I'm a big movie guy, although I'm not an avid watcher of holiday movies when the Christmas season rolls around. That being said, I do have my favourites that I have to sneak in every year, and that's helped me compile my list of a few Whitecap players and their Christmas movie character equivalents. Some may ask why, but I ask, why not? Also, I was really bored.
Before you ask, no, I didn't make Camilo Scrooge, because that would have been too easy.
Carl Robinson- Clark Griswold
Both Robinson and Griswold are the leaders of their respective clans, and both have shown an ability to guide their groups through near train-wrecks to success. In Griswolds case, it's learning the true meaning of Christmas while getting closer to his family, while in Robinson's case, it's making the play-offs.
Wait, let me continue to blow minds here; The Playoffs are the blonde stranger that pops up in almost every movie, because he's always flirting with her. (I can hear the applause from here)
I guess that would make Martin Rennie cousin Eddie?
Pedro Morales-John McClane
First off, yes, Die Hard is absolutely a Christmas movie. (The words ho, ho, ho are used, don't even try to argue) Anyways, the tenuous connection I'm making between the Captain of the Whitecaps and the incredibly bad-ass super cop is that both know what it's like to be the only hope for survival for a large group of people.
Like McClane fought the terrorists mono versus much more, Morales often found himself as the lone offensive catalyst on the club, and the only one popping goals in the net on a semi-regular basis. Morales seems to be every bit as hardcore as McClane, but with much better hair.
Jordan Harvey-Buddy the Elf
Fish out of water initially struggles in new environment, but eventually adapts and thrives? Sounds a lot like the Whitecaps defender, who seems to have improved each season he's been in a Whitecaps kit.
Plus, if you've ever met the dude, you know he's the nicest guy ever. I can honestly picture him wearing the Buddy the Elf costume in his spare time just for giggles.
Darren Mattocks- The Grinch (Jim Carrey version)
I'm not saying Darren Mattocks is as grumpy as the famous green dude who tried to steal Christmas, but I will say both the Jim Carrey version of the Grinch and Darren Mattocks were hyped up projects that were truly disappointing- in Mattocks`case, so far.
Also, Mattocks earlier incendiary comments about the 'Caps last off-season had us wondering if his shoes were too tight, or if his heart was three sizes too small.
Can you think of any more? Let us know in the comments