I admit it is a far sight better than 1984 when out of ALL the
coverage and inane "back story" we got what.... 10 minutes? I just
remember the guy from Afghanistan using American Billy Rosado to clean
a mat. Which really impressed the hell out of me. Billy never was
scored against in his whole high school career and this guy was just
having his way with him....
Then we get to 1992 and the cable companies tried there color coded
channel thing... that worked out quite lovely.... I think there was
something like six hours of wrestling broadcast.
Since then... the usual wasteland.
This time.... so far, only two women's wrestling matches... which were
pretty damn good. The Ukrainian at 48kg was tough!!! You gotta give
ICHO of Japan at 62kg credit... she came back strong in the second
period (now don't be animals and go for the cheap shot) and beat
McMann in the last 30 odd seconds. Very good matwork. Thank God for
programmable VCRs. I had to tape about 3 hours worth of rowing and
soccer and other ***to get the two matches but at least I didn't
have to get up at 4 AM to watch it.
Ranting aside, my question is this: Is there anyway with all the
wonderful technology around for us to get more wrestling? Any
webcasts? Alternative channels? Anything..... ????
I gotta believe that there are other countries covering the games and
it doesn't have to be an American in the finals to get broadcast....
of course I believe a lot of things that probably aren't true.....
Newsgroups or espresso.... pick one or the other