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Everything posted by steen-hooph

  1. Wasn't "Cooler" Patrick Swayze's job title in Roadhouse? I don't think they called him a bouncer. It was beneath him.
  2. Maybe, maybe not. Recently it's not been unusual for devout Christians to go to State College. They seem to be really good at wrestling also.
  3. This is my opinion, but I believe Gilman isn't being philosophical, trying to show you how smart he is, or trying to win you over to him. He is witnessing. To me it looks like he is using his own experience to try to win people to Christ, not to Thomas Gilman. If someone saw another motive, I believe they missed the point of the blog post. Most of the writing in the blog is based in scriptural example. He is telling us to listen for God, because He doesn't always work in obvious ways. There are numerous stories in the Bible of people straying from God and returning after hardship. I thought his comment about the foot merely being a symptom of his bigger problem made it pretty clear. The being silent/meditating and listening for the word of God is common advice given by pastors. I don't know Thomas Gilman, and I don't know how smart he is or if I would like him if I met him. The blog post is about him, but clearly only as a device to allow the reader to see the bigger message. My $.02.
  4. I hadn't heard the interview, but reading that transcript, he sounds like a guy that believes the relationships that once existed between him and USAW aren't going to be mended any time soon. Is he mad enough to seek dual citizenship somewhere and try to "make them pay" going that route? **Disclaimer...I have no evidence this has even entered his mind. He just seems pretty pissed at people within the organization. Just wondering how pissed.
  5. Thanks, I'll check it out. Maybe you should send me a link. I may not be able to find it on my own. Thanks in advance.
  6. ...and yet you decided to revive it yesterday.
  7. I am from Missouri, and have loved watching J'den since he was in high school, but this whole thing since the Olympic Trials has seemed very bizarre. I mean...doesn't make weight, then does make weight, only too late, coach takes the blame, files suit, drops suit and now is going back down 5 kg below where he missed weight when he has a chance to see the top guys in the weight he wanted to qualify for in the first place. And of course all of this was going down as the rumors flew on social media. Sheesh, I can't keep up. On a more serious note, I do have to think that USA Wrestling wouldn't exactly want him at 97 kg in Poland so close to the Olympics, and may be able to prevent it. I wouldn't know because I'm not in the know. If he wins or even beats Snyder, it looks bad on them, even though it shouldn't.
  8. Pretty sure there are 6 weights. Unfortunately, the US will only be repping 5.
  9. Yep. Being down 1-0 or 2-0 to Gadz would have been way different than the 3-0 hole he found himself in. The hard hand fight needed not to give up the step outs might have drained the tank too low. One of the reasons I was pulling for Yianni at the trials is that he doesn't have the giant weight pull Oliver has and doesn't have to wrestle to conserve energy. I thought he was our best bet, but then he lost in the 3rd place match, so what do I know? Oliver fairly won the spot and showed he was capable of getting it done. Really just had 3 bad minutes.
  10. Watching the match yesterday it occurred to me that I was watching a guy with flashes of brilliance vs. a guy that just knows how to win. I would rather watch the flashes of brilliance guy wrestle 10 out of 10 times, but if I had to put down money, I know which way I'm going. I feel bad for Oliver. To be so close to a life-long dream must be gut wrenching. I'm sure he's beating himself up way worse than a bunch of keyboard warriors ever could.
  11. I'm assuming the MAC will lose qualifiers because of this. Am I wrong on this? Not sure what the procedures are anymore.
  12. Seems like training has come a long way. Most athletes/programs have really figured out periodization in their training. Unfortunately that usually means less competing, but they always look fresh and in shape when they do compete. Clean livin' goes a long way too. Some guys are just tank freaks too! LOL.
  13. Yes, the point is definitely lost on me. I'm bored now. Thanks for being Pavlov's dog for a little while. **waves and smiles**
  14. You answer me every time I quote you, so I must not be too bad. **raises an eyebrow**
  15. You most likely have the most posts in this thread..."Hi kettle, I'm pot. Nice to meet you. By the way, I admire your stamina."
  16. Says the guy who has 4500 more posts than jross. LOL.
  17. The Olympic 97 weight would be awesome though. J'Den is an excellent vocalist.
  18. 14 pages and their are probably a dozen people who actually know what happened and none are on this forum. I am personally mad because we all waited so long to see Cox and Snyder go at it and now that is not happening. If the Twitter guy is right. 10-15 minutes late is going to be a tough argument. It's not like you can say the weigh in officials watch was fast.
  19. I have to go with Gable, if for no other reason, because Paris knew he was coming and trying to get the major and still couldn't stop it. Gable was basically saying here I come, good luck. A man that size shouldn't be able to wrestle like that. He looks like a lightweight.
  20. I not only grew up...then I got old...that really sucks.
  21. He probably is. He is just down a weight so he can't be a returning champion at his weight.
  22. Mizzou has gone with the less is more philosophy recently. Only backups and redshirts typically compete in opens and they no longer go to a big midseason tourney (Scuffle, Midlands). They do go to the dual event in Florida, but even this event is in keeping with their strategy. They can use backups when needed and the 6 or 7 match wrestleback grinder isn't in play. Overall, they wrestle mostly a dual schedule within the MAC with some tough out of conference opponents mixed in. Is it working? Hard to say. They have been successful for a pretty long time now, so results are up to interpretation. As a fan, I loved seeing how they matched up in the big midseason events, but it's hard to question Brian Smith's judgment at this point. Dude has proven he might have a clue.
  23. I was thinking "Sidewalk Slam", but yes the "Rock Bottom" is more appropriate.
  24. My Cox point is probably not a great one. Smith has known him for so long it's hard to imagine J'den not wanting them to use it. I guess a better way to say it is I would have a hard time seeing most of our top flight guys who are now at different RTC"s (Cox, Snyder, JO) getting bent because their college used some old footage of them to tell the story of a dual that happened while they were there. Just Gilman. But as I said in my post, I think it's by design. He seems to thrive on the controversy.
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