As far as 80's games, I was partial to Tecmo Super Bowl (was that in the 80's?). It was cheating to be the Raiders and run the ball with Bo. My dad couldn't really explain to tiny me why Bernie Kosar was known as QB #19 or Browns QB or something.
Have used this for a while. Spent way too much time playing Dragon Warrior. Couldn't beat it as a kid. Our NES died in college before we could beat it. Vengeance was mine.
Here's my preview of the Big Ten tournament, coming up this weekend. It's in 2 parts and I've yet to scribe part 2 (but probably tonight)
Scarlet_lutefisk nailed it. Penn State, Iowa, and Minnesota will have the top 3 locked down at the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments.
The Buckeyes could conceivably have champs at 141 and 197 this weekend and should have several placers.
The Big 3 schools are graduating some studs are the Buckeyes are loaded next year. I'll worry about next year after the NCAA tournament, though. This year's team has some real talent and shouldn't be slept on. A 5th place finish at Big Tens is a possibility if guys like JDJ and Courts work their magic.
With that said, thanks for the heads up.
I'd like to see the Browns get Watkins with the 1st pick and then CJ Mosley with the 2nd 1st round pick. Releasing D'Qwell leaves a big hole in the middle of the defense. Hyde in round 2 if he's around? Maybe Darqueze Dennard with the late pick in round 1.
YES! If the pain in my knees and back each morning doesn't make me feel old, this one does the trick.
What makes me feel better is that I don't listen to the music of today and say "it's too loud" because I still have Pantera in heavy rotation.
Here's my latest recap of yesterday's match with VT
Hi! Welcome to 2014, where using "gay" as an adjective is typically frowned upon.
If you are indeed headed to the match, there should be some good action.
If Ian Miller is back from his injury, he's a force at 157 lbs for KSU. Mizzou has the #1 ranked wrestler at #149 (Drake Houdashelt) and J'Den Cox is #2 at 197 lbs.
Hopefully seeing a live match will help to change your perception of the sport.
Drums- John Bonham
Bass- John Paul Jones
Guitar- Jimmy Page
Vocals- Robert Plant
Aside from Led Zeppelin, I'd go with
Drums- Dave Grohl, Brann Dailor
Bass- Cliff Burton, Rex Brown, Lemmy
Guitar- Jimi, Jack White, Tom Morello, Kerry King, Keith Richards
Vocals- Chris Cornell, Mick, Chino Moreno
Songwriter- Bruce Springsteen, Dave Mustaine
If it isn't already evident, my taste in music is the opposite of my taste in women: loud, angry, and heavy.
I was hoping to see someone mention Beth Mowins' right hand man, Mr. Joey Galloway.
Have heard it from a source close to the situation that Stieber was quite sick when he wrestled Retherford of Penn State. That's not to take anything away form Zain as he is still undefeated on the season.
I can't agree more about Heflin. He looks like he realizes that he only has a handful of matches left and it looks like he is making them count. I would have loved to see him get the stick against Schiller, but they could always meet up in the Big Ten tournament or NCAAs.
Thanks! I'd assume that Louisiana isn't exactly a hotbed of Big Ten wrestling. If you go to my blog, I've covered the Buckeye wrestlers since last year at about this time. With the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments coming up, now's a great time to start following the team.
The State Duals that were contested a few weeks ago? I think Massilon Perry won D1, Delta won D2, and I'd assume that Graham won in D2. If you're interested, I can do some more digging later tonight once I get the recaps from tonight finished.
I agree with the exposure aspect. I'm all for getting more people into wrestling, but I'm not sure that being in the winter Olympics is the way to go about it. I'd think that talking with NBC to air more wrestling coverage on main channels rather than showing hours upon hours of gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, crew, etc would be beneficial.
I think during the London games, wrestling's medal rounds were televised on some premium channels. If I were to make a bet, I'd guess that more people in the United States were former wrestlers than were former gymnasts and rowers (crewists?) combined. I think you'd want to cater to the masses. Gymnastics has been ingrained in the Olympics and so now people are watching things that they pretend to understand ("Oh, she'll get a deduction because she didn't tuck her tiny chin on that ridiculously fast flip") and it's just accepted. I'm not for that business.
Getting back to your point, I think most people think snow and ice when they think winter Olympics. Additionally, basketball is a winter sport in the States (but the NBA extends to June or July or something ridiculous) but is in the Summer Games.