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Thread: Karelin rips new changes in Greco and sends a letter to FILA

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    Default Karelin rips new changes in Greco and sends a letter to FILA

    He made a lot of points in his letter but some of the main are to make it one match without periods, elimination of mandatory 30 second par terre, inclusion of passivity, and other details including minimizing a referee's decision in the outcome of the match.


    He says the rules should be simpler to understand and overall more similar to ancient wrestling to give the fans a sense of history.

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    So basically bring it back to the rules pre-1999? Good luck Sasha.

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    Honestly, I think its funny that arguably the greatest, certainly most recognizable figure in Greco roman Wrestling sends a letter like this. I'm so used to seeing schleps like us bitch about this on message boards.

    Like Quick said, Good Luck, but at least someone who might have some pull is saying it now. Does anyone really think that something like this would make any changes whatsoever?

    I understand all the reasons WHY the sport is like it is today, I'd really have to be convinced and see proof that the powers that be would even consider going backwards, i.e. admitting these mistakes.

    M

    PS, is there a copy of this letter in english somewhere?
    "It is the difference between humble and hubris that distinguishes their positions." -TLV

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    FILA is like a woman, you'll never understand their motives, so just nod your head and agree.
    I will smash your face into a car windshield and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out to a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!

    Tell me about it, this morning, I woke up and I shit a squirrel, but what I can't get is the damn thing is still alive. So now, I've got a shit covered squirrel running around my office and I don't know what to name it.

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    Default Re: Karelin rips new changes in Greco and sends a letter to FILA

    Supposedly there is a committee that evaluates the rules and decides on the changes. Here is the letter in Russian if anyone wants to translate:

    http://www.wrestrus.ru/article.asp?id=2111

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    Default Re: Karelin rips new changes in Greco and sends a letter to FILA

    Quote Originally Posted by Champ Kind View Post
    FILA is like a woman, you'll never understand their motives, so just nod your head and agree.
    FIlA caters to women, aka housewives, so you are almost correct.

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    Dude,

    I've heard you say that before, "FILA caters to hous wives". I see what you're getting at, but in actuality, It really doesn't makes sense.

    I think a good idea would be to, as you like to do, start a new thread that says, "FILA Caters To Housewives" (this is a good thread which yyou started so I don't want to hijack it), just copy and paste that, and explain to me/us again how that works.

    Like I said, I'm not ripping you because, conceptually I get it, but I think you've got a lot to say about that, so I'm interested.

    M
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Supposedly there is a committee that evaluates the rules and decides on the changes. Here is the letter in Russian if anyone wants to translate:

    http://www.wrestrus.ru/article.asp?id=2111

    Why dont YOU translate it????????

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    Default Re: Karelin rips new changes in Greco and sends a letter to FILA

    I can't translate it that fast. It takes some energy and time to do it. If you want it right away maybe you can use some websites to translate.

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