Cage Match: Kevin Costner vs. Dennis Quaid


 

You're next, Harrison Ford.

You're next, Harrison Ford.

Dennis WHO?

Dennis WHO?

Quaid. Costner.

If you wanted an all-American dad, a wily baseball veteran, a possible candidate for folksy-yet-serious President of the United States, or stay-at-home-dad driven to greatness, you call upon these men. Both tough and fair, they fill the void of “Well Harrison Ford is getting up there, so who’s going to play the dad of our current starlet and be married to the attractive mom in a popular tv series?”

But what if THEY FOUGHT TO THE DEATH?

Who would win? I usually try to think of these things as a cage match with no weapons, but in this case we have to play to both their strengths. That’s why we’re going to spice up this cage match with a single baseball placed in the middle of the ring.

For discussion purposes, I’ll give you a tale of the tape, then my initial impressions of how the fight would go. After that, it’s up to you.

KEVIN COSTNER VS. DENNIS QUAID:

TALE OF THE TAPE


MOST BAD ASS ROLE:

Costner: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

I got your lambas bread right here.

I got your lambas bread right here.

Quaid: G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra

Just FYI, I command a ninja.

Just FYI, I command a ninja.

EDGE:

Costner. We have no idea if GI Joe will be good or not. Besides, Hawk is a desk jockey.

BLOW PEOPLE AWAY IN THE OLD WEST AS:

Costner: Wyatt Earp

I want the stuffed Stewie Griffin. Right. Now.

I want the stuffed Stewie Griffin. Right. Now.

Quaid: Doc Holliday

I've abandoned my child! I'VE ABANDONED MY BOY!!!

I've abandoned my child! I'VE ABANDONED MY BOY!!!

EDGE:

Quaid. Didn’t you see “Tombstone?” Val Kilmer’s Holliday pushes Quaid over the top by association. Oh yeah, he’s your Huckleberry. Assist: Val Kilmer

BEST BASEBALL MOVIE:

Costner: Field of Dreams

Yep, I cried at the end of this movie. Wanna fight about it?

Yep, I cried at the end of this movie. Wanna fight about it?

Quaid: The Rookie

This looks nothing like how I play wii baseball...

This looks nothing like how I play wii baseball...

EDGE:

Costner. I’m not entirely sure why that’s even a discussion. 

 

WILY VETERAN:

Costner: Bull Durham

I defy you to tell me this isn't cool.

I defy you to tell me this isn't cool.

Quaid: Any Given Sunday

Then again, Costner's never done this.

Then again, Costner's never done this.

EDGE:

You can’t beat Costner’s, “I believe in” monologue in Durham…UNLESS you’re getting the crap kicked out of you by grown-ass men in  body armor, THEN going into rehabilitation to lead the Sharks to victory when it counts. Besides, who’s the better cocky new kid? Tim Robbins or JAMIE FOXX? Everyone loves to hate the Foxx.

Quaid.

 WHOSE BAND ROCKS HARDER:

Costner: Kevin Costner and the Modern West

Thanks for that, but once again, I won't be doing the "Durham" speech.

Thanks for that, but once again, I won't be doing the "Durham" speech.

Quaid: Dennis Quaid and the Sharks

"Hi, I'm Dennis Quaid. Could you hand that pick back up here? It's lucky."

"Hi, I'm Dennis Quaid. Could you hand that pick back up here? It's lucky."

EDGE:

I’m disappointed in both of them. If your band is good, you don’t need to use your full name to pimp the marquee. Dennis is backed by sharks, Kevin has aband that sounds  like a Sam Shepard play. That said, my gf saw Dennis Quaid and the Sharks and did not enjoy the show. Win for Costner held pending band re-naming. Costner’s Nine. Costner’s Last Stand. I’m just saying. ANYTHING.

WHO’S YOUR DADDY?

Costner: Rumor Has It…

Waitaminute...this isn't "Casino Royale!" What the-

Waitaminute...this isn't "Casino Royale!" What the-

Quaid: The Day After Tomorrow

There it is AGAIN! Tell me one of you guys is hearing that ice cream truck jingle!

There it is AGAIN! Tell me one of you guys is hearing that ice cream truck jingle!

EDGE:

Quaid went out in the dawn of a new ice age to find his kid and bring him back. Also, once Lindsay Lohan was out of Quaid’s watchful eye in “The Parent Trap,” she descended into one of the most legendary downward spirals of all time. Oh, and he punched Topher Grace right in the money maker while selling sports magazines.

