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One-Legged Wrestler Wins NCAA Title Arizona State University (ASU) senior wrestler Anthony Robles capped off his college career accomplishing the most difficult task in the sport: winning the NCAA Championship. He earned the 2011 125-pound title with an impressive 7-1 decision over Iowa sophomore and defending national champion Matt McDonough on March 19. The championship victory didn’t come easy, but the 21-year-old Mesa, Arizona native is no stranger to overcoming odds. Robles was born with just one leg, but that never stopped him from doing anything any two-legged person can do. Since he was a toddler, Robles refused any special assistance typically allotted for someone missing a limb. According to reports, he tossed aside his prosthetic leg when he was only 3, choosing instead to hop on one leg or use his arms to walk. When he reached the sixth grade, he broke a record at his school for the most pushups performed. But the record-setting performances didn’t stop there. Robles first started wrestling in the eighth grade, joining in after watching one of his cousins during a practice. He stuck with it and by the time he reached age 17, he had won two Arizona state wrestling championships, earning a 46-0 record during his junior and senior years at Mesa High School. He remained successful at ASU, earning All-American honors, along with a couple Pac-10 Conference titles. But Robles said the National Title was by far his greatest athletic accomplishment so far. “I had a lot of butterflies going out there. I’ve dreamt about stepping on that stage a dozen times, and this whole year I’ve just been preparing for that moment,” Robles told the Daily Iowan. “I was scared. I was scared out there, but as soon as I hit that first takedown, I sort of relaxed.” Most may immediately think of the disadvantages a one-legged fighter may have, but there are a few advantages to wrestling with just one leg, too. Because he doesn’t carry the weight of an additional leg, Robles can weigh in at 125 pounds with a lot more muscle weight in his upper body than his opponents. He has also developed a unique style of wrestling with just one leg, which opponents have difficulties preparing for. “First time wrestling a tough opponent like that, it’s quite obvious there’s a difference in style of someone that has one leg and a large upper body as opposed to anyone else in the country,” said McDonough, who will return as the nation’s top wrestler next year. “It’s definitely not an experience to take lightly…” Robles, who will graduate from ASU in May, told ESPN reporters that his wrestling days are now over, but he plans on pursuing a career in public speaking. He always told the media that he wrestles for the love of the sport, and he’ll apply that same passion towards uplifting and motivating those in need. "It inspires me when I get kids, even adults, who write me on Facebook and send me letters in the mail saying that I've inspired them," Robles told USA Today. “I want to keep it up.”
Tags: Anthony  Robles  NCAA  wrestling 
Added: 22nd March 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
Phil Esposito Bobby Orr SI Cover Phil Espositio and Bobby Orr, the two kingpins of the great Boston Bruins 1971-72 team, graced the cover of Sports Illustrated during the 1972 Stanley Cup finals, won by the Bruins in six games over the New York Rangers.
Tags: Boston  Bruins  NHL  hockey  Esposito  Orr 
Added: 31st May 2011
Views: 1366
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Posted By: Lava1964
Ronnie Milsap - Theres a Stranger in My House Bet you forgot this one!
Tags: Ronnie  Milsap  -  Theres  a  Stranger  in  My  House  classic  country  music  video  1980 
Added: 22nd July 2011
Views: 771
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Posted By: Cliffy
Ted Williams SI Cover 1969 It's difficult to picture Ted Williams in anything but a Boston Red Sox uniform, but he was the manager of the lowly Washington Senators for a time. (In fact, Williams was the last manager the Senators ever had. He held that job from 1969 through 1971. When the team became the Texas Rangers in 1972, Williams managed the club in their first season.) Here he is on the cover of Sports Illustrated at age 50 in 1969.
