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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 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 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 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 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 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 reacted to Katie in Anthony Echemendia   
    EDIT: Removed to focus on other things.
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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 qc8223 in Anthony Echemendia   
    The only way you don't know if Obama's birth certificate is real is if you're A) racist, B) a moron, or most likely C) a racist moron. Come on now, man. Just told on yourself big time.
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    Coach_J reacted to Sstern in Anthony Echemendia   
    The days of a true apology are gone.  When you have to explain what you said you know you did it wrong.
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    Coach_J reacted to spladle08 in Anthony Echemendia   
    Announcer: "Up next to the plate is Mike Trout, who could be retiring soon after having tested postive for steroids"

    (Internet gets confused)

    Announcer: "well i actually overheard some guys at the urinal talking about it and if i didnt bring up itd just be disingenuous. I didnt say he was retiring, i said he could be, because that was the buzzzz i heard earlier"








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    Coach_J reacted to qc8223 in Anthony Echemendia   
    I've really begun to sour on the flo guys the last several months. Overall, Flo is great for wrestling due to the coverage it provides, but some of the personalities are wearing very thin. Nomad is unbearably arrogant at this point. Pyles has begun to approach that point as well. Willie was always there, but now has added overall incoherence to it as his brain appears to be turning to mush. To make it worse, they have incredibly thin skin too.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from silvermedal in Braxton Amos   
    Just talked with him--plan at this point is 197.  Not going to get into his college choices--his personal business.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from treep2000 in Braxton Amos   
    Just talked with him--plan at this point is 197.  Not going to get into his college choices--his personal business.
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    Coach_J reacted to steamboat_charlie v2 in Braxton Amos   
    That goes both ways though.  Plenty of blue chip recruits that were tweeners have struggled putting on the weight and moving up as well.  
    I will say though, the heavyweight class as a whole seems to be moving in the direction of slightly smaller, more mobile guys, so perhaps he'd fit right in.  
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    Coach_J got a reaction from Housebuye in Braxton Amos   
    Just talked with him--plan at this point is 197.  Not going to get into his college choices--his personal business.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from steamboat_charlie v2 in Braxton Amos   
    Just talked with him--plan at this point is 197.  Not going to get into his college choices--his personal business.
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    Coach_J reacted to wrestfan in Iran Wrestling News   
    Alireza Dabir became the new president of Iran Wrestling Federation. he won the election today in the 2nd round. Khadem's vice president "Hamid Banitamim" who was supposed to be the main candidate was third in the first round. Dabir won the 2nd round 31 votes to 12 against a guy named Nassirzadeh (who was apparently a wrestler before but it looks like he was just a guy with connections, sounds like a dirty guy to me, glad he didn't win)
    I wonder if Dabir is going to change anything, I know he has good relationship with Banna (doesn't necessarily mean he is OK with Bana's style) . no idea what he thinks about the freestyle team.
    for some reasons nobody knows, other big names (Amir Reza Khadem and Abbas Jadidi) weren't allowed to be in the election, Dabir himself rejected in first place but they let him participate only in last 2-3 days. Alireza Heidari withdrew himself. usually only people with criminal background are rejected in such elections, which is weird because Amir Khadem was chancellor to sport minister only few months ago !!
    Dabir was smart as a wrestler, let's see if he is smart here too or not, he lost his popularity when he entered into the politics, he was in bed with some bad people (by bad I mean so called hardliners in Iran) and the last time he entered into the election (for Tehran city council where reformists won every seat, 100%) he and his friends lost it badly. he lost his place in politics, so he came back to wrestling where he still has credibility.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from GockeS in Final Forfeits   
    "So exactly how long have you been a cat molester?..."
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    Coach_J reacted to BobDole in Braxton Amos   
    From what the former presidential candidate has gathered through my intelligence sources, Cael isn't looking for a new Ferrari any more. 
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    Coach_J reacted to Zebra in Official Striking Wrestler at Fargo   
    Never, but sometimes you have to point out that internet posters are idiotic jack asses. 
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    Coach_J reacted to Lurker in Final Forfeits   
