Canseco vs. Schilling, Celebrity Boxing?
The last time I was pulling for a celebrity death match it was to have Tommy Lee and Kid Rock fight over my woman, Pamela. While that certainly would provide entertainment, I’m not quite sure it would generate as much hostility as the scenario Jose Canseco posed. My man Ben Maller points out that Jose Canseco (who offered to pay an opponent handsomely to appear in the ring) said in a recent interview he wants to fight Curt Schilling:
Retired steroid slugger Jose Canseco challenged Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling to a fight while appearing this morning on Angelo Cataldi’s morning show on WIP in Philadelphia. Canseco also claimed the bloody sock that helped make Schilling famous was actually ketchup.
I guess Jose has seen the Karl Ravech/Baseball Tonight commercial, too. More to the point, I’m not sure there would be much better in the world than Jose Canseco and Curt Schilling dueling in the ring. I know Curt’s trying to rehab his injury right now. If that doesn’t work out for him, he definitely has a future in celebrity boxing. With an opinion on every single topic, there aren’t many players in the game more disliked than Schilling. Man, that type of promising matchup would sell out the Grand Canyon. I even have a tagline for the fight too: Muscles vs. The Gut. That’s trademarked too, by the way.