Tuesday, February 12, 2013

They made us wrestle in PE class...

... when I was a kid. Like many, I HATED it. But I will say that I learned enough about the sport to know that wrestlers are truly extraordinary athletes. Lots of countries participate and are pretty good at it. And it is fun to watch, at least once every four years. So even setting aside the long tradition, the decision to cut it from the Olympics is too bad.


  1. I tried out for Wrestling in High School. Way too hot in the gym, and the smell was unbearable. Long story short, I chose Soccer instead.

  2. Good choice. I agree about the smell. The guys who were good at it owed half their success to not washing their gym shorts for three months so as to asphyxiate the opponent...