Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    They should make Human Cannonball an Olympic event.

  2. hawki79

    hawki79 said, over 3 years ago

    It’s way early, but the 2013 SJOY should be the IOC.

  3. MrBillinvt

    MrBillinvt GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @hawki79

    I second that motion…

  4. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    If there were an agreed-on definition of “sport”, the IOC could throw out maybe half the events.

  5. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    The IOC has become the slave to the television broadcaster, who dictate what is going to pull in viewers. It’s no longer about athletics, it’s about ratings and advertising revenues !

  6. JustPlainBob

    JustPlainBob said, over 3 years ago

    Ah. The moral majority has taken over. Ban two men rolling around on the floor half naked, but keep the rifle shooting events.

  7. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 3 years ago

    This was an absolutely hilarious strip today! I just wish it would’ve been a Sunday strip, so the mounting absurdity could have mounted a few panels higher! (By the way, isn’t the very definition of Sumo wrestling “shoving” ?)

  8. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This line gives me even more reasons to claim why I never listen to sports call in shows.

  9. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, over 3 years ago

    Political correctness has nothing to do with it. Wrestling is a marginal sport with a comparatively small following in a handful of countries. And considering that one of the sports replacing it is rugby, which involves, among other things, the occasional tackle-him-by-yanking-his-shorts-down, I really don’t get how the “moral majority” is involved in this one.
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    Look at it this way, kids: when this story first broke, ESPN did a phone interview with a former Olympic medalist. Guess who they picked. Dan Gable, the living legend? Nope. Cael Sanderson, the greatest wrestler this country has ever produced? Wrong. Rulan Gardner, the biggest amateur wrestling celebrity of the last twenty years? Nuh-uh.
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    Kurt Angle. Yes, the guy who was in the WWE for a while.
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    The plain and simple fact is that amateur wrestling has been dying as a spectator sport for years, and the IOC is actually playing catch-up on this one.

  10. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, over 3 years ago

    @pschearer

    My former boss and I actually came up with a set of rules when we had to build a controlled vocabulary for sports.
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    1) It had to be done competitively—otherwise, it was an activity. Marathon racing is a sport; jogging for exercise is an activity.
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    2) It had to involve at least one physical attribute (strength, speed, endurance, hand-eye coordination) that made a difference in the outcome—otherwise, it’s a game.
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    As an aside, you have no idea how much fun it was when I had to explain the differences between American football, European football, and Australian football to a bunch of “ladies of a certain age” who grew up in a time when girls were expected to know nothing about sports. On the plus side, however, I got to learn all about cowfighting and pancake racing.

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