Indiana Hoosiers Men’s Basketball Preview

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It’s my favorite time of the sports year. College basketball season is here! The Road to the Final Four begins today. I’ve spent my entire life as an Indiana Hoosiers fan. It has brought me some great memories and some really bad memories along the way. Last season the Hoosiers had just that. Great memories like winning at Michigan to win the Big Ten Regular Season Championship and then losing to Syracuse in the Sweet Sixteen. You had a whole week to prepare for that zone, Tom! This year’s Hoosiers team looks a lot different than last year’s Big Ten Champions. Let’s take a look at what has changed.

What Indiana lost

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These 2013-2014 Hoosiers will be without four 1000 point scores. Indiana lost Christian Watford and Jordan Hulls to graduation, and they lost Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo to the NBA. In addition to that, IU lost Remy Abell and Maurice Creek to transfers. That’s quite a lot to replace. Hulls was an excellent shooter for the most part. He struggled at the end of last season, but he could always be relied upon to make shot when needed. Watford could shoot the three ball as well as bang it in down low. Watford might go down as one of the most underrated Hoosiers to ever play the game even with that game winning shot against Kentucky. Michael Jordan drafted Cody Zeller #4 to his Charlotte BobHornets in the 2013 Draft. Zeller was one of the most efficient players in the entire NCAA. Ken Pomeroy’s site constantly had Zeller ranked near the top in efficiency. Victor Oladipo went #2 in the NBA Draft to the Orlando Magic. Vic brought raw energy and athleticism to the Hoosiers that will be hard to replace. He could do crowd pleasing dunks to ignite the crowd as well as hitting game winning shots. Oladipo was the man. I wish all these men well in their pro careers. It’s not going to be easy for the Hoosiers to reload and replace these great players.

What the Hoosiers Kept

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The returning Hoosiers this year have a lot to live up to from last year. Point Guard Yogi Ferrell is being counted upon to step up his game and lead these younger Hoosiers. His shot has improved since last year, and he’s going to be needed to anchor the offense now more than ever. Will Sheehey also returns for his senior season. Sheehey is a fan favorite for the Hoosiers and the guy everyone wants to punch if you are a fan of another team. He’s the energy guy. A big shot from Sheehey can swing the momentum in IU’s way at any moment. He’ll probably be starting this year so more will be expected of him. Underachieving freshmen seemed to be a big theme for last year’s Hoosiers. They need to take that leap this year. Jeremy Hollowell had some good moments last season. I especially liked him on defense. His offensive game should improve this year and I expect him to battle hard for minutes. The two biggest disappointments for me last season was Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Peter Jurkin. I partially blame the NCAA for this since they suspended them for the first nine games for stupid reasons. Jurkin did pretty much nothing last season, so if he can’t improve on that then I’ll be concerned about his future. Perea looks more confident on the court this season, so I’m expecting a good year for him. It can’t be worse than last season. Also returning to the squad is Austin Etherington who suffered a bad knee injury last season. Indiana needs him to shoot the ball better coming off the bench. I think he might surprise some people.

What We Gained

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Indiana has a pretty good draft class coming in this year. The highlight is McDonald’s All-American Noah Vonleh. He is going to be a forced to be reckoned with down under. Not sure if he will replace Zeller’s efficiency, but he will be good. I guarantee that. He needs to hit some free throws though. Troy Williams is another freshman I am excited about. He has shown great athleticism in the first two exhibition games. I think he can be a star for the Hoosiers in the next few years. I also liked what I have seen out of Stanford Robinson during the last exhibition game. He’s going to be fighting for some minutes during the non-conference schedule. It should be fun to watch. Luke Fischer is a player I can see as a good 4 year guy. He has Zeller like qualities, but I am waiting to see if he can live up to that potential. Devin Davis should see some action this year as well. He’s a hard working guy who can bring some energy off the bench. Finally, I see Collin Hartman in the Austin Etherington role. They need to make some big shots to get the Hoosiers rolling. One other player coming in is senior Evan Gordon. He’s the brother of former Hoosier Eric Gordon who plays for the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA. I’m hoping he can bring some leadership to these young Hoosiers.

