Best American Gladiators Event!

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  1. Roland Schwinn

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    Fuck yeah! I used to love this show as a youth! It would take everything i had as a youth to stay up on saturday night to watch American Gladiators after the George Micheal Sports machine! My favorite event was without a doubt, Assault!

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    Another favorite.... HUMAN CANON BALL!!!!!!!!! Which got lame when they changed the rules so you couldnt "kick." FUCK that shit man! I say kick away!!!!

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    Pyramid was kinda cool because every now and then someone would get tossed all the fuckin way down!

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    So there are three of my favorites! How bout you, i know some of you watched this masterpiece of american television back in the day! What where your favorite events? Least favorite?


    Oh and on a side note..... it is crazy how times change. When i was a kid i always considered Lace to be one of the uglier Gladiators. But looking back on them now... I kinda dig her!

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    Hard to beat the ball cages.

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    My favorite was the one where contestants tried to put the ball in the container. I can't remember the name but sometimes white scrawny dudes would get pummeled by big black guys.
     
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    True story: my first girlfriend ended up being a contestant on that show.
     
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    I always thought Lace had the best face...and Assault was the shit.

    We'd make an Assault course in the back yard and have one person on the roof behind the basketball backboard to chuck a bunch of tennis balls at the contestant who would have an assortment of nerf shit, footballs, basketballs etc. to try and make a basket.
     
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    How did she do?
     
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    Ahhhh Atlasphere! That wasn't bad. I liked how when they came to rest in the pods that smoke would blow up into the cages! That was cool.

    Another one i just remembered was the joust..... But the old shool joust on the bridge where if your ass got jousted back beyond a limit the bridge dropped from under you! Not the bullshit joust on the podiums..... Both examples shown below.


    The original, cool, bridge.
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    The less than cool podiums.
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    Oh yeah, that was a good one, too.

    And the one where they'd be a running back and have to score on a Gladiator. Then they move to the sumo-style circle to try and get another Gladiator to touch out of. We'd use a blanket for that.
     
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    Poorly. So it was cool, yet sad to watch.
     
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    Hell yeah Powerball. There was always some sirous ass kicking going down on that one! Big sterioded gladiators versus a salesman from Footlocker! Fuckin brilliant TV!
     
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    oh man great memories. looked forward to it every sunday evening.
     
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    Hell yeah! We used to set up Assault courses with nerf guns! Wed joust with pillows. Even did "the Wall" with my buddy's bunk beds. The goal was just to get to the top while the dude on top nailed you with a pillow. :haha: Fuckin fun.
     
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    HA! never saw that! That was pretty fuckin smooth!
     
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    Only Howtard has better hair.
     
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    Holy shit.... Howard on American Gladiators...... Imagine that. He could compete against the women gladiators and STILL get smashed.


    EDIT: And god damn those male gladiators were fuckin cheesy!
     
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    Sounds like prison or urban youths.
     
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    Breakthrough and Conquer. I had to look it up. It was killing me to remember the name :jj:
     
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    Malibu was the faggy gladiator that always got his butt kicked
     
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    Holy shit... I competed on one of these shows. I won the event where you hang from monkey bars, got raped on the wall and lost in the gauntlet even though I nailed the center target with the rocket launcher... My episode never made it to air though :/. Assholes