“I’d like to spin the wheel please, Pat.”
He hasn’t let me do that yet, even though I applied to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune several years ago. I’ve never been selected. One of the screening questions in the online process asked you to identify which NFL players you would be willing to appear with onscreen for a special sports themed week on Wheel. They used to do that NFL week yearly. Contestants teamed up with an NFL celebrity and they each won money, the regular guy for his checkbook and the celebrity for his charity. I don’t think they have hosted NFL week for several seasons. At the time I chose John Lynch from my wife’s favorite team, the Denver Broncos. Of course, Lynch is retired now and in the announcer’s booth. If I had to choose today which sports stars to compete with on a game show, here are my choices.
“I’d like to buy a vowel please, Pat.”
An I, as in T-I-M T-E-B-O-W. Tebow would be my NFL celebrity choice. He could play for his Tim Tebow Foundation and I could play for the pay my mortgage fund.
If they had an NBA week I would select Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets. I don’t really know that much about Lin but I do know that I admire his Christian testimony.
For Major League Baseball I would slide into the bonus round with outfielder Josh Hamilton. The Texas Rangers, his former team, have been our family favorite for a number of years.
“I’d like to solve the puzzle please, Pat.”
If only he or Vanna would give me the opportunity. If they gave you the opportunity, what sports stars would you spin with on America’s favorite, Wheel of Fortune?