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>Wrestling Spin

January 14, 2009

>Be sure to read my Western Tribune column,which follows this post.

Picture credit Tom Philo

Six. The number of days until we have a new administration!

Today’s Dear Abby featured a letter from an woman “over 21” who says she is tomboyish, and who loves to wrestle with her 200 # boyfriend. Sometimes it ends in a kiss or more. Friends tell her its dangerous and that the boyfriend could be a potential wife-beater. The writer says “to me, it’s a good way to have fun and burn off calories.”

Abby’s reply is that since the woman is initiating the activity, that the man is not likely a “wife-beater.” “What you have described sounds more like foreplay than abuse. And as long as you both enjoy it and no none becomes injured, what the two of you do is nobody’s business, so keep it private.”

Then there is this, in today’s Birmingham News, (Sports section):

Two coaches fall through hotel window at convention

Story from NBC Sports

“Two assistant coaches apparently wrestling with each other fell through a hotel window Tuesday morning and fell four stories to a concrete sidewalk, leaving one in serious condition.”

Hotel security was called at 4:10 a.m. because of noise.

The coaches were attending the American Football Coaches Association annual convention.

One of the guys was having surgery at Vanderbilt yesterday, the other was in fair condition.

Scott Coy is 29 years old, 6 foot 2 and 300 pounds. Darren DeMelo is 24 years old, 6-4 and 225 pounds.

This is 4 in the morning! Boys will be boys, but two men “wrestling” in a hotel room?

Sounds like foreplay to me!

Oh, and Abby’s advice about keeping it private goes out the window (pun intended) in this case.

I sincerely hope the two guys recover fully, and are able to return to coaching and having whatever kind of fun they are in to.

But Geez guys, be careful.

>This Gold Will Irk the Xenophobes

August 20, 2008


You know, those who demonize the immigrants.

Henry Cejudo won the gold medal in 121# wrestling.

Photo from Outsports Daily Dozen

Henry is of Mexican descent, born to undocumented immigrants who entered the country well before he was born in Los Angeles.

Of course Henry is a U. S. citizen. He was raised in poverty and bypassed college to concentrate on the Olympics. His mother raised 6 kids on low paying jobs, and at times the family slept 4 to a bed.

“This is cool. Coming out of a Mexican American background, it feels good to represent the U.S.,” Cejudo told the L. A. Times. “Not too many Mexicans get the chance to do that.”

“He has done an unbelievable job coming from the environment that he came from,” his coach, Terry Brands, said. “Could be in prison. Could be a drug runner. Could be this, could be that. He’s done an unbelievable job of not being a victim.”
Yet here he is, gold medal winner.
Watch his gold medal match here.
Congratulations to Henry Cejudo, the latest American Dream-maker.