Keep in mind this is only what we think are the Top Sports Entourages. Feel free to fire off your comments (dislikes) below and please point out any Entourage which you think was inadvertantly overlooked.
1. Yankees of the 1950's & early 1960's
Vince - Mickey Mantle
Drama - Billy Martin
Eric - Whitey Ford
Turtle - Yogi Berra
Ari - Casey Stengal
Comments: Before you '86 our pick... for those of you who have any doubts on just how wild and crazy the 86 crew was we suggest you check out the recent read The Bad Guys Won.
Comments: *Whoever manager to get Webber off despite the fact that he lied to a grand jury about taking $280K from a Wolervine booster is slicker than even Ari.
Comments : Almost too easy to match up all the different players and personalities from the two threepeats.
Comments : Madden and Davis are perfect matches for Turtle and Ari.
8. 2003 Chicago Cubs
Vince - M. Prior & K. Wood
Comments: * The last minute wheeling and dealing Governor Bush made when offered Bartman aslylum in Florida would make Ari proud.
9. 2005 USC team & subsequent 2006 NFL draft
Vince - Reggie Bush (all the talent)
Drama - Matt Leinart (hold-out drama)
Eric - Pete Carroll (seems more like a talent manager than a coach at times)
Turtle - LenDale White (getting picked on at practice.. causes fight)
Ari - Pete Caroll would be the obvious pick but we're going former USC O-coordinator Norm Chow*.
Comments: * Chow made a Titan move picking Texas QB Vince Young in the draft over his former protege Leinart (only later to pick up Lendale) seems to be the guy really pulling the strings
Comments: * Their desperate scrambling at the last minute to put something together mirrors the actions of Ari. Also note you could easily do an all another all steriod Entourage featuring Justin Gatlin Landis, Marion Jones, and Floyd Landis.
Here are some other topical Entourages to watch for specifically this September...
2006 Ryder Cup Entourage
Vince - Tiger Woods
Drama - Phil M.
Eric - rest of the 10 players on the team
Turtle (or in this case 'penquin') : Ass't Coach and near qualifer Corey Pavin (who looks like a penquin)
Ari - Tom Lehman
2006 US Open Entourage
2006 NY Giants
Vince - Tiki Barber (thas alent in front of the camera as a sportscaster)
Keep in mind once you come up with one Sports Entourage Team its hard to stop riffing as it can almost become addicting. Here are some other Entourages we came up (keep in mind they are rough and we're still filling them out). Anyway the following teams didn't quite make our cut. Comment below to add your own.
Vince - Shaq
Drama - Kobe
Eric - Walton
Turtle - Horry
Ari - Jerry Bus / No phil
Early 1980s Redskins/Hogs
Vikings of recent years
Vince - Culpepper
Drama - Moss and/or peed boat drama
Turtle - Tice (scalping away tickets)
Ari - Player who arranged boat ride
Vince: jimmy conners