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Anyone else think this wrestling schedule is tragic?

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To me this is the hardest thing to follow. Not using the live streaming the only thing i can find about the wrestling is that it will be on tv (saturday) tonite from 8-10 with boxing. Probably female boxing to boot!

 

Meanwhile there is the womens basketball on with the team from france and serbia on for the next 3 hours. I could give a rats a*s about basketball let alone womens basketball let alone two other countries that dont involve the States.

 

They make the freestle tournament one day and pack the arena and then cable companies and nbc will have a better idea when to play the coverage. Sprinkling wrestling here and there is incredibly difficult if not impossible to follow.

 

Have it like the ncaa's and the viewers will be there. What an asinine schedule!

 

What are your thoughts?

 

 

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What don't you understand?  It will never be a popular sport and it will never earn primetime television coverage.  It's primitive.  It's blue collar.  It doesn't draw large crowds or bring in much money.  No amount of rule changes will change the fact that, to an average person, wrestling is a sport of two sweaty guys dancing/rolling around. It looks as gay as the UFC without the potential for a violent finish.  Get over it and just enjoy what the coverage you are receiving.  

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Take a look at the Olympic media revenue tiers from London. That's how the IOC allocates funding to the international sports federations and I assume, broadcast time for this cycle. 

 

Wrestling is in Tier 'D', which puts us above modern pentathlon, golf and rugby and on par with triathlon and taekwondo. And, depending on which breakdown you look at, we're below like badminton, equestrian, kayaking, skeet shooting and table tennis. That's pretty bad.

 

It totally sucks that more people would rather watch archery and handball than wrestling, but it also explains why womens' basketball and boxing are getting more airtime than MFS. I'm just glad we're getting a chunk of network tv time at all.

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Take a look at the Olympic media revenue tiers from London. That's how the IOC allocates funding to the international sports federations and I assume, broadcast time for this cycle.

 

Wrestling is in Tier 'D', which puts us above modern pentathlon, golf and rugby and on par with triathlon and taekwondo. And, depending on which breakdown you look at, we're below like badminton, equestrian, kayaking, skeet shooting and table tennis. That's pretty bad.

 

It totally sucks that more people would rather watch archery and handball than wrestling, but it also explains why womens' basketball and boxing are getting more airtime than MFS. I'm just glad we're getting a chunk of network tv time at all.

Its all about popularity. Personally I could give 2 of WildTurkey's steamy turds about TV time for wrestling. As long as I have all live matches availble online its cool. This will be a moot topic by 2028 when all the old farts who don't know how to use a computer or smartphone die off.

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Take a look at the Olympic media revenue tiers from London. That's how the IOC allocates funding to the international sports federations and I assume, broadcast time for this cycle. 

 

Wrestling is in Tier 'D', which puts us above modern pentathlon, golf and rugby and on par with triathlon and taekwondo. And, depending on which breakdown you look at, we're below like badminton, equestrian, kayaking, skeet shooting and table tennis. That's pretty bad.

 

It totally sucks that more people would rather watch archery and handball than wrestling, but it also explains why womens' basketball and boxing are getting more airtime than MFS. I'm just glad we're getting a chunk of network tv time at all.

Wow, who watches equestrian?  Definitely not Americans... I know many Europeans and none of them follow it either...  Also, do you know if those listed dollar amounts are per sport or total split between the sports?  If it's per sport, that's not actually too bad if you consider how little $$ wrestling contributes through tickets and ad sales.  Hurray for  European socialism!

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Take a look at the Olympic media revenue tiers from London. That's how the IOC allocates funding to the international sports federations and I assume, broadcast time for this cycle. 

 

Wrestling is in Tier 'D', which puts us above modern pentathlon, golf and rugby and on par with triathlon and taekwondo. And, depending on which breakdown you look at, we're below like badminton, equestrian, kayaking, skeet shooting and table tennis. That's pretty bad.

 

It totally sucks that more people would rather watch archery and handball than wrestling, but it also explains why womens' basketball and boxing are getting more airtime than MFS. I'm just glad we're getting a chunk of network tv time at all.

Based on this: I think the Olympics are more about $$$ than any promotion of peace.\

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Wow, who watches equestrian?  Definitely not Americans... I know many Europeans and none of them follow it either...  Also, do you know if those listed dollar amounts are per sport or total split between the sports?  If it's per sport, that's not actually too bad if you consider how little $$ wrestling contributes through tickets and ad sales.  Hurray for  European socialism!

Mr. Ed is a big, vocal fan. 

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Wow, who watches equestrian?  Definitely not Americans... I know many Europeans and none of them follow it either...  Also, do you know if those listed dollar amounts are per sport or total split between the sports?  If it's per sport, that's not actually too bad if you consider how little $$ wrestling contributes through tickets and ad sales.  Hurray for  European socialism!

I'd rather watch equestrian than that walking contest they had on during wrestling yesterday.  It looked like ten miles of pure crop-dusting.  THe only thing I liked about that one was people were collapsing left and right.  

