I think we can all agree that there's never been a finer film about arm wrestling than Sylvester Stallone's seminal "Over The Top." And it finishes second behind "Smokey and the Bandit" on my list of the best trucker movies ever made. Not exactly a lightweight, in other words. So it pleases me to see that the Brooklyn Cyclones are going to honor the movie and its star this Saturday.
- The team will show a variety of Stallone-themed entertainment throughout the night.
- Fans are invited to dress up as their favorite Stallone character, with the winning costume receiving a prize pack.
- Anyone named "Sylvester" will be admitted to the ballpark at no charge.
- In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the 1987 movie Over The Top (in which Stallone plays a struggling trucker competing in a Las Vegas Arm Wrestling Championship, and sporting a New York City Arm Wrestling T-shirt), the New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA) will host over 100 men and women competing that day for the 25th Annual White Castle ‘Kingsboro’ Golden Arm Wrestling titles, featuring a championship match taking place on the dugout during that night's game!
- Anyone who participates in the arm wrestling competition will receive a Cyclones ticket to that night's game. For more information on participating, contact Gene Camp at NYAWA@aol.com.
I leave Mr. Camp's contact information because I hope that some readers will be in the running for the Golden Arm Wrestling title. If you are, please let me know so I can be sure to say a novena for your chances.
Major points go to anyone who heads to Keyspan Park in full Judge Dredd regalia. I wear mine every Saturday night anyway so its a happy coincidence that I can actually win something other than the scorn of my friends and family. I am curious what the Stallone-themed entertainment will be. I'm guessing running up flights of stairs, smuggling steroids into Australia and romancing six-foot tall Germans will be part of the festivities while a sing-off with Frank Stallone won't be. My fingers are crossed, though.
(Tip of Marion Cobretti's toothpick to Can't Stop The Bleeding)