Do you remember the old American Gladiators show? The show where roided out men and women beat up on average joes with oversized q-tips? Its back on NBC. I think it’s going head to head with the BCS game tonight? I just love the names they give for the Gladiators. Some of the women include CRUSH, FURY, and HELLGA (with two L’s). On the men’s side JUSTICE, MAYHEM, and MILITIA. Some of the average Joes and Janes include Chad, a single father who is a professional skateboarder (no wonder he’s single) and Adonis, a two sport athlete in high school. Guys with a little fire still left in their belly. A couple of the women contestants include Belinda, a 36 year old bull rider from Australia and Christine, a mortgage broker.
Laila Ali and Hulk Hogan will co-host the show, which should be an upgrade from the first show when Mike Adamle, a running back from Northwestern, and Joe Theismann, former quarterback of the Redskins, known for the great physical specimen he was, were the commentators. Granted, Joe did wear just the one bar across his face when he did play quarterback, so I guess that’s sort of tough.
Anyway, my whole point about American Gladiators is that when the show first came out I thought it was the coolest thing on TV, and I still enjoy watching the re-runs on ESPN Classic with my nine year old son. Now, that I’ve passed my prime I was excited to find out you can play American Gladiators online.
The fire in my belly has now moved to my fingertips. Let me know what you think of the new American Gladiators. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org