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Messages - TobusRex

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College / Re: It starts with the wrestlers
« on: January 20, 2016, 06:35:37 PM »
Depends on whether you feel you owe the sport. Also it has to do with sociability. Some people attend sports events just to chill out and bullshit with their friends.

 - Exactly!  Nothing better than hanging with your friends at an event, be it wrestling, baseball, football.  Not every game has to be contested at the highest level.

But Lehigh people don't have friends.

You mean acquaintances, right?

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Off-Topic / Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« on: January 20, 2016, 06:26:08 PM »
Elton John was huge there for awhile, especially from 72 - 76.  It doesn't surprise me. 

The Eagles were good and they were pretty fresh.  A different musical style than anyone else.  And they made it work by great musicianship and songwriting skills. 

RIP Glenn Fry

mspart

Yeah, they were pretty good. Great harmonies, great guitar work.

I've heard Felder gets pissed whenever Walsh gets all the credit for the solo in Hotel California. Apparently most of that was Felder's work.

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Off-Topic / Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« on: January 20, 2016, 06:21:17 PM »
He had more than one hit, but not much more.  Lots of good albums, though.

I usually listen to "Hit Somebody!" at least once during hockey season.

You would probably like "Mr. Bad Example" if you assumed the title character was a Republican politician.

Hehe....Bob, when I think of Republican politicians this is who I think of. Their FAVORITE constituents :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1n5XqwUkYw

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Off-Topic / Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« on: January 20, 2016, 02:10:22 PM »
Zevon was a 1 hit wonder. But that 1 hit was great.

Linda Ronstadt was pure eye candy back in the day.

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College / Re: It starts with the wrestlers
« on: January 20, 2016, 02:06:04 PM »
I think the article is actually reasonably close to the mark in this.  I am a former wrestler.  I like wrestling.  If I go to a local college team's dual meet, and I see boring, risk-averse, semi-skilled wrestling, am I supposed to keep going back out of a sense of obligation?

Depends on whether you feel you owe the sport. Also it has to do with sociability. Some people attend sports events just to chill out and bullshit with their friends.

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College / Re: It starts with the wrestlers
« on: January 20, 2016, 12:33:39 PM »
45 minutes from Hawkeye action? I'd be neglecting the lower divisions as well.

Lucky ass. I did live in Stoolwater for several years though, used to go watch the Cowboys wrestle alot. One time got to see Gable fling a chair across the floor, hehe. He wasn't the most popular fellow in Stillwater, believe me  :P

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Off-Topic / Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« on: January 20, 2016, 12:08:08 PM »
Just looking at the list that Ray compiled I think a strong case could be made that Elton John was the biggest performer in the 70's.  Very surprising, to me at least.

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College / Re: It starts with the wrestlers
« on: January 20, 2016, 11:49:34 AM »
Oh yeah...what makes it worse is  the Cejudo boys lived in Las Cruces BEFORE they started wrestling, hehe.

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College / Re: It starts with the wrestlers
« on: January 20, 2016, 11:39:02 AM »
I'm continually amazed at how little support wrestling programs receive from ex wrestlers.  Very few attend matches or express any interest in following the sport.  Football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer or almost every other sport, ex players are rabid fans.

Why should anyone care about wrestling when past participants don't?

Count yourself lucky.  I'm banished to wrestling Hell. The local university doesn't even have intramural wrestling. If I want to watch live college wrestling I have to drive 300 miles to Phoenix.

No high schools?

Yes the two big local High Schools have wrestling. Not very high quality though..the good wrestling schools in New Mexico (relatively speaking) are up in Albuquerque. Rio Rancho is good even by California or Pennsylvania standards.


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Off-Topic / Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« on: January 19, 2016, 06:56:47 PM »
At least it wasn't Joe Walsh.

Joe Walsh > The Eagles

I saw them recently and the show came alive when Joe started doing his thing.

mspart

I bet :D

One of my favorite rockers.

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College / Re: It starts with the wrestlers
« on: January 19, 2016, 06:14:30 PM »
I'm continually amazed at how little support wrestling programs receive from ex wrestlers.  Very few attend matches or express any interest in following the sport.  Football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer or almost every other sport, ex players are rabid fans.

Why should anyone care about wrestling when past participants don't?

Count yourself lucky.  I'm banished to wrestling Hell. The local university doesn't even have intramural wrestling. If I want to watch live college wrestling I have to drive 300 miles to Phoenix.


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Off-Topic / Re: RIP Glenn Frey
« on: January 19, 2016, 03:56:26 PM »
At least it wasn't Joe Walsh.

Joe Walsh > The Eagles

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College / Re: Tsirtsis/Retherford
« on: January 19, 2016, 12:44:09 PM »
Haven't seen Tsirtsis wrestle this year but I hear the new nearfall rule is murdering his "stall my ass off" style.

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High School & Lower / Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« on: January 19, 2016, 12:41:26 PM »
Little known fact: Jack Nicholson is Leglace's Godfather.

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Off-Topic / Re: Robot Wars is Back
« on: January 14, 2016, 06:52:31 PM »
One of the things that's exciting about this, for me, is that my son loves this show. It'll be fun to be able to watch new episodes with him as they come out.

I expect that the control systems on the newer machines will be a lot more sophisticated. I hope they talk a bit about the software.

Nerd.

It's pretty cool stuff though.

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