Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Egg Nog Chug!

Every year on the last day of our "Hell Week" for wrestling, we have a 3 mile run up the steepest road in Rancho Cucamonga.  We arrange to have plenty of donuts, chocolate milk and egg nog (or as I call it "real men's gatorade") waiting at the top.  Last year after suffering up the run nicknamed "The Big Pun" for the 8th time, I was enjoying my 2nd glass of egg nog and 3rd donut when one of my hot shot wrestlers challenged me to an egg nog chug.  I have a hard time turning down any challenge especially when there are a bunch of my wrestlers egging me on (no pun intended).   This challenge was 1 quart of egg nog (32 ounces or 8 servings) first one done gets the satisfaction of beating the other guy.  Trust me for a wrestler beating his coach at anything brings mounds of satisfaction.  I try to allow that as little as possible.   The ensuing battle was filmed on a cell phone and is posted below.     
Though I may be smiling at the end of the video, my stomach payed the price 15 minutes later when my competitor started to hurl.  
I was wishing I could throw-up as well.  However as a wrestling 
coach you can't show any sign of weakness ever or you risk losing your mystique as some kind of freak wild-man who is able to 
endure far more than a normal human-being. (Trust me this is a 
vital quality for any respected wrestling coach.) Plus I didn't want to 
give one of my wrestlers the satisfaction of knowing that he some
how caused me some kind of pain or even discomfort. So I had to 
suck it up and keep wearing a smile until the party was over.  
I don't think I'll ever learn, at least I hope not.

6 comments:

the bigbam said...

Egg nog chug-that sounds gross, but good job!

jenni bishop said...

First of all, that is disgusting. Second...Aaron has your back on keeping your mystique thing going! He loves to tell his students stories about you (exaggerated? Who knows? Doesn't matter...true enough!)!

cheryl said...

All I can say is you are way better at egg nog than chili peppers.

Rachey Smart said...

You are a man. Period. Anyone who can chug a 32oz substance closely related to its cousin, Elmer's glue, without taking a breath is a man. Folks he wasn't lyin when he said the combination of red hair and a cauliflower ear put him just one step beneath super human. This right here proves it.

Robyn & Co. said...

definitely the toughest coach I know...

Dave said...

This cracked me up... remind me never to challenge you to a gallon challenge...