Games to Look Forward to

Indiana doesn’t have the Kentucky game on their schedule anymore, but they still have some decent games to look forward to in the non-conference schedule. The Big Ten schedule is always brutal, so that’s a no brainer. Here’s the games I’m looking forward to watching and I’m dreading those games too since they will be tough.

November 21st: 2K Sports Classic- Indiana vs. Washington and Indiana vs. Boston College/UConn

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I love a good early season tournament. Indiana has success in their tournament last year with that thrilling overtime game against Georgetown to win the Legend’s Classic. This year it’s the 2K Sports Classic. Two Huskies teams could give the Hoosiers some fits with Washington and UConn. I think the Hoosiers have a good shot to win the tournament, but it will not be easy. Someone tell 2K Sports to make a college basketball video game again. Stupid lawsuits.

December 3rd: ACC/Big Ten Challenge – Indiana @ Syracuse

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The rematch us Indiana fans wanted after the Sweet Sixteen debacle last year. This time Tom Crean’s had all offseason to prepare for Syracuse’s zone. Will the extra time benefit Tom or will the Hoosiers look bad again? This Hoosiers team is more athletic than last year’s team, so that might help against the zone. I do not see the Hoosiers winning this one, but anything can happen.

December 14th: Crossroads Classic- Indiana vs. Notre Dame

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I love the Crossroads Classic. It’s fun to see all the major Indiana teams brought together to have a couple games in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Hell, I think they should just do an eight team tournament with more Indiana schools. Go IPFW! This game should be fun. Notre Dame always seems to be a good basketball team, but I think Indiana will give them trouble. We’ll see.

January 4th: Michigan State @ Indiana

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The Spartans are the favorite to win the Big Ten this year and some experts have even picked them to win the National Championship. One thing they can expect is a tough battle in Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers always play well at home, and I think they have a good shot at getting off to a good start in conference with a home win against the Spartans.

January 14th: Wisconsin @ Indiana

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Bo Ryan and the Badgers have had the Hoosiers’ number the last few years. Bo knows how to stop everything Tom Crean does it seems. This year Bo has probably reloaded his team once again to give the Hoosiers more fits with their slow half court offense. Thankfully, they no longer have that red haired guy. The Hoosiers may have a chance now.

February 15th: Indiana @ Purdue

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The Hoosiers and Boilermakers only play one time this year, but it should be a good one. Purdue’s star, A.J. Hammons, should be improved and the Boilers will try to make a run at an At-Large bid. This rivalry is always better when both teams are good. The last few years have alternated with the Hoosiers being good for a few seasons and the Boilers better other seasons. We need that season where both teams are good to get the rivalry interesting again.

March 2nd: Ohio State @ Indiana

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Aaron Craft is in his twentieth season as a Buckeye and he will be looking to get one last win in Indiana before he turns forty years old. The Buckeyes came into Indiana last year and ruined Indiana’s chances of winning the Big Ten outright at home. Sheehey and the boys will be looking for revenge. It should be a good one since Thad Matta and Tom Crean always have good tension with each other.

March 8th: Indiana @ Michigan

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Once again, Indiana is ending their Big Ten season in Ann Arbor. The two teams had a classic that went down to the end last season. Michigan almost won a share of the Big Ten Title last year if they would have made the final shot, but they were one rotation the wrong way off. The Wolverines will be looking for revenge. They will be without Trey Burke, but I would not count the Wolverines out. The Hoosiers should be worried about this one.

My Predictions

I think Indiana finishes fifth in the Big Ten. They should pick up ten wins in conference. I’m hoping for a run at the Big Ten Tournament for once, but the Hoosiers always fail in that tournament. I’d say the Hoosiers are looking at a five or six seed in the NCAA Tournament. I’m guessing they go out in the Round of 32 this year. I don’t see Tom Crean getting the Hoosiers to that third straight Sweet Sixteen.

It should be a fun season. I’m looking forward to seeing how these Hoosiers play. I got frustrated often with last season’s team, but this one will probably be even more frustrating. I think they can be more fun though.

