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To launch something as important as National Singlet Day, we need memes. Nothing can be accomplished in today's society unless there are good memes to support it. And so this is the first day of a seven day meme-a-day countdown until National Singlet Day has arrived on November 1, 2023.

 

Will National Singlet Day ever become as popular as Halloween or Independence Day? Probably not. But it sure can rival National Potato Day (August 19th) or National Bubble Bath Day (January 8th). It is time for all good patriotic Americans to embrace the singlet!

 

Today's meme:

 

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There is a contest associated with National Singlet Day.

Record yourself wearing a singlet in public in some hilarious (but safe) way, and you can win a prize package! The prize package includes a The ILLINI Wrestling Blog & Forum & Beyond t-shirt, 2 Chunky bars and a piece of wire. The contest will be judged by a panel of singlet experts.

Day two Meme:

 

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You may recall that we asked the Mayor of Buffalo to issue an official proclamation making November 1, 2023 “National Singlet Day.” Well, we just heard back from the Office of Mayor Byron W. Brown. They had a very good question and wanted additional information to include in the proclamation.

First, their question was, Should the Mayor of Buffalo make a proclamation of any “National” day. I suggested that they were exactly correct. Although it will be National Singlet Day on November 1, perhaps the Mayor should proclaim it “Singlet Day” or “Buffalo Singlet Day.”

As for additional information for the proclamation, we noted that the Buffalo Bulls open the D1 wrestling season for everybody on November 1 with a big meet. Our response continued as follows:

 

The day is significant to honor and remember the original Olympic sport: Wrestling. The Singlet is the official apparel of amateur wrestlers of all ages and genders. 

In fact, the State of New York, in the last two weeks, became the most important engine for the progress of women's high school wrestling in the country. This quote from FloWrestling describes what recently happened:

"As far as announcements are concerned, none could be bigger for the future of girls' high school wrestling than the one New York just dropped. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) tweeted that it approved freestyle wrestling for the Girls Wrestling State Championships."

That's big. It is the style of wrestling you see in the Olympics. Every state will eventually follow New York's lead, I believe.

So, a proclamation of "Singlet Day" would honor the local Buffalo Bulls team, the sport in general, and the increased opportunities it has to offer women.

 

Now for today's Meme:

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1 hour ago, ILLINIWrestlingBlog said:

You may recall that we asked the Mayor of Buffalo to issue an official proclamation making November 1, 2023 “National Singlet Day.” 

Watched the Buffalo Bills game last night and was shocked that more fans weren't testing the water by showing up at the game in singlets.  NFL fans are crazy they will do anything so ... did I say was shocked!

Perhaps a blimp flying over the stadium proclaiming Nov 1 as Singlet Day would've been a good investment.  🤷‍♀️

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Brian Smith, head coach at the University of Missouri, offered his opinion on singlets: "There is a lot of peer pressure when they are younger, especially in junior high school. We need kids to think of this as a really cool-looking outfit….”

There it is, my friends, laid out plain as can be.

There is an unwarranted stigma associated with the singlet. When it should be viewed as the starter kit for a super hero uniform, it is looked down upon by too many. One way to change opinions is to show that wrestlers are comfortable in their skins (and singlets) on National Singlet Day by popping into the local 7-Eleven or McDonald's in yours, grab a soda, talk to the people.

 

Today's Meme:   

 

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4 hours ago, ILLINIWrestlingBlog said:

Brian Smith, head coach at the University of Missouri, offered his opinion on singlets: "There is a lot of peer pressure when they are younger, especially in junior high school. We need kids to think of this as a really cool-looking outfit….”

There it is, my friends, laid out plain as can be.

There is an unwarranted stigma associated with the singlet. When it should be viewed as the starter kit for a super hero uniform, it is looked down upon by too many. One way to change opinions is to show that wrestlers are comfortable in their skins (and singlets) on National Singlet Day by popping into the local 7-Eleven or McDonald's in yours, grab a soda, talk to the people.

 

Today's Meme:   

 

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If 50 to 80 year olds are wearing all day on NSD the kids will think its cool.  😎 

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The UWW has very specific tastes when it comes to singlets. In fact, that organization spends 11 pages, including a table of contents, describing what is and is not allowed. This attention to detail is probably because, "The singlet is the standard uniform which is used across all Olympic styles." 

Don't forget that National Singlet Day is November 1, 2023. Wear your singlet proudly! 

 

 

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Just a thought:

In cycling, if you win Worlds, you get to wear the rainbow bands that year. Usually an all-white jersey with the rainbow bands across the chest and back.

Past world champs (at that discipline and age level) are allowed to have jerseys with the bands on the cuff and collar. Very subdued but noticeable.

Wrestling should do that. You might get these senior world champs to wrestle more if they got to show off a singlet with the world champion bands on an all-white top (red or blue bottom, of course).


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18 hours ago, Le duke said:

Just a thought:

In cycling, if you win Worlds, you get to wear the rainbow bands that year. Usually an all-white jersey with the rainbow bands across the chest and back.

Past world champs (at that discipline and age level) are allowed to have jerseys with the bands on the cuff and collar. Very subdued but noticeable.

Wrestling should do that. You might get these senior world champs to wrestle more if they got to show off a singlet with the world champion bands on an all-white top (red or blue bottom, of course).


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I love this idea. The World Champion wrestles in a special singlet until a new world champion is crowned. A great marketing idea. Make it part of the award ceremony. Of course, the 11-page UWW singlet guidelines would be even longer!

Tim Johnson talks about something similar in the video below. He was discussing the coolest singlets in the B1G, and he mentioned the ILLINI tradition of having a wrestler in the National Finals wear the all-orange singlet. That discussion starts at 3:20 --

 

 

 

 

My picks of the best B1G singlets:

 

GOLD:       ILLINI all-Orange (B1G or National finals)

SILVER:    ILLINI all-White (with the old school ILLINOIS lettering)

BRONZE: OSU all-White

BRONZE:  Mich all-Yellow

 

My picks for the worst B1G singlets:

 

GOLD:      Maryland’s two-piece (looked like a pajama party)

SILVER:    Wisconsin Camo (Who you sneaking up on?)

BRONZE:  Purdue & Minnesota (Not much you can do w/crappy colors)

BRONZE: Northwestern (Same. Purple and Black. Ugh.)

 

But even an ugly singlet is better than a speedo. Today's meme:

 

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