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#1785562 - 02/13/13 04:30 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? Matt_B
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Originally Posted By: Matt_B
Dan Gable had some comments on it yesterday, made the news last night. Even admitted that he teared up over it!

(Midewestern types like Pup will know who Dan is, others may have to google him)


Anyone that ever stepped on a mat knows who Dan Gable is. wink

Happy, I think you made the point nicely. The point was not that she had a chance to win. She had the chance to compete. True, wrestling is not as popular as Basketball or baseball or football, but the Olympics were not created to be a venue just for popularity. They were meant to be a an opportunity for competition, purely for the sake of competition. Not everyone wins, not everyone gets a medal. But they get to try.
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#1785568 - 02/13/13 04:34 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? Bankbb1, PITA
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#1785574 - 02/13/13 04:38 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? edAudit
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BB1 - While that may have been the goal of the Olympics when started, it is doing what it can to get more people watching and attending, which makes money...it is jettisoning events that have little to no interest from non-traditional fans. Anyone who thinks the olympics today are about competing for the sake of competition is lying to themself.
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#1785579 - 02/13/13 04:43 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? edAudit
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Perhaps, but some have not been jaded by the almighty dollar. Some compete for the sake of competition, and to simply accept others trying to bastardize something that was started with a higher purpose than lining pockets is to simply give up. So I will complain, along with others. If we do nothing then there is no chance of righting something that is wrong.
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#1785587 - 02/13/13 04:49 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? Bankbb1, PITA
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Joey Chestnut should propose a new event
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#1785603 - 02/13/13 05:13 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? edAudit
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Solo Synchronized Swimming, Club Swinging and Rythmic Gymnastics - I love this stuff....
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#1785627 - 02/13/13 05:38 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? Pale Rider
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Solo Synchronized Swimming


I never understood this one. With what does the solo swimmer synchronize? confused

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#1785631 - 02/13/13 05:40 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? edAudit
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#1786114 - 02/14/13 04:31 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? MB Guy
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Blame women, they watch rhythmic gymnastics, synchro swimming, and ballroom dancing, and they don't watch wrestling. And neither do I, and I'm willing to bet that most people that haven't ever wrestled, don't watch it either. Still, I can't see elimintaing it and keeping things like ping pong, badmitton, and racewalking, which I wouldn't imagine get a lot of viewers.

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#1786126 - 02/14/13 04:42 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? edAudit
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Hey! This woman watches wrestling - greco roman wrestling that is - not the saturday nite WWF kind. took my Dad to a match between the US team and the Russian team back in the day. He took one look at the Russian team and said "we're gonna get our butts kicked" and we did.
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#1786226 - 02/14/13 06:29 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? edAudit
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I prefer to watch the freestyle wrestling myself. Unfortunately this past Olympics, there was very little tv coverage of it. Don't blame it on women!!
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#1786236 - 02/14/13 06:39 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? edAudit
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If the point is to get people watching, then they should add pole dancing. I'd watch that. I saw a youtube clip of a girl in a pole dancing competition or somethign and the athelticism and tricks were jaw drapping, at least to me.
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#1786240 - 02/14/13 06:40 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? Dip
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depending on the country the olympics is in, I'm assuming dudes would have to go through some kind of currency exchange for tipping bills
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#1786252 - 02/14/13 06:59 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? Peepers
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Originally Posted By: Peepers
depending on the country the olympics is in, I'm assuming dudes would have to go through some kind of currency exchange for tipping bills


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#1786257 - 02/14/13 07:05 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? edAudit
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just tip in italian lire
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#1786260 - 02/14/13 07:07 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? edAudit
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I could see Peepers attending in a Middle Eastern country and trying to attach a goat to the girl's leg. wink
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#1786265 - 02/14/13 07:10 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? raitchjay
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if that's the custom............
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#1786272 - 02/14/13 07:16 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? edAudit
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#1786277 - 02/14/13 07:21 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? edAudit
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I'll blame it on the women...ever since they stopped the mud wrestling like that exhibited in Stripes, Olympic coverage of wrestling has gone downhill fast than Lindsay Vonn (with or without skis!)
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#1786329 - 02/14/13 07:55 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? HappyGilmore
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They should come down here for Bike Week and televise the Coleslaw Wrestling! eek
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#1786355 - 02/14/13 08:38 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? Bimmer
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Originally Posted By: Bimmer
They should come down here for Bike Week and televise the Coleslaw Wrestling! eek


How hard can it be to wrestle cole slaw? I mean, its a vegetable!
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#1786364 - 02/14/13 08:47 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? edAudit
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
so are the majority of people who watch it on TV... smirk
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#1786369 - 02/14/13 08:50 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
so are the majority of people who watch it on TViPad... smirk


Fixed
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#1786370 - 02/14/13 08:51 PM Re: Wrestling is no longer an Olympic Sport? edAudit
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Couch potato's?
I would venture to say that the majority of all sports spectators are. Weird huh?
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