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Coach_J

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    Coach_J got a reaction from 2td3nf in Greatest Wrestling Testimony Ever   
    Don't think he'd take you up on that--one ass whupping is enough!
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    Coach_J got a reaction from pamela in Anthony Echemendia   
    "I never said he was ineligible, I just repeated that a lot of coaches were saying that without verifying whether or not there was any basis for such a claim."
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    Coach_J reacted to 2td3nf in Greatest Wrestling Testimony Ever   
    Hey Coach, I might be giving up 40 or 50 lbs to this guy but now I want a shot to beat him in a wrestling match. He can pick the style.  :D
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    Coach_J got a reaction from 2td3nf in Greatest Wrestling Testimony Ever   
    Try this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqB3jVybc9s
    Dude describes trying to wrestle a "real wrestler" who is quite a bit smaller and younger than he is.  He learns a lesson.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from denger in Olympic Bronze For Tervel   
    Glad to see justice finally catching up.  Never to late to make things right.  Glad for Tervel, one of the genuinely good guys in the game.
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    Coach_J reacted to pamela in Greatest Wrestling Testimony Ever   
    Haha, that guy is hilarious! It sounds like he really did wrestle a folkstyle match. The part when he's on bottom and learns what a crossface is - omg. :DDD
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    Coach_J got a reaction from IfYouAin'tFirstYou'reLast in Greatest Wrestling Testimony Ever   
    Try this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqB3jVybc9s
    Dude describes trying to wrestle a "real wrestler" who is quite a bit smaller and younger than he is.  He learns a lesson.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from Eagle26 in Greatest Wrestling Testimony Ever   
    Try this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqB3jVybc9s
    Dude describes trying to wrestle a "real wrestler" who is quite a bit smaller and younger than he is.  He learns a lesson.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from tbert in Greatest Wrestling Testimony Ever   
    I'm sure some of you have seen this and apologies if someone has posted before, but worth a look to lighten things up around here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=947004722169195
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    Coach_J got a reaction from CoachWrestling in Anthony Echemendia   
    If you repeat a rumor or innuendo without verifying its accuracy, just man up and say, "Yeah, I shouldn't have done that, wasn't fair to the kid to repeat that without looking into it."  Done.  Finished.  All forgiven and we move on.  To dig in, though, just not cool.  And the kid's performance grew his fanbase, not a baseless (as of now) accusation that calls into question his ethics and integrity.
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    Coach_J reacted to whaletail in Anthony Echemendia   
    That's pretty much what I took from Willie's apology, which was delivered directly to Echemendia and his coach.
    He probably shouldn't have brought it up initially, but we all make mistakes, and he seems to have done his best to fix his.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from simple in Anthony Echemendia   
    Toadies and cleaners and sweepers out in full force.  Responsible comment:  "The kid looks like he could be competing on the senior level, a real beast.  Some coaches are even mumbling about Anthony's age, but no one's provided any facts to back up the grumbling.  Kind of a shame, but the cracks at his integrity can't overshadow what an incredible performance he's given."  Irresponsible:  repeating grandstand rumors and locker room innuendos that arouse suspicion without a gram of evidence to support them or making a professional attempt to verify their credibility.  You know, we may find out the kid is 35, but get the damn facts and verify them before you smear someone's name and freaking apologize when you do.
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    Coach_J reacted to Katie in Anthony Echemendia   
    EDIT: Removed to focus on other things.
     
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    Coach_J reacted to spladle08 in Anthony Echemendia   
    Not sure what all moisturizes, toners, anti aging creams, etc... you use. But the upkeep on that thin-skin must be quite the undertaking.  
    How hard is it to vaguely apology and appease the masses? Could gain some fans/respect
     
    "I apologize if it came across as insensitive and speculative on my behalf, that wasn't my intention. I always try hard to bring my best to the table, for the sport that has given me so much and I'll continue to work to be better. Thank you for the feedback everyone. "
     
