July 3rd, 2013 at 12:22 PM ^

To which I say....BULLShhhiiittttt.

I mean, why in the world would they take a picture where the tall guys are standing on something?  He's more than 2 inches shorter than Barkley. He's probably lucky if he's 6'2".


July 3rd, 2013 at 7:54 PM ^

Depending on shoes and angles, I'd buy the listed heights.  The Rock is probably closer to 6' 3", but when he's standing next to John Cena (who is listed at 6' 1"), he looks an inch or two taller.  And Charles has always been about 6'5" to 6'6" in everything I've seen about him. 

Regardless, all of these men are significantly taller than the average person.  Hell, "midget" safety Kovacs measured in at about 6' 0".  Athletes are just a different species of person.

French West Indian

July 3rd, 2013 at 2:05 PM ^

....Bruce Lee & Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


One of my earlieriest memories of being a Michigan student was seeing some of the basketball team pass by on the Diag.  It was amazing how tall they were and I suddenly realized that all that time I had spent as a teenager shooting basketballs (thinking if I just worked hard enough even I could make the NBA) was totally wasted effort.

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July 3rd, 2013 at 11:13 AM ^

If I'm not mistaken, that's Shane on the far left of the group photo?  He looks like he's spent a lot of time in the weight room, combined with fully recovering from mono and has physically prepared himself to see the field this year (like everyone else, I hope he can redshirt though).

EDIT: well, I think I'm mistaken now that I actually click the photo to see the larger version. 

Godin looks large.