Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Most of you know that I have boycotted all ESPN "sport news" programing (Sportscenter, Around the Horn, etc.) for a little over three years now. I do watch live or taped sporting event though, which means most of ESPN Classic's programs are Kosher. So, I just turned on ESPN Classic and was treated to a great blast from the past, American Gladiators. I used to watch this show every weekend because it came on right before wrestling on Saturday mornings.

However, something weird has happened. As soon as the episode I'm watching right now started I vividly remembered its original broadcast. I don't just mean I'm remembering stuff as the show goes along, I remember the entire program and it's not even over yet. So, I looked up some info on this episode and apparently I am perfectly recalling a program that first aired in January of 1992 (I know the page says it first aired on a Wednesday, but it was syndicated, hence it was airing on Saturday in Orlando).

So, why is it that my mind retains such a detailed knowledge of an American Gladiators episode from 15 years ago? I don't know, I just wish I could find a way to harness this kind of mind power on a more regular basis.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Thats a really funny story.

I remember American Gladiator. I looked up on youtube to see if they have some clips of it, and unfortunately i dont have that kind of brain power you do.