Re-Casting Anchorman 2 With Famous Athletes

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Re-Casting 'Anchorman 2' With Athletes

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With 'Anchorman 2' coming to theaters on Christmas day, there are talks swirling about just how good the movie is going to be. How good of a role will each character play compared to the first movie? As is usually evident with sequels, the second movie is rarely better than the first, but always highly viewed.

Seeing as there is a bunch of hype and hoopla surrounding the upcoming film, I figured now would be the best time to re-cast the film. Well, who would make the best re-casting candidates? Sports stars, of course. Don't you want to see if your favorite athlete or least favorite athlete would be casted in the next anchorman movie if the roles were given strictly to athletes? Of course you do.

While much re-casting involves basing the re-casted characters on the looks of famous athletes, I am going to base my re-casting on the personality of those characters in the movie. As you can imagine, it is difficult to find look-a-likes for characters that were based out of the 1970s.

I did my best job to re-cast athletes for the six main characters of the movie. Ron Burgundy is obviously the star role in the film, but who would play the cocky anchorman as an athlete? What about his wife, Veronica Corningstone? Who could be Ron's sidekick and better half?

Don't forget Brian Fantana -- the ladies' man who sometimes tries to hard to be loved. Brick Tamland might be the toughest guy to cast as he isn't the brightest crayon in the box. Champ Kind is you typical loud, obnoxious jock who loves making his own catch phrases.

If you are as exciting about 'Anchorman 2' as the rest of the country, this re-casting with athletes article is the post for you.

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Chael Sonnen as Ron Burgundy

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Looking for a cocky, arrogant guy to play a clueless anchorman who rarely knows what he's talking about? Chael Sonnen is your guy. This guy spews more nonsense and cheesy phrases than anyone in sports. Not much of a better fit for the anchorman who spews more nonsense than anyone.

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Philip Rivers as Champ Kind

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Champ Kind is a high-energy loud moth who loves to talk about sports. Enter, Philip Rivers. Both are country guys and they are both loud with fiery personalities.

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Derek Jeter as Brian Fantana

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Derek Jeter and Brian Fantana are both ladies' men so that won't be an issue with this role, but the only tough part would be telling Jeter to dumb his intelligence level down. Otherwise, Jeter makes a perfect Brian Fantana 60 percent of the time, every time.

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Ryan Lochte as Brick Tamland

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This one was tough at first, but listening to Ryan Lochte talk made it an easy choice. It would be difficult telling Ryan Lochte to act like he's as dumb as a brick so you would just have to tell him to be himself. Brick just turned into a frat guy.

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Lindsey Vonn as Veronica Corningstone

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The perfect sidekick for Ron Burgundy, Veronica Corningstone is a blonde woman with a sense of independence. Enter, Lindsey Vonn. She is a tough cat that is not quite as famous as her better half -- Tiger Woods.

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Dwight Howard as Wes Mantooth

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Wes Mantooth is the antagonist of the film and a guy that isn't very well liked by his peers. That seems like the perfect description for Dwight Howard's life. Howard is often considered the villain of the NBA and not too many of his fellow players can stand him.