The Greatest Drunk On Earth?!

Andre eyed the beer truck like a hawk, and when the time was right he smashed through the side like the Cool-Aid Man, before taking all the beer and retreating to his lair.

Andre eyed the beer truck like a hawk, and when the time was right he smashed through the side like the Cool-Aid Man, before taking all the beer and retreating to his lair and sharing with DiBiase and Virgil.

Awesome article about wrestling legend Andre the Giant and his ability to drink incredible amounts of booze.  Along with the amazement that comes from his drinking exploits, there is some great history in here too.  Here are a couple bits:

“First, consider the number 7,000. It’s an important number, and a rather scary one considering its context, which is this—it has been estimated that Andre the Giant drank 7,000 calories worth of booze every day. The figure doesn’t include food. Just booze.”

“In 1977, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes wrestled Andre at Madison Square Garden. Afterwards, the old friends went out on the town. They adjourned to one of Andre’s favorite watering holes and took stools at the bar (Andre occupied two). Several hours and some 100 beers later (around 75 of them were Andre’s), they decided to head back to their hotel. Andre looked at taxis with the same scorn as most other conveyances and announced that he and Dusty would walk, which was problem because Dusty was having trouble maintaining a vertical position. Andre studied the situation, and a twinkling grin blossomed across his huge face. People who spent any time with the big man quickly learned to watch for that grin. It was a harbinger of danger. It meant that Andre was contemplating something risky, something with potential legal ramifications, but also, most assuredly, something fun.”

Thanks to the Modern Drunkard Magazine

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