"The Episode Where
Suns Rise and Bengals Catch a Cub" - April 19
Teamwork to be put to the ultimate test once again.
These three are on the same team, but are they on the
Today's set of
Amare Stoudamire & Quentin Richardson; the
Phoenix Suns. One wants to be an actor, one wants to act
rough on the court.
Carson Palmer & Chad Johnson; the Cincinnati
Bengals. One majored in public policy, one's public
policy is to get in your grill.
Ryan Dempster & Derrek Lee; the Chicago Cubs.
Teammates before on the Marlins, teammates now on
Round 1: One on One
First up, Amare, Chad,
and Ryan are sent to the ESPN locker room. Then Quentin,
Carson, and Derrek have to predict how their teammates will answer
questions. The teammates reunite, and
matching answers win 15 points. Team with the most
points at the end wins $30,000.
Question 1: You thought
your teammate was tough until you found out he had a
Carson: "I never thought Chad was very tough." He says
Derrek: getting into the batter's box
Question 2: What is your
teammate's favorite drink
Carson: "A Coke from McDonalds."
Derrek: Coors Light
Q: "He was a Kool-aid kid. Red Kool-aid. You know how we
do it in the 'hood."
Question 3: Would your
teammate say he looked better on the cover of ESPN The
Magazine, GQ, or Playgirl?
Derrek: "First of all, it would take a lot to make him
look better." GQ his answer.
The teammates are back.
Let's see who gets the match and who gets hit upside the
Amare: Needles. MATCH! 15 up right there.
Chad: Water. MATCH! Another 15.
Ryan: Spiders. No match.
Chad: "Coke. McDonald's." MATCH, and MATCH! Up to 30.
"Three times a day?" Mickey D's run after the show.
Ryan: Bud Light. NO MATCH. Oh that's so not a match.
Amare: "I gotta have some Kool-Aid, man." MATCH. Up to
Ryan: Playgirl. No match. And a story about spring
training and skinny dipping...
Amare: "*arranges hair* Have to go with GQ." MATCH.
Chad: Playgirl. MATCH.
After round 1, the
Cincinnati Bungles are actually ahead. Well, tied for
first with the Suns. Each have the streak and 45. The
Cubs... well, nothing new here. They have zero. Time for
round 2 of One on One.
Question 1: If you and
your teammate were on "The Sopranos", who would get
whacked and who would get made?
Amare: Whacked, me. Made, Q.
Chad: Whacked, me. Made, Carson.
Ryan: Whacked, Derrek. Made, me. "He says I know
Question 2: If
your teammate wasn't a football/baseball/basketball
player, what would he do for a living?
Chad: basketball player
Ryan: basketball player
Amare: football player
Question 3: After a game, what will your teammate say
he would kick back with; a good meal, a good book or a
Ryan: "He likes to eat." Good meal
Amare: Good meal. "Fried chicken."
Chad: Good meal.
Commercial break, then
it's back to round 2... and back to Q, Carson, and
Q: Made, Amare. Whacked, me. NO MATCH.
Carson: Made, me. Whacked, Chad. MATCH. Four for four.
Derrek: Whacked, Ryan. NO MATCH. "We're not really
Carson: basketball player. MATCH. Make that 5-for-5.
Derrek: "I know you said this, because me signed to UNC...
Going to play for Dean Smith." MATCH for basketball, and
the Cubs are on the board!
Q: actor. NO MATCH
Derrek: Good meal. MATCH.
Q: Good meal. MATCH.
Carson: Good meal. MATCH.
One on One is done and
done, with the Bengals on top, 90 to the Suns' 60 and
the Cubs' 30.
Now it's time for the
final round, Two on Who? The teammates must work
together to predict a third teammate's answer. Correct
answers are worth 5 points. It's a timed round of one
minute, and there are 40 points to be earned, so a lot
of ground can be gained in a little time. Cubs can't win
it, obviously, but they can take second.
First up: Derrek &
Ryan. They need ... well, they just need to show up.
Their teammate: pitcher Mark Prior. They match up on
who's more likely to spoil a surprise party (Ryan),
biggest joker (Ryan), the least mental capacity to store
the playbook (Ryan), spends more time working out (Derrek),
more likely to arrive late for practice (Ryan), more
competitive (Derrek), more likely to have a sound byte
for SportsCenter's Pump Up the Volume (Ryan)... and they
miss the final. But they ran. If they played like that,
we might've heard Stuart say "Cubs win! Cubs win!"
Now... it's only about 35 points, 65 total, second place
Next: Q & Amare.
They need six to tie and seven to lead. Their
teammate... guard/forward Joe Johnson. They
match up on who's more likely to spoil a surprise party
(Q), biggest joker (Q), the least mental capacity to
store the playbook (Amare), more likely to arrive late
for practice (Amare), and the more savvy business man
(Q). Five right, 25 points... 85 total. Wah wah wahhhhh.
Finally: Chad &
We're just killing time now. Stuart says they need to
answer all eight to win. Heh. Yeah, right. Their teammate:
wideout TJ Houshmandzadeh. They match up on biggest
joker (Deltha O'Neal... Wha?), the least mental capacity
to store the playbook (Chad), more likely to arrive late
for practice (Chad), more likely to have a sound byte
for SportsCenter's Pump Up the Volume (Chad), and... out
of time... Does it really matter, though? Three right,
15 points, 105 total, yeah they had the $30K pocketed
That's it for Teammates.
Until next week, hugs and handpounds. We out.