Tags: baseball  Ted  Williams  manager 
Added: 7th December 2011
Views: 1057
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Posted By: Lava1964
Intellectuals Tags: Intellectuals,  Lone  Ranger,  Willaim  Tell  Overture 
Added: 13th January 2012
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Posted By: pfc
Great 1980s commercials A bunch of commercials that aired on NBC on March 25th, 1987. 1. Mounds and Almond Joy (The bars are bigger!) 2. Diet 7up (With John Goodman!) 3. McDonald's (With Happy Meal Stencils! "'Scuse me Daddy!") 4. Promo for "Stone Fox" (Starring Buddy Ebsen) 5. Pampers (Baby Racing: America's greatest sport!) 6. Promo for the "Build A Perfect Cheeseburger" contest (Sponsored by the California Beef and Dairy boards naturally) 7. Diet 7up (Guy reminds me of Larry from "Perfect Strangers") 8. Kraft Rancher's Choice Creamy Salad Dressing 9. Promo for "Roomies" (With Corey Haim!) and "Amazing Stories" (Daddy?) 10. Pepsi (This is probably my favorite commercial ever) 11. 7-Eleven (These low prices make me sad) 12. Teddy Ruxpin (And his pal Grubby) 13. Luvs (What's with all of the diaper advertising?) 14. Pizza Hut Flintstones Kids Glasses (Watch out for the Ginger Kid!) 15. New Coke (With Max Headroom!) 16. Sure Deodorant 17. Pepto Bismol 18. TV Spot for "Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol" (Another 80's comedy classic from Steve Gutenberg) 19. Promo for "Night Court", "The Tortelli's" and "The Bronx Zoo" ("The days of the little red brick schoolhouse are over!" You tell 'em Asner!)
Tags: 1980s  commercials  commercials  80s 
Added: 11th August 2012
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Posted By: dusman
1999 Power Rangers The Lost Episode promos Power Rangers "The Lost Episode" promos The best, original Red Ranger: Austin St. John hosts the promos for the "Power Rangers: The Lost Episode" special, which he also hosted, which featured the original previously-unaired pilot version of MMPR's "Day of the Dumpster", which he starred. Ahem. Fox Kids only aired this special once, and notice the strange lack of Walter Jones.
Tags: 1999  Power  Rangers  The  Lost  Episode  promos   
Added: 17th August 2012
Views: 507
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Posted By: masonx31
Power Rangers Playback Promos 1998 1999 Power Rangers Playback 1998 1999 R.I.P Fox Kids, ABC Kids, and One Saturday Morning. To be seen again.. Fox Kids was one of the best inventions for tv Kids of the 90's ...Needs to be bought back by Saban and brought back.. Disney screwed it up ? yeah you bet they did.. Saturday mornings was good block too.
Tags: Power  Rangers  Playback  Promos  1998  1999 
Added: 17th August 2012
Views: 330
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Posted By: masonx31
1993 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers DVD collection now available Mighty Morphin Power Rangers DVD collection now available
Tags: 1993  Mighty  Morphin  Power  Rangers  DVD  collection  now  available 
Added: 17th August 2012
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Posted By: masonx31
Nickelodeon Commercials December 26 1994 Nickelodeon Commercials December 26, 1994 1. Station ID: Bumper Mish-Mash 2. Nickelodeon On VHS: Rock's Modern Life: "How Can You Tell If Your Dog Is Brainless" 3. Bumper Mish-Mash Reprise 4. Purebred Pet Groomer (I have one of these, if you can believe that.) 5. Station ID: Shooting Star 6. Up Next: Clock: Mr Wizard and Flipper 7. Nick News Year's 95 Promo 8. Discovery Zone 9. Nickelodeon GUTS on SNES 10. Credits Promo: Captain Stimpy: Flipper Is Next 11. Station ID: The First Kids Network 12. DRUGS PSA 13. Power Rangers "Power Coins" (Read: Pogs) at Mcdonalds 14. Christmas Station ID: Snow Globe 15. Nickelodeon Magazine: Spider (Fun Fact: That Issue Does Not Exist. Not With That Cover Anyway.) 16. Nick Days: The First Day of Kwanza 17. Up Next: Clock: Flipper and Bullwinkle's Moose-O-Rama 18. Nick New Year's Resolutions 19. Apple Jacks 94: Camp Leewood 20. Nickelodeon Video: A Christmas Carol (Wait, WHAT?)
Tags: Nickelodeon  Commercials  December  1994 
Added: 18th August 2012
Views: 1322
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Posted By: masonx31

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