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    Coach_J

    USA In Trouble

    My son is a former wrestler and current Army Airborne Ranger and veteran of Iraq. We talk about this all the time and he's pretty clear. He and others fight to protect rights those in other countries aren't allowed to exercise. Does he stand during the anthem? Yes. Is he offended if others choose to kneel? No. Why? Because that's a right Americans are privileged to enjoy. Unlike North Korea, Iran, Belarus, and other places, citizens here don't have to stand, sit, kneel, etc., when commanded. That's the beauty of being an American. You want to live somewhere where you're forced to stand, bow, or dance when the great leader enters--or else--plenty of places to go for that. Thank God America is not one of those places and we should all pray it never is.
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    jchapman

    USA In Trouble

    Maybe he could get a job with his college degree in Finance?
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    DoubleHalf

    USA In Trouble

    Lu1979- first thank you for your post and I can tell from the time you took that this topic must be important to you as you stated. I will attempt to address a few of the points/things you said: Based on your first paragraph, your disagreement with me is that you think we are closer to reaching the lofty goal of all those being treated equally under the law than I probably do. Completely fair of you to take that opinion given that you are from an older generation than myself. I’m sure the comparison you have from long ago stand in contrast to what you’ve seen more recently which is understandable. However, just because there are less beatings of blacks in the street, and there aren’t any outspoken black leaders being assassinated such as MLK doesn’t exactly give me a ringing endorsement of how far we’ve come. After all, it was just a couple years ago when there was a large group of people in Charlottesville VA marching with Nazi flags (whom your parents generation fought against) and peddled in white supremacy/KKK chants of blood and soil.... I think a lot of us on here just don’t live day to day with the prejudices against us that others face daily, maybe for you and others it’s just a case of out of sight out of mind. What’s happening now isn’t new for a lot of people, it’s just being projected louder. Did you know that from the point slaves were freed and during the Jim Crow era police were tasked with rounding up black people in mass for minor crimes to fill the economic gap left behind in the south due to freeing those slaves? Why would they do that? In the 13th amendment the loop hole was that stated “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." The fact that the criminal loophole resulted in a loss of rights and provided ways to gain back labor through the prison system exists to this day albeit in varying forms. Policing in the south created such a dangerous environment for blacks they began migrating to the north and were met with much of the same attitude. (Floyd wasn’t killed In Mississippi, it’s Minnesota for Pete’s sake. ) The US accounts for 5% of the worlds population but in-prisons 25% of the worlds prisoners... That fact alone shows how at least one answer to some of the issues faced today is to do away with private prisons for profit. Additionally- $1 billion was spent by police departments last year In the top 10 cities for settling cases of misconduct. One Billion dollars. You go on to mention laws changing and evolving for the betterment of racial equality... These are some recent facts: In Minneapolis force was used on blacks 7 times more often than whites. Blacks are 2.5 times more likely to be killed by police than whites and about 1 in every 1,000 black men can expect to be killed by police. This part of your post comes off as very naive, especially when referencing an American dream that really doesn’t exist for most Americans these days regardless of your ethnicity. I am not saying we shouldn’t speak positivity to young black kids today and tell them how work ethic can solve their problems and help them find success. We should lift them up every chance we get. The unfortunate part is that they ARE being pushed down by systemic bias, stereotypes and yes, to an extent, racism. I would never say any black person isn’t capable of winning the race to success, they just don’t get the incredible head start that a lot of white people do. It’s a sad truth many of us don’t want to admit or face because we feel it threatens the legitimacy of the success we found. It shouldn’t threaten us at all, we should just be open to that concept and find ways to fix it. Your generation no doubt took strides to reduce the amount of overt racism that existed, it’s now on the younger generations to pick up the baton and keep going to reduce it further and in hopes one day we can get to a better place than we are today. One thing we can never do is sit back on our laurels and say ‘look at all the steps we’ve taken’ but rather look to the future and take those steps toward a more equal society for all not just in law but in everyday life. ‘A rising tide lifts all ships’
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    uncle bernard

