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'T.O. Show' inspires us to ask: Which Chicago athlete would you watch in a reality show?

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terrell-owens-to-show-vh1.JPG"The T.O. Show" made its debut on VH1 last night, and the reviews are decidedly mixed. In the absence of any semblance of a real storyline (which I've heard involves conflict), the show's producers have decided there are two warring factions within this one man -- T.O., the self-styled "the most dominating force in football" and Terrell, "the nicest guy you'll ever meet."

In short, Terrell Owens contains multitudes.

If you missed it, you can catch the first full episode here.

But this particular flavor of celebrity train wreck got us thinking here at Sports Pros(e) -- which Chicago athletes would make good subjects for a reality show about their life?

Immediately the name Joakim Noah comes to mind, if only based on his well-publicized post-season trip to St. Barts -- photographic evidence of which is NSFW.

Throw a camera on the always-outspoken White Sox A.J. Pierzynski or Mark Buehrle, and chances are you'll be able to cull together some compelling TV.

It was recently revealed that underachieving Cub Milton Bradley was nicknamed T.O. in the Texas Rangers clubhouse. Perhaps we could explore the two warring factions of Milton?

In Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, the Blackhawks have a couple of Teen Choice Award locks. Although something tells me a reality show with these two would be a bit too PG.

For the Bears? Devin Hester managed to entertain us enough in a one-minute commercial that barely showed his face -- sign him up.

There are also some dark-horse candidates who play in our fair city that could make for some entertaining television. Octavio Dotel is one of the loudest and funniest people in the White Sox clubhouse. Also, Carlos Zambrano talks about himself in the third person, which always translates well on television.

What do you think, Chicago sports fans? Which of your vaunted athletes would you watch on a reality TV show?

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