Brown men. Tight shorts.

Personally I think an epic Bollywood love story centered around kabbadi would have made for a better movie than one about Cricket.

In a recession, are brown men in modest shorts in?

The crowd seemed subdued — at least compared with fans of American sports — and there was little shouting or cheering. Typically, many devotees are Sikhs, and the crowd on Sunday included many men with beards and traditional turbans. Women sat in separate bleachers, many under umbrellas as shields against the sunny heat.

Yet in keeping with the sport’s international appeal, Sunday’s competitors also included a London team of white blond women and an Australian crew with two African-American men from California, one of whom described himself as a mercenary of sorts. [NYTimes]

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p>Mercenaries? A team of blond women? Oh behave you New Yorkers.

13 thoughts on “Brown men. Tight shorts.

  1. By the way, it is good to see well built desi jocks instead of the stereotypical scrawny or flabby desi nerds….

  2. Hello guys,

    This is a very rigorous sport, and it’s played extensively in Greater Punjab. This region of South Asia produces BIG boys, who maybe typically Jatts (not Jats, as in a Hindu caste from Haryana). They also do wrestling, and the wrestlers are called “pellwaans” or “pehlwans”, which is cognate with the Iranian word “Parthian”, since it was introduced by Parthians, according to Wiki (although take this with a grain of namak, since we know that there are a lot of revisionists on that site). I am under the impression that Indians in general make great wrestlers. I’m sure that if we cultivate this within India, Indians would or could dominate Olympic wrestling. The skill set behind wrestling and kabbadi overlap a lot.

  3. [quote] This is a very rigorous sport, and it’s played extensively in Greater Punjab. This region of South Asia produces BIG boys, who maybe typically Jatts (not Jats, as in a Hindu caste from Haryana). They also do wrestling, and the wrestlers are called “pellwaans” or “pehlwans”,… [end quote]

    LOL! :)

    • I had no idea that they played kabbadi in the south of India. Interesting. I knew that there were great wrestlers (Greco-Roman style) down there in the distant past.