15 Athletes Who Make an Awesome Best Man

Athletes Who Make an Awesome Best Man

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Your wedding should be one of the greatest experiences of your life. As a guy, the biggest decision you need to make is your best man. The best man is your male pal/family member who you trust most to support you through the process, but more importantly, throw the most awesome party you can never tell your wife about. Here are 15 athletes who would make an awesome best man.

15. Paul "Big Show" Wight

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15. Paul "Big Show" Wight

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Paul "Big Show" Wight has achieved great success with both WCW and WWE with his overwhelming size and goofy personality. He finds his way on this list because he can double as a body guard and an awesome party companion.

14. Chris Jericho

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14. Chris Jericho

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The next person on this list was a tag team partner for the Big Show and has even personality. Chris Jericho is known for his over the top personality and being the first ever Undisputed WWF Champion. He also found time to be the front man of the rock band Fozzy during his wrestling career. P.S. Jericho invented the "best man" position, Junior!

13. Derek Jeter

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13. Derek Jeter

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Why? Because he's The Captain, that's why! Enough said.

12. Mario Lemieux

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12. Mario Lemieux

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Mario Lemieux was the greatest Pittsburgh Penguin of all time. He had a Hall-of-Fame career with the team in which he won two Stanley Cups. Lemieux is on this list because a.) rumor has it that the Cup ended up at the bottom of his pool during one of his parties. B.) he was loyal and brilliant enough to turn the team's debt with him into equity he used to become owner so he could save the team.

11. Peyton Manning

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11. Peyton Manning

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Peyton Manning is arguably the greatest QB of this generation. He also has one of the driest senses of humor of any athlete. Seriously, watch his SNL episode and watch him on the field to understand why he would be a good best man.

10. Logan Morrison

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10. Logan Morrison

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Logan Morrison is one of those athletes known more for their social media presence than their on-field play. LoMo probably has one of the funniest and most entertaining Twitter accounts of any athlete in sports right now.

9. David Ortiz

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9. David Ortiz

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David Ortiz, aka Big Papi, is one of the most likable and entertaining players in baseball right now. He comes across as the fun-loving life of the Red Sox party. Ortiz has also led the team to three World Series Championships.

8. Alex Ovechkin

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8. Alex Ovechkin

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Alex Ovechkin bursted into the league in the 2005-06 season and stole attention from fellow rookie Sidney Crosby with his play on the ice. In subsequent years, Ovechkin's personality has been what has stolen the spotlight. Ovi is a fun-loving party animal who is hard to not like.

7. Dustin Pedroia

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7. Dustin Pedroia

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Dustin Pedroia is one of the liveliest and most hardnosed players on the Boston Red Sox roster. Pedroia is the goofy guy who had his picture taken with a sleeping Bobby Valentine, but also was the guy to speak up in defense of teammate Kevin Youkilis when Valentine publicly criticized him. Pedroia is both goofy and loyal to his team.

6. Jose Reyes

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6. Jose Reyes

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While with the Mets, Jose Reyes was the spark plug who the team needed to get things going. Reyes was not only the highest energy guy on the team, but he was also a fun-loving mascot at times. Reyes was known for being the go-to guy when you needed to start a rally, or a new handshake.

5. Aaron Rodgers

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5. Aaron Rodgers

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Aaron Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl victory in the 2010 season and is one of the best QBs in the league right now. He also is known for his silly State Farm commercials and his wrestling championship belt celebration. He seems like a cool guy, why not put him on this list?

4. Shaquille O'Neal

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4. Shaquille O'Neal

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Shaq is one of the coolest and most likable athletes of all time. He's clutch. He has a Doctorate. He's technically a sheriff and he's almost as big as the Big Show. Shaq is the closest the sports world has to a real life equivalent of the Most Interesting Man in the World. You don't always get married, but when you do, it would be pretty cool to have Shaquille O'Neal as your best man. CAN YOU DIG IT?!

3. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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3. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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Stone Cold Steve Austin is one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. For most boys growing up in the late 90s/2000s, Austin was the picture of what a tough guy should be. He did and said what he wanted and had shirts with awesome sayings that couldn't be worn in school. Best of all, he always found a way to stick it to the man. Wedding 3:16 says Stone Cold should be your best man.

2. Wes Welker

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2. Wes Welker

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Wes Welker was one of Tom Brady's favorite weapons for several years in New England. Last year he signed a contract with the Broncos and caught passes from the other greatest QB of this generation. Welker is known for being the jokester on the team and giving out 0 bills at the Kentucky Derby. Oh, and he once scared Tom Brady with a fake rat to the point of him running away screaming. What more could you ask for in a best man?

1. David Wright

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1. David Wright

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David Wright grew up watching Mets prospects play for the Norfolk Tides in Virginia. He came up through the Mets system and has played for them his entire career so far. Somehow after all he has seen and been through he chose to sign a long-term deal to stay with the Mets without even exploring the free-agent market. Wright is the old school type of best man who you would want to marry your fiancé if anything were to happen to you.

Alex Susskind is a sportswriter for rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter @ASusskind.


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