A Silent Musician

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Monday, January 07, 2008

American Gladiators

Years ago there was a show on TV named American Gladiators. It was aired at Midnight on Saturday night. My brother and I would stay up just to watch whenever we could. One of my favorite memories is playing Monopoly and splitting a 2 liter of Mt. Dew with Ben while the girls were at a Lock-In and mom was at work. Ah... such great memories.
Now that I'm all grown-up... THEY'RE B---ACK!! Last night American Gladiators came back on NBC. Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali are the hosts, there are all new Gladiators, and a huge water tank. Instead of crash pads under alot of the events and great big water tank takes the ouch out of the falls. I love that there are new events but great ones like Assault and Pyramid are still there. The Eliminator is as tough as ever but they add a 20 ft swim under fire pipes. Contenders talk smack as always and the Gladiators have such wonderful names and characters. Titan, Toa, Mayhem, Justice, Wolf, and Militia are the guys. Fury, Venom, Crush, Stealth, Siren, and Helga are the women. Helga is a big blonde tank of a woman with braids. Gotta love those Dutch. 
Fun fun fun. Now if the show didn't start so late in the evening.