ESPN's World's Strongest Man Competition
Posted Jan 4, 2006 @ 5:24 PM
To start off, how scary was it when that guy's bicep popped during the Atlas stones? And is it bad that I'm American and I wasn't rooting for Marunde?
Also, did anyone catch the guy from one of the later qualifiers, Kevin Nee? He was on an episode of MTV's True Life at one point (I think the topic was "I want a perfect body" or something).
Posted Jan 5, 2006 @ 9:28 AM
Did you see the one (a previous year, can't remember which one) when a guy was doing the barrell drop & his nose spurted blood as he was straining to relift? Yeesh! And, ewwwwwwww....
Also, very sad, a previous year when I watched 3 episodes in a row, was rooting for a particular guy...only to have them flash an announcement across the screen at the very end of the 3rd episode that the guy had died not long after the competitions were taped. And he was so YOUNG. I can't imagine the strain & toll on their bodies.
Edited by Svenska Flicka, Jan 5, 2006 @ 9:31 AM.
Posted Jan 8, 2006 @ 4:31 PM
Posted Dec 29, 2008 @ 1:41 AM
I also liked how this year's eventual champion Mariusz Pudzianowski, also the defending champion and marquee star, had to "battle" through a qualifying group consisting other than himself of four rookies and one second-timer. Mighty stiff competition, all right. He almost ruined the script by straining his leg. ESPN spun this as a new injury, when it was actually an aggravation of a preexisting injury, but, hey, no other strongman events exist, right? Of course it's a fresh injury. Then there was the qualifier with the local favorite who came in dead last by a mile in four of six events... not that being local gave him any advantage in making the qualifying round, I'm sure. Then there was the other local favorite, Phil Pfister, who looked to be sporting 50-75 pounds of fat in his gut and ass. Past his prime much?
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