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Old 12-10-2006, 06:48 PM   #1
Keith Wittenstein
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Great story on 60 Minutes tonight about MMA. Check the 60Min website to read it.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:21 AM   #2
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http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_vi...ml?id=2244167n

I was pleasantly surprized. Well done, 60 Minutes.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:55 AM   #3
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i was watching the ravens and chiefs play yesterday and the announcer read the commercial for this story coming up on 60 minutes after the game. the color commentator started talking about how rough mma is and how it's more brutality than a real sport, etc etc. all this while he's doing color commentary for A NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE GAME. anyway, i thought it was funny. sorry to interrupt.
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:27 AM   #4
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Any money that commentator hasn't seen very many fights or even has a clue about the rules of the sport, either.
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:55 AM   #5
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Actually that exact point was addressed during the piece (by Dana White I think) who brought up the fact that there are football players that weigh 250 pounds, are fast enough to be professional track stars, suit up in body armor, run into each other as fast as possible and end up with broken legs and necks and tear apart joints like it's going out of style. He made a great point.
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Old 12-11-2006, 02:38 PM   #6
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Kind of trite, but really it's good PR for MMA.
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:27 PM   #7
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I think the point to take away is that a Major Network news show spotlighted MMA and wasn't totally ignorant of it and was actually kind of positive about it. That's pretty amazing. We have come a long way.

Renzo rules!
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:10 PM   #8
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I watched the 60 Minutes piece last night and I thought it was very well done. Think about it, most jouranlists love to focus on the negative aspects of anything and everything, especially topics on which they know nothing about.

It would have been very easy for them to paint a very barbaric, ugly picture of the mma world - but they didn't.

Only those involved, along with their loved ones, can truly appreciate the skills, conditioning and never ending training necessary to excell in this arena.

I have a prediction:gunsmilie:. Watch out for the new 'resolutioners" this coming January........"I want to do that mixed martial arts thing I saw on 60 Minutes......can you make me the next Matt Hughes, in 90 days!!!!"?????

Kudos to 60 Minutes for their respectful view and positive spin on the mma world. Dateline NBC may get to it eventually, but they have bigger fish to fry for now.
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:15 PM   #9
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Man, listening to Renzo was cool. For someone who speaks English as a second language he is very well spoken. Pretty cool piece.

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Old 12-12-2006, 07:12 AM   #10
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along the same general lines...

have any of you paid much attention to boxing over the past year or so? have any of you noticed an increase in youth wrestling and martial arts in your communities over the past year or so?
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