Today is National “Drink Beer Day,” but since we’re all working folk, we’ll have to hold off until at least the workday ends. Until then, here are five pro athletes that we would absolutely love to toss some back with.
5 Pros You'd Kill to Have A Brew With: Charles Barkley
"Sir" Charles is someone who REALLY speaks his mind, making him an excellent drinking buddy. Sometimes the topics may get a little heavy; Barkley is outspoken on issues of race and police brutality against minorities, but if you can steer the discussion toward his least favorite basketball teams, or maybe even his infamous scuffle with Shaq, you are guaranteed to have some laughs.
5 Pros You'd Kill to Have A Brew With: Julio Franco
Julio Franco is 57 years old and still plays professional baseball. Okay, so his MLB career ended in 2007. So what? He's still balling in Japan as a player-coach, and looks better than some current players in their primes. Franco may have found the mythical fountain of youth, so sign me up for a trip to the bar where I can learn Franco's secrets--and hear four decades' worth of baseball stories.
5 Pros You'd Kill to Have A Brew With: Allen Iverson
Not only was Iverson one of the coolest NBA superstars who ever lived, he was a part-time rapper who would allegedly spend upward of $30-40K in strip clubs. If you're having a beer or two with "The Answer," it's probably in one of the hottest gentleman's clubs he knows of. That means you're having a phenomenal time. He might be too preoccupied with the entertainment to tell you any cool stories, but you'll live.
5 Pros You'd Kill to Have A Brew With: Richard Sherman
Richard Sherman may not necessarily be "fun," but he's important. And he's ballsy. And the NFL is the most popular sport in America. So get a few in Sherman, and he might go off on the most epic Roger Goodell rant of all-time. I'd pay admission for that.