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NBC hates wrestling. The only matches other than gold that they have shown all week is americans, and none of it has made NBC it gets put on NBCSN or CNBC. They'll show tons of other sports but not wrestling, such garbage. 

They truly blow. They showed women's boxing. Ok fine but at least show MENS boxing as well! I'm a boxing, MMA fan too like most here. Call me a bigot. I'm not.

Womens boxing over mens? Womens boxing round of 16 but no mens wrestling  semi's? CBC isn't much better either

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They truly blow. They showed women's boxing. Ok fine but at least show MENS boxing as well! I'm a boxing, MMA fan too like most here. Call me a bigot. I'm not.

Womens boxing over mens? Womens boxing round of 16 but no mens wrestling  semi's? CBC isn't much better either

 

Just based off this post I would say your sexist.

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They truly blow. They showed women's boxing. Ok fine but at least show MENS boxing as well! I'm a boxing, MMA fan too like most here. Call me a bigot. I'm not.

Womens boxing over mens? Womens boxing round of 16 but no mens wrestling  semi's? CBC isn't much better either

I'm assuming they showed Claressa Shields?  If so, it is understandable.  She is a defending gold medalist, and an interesting story of the games.  There was a very good documentary about her that came out recently. Check it out if you haven't:

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/t-rex-her-fight-for-gold/

 

It does deal with race/gender to a certain extent (i know that puts off some people), but it's more about poverty.  A big aspect of it is the difference in marketability between coming from an extreme poverty/broken home situation like she does, where she doesn't have the people around her to give her a polished image to get endorsements, and Gabby Douglass who is extremely endorsable.  There's a lot to relate to from the perspective of olympic wrestling and the struggle our athletes have to find sponsorship.  

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Take a look at the Olympic media revenue tiers from London. That's how the IOC allocates funding to the international sports federations and I assume, broadcast time for this cycle. 

 

Wrestling is in Tier 'D', which puts us above modern pentathlon, golf and rugby and on par with triathlon and taekwondo. And, depending on which breakdown you look at, we're below like badminton, equestrian, kayaking, skeet shooting and table tennis. That's pretty bad.

 

It totally sucks that more people would rather watch archery and handball than wrestling, but it also explains why womens' basketball and boxing are getting more airtime than MFS. I'm just glad we're getting a chunk of network tv time at all.

 

Isn't that how much revenue the sports were given? And even if it is the revenue generated, wouldn't that depend on the airtime given? We say no one cares about wrestling, but who really watches gymnastics, swimming, or track other than during the Olympics? I really believe that if the media gave wrestling more of a chance, the wrestling community and general public would respond well and ratings would beat out many of the other sports that get publicity over wrestling. For example, once ESPN started covering NCAAs, they increased coverage each year because they got decent ratings. 

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"you're" not "your" . And sexism is bigotry. 

 

Working off a smartphone. Sorry for the misspell. Maybe after the games we can meet up and compare the notes we took on all the awesome chest hair and beards that were on display in the men's events.

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The only good way to follow the wrestling is online.  You can see all the action live at nbc.com and you can see it after ther fact in replays.

Yeah, you need a pad or phone to be on trackwrestling and then have a computer or something following the mat action.  My problem is I am having a ton of lagging issues and freezing issues. 

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Working off a smartphone. Sorry for the misspell. Maybe after the games we can meet up and compare the notes we took on all the awesome chest hair and beards that were on display in the men's events.

ha ha. 

 

I could never post on a smartphone, my fingers are too thick. 

 

Glad you mentioned the beards and chest hair regalia was at the men's events. whew.

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I just corrected him. He said call me a bigot. Based off his post I gathered he was more a sexist than a bigot.

Its just a backlash. The entertainment networks went from male centric to somewhat female-centric and there is a backlash, sometimes embarrassingly I'll add, from many males.  It'll be nice when there is a fair balance between people of all types.  It seems the scales tip back and forth before they find balance.  

 

The real problem here though, for us, is in wrestling.  We are all pissed off because every American team is excelling....except for us!?  Sheeoot. That hurts.  It hurts us all, even people that don't know it.  Abraham Lincoln wouldnt have been the president he was if he didn't have such a mean crossface, ya know?

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Princeton University recently issued orders to stop using the term "man" as part of a ban on “gendered words” to make college more inclusive. 

In addition “gendered pronouns” such as 'him and her' are to be replaced with the plural "they".
Based on this reasoning; are males not men, stallions, colts or bulls and are females not women, mares, fillies or cows?
This also begs the question... What are “they” going to do with the “Prince” in Princeton?

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Princeton University recently issued orders to stop using the term "man" as part of a ban on “gendered words” to make college more inclusive.

In addition “gendered pronouns” such as 'him and her' are to be replaced with the plural "they".

Based on this reasoning; are males not men, stallions, colts or bulls and are females not women, mares, fillies or cows?

This also begs the question... What are “they” going to do with the “Prince” in Princeton?

Just read through the guidelines. Seems appropriate to me.

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