Note: Due to Countess Tea's general lack of interest in football, today's guest blogger is Sir Mark.
Super Bowl XLVIII is upon us and the festivities are in full swing here in New York. Players from both teams “stopped by” our office to participate in the first annual King Features Bowl. Here are the starting lineups for our own comic showdown.
Coach: John “Slylock” Fox
This cunning strategist spots the 6 missing pieces in any defensive line. Maybe we'll all learn to draw the Lombardi trophy in next Sunday's Slylock Fox & Comics for Kids.
Quarterback: Peyton Manning
Wide Receiver: Wes Welker
Wide Receiver: Demaryius Thomas
Known for being shy and quiet as a kid, his actions on the field speak volumes. Like our silent, but strong Henry, he never backs down from a challenge.
Cornerback: Champ “Beetle” Bailey
You won't find this soldier sleeping on the gridiron. He's the Broncos' all-time interceptions leader. Beetle Bailey could learn a thing or two from cousin Champ's work ethic.
Wide Receiver: Eric Decker
Coach: Pete Carroll
Quarterback: Russell “Mr.” Wilson
Cornerback: Richard Sherman
Running Back: Marshawn Lynch
He's not the biggest guy on the field, but he can plow through the toughest of linemen. Sounds a lot like our favorite spinach-loving brawler, Popeye.
Center: Max Unger
With that famous beard and imposing stature, he would fit right in among Hägar the Horrible’s Viking army. Be glad he’s defending the QB and not storming your castle.
Safety: Earl Thomas
Is that Mooch's canine buddy from Mutts? Perhaps not, but anyone with such a regal name is welcome here at Comics Kingdom.
And, what football game is complete without the cheer squad? The Queen of Cartoons, Betty Boop herself, was on hand to cheer on her favorite teams. Check out her collectible NFL figurines collection here.
Did we leave out any MVPs? Make you own comparisons of famous footballers to your favorite comic strip characters in the comments below.