BEST MAN IN SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Costner: Saved USA from nuclear war in “Thirteen Days.” Sunk the Exxon Valdez (again) in “Waterworld.”

Scene from "The West Wing" season -14

Scene from "The West Wing" season -14

Quaid: Let the President get shot in “Vantage Point.” Killed dragons with Scottish accents in “Dragonheart.”

OK, I know this LOOKS bad...

OK, I know this LOOKS bad...

EDGE:

C0stner. He was also in “JFK.” Basically, Kevin Costner has a perpetual Camelot contact high.

MY TAKE ON THE CAGE MATCH:

Kevin Costner will think to himself, “Wait a minute, I’m Kevin F’ing Costner! Who the hell is THIS dude?” He’ll then stand still and wait for Dennis Quaid to pick up the baseball and embarrass himself like Tim Robbins in “Bull Durham.”

Kevin Costner has balls the size of compact cars, but clearly he hasn’t browsed Dennis’ IMDB page. Quaid will grab that baseball and hurl it directly into Costner’s gut. 

At that point, friends and lovers, it’s on like a 70% off sale at Bridal Gowns n’ Things, and while Kevin Costner’s no slouch, DQ just finished “GI Joe.” Even if Costner manages to pull off a physical upset, don’t count out a surprise appearance by Snake-Eyes to pull Quaid out of a pinch. Ninjas can’t be kept out of cage matches. Even if they could, you wouldn’t want that.

No. No I'm not carrying ID.

No. No I'm not carrying ID.

WINNER: DENNIS QUAID. Deal with it.

Next up, Air Force Two!

Next up, Air Force Two!

Am I horrifically wrong? Have I somehow miscalculated a minor point in my eloquent math? Tell me about it, and how do YOU see the fight going down?

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10 Responses

  1. I support the Dennis Quaid verdict solely because of the Lindsay Lohan point.

  2. Disagree.

    If Snake Eyes jumps in for Quaid, then Costner gets Azim from Robin Hood AND Draco the Dragon (c’mon, Snake is a goddamn ninja).

    Costner is Frank Farmer, a bad ass body guard who has an affinity for samurai swords and bangs Whitney Houston, Eliot Ness who hunts De Niro in a Mamet script, and Ben Randall from The Guardian who, when he dies, becomes the spirit who protects lost souls. That’s right Wood. He’s fucking Poseidon.

    I’d bet all the gold and silver pieces in Robin Hood on Costner. Oohh, Quaid punched out Topher Grace. Real fuckin’ challenge.

  3. COMPELLING POINT, captain!
    Does this mean that DQ gets the Miami Sharks’ secondary?
    Or Sean Connery in dragon form?
    Think over this.

  4. I take back my previous comment.

    Sean Connery is an even more solid championship determiner than the Lindsay Lohan thing.

  5. Dear D. Quaid,

    I’m coming to kick you ass. Because I rule.

    Regards,
    K. Costner

  6. I like Costner in Costner v. Quaid death cage match.

    I think Costner’s most bad ass role was The Mariner of “Waterworld.” After all he was a mutant fish-man who one minute sounded like he was from Scotland but no, wait, maybe he’s from Canada…”my buot, my buot”? I watched it the other night. It’s so bad it’s hilarious but I love it dammnit.

    I just saw Kevin Costner and Modern West and they weren’t bad…seeing him in person reminded me why I love him so much. He simply oozes charm and charisma…I would so tap that!!

  7. Does anyone remember Costner in Dances with wolves? Lol. 🙂

    I don’t know Woody, I think DQ is not as tough as Costner. Lets review: The Untouchables Costner goes after Al Copone-Robert F’ing Deniro!!! He was Wyatt Earp, The Body Gaurd, Robin Hood, Silverado, etc.

    You know, DQ is a Texan (like myself) so I won’t discredit him too much, that being said he has done a bunch of sissy movies: Yours, Mine, Ours
    As already mentioned, The Parent Trap, American Dreamz, and others I dont feel like looking up.
    To his credit the GI Joe movie looks great but so late in his career, but it’s a day late and a buck too short.

    COSTNER WINS!!!

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  9. I know I’m a bit late to the game, but let’s not forget that Kevin was also a Russian spy who managed to infiltrate the Pentagon in No Way Out. And Hello! Mr. Brooks!! Seriously deranged but devastingly handsome serial killer… never thought I would root so hard for a psychopath, but it’s damn near impossible to be mad at KC, even a little bit.

    It’s no contest. Kevin is the man!

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