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    Coach_J got a reaction from leshismore in USA In Trouble   
    My son is a former wrestler and current Army Airborne Ranger and veteran of Iraq.  We talk about this all the time and he's pretty clear.  He and others fight to protect rights those in other countries aren't allowed to exercise.  Does he stand during the anthem?  Yes.  Is he offended if others choose to kneel?  No.  Why?  Because that's a right Americans are privileged to enjoy.  Unlike North Korea, Iran, Belarus, and other places, citizens here don't have to stand, sit, kneel, etc., when commanded.  That's the beauty of being an American. You want to live somewhere where you're forced to stand, bow, or dance when the great leader enters--or else--plenty of places to go for that.  Thank God America is not one of those places and we should all pray it never is.
     

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    Coach_J got a reaction from Bigboi Trained in USA In Trouble   
    My son is a former wrestler and current Army Airborne Ranger and veteran of Iraq.  We talk about this all the time and he's pretty clear.  He and others fight to protect rights those in other countries aren't allowed to exercise.  Does he stand during the anthem?  Yes.  Is he offended if others choose to kneel?  No.  Why?  Because that's a right Americans are privileged to enjoy.  Unlike North Korea, Iran, Belarus, and other places, citizens here don't have to stand, sit, kneel, etc., when commanded.  That's the beauty of being an American. You want to live somewhere where you're forced to stand, bow, or dance when the great leader enters--or else--plenty of places to go for that.  Thank God America is not one of those places and we should all pray it never is.
     

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    Coach_J got a reaction from Bigboi Trained in USA In Trouble   
    Some a y'all too much...

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    Coach_J got a reaction from matts1w in USA In Trouble   
    My son is a former wrestler and current Army Airborne Ranger and veteran of Iraq.  We talk about this all the time and he's pretty clear.  He and others fight to protect rights those in other countries aren't allowed to exercise.  Does he stand during the anthem?  Yes.  Is he offended if others choose to kneel?  No.  Why?  Because that's a right Americans are privileged to enjoy.  Unlike North Korea, Iran, Belarus, and other places, citizens here don't have to stand, sit, kneel, etc., when commanded.  That's the beauty of being an American. You want to live somewhere where you're forced to stand, bow, or dance when the great leader enters--or else--plenty of places to go for that.  Thank God America is not one of those places and we should all pray it never is.
     

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    Coach_J got a reaction from cjc007 in USA In Trouble   
    My son is a former wrestler and current Army Airborne Ranger and veteran of Iraq.  We talk about this all the time and he's pretty clear.  He and others fight to protect rights those in other countries aren't allowed to exercise.  Does he stand during the anthem?  Yes.  Is he offended if others choose to kneel?  No.  Why?  Because that's a right Americans are privileged to enjoy.  Unlike North Korea, Iran, Belarus, and other places, citizens here don't have to stand, sit, kneel, etc., when commanded.  That's the beauty of being an American. You want to live somewhere where you're forced to stand, bow, or dance when the great leader enters--or else--plenty of places to go for that.  Thank God America is not one of those places and we should all pray it never is.
     

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    Coach_J got a reaction from jchapman in USA In Trouble   
    My son is a former wrestler and current Army Airborne Ranger and veteran of Iraq.  We talk about this all the time and he's pretty clear.  He and others fight to protect rights those in other countries aren't allowed to exercise.  Does he stand during the anthem?  Yes.  Is he offended if others choose to kneel?  No.  Why?  Because that's a right Americans are privileged to enjoy.  Unlike North Korea, Iran, Belarus, and other places, citizens here don't have to stand, sit, kneel, etc., when commanded.  That's the beauty of being an American. You want to live somewhere where you're forced to stand, bow, or dance when the great leader enters--or else--plenty of places to go for that.  Thank God America is not one of those places and we should all pray it never is.
     

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    Coach_J got a reaction from lurk_nowitzki in USA In Trouble   
    My son is a former wrestler and current Army Airborne Ranger and veteran of Iraq.  We talk about this all the time and he's pretty clear.  He and others fight to protect rights those in other countries aren't allowed to exercise.  Does he stand during the anthem?  Yes.  Is he offended if others choose to kneel?  No.  Why?  Because that's a right Americans are privileged to enjoy.  Unlike North Korea, Iran, Belarus, and other places, citizens here don't have to stand, sit, kneel, etc., when commanded.  That's the beauty of being an American. You want to live somewhere where you're forced to stand, bow, or dance when the great leader enters--or else--plenty of places to go for that.  Thank God America is not one of those places and we should all pray it never is.
     

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    Coach_J got a reaction from CoachWrestling in USA In Trouble   
    Some a y'all too much...

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    Coach_J reacted to lurk_nowitzki in USA In Trouble   
    Well said. If you  still stand behind Trump at this point, there is virtually nothing he can do that's going to change that.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from FriendlyCamper in USA In Trouble   
    Some a y'all too much...

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    Coach_J got a reaction from tightwaist in USA In Trouble   
    Some a y'all too much...

