Sunday, January 29, 2017
Is Wrestling a Gay Sport?!
Terra-cotta Painting From Greece: Really old. Please note smiles on faces of wrestling youths.
Groping for Meaning: Fast-forward to the early '80s. Most likely a magazine cover showing that a wrestling winner is not afraid to touch a wiener to win.
Strapped for a Bash: This 1890 image shows early jockstrap prototypes.
That One, That One, and Those Two There, Please: Navy wrestling team, 1930s.
Babes at Sea: Bored on the big boat? No women in sight?
Time for some rasslin'!
Pros, Wrestling: Mid-century photographer and entrepreneur Bob Mizer published wonderful wrestling photos of young men he picked up off the streets.
Lincoln Licks: Watch those big mitts, Abe.
Ice Dancers: College high jinks on the frozen pond in Reims.
Show Us What You Got, Boys: The University of Oklahoma Wrestling Team, 1936.
Take One for the Team: National Collegiate Tournament, 1937
It's Pat!: Recently out pro wrestler Pat Patterson (Pierre Clemont) in his salad days.
The Slippery Slope — Turkish Oil Wrestling: I mean, really. (Two athletes help another tie a knot in his leather wrestling shorts before competing in the Turkish oil wrestling event in the western German city of Kassel on June 28, 2009.)
Sleight of Hand: Please note, the object is to jam your big paw into the leather shorts of your opponent.
Oopsie-Daisy! Looks like someone scored. Once again, are there really any losers here?
Buddy System: I can't. You have to do this one yourself. I have to go lie down for a bit.
At Ease. Obviously a certain amount of camaraderie
is to be expected.
Ready to Rassle: Meet your opponent. Do you feel like winning or losing? (A Turkish oil wrestler poses June 22, 2014, during the 653rd annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament in Sarayici, near Edirne, western Turkey.)
Dirty Boys: Then there is India, where the wrestling takes place in a pit of dirt, just to amp up the kink factor. (Indian wrestlers pose during a training session at Loknath Akhara [wrestling school) in Allahabad on April 19, 2010. Akhara is India's indigenous form of wrestling and was once a royal national sport.)
Oink: Wallowing has its advantages for these Indian wrestlers.
And so a fond farewell and a slight adjustment,
then on to the next match.
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