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Shaq Focused on Winning Title for Cavs

Chuck - Red's Army July 20, 2009 Uncategorized 4 Comments

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Via ESPN:

In a new ABC reality television series that begins filming this week, Shaq will take on other top athletes in their own sports.

"Shaq Vs.," which is set to premiere Aug. 18 at 9 p.m. ET, begins filming Wednesday in Pittsburgh, where Shaq will take on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in football.

Future episodes of the hour-long show will feature Shaq against Olympic
swimming sensation Michael Phelps, boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols, tennis star Serena Williams and beach volleyball Olympians Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh.


Shaq told USA Today that he came up with the idea as a way to train for
the NBA season. Shaq figured Americans "would really want to see an
athlete play another sport," according to the newspaper. The Cleveland
Cavaliers, Shaq's new team, have cleared the 37-year-old O'Neal to take
part in the show.

I hope Cavs fans enjoy this show. When you sign a guy like Shaq, this is the kind of crap that comes along with him.

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  • IanD

    I think Shaq has been watching too much travel channel and stole this idea from NFL LB Dhani Jones’s show.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhani_Tackles_the_Globe
    If you haven’t watched it, its really entertaining.

  • Nate

    haha the haters on espn are cracking me up with their comments
    wouldn’t it make more sense for shaq to go up against former top athletes in decline? you know people like him?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570423591970b KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    I wonder if there is any clause in his contract that makes the Cavs exempt from paying him if he gets hurt in one of these dumb skits…Not that it would affect Shaq either way..Holy crap-you guys are finally on Facebook!?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f2d28d7970c BigMck

    Yes…but the page is still a work in progress.
    You want to be our Managing Editor, Red’s Army Facebook Operations? Email me at redsarmy.com@gmail.com