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MikenetoIconWSM heat draw...27-07-2013 @ 16:15 
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Post Edited: 27.07.2013 @ 16:16 PM by Mikeneto
It obviously hasn't been done. ..I think they should pull the names out of the bag and have it all random...then have first seeds, second seeds and then the rest. Every year it is basically the same guys in the squat heats and deadlift heats, the lower down guys don't have a say, happy to be there etc.

You get guys who are actually great squatters not getting a load of points on the squats because all the not so good squatters are in the deadlift heat.

Would be nice to see what Shaw, Poundstone, Felix and Hollands would do in the squatting event. Was actually good to see Thor having ago last year, it keeps things interesting.

I don't understand why the competition is so dictated by the athletes. Colin Bryce needs to get a backbone.
VanillaGorillaIcon...27-07-2013 @ 16:19 
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Mikeneto said:
I don't understand why the competition is so dictated by the athletes. Colin Bryce needs to get a backbone.


It isn't. It's dictated by Colin Bryce.

Because he is running a TV production company, NOT an athletic disciplines governing body. WSM is an entertainment programme aimed at the recreational sports fan or casual TV viewer. So lots of reps with ridiculous looking equipment for an exciting close competition is the order of the day.

WSM is entertainment, not sport, and I think that can largely be traced all the way down the line.

Strongman is a circus side show.
MikenetoIcon...27-07-2013 @ 16:24 
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Actually wrong of me to say to get a backbone....just make it a draw and no one can complain then.
MikenetoIcon...27-07-2013 @ 16:28 
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VanillaGorilla said:
It isn't. It's dictated by Colin Bryce.
Because he is running a TV production company, NOT an athletic disciplines governing body. WSM is an entertainment programme aimed at the recreational sports fan or casual TV viewer. So lots of reps with ridiculous looking equipment for an exciting close competition is the order of the day.
WSM is entertainment, not sport, and I think that can largely be traced all the way down the line.
Strongman is a circus side show.

While I agree in some respect. I also think it is a genuine sport with a genuine title. It isn't the WWE.

I also read an interview with Colin Bryce on muscletalk and he mentions how much the strongmen winge if they're put in a squat heat, so this obviously has an affect on his decision. Making it a draw mixes it up more.
BenvieIcon...27-07-2013 @ 16:53 
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Post Edited: 27.07.2013 @ 16:53 PM by Benvie
Mr Whittington speaks the truth, Colin Bryce is a business man trying to sell a product and naturally tries to make the product as marketable as possible. For that same reason I'd imagine we will see another Chinese competitor in this years wsm, as we did last time it was in China. I'm sure there will be many competitors more deserving of a place in the comp than whichever Chinese guy is chosen but having a Chinese competitor makes it more marketable to the Chinese so that's what they will do.
shanejerIcon...27-07-2013 @ 16:55 
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Surely I'm not the only one thinking who the f**k are you?

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LouweazelIcon...27-07-2013 @ 16:55 
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Mikeneto said:
...strongmen winge if they're put in a squat heat...


Sounds like they should start supplementing some concrete and harden the f**k up.
MikenetoIcon...27-07-2013 @ 17:03 
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Post Edited: 27.07.2013 @ 17:04 PM by Mikeneto
shanejer said:Surely I'm not the only one thinking who the f**k are you?

Confused


No one(arm chair fan). Just always find it weird that is the same guys doing the same event at WSM each year. I guess if you see it as a TV show rather than a competition there is no need for discussion on it.
jtIcon...27-07-2013 @ 17:18 
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VanillaGorilla said:
It isn't. It's dictated by Colin Bryce.
Because he is running a TV production company, NOT an athletic disciplines governing body. WSM is an entertainment programme aimed at the recreational sports fan or casual TV viewer. So lots of reps with ridiculous looking equipment for an exciting close competition is the order of the day.
WSM is entertainment, not sport, and I think that can largely be traced all the way down the line.
Strongman is a circus side show.


very well said
BoarIcon...27-07-2013 @ 17:32 
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I didn't even know Bryce was the big cheese !!

I say john inverdale !!
BoarIcon...27-07-2013 @ 17:32 
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hixxy1985Icon...27-07-2013 @ 17:34 
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shanejer said:Surely I'm not the only one thinking who the f**k are you?

Confused


This made my day
chaosIcon...27-07-2013 @ 18:14 
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hixxy1985 said:
This made my day


Who the f**k are you? Confused
SteBennettIcon...27-07-2013 @ 18:21 
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I can see both sides of the argument to be fair, can't they maintain a happy medium?
WILLSANIcon...27-07-2013 @ 18:43 
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Seeding makes sense in a competition like this. Who wants to see one of the favourites go out in the group stages from being put in a hard group when a no hoper goes through in an easy one? Federer isn't going to play djokovic in the first round of a major, for example.

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