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    wrestlingshoe reacted to stp in Best wrestler to never make the Olympics?   
    Politically, no doubt about it.  
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    wrestlingshoe reacted to Frank_Rizzo in Best wrestler to never make the Olympics?   
    Jim Jordan is a bad person.  
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    wrestlingshoe got a reaction from red blades in Some Impressions From a Quick Visit To These Forums:   
    I am one of those who post infrequently, but read quite often as the negativity is not worth it to me.  I do appreciate fightingsioux's analysis. I see this forum, and many others, as the Wild Wild West, akin to something like Deadwood... few rules and not much regulation.  I do enjoy great wrestling banter and conversation, not much of this in day to day life, so I like to come here and see what I can find.  Anything we can do do build positivity around our sport is a good thing.  Good thread and a good reminder. 
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    wrestlingshoe got a reaction from jon in Some Impressions From a Quick Visit To These Forums:   
    I am one of those who post infrequently, but read quite often as the negativity is not worth it to me.  I do appreciate fightingsioux's analysis. I see this forum, and many others, as the Wild Wild West, akin to something like Deadwood... few rules and not much regulation.  I do enjoy great wrestling banter and conversation, not much of this in day to day life, so I like to come here and see what I can find.  Anything we can do do build positivity around our sport is a good thing.  Good thread and a good reminder. 
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    wrestlingshoe got a reaction from drag it in Dake officially injured, delay in Final X wrestle-off   
    The problem with our sport is that it is a small circle.  Everyone knows everyone.  There is no separation between the athletes and what is supposed to be the media.  All coverage is done by ex wrestles, non-media types, who cover the sport as a fan, not as a journalist.  It is a symptom of social media.  That is what most wrestling coverage is, not true journalism.  Even the NCAAs on ESPN is a bunch of old wrestlers stammering through conversations with other current or former wrestlers.  Compare that to the professionalism of March Madness coverage and it is night and day. And, you can't compare Dake to LeBron because they don't have a fan from the stands asking LeBron questions.   Bader may as well have been drinking beers with Dake in his living room.  I am a fan of what Flowrestilng has done for the sport and watch it all the time and will continue to do so, but high stakes journalism it is not. 
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    wrestlingshoe got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in Beat the Streets was a circus show   
    This is why Jordan is Jordan... Great Interview.
     
    https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2018/May/17/Burroughs-talks-about-big-win-over-Frank-Chamizo
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    wrestlingshoe got a reaction from gromit in Chamizo weight class   
    This is why Jordan is Jordan... Great interview, 
     
    https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2018/May/17/Burroughs-talks-about-big-win-over-Frank-Chamizo
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    wrestlingshoe got a reaction from gromit in Chamizo weight class   
    In my eyes, even before the match, the BTS match was going to (and I believe did) benefit Burroughs more.  He now has a feel for Chamizo.  That is probably more important when wrestling a guy that has such great balance and scramble ability.  You can see the amazing adjustments that Burroughs made in just a couple of minutes.  After losing the TD off his own shot in the first round, he seemed to get a better feel for Chamizo.  And while the mat conditions were obviously a factor, they both had the same conditions.  Now that Burroughs has the feel and when thy wrestle on a mat where Burroughs  can close out, drive through a shot, and not slide, he should have the upper hand.  Also, Burroughs was the one with the pressure.  Chamizo had nothing to lose.  Burroughs stayed calm and rose to the occasion. 
     
    Those of you complaining about how Burroughs acted after the match... while this may seem like a friendly event to those sitting behind a screen and you want him to quietly pat Chamizo on the back and help him off the mat at the end, we want Burroughs to care about winning the match, to feel proud, and to roar after this type of victory.  That is why he is able to accomplish what he does.  We all know this is a battle let him express himself after he has one the battle. I am not sure if  you noticed, but when the announcers were playing games on the mat prior to the final match, pretending that the night was over, they panned to Burroughs, he was focused, he looked determined.  He was not taking this match lightly. He is a class act and one of the best wrestlers the world has ever seen.  He is not doing immature skits in the end zone after a touch down.  He is not overly braggadocio and yelling at the camera after it's over.  He is a role model and the face of American wrestling.  Yes, Kyle Snyder is the man too, but, Burroughs carried our sport through a long drought  and is still going.  He deserves our our gratitude. 
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    wrestlingshoe got a reaction from de4856 in If Snyder and Burroughs win world gold this year...   
    Burroughs won a world title with screws in his ankle 4 weeks after he broke it.  He also won a world bronze after he tore up his knee in the first round (and that is the only time that Tsargush was able to beat him).  Add all his accomplishments together and, as the title of the thread says, if he wins a world title this year, he is in the argument as the best US wrestler ever.  The era of 6 weights and multiple soviets in one weight class, adds a dimension that was not there in years past.  John Smith is one of my favorite wrestlers of all time, as I grew up just a few years younger.  But, even if he could beat the top level Russian, having to wrestle multiple former Soviets in the same tourney takes a tole.  Not saying he would not still win, but it sure would make it much more difficult. 
     
