Shaq vs. Michael Phelps, What about vs. Shaun White or Lindsey Vonn?

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 20, 2009 11:23 am

The new ABC reality TV series “Shaq Vs.” premiering Aug. 18 will feature Shaquille O’Neal against other top athletes in their respective sports. Scheduled for the show are Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps, Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers, 2009 Wimbledon champion Serena Williams, boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, volleyball sensations Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor, and Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Shaq will be competing against the athletes in their own sports with sections of the show devoted to negotiating a handicap, quality time with needy kids and the main event. The winner gets bragging rights since there is no cash prize.

This smells like a Superstars spinoff. ABC should consider extending this series to winter sports. How would you like to see Shaq vs. snowboard champ Shaun White? Imagine Shaq hucking the halfpipe. Or what about Shaq vs. World Cup overall ski champion Lindsey Vonn? The man at 320+ pounds surely would have gravity on his side on the downhill course.