Win, Lose, Drew by Drew Litton

Win, Lose, Drew

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  1. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 1 year ago

    So why are they discontinuing one of the most basic Olympic sports now? Because the Iranians are good at it?

  2. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    @Kylie2112

    I don’t know the reason, but in 2016 in Rio, that might be the last wrestling in the Olympics.
    Not scheduled for 2020.

  3. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, over 1 year ago

    I love how everyone automatically goes to rhythmic gymnastics, when it wasn’t a sport on the bubble.

    Wrestling lost to modern pentathlon, field hockey, canoe kayaking, and tae kwon do, and it’s being dumped to make room for golf and rugby. You could at least TRY to make an argument comparing it to one of those sports.

    And what does it say about the sport when ESPN chose not Rulan Gardner, not Cael Sanderson, not Dan Gable, but Kurt Angle for its phone interview on last night’s SportsCenter? How many people know Angle for his Olympic medal, and how many know him for his WWE antics?

  4. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, over 1 year ago

    @Kylie2112

    You’re actually the first person I’ve heard proffer that particular hypothesis. Most of the reactions I’ve heard was that it was a shot at the United States—ignoring, of course, that the United States has done poorly in wrestling for a while.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    Golf is a sport? Please. Golf is a game. When will we have Olympic Chess?

    Personally, and I know this goes against stereotype, but I can’t understand why anyone plays golf. Life throws you so much aggravation for free; why would anyone pay to get more?

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Greko – Roman wrestling should definitely stay in the Olympics as yes, it was one of the original competitions in the ORIGINAL Olympics. Now trap and skeet shooting, golf, cycling and other “sports” that use mechanical equipment of any kind, might be the first place to look for cancelation. Even the ancient Greeks DID have small, human powered, boats, so canoe makes more sense than some might think.

  7. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 1 year ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Guess the next thing is chess.

  8. Larry

    Larry said, over 1 year ago

    Television ratings are one of the reasons given for dropping wrestling. A shame what we have come to.
    A good cartoon.

  9. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    Boxing was also one of the original competitions in the ORIGINAL Olympics, and yet it wasn’t in three of the first five modern games. So your point would be what, exactly?

  10. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    It seemed obvious to me he wishes to go back to more of the original concept of the games.
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    Past screwups don’t justify current screwups, lets just put it back to where it belongs, unadorned humans against other plain humans.

  11. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    My thoughts EXACTLY! Good one, Drew.

  12. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, over 1 year ago

    Let s/he who actually watched Olympic wrestling during any of the last three Games, or looked for it online, cast the first stone.
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    I’m hearing all these wonderful words like “tradition” and “legacy”. I’m not hearing one bit about how exciting Jordan Burroughs’ semifinal match was.
    .
    And I’m willing to bet that no one here can tell me, without looking it up, what weight class Jordan Burroughs was in, whether s/he is a man or a woman, if s/he medaled, and, if s/he did, when and what kind.

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