Text Size

Movies, Music, TV, Books, Pop Culture

American Gladiators

Title is self explanatory. Discuss Hollywood, films, TV, and anything else from the entertainment world here.

Moderators: peeker643, swerb, mitch

American Gladiators

Unread postby MacGregor78 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:23 pm

Did anyone watch this last night? 'Siren' is from Cleveland. She co-owns Octane Cafe on Euclid Ave in between east 6th and 9th Street

Just hoping my child doesn't have to go grow up in a world where Cleveland Sports are terrible like I had to.
Posts: 521
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:45 am
Location: North Ridgeville, OH

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:25 pm

I passed by it oince or twice and was alarmed at how awful the Hulkster was. The show itself was just as bad. Not a bad 11pm Saturday night option on Spike, but horrific that a network opted for that in prime time.
"Great minds think alike. The opposite is also true."

"None of us is as dumb as all of us."

I'm on Twitter at http://twitter.com/peeker643
User avatar
Duly Noted
Posts: 22811
Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:33 pm
Favorite Player: Smokey Rowe
Least Favorite Player: Dingle Stetson

Unread postby MacGregor78 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:28 pm

I loved watching the old show....I honestly didn't catch much of the show last night. I heave heard terrible things about the Hulkster so far today. Sad to see where his career has gone

Just hoping my child doesn't have to go grow up in a world where Cleveland Sports are terrible like I had to.
Posts: 521
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:45 am
Location: North Ridgeville, OH

Unread postby Scott_Sargent » Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:45 pm

Got a minute?
Posts: 87
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:58 pm
Location: Cleveland, OH

Unread postby mswerb » Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:03 pm

Bad,bad, bad. I watched it for about 20 minutes, which was 18 too many if you ask me.
User avatar
Carolina Junkie
Posts: 1433
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:31 pm
Location: Euclid, OH
Favorite Player: MJ
Least Favorite Player: Anyone from DOOK

Unread postby swerb » Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:09 pm

For some disturbing reason, I DVR'd it. Good to know I can wipe that two hours right off the memory. I'm behind as it is.
User avatar
JoBu's bee-yotch
Posts: 17919
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:04 pm
Location: Twinsburg, OH
Favorite Player: Mango Hab
Least Favorite Player: Bob LaMonte

Unread postby pup » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:06 pm

I watched it. All of it.


Hogan is terrible, yet makes Ali appear bad.
The contestant interviews between events are classic.

Watch the first 10 minutes and the last 10.

In the first ten, I believe one of the chic contestants blew her ACL or tore a calf muscle or something pretty wrong. Doing that powerball game, she got slammed into a wall and her leg got all funky. She gt up, made it to the other end of the arena, before she got snipered and went down like she got chop blocked. Pretty good times.

In the last 10, in the eliminator between the chics, they have a part where you have to swim under fire. There are some pipes floating on the water to show them where they have to go under and the girl drilled her head on it trying to go underwater. Cut herself pretty good and tried to finish, but had about no cllue where she was.

Swerb, before deleting, check out those two events. Bill Simmons is going to add a new level to his unintentional comedy scale.
Home Run Leaders as RHB 5/7/13

Mark Reynolds (10)
User avatar
Closet Shapiro Fan
Posts: 12020
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:15 pm
Location: Eastlake, Ohio
Favorite Player: Vince Shubrownicek
Least Favorite Player: Any other coach

Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:37 pm

I thought it was horrible. The Eliminator is considerably harder, but just painful to sit through. Assault remains the best game, as it always has been.
A God Damn dead man would understand that if a minor league bus in any city took a real sharp right turn, a Zack McCalister would likely fall out. - Lead Pipe
User avatar
Sloth Duncan
Posts: 14353
Joined: Tue May 01, 2007 12:27 pm
Location: Cleveland
Favorite Player: Mike Aviles
Least Favorite Player: Every Detroit Tiger

Unread postby Steve Buffum » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:40 pm

I found the whole experience to be greatly diminished by the fact that I did not smoke my weight in marijuana before watching it as I did during the show's first incarnation.

However, it is roughly the same show, except no one is named, "Laser!"
User avatar
Steve Buffum
Prose Flayer
Posts: 5463
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:32 am
Location: Austin TX
Favorite Player: Withheld
Least Favorite Player: David Huff

Unread postby consigliere » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:42 pm

I had it on in the background last night while doing things.....I loved the old show, and while this is not as good as the old one, it was nice to have it back on the air.

I do say, though, instead of just picking up with the show right where it left off and doing the same set, setup, challenges, etc.....I might have opted to have the show re-invent itself some.

Are a few of those guys from the old show? Sure seemed like it. I thought the powerball was awesome with the guys. Lots of HUGE hits.
Indians Prospect Insider: http://www.indiansprospectinsider.com/
User avatar
Posts: 10822
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:22 am
Location: Painesville Twp, OH
Favorite Player: Jeff Stevens
Least Favorite Player: Carl Willis

Unread postby Joens » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:08 pm

Are u ready you little hulksters! because my tv show sucks!
Cremincus- Something completely and utterly unbelievable. Published in the B-list 2006
User avatar
BQ has no MySpace
Posts: 1716
Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:44 pm
Location: West Palm Beach, FL

Unread postby tbone » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:23 am

someone may or may not have been at the strongsville bw3 sunday night to watch said show with SIREN in attendance...
User avatar
Medium Rare
Posts: 863
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:51 am
Location: Rocky River, OH
Favorite Player: myself
Least Favorite Player: that guy

Unread postby leadpipe » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:31 am

If Matt Vasgergian isn't calling the Gladiator action, consider Lead out.
User avatar
The Reverend
Posts: 6644
Joined: Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:58 am

Unread postby Guest » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:54 am

It as just as cheesy as the original but I watched it.
Gina Carano, the most popular female mma fighter is Crush and looks pretty damn good.

Check her out here:

Unread postby CarolinaTribe » Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:03 pm

Whats the deal with the "handbike" and that rolling barrel in The Eliminator?

It seems like it takes the contestants at least twice as long to actually do it as opposed to when they fall off and then just continue on their way.
User avatar
Posts: 614
Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:16 pm

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:22 pm

I watched the first hour. I wanted to reach through the screen and kill that mega-douche Wolf. The pre event interviews are so bad I couldn't turn away. That dude Titan looks like the guy from that old duracell commercial- the plastic robot family known as the Puttermans. Creepy.

This natural coozy comes free with every Miller Time
User avatar
Erie Warrior
Goose Slayer
Posts: 6564
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:50 pm
Location: Hampton, VA
Favorite Player: 1995 Indians
Least Favorite Player: Global Warming

Return to Movies, Music, TV, Books, Pop Culture

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Who is online

In total there are 2 users online :: 0 registered, 0 hidden and 2 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 181 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:50 pm

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests