Fluffy World-Herald Article on Nationals

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  1. cigaretteman

    cigaretteman Well-Known Member

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    HAHAHA, I think he might be giving Iowa a bit to much credit when he says wrestling here is cult like and comparing it to football in Nebraska.
     
  3. Cyclone62

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    He's not. It's a pretty big deal here. Not many states sell out the state wrestling tourney year after year.
     
  4. cy1010

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    The only thing that's kind of funny to me is that there seems to be an implication that wrestling is popular here partly because Iowa settlers had wrestling as a past time.

    Gotta enjoy the love he gives the state of Iowa though. Especially since he doesn't just talk about Iowa, but also ISU.
     
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    That, and the Gotch thing struck me as weird things to mention in that article.
     
  6. cy1010

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    For a second I thought about searching Wikipedia for similar stories, b/c it looks like something that was so out of place it might have been lifted.
     
  7. vmbplayer

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    I don't disagree that it's incredibly popular, but to compare it to Nebraska football is quite a stretch in my opinion. Every home meet at Iowa and ISU are not sold out. Wrestling in Iowa is certainly more popular than other states, but to put it on a level of football in Nebraska is misleading to someone unfamiliar with wrestling in the state.

    I would say it's on the same level as a sport like basketball in most states, not on the level of Nebraska football.
     
  8. cy1010

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    You could say, relative to other parts of the country wrestling in Iowa is like football in Nebraska.
     

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