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I'm sure most have you have seen it by now. It's the commercial where everywhere a person goes, a few or group of Big Ten athletes are with him/her. One of the people is a dude at a bus stop. When the bus arrives, B1G hockey players slap their sticks on the ground vigorously (which hockey players sometimes do). Later, one guy is getting coffee, and he looks back at a group of noticeably taller basketball players and asks "who ordered the tall?" (This is humorous because most collegiate basketball players are really tall) These are mildly humorous little anecdotes. However, I didn't get the one where the couple was on a date and before the woman could take a bite of her food, one of the wrestlers says "excuse me???" Then the other says "Really???" What was the point of those two wrestlers saying those lines? Is it a wrestling thing or something? I just don't get it and I think it cheapens the quality of the commercial (not that anything BTN comes up with should be considered special). Can anyone explain? TIA.
This post was edited by buckeye_mikey69 16 months ago
As an old wrestler who struggled making weight, this was actually the most humorous bit of the ad. Roughly, wrestlers are slotted into various weight classes and must not exceed the assigned weight or either have to wrestle the weight class higher or forfeit the match. As there generally is a wrestler on the team wrestling at the higher weight, the option is, generally, stay below the weight limit or not wrestle. So a dessert is the enemy of a wrestler who maintains a strict diet. I remember many weeks of severely restricting myself and even layering myself up in sweats and doing pushups in the hot shower bay just to lose a few ounces to make weight before a match.
Yes, as an ex-wrestler... it was the highlight of the ad for me too. Had to explain it to my family too. So the poster's wonder is not unusual. Again, very funny for me, not for everybody though.
This one is good but what about the other commercial of the guy watching it on his phone late in the fourth qt of the 2011 wisky game when brax threw deep to Devin Smith to win the game.
As if any self respecting osu fan would've left that game in that situation.
Thanks guys. Now it all makes sense to me. That is pretty humorous.
Ah yes the days of sweating off pounds of water weight just to make weigh in and then overloading on carbs and sugar immediately following the scales just to be sure you had the energy to wrestle in your match.
My sophomore year as a heavyweight the senior varsity heavy rich and I would go to McDonalds and get Big Mac and fries then return to the wrestling room and eat in front of all the lightweights for extra motivation or torture if you will. Thank god we wer so much bigger than they were or we would have gotten our butts kicked for doing that.
I wrestled 119 my freshman and sophomore year. I got hurt and had to quit anfd shot up too 142 in a week.
Interesting poll for the wrestlers on here:
Whats was the most overweight you started your "weigh-in day" at, did you eventually make weight and how?
For me I was wrestling 135 my Soph year and came to school that morning at around 140. Completely irresponsible and I could hear my coach yelling at me before he ever found out. Weigh-in wasn't until later that evening. So I had five whole lbs of water weight to burn. I made weight by putting on all the clothes I had in my locker. Jackets, hoodies, warm-ups, etc... I skipped all meals, forced out a couple craps and spit snuff all day. During lunch I ran. After school I ran. When I got board of running I did push-ups. When I got board of push-ups I did crunches. When I got bored of crunches I did leg lifts. When I got bored of leg lifts I started running again. I did this for hours. My clothes must have weighed more than I did. But I stepped on the scale and weighed in at 134.75 lbs. BOO-YA!!!! Then my coach chewed my ass out for doing this to myself and not being responsible about my weight.
I think back on this and remember how I could just run and exercise for hours and hours and not stop. My physical condition when I was a wrestler was amazing. I still swear to this day the best total body workout, that will drain your ass and make you sore as hell for a week, is a good solid 30 minutes of take-downs. I'm 36 yrs old now and no way in hell could my body handle that.
I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
On weigh-in day, the max I ever lost was 1 pound. But, then, I was a fiend about making weight and essentially starved myself. My freshman season I got pneumonia and that helped....not the school solution. My dad was in Vietnam and my mother told me, in true Spartan style, to suck it up, win my match or don't come home. I did my duty.
Stepped on the scale in the morning weighing 123 lbs put on two sweat suits and a plastic bag. Ran and did push ups till I almost puked then I chewed gum and spit made 118.75 and ran across to the carry out to load up on candy bars , bananas and Gatorade.
I watched my weight and wrestled year round after my soph year. Back then we were "certified" to a weight class right after Jan. 1. I came in my soph year when I was wrestling 132 and weighed in at 134 and had to be certified at 138, the weight class ofnournsenior captain. I ended up going up to 145 and beat the senior out so I never had to worry my soph year. My junior year I had mono right before the season started and the doctor said I had to wrestle what I weighed or not wrestle. Again I was at 145. My senior year I dropped to 138. I was never more than five pounds over at any time during the season, but I went without any sweets or junk food from September till after states.
My 10 year old wanted to try wrestling this year for the first time. I introduced myself to the coach running the program and asked if I could help. We were working on takedowns for an hour and a half. I was showing these boys the stance throughout the evening. I could barely stand up the next day. I guess that's what happens when a 47 year old thinks he's still 20.
I wrestled heavyweight my sophomore year. I started season after football I weighed in at 215 and when the first match came around I weighed in at 183. I kept off the baby fat and by senior season I was 235 solid muscle.
I only wrestled 1 year but it was one of the best things I ever did, and I would recommend have your kid wrestle if he plays football. It taught me SOOO much about leverage. My dad was always able to whip my ass in wrestling until my soph year, after that he never beat me again.
This post was edited by Keyser Soze 16 months ago
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