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Everything posted by Plasmodium

  1. For those with rusty Farsi(not me), here is a uww link.
  2. Dake would beat Taylor. What's his face from Russia would beat Dake. Oh, Sidakov. That's about it
  3. That is an interesting one. In 96, Saitiev was 21 and Monday 35. I think Saitiev wins. I feel JB had a good style to beat Saitiev. Focus on quick finishes. Maybe force Saitiev into solid fundamentals and see if he is capable of wrestling there.
  4. Based on your post, Robles was undeniably short on past credentials criteria. why the snark? I wasn't arguing either way, just supplying criteria. Now that I'm in it, Robles was short on all but one, maybe two, of those criteria. Robles is the runaway winner in the heart category.
  5. I'm lost. What is your point here? Do you feel he was more deserving than Burroughs?
  6. From W.I.N. magazine's page on the Dan Hodge Trophy: "Criteria for the award includes a wrestler’s record, number of pins, dominance on the mat, past credentials, quality of competition, sportsmanship/citizenship and heart."
  7. The best college wrestler should also be acknowledged.
  8. LOL I wrote it didn't I? My father wanted me to use my brains more than my brawn.
  9. Yes, he still has a lot of wrestling and will leave a fantastic legacy. Conducts himself with dignity as well. That sounds wonderful. Hope many other families are still creating those memories for their children. Yazdani would do well to heed the advice my father gave me: ضرورت قوی ترین شیر را به روباه تبدیل می کند.
  10. What I mean to say is if not for DT, Yazdani would have 4 in a row. 3 of them utter dominance. Rare in Iran, by your estimation. He can't get that back. I am a big fan of Yazdani. I first met him when he was about 4 or 5. He would run around the gym laughing with his hands and face sticky from melting Marine. Mazandaran summers can be hot and Marine candies sure aren't M&Ms!
  11. Yazdani's legacy was greatly diminished by David Taylor.
  12. If the man wants to say keggers instead of kilos be it. For clarity, a keg weighs about 160, a kilo 2.2 and a kegger as I know it is variable since it starts at full and ends at empty.
  13. Of course! Bouvaisar in particular has a sweet tooth. We all took our own candy of course, but Marine also supplied a ration for each team member and Dabir always gave his allotment to Bouvaisar.
  14. I need genuine context before I can add my anecdotes. One of my coaches was friends with Dmitri Mindiashvili. Tehran is not very far from Makhachkala, so we used to have sort of mini-camps together. Once we took a cruise from Tehran to Baku and met a few of the Russians there for a camp. Greta fun. It is through those camps that I met Bouvaisar when he was a lad.
  15. Is the link too large to post here? :)
  16. RIP Big. He was a great antagonist. Nice stories about his native St. Petersburg.
  17. No. Just wait until you see dps831's slo-mo gif with detailed text explanation and you'll come over to the correct side of this issue!
  18. Nice subject. He is an interesting wrestler. Some topics I'd like to see: 1) Please explain in excruciating detail why he was not taken down by Hidlay. Extoll the skills of that ref. 2) Show him using his feet as hands in scrambles and mat wrestling. That is his secret sauce. 3) Don't forget the kick start.
  19. Yeah, some calls could have gone his way. However, none were egregious. If you are going to score it that way, you have to give Dabir more as well. Definitely a potential brutality point for that bush league after the whistle and off the mat td.
  20. Not sure how he was jobbed. Dabir hit a sweet move and handed him a big deficit. Dabir was smart and wrestled conservative. Brands resorted to a move he knew was dicey and the results were predictable.
  21. See the previous post. He said 9/10/99
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