    Okay so I watched the podcast, and your are COMPLETELY misrepresenting the situation, in particular what Koll said and eluded to in that interview in regards to "lawyering up".  In fact I don't believe he used the word "lawyer" one time (he may have but I don't recall hearing it) but you are right, he was very specific on his feelings should this become a legal situation.  A couple points from when they discussed anything regarding "legal":  First is when Koll shows the document on his computer that HE is writing, which he states will be four pages (when did it grow to 18 pages?), and would be submitted that day.  He discusses getting some assistance from his associates (didn't say anything about lawyers but I am assuming those who he reached out to are in the profession) at Cornell in drafting the letter for the sake of correct terminology, etc etc. (How stupid of him).  Here are some quotes regarding anything "legal" throughout the interview....  "I'm not a fan of the profession I don't want to have to go there, but I have to fight for my athlete." (Doing everything one can to fight for their athlete, major character flaw)  When talking about the process ahead "so much legal crap that we don't even want to get into"    When asked another where Dernlan brought anytiime someone enters a legal process (in regard to timeframe)  "I don't want to go there but if it comes to that and I don't, then I'm not doing everything I can for my athlete.  (Again, huge character flaw for a coach).  And finally later, "We are not in a mindset to file an injunction or taking it to that level.  We got assistance in drafting the document to make sure for terminology, our argument was covered correctly, those things" (Again, how stupid of them)
    So he did talk about the legal side of it somewhat specifically, and everything in there was that they have no desire to "lawyer up" and the document was four pages, not 18 (unless it grew to 18 pages by the time they submitted it I don't know), that they got assistance with before submitting.  That's what you are basing your extremely strong felt "lawyering up" campaign on?  Before hitting submit on this post I searched the Yianni situation and the Dake situation looking for any evidence that they have lawyers on the hire in these situations.  Not one single shred, not one.  What there is when you google the key terms, is a whole of Tbar on this forumn referencing something to the tune of "lawyering up".  A whole lot of it.  On multiple threads, in discussions completely off topic as well.
    So once again, your uncontrollable inability to see things another way than your opinion/bias has you totally misrepresenting yet another situation.  
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    Coach_J reacted to Housebuye in What we learned at Dogu   
    65 KG - Yianni, if he is the world team member (could be with either the appeal or Zain injury) has an outside shot at gold. His craziness works against world medalist threats. We didn’t learn anything about Zain unfortunately. Hope he is alright. 
    70 KG - Green is pretty unlikely to medal it seems. He has taken losses to guys he shouldn’t. Hoping he turns it around, but I went from pencilling him in for 5th or 3rd place points to DNP. We need him to score some points to win worlds. The good news is the weight is a bit weaker than expected. 
    74 KG - JB looked like he has for a couple years. He doesn’t have the same pop but he keeps improving. He will be on the same side as Sidakov. If he wins that, he wins worlds I think. I think he wins a bronze at worst. 
    79 KG - Ringer looked excellent. Whoever our world team rep is has a good shot at gold, especially with Russia falling apart here and it being a non Olympic weight. It would be crazy for Ringer to win gold...we would then have another world gold trying to win the 86 kg spot in 2020  
     86 KG - I thinking downey has improved. He has two tough matches against guys he could see at worlds. While neither is likely to medal, I wouldn’t be shocked if either of those matches were a bronze match if he gets the right draw. It is still very unlikely for Downey to medal, and he is probably out 4th or 5th best guy at 86, but a lot can happen for a talented athlete like Downey being focused for the first time in his career. We need at least 1 win from him to stay in title contention. Going 0-1 isn’t an option  
    92 KG - wow. Killed everyone and didn’t give up a point. This weight is also not great this year. Jden I expect will win gold, which would be incredibly impressive, putting him at 4 medals in a row. There is a fairly large drop off from 3 to 4 medals and from 1 to 2 gold. 
    97 KG - Snyder always gets challenged at these tournaments. His weight was fairly good and he wasn’t at much risk of losing, although he was challenged. I’m skeptical anyone can beat Sadulaev if Sadulaev is at his best, but if he is not Snyder is the guy to beat him (cardio for days, big strength advantage, quick finishes...if he can tire Sadulaev he can win)
    125 KG - Gwiz was outclassed but he performed way better than the last time he wrestled Aghul. Taha is absolutely amazing. His reattacks for a guy his size are mind blowing. I think Gwiz has dramatically improved his late match tactics and is all but a lock for world bronze unless he gets a terrible draw. I think there are only 2 guys who beat him most of the time.
     
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    Coach_J got a reaction from leshismore in Can you blame people for having a hard time supporting this guy?   
    While the overhyped manbun keeps drawing attention to himself Cox actually wins and is a class act.  Now, back to the bun...
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    Coach_J reacted to russelscout in Can you blame people for having a hard time supporting this guy?   
    Did you read the other posts in this thread or did you see the 2nd post and saw an opportunity? 
    FYI this is from Instagram not twitter(I dont have twitter) so I dont really see the ones that are waaaaay worse.
    My problem with PD3 is that he was gifted this spot, and he is arrogant. He calls out haters, but he is divisive. This dude talks about bouncing back after all his problems have been self imposed. Like I said in another post, he abused the English language in this post, and really comes across as an idiot. I cant support someone like that. Frankly, if my kid looked up to PD3 I would not encourage it. I have a very hard time with the idea that someone walks like an uneducated punk and talks like an uneducated punk, but nah, he is just branding. Maybe that is something I need to work on.
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