#1 Posted on 15.11.02 2130.38 Reposted on: 15.11.09 2130.45
I kid you not. From Usa Today:
Hulk Hogan has stood up to many a challenge during his 25 years in the ring. But this week the legendary pro wrestler stands alone in USA TODAY's Five-Star Challenge. Despite his defensive lineman-type size (6-7, 275), Hulk didn't play football growing up in Tampa, instead turning to music as a teenager. On his first day of training to be a wrestler in 1977, he broke his leg. But things obviously went uphill from there. Hogan, 49, is a fan of his hometown team, the Buccaneers. His autobiography, Hollywood Hulk Hogan, is due in bookstores Tuesday.
By John Bazemore, AP Hulk Hogan
***** Like the return of Hulkamania runnin' wild in 2002!
**** Like a Smackdown at Madison Square Garden.
*** Like a blind date: maybe good, maybe not.
** Like being on the receiving end of a pile driver. It hurts to watch.
* Turn it off, grab a copy of Hollywood Hulk Hogan and start reading.
New Orleans at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Hulk: A battle of teams that can score a lot of points. Look for the Saints to heave Atlanta out of the building the way I did to Andre (the Giant) in Wrestlemania III. New Orleans 38-27.
New England at Oakland, 8:30 p.m.
Hulk: It's young vs. old in this matchup. Like watching Spider-Man against Macho Man Randy Savage. Pats 34-31.
San Francisco at San Diego, 4:05 p.m.
Hulk: San Diego is like Shawn Michaels and will have to cheat to win. Niners 27-21.
Buffalo at Kansas City, 1 p.m.
Hulk: The crowd will dictate this one. The better team doesn't win. Chiefs 31-30.
Baltimore at Miami, 4:15 p.m.
Hulk: This one is like Brutus Beefcake fighting his wife — who cares? OK, Ray Lewis and I have the same car. Baltimore in a defensive battle 16-9.
Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.
Hulk: Steve Spurrier is in over his head. The Giants win this one 20-10.
Green Bay at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Hulk: Maybe Minnesota can borrow Triple H's sledgehammer. That's the only way this team can beat Favre. Packers 35-13.
Pittsburgh at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Hulk: One thing I can predict in this matchup is inconsistency. Steelers 20-13.
Chicago at St. Louis, 9 p.m. Monday
Hulk: Warner coming back is like Kevin Nash putting nWo (New World Order) back together to crush WWE. Rams 41-20.
Dallas at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.
Hulk: No match. It's like Dick the Bruiser demolishing the entire Von Erich family. Colts 28-10.
Arizona at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
Hulk: The Eagles have something to prove, just like Rocky against Clubber Lang in Rocky III (my personal favorite movie — I played Thunderlips). Philly 38-21.
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 4:05 p.m.
Hulk: Ric Flair vs. Hulk — the real Carolina vs. Tampa — I'll take my home team. Bucs 21-12.
New York Jets at Detroit, 4:15 p.m.
Hulk: Joey Harrington just may be the "Next Big Thing." Lions 28-27.
Jacksonville at Houston, 4:15 p.m.
Hulk: This one is what we call in the biz a "dark" match. Not quite ready for TV. Houston 19-17.
Denver at Seattle, 4:15 p.m.
Hulk: Mike Holmgren is like Vince McMahon. The Broncos are Stone Cold Steve Austin. Watch out, Vince! Broncos 28-24.
Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
Hulk: Cincy can only win if Pete Rose dresses up like a chicken and bets against the home team. Browns 27-10.