    With this year's World Gold, I would put Burroughs neck and neck with Smith. 
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    wrestlingshoe got a reaction from pamela in Hands to the face   
    Quite right.  That is why I think he gets overly frustrated and whines.  I envision him saying to himself, "Don't you know who I am. Come on, I'm Kyle Dake. You know, Kid Dynamite."  He was catered to and worshiped so intently during college, it seems to have been difficult for him to overcome that. The underdog role has been a tough change for him. 
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    wrestlingshoe got a reaction from tbert in Hands to the face   
    Yes, he did, but it was not multiple times.  And, if the ref would  have said something, it would only have been an attention, not 2.  Juxtapose the Dake-Dierenger and the Dake-Burroughs match.  Dake v Dierenger: Dake had a higher pace, more attacks, more movement and did not have hand/knee on mat near as much.  What would happen if Dake wrested Burroughs the way he did Dierenger?  Maybe open himself up to Burroughs attacks and thus to Burroughs take downs.  But, it would also help him create more of his own attacks and lower the chance of being put on the clock.  And, I believe, it would inhibit the Burroughs hands in the face to some degree.  Burroughs would have to engage more proactively.  Anyway, I think Dake has a lot of control over how the next Burroughs much plays out.  He can play the chess match and hope.  Or he can pick up the pace and believe.  I also wonder what would happen if roles were reversed.  What if Burroughs took a knee and placed his hand on the mat for 90% of the match?
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    wrestlingshoe got a reaction from tbert in Hands to the face   
    Quite right.  That is why I think he gets overly frustrated and whines.  I envision him saying to himself, "Don't you know who I am. Come on, I'm Kyle Dake. You know, Kid Dynamite."  He was catered to and worshiped so intently during college, it seems to have been difficult for him to overcome that. The underdog role has been a tough change for him. 
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    wrestlingshoe got a reaction from Cletus_Tucker in World cup thread   
    I wouldn't compare DT to Metcalf.  DT moves better, is a much better technician, and makes much better in mach adjustments. 
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    wrestlingshoe got a reaction from tbert in World cup thread   
    I give full credit to DT.  He has stuck with it when many would have been done.  He could have looked at JB and Dake and said, there is no way I'm on the world team.  But he bulked up, fell a little short, and still kept going.  Now he is a World Cup Champion and beat the raining Olympic Champ in the finals, not just by Pin, but he was leading by points at the time.  He dug deep a number of times during the tourney, and he did not have an easy road.
     
    By the way, many of you are forgetting, the easiest thing (even though it is difficult) is to get to the top.  It is harder to stay there.  Yazdani will have a long road ahead of him.  That is why it has been a gift watching JB do what he has done.  Now, it is time for us to support our current 86 World Cup Champ as he continues to improve. 
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    wrestlingshoe got a reaction from TBar1977 in World cup thread   
    I wouldn't compare DT to Metcalf.  DT moves better, is a much better technician, and makes much better in mach adjustments. 
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    wrestlingshoe got a reaction from PSUMike in Finally watched FOXCATCHER   
    Remember, most movies "based" on real life events take on theatrics and interpretations while trying to fit it into a 2 hour story that will draw audiences. Time is not always accurate, yet the story is basically told. In order to fully appreciate the movie, you have to be able to separate yourself a bit from the reality of time and events. I know quite a bit of the back story and still enjoyed the movie for what it is, great performances and an ode to the wrestler I admired as a young boy.  And yes, I had a lump in my throat as the theater emptied in a somber silence. 
     
    On a side note, I remember warming up two mats away from Foxcatcher at the 1992 "John E DuPont" Nationals.  I turned to one of my teammates and said, "who is that strange guy in the blue sweat suit." I can still remember some of the big named guys on Foxcatcher who were there wrestling around and joking with him.  Even as a 21 year old, I could see from afar that he was not someone I would want to associate with. it is a shame that money is blinding. 
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    wrestlingshoe got a reaction from Coach_J in Finally watched FOXCATCHER   
    Remember, most movies "based" on real life events take on theatrics and interpretations while trying to fit it into a 2 hour story that will draw audiences. Time is not always accurate, yet the story is basically told. In order to fully appreciate the movie, you have to be able to separate yourself a bit from the reality of time and events. I know quite a bit of the back story and still enjoyed the movie for what it is, great performances and an ode to the wrestler I admired as a young boy.  And yes, I had a lump in my throat as the theater emptied in a somber silence. 
     
