I’m kind of a nerd when it comes to American Ninja Warrior. I have my favorites like anyone, which usually results in me yelling “that’s my boy” upon seeing Brian Arnold or Brent Steffenson. When it comes down to it, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila makes American Ninja Warrior so great. His commentary is priceless. Without fail, you can count on Akbar for:
- Homoerotic comments (“Yeah this guy looks like Clark Kent until he takes his shirt off and he looks like Superman. This guy is cut like steel.” or “You big drink of water”)
- Extreme excitement (“Are you not entertained?” or “That’s not even human!”)
- Being WAY too concerned about the clock
- Bringing up football whenever possible
- Claiming a competitor needs to watch their “L”s
- Making a comment that indicates a competitor is about to fail but then right after the competitor gets him or herself out of the bind.