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    Coach_J reacted to uncle bernard in USA In Trouble   
    A lot of supposedly grown adults (or maybe just antitroll) in this thread seem to have a big problem with personal responsibility and the free market. Scrap Life is a marketing brand. That means it's essential for its athletes to feel comfortable and confident representing it. When Beshada posted his screed, he made his own bed. Good for the young men who are sacrificing money to maintain their personal values. I remember a time when we used to encourage people to have strong, consistent values. 
    I think the bigger issue at play here is that some people in this thread don't think Beshada is wrong and they see the overwhelming rejection of those beliefs and backlash as a rejection of themselves as well. Pure projection.
    Btw, if you want to complain about the looting in Manhattan, you should blame your boys in blue. They chose to ignore the looters and instead focus on attacking the organized protest that wasn't looting. They did this because a protest against police brutality is far more offensive to them than the looting of businesses. For an explicit demonstration of this attitude look no further than the shameful displays in Buffalo and Philly where a large crowd of cops waited outside the courthouses to cheer on their fellow officers who were leaving their court hearings for brutal assault on unarmed protesters. The absolute contempt for the society and law you're supposed to protect it takes to cheer an officer who brutally assaulted a 75 year old man, unprovoked, is shocking and must see for Americans who don't understand how out of control some of these PDs have grown. I come from a family with a strong law enforcement background, so it pains me to see. When somebody tells you who they are, you should believe them. American police have been telling us who they are for a while now. Time to listen.
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    Coach_J reacted to lurk_nowitzki in USA In Trouble   
    ****ing horrifying. And upon further reading, the Temple student he assaulted and seriously injured was initially charged before video emerged of the incident. 
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    Coach_J reacted to lurk_nowitzki in USA In Trouble   
    so the "mob" isn't entitled to an opinion? the "mob" you speak of is just a bunch of people who are expressing their personal opinion, kinda like Don Beshada did.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from buckeye97 in USA In Trouble   
    Some a y'all too much...

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    Coach_J reacted to leshismore in USA In Trouble   
    Judge Jean could not have said it better after 12 martinis. 
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    Coach_J reacted to jchapman in USA In Trouble   
    So for the record, one police officer that you know says it is worse than 9/11, so that is the narrative you push?  Hypocrisy?
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    Coach_J reacted to lurk_nowitzki in USA In Trouble   
    Dude, 57 cops in buffalo resigned from their positions in solidarity with 2 officers who assaulted a 75 year old man then unflinchingly walked by his body as he laid on the ground with blood pouring from his ear. There's degrees to this. Yeah, derek chauvin is a monster, and most cops aren't THAT bad in comparison. But the problem is that cops protect other cops, even the derek chauvin's of the world. The "1% bad cops" argument is bull****. Just because a cop doesn't commit an act directly, doesn't mean he's not complicit. They all have the opportunity to weed out the bad apples, and time and time again they choose to prioritize the livelihood of their "brothers in blue" over the safety of the citizens they're sworn to protect. 
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    Coach_J got a reaction from lurk_nowitzki in USA In Trouble   
    You hire someone who spreads this divisive vitriol, especially in these chaotic times, this is what can happen.  Can the company survive?  Have they earned enough trust that people are comfortable with their response?  I guess we'll see.  Lesson: be damn sure who you hire (recruit, publicly support etc.) because your choices have consequences.  That's capitalism.  That's American tradition.  Everyone move on.
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    Coach_J reacted to Katie in USA In Trouble   
    It may be useful to clear thinking and productive discussion to stick to your original thought, which is that a company’s branding should not affect whether people purchase its product. 
    This may not be the best website for the larger social and political themes.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from Katie in USA In Trouble   
    https://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Chris-Farley-Smile-to-Shock-Reaction.gif
    Jeepers, a wrestling product company shouldn't use its platform to push divisive political rhetoric during times of unrest or it might hurt their business????  CONCEPT!

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    Coach_J reacted to jchapman in USA In Trouble   
    Almost all of Manhattan is absolutely ravaged?  Worse than 9/11?  Innocent death toll must be at least 3,000 then.  I can’t believe the corrupt media has kept all this from us, and also prevented every single person in NYC from posting about it on social media.
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    Coach_J reacted to LJB in USA In Trouble   
    ssshhhhhhhhhh...
    that sort of stuff doesn't happen...
    go watch your favorite "news" channel and forget that thread that never existed..
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    Coach_J reacted to UsedToBe103 in Moving up a weight class or two   
    Wow, I didn't know Rowlands started that light.  It's been years since I read Kurt Angle's autobiography, but I think he followed a similar weight trajectory in high school.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from irani in Moving up a weight class or two   
    Tommy Rowlands was a 125 pounder as a high school freshman and developed into a pretty decent heavyweight, placing 5th in the world at 120 k.  Young man I coached won his first high school state title at 103 as a freshman and ended up a college 197 pounder, placing 3rd and 5th in the Big Ten.  On a personal note, I myself was a terrible wrestler but I wrestled by last high school bout at 112 and my first college bout at 142 (cutting about 8 pounds).  Also, in one year overseas I competed from 57 kilos (125.5) to 74 kilos (163)--I was unafraid to lose at any weight!
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