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BC Lions, CFL, Vancouver, Pamela Anderson
Dec 12, 2011 - by Meena

WWF, Rocky, and Married with Children all have something in common…the B.C. Lions.

Yes, the small provincial football team has jump-started the careers of some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Let's start off with the most obvious person, Pamela Anderson. In 85' Anderson attended a B.C. Lions game where she appeared on the stadium screen. Within minutes, Anderson's career took off at an incredible speed and she is now a worldwide celebrity. During the game, the fans in the stadium went wild for then 21-year-old, and sure enough she was escorted down to the field to receive an ovation from the crowd.(How wild is that!) From that moment on Anderson moved from appearing on a small stadium screen to the big screen; Home Improvement, Married With Children, Bay Watch, and the horribly wrong, Barb Wire were just a few of her Hollywood roles that all started because of the B.C. Lions. Go Pamela!

Remember Carl Weathers? He is most famous for his character ‘Apollo Creed’ in the blockbuster Rocky. Well, before he became a huge Hollywood success he the linebacker for the Lions and played in 18 games from 71 to 73. After a couple of years with the Lions, Weathers landed himself right in the middle of Hollywood blockbusters. He went on to play Creed in three other 'Rocky' movies, followed by another major supporting role in Predator (1987), an action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

What do the BC Lions and WWF have in common? ‘Tito Santana.’ The classic WWF wrestler ‘Tito Santana’ (Merced Solis) played one full season with the B.C. Lions. I mean this guy was the founder of the popular tag team –Strike Force – and to know that he played with the BC Lions just made my world that much smaller.

I hope that you found this trivia about the BC Lions interesting. I am curious to see who will be the next star coming out of the BC Lions. Any guesses?