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My Chicago Comic Con Experience

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August 10, 2013 will go down as one of the greatest days in my life. I went with the Valdizon sisters (Tanya and Cynthia) to Wizard World Chicago Comic Con in Rosemont, Illnois at the Donald E. Stephenson Convention Center. Lot of words in that last sentence. I figured I’d write this facebook note to chronicle my day at the convention.

We got there around 9 a.m. and had our tickets down or whatever. We then stood in our first of many lines of the day. This one was to get inside the convention which opened at 10 a.m. After a long wait, we made our way inside. Tanya and I had a photo op with the some of the cast of Smallville (Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Aaron Ashmore, and James Marsters). They were all so nice. James Marsters noticed my Green Power Ranger hoodie and told me he used to date the Pink Ranger. I’m jealous. That was my first crush. I actually went to his (James) line for a bit, but I knew he would be doing photo ops for a little bit. I decided to run around a bit to see who was around. I spotted Verne Troyer (who I never ended up talking to), Lita (same as Troyer), Lou Ferrigno (more on him later), and a slew of other talents whose names I forget at the time. I think some random porn stars were around too. I noticed Brandon Routh’s line was short and got in it. I got a nice picture with him and a good autograph. He’s a pretty cool guy, and we talked about both being Brandons. Good times.

I went with the Valdizons to Michael Rosenbaum next. He’s probably the funniest man I’ve ever met. He signed my Smallville Season 10 Blu Ray which I was happy about and then he plugged his new movie. His movie is called Back in the Day and it sounds pretty funny. He directed and wrote it so I will support it because Rosey is the man. We even talked about Sorority Boys for a bit. Jon Heder was at the booth next to him and I failed to talk to him. Freaking idiot! Gosh!

My mind is blanking on what I did next. I recall seeing Ralph Macchio from Karate Kid at some point. I failed to talk to him too. I really need more time at these things. I got in line for Jason David Frank after that. I’ve been amped to meet Jason David Frank all my life. I couldn’t wait. I should mention that there were these two really awesome Ninjetti Power Rangers costumes in front of me in line. They were custom made and one was even a Green Ranger Ninjetti which never existed in Power Rangers. The guy was pretty cool who made them. JDF showed up after a little wait, and we all went wild. He made videos of us chanting his name and yelling “It’s Morphin Time” and “Dragonzord”. It was a lot of fun. I took a picture with him there and got my Saba Sword and Green Ranger hoodie signed. Apparently the person who voiced Dil Pickles (Rugrats) and Timmy Turner (Fairly Oddparents) was at the booth next to JDF. I wasn’t aware who Tara Strong was at the time, but I do now. Someoen really needs to inform me these things!

I met Milo Ventimiglia after that. I talked to him about working for Stallone. We need to bring him back for Rocky VII! I went to the Michael Rosenbaum Q&A after this with the Valdizon sisters. I couldn’t get enough of Rosey at this Con. His Q&As are the best. He’s all over the room calling on people and making them do things. I even got to ask him a question about John Glover’s magnificent mane of hair. My girlfriend also got to ask him a question. Points for both of us!

We headed back to the James Marsters booth after that. It’s a very long wait at his booth because he likes talking to everyone which is great. Such a cool guy and he kept telling me how hot the Pink Ranger was. He also gave me piece of his chocolate cupcake. Yes, I ate off of James Marsters’ cupcake. He also did a nice thing for Tanya and Cynthia’s mom who is in Uganda. He let them tape a video of him speaking to her. I love his fake British accent! I should also mention the Jason Priestly booth was next to his. I kept thinking I should go meet him, but I never did. James promoted his band while he was there. His son was with him, and he’s in the band. The band guys seemed pretty cool. I’m looking forward to hearing their music. We also stopped by the Allison Mack booth after that. She’s one of the nicest people you will ever meet. She’s so pretty. I even told her that. I couldn’t help it.

I headed over to the Jason David Frank Q&A after that. He’s always very entertaining taking pictures of everybody and trying to start chants. I didn’t learn too much from the Q&A, but I had a blast. He called Johnny Yong Bosch on his phone at one point. JDF is such a jokester and loves having fun with his fans. I can appreciate that. I bow to his greatness.

