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Everything posted by Dan_Burkholder

  1. Yeah, great service, including the ranking, but the P4P always confuses me. Seems like it would be better named "Historically Dominant Wrestlers" Ranking or something of the like. Just one man's opinion, but I think the current P4P rankings should be structured more like fantasy football. For example, Peyton is a GOAT, but he wasn't worth much in Fantasy this year. Essentially, if you had to lay some money down on who is going to get you the most team points and/or wins (I know this can be a tricky situation; see Taylor / Dake), who would you pick?
  2. How are you watching the B1G tournament? I can't find it on BTN2Go. Where should I be looking?
  3. This is why we need a "LIKE" function. Thanks for sharing!
  4. Sorry for rehashing the Escape, but could you potentially (and I can't even believe I'm going to say this) INCREASE the points for an Escape to produce more mat wrestling action? What I am getting at is this - if an escape is worth 2 points, then as the person on bottom, I'm working like crazy to get out of there. On top, I have to make a serious judgment as to whether I should ride for a turn or let you up because there would then be no takedown / let up game being played. Likewise, to then encourage more action from neutral, you could say all throws are worth 3 points, whereas regular takedowns will only be worth 2 points. Just some thoughts. Great concept and thanks for being so transparent and inclusive in rule creation!
  5. We are not alone nor forgotten. “The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.” — Marcus Aurelius Antoninus http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml
  6. We are not alone nor forgotten. “The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.” — Marcus Aurelius Antoninus http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml
  7. Actually, The Olympic Training Center, Regional Training Sites, and USAW itself receive no federal money. Unlike most countries worldwide, in our great country the Olympic Movement (National Governing Bodies along with the USOC itself) receives no money from Uncle Sam. There used to be a federal scholarship (Stupak) that was given to athletes training at one of the Olympic Training Centers, but that was cut by the Obama administration. This money was vital to the USOEC and OTC in that it supported athletes continuing their education while training/competing. This lack of government funding is why it makes it so difficult for our country to have the necessary amount of wrestlers training/competing at the senior level. Club funding, small stipends and small bonus $ from USAW are the only funding that is available. In strong wrestling countries such as RUS, AZE, and European countries, the national teams and training centers are supported partially or fully by their governments. Our government is far too dysfunctional and corrupt to consider funding sports programs. American college programs should provide us with plenty of top notch wrestlers/asst. coaches that are ready to compete at the world level, however those wrestlers are spending the majority of their time training in folkstyle and not FS/GR I don't respond to much, but this is arguably the best username on the forum. See - wrestlers can be pretty nerdy. :D
  8. The purpose of Christianity, as stated in my previous post, is to love my God with all my heart, soul, and mind and to love my neighbor as myself. In doing that, I am proselytizing. The wrestlers I named and guys like Tebow don't proclaim the Gospel in public because they want limelight. The firmly believe that the Bible is true, take quite literally what Jesus said, and love people so much, they risk ridicule and mockery to say what they say. Since the aforementioned is what Christianity was, is, and always will be (and that has not changed), I suppose I will err on the side of "indoctrination" and continue to try love the way Christ did. As an aside, proselytization is not limited to religion. The definition is to convert or attempt to convert someone from one religion, belief, or opinion to another. Your example of the Islamic chaplain happens every day...just not solely by religious folk. It happened all day here where humanists mocked Christians on this site and proclaimed their beliefs while decrying the inanity of Christians. You don't think they all hope Christians will either A. be quiet and/or go away or B. finally see the scientific / humanist light?
  9. This link is about proselytizing faith, that is, trying to convert other soldiers. This is not about defending a lifestyle, unless that lifestyle demands conversion of others. In a civil societies with many different religions like ours, we defend people's religious (or nonreligious) choices. Besides, the best way to convert someone else is by example, not by salesmanship. To bring this back to wrestling, we have a number of excellent Christian coaches and wrestlers out there who live the life every day. Grapplefan - You are absolutely right. We have many folks in wrestling who are shining examples of Christianity. Thank the Lord that they share it in interviews. Otherwise, many of us would not know that was the case. Now, regarding the article, I'll set aside for a moment the fact that they want to prohibit chaplains from sharing their faith (as that is the preliminary purpose of the chaplain - encouraging fellow believers and those with any questions about their faith), and let you know that sharing the Gospel is part of the lifestyle of Christianity, both in word and deed, provided the Christian takes seriously what Jesus said in Matthew 28 (aka the Great Commission). Just so nothing is hidden from anyone else, Matthew 28:18-20 - 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” He said and did some other cool stuff, too. Like Matthew 22:37-40, where he sums up Christianity - 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” This is Christianity, and I celebrate and am proud of guys like Quentin Wright, J.D. Bergman, Steve Fittery, and many others who boldly proclaim the true Gospel seemingly every chance they get. This day in age, that is truly courageous.
  10. So, now that the tide has turned, can we be considered courageous if we stand up for and defend a Christian's lifestyle in living out their religion (which some here have purported to not be a choice)? See real-time, governmental tide turning here - http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013 ... tian-Faith
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