Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Afrofeet, Jun 18, 2008.
ESPN - With MMA, UFC influence spilling over to wrestling, are Olympics next? - Olympics
I think we'll see Sub Grappling before MMA in the Olympics but only time will tell.
But there will always be Judo!
Heck Yeah!!!...that would be amazing....
Sub grappling would be nice But you have to think of what the public would think of it . the re gualr joe shmoe would prob throw out the "gay remarks" or think its boring cuz of what they see .
Iam not saying it wouldnt be amazing just thinking of what the masses would think .
Have you ever seen dressage?
Aren't 2/3 of the sports in the olympics considered gay or boring?
OK article, but some of it doesn't make sense!!!
Wow, just wow. Why do journalists have a fixation on making wrestling and grappling seem like the gayest sports in the universe? That comment that grappling is less technical than wrestling is just idiotic as well. I've heard that some wrestlers are close minded about with remarks like that. It is just annoying for me how the public and other wrestlers have misconceptions about grappling, judo, and BJJ.
What do you expect from an author named Jay Weiner?
Wrestling gets it worse, because of the singlet. When I was in highschool and someone (even a teacher) made a homophobic remark about wrestling, I'd simply remind them that I am the one pracisiting the Sport of the Gods, not them.
Touche. Interesting article though. I'd love to see it. It's interesting to me how wrestling (for the most part) is embracing MMA while boxing is continually denegrating it. All three sports can benifit from one another, but boxing is too close minded to realize that. Props to wrestling.
Good read, hope it happens.
Wow, just wow. Why do journalists have a fixation on making wrestling and grappling seem like the gayest sports in the universe? That comment that grappling is less technical than wrestling is just idiotic as well. I've heard that some wrestlers are close minded about with remarks like that. It is just annoying for me how the public and other wrestlers have misconceptions about grappling, judo, and BJJ.[/QUOTE]
Agreed, stating that wrestling is more technical than BJJ is obnoxious and ignorant. People who think grappling is gay have never participated in any form of it. It's one of the most brutal sports around.
This is ESPN we're talking about too.
They never focus on the sport itself, only on personalities, and off the field antics, with a definate bias toward big money teams (Yankees, Cowboys, Pats ect). Even when they cover sports like hockey or MMA all we hear about are their posterboys like Sidney Crosby or Kimbo.
ESPN is becoming to sports what MTV has become to music.
the olympics is not what many people measure it to be, Judo had to be watered down considerably to become an olympic sport and many of the ground techniques were frowned upon because spectators found them boring. the are curretnly plans to get sub wrestling into the olympics but with the rules system that is in place, things are a little biased towards wrestlers.
Sidney Crosby is a good player tho!
hehehe, knew someone would take the bait. Yes he is, only problem was there was more coverage (and nuthugging) by ESPN on him than the whole Red Wings team that beat (and basically neutralized) him and his supporting cast, I mean team (Fleury was awsome).
Anyway thats enough off topic discussion for now.
ESPN coverage of MMA, Sub grappling, wrestling, BJJ and Judo is always going to be biased and watered down, but the question is wether or not its better than no coverage at all?
GO WINGS! (sorry had to get that in there)
He's no Zetterberg :icon_chee
i didn't read the article, but there has been talk about FILA pushing in this direction for some time.
most of the high level sub guys are not that interested, since FILA rules favor wresting much more than sub wrestling.
when you get down to it MMA is very close to pankration which was in the very fist olympics, so id love to see it back.
give it a few years, it'll be interesting to see how it turns out. brazil, USa and russia will domiante early but it would grow the sport heaps in big markets like china an dthey'd get much better very quickly.