Glory Days: New ‘The Biggest Loser’ Features Ex-Athletes Gone to Seed

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Hashtag-America in hashtag-2014 is a place where you can turn on your TV and watch former athletes who are now way out of shape wear jerseys emblazoned with their respective weights — 366, 388, 263, 301, you get the idea — as personal trainers exhort them to lift medicine balls and run on treadmills.

And better yet: It’s all for your viewing pleasure! Because you are an American citizen and this is why we fight the wars, baby

The 16th season of NBC’s The Biggest Loser premieres Thursday at 8 p.m. ET and orbits around a storied sports trope: The ex-athlete gone to seed. Included in the cast of 20 contestants who will compete to lose the most weight are mostly former high school and semi-pro athletes you probably won’t recognize Read more…

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