In this first instalment of The Public Apology’s absurd series ‘What if Athletes were HBO/Netflix Characters?’, we take a look at the critically acclaimed period drama Mad Men. Read on to see which sporting stars best represent the various traits/flaws of anti-heroes Don Draper, Roger Sterling, Peggy Olson and the like…
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Characteristics: cool, clean, old fashioned, dynamic, professionally respected, needy.
Sporting equivalent: Craig Foster.
Characteristics: charming veteran, raconteur, prone to human mistakes, vice-ridden, sexually reckless.
Sporting equivalent: Ray Warren.
Characteristics: Quirky, melodramatic, emotional, nostalgic, increasingly redundant, openly racist.
Sporting equivalent: Eddie McGuire.
Characteristics: Aspirational, determined, against prejudice, compassionate, careerist.
Sporting equivalent: David Pocock.
Characteristics: Unusual/’rare unit’, artistic, creative, sense of integrity, Brooklyn Jew.
Sporting equivalent: Thomas Broich.
Characteristics: Consumerist, unabashed capitalist, right-wing, ego-driven, business-minded, sexually damaged.
Sporting equivalent: Brett Lee.
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By staff writers