ESPN 8: The Ocho

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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:46 pm

Pruitt wrote:
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wlu_lax6 wrote:
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Okay so someone just sent me a reference to Ba-Taoshi..WTF

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Reminded me of Most Extreme Elimination Challenge. Which come to think of it, how is that model of show not making a comeback in times of covid where TV production is hard & streaming channels just looking for content.

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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by Shirley » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:07 pm

I don't get the strategy of having the dude on top of the pole. Clearly you don't lose when he's pulled down - it's only when the pole is tilted too far one way. So, having him up there just makes the pole more unstable.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

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wlu_lax6 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:46 pm
Pruitt wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:29 pm
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:53 am
Okay so someone just sent me a reference to Ba-Taoshi..WTF

Gadzooks!
Reminded me of Most Extreme Elimination Challenge. Which come to think of it, how is that model of show not making a comeback in times of covid where TV production is hard & streaming channels just looking for content.
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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by sancarlos » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:12 pm

Shirley wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:07 pm
I don't get the strategy of having the dude on top of the pole. Clearly you don't lose when he's pulled down - it's only when the pole is tilted too far one way. So, having him up there just makes the pole more unstable.
Yep.
“wiki” wrote:A team loses when their pole is tilted to a 30° angle. A referee will indicate this using a flag, then declare the winner.
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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by Giff » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:24 pm

duff wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:07 pm
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:46 pm
Pruitt wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:29 pm
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:53 am
Okay so someone just sent me a reference to Ba-Taoshi..WTF

Gadzooks!
Reminded me of Most Extreme Elimination Challenge. Which come to think of it, how is that model of show not making a comeback in times of covid where TV production is hard & streaming channels just looking for content.
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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:45 pm

Full contact no pad league

This seems like a terrible idea. But maybe not as it means folks tackle like rugby. However how does this get insurance. Can't get a field without insurance.


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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by duff » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:53 pm

Just macho tough guys doing macho tough guy shit. Nothing to see there except the non-changing brains of future CTE patients.
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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by The Sybian » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:07 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:45 pm
Full contact no pad league

This seems like a terrible idea. But maybe not as it means folks tackle like rugby. However how does this get insurance. Can't get a field without insurance.

I'd love to see injury statistics compared to a similar level league with full pads. Granted that's a compilation of hard hits, but those are some big boys and they aren't holding up on their hits. Gotta be crazy to play in a league like that.
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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:23 pm

We played full contact football for the Turkey Bowl for about 6 years (high school and into college).

That all ended after two guys did their ACL and another got a broken nose. Hella stupid.

Switched to two-hand touch and last a few more years after that.

I do have to say... It's pretty fucking exhilarating knowing you could theoretically get blown up at any given moment.

That said, it helped that we were all good friends, so there was no intentional bullshit going on.

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As a kid, I got dragged to a tackle football game at a park when I was 12. My friend group was mix of white and black kids, but this game was with a bunch of guys outside our little unit and it turned out to be me being the only white kid. To say I was a target is disrespectful to bullseyes.

They'd run or throw at me almost every play, and when I'd try to tackle, these motherfuckers were throwing stiff arms. I had braces at the time. I'm spitting blood.

That lasted 3 back and forth series until I just said fuck it. I caught a lot of shit walking away, I just turned around and shrugged. "This shit isn't football and you guys know it." Not like I won the moment, but they stopped heckling me for a minute.
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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by A_B » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:02 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:23 pm


"This shit isn't football and you guys know it. I'm supposed to be the only one that gets to touch the ball with my hands!"
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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

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Nonlinear FC wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:23 pm
We played full contact football for the Turkey Bowl for about 6 years (high school and into college).

That all ended after two guys did their ACL and another got a broken nose. Hella stupid.

Switched to two-hand touch and last a few more years after that.

I do have to say... It's pretty fucking exhilarating knowing you could theoretically get blown up at any given moment.

That said, it helped that we were all good friends, so there was no intentional bullshit going on.

=-=--==

As a kid, I got dragged to a tackle football game at a park when I was 12. My friend group was mix of white and black kids, but this game was with a bunch of guys outside our little unit and it turned out to be me being the only white kid. To say I was a target is disrespectful to bullseyes.

They'd run or throw at me almost every play, and when I'd try to tackle, these motherfuckers were throwing stiff arms. I had braces at the time. I'm spitting blood.

That lasted 3 back and forth series until I just said fuck it. I caught a lot of shit walking away, I just turned around and shrugged. "This shit isn't football and you guys know it." Not like I won the moment, but they stopped heckling me for a minute.
We used to play every weekend from the time I was 13 or so all the way through high school and into college. No one ever got seriously injured...guess we were lucky. Although there was always the one kid who would end up crying or claiming he was hurt on every play. We could get some of the local visiting college kids to play sometimes...there was no better feeling than having one of those guys hit you as hard as they could and still bounce back up like nothing happened.

That being said I can't fathom playing today. It's amazing how invincible you feel when you're young.
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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by sancarlos » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:20 pm

Yeah, when I was in junior high, we played backyard tackle football all the time with the neighbor kids. Nobody ever got hurt too bad.
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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:21 pm

A_B wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:02 pm
Nonlinear FC wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:23 pm


"This shit isn't football and you guys know it. I'm supposed to be the only one that gets to touch the ball with my hands!"
Right!?
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Re: ESPN 8: The Ocho

Post by Shirley » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:38 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:45 pm
Full contact no pad league

This seems like a terrible idea. But maybe not as it means folks tackle like rugby. However how does this get insurance. Can't get a field without insurance.

I thought the theory behind no pads/helmets was that you couldn't tackle as hard or lead with your head, so it might actually be safer. Well, those dudes are hitting just as hard as regular football, as far as I can tell. And some of those dudes are huge. I can't image there aren't a lot of serious injuries happening in those games.
Totally Kafkaesque

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