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  1. Billyhoyle

    Anthony Echemendia

    Which Cuban wrestlers have done this before?
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    Anthony Echemendia

    You called his eligibility into question on the official broadcast for the event. Us, the people who subscribe to flo and pay $$$, are saying we expect some type of accuracy and professionalism from the people broadcasting the events. What is so difficult to understand about that? Only bring up accusations against athletes if there is some evidence for that accusation, especially when those accusations are based on xenophobia ("do Cubans have birth certificates?"). I believe you are smart enough to understand the difference between accusations that are backed by evidence and those that are just based on rumors. If in fact you are not, then I recommend that broadcasts only utilize those at flo who are able to make such a distinction or hire those from outside the company who can. You really have demonstrated a great ignorance on this topic. Yes, baseball players from Cuba have forged documents to appear younger, but that is because there are millions of dollars in terms of signing bonuses on the line in these cases. It's a completely different situation than somebody defecting in a nonrevenue sport who plans to join the army. And now, after the fact, you still can't just admit that you shouldn't have brought it up at all.
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    Anthony Echemendia

    You work for a media company. You should hold yourself to a standard where you require at least some circumstantial evidence to bring up these types of rumors on air. The level of ignorance you displayed in your commentary was to be frank, disgraceful, for what fans expect from somebody who has been covering the sport as long as you have ("do cubans have birth certificates?"). And now your backtrack is just that you, "probably shouldn't have spoken on it as long as you did." You shouldn't have brought it up at all unless you had evidence. You work for a news company-if you are so curious about his age, you have the resources to investigate and provide factual reporting. You aren't a "themat" or twitter troll-there is a level of accuracy that we, the people paying yearly fees for flo, expect from you during broadcasts.
  4. Billyhoyle

    2020 Dark-Horse?

    Pablo Sanchez, 57 Kg. Kid has got exceptional power and speed.
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    Wrestling and IQ

    I wish you luck in your quest to infiltrate area 51.
  6. Snyder is 23 and has 2 world titles, an olympic title, and a world silver. His only loss at a world championship event is to Sadulaev. David Taylor is 28 and has 1 world tittle. My bet is that Snyder is still improving, while we are all hoping Taylor will be able to come back from injury and regain his form from 2018. The only reason Snyder's improvement is not visible is scouting from the rest of the world can help keep his matches close, and of course Sadulaev was able to put on weight and win the remeatch. It is very clear me that Snyder is the tougher road to making the team, and going through Sadulaev makes 97 kg the much tougher path to an olympic title. If Cox can make 86, there is no doubt that is where he should go.
  7. It makes more sense for him to go 86. Not only is it an easier path to make the team, but there is no Sadulaev at the weight.
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    What we learned at Dogu

    Didn’t we learn this two years ago when they beat Russia?
  9. Maybe he’s talking about the Cuban at his weight?
  10. Billyhoyle

    Zain's left knee?

    Who decides whether he is healthy enough to compete at worlds or if the alternate goes-Is it just a decision made by him and the PSU medical staff? Do they have the option to do a Nick Suriano type situation of getting him ready to compete and then pulling him out at the last second, thereby preventing the alternate from getting into the bracket? Do doctors at USAW make their own assessment?
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    Askren.......OUCH!

    For most fighters in the UFC, yes, but with the amount of $$$ Askren gets paid he is going to only get high ranking fights. If he wins 2 fights in a row he will probably get a title shot....If he loses another fight or two, he will probably get cut from the UFC.
  12. This should be SOP. In fact, it would be really cool if there were a spoiler free section of flo just for this (and even events like the US Open/WTT for those of us who may be in different timezones).
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    Askren.......OUCH!

    The problem is that he got knocked out in 3 seconds, so I can see his point. Nobody who has ever been knocked out as fast as he was ended up with a winning record in the UFC.
  14. Yianni is the evolution of American freestyle wrestling. A technical wizard with great instincts-truly amazing to watch.
  15. Zain's folkstyle top game is not quite as effective in freestyle. https://twitter.com/FloWrestling/status/1149603452495941632
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