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Tofurky last won the day on October 25 2017

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  1. It's really difficult to not love this sport when it is done right, especially against some of the best competition on earth. Also, who doesn't love when Freestylers throw? Thos sport is art. The music might be a bit much for some. You may want to turn it down/off.
  2. I remember that, too... right after he complained endlessly to anyone with a working set of ears or eyes that he didn't like Free, the rules, FILA, and had little ambition to continue on after 2008. We all know there wasn't much money in the sport then, so that should have come as no surprise to him when he arrived. It's easy to modify the storyline years and years on. We all do it. To suggest that his decision was solely driven by money is a complete rewriting of the narrative from that time.
  3. I like Frank a lot, and Rasul is an animal, but this weird MMA effect on wrestling promotion is not something I embrace.
  4. No clue, amigo. It could be that that FILA/UWW recognizes that they do employ some seriously scummy refs, and this is a checks and balances system. I don't know.
  5. What does "truer form" of the sport mean to you? Show me where out in the public in this country Free and Greco are promoted more than folk? The average American has no idea that the style is different than what they've seen/experienced in grade school, junior high or high school.
  6. For as great as he was in this country, Ben also quit wrestling Freestyle because it didn't suit his style. Instead of using his deep bag of skills to adapt to the rules, he took his ball and went home. Ben is a very nice guy and generally good for the sport, but he is unbelievably self-righteous at the same time.
  7. Gilman Yianni Kid Dynamite Magic Man J'Den Steveson/Gwiz
  8. It takes a long time to call a fall in Freestyle. This isn't the same as collegiate wrestling where one referee makes all the decisions. You always see the referee look the the mat judge and the chairman before signaling the fall. That being said, the touch fall comment earlier in this thread was an odd one.
  9. I'd say I completely understand what he was making effort to do, and that he knew as much as anyone else that his move was a gamble. I support Snyderman all the way. He knows what is best for him, and in every single interview I see with that young man, he takes responsibility for himself, good or bad. No matter what happens, KS is will be just fine because he is a dude who can teach a master class on being a stand up human being with unshakable integrity. That said, I think J'Den Cox is the man at 97 kilos this year for the USA.
  10. So, this past summer I was at a UFC after party in Chicago for a former Olympic gold medalist in men's Freestyle, and currently the holder of belts in two UFC weight classes. While there, I "ran into" the coaching staff of said champ. We talked a bit and found that we have a number of friends in common. Great dudes! Anyway, one of the double champ's coaches produced a cell phone with videos from a certain international training facility in a high altitude area in western middle America that were quite fresh. The videos showed the defending 92 kilo world champion from the United States making life very, very, very difficult for a rather accomplished 97 kilo wrestler, and 2016 Olympic champ, from the United States during multiple live goes. Needless to say, it was eye opening. Also, after I watched this video I was told that at that same workout, said UFC double champ was "having fun with" (not my words) a certain lightweight from a historic college program whose colors are orange and black, where this young man rassles for his uncle. The double champ was having so much fun that a certain assistant coach from the orange and black team (by way of the eastern seaboard), demanded that the double champ's coaches delete said evidence. It's gonna be fun!
  11. Sabanov had already secured and shelved Vito's left leg and was controlling Vito's right knee with the Russian's right hand a moment before Vito dipped his shoulder and reached through the crotch for hand control. Vito's ankles didn't close because he dipped his shoulder, the development of the lace was well under way, which is why Vito tried some poorly defined defense to defend the left hand coming across. Even without Vito dipping his shoulder, I think Sabanov comes really close to securing the lace, if he doesn't get it from there with the result that did take place.
  12. For as tough and consistent as Thomas Gilman is, is there any indication that Lee is besting him at every turn? Gilman almost seems to be the antithesis of Lee personality-wise, so that might have something to do with the disdain he receives here on the board. I do not know the answer, so maybe someone close to the Hawks might have some info. Also, what does anyone think Gilman meant when he said this last week (starting at 3:15, but specifically at 3:36)? https://youtu.be/KBZpxTd8N1A
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