I met Zachary Quinto after getting back from the JDF Q&A. I told him he has nice eyebrows. Someone really needs to give me cuecards of questions to ask these people. I wonder how many of them thought I was a complete idiot. He said he got his eyebrows from his parents if you were curious. I spotted Dennis Rodman at one point. I don’t remember when. I think it was actually after I met JDF, but I just remembered now. I headed over to the Aaron Ashmore booth after this. We talked about his brother some and Smallville. All the Smallville people are good people. They probably all think I’m a weirdo, but I can accept that.

I got in line for my photo op with Jason David Frank in the Green Ranger costume. This was a dream come true posing with JDF dressed as the Green Ranger. He was one of my biggest influences and icons in my childhood. I can’t describe how awesome it was. I did my silly pose and he looked all badass in the suit. Perfect! I told him, “May the power protect you.” It was a proud day for this longtime Power Rangers fan.

I decided to meet those Weasleys after that. James and Oliver Phelps have real British accents which was awesome. I asked them if they get confused who is who in the pictures sometimes. They say they can depending on the photo effects done to them. Lou Ferrigno was across the way after them. He has a really big hand. He didn’t seem to be in the best mood at the time though. Maybe he doesn’t like when people don’t spend money on him. Wil Wheaton on the other hand was pretty cool. He even gave those Valdizons a free autograph. I wasn’t that lucky, but I did get to ask him a question about who would win between Captain Picard and Sheldon Cooper. He made the smart decision with Picard. Once again I prove I need handwritten questions beforehand.

All in all, it was a pretty successful day. I did miss out on CM Punk (line was long and I went to a Q&A during that), The Shield (Never spotted them at all), Stan Lee(I tried to see him but the line was blocking him), Linda Blair (I was in line but I had to make my photo op with JDF), Michael Shannon (Zod wasn’t there too long), and Robert Rodriguez (his lines were always long). Next year I will try to schedule and plan things out better. You get caught up in the moment easily while there. So many people in costumes and so many different places to go. My mind was going crazy. I clung to the Smallville people and Jason David Frank since they were so nice.

 

I spotted many great people today, and I’m ready to do it again next year. I had a blast. It’s late now. I’m back home. Hocus Pocus finished on ABC Family when I started writing this. Some crappy infomercial is on now. I should go to bed. Night night!

Cancel the NFL Pro Bowl

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Since 1951, the NFL has had the Pro Bowl at the end of the season. In recent years it has been the week before the Super Bowl. It’s the game where the best players in the NFL are divided into two teams to see who is the best of the best. The problem is that we don’t ever see that anymore.

The Best Never Give Their Best

The players are there for their Hawaiian vacation and because they were selected to be there. They have no reason to give it their all. It’s basically watching people phone it in the whole time. I’ve never been able to sit through one of these games because they are horrible to watch. The last few years have been worse with the Super Bowl the week after. That means the people on the two teams playing in the Super Bowl won’t even show up for the Pro Bowl. We’re already being robbed of seeing the best of the best. It’s a bunch of crap.

The Game Doesn’t Mean Anything

There are no stakes to this game. The only reason to watch is to cheer on your favorite players. I guess that can be fun. If your team is in the Super Bowl, you have no reason to watch the game. Hell, I wish my team’s players were playing in the Super Bowl instead of the Pro Bowl. I watch the Super Bowl. It’s a real competitive game. The Pro Bowl is a nice relaxing time on the beach.

The Rules aren’t Football

The game of football is basically neutered when you watch the Pro Bowl. Nobody wants their players to get hurt. They might as well be playing flag football. You aren’t even allowed to blitz. What’s the fun in watching that! The offense basically gets to have its way in this game. Most Pro Bowls have scores in the 50s. I watch Arena Football for those scores not the NFL. (Quick plug: Arena Football Playoffs start this week)

The 2014 Game is Going the Draft Route

Announced today was another change to the Pro Bowl. The teams will now be drafted by the two players who receive the highest amount of votes. Gone are the AFC and NFC affiliations. Now we have the high school solution of picking the kids you like to play with you. I guess the NFL is also letting some veterans in Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice help pick the teams along with two Fantasy Football winners. That’s just dumb. Let the fans vote on who they want on the teams. Better yet, cancel the game.

