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Forget about the ESPY’s (does anyone actually still watch that?). The Republican National Convention will be the must-see summer event chock-full of the biggest names in sports.
According to Bloomberg Politics, presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump is putting together a Dream Team of polarizing names in hopes they help him take the White House come November.
“Donald Trump’s campaign aides are lining up a slate of iconic sports figures to appear at the convention in Cleveland next month—including former undisputed world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight, and NASCAR chief Brian France, people familiar with the planning told Bloomberg Politics.”
You know your supporters pack a heavy punch when two of them possess the nickname of “Iron Mike.” Barely anyone knows what Trump’s actual policies are, but by god he’s got Bobby Knight backing him! Trump might as well come out and say he’s going to incorporate Knight’s man-to-man full-court press defense into the war on terrorism. This doesn’t sound that bad the more I think about it.
I hope this trio takes the stage as a collective unit to the tune of “Bad Boys.”
“Mike Tyson endorsed me, I love it,” Trump said in April. “You know, all the tough guys endorse me. I like that.”
I don’t blame Trump for pulling this stunt. After all, he’s an entertainer at heart. I have no doubt in my mind that the Republican convention will be electric. Put a microphone in front of ticking time bombs like Tyson, Ditka, and Knight, and I’m in.
Imagine if a Hillary supporter has the balls to step foot inside this convention? I can see it now. Ditka stands up, removes his dark lensed aviators and reluctantly takes the cigar out of his mouth, points and yells, “Get this guy outta here!” Tyson walks towards the man and gives him a 1-2 combo after refusing to leave. Knight then takes the “crooked Hillary” supporter’s seat and flings it across the room to prove they aren’t taking shit from anybody.
Trump, standing at the podium, gives the crowd on hand a little shrug to a roaring applause.
“Allow me to introduce my Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, and Director of Homeland security…”.
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