You know that game. You’ve played that game. When you and your buddies are on a road trip or you’re sitting back with a couple of cold ones, this is the game you play. (Either that or Marry, Boff, Kill.) There’s even a card game version of this game. But the game “Would You Rather?” is infamously known for giving the player two worst-case scenarios and the player has to decide which one they would rather be a part of. This got us thinking at Belly Up Sports: is there a sports version of this game? Let’s take a look at the questions.

Would You Rather… Take an Uppercut From Mike Tyson?

The catalyst for this conversation was based on a tweet released by the New York Post on Saturday afternoon.

The article featured Logan Paul’s desire to fight Mike Tyson. The YouTube star (?) revealed on his podcast that he wanted to fight the former undisputed boxing heavyweight champion and went so far as to say he could beat him:

“Someone mentioned Mike Tyson, like how funny is it? One great at a time… my lawyer mentioned it, and he’s like, “No, Tyson will rip your head off. You don’t stand a chance…” I’m like, “Bro, I just went through all of this. You can’t tell me I can’t beat Mike Tyson. Bro, he’s old, old.””

Logan Paul; source:

(Oh, sweet Jesus.)

There have been plenty of boxers who thought they could handle Iron Mike. They were laid waste due to Tyson’s trademark side step uppercut. Be prepared, Logan. Just saying.

Would You Rather… Take a Hit from Ray Lewis on a Crossing Pattern Over the Middle?

Baltimore Ravens legend Ray Lewis staked his reputation on being one of the hardest hitters on the field. As fearless as they are, opposing receivers needed to watch themselves when going across the middle. Lewis would lay in wait for the right opportunity to make his presence felt. Just ask Dustin Keller on this infamous hit on Monday Night Football in 2010.

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Yup, Ray-Ray definitely separated Keller’s soul from his body.

Would You Rather… Get Brushed Back by Randy Johnson?

During his career, “The Big Unit” Randy Johnson built a reputation on brushing opposing batters off the plate. This was especially true if batters were crowding the plate. The 6’10” hurler used his height to his advantage in striking fear into he hearts of any opponent. Even during the All-Star Game, Johnson’s earned reputation was tested on two separate occasions.

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Johnson’s 102 MPH slider was one of the hardest pitches to hit during his era. It was also one of the most feared.

Would You Rather… Go to the Hole against the Bad Boy Detroit Pistons?

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Bad Boy Detroit Pistons were one of the most frustrating for opposing teams to face. Their defense in the paint was particularly nasty. Center Bill Laimbeer and forwards Rick Mahorn and Dennis Rodman regularly faced off against some of the best offensive players of that era. Historically great players such as Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Michael Jordan fell victim to the Pistons on multiple occasions. I think my favorite part is that nobody liked them then and nobody likes them now, but they don’t give a damn.

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If you had to go to the hole, beware. Either Laimbeer, Mahorn, or Rodman were waiting for you.

Would You Rather…Go to the Corner for a Loose Puck Knowing Tom Wilson is Behind You?

Unless you’re a Washington Capitals fan, hockey fans have a disdain for forward Tom Wilson. Wilson is well-known for (and I’m giving the PR answer here) borderline play on the ice. His most recent antics during a post-whistle scrum in May nearly got New York Rangers forward Artemi Panarin seriously injured. There’s even a video on YouTube of Wilson injuring his opponents and it goes for nearly ten minutes.

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Wilson is a guy who you want wearing the same sweater as you, but keep your head up on the ice.

What do you think of these scenarios? Or do you have your own ‘Would You Rather?’ question of your own? Leave a comment or find me on Twitter and be sure to check out more Belly Up content.
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Ryan McCarthy

Ryan is a veteran of sports blogging since Al Gore invented the Internet. He has spent time with SportsHungry,, and ArenaFan. Ryan is a 2020 graduate from Regent University as a Journalism major. He hopes to make this sports media thing a full-time gig someday.

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