In case you haven't noticed, perhaps the coolest athlete of the 2010 Winter Olympics is Shaun White.
And because of his flowing red hair, Shaun has the nickname of "The Flying Tomato."
Therefore, today at Just South of North I am going to do a bit of a science project. And no, there will be no test at the end. Now let's get started.
First of all, please note the following two photos:
Now let's compare shall we?
The first photo is of snowboard sensation Shaun White. The second photo is not.
The second photo is actually of Just South of North's very own Brandon Hansen.
Now the next step of this experiment is to list the similarities between these two individuals:
They both have red hair.
Whelp, that's about it.
Ok, not as hard as I thought it would be. But this next step will be a bit trickier. Let's take a closer look at each photo and really examine each.
Photo 1: Shaun is hosting an American flag above his head after winning the gold medal in the 2006 Winter Olympics. His outfit contains his sponsors logos and USA. He is excited cause he just represented his country in the biggest show for his sport.
Photo 2: Brandon is trying to flex his arms. Notice the word trying. Also, he is wearing a Spokane Indians jersey which, I have come to the conclusion he came upon this jersey one of four ways. He either A: found it in the Indian's locker room and stole it. B: was given it while being the honorary first base coach for the Indians during a game. C: Has served as the bat boy for the Indians for the past 12 seasons. D: Bought it from the team store.
Since Brandon is an honest guy that rules out A. And I don't think he was the bat boy, so that crosses off C. Now we just have B and D. And since D involves money, I'm going with B.
Anyway, back to the photo. You'll also notice that Brandon has his thumb out. That leads me to believe that he was probably hitchhiking. Oh, and he's standing on a base, but if you notice there are no other players in the shot. Therefore I believe this photo was staged by Brandon using his own camera and a tripod. Well that, and the fact that I know Brandon couldn't make on base. Well, maybe if he was walked. Maybe.
Alright, now one last experiment:
Who would be more recognizable on the street?
Most people across America know Shaun White. So he has that going for him.
However, everyone in Spokane knows who Brandon Hansen is. Seriously, if you think I'm joking then you don't know the Spokane sports scene. That guy knows everyone and everyone knows him.
So this experiment is inconclusive.
Thank you for taking part in this week's edition of "Brandon or a famous person." Next week we'll be comparing Brandon with Seth Green.
Oh Seth Green. He's funny.