On Friday, all the hype starts getting paid off with the Barbie movie hitting theaters and going against Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer in an opening weekend face off that's being affectionately called "Barbenheimer". It's sure to be a financial boon for movie theaters that are still recovering from pandemic shutdowns, as some people see both movies.
Going back over a decade now, Lions quarterback Jared Goff has been noted as looking like Ryan Gosling. Gosling of course plays Ken to Margot Robbie's Barbie in that much-anticipated movie.
On the ESPY's red carpet, however appropriate in such a setting, the NFL's Instagram account captured responses to the crossover question--which NFL player would make the best Ken?
Goff was a popular suggestion, including from Lions' cornerback Jerry Jacobs. That surely won't be brought up again at training camp, like at all. Too bad there won't be HBO's "Hard Knocks" cameras on the ground at Allen Park to capture the banter, assuming there is some.
Some other responses to the "best Ken" question were Joe Burrow (I suppose I can see it), Deion Sanders (?) and Trevor Lawrence (if Ken had really long hair?). If Jimmy Garoppolo were a blonde, he'd be a easy nominee.
Jared Goff is the absolute easiest athlete to cast as Ken in the Barbie movie
With the movie coming out, BetMGM posed the question of which athlete should be picked to play Ken if they recast the role.
The Lions' social media team, not surprisingly at all, fully endorsed Goff as the new Ken in its response to BetMGM.
Goff does have a certain "Kenergy" about him, I guess. Certainly more than most NFL players, and probably more than 90 percent of all pro athletes, celebrities, men, etc., due to how much he looks like Gosling. He won't be giving up his current career as an NFL quarterback