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    Coach_J got a reaction from Sheerstress in Nico - sad news   
    So many athletes profess a belief in a higher power, from Snyder's Christian God to Sadulaev's Allah and everything in between.  And many are atheist or agnostic.  I have no problem with thanking a God or seeing a predicament as a challenge from God or a hint to move in a different direction in life.  It is no doubt crushing to have a dream taken or deferred; to see that as part of a God's plan is a means of coping with the disappointment and adjusting for the future and is understandable.  The world is wide.  Room enough for everyone who isn't spouting religious superiority or bigotry but just trying to navigate the struggles in life.  Hopes for a speedy recovery and productive path for the future.
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    Coach_J reacted to Ogalthorpe Haywood in Downey (Wrestling) vs Ryan (BJJ)   
    This is so stupid, I highly doubt either can be competitive in the others discipline. The Bo bjj match was a waste of time, I don’t really see this as anything else. 
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    Coach_J reacted to irani in Appeal for petition   
    The sanctions are preventing masks, what makes you so sure the sanctions will prevent the vaccine?

    I am pretty sure IRI (not my government) will allow vaccines in from Israel.

    They have made secret trades with Israel before, remember Iran Contra?


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    Coach_J got a reaction from The Genius in Appeal for petition   
    Done.
    And a virus doesn't distinguish between its victims.
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    Coach_J reacted to Lurker in Appeal for petition   
    Signed and will be sharing on my social media. Our governments may be enemies in the political arena, but anyone in the wrestling world knows the level of mutual respect. 
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    Coach_J reacted to Seena in Zelimkhan Khadjiev (France 74kg) and Khasanboy Rakhimov (Uzbekistan 125kg)   
    At 125kg, nothing to do with the Uzbek that got stripped of the Bronze as the Iranian was on the opposite side of bracket. However on the Iranians side of bracket, the Syrian that placed 5th (Making it to the Bronze Match) was DQ from his 5th place honors (assuming also doping). With him getting DQ, the Iranian moved into the top 6. Qualifying the weight class for the Olympics and gaining 3 more points for the team. As Iran had 93, USA 94. The 3 extra points got them to 96 Points and getting ahead of USA.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from Graverobber in Nico - sad news   
    I love beer and I can prove it.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from jross in Nico - sad news   
    I love beer and I can prove it.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from 2td3nf in Idea to improve the olympics format   
    When women were brought into the Olympics, wrestling was not going to be given any additional medals; as I recall, we were forced to scale back from 20 weights between FS and GR to 18, then to 18 total for MFS, GR, and WFS combined.  But feel relieved, we saved the 200 swimming events and are adding pole dancing!
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    Coach_J got a reaction from irani in Idea to improve the olympics format   
    But you damn well better keep pole dancing!
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    Coach_J reacted to irani in Idea to improve the olympics format   
    Personally, I would get rid of the following sports
    Anything with the world rhythmic in it Anything with the work Synchronized in it Any sports that involves weapons Sports that are only popular in a small % of countries (e.g, baseball) Any sport that involves animals. I would also reduce the number of swimming events, and number of Gymnastics events.   In weightlifting,you have show strength in two unrelated areas, and you only get one medal at the end of you complete both events successfully.  In gymnastics, you get one medal for each of the 4-5 areas, and then you have an overall medal
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    Coach_J got a reaction from irani in Idea to improve the olympics format   
    When women were brought into the Olympics, wrestling was not going to be given any additional medals; as I recall, we were forced to scale back from 20 weights between FS and GR to 18, then to 18 total for MFS, GR, and WFS combined.  But feel relieved, we saved the 200 swimming events and are adding pole dancing!
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    Coach_J reacted to irani in Idea to improve the olympics format   
    Fair point, as always coach J.
     
