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Question of the Week is a new feature where we ask different Lions the same question on various topics -- some funny, some issue-based, some football-related and some completely off the wall. To suggest a potential question for QOTW, email firstname.lastname@example.org or make the suggestion on Twitter.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- They ranged from a political boss based on a true-life character to a Friend to a car -- seriously, a car.
In this week’s Question of the Week, we asked various Detroit Lions if they could be any television character in history, who would they be? The answers may surprise you.
Martin: Jax Teller.
Fauria: My buddy is doubling him. A stuntman.
Martin: He’s just a G. I watch "Sons of Anarchy" so no one appreciates that but if you watch "Sons of Anarchy," you’ll know. It’s one of the few series that I actually watch.
Fauria: And "Entourage."
Martin: Oh actually yeah, gotta like Ari Gold.
Fauria (Yelling): Ari Gold!
Martin: Yeah, that’s tough. They are two completely different type of characters, so I’m allowed to like them both.
Reporter: Which would you want to be?
Martin: Probably Ari. I wouldn’t want to be Jax. Jax breaks the law.
Fauria: He’s reckless.
Martin: He’s a bad dude. So I’d be Ari. I don’t know if I’d want to be Ari, though.
Fauria: I’d want to be Vince (Chase).
Martin: Yeah, I’d be Vince.
Fauria: That’s the life I want.
Martin: I like Ari better, but I think Vince, I’d definitely want to be Vince.
Fauria: That lifestyle.
Martin: Yeah, bro. I’m going to go with that, too. It makes the most sense. Off the top of the head now. Short on time, otherwise I’d ponder a little harder.
Defensive end Israel Idonije: I don’t know. Any TV character in history, who would I be? I don’t even know. That’s a great question. Who was my favorite character as a kid. I’d be probably, one of my favorite characters, I might be Spiderman or something. I grew up watching Spiderman cartoons. Growing up as a kid, I always dressed up as Spiderman. So I’d be Spiderman. Or maybe KITT from "Knight Rider."
Reporter: Wait, you’d be a car?
Idonije: I’d be KITT. Just something fun. Yeah, that’d be my character.
Defensive end Willie Young: Bernie Mac from "Bernie Mac Show." That’s just my guy, man. From his show to comedy. Yeah. Don’t get me started, but yeah.
Cornerback Rashean Mathis: The Hulk. I grew up watching "The Hulk" when it was a TV show, an actual TV show. Always a fan of the Hulk, but he possesses a calm and a peace about himself that he really don’t want to go there. But when he goes there, he’s going there for a reason. It takes a lot to push his buttons, but when the Hulk turns into the Hulk, he means business. That’s me. It takes a lot to get me there, but if it was one character, I’d be the Hulk.
Long-snapper Don Muhlbach: I have a baby, man, I don’t watch TV.
Reporter: At one point in time you did. You were in college once.
Muhlbach: That was 10 years ago. What was on?
Reporter: "Seinfeld"? "Friends"?
Muhlbach: Joey was hilarious but you know what, I’d be Chandler. I’m a dry, sarcastic person. I like his sense of humor.
Tight end Dorin Dickerson: The Joker. I’m just infatuated with the Joker. I have a big tattoo on my arm over here of the Joker. The Heath Ledger joker.
Reporter: Well, that was a movie, not TV.
Dickerson: We gotta go with TV, huh. Stewie Griffin. He’s a baby but he’s not. People underestimate him all the time, look at him like, ‘Oh, that’s just a baby.’ And he’s crazy. A little messed up kid, just a funny character. I like him.
Wide receiver Kevin Ogletree: Nucky Thompson. I don’t know. I like Nucky, man. He holds it down. With everything going on, so many parts moving, corruption, he still finds a way to have a good heart and still be cold-blooded. So he’s got a good balance. I really like that show, "Boardwalk Empire," and I think he’s pretty cool.
Question of the Week is a new feature where we ask different Lions the same question on various topics -- some funny, some issue-based, some football-related and some completely off the wall.