Posted by: Administrator | September 1, 2014

I’ve learned that personal pantheons are important.

I’ve learned that I like thinking in terms of a “personal pantheon” of influential life heroes. Its kind of like an exention of the “who is in your celebrity dinner party” discussion.

The idea generated from both Bill Simmons (The Basketball Book) and The Men in Blazers (Roger Bennett and Michael Davies).

Here’s the current running list of people in my personal pantheon.

 Arts & Culture

John Lennon

Paul McCartney

George Harrison

Ringo Starr

William Shakespeare

Led Zeppelin

The Rolling Stones

David Gray

David Matthews

The Dave Mathews Band

Michael Jackson

Sarah Silverman

Julie Andrews

Jim Henson

Yoko Ono

Elton John

Marylyn Monroe

Dick Van Dyke

Lea Michele

Emma Watson

Keira Knightly

Ricky Gervais

Tina Fey

Tracy Morgan

Alex Baldwin

Jane Krakowski

Morgan Freeman

Stephen King

James Gandolfini

Robin Williams

Matt Damon

Ben Affleck

Lady Gaga (2014)

Taylor Swift (2014)

Katy Perry (2014)

Roger Bennett (2014)

Michael Davies (2014)

Karl Pilkngton (2014)

Sport

Magic Johnson

Michael Jordan

Kareem Abdoul Jabbar

Mike Krzyzweski

Christian Laetenner

Bobby Hurley

Skip Prosser

Warren Moon

Arnold Palmer

Tiger Woods

Jack Nicklaus

Dale Earnhardt Jr

Payne Stewart

Steven Gerrard (2014)

Mia Hamm (2014)

Hope Solo (2014)

Politics

John Fitzerald Kennedy

Martin Luther King, Jr

JFK Jr

Princess Diana

Winston Churchill

Dwight D. Eisenhower

George Washington

Abraham Lincoln

Thomas Jefferson

Merriweather Lewis

Roger Clark

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