locales in the “Game of Thrones” world at-large.
Enjoy.COWBOYS – NED ROMO
You want to root for Ned Romo, but it’s hard, because he’s stupid. He tells everyone his plans and he telegraphs his passes. You just know this poor bastard is going to get offed before the playoffs.
CHIEFS – KING ANDY BARATHEON
Once a mighty leader of the AFC the king was struck down by a wild Andrew Luck while out hunting a playoff win. Will he be avenged?
BEARS – JAY CUTLER, THE KNIGHT OF FLOWERS
Jay Cutler sure does look the part and he is perfect in practice and tournaments, but I’m not sure he’d be the guy I’d want next to me going into battle/playoffs.
LIONS – NDMUKANG CLEGANE, THE MOUNTAIN
He may not be the smartest, or the cleanest, or the most “rule oriented” NFL player, but he sure is big. Of course the problem with a giant like this is trying to keep control of them, just ask Jim Schwartz.
COLTS – KHAL LUCK
KHAL LUCK IS RAW TALENT FROM ANCIENT LAND OF STANFORD. KHAL LUCK GET MIGHTY QUARTERBACKING POWERS FROM NECK BEARD. KHAL LUCK LOVE FOOTBALL, BATTLE, AND LONG DIVISION!
REDSKINS – R.G. WALKER
R.G. Walker was so exciting in the first episode/season and looked like he was going to play such a major role… then he was never heard from again.
CHARGERS – SHAE RIVERS
Is Shae paradise or is Shae hell? Shae and the Chargers are fun, but not to be trusted.
Great stuff. And there are many, many more over at Lightly Buzzed. But my personal favorites have to be Philip Rivers as Shae and Andy Reid as slovenly King Robert Baratheon. Those two just, you know, work. Although Robert Griffin III as an Other is a solid entry as well.