16 Athletes We Want On Imaginary New ‘Sports Celebrity Apprentice’
The new “Celebrity Apprentice,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, premiers on Jan. 2, and we’ll finally see what life will be like in 2024, in a post-Trump world. Personally, I’m a huge fan of The Apprentice series, and I’m very much looking forward to watching this! But I do think the entertainment world missed out on a great opportunity for their franchise reboot: doing a “Sports Celebrity Apprentice”!
So we did the work, and we cast 16 retired athletes (we made an exception for a couple female Olympic athletes because we needed more women) in our re-imagined reality show.
(There have actually been plenty of former athletes on the real Celebrity Apprentice show, including Daryl Strawberry, Dennis Rodman, Jose Canseco, Shawn Johnson, Scott Hamilton, Natalie Gulbis, Jennie Finch, Herschel Walker, Michael Johnson, Michael Andretti, Johnny Damon and Terrell Owens.)
With Cowboys owner Jerry Jones as the perfect megalomaniacal host, flanked by Mavs owner Mark Cuban and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, this trio sort through 16 contestants to see who could be the next great sports team owner/marketer.
We wanted funny people that weren’t afraid to share their opinions, but we also wanted a good mix of smart athletes that should actually have some really good marketing ideas. We also threw in a couple crazy people just to make it fun!
16 Retired Athletes We Want On ‘Sports Celebrity Apprentice’
Just like the real show, we broke the two teams up into two groups: male and female, so we have eight of each.
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