Pros vs. Joes

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  • 2006
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.4  (204)

Pros vs. Joes was a popular show on Spike TV that aired from 2006 to 2010. The show was hosted by Petros Papadakis, a former USC Trojans football player and current sports broadcaster. Pros vs. Joes was a reality competition show that pitted amateur athletes, known as "Joes," against former professional athletes, known as "Pros."

The show's concept was simple: each episode featured a group of Joes who were passionate about sports and believed that they had what it takes to compete against former pros in various sports challenges. The challenges themselves included a wide range of sports, such as football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and more.

The Joes were divided into two teams, with each team facing off against a team of Pros. The Pros included some of the biggest names in sports, such as Super Bowl champion Ray Lewis, NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal, and MLB World Series champion Jeff Bagwell.

The challenges were designed to test the Joes' skills and abilities, while giving them a chance to go head-to-head against some of the most legendary athletes of all time. Each challenge was different, and some of the more memorable ones included a home run derby against former MLB players, a 40-yard dash against NFL pros, and a one-on-one basketball game against NBA athletes.

Throughout the show, the Joes were coached and mentored by various sports experts, including former NFL players, to help them improve their skills and give them the best chance at winning. The Pros, on the other hand, were tasked with using their experience and knowledge of the game to outsmart their opponents and win each challenge.

Despite the fierce competition, Pros vs. Joes was also known for its humor and lighthearted approach to sports. The show would often feature funny sketches and segments, and the Pros and Joes would frequently jokingly trash-talk each other in between challenges.

One of the unique things about Pros vs. Joes was the way it allowed everyday sports fanatics to live out their dreams of competing against their childhood heroes. The Joes on the show were regular people from all walks of life, ranging from high school football coaches to stay-at-home dads. Many of them had never played sports at a professional level, but they still had an intense passion for athletics and were eager to prove themselves against the pros.

Overall, Pros vs. Joes was a highly entertaining show that blended lovable underdogs, legendary athletes, and intense sports competition all into one. It was a dream come true for many sports fans, and it remained popular throughout its four-year run on Spike TV.

Pros vs. Joes is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (46 episodes). The series first aired on March 6, 2006.

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Can't Shake Lavar
8. Can't Shake Lavar
September 8, 2010
The Joes take on Lavar Arrington, Isaac Bruce, and Jeff Garcia.
Can Experience Beat Youth?
7. Can Experience Beat Youth?
September 1, 2010
The Joes take on Chris Mullin, Kenny Smith and Isaiah Rider in skills competitions and then in three on three.
Don't Let the Size Fool You
6. Don't Let the Size Fool You
August 25, 2010
the Joes take on Derrick Brooks, Michael Vick, and Warrick Dunn.
Trash Talk Heard 'Round the World!
5. Trash Talk Heard 'Round the World!
August 18, 2010
The Joes take on Hakeem Olujuwan, Isaiah Rider, and Brent Barry.
The Bucs are Back in Town
4. The Bucs are Back in Town
August 11, 2010
Will the Joes be able to take on Pros Derrick Brooks, Jeff Garcia, and Warrick Dunn?
17's the Magic Number
3. 17's the Magic Number
August 4, 2010
The Joes take on Chris Mullen and Rick Fox.
The Wildcat Originator
2. The Wildcat Originator
July 28, 2010
The Joes take on the Wildcat originator, Michael Vick.
Bragging Rights: NBA Vs. NFL
1. Bragging Rights: NBA Vs. NFL
July 21, 2010
Current NFL players take on former NBA pros for bragging rights.
Where to Watch Pros vs. Joes
Pros vs. Joes is available for streaming on the Spike TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Pros vs. Joes on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 6, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (204)