    USA In Trouble

    I think a lot of conservatives want the NFL to suffer because of the Brees thing because it validates their world view that they are the true oppressed class of people in this country. In reality, the whole thing is already over. Drew came out and made a strong statement, acknowledging that he was wrong and how he could do better. His peers have accepted that apology. The only people I see who are still talking about it are the people who were outraged that he had to apologize in the first place. Nobody whines for safe spaces more than conservatives in this country. Fox News had a whole segment today about how a donut shop in Rhode Island is no longer offering police discounts. These poor cops now have to pay the same price as everybody else for their fried dough. In other words, Rhode Island has fallen to Antifa.
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    DoubleHalf

    USA In Trouble

    All the white people on here complaining how their opinions are being infringed upon are completely laughable... I in no way condone people rioting, looting and destroying businesses but they are a very very small percentage of the people protesting. How any person can say this is dumb or a waste of time is on the wrong side of history. These protests are larger than the civil rights movements in the 60s and taking place all over the world. Police brutality is not a partisan issue and it is simply a fact that blacks are targeted much more often than whites. Why is it a problem to want to change that? Blacks have the lowest average income of any race in the US. They are the most incarcerated of any race in a country that incarcerates 5 times as many people as the next closest country. There has been a decentralized oppression that has fed itself for years. If you agree with the constitution or any religious teachings that everyone is created equal, why would you be anything but supportive of people wanting to be treated fairly and equally under the law? Just because the media whether it be Fox News or CNN sensationalize everything And it wears on you, doesn’t mean the protests are ‘bad’ or not warranted. People on here whining about how their disturbing opinions are not being respected really need to get a clue. Would your opinion have been blacks should not have been land owners? That women should never have had the right to vote? Movements like this are what produce progress. If you are against that progress and equality of every human on the planet, then you better believe people are going to come after you because you would be the kind of person standing in front of positive progress. People need to get over themselves, no one is infringing on your opinion. Go shout from the rooftops how you don’t want equality, just be ready for the consequences.
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    Gibbons also came up with labeling Dylan Ness as "Highly Combustible Material," a classic in my book.
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    irani

