By Michael Terrill @MichaelTerrill on April 10, 2014
The idea of a zombie apocalypse never interested me. I’m really not a fan of television shows or movies that deal with the predicament. An exception to the rule is The Walking Dead, a television show I truly enjoy. After watching the season four finale a few days ago, it got me thinking about what would happen if a zombie apocalypse did occur and whom I would want on my side. Here are 10 athletes to surround yourself with in case it happens.
One person you absolutely need by your side is someone with off-the-chart intelligence. Ryan Fitzpatrick scored a 49 on the Wonderlic Test, which he finished in just nine minutes. Hopefully, attending Harvard University gave Fitzpatrick some insight in how to overcome a world overrun by zombies.
LeBron James is one of the most self-centered athletes in sports. Having selfish people around might not be a good thing if the world comes to an end. However, there’s a good chance his selfishness will put him in a bad position that will allow you to get away free. Welcome aboard, LeBron.
If you are lucky enough to find a working vehicle, you will need someone who can get out of a jam quickly. Six-time Spring Cup Series winner Jimmie Johnson is the man for the job.
Mario Williams is known to be quite the outdoorsmen. I won’t go as far as to say he will be the Darryl of the group. However, having someone who knows a thing or two about the great outdoors will be key to survival.
Let’s be honest. This entire list could consist of MMA fighters and boxers. There is nothing wrong with a band of brutes to take out zombie after zombie. If there can only be one among the group, Georges St. Pierre is a good man to have.
One thing I learned from The Walking Dead is that the ability to run is very important. It’s true that Usain Bolt could take off and leave your survival group in the dust. Or he could create distractions and scout ahead to make sure the group doesn’t fall into a horde of zombies.
With zombies all around, there will be very little time to sleep. That’s where Clay Matthews will come in handy. His endless motor will allow him to continue taking out zombies while you and your friends can get some rest.
Wisconsin native Joe Thomas knows his way around a bow and rifle. The expert hunter and fisherman would thrive in a zombie apocalypse, which is why you need to make sure the 6’6”, 312-pound lineman is always nearby.
Every group needs a Rick, someone who can be the leader. There isn’t anyone better than Peyton Manning is in that department. Hopefully, Manning can be all the good that Rick is without the emotional baggage. The last thing anyone needs is the quarterback to lose his mind in the middle of a zombie takeover.
Wladimir Klitschko is someone who could be useful in many different ways. The Olympic boxer could physically overcome waves of zombies. More importantly, the Ukrainian is incredibly smart and can speak five languages. No one wants a language barrier to be a problem in a high-intensity situation.
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