Originally Posted by archiguy /t/1521851/game-of-arms-on-amc-hd-tuesdays-10pm-est/0_100#post_24462690
I have the first episode saved on the DVR for a rainy day. I figure that's all I'll need of this concept.
Originally Posted by Tom Imp /t/1521851/game-of-arms-on-amc-hd-tuesdays-10pm-est/0_100#post_24463044
I myself was a competitive armwrestler at one point (I won't go so far to say professional like these guys do), so I was amped for this when I first saw the previews a few months back.
Let me just say I find this show extremely insulting to armwrestlers and the sport. I know a lot of you who aren't into it probably think it's just a bunch of Neanderthals in a joke of a sport, and honestly this show doesn't do much to dissuade that notion, but it's not all like that. Hell, most of the sport is highly organized and we have had actual state, national, and world championships for many years now in upscale venues. We aren't pulling in dilapidated barns or shrimp docks or abandoned warehouses like this show implies.
That said, I know it's quick to say this is a joke because of the sport and you'd be right to do so based on this depiction, but overall our sport and our athletes are not all like what is being shown. This, IMO, is the low of the low and is an absolute disgrace by AMC painting all of it in this light.
Originally Posted by popalock /t/1521851/game-of-arms-on-amc-hd-tuesdays-10pm-est#post_24476428
With all of that said, I definitely don't see this show lasting more than one season....unless...UNLESS!!!! The Tom Imp's of the nation start coming out of retirement and forming clubs accross the country!