Iâ€™m going to get attacked in every conceivable way for this, but what do I make of the fact that thereâ€™s a good chance that this yearâ€™s female American Idol contestants could beat up this yearâ€™s males? Put Brenna Gethers and her claws in a steel cage wrestling match with Kevin , Radar Oâ€™Reilly does Ted Mack, and what do you thinkâ€™ll happen?
Letâ€™s try a little thought exercise. Itâ€™s clear that the Amazon Idol women would have the makings of a very good basketball team. They have two for real basketball players in Becky Maxim Twin and Ayla â€śYou Donâ€™t Need Thisâ€ť (see Nikko Smith) Brown . Paris Bennett and Lisa Tucker could easily be the names of point guards in the SEC. Mandisa could stand in for Charles Barkley. Did anyone see the arms on Heather Cox? If it was between her and Gedeon for the rebound, who do you think comes down with it?
Now part two, do any of these guys look like anyone youâ€™d pick in a football or basketball game? How do I say this? You let 12 guys pick any song they want as Americaâ€™s first impression of their Idolness and the choices include Michael Jackson, George Michael (Father Figure no less), Elton John, Barry Manilow, and Melissa Ethridge (who actually is the only one on the list who appears to have much interest in women).
I know that American Idol might regret having let Matt Rogers into the competition, but the whole football player thing had a certain appeal; that was until they showed the clip of the guy taking a bubble bath. Bucky Covington looked like he was rescued from the set of a Deliverance remake. I donâ€™t know what to say about Elliot, other than he looks more like the kids who might have been shooting something other than baskets.
Beyond that, do I even need to go down this list that starts with Peter Makar Brady and includes Sway , shorter than Ryan, in a White Hat and Shoes singing falsetto for three very long minutes? Maybe I could get some minutes out of Bobby Bennett, maybe covering Mandisa in the paint while comparing manicures, but yikes ! I wouldnâ€™t call this a group of guysâ€™ guys, not that thereâ€™s anything wrong with that. :}