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5th Jun '16 3:47:19 PM ImJustHere
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\n* Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli is a self-proclaimed weeaboo. Among his favorite anime are One Piece and Naruto.

29th May '16 8:49:18 PM Willbyr
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* Anaheim Ducks enforcer George Parros played college hockey at Princeton where he majored in economics and wrote his senior thesis on, get this, the West Coast longshoremen's labor dispute. He also played fantasy hockey and was really into video games (especially ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' and ''StreetFighter'') while in college, really likes 80's hair metal, and watches a lot of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Basically, he's the opposite of what one would think an enforcer would be.

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* Anaheim Ducks enforcer George Parros played college hockey at Princeton where he majored in economics and wrote his senior thesis on, get this, the West Coast longshoremen's labor dispute. He also played fantasy hockey and was really into video games (especially ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' and ''StreetFighter'') ''Franchise/StreetFighter'') while in college, really likes 80's hair metal, and watches a lot of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Basically, he's the opposite of what one would think an enforcer would be.



* Josh Barnett, heavyweight MMA fighter, had [[FistOfTheNorthStar Ai wo Torimodose]] as his entrance theme while he was working in PRIDE. He also made a statement after the match more along the lines of "My Hokuto Shinken will never be as good as Kenshiro's so I have to keep working on my Nanto Seiken." He's also a fan of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zZzZzAuMfA Magic: The Gathering]]

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* Josh Barnett, heavyweight MMA fighter, had [[FistOfTheNorthStar [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Ai wo Torimodose]] as his entrance theme while he was working in PRIDE. He also made a statement after the match more along the lines of "My Hokuto Shinken will never be as good as Kenshiro's so I have to keep working on my Nanto Seiken." He's also a fan of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zZzZzAuMfA Magic: The Gathering]]
20th May '16 6:50:14 PM nombretomado
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* New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia is a serious video game enthusiast and has his own custom PS3 system with a hardwood finish and emblazoned with his signature and number. Recently, he warned against the dangers of haphazardly chucking small explosives in a PSA for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2Qpui1hYBw one of his favorites.]]

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* New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia is a serious video game enthusiast and has his own custom PS3 [=PS3=] system with a hardwood finish and emblazoned with his signature and number. Recently, he warned against the dangers of haphazardly chucking small explosives in a PSA for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2Qpui1hYBw one of his favorites.]]
14th May '16 1:53:50 AM Doug86
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* Chicago Bears Linebaker Lance Briggs is a huge fan of comic books, especially of ''ComicBook/TheDarkness'', ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', ''Pitt'', and ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer''. A big enough fan that comic books are more or less all he talks about, though he tries to be discreet about his hobby. When asked which super hero he would be he just sighed, rolled his eyes and said: "Well, I wouldn't wear tights. I would have leadership qualities. I would love to be a mind reader. That would be my power. But no tights. A snug fit, but no tights. What color costume? You want to hear me say orange and blue. No, something dark. I would be strong, dark, macho. A medium build. I would wear a loose jacket, a contemporary costume. I am not a tights guy, man. You get caught in tights, and you cannot get out." The sign of a true comic book geek.

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* Chicago Bears Linebaker Lance Briggs is a huge fan of comic books, especially of ''ComicBook/TheDarkness'', ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', ''Comicbook/XMen'', ''Pitt'', and ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer''. A big enough fan that comic books are more or less all he talks about, though he tries to be discreet about his hobby. When asked which super hero he would be he just sighed, rolled his eyes and said: "Well, I wouldn't wear tights. I would have leadership qualities. I would love to be a mind reader. That would be my power. But no tights. A snug fit, but no tights. What color costume? You want to hear me say orange and blue. No, something dark. I would be strong, dark, macho. A medium build. I would wear a loose jacket, a contemporary costume. I am not a tights guy, man. You get caught in tights, and you cannot get out." The sign of a true comic book geek.
16th Mar '16 11:43:19 AM IlGreven
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** He also [[https://twitter.com/ThaGuyOnTheLeft/status/710159651258703873 likes to play]] ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.
15th Feb '16 9:40:17 AM jsanchez2338
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** He has even posted on GameFAQS: (Link: http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/2000211-sports-and-racing-nfl/61740371)

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** He has even posted on GameFAQS: (Link: http://www.[[http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/2000211-sports-and-racing-nfl/61740371)com/boards/2000211-sports-and-racing-nfl/61740371]])
15th Feb '16 9:27:54 AM jsanchez2338
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** He has even posted on GameFAQS: (Link: http://gamefaqsarchive.com/index.php?pg=3281)

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** He has even posted on GameFAQS: (Link: http://gamefaqsarchive.com/index.php?pg=3281)http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/2000211-sports-and-racing-nfl/61740371)
19th Jan '16 12:04:45 AM radnoah420
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* Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat is a huge fan of the ComicBooks/XMen and got to voice [[ComicBooks/TheMightyThor Heimdall]] on an episode of WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSmash

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* Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat is a huge fan of the ComicBooks/XMen and got to voice [[ComicBooks/TheMightyThor Heimdall]] on an episode of WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSmashWesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSmash. Bosh is also an advocate of teaching programming and was by many accounts an excellent high school student.


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* Utah Jazz Small-forward Gordon Hayward - notably handsome and good at basketball - plays ''VideoGame/LeagueofLegends'' and blogs about it.
* Jeremy Lin went from a competitive Palo-Alto-area high school to Harvard University and plays ''VideoGame/Dota2'' in his free time.
18th Jan '16 4:02:08 PM Willbyr
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* MMA fighter Creator/RondaRousey [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vl6p9OhJhc really]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MmTk2Gbl2E loves]] {{Pokemon}}. She put 200 hours into just Pokemon Blue, and has beaten every generation that comes out. Her appearance at Wrestling/{{WWE}} WrestleMania 31 saw her wearing a tank top with a direct reference to the ''DragonBall Z'' "OVER 9000" meme.

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* MMA fighter Creator/RondaRousey [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vl6p9OhJhc really]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MmTk2Gbl2E loves]] {{Pokemon}}.''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}''. She put 200 hours into just Pokemon Blue, and has beaten every generation that comes out. Her appearance at Wrestling/{{WWE}} WrestleMania 31 saw her wearing a tank top with a direct reference to the ''DragonBall Z'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' "OVER 9000" meme.



* Many, many current high-stakes poker players got their start in ''MagicTheGathering''; David Williams is the most famous of those. Justified in that many of the skills used in ''Magic'' translate very well to poker.

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* Many, many current high-stakes poker players got their start in ''MagicTheGathering''; ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''; David Williams is the most famous of those. Justified in that many of the skills used in ''Magic'' translate very well to poker.
13th Jan '16 12:02:47 AM Doug86
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* Shaquille O'Neal is a big {{Superman}} fan and has a tattoo of Superman's symbol. Presumably, this influenced his decision to do the ''Film/{{Steel}}'' movie.

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* Shaquille O'Neal is a big {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} fan and has a tattoo of Superman's symbol. Presumably, this influenced his decision to do the ''Film/{{Steel}}'' movie.
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