    I would say give us 10 weights, and will reduce the medal by having only one bronze.  
    I am even willing to have 10 weights, and no bronze if that helps!
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    Coach_J got a reaction from irani in Idea to improve the olympics format   
    One of the issues was reducing not only numbers but medals awarded.  With the reduction in weights, we were, though, allowed the double bronze, which a number of combat sports do.  Politics, politics, politics...
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    Coach_J got a reaction from irani in Loser of Snyder vs. Cox   
    No for so many reasons.  Timing/scheduling--won't work within the rules.  Reality--Cox is not even a big 97 and Snyder is no longer dominating 97 guys, so 125 would not work for either this cycle or perhaps ever. Hoping the better man wins at 97 and that's all.
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    Coach_J reacted to pamela in Loser of Snyder vs. Cox   
    Right, hence “more apt” and not “perfectly analogous”.
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    Coach_J reacted to Ogalthorpe Haywood in Nico - sad news   
    Plus 1 here. 
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    Coach_J got a reaction from silvermedal in American collegians at Euro's this weekend   
    Commenters are also leaving out the fact that Amine only relatively recently has been trained by Belaglazov.  His trajectory in freestyle over the past two years has been impressive.
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    Coach_J reacted to silvermedal in Nico - sad news   
    Such a fine post.  You sum up how many people feel on a tricky topic.  
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    Coach_J got a reaction from silvermedal in Nico - sad news   
    So many athletes profess a belief in a higher power, from Snyder's Christian God to Sadulaev's Allah and everything in between.  And many are atheist or agnostic.  I have no problem with thanking a God or seeing a predicament as a challenge from God or a hint to move in a different direction in life.  It is no doubt crushing to have a dream taken or deferred; to see that as part of a God's plan is a means of coping with the disappointment and adjusting for the future and is understandable.  The world is wide.  Room enough for everyone who isn't spouting religious superiority or bigotry but just trying to navigate the struggles in life.  Hopes for a speedy recovery and productive path for the future.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from silvermedal in Nico - sad news   
    Class.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from TBar1977 in Nico - sad news   
    So many athletes profess a belief in a higher power, from Snyder's Christian God to Sadulaev's Allah and everything in between.  And many are atheist or agnostic.  I have no problem with thanking a God or seeing a predicament as a challenge from God or a hint to move in a different direction in life.  It is no doubt crushing to have a dream taken or deferred; to see that as part of a God's plan is a means of coping with the disappointment and adjusting for the future and is understandable.  The world is wide.  Room enough for everyone who isn't spouting religious superiority or bigotry but just trying to navigate the struggles in life.  Hopes for a speedy recovery and productive path for the future.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from herma48852 in Nico - sad news   
    So many athletes profess a belief in a higher power, from Snyder's Christian God to Sadulaev's Allah and everything in between.  And many are atheist or agnostic.  I have no problem with thanking a God or seeing a predicament as a challenge from God or a hint to move in a different direction in life.  It is no doubt crushing to have a dream taken or deferred; to see that as part of a God's plan is a means of coping with the disappointment and adjusting for the future and is understandable.  The world is wide.  Room enough for everyone who isn't spouting religious superiority or bigotry but just trying to navigate the struggles in life.  Hopes for a speedy recovery and productive path for the future.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from JBluegill133 in Nico - sad news   
    So many athletes profess a belief in a higher power, from Snyder's Christian God to Sadulaev's Allah and everything in between.  And many are atheist or agnostic.  I have no problem with thanking a God or seeing a predicament as a challenge from God or a hint to move in a different direction in life.  It is no doubt crushing to have a dream taken or deferred; to see that as part of a God's plan is a means of coping with the disappointment and adjusting for the future and is understandable.  The world is wide.  Room enough for everyone who isn't spouting religious superiority or bigotry but just trying to navigate the struggles in life.  Hopes for a speedy recovery and productive path for the future.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from treep2000 in Nico - sad news   
    So many athletes profess a belief in a higher power, from Snyder's Christian God to Sadulaev's Allah and everything in between.  And many are atheist or agnostic.  I have no problem with thanking a God or seeing a predicament as a challenge from God or a hint to move in a different direction in life.  It is no doubt crushing to have a dream taken or deferred; to see that as part of a God's plan is a means of coping with the disappointment and adjusting for the future and is understandable.  The world is wide.  Room enough for everyone who isn't spouting religious superiority or bigotry but just trying to navigate the struggles in life.  Hopes for a speedy recovery and productive path for the future.
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