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Louden had to actually go scout Shute at the match where Shute suplexed MacLean and also tried to go psych him out in person when Shute was carrying the telephone pole up the bleachers.  Now it would be them scouting each other via the interwebz and trolling each other on their social medias.

 

No political correctness:

 

And yet people seemed more friendly in the 1980s.  Even when Louden made fun of his opponent with Jheri curls it wasn't a big deal.  Now at minimum he'd be suspended from the team if not outright expelled.

 

No cell phones:

 

Louden had to actually talk to Carla in person to form a relationship with her instead of meeting her on a dating app.

 

 

The 80's to the about late 90's were the best brahs.  Now it's all so weird.  Eddie Money was right all along...

 

 

 

 

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The wrestling back then was way more exciting.  Everyone was always hitting lat drops, fireman carries, etc.  Big moves that get the crowd to their feet. 

 

 

High school matches had huge crowds.  Probably due to not having the internet/video games, the average student at the school didn't have much to do.  They therefore had more school spirit and attended high school matches in great numbers.  All of the matches in the movie had packed crowds, which you only really see nowadays for two nationally ranked teams going against each other. 

 

The music was better. What would the soundtrack be to a remake of vision quest?  Doubt it would be nearly as epic.  

 

The best athletes weren't best friends training in the same club. Nowadays, Louden would be training in the same club as Schute and the match never would have happened.  

 

Louden was 18.  Louden just turns 18 at the start of the wrestling season, meaning he was a normal age for a high school senior.  There wasn't this 21 year old college freshman stuff.  \

 

Nosebleeds were given the respect they deserve:  Louden defaulted a match because he had a bloody nose.  You would NEVER see that these days.  Back then, coaches cared more about the health of their athletes.  

Edited by Billyhoyle

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Going based on the movie:

 

The wrestling back then was way more exciting.  Everyone was always hitting lat drops, fireman carries, etc.  Big moves that get the crowd to their feet. 

 

 

High school matches had huge crowds.  Probably due to not having the internet/video games, the average student at the school didn't have much to do.  They therefore had more school spirit and attended high school matches in great numbers.  All of the matches in the movie had packed crowds, which you only really see nowadays for two nationally ranked teams going against each other. 

 

The music was better. What would the soundtrack be to a remake of vision quest?  Doubt it would be nearly as epic.  

 

The best athletes weren't best friends training in the same club. Nowadays, Louden would be training in the same club as Schute and the match never would have happened.  

 

Louden was 18.  Louden just turns 18 at the start of the wrestling season, meaning he was a normal age for a high school senior.  There wasn't this 21 year old college freshman stuff.  \

 

Nosebleeds were given the respect they deserve:  Louden defaulted a match because he had a bloody nose.  You would NEVER see that these days.  Back then, coaches cared more about the health of their athletes.

 

Coaches cared about nose bleeds, but not about starvation, dehydration, or extreme weight cutting.

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Louden had to actually go scout Shute at the match where Shute suplexed MacLean and also tried to go psych him out in person when Shute was carrying the telephone pole up the bleachers.  Now it would be them scouting each other via the interwebz and trolling each other on their social medias.

Had to bring your own tape recorder for your match notes.

 

Or whatever you old people called them.

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No social media:

 

Louden had to actually go scout Shute at the match where Shute suplexed MacLean and also tried to go psych him out in person when Shute was carrying the telephone pole up the bleachers.  Now it would be them scouting each other via the interwebz and trolling each other on their social medias.

 

No political correctness:

 

And yet people seemed more friendly in the 1980s.  Even when Louden made fun of his opponent with Jheri curls it wasn't a big deal.  Now at minimum he'd be suspended from the team if not outright expelled.

 

No cell phones:

 

Louden had to actually talk to Carla in person to form a relationship with her instead of meeting her on a dating app.

 

 

The 80's to the about late 90's were the best brahs.  Now it's all so weird.  Eddie Money was right all along...

 

 

 

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