Seriously! Cancel the NFL Pro Bowl!

This new publicity stunt isn’t going to get people to watch. We don’t care about it. The real game is the week after. That’s the one we want to watch. They even changed the rules to get rid of kickoffs. Kickoffs are one of the best parts of football! You can’t get rid of that. I’m with Josh Cribbs who thinks the game has now become “tainted” without the kick return. Just cancel the game and give people a nice little plaque saying they were selected to the Pro Bowl even though it’s not played anymore. The Hall of Fame Game is more football than the Pro Bowl. That’s pretty embarrassing. Only play the Pro Bowl if you are going to play it like a real game.

10 Things I Know about the Pope

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The Pope made some news today with some comments he made. I figured I would take some time to write what I know about the Pope. I’m going to say right now that I’m not a very religious guy. Some people might call me an atheist or an agnostic. I’d just say I don’t really give a crap. With that said, here are 10 things I know about Pope Francis

1. He Doesn’t Seem to Hate Gay People

Today, the Pope said, “Who am I to judge?” when it comes to gay people seeking God. I guess I take that as if gay people like God, then Francis is okay with that. He still might hate gay people who don’t like God though. The jury is out on that one. Francis still broke new ground with this statement. I’m sure it sent some Catholics into an uproar which always makes me happy. Now if only he would come around on gay marriage.

2. He Doesn’t Look Like Emperor Palpatine

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The last pope looked like Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars. Francis does not. These are positive changes by the Catholic Church. It’s hard to relate to a pope that looks like he could strike me down with lightning. This new pope actually looks like a nice guy. He appears to be nice since he might like gay people. Palpatine Pope didn’t like the gays.

3. Francis Thinks Atheists Can be Redeemed Too

Francis once said that all who do good can be redeemed by God. He included atheists in that group. That brings hope to guys like me, and my atheist buddies. All we have to do is good things, and we are saved! Not that we care, but it’s good to have that in our back pocket just in case. Thank you, Pope Francis!

4. He May or May Not be the Last Pope in the Prophecy of the Popes

Some guy named Saint Malachy once wrote out a list of Popes hundreds of years ago, and our current Pope is last on the list. The accuracy of this list is up to debate, but there are some coincidences here and there. The last pope on the list is said to bring the start of the apocalypse, and that has yet to be seen with this pope. It could still happen. I’m not doubting it. Hopefully this pope list is a bunch of crap, and we can all live out our lives.

5. He Will Never Appear on Keeping Up with the Kardashians

I’m going out on a limb here and saying this one. It doesn’t seem like a show he would care to be on. I highly doubt he will ever date any of the Kardashians. As pope, he is not allowed to date anybody. Odds are Bruce Jenner won’t be going on any skiing trips with Francis. Maybe when Kendall Jenner turns 18, he will seek her out and start an affair to get on the show. It’s possible.

6. He Shouldn’t Play Batman in the Batman/Superman Movie

I already listed the 10 guys I believe should play Batman the other day in the next movie. Pope Francis was not on that list. I don’t think he has the acting chops to pull off the Dark Knight. I mean it might be comical to watch Francis donning the cape, and trying to fight crime along with Henry Cavill’s Superman. It’s not a film I want to see though. The pope should be doing pope things. He shouldn’t be the Batman. That’s Batman’s job. Everybody knows that Batman is more important than the pope.

7. He’s Likely a Virgin

I mentioned earlier that popes can’t date. Popes don’t usually have sex either. It sucks to be them. I mean some popes have broken that rule because they realized having sex trumps doing their Catholic duties. Francis doesn’t seem like a rule breaker. I’m hoping he was able to get some before he became all religious, so he doesn’t have to worry about never having any sex.

8. You Can Follow Him on Twitter

@Pontifex is his Twitter handle. He talks about exciting things like his trip to Rio. I have no clue if he actually runs the account himself. I hope so. You can expect a lot of talk about Jesus and praying from him. I wouldn’t expect him to talk about the current Major League Baseball season. He actually seems to tweet quite frequently which is odd to me. He even knows how to use hashtags. Either this pope is very hip or he has a good PR team.