    Interview with Hassan Yazdani

    The following is my attempt at translating a recent interview with Hassan Yazdani The original is posted here, and you can use google translate. Google tranwlate might end up being more coherent than my translation :) https://www.khabarvarzeshi.com/fa/news/261449/یزدانی-می‌خواهم-تا-المپیک-2024-کشتی-بگیرم Yazdani : " I want to keep on wrestling until the 2024 Olympics" When asked what prompoted him to get into wrestling, Hassan Yazdani responded "I started wrestling since I was 12. In my country and city, this is a very popular sport. I also became interested in wrestling and joined a club and started wrestling as a career" When asked about his role model, he said " You cannot emphasis just one person. I watch everyone wrestle and use what I see in my training. I try to learn good techniques from all domestic and global champions. But from a sportmanship point of view, Takhti is my role model" Regarding his injury: " I have been practicing for two months. I have been conditioning my knee and have been wrestling on the mat for month know and fortunately everything looks good. The Olympic Champion comment on his weight change; "My plans get adjusted based on my weight. Throughout the years, as I got heavier, I myself decide what weight class to compete in. With the new rules, cutting significnat weight is diffuclt and you are forced to compete in higher weights. My natural weight is 89 kg, and I think wereslting at 86 is ideal for me. If I gain weight, then I will wrestle in higher wegihts too, and I would like to expereince that, but at the moment my weight does not allow that and I think 86 Kg is good for me In regards to 2015 world championship and losing to Gazimagomedov, he said: " In competition, there are lessons learned in every defea. Of course, in every competition I work on my weaknesses and try to do better. 2015 was my first Senior competitoin, and and I handed the win to Magomedov. I made mistakes and I tried to work on them in camps so that I would have the best performance in the Olympics, and fortunately that happened and I was able to win the best medal for my country" Regarding the Rio Olympics he said "I was positive the whole time and never considered losing. There were incidents with my opponents injurty that could have made things difficut (I assume he is referring to the constant stoppages) but god and my coaches helpmed keep my cool and stay focused and the match was decided in the last seconds While commenting on his opponent Taylor and wishing him good health he emphasized: " Every athletes tries to represent their countries tradition and culture.. I respect all my opponentsand I wish every single one of them good health and success wether they are direct opponents such as Taylor or others. I want my opponents to be at their best so we can have a good compeitions and the so that the fans can enjoy watching it. I try to conduct sportsmanship and good conduct and everything that is part of our wrestling tradition. Regarding his two losses to Taylor and his plans for Tokyo he said: " I try not to amke the mistaks that I made in the past matches,. these mistake may be technical or psychological, . I try to reduce them, and use a different approach in competition, and with more focus think about each opponent and execute what I plan. Regarding the labels that are being given to him in Iran, he said : I hope I deserve such labels. I will try very hard not to let down my fans. He added: I don't have any hobbies outside of wrestling, I focus just on training and as long as I wrestle, I want to focus on wrestling only. I try to spend my recreational time with my family and perhaps go hiking in the woods and mountains with them Regarding retirement he stated " I have not thought about it yet, But sometimes I try to think about the future, and be successful in business, but right now all my thoughts are about wrestling. My father handles business and commerical matters, and does not allow me to defocus, but I think I can do well in business too. When asked what medal he will win in Tokyo, he responded: I hope until I am able to wrestle I win the best olympic and world medals. As long as my body allows me, I will wrestle, and will try to win gold. My plans are through 2024, but it depends on my body allowing it. I would like to wrestle. Regarding his domestic opponents: They are good champions. Kamran Ghasempour and Ahmad Bazri are among the competitors, and perhaps younger opponents that we don't know will show up, but currently its Ghassempour and Bazri
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    Best Wrestlers in Ohio State History http://www.jerseywrestling.com/news.php?story=Best Wrestlers in Ohio State History Logan Steiber is the best wrestler in Ohio State history with his four NCAA titles! NJ's own Myles Martin ranks fifth in school history. The top five wrestlers in Buckeyes history won a total of twenty NCAA medals and eleven titles and include a four-time champion, a three-time champion, and two world champions! Check out the best Ohio State wrestlers of all-time ranked by NCAA medals! Here are the top five! Rank - Name - Score - Medals #1 - Logan Stieber - 64 - 1,1,1,1 #2 - Kyle Snyder - 60 - 2,1,1,1 #3 - Tommy Rowlands - 50 - 2,1,6,1 #4 - Nathan Tomasello - 46 - 1,3,3,3 #5 - Myles Martin - 45 - 1,5,2,3 There have been 58 All-American wrestlers who have won 111 medals in Ohio State history! http://www.jerseywrestling.com/ncaa_team_profile.php?team=Ohio%20State Check out the full story from the photo! https://athlonsports.com/news/espys-ohio-state-wrestler-logan-stieber-deserves-one-more-victory Interested in another team? Here's the Best NCAA DI Wrestlers in School History! http://www.jerseywrestling.com/best_of_all_time_ncaa.php === Like and follow us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/jerseywrestling/
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    I've encountered some of the worst racism in wrestling honestly. Most of the leadership roles or "old guard" kind of coaches either are overtly racist or use sort of a coded language. I know that there are a few coaches, and when I say old guard I mean guys who wrestled in the 60's and 70's, who don't see race at all and treat everybody the same basically. But they are far and few between. It isn't just the old wave though, one high school coach I was an assistant to used a racial slur to refer to our only black wrestler in private and I was stunned to hear it. But some of the worst language I've ever heard on race has come from other coaches who privately will say some pretty abhorrent things. A lot of the people I've heard saying that stuff, it's because they think since I'm in the coaching world I have similar beliefs, but then they'll go out and say or do things completely opposite when people are watching. Maybe it's more acceptable or something, I don't know. But it's pretty shocking to hear that kind of thing.
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    whaletail

