Someday, people will talk about the legend of Stevo Poulin.
Right now, the best weâ€™ve got is a video on the web that puts the rest of us mere mortals to shame.
Poulin, an 8-year-old wrestler from Schuylerville, N.Y., is clearly good at three things: Being a bad little man, having a mean mohawk and throwing his opponents around like ragdolls on the mat.
This isnâ€™t just a compilation of Poulinâ€™s greatest accomplishments on the mat. Oh sure, theyâ€™re here, and plenty entertaining. But this is about presence, about a mission.
Poulin is more intimidating than most NFL linebackers. He has more raw brute strength per pound than most North American bears.*
*This is a non-scientific approximation, but it seems accurate.
He walks on the mat with a purpose and drives opponents to the ground with such force that itâ€™s a wonder they get back up. Of course, they do, but itâ€™s because they arenâ€™t slouches, either. You see, Poulin isnâ€™t just good, heâ€™s one of the best in the nation. Heâ€™s not whipping up on the kids at the local Y, heâ€™s dominating the toughest little men America has to offer.
So if you see Poulin coming, shake his hand and tell him youâ€™re impressed.
And then run. Run as fast as you can in the other direction.