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Does Anyone Remember The Power Team?

Just the other day, I was telling a friend how in the late ’80s and early ’90s my Christian school would go on regular field trips to the Civic Center or the stadium to see something called “The Power Team”, which was this group of muscle-bound guys who lifted heavy weights and smashed things in order to show children that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us, and to not do drugs, and that Communism was bad. Being female, I loathed The Power Team, and distinctly remember using Power Team days to catch up on important Babysitter’s Club reading. ANYWAY, the point of this is that the everythingisterrible guys found an old power team video and mixed it up a little, and it’s just as funny and true as it was in 1989. If you don’t remember the Power Team, think of them as the Christian Harlem Globetrotters of destroying bricks with their hands to show kids not to use drugs.

Twenty years later, the only natural reaction to this video besides laughing at it in general is “Hey, wait just a minute now, those anti-drug crusaders are clearly on STEROIDS!” Maybe that’s why nobody really remembers The Power Team (though if someone wants to make a Christian ripoff of The Wrestler, I’m sure John Jacobs is free.)