    Whatever happened to Jim Gibbons

    If Colon were black it'd be a problem, and rightly so, but in the context it was actually used, I don't see it as a that big of a deal. If I accidentally used the phrase, however, I'd probably make sure to clarify that Colon wasn't, in fact, an ex-con, and make sure to use the phrase "grown man strength" next time around.
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    Great article. Man Kyle Ott was lightening quick!
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    I think a LOT of that had to do with size. If they still had 118, even with the new weigh-ins, I think Sanders would have been very dominant there.
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    They couldn't spell the one name.
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    You’ll see it more on the lower levels, but it happens D1 as well.
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    The California jucos can't recruit outside of their area and for out of state kids aren't allowed to contact them initially at all. If a kid from New York contacts them, that's fine, but they cannot initiate contact with a recruit outside of their area.
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    Is this because of the protests?
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    On the contrary, I'm not an alarmist. I know exactly what it means being a retired cop and I think it's funny as hell. And when we say he would have been pulled off the mic by the next match we are being a little facetious. I guess if I'm being completely honest with no humor involved I'm sure in today's climate they probably would have spoken to him after it was over. I, like you, think way too many people take themselves way too serious in this day and age.
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    Hassan Yazdani, Jordan Burroughs, 2016 Olympics
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    Le duke

    USA In Trouble

    I've never heard a good answer to this question. To people who say: "To our military, to our veterans! To those who died for our country!" I'd say the following: Those people died supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States, as per their oath. If Colin Kaepernick and others think that the Constitutionally guaranteed rights of American citizens (that Americans fought and died for, mind you) are not being upheld, perhaps we need to make sure that Americans didn't die fighting for the rights of some, and not others. Maybe those football players have a point.
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    Lurker

    USA In Trouble

    At the end of the day, if majority of people don't learn how to listen for the sake of listening instead of trying to debate or personally attack every time there is a different thought or opinion....it's never going to get better. Goes for all sides. And that has absolutely nothing to do with Trump, or CNN, or Fox, or left or right. It is strictly a personal decision for each and every person. Now days, people don't want to hear your opinion, the only thing acceptable is their opinion coming out of your mouth.
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    tightwaist

    USA In Trouble

    Unfortunately, Fox/Trump and their cult followers are on the wrong side of history. They just don’t know it yet.
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    tightwaist

    USA In Trouble

    It only bothers folks because it bothered Trump. If Trump never said a word about it, nobody would have noticed or cared. Folks who think the NFL will “suffer” from the Drew Brees debacle are clueless. There is such a craving for sports, namely football, that ratings will be higher than ever. The kneeling will send Trump into a tizzy...which will be super fun to watch as well.
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    For those of you who somehow trust the WHO, they said today that it turns out asymptotic Coronavirus patients aren’t spreading it.... https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/08/asymptomatic-coronavirus-patients-arent-spreading-new-infections-who-says.html? this news makes winter sports a lot more likely
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    gimpeltf

    52kg weight class

    Don't overstate it! 105.5!
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    Coach_J

    USA In Trouble

    Some a y'all too much...
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    lurk_nowitzki

    USA In Trouble

    Dude, 57 cops in buffalo resigned from their positions in solidarity with 2 officers who assaulted a 75 year old man then unflinchingly walked by his body as he laid on the ground with blood pouring from his ear. There's degrees to this. Yeah, derek chauvin is a monster, and most cops aren't THAT bad in comparison. But the problem is that cops protect other cops, even the derek chauvin's of the world. The "1% bad cops" argument is bull****. Just because a cop doesn't commit an act directly, doesn't mean he's not complicit. They all have the opportunity to weed out the bad apples, and time and time again they choose to prioritize the livelihood of their "brothers in blue" over the safety of the citizens they're sworn to protect.
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    DoubleHalf

    USA In Trouble

    Cool of you to pick every Fox News headline and associate it with yourself... You still can’t help yourself but focus on what a small percentage of bad actors are doing compared to how many people are actually in the streets protesting and lumping everyone else into the same category. Since David Duke is a trump supporter should I classify all republicans as part of the KKK? That would be utterly absurd and is exactly what you’re doing with Black Lives Matter which I never even brought up. Saying the protest in NY is worse than 9/11 should make you ashamed of yourself. Most people marching in the streets are not ‘in an organization’ If your friend truly had his head beat in with a brick, I’m sorry for that. But to diminish the equal rights, treatment and end to systematic oppression of blacks because of whatever experience you see when you look out your window is incredibly myopic. You only speak in the hyperbolic and can’t be taken seriously at all, just like everyone, you’re entitled to your own opinion, as am I but I wouldn’t be surprised if Fox News calls you to make a guest appearance in Tucker Carlson. And if your great granddaddy was in the civil war, I’d expect a lot more understanding that when he fought, blacks were F’ing Slaves! It’s not like they chose to come to the US. They didn’t exactly get the same start your granddaddy did legs or no legs.
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    Jaroslav Hasek