9. The Pope Won’t Tweet You Back

Francis is a selfish twitter user. The kind of person who never answers tweets given to him. I tweeted him months ago saying that I would convert to Catholicism if he tweeted me back. I never got that tweet. Hell, I didn’t even get a direct message. I would have accepted that. Pope Francis ignored me like most celebrities do. I probably would have gone along with it too. I might have even gone to church. Maybe Francis didn’t think I was sincere, and that’s why he didn’t tweet back.

10. He’s American! Fuck Yeah!

Well, he’s South American. Born in Argentina. He’s still American to me! I can almost relate to him. We were both born in the Western Hemisphere after all. Francis is the first of his kind. No American has ever been pope before. Maybe it will open the floodgates for more American popes. Maybe even one from the United States. What’s that? Am I putting my name into the goblet of fire? I’d be a great pope. Then again, I could also be that pope that brings the end of the world. They wouldn’t accept me anyways unless this new pope changes the rules and allows non-Catholics. Come on Francis! Make my dreams come true!

There you have it! Those are 10 things I know about Pope Francis. I think I will send him a tweet, and see what he’s up to. I suggest everyone do that same.

Peace out,

The Great Nodnarb

Follow me on Twitter like Pope Francis. My twitter handle is @BigBBrown

Why do I have so many nicknames for myself?

Pokedex Review #5: Charmeleon

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Aww Yeah! Now we’re talking. At level 16, that cute Charmander turns into a kickass Charmeleon. Just look at his face. He’s ready to smash some cute Pokemon into the ground. When you get a Charmeleon, that’s when the cool fire moves start to come. Well, they come in the later generations. He gets pretty normal moves like slash in Red and Blue, but that is an effective move too.

In Red and Blue, you are pretty set once you get Charmeleon. You shouldn’t have to worry about any puny gym leader or Team Rocket scum beating you. Charmeleon will slash the crap out of them.

I should mention how much I like the name Charmeleon. It sounds so cool. You have your own Fire Chameleon! It’s a shame that Charmeleon doesn’t seem to have any chameleon like qualities. If he does, then someone should tell me!

Ash’s Charmeleon in the anime was a dick just like all his forms would be. That’s why he was always my favorite of Ash’s Pokemon in the anime. He didn’t like him. I don’t blame him. Ash is an idiot. Here’s a video of Charmander evolving into Charmeleon! Well, the Latino version! Burn Ash’s head off, Charmeleon!

Charmeleon gets a 9 out of 10 from Nodnarb

Top 10 Guys that I want as Batman

With news of an upcoming Batman/Superman movie from the San Diego Comic Con, a lot of people have been putting together lists of people they want to see as the Caped Crusader. They usually go with guys they think would make a great Batman. Most people I have seen have been decent choices. I could never see a Bradley Cooper or Ryan Gosling as Batman though. Bradley Cooper will always be that douche from Wedding Crashers to me, and Ryan Gosling will always be that guy who is not Ryan Reynolds. You can tell me how great Drive is all you want! All I can say is don’t watch it while you have been drinking.

My top 10 list of people will not be the best choices. Most of them won’t even be good. Hell, they are all going to be pretty bad. This is just a top 10 list of people who would entertain me if they played Batman next to Henry Cavill’s Superman. Here we go!

#10 John Cena

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This is actually a rumor I read about today. Current WWE Champion John Cena playing Batman. Cena would have to take a lot of time off of pro wrestling to do this role which is fine by me. Nobody is more boring to watch in wrestling than John Cena. His act is beyond stale at this point, but people watch him so that’s cool. He still puts on good matches. It’s time for him to step into a new role though. We want him as the Dark Knight! SuperCena vs. Superman on the big screen. Cena has done some acting in his time with movies like The Marine and 12 Rounds which are entertaining crapfests. That’s what I want from my Batman/Superman movie. Entertaining schlock. Watching Cena try to act his way as Bruce Wayne and Batman will make me laugh for weeks. Make it happen DC!

