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  1. P-Dub is offline
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    8/22/2008 9:10pm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw
    ...but very one of them leave themselves open for a single leg.
    Not exactly what they're worried about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P-Dub
    Not exactly what they're worried about.
    Not to mention, it's pretty been standard to have your stance be that way for awhile now. It's the pointfighting that's getting out of hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw
    ...but very one of them leave themselves open for a single leg.
    That's right. Another thing I'm tired of is cricket players hitting the ball at a 90 degree angle to them. If they were playing baseball it would be a foul.

    Not to mention basketballers always touching the ball, if it was soccer that would be a free kick.
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    You guys are great at picking up sarcasm.
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    They should go to the electronic sensing like they do in fencing.
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    They should go to the electronic sensing like they do in fencing.
    Too complicated. Make it last man to die wins.
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    There is something to be said for taking subjective judging out of sports.
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     Style: sport Aikido & Judo

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    I admittedly don't follow boxing, but it seems a lot of sports are making the same cries this year. TKD people have been saying much the same things, aside from their other problems this year, and we Judo guys have been raising hell about refs, IJF rules, and the fighters since well before the Olympics.

    Are all 3 sports really getting that bad at the same time or is this a Chicken Little case?
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    And go ahead and add wrestling to that list too. All of these sports have had controversial issues during this Olympics.

    I really don't know what it is other than a fucked up IOC.
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    No doubt there are a lot of issues plaguing the sport, to many titles, to many weight classes, the top boxers often not fighting each other due to conflict between the networks, promoters and sanctioning bodies etc. And yes Boxing isn't the mainstream sport that it once was in the past (for many reasons), but judging by last years ppv numbers it's still quite a long way from being dead. For the past hundred years there have been people who have been saying "Boxing's dying, it isn't like it was in the "good old days", but it's still around and despite all of the predictions of it's imminent demise I suspect that the sport still has some life left in it yet.

    Olympic Boxing however as it currently stands is an abomination. Go look up some of of the abundant Olympic footage from the 60's-80's and then try to watch what's being passed off as Boxing in the Olympics today, it's unwatchable. The electronic scoring has almost turned it into point sparring Karate. One of the announcer's on espn's Wed. night fights said something to the effect "It looks like Fencing with Boxing gloves on. They just try to just touch the other guy to score a point and then run away. I don't know what it is but what they're doing doesn't represent the sport of Boxing." I forget who it was who said it but he's totally on the mark with his description.
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