    USA In Trouble

    I guess if you consider Nomad's tweets and Don's post to be equally objectionable. The thought had admittedly not occurred to me but yes, if you were as offended by Nomad's tweets as most people were at Don's post then sure, unsubscribe from Flo.
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    DoubleHalf

    USA In Trouble

    I’m sorry do you live in a city or are you law enforcement because if not then I doubt you have any clue because it’s not a very very small percentage it’s literally half the people at these events, and to compare this to civil rights is a joke and a slap in the face to the people that fought for it, those people were marching for literal equal rights, these people are marching to defund or abolish police, half these protesters are paid, or just anarchists who don’t want to combat racism they just want to see America burn, seriously google black lives matter ideology and goals and tell me this is about equal rights or racism , your so woke until these mobs burn down your house or beat you and your wife in the street I live in a city and have friends that are in the police force, in Buffalo, NY no less which has been all over the news. I have been in constant communication with them and I have gotten updates from them directly. You literally lost all credibility by saying half the people protesting are rioting, if that were the case, it would be all out war on the streets. To say half the people are getting paid is such a nut job conspiracy to diminish what is going on it also significantly reduces your credibility. You must live on a farm and be terrified of people that are different from you. You must live in constant fear. I feel bad for people like you that have been so brainwashed about all this that all you can do is say half the people are rioting or looting. Your post is a complete joke, was your granddaddy a confederate soldier? Why harbor so much resentment and hate? Rioting and looting is wrong and it IS a small percentage of people and you are choosing to focus on the outliers than the broader issue at hand.
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    lurk_nowitzki

    USA In Trouble

    Lol... dude, PLEASE tell me you don't think scraplife has their own independent merchandise factory employing a bunch of middle class workers. Any potentially good points you might have made were immediately worthless once prefaced by that idiotic comment.
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    FriendlyCamper

    USA In Trouble

    Own a business, don't post dumb ****. Easy as that.
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    I hope I works out for all concerned. McCoy is a class act.
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    MadMardigain

    52kg weight class

    Back in the day 10 weight classes was a thing.
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    Askren hates hearing that!
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    Recap of what Ott overcame and is now a sports medicine ortho so he's come full circle https://www.wrestlingpod.com/wrestling-news/w987/kyle-ott-beats-the-odds-in-quest-for-wrestling-success/
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    This may come as quite a shock to many people on this board, but we don't teach mat wrestling in IL. That's what college coaches are for.
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    I do not know what he does full time, but I’m told on weekends he tends to bring his hips to the party.
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    Are you joking? You really think he took neutral against cruz because he had a brain fart? Thats ridiculous. Lambert from nebraska rode him out in the dual, and for like 1:30 at big tens, and I can't find the match but I am pretty sure Piccinni turned him at NCAAs (then got pinned but i'm not arguing piccini was better). You may have forgotten but there was a distinct and surprising trend where people started riding him a lot.
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    Obvious answer is obvious... JB
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    Kyle Snyder. He might have been good wrestling from bottom, but he never really used it.
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    yonz_g

    4xAA(1x Finalist) or 1xAA(NCAA Champ)?

    How about a 4x AA with World/Olympic Gold, or a 2x/3x NCAA Champ without a world/olympic medal? such as... Kevin Jackson (3,3,7,2)/2x World Gold, Olympic Champ vs. Brent Metcalf (1,2,1)/3x World Team Member
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    Medicine_Man

    My Journey to 2nd Place

    I believe DF had a very good bridge.
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    Medicine_Man

    Diary of a Champion

    Poster on DF's bedroom wall... .
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