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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Articles tagged: lookalike fans

Tim Lincecum Suggests Look-a-Like Should Cut His Hair

On Friday we showed you a video of a Tim Lincecum look-a-like who drives a cab in San Francisco. The Brazilian man who goes by the name of “Luiz” was offering Tim a million dollar cab ride to make up for the inconvenience of being mistaken for Lincecum constantly. The video went viral, and it prompted reporters to ask the real Lincecum about his doppleganger pictured below.

Lincecum said he had seen the video and that the resemblance was scary. According to the Mercury News, “Lincecum noticed that the guy’s smile lines were similar to his. But the lookalike’s eyes are a little more narrow.” Then Timmy hit on the real issue, saying “If this guy complains that everyone thinks he’s me, why doesn’t he cut his hair?”

Exactly. It’s pretty obvious “Luiz” the cab driver is trying to look like Timmy, just like this guy grew his hair and beard to look like Pau Gasol. When are they going to learn that looking like a professional athlete isn’t going to net you $600/hour? There is absolutely no skill involved in looking like someone (though admittedly you don’t need much skill to become rich or famous these days).

Pau Gasol Impersonator Michael Fanter (Video) Charging Too Much Money

How much would be willing to pay for the services of someone who looks exactly like Pau Gasol?  if he could play basketball like Gasol and you were an NBA general manager, the answer would probably be an enormous sum of money.  If you’re looking for an act for your daughter’s birthday party, Pau Gasol impersonator Michael Fanter is probably charging too much — unless your name is Bill Gates and you’re a huge Laker fan.

Deadspin recently reached out to Fanter’s spokesperson to get price for him to appear at their “15-year-old daughter’s birthday party.”  The spokesperson said Fanter would gladly take the job for $600 an hour, which is a discount from the going rate of $1,500 just for an appearance.  Do you think this is worth that much dough?

The guy looks exactly like Pau Gasol, but so what? He isn’t Pau Gasol. He’s not a phenomenal basketball player. He doesn’t talk like him. He doesn’t know Kobe Bryant.  He doesn’t even have the authentic satchel. In short, I don’t get it. Good for him for finding an impression he can master — at least physically. However, I don’t think this is Fanter’s ticket to Beverly Hills.

This little fan has the Mikka Kiprusoff routine down perfectly

There is one young hockey fan who may be more dedicated than all. Check out this Calgary Flames fan doing his Mikka Kiprusoff routine mimicking the goaltender’s every move.

What some people may call “cute,” I’ll elect for the choice word of “creepy.” That’s about the only thing I can think of to describe this.

Yeah, stalker is definitely the word that comes to mind — at least much more so than fan. Wearing a jersey’s cool, staking out after a game for an autograph works for me, but getting decked out in full goaltender’s gear just to watch a game? That’s taking it a wee-bit far. Though I know the entire population of the Black Hole disagrees (not to mention a Packers fan, too).