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#1 Pinnum

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:33 AM

I always like to read about people's first experiences with wrestling. Thought some of you might like this too...

https://all-things-e...a-lot-to-learn/
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#2 Billyhoyle

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:00 PM

Great find.  Thanks for posting this. 



#3 teach

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 01:50 AM

Nice, but he better never post here, people would eat him up!


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#4 gowrestle

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:22 AM

Enjoyed that. Thanks.

#5 TBar1977

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:44 AM

Nice article. 


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#6 repechange

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:42 AM

These are the people we need to embrace, not scoff at or bully off the boards.
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:25 AM

We have to break the noob in though.

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#8 pamela

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:29 AM

These are the people we need to embrace, not scoff at or bully off the boards.

 

Or in the bleachers.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:33 AM

Actually no, we don't need to break in the noob. We need to educate and patiently explain the sport and answer questions. Now if we want to remain an insulated club and fling snark every other post, I am good with that. Just don't expect the sport to grow.
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:36 AM

I don’t accept a lot of responsibility in making the sport grow. I’m only here to defend my thin reputation.
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:41 AM

I honestly don't care if the sport goes the way of gymnastics and dwindles to 20 or less DI teams. If you don't want more fans, then let's continue status quo.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:08 AM

I do sympathize with the blogger - being new to wrestling and having folkstyle and freestyle going on at the same time must've been very confusing even with someone there to explain things. IMO, folk is pretty easy to grasp and even newbies can quickly get into the strategy of choosing top/bottom/neutral, riding time, etc.  Freestyle OTOH is very exciting, but the rules are not as intuitive. Try explaining criteria, passivity, 5 point throws, "correct throws" (which I still don't totally get), etc. to a novice viewer and their eyes will glaze over. Criteria is the worst, though. I know a lot of people love the criteria system, but nothing annoys casual American fans more than seeing someone's arm being raised when the score is tied, haha.


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