#9 Nicolas Cage

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The once almost Superman would be a great Batman. He could finally get his revenge by beating up the character he almost was. Almost everything Nic Cage is in entertains me. The man is usually never boring. He can be a vampire or a guy searching for treasure. Cage is awesome. A crazed Cage Batman/Bruce Wayne would provide many great moments with Henry Cavill wondering what the hell is wrong with this guy. Cage even makes the alphabet exciting.

#8 Jaleel White

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I’ll be honest. I’ve been on a Family Matters kick lately. I love watching Jaleel White as Steve Urkel getting into hijinks with Carl Winslow. White’s acting talents really shined through on the show. He played multiple characters throughout his time on Family Matters. He played the nerd in Steve Urkel, the suave Stefan Urquelle, the Detroit thug OGD, Bruce Lee Urkel, Elvis Urkel, and even Steve’s cousin: Myrtle Urkel. Jaleel White can do it all. He could easily pull off the dual identity of Bruce Wayne and Batman. He even played Super Urkel one time. He has experience as a superhero. It’s time for the Dark Urkel to rise.

#7 Adam West

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Here’s a man with plenty of experience as Batman. Adam West today is known for being the crazy mayor of Quahog on Family guy. Back in the 60s though, he was the Batman. I say it’s time to bring him back. It would be great to put the 60s Batman series in the same universe as Man of Steel. I heard talks of a possible Batman Beyond film before the Batman/Superman film was announced. I figured they might as well combine the films. Let an old Batman show this new Superman the way. I’d find that to be awesome.

#6: Henry Cavill

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You might be confused now. Cavill is Superman! He’s the Man of Steel! He can’t also be Batman! In my world he can be! Watching Cavill act opposite himself would be hilarious. He can play the brooding Batman and the happy Superman. He already played a brooding Superman. It’s time to split the roles. Imagine the fight scenes against himself or the awkward dialogue scenes with himself. It’s a hilarious film waiting to happen.

#5 Robert Pattinson

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The backlash alone from casting Edward from Twilight as Batman would be so worth him getting the role. I wouldn’t even need to watch the film. I’d be happy just for the negative response. It would be even better if he actually pulled off the performance and did pretty well. I say give him a chance! We want Edward as Batman! I mean you all liked him as Cedric Diggory. Give him another try! It’s either him or Taylor Lautner.

#4 Hayden Christensen

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Speaking of guys who need one more chance, poor Hayden here is hated by a lot of people for ruining Star Wars. He’s not that bad of an actor. I blame poor direction by that George Lucas fellow for the failure of the Star Wars prequels. I figure there would be a lot of backlash here as well. I say give him a shot. He might impress some people. He could also fail in an unbelievable way. It’s a win win situation. They should totally make a Batman Star Wars film, but that’s another subject.

#3 Jensen Ackles

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This is actually a pretty legit choice for Batman. I’m a huge Supernatural fan so I would love to seen Jensen as Batman. While the other choices on my list have been for laughs, this one is serious. Ackles has just missed on being Superman on Smallville as well as being Captain America. He did a great job in the animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood, so I consider Jensen to be a great choice. Plus this scene from Supernatural is awesome.

#2 Jason David Frank

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What do you get when you cross the Green Ranger with Batman? Pure Awesome! I’ve seen JDF kick so much ass since I was young. It’s been forever since I’ve seen him kick ass on the big screen. JDF has worn 5 different Power Ranger costumes. I think it’s time he dons the cape of the Dark Knight. Being a Power Ranger is already like playing Batman with the secret identity. The Red Ranger in Power Rangers: Dino Thunder even mentioned Batman’s name in the same sentence as the great  Tommy Oliver. They gave Tommy a Batcave pretty much in Dino Thunder! Make him Batman!

#1 Tommy Wiseau

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Tommy Wiseau is the worst choice possible to play Batman which makes him my favorite choice of the bunch. The man can’t act, but he’s so hilarious at his ineptitude. If you’ve seen The Room, then you know what I’m talking about. Go watch it if you haven’t. It’s awesome. I’d laugh my ass off watching Tommy Wiseau as Batman. Warner Brothers needs this to happen. Marvel films would all suck in comparison to Tommy Wiseau as Batman. Here’s Tommy dubbed into The Dark Knight.