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Coach_J

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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