Monday, March 9, 2015

Bob Lobel: Your Fantasy Sports Dinner

By Bob Lobel (@boblobel)

You don’t have to pay the bill or provide the tip. 

You just have to pick five people, give or take one or two, to meet for dinner and drinks. This would be a once in a life time experience. 

It's probably easier to pick five people you wouldn’t go out with than the five you would. I'll start with Red Auerbach as the guy at the head of the table, and then ask John Calipari to join us some other night. 

Bill Parcells gets an automatic invitation along with  Don Cherry, while Claude Julien joins coach Cal. Getting it down to a couple others is not easy. So many interesting people and so little time. 

Thinking through the different sports reveals that baseball has more to chose from, but most are less interesting. Football and hockey could fill out the crowd, but I just can't pick. 

Ok, here's where I stop and ask for help. You pick the last couple to go or not, and if you insist, pick five to go and five no thank yous. 

I'll get the check and the tip after I hear from you. I'll even make the reservations. All I ask is that you make them interesting, not just good looking, and as for the rejects, let the opposite apply. 

Dessert to follow in a few days.


Franny G. said...

Bill Lee, Pedro, Derek Sanderson, Steve Grogan, Don Zimmer...

Anonymous said...

Bobby Orr, Pedro Martinez, Larry Bird, Steve Grogan and Bob Cousy!

Anonymous said...

David Ortiz,Bobby Orr,Tom Brady,Bill Walton.Bill Lee.

Anonymous said...

Bill Russell, Ted Williams, Larry Bird, Tom Brady, Bobby Orr, and Bill Bellicheck.

No thanks: Bill Parcells, Curt Schilling, Ray Allen, Roger Clemens, John Macnamara.