     
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    Coach_J got a reaction from pawrestler in Anthony Echemendia   
    Toadies and cleaners and sweepers out in full force.  Responsible comment:  "The kid looks like he could be competing on the senior level, a real beast.  Some coaches are even mumbling about Anthony's age, but no one's provided any facts to back up the grumbling.  Kind of a shame, but the cracks at his integrity can't overshadow what an incredible performance he's given."  Irresponsible:  repeating grandstand rumors and locker room innuendos that arouse suspicion without a gram of evidence to support them or making a professional attempt to verify their credibility.  You know, we may find out the kid is 35, but get the damn facts and verify them before you smear someone's name and freaking apologize when you do.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from bnwtwg in Anthony Echemendia   
    If you repeat a rumor or innuendo without verifying its accuracy, just man up and say, "Yeah, I shouldn't have done that, wasn't fair to the kid to repeat that without looking into it."  Done.  Finished.  All forgiven and we move on.  To dig in, though, just not cool.  And the kid's performance grew his fanbase, not a baseless (as of now) accusation that calls into question his ethics and integrity.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from BallandChain in Anthony Echemendia   
    Toadies and cleaners and sweepers out in full force.  Responsible comment:  "The kid looks like he could be competing on the senior level, a real beast.  Some coaches are even mumbling about Anthony's age, but no one's provided any facts to back up the grumbling.  Kind of a shame, but the cracks at his integrity can't overshadow what an incredible performance he's given."  Irresponsible:  repeating grandstand rumors and locker room innuendos that arouse suspicion without a gram of evidence to support them or making a professional attempt to verify their credibility.  You know, we may find out the kid is 35, but get the damn facts and verify them before you smear someone's name and freaking apologize when you do.
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    Coach_J reacted to MDogg in Anthony Echemendia   
    For those interested in his actual story, check out this Twitter thread he posted yesterday explaining how he made his way from Guatemala to El Paso. Really incredible story considering this all happened in the past year. Super impressive young man. 
    The link might take you to the bottom of the thread, in which case just scroll up:
    https://mobile.twitter.com/AnthonyEchemen1/status/1152994735092453376
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    Coach_J got a reaction from bnwtwg in Anthony Echemendia   
    Toadies and cleaners and sweepers out in full force.  Responsible comment:  "The kid looks like he could be competing on the senior level, a real beast.  Some coaches are even mumbling about Anthony's age, but no one's provided any facts to back up the grumbling.  Kind of a shame, but the cracks at his integrity can't overshadow what an incredible performance he's given."  Irresponsible:  repeating grandstand rumors and locker room innuendos that arouse suspicion without a gram of evidence to support them or making a professional attempt to verify their credibility.  You know, we may find out the kid is 35, but get the damn facts and verify them before you smear someone's name and freaking apologize when you do.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from denger in Anthony Echemendia   
    Toadies and cleaners and sweepers out in full force.  Responsible comment:  "The kid looks like he could be competing on the senior level, a real beast.  Some coaches are even mumbling about Anthony's age, but no one's provided any facts to back up the grumbling.  Kind of a shame, but the cracks at his integrity can't overshadow what an incredible performance he's given."  Irresponsible:  repeating grandstand rumors and locker room innuendos that arouse suspicion without a gram of evidence to support them or making a professional attempt to verify their credibility.  You know, we may find out the kid is 35, but get the damn facts and verify them before you smear someone's name and freaking apologize when you do.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from cjc007 in Anthony Echemendia   
    "I never said he was ineligible, I just repeated that a lot of coaches were saying that without verifying whether or not there was any basis for such a claim."
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    Coach_J reacted to qc8223 in Anthony Echemendia   
    "I've taken some criticism for my handling of this situation on air and I shouldn't have done what I did, but I also did nothing wrong because I didn't do what people are accusing me of doing and what I've just said I shouldn't have done. See, it's simple. I didn't imply that he was ineligible. I merely spent the entirety of his finals match speculating on whether he had the proper documentation, whether Cuba even has birth certificates, and so on. I don't know how anybody can listen to me say 'Now, I'm not trying to throw shade or take away from anybody's accomplishments, BUT, because I was told he's 19, it's fine, he's of age, buuut they don't keep good records in Cuba' and POSSIBLY come away with the impression that I was implying he was too old. PLUS, I immediately clarified after my broadcasting partner quickly tried to back down from my comments by saying 'Well, you can't say that if Voinovich has to say: 'Well, I almost won fargo, but I got beat by a 23 year old Cuban.' I mean, where are you guys getting this whole thing about me implying Echemendia is too old?"
    You could have just apologized and nobody would have given this whole thing much thought. We all make mistakes. How we respond to them is what really counts, and you're failing that test.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from qc8223 in Anthony Echemendia   
    If you repeat a rumor or innuendo without verifying its accuracy, just man up and say, "Yeah, I shouldn't have done that, wasn't fair to the kid to repeat that without looking into it."  Done.  Finished.  All forgiven and we move on.  To dig in, though, just not cool.  And the kid's performance grew his fanbase, not a baseless (as of now) accusation that calls into question his ethics and integrity.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from matts1w in Anthony Echemendia   
    If you repeat a rumor or innuendo without verifying its accuracy, just man up and say, "Yeah, I shouldn't have done that, wasn't fair to the kid to repeat that without looking into it."  Done.  Finished.  All forgiven and we move on.  To dig in, though, just not cool.  And the kid's performance grew his fanbase, not a baseless (as of now) accusation that calls into question his ethics and integrity.
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    Coach_J reacted to Katie in Anthony Echemendia   
    EDIT: Removed to focus on other things.
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