April 3

Love This – Full Metal Jousting

Posted by lori . 6 Comments

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I’ve never been a sports person…that is, until I discovered JOUSTING.  Who would have imagined it!  Airing on the History Channel on Sunday nights, Full Metal Jousting began with 16 jousters, divided into two teams.  Weekly jousts narrowed the field to the eight men competing in the final competition for the title and $100,000. 

The return of full-contact jousting is relatively new (1980’s), but jousting has been around since the Middle Ages.  Originally, it was hands-on preparation for combat, but soon became a form of entertainment.

A fun fact:  Sometimes rival nobles would temporarily hire a jouster to compete for them.  These jousters were known as “freelancers,” a term we still use today.

So there you have it…the perfect evening of television for me, Full Metal Jousting and The Waltons.

Daily Inspiration

 

Action is eloquence.

William Shakespeare

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6 Responses to " Love This – Full Metal Jousting"

  • Declan says:

    Couldn’t really be more different could they?! As Casper has no doubt told you, our relatives were around looking all noble at the original jousting competitions. Bet they picked up many a ladies dropped handkerchief Hehe! Deccy x

  • Bassetmomma says:

    My husband can’t wait to see this show! It hasn’t started here yet!

  • Patty says:

    I have not seen this. I am not sure I would like it, but you never know. I did watch a marathon of Animal Stuffers last week. I am still deciding how I feel about freeze drying pets. I don’t think it’s for me, but I can see where it could bring others comfort.

  • Interesting! My grandpa watches this
    Dachshund Nola

  • houndstooth says:

    I’ve never seen that show, but I would love it! Sometimes I really wish we had cable. I’m going to have to look and see if I can find it online!

  • Kat says:

    OOOh! Am behind in my blog-reading (as in everything else!) but came home yesterday and set up the dvr to record this! 😀 And is it just me, or is the fact that there’s apparently a show called “Animal Stuffers” (referred to in Patty’s comment) very disconcerting? BTW, thanks for your kind comments…yes, Oz is particularly photogenic! (He’s “meatloafed” in front of my husband’s computer as we speak.)


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