When vigorous men with robust mustaches and the yen to perform amazing feats of strength realized that regular wrestling was kind of wimpy, they did the sporting equivalent of turning a hug into a handshake. Today, arm wrestling remains the best way to prove ones stoutheartedness in a bar. So its hard to think of a manlier competition hands down -- than the Denver Nationals Championship Arm Wrestling at the Bannock Street Garage.
Yeah, its a garage, observes Eddie Morrisey, the bars owner. Its kind of a testosterone-friendly place. With the type of crowd we get down here, we thought, Man, we should do an arm-wrestling competition.' But there will be a womens competition as well, and both contests will be up to Arm Wrestling Association specs, he promises, because apparently there is an Arm Wrestling Association, and it has specs.
The finals start at 8 p.m. tonight at the Garage, 1015 Bannock Street, in a championship round that will definitively prove whos the manliest man (and woman) in Denver. Spectating is free; depending on attendance, Morrisey assures us that the winners, whoever they may be, will get at least a couple hundred bucks.
Give them a hand.
Sat., March 19, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 26, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 2, 8 p.m., 2011