This week, former Detroit Piston and seven-time All Star David Bing won the run-off election to be the city's mayor after Kwame Kilpatrick resigned in disgrace. The Democratic mayor-elect joins a long tradition of athletes becoming politicians, from Olympian Ralph Metcalfe to Jesse "The Body" Ventura.

Be sure to check out today's TNR slideshow to see the other jocks that have hung up the cleats to hand out the pork.

--Amanda Silverman