|The USSR’s Alexander Karelin fueled how many gay wrestling fantasies!?|
|Indian Kamar Sushil shows off his biceps as he threatens to rip an opponent’s head off on his way to gold. More, please.|
As a couple thousands hits a day on this blog demonstrates, there are plenty of gays deeply invested in the perpetuation of wrestling. Personally, the only voices in my life who I’ve heard up in arms about the decision belong to fellow gays. But then again, it isn’t the first time a minority have been unfairly scapegoated to help the privileged cope with the unfamiliar experience of not getting their way. The aforementioned Russian wrestling coach predicts that this is just one more step toward the gays ruling the world, so I say our first order of business once our insidious cabal has succeeded in supplanting world leadership with our 6 percent (or so) of the population, should be the reinstatement of Olympic wrestling. And in the interest of historical accuracy, I say they should have to compete like the real men of 8th century BCE wrestled. Naked.
|American Jordan Burroughs own his opponent in last summer’s London games.|
One of my early memories of getting wildly turned on and fueling sexual fantasies for years to come was when I happened to catch the quarter final match on television between the US’s Steve Fraser and Swede Frank Andersson at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Blond and bronzed and looking like a Norse god toasted brown in the Southern California sunshine, Andersson was almost too pretty to believe. The action was aggressive, fast, and visually stunning. I was 13 years old, and even if I’d never been turned on by wrestling before (I had), this match would have been guaranteed to drive home the point that the drama, the power, and the beauty of wrestling would remain the most erotic thing in my life. Yep, Olympic wrestling most definitely turned me gay (not really).
So sign petitions. Raise a stink. And remember that haters will hate, regardless of the topic.
|Um, yeah. Nothing about this for a gay man to want to see:
Egyptian Olympic wrestler Karam Gabar Ebrahim