    On a side note, I remember warming up two mats away from Foxcatcher at the 1992 "John E DuPont" Nationals.  I turned to one of my teammates and said, "who is that strange guy in the blue sweat suit." I can still remember some of the big named guys on Foxcatcher who were there wrestling around and joking with him.  Even as a 21 year old, I could see from afar that he was not someone I would want to associate with. it is a shame that money is blinding. 
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    wrestlingshoe reacted to sgallan in US and Iran Travel Bans   
    Nice rightest list of talking points, you must watch a lot of Fox news. Now while I have no news feeds (TV, internet, print media, nothing), stuff does pass my FB  feeds often enough that I have heard much of this (I usually hide the feeds, don't comment often, but I am cursed with the teachers ability to scan stuff). I will give you the benefit of the doubt you got most of them.
     
    You seem a bit obsessed with the political game. I used to do that. I have found wrestling, hiking, weights, volunteering, recovery activities, time with the sorta GF (long story), and things like that are far more rewarding. Plus I get to needle politically obsessed, bigoted  (I like your; "I am not a bigot because you call me a bigot" - nice touch), angry, possibly racist and sexist, POW insulting, random kitty grabbing, handicapped mocking, KGB Putin loving, folks like you, without getting worked up by it. It is much more rewarding. :)
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    wrestlingshoe reacted to sgallan in US and Iran Travel Bans   
    It is one thing to be cautious but it is another thing to be terrorized and using it to justify bigotry. Lots of governments have used this sort of thing throughout history (including ours historically) to justify talking about the rights of others. To be bigots. To foment fear. And they will use government agencies, with lawyer like rationale, and emphasis on activities which justify what they are doing. You can justify anything if you make the right argument, it gets really ugly when you (attempt) to use the power of police like activities to do so. You may favor a religious war but that is hardly a value I want for this country. Ironically I am an atheist saying this. 
     
    Kudo's on your debate tactics. A good debater can justify arguments for pretty much anything. Politicians and Lawyers do it all the time.
     
    BTW, your "side" overreached and got knocked back on a lot of what it is attempting to do. Which gives the Judicial branch of the government more time remind y'all we have a document called the Constitution.  
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    wrestlingshoe reacted to irani in US and Iran Travel Bans   
    You did not mention that you were ok with handcuffing kids, or infant denials, but you implied that everything that the Trump administration is doing is OK, so I simply asked if you are OK with the above actions.
    You did not mention Fox News, but based on your comments and argument, it's a safe bet that you are a fan.
    I have absolutely no problems with nations having sovereign borders.  My objection is to denying entry to people who already have visas (visa is a legal entry to enter another country), and also to deny entry based simply on nationality instead of a more sophistical, logical and rational algorithm that identifies those who should be barred from entries.
    You also stated that this is kind of action by the POTUS is common, it is not.
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    wrestlingshoe reacted to irani in US and Iran Travel Bans   
    So allow me to ask you a few questions
     
    To clarify, we are not discussing the recent deportation of illegal immigrants, and are discussing the denied entries to people with valid visas from those 7 countries, right?
     
    Are you OK with them handcuffing a 5 year old boy for hours?
    Are you OK denying entries to infants who had visas to do heart surgery?
    Are you OK with them denying entry to scientists who had valid visas to do cancer research at Harvard?
     
    If you want to dispute the three above examples, I can post several links verifying them as fact. I might even find a link or two from your beloved Fox News.
     
    By the way, this is very uncommon for the POTUS to issue orders revoking entry for people who have green cards and other valid visas.
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    wrestlingshoe got a reaction from Voice_of_the_Quakers in Metcalf, Developmental Coach   
    I will be interested to hear what Dan Hodge has to say.  While I have always liked Metcalf and his dedication to wrestling and how he represented the United States, Dan talked about having complementary coaches at the national team level, coaches with different skill sets and styles. It seems to me that Zadic and Metcalf are basically cut from the same cloth.  
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    wrestlingshoe reacted to nom in J'Den Cox is better than Kyle Dake   
    Nerd, ease up. Your points are diminished by your vitriol.
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    wrestlingshoe got a reaction from jstock in J'Den Cox is better than Kyle Dake   
    It is always funny to read the posts of the pessimists and armchair analysts.  J'den is a great wrestler and has proved himself thus far.  The only person in his way at him being a 4 time NCAA champ won a world title after his first year of college.  I am one who just likes to hope and enjoy. What a fun event that was last night and J'den looked sharp. 
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    wrestlingshoe got a reaction from Eagle26 in I am really going to enjoy the Frank Molinaro Olympic era   
    I don't know Frank.  I am not affiliated with PSU or the NLWC.  What I do admire about his situation is, he got it done at the right time.  He won the matches when he had to.  He came back to place 3rd at the last chance qualifier when many would have folded. I like what I see and am proud to support him as our Olympic rep in Rio.   My favorite image of Frank is after the third match against Pico.  He sat calmly on his knees, smiled, shook his head, and was like, "wow".  How many of us would not like the opportunity to feel what he was feeling at that moment?  Don't blame Frank for winning the spot.  He deserves it, as he was the only one who did what needed to be done at the time it needed to be done. 
     
    Anyone know where I can get a Frank the Tank T-shirt?
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