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  1. Maybe a lot of the right wing wrestling community (and it is absolutely huge as anyone who has honestly followed the sport closely knows) should confront their ignorance and lack of education and bigotry. Borroughs (and others in the past) have made very uncontroversial remarks through the years, but the rednecks and conspiracy theorists and reactionaries come out of the closet and woodwork now under Trump and rush to defend or advance their ignorance. This includes a ton of people, including even those like Askren who pretend to be sensible but are not. In fact, they don't even know how deeply biased they are. Anytime race (or related issues) comes to the fore, the right wing rural wrestling community retreats to its defenses and denials. It pretends to be objective. Why does no none (including FLO) talk about this? Because it is an elephant in the room. I bet you would find an interesting dialogue emerge if the voices of JB, James Green, Kyven Gadson, Mark Hall, and many, many others were given a platform. Go ahead: give it a try. Invite them to the table. We all might learn something. What is everyone so afraid of?
  2. You shut up you POS. I've seen your posts for a long time, and you are coward and liar. You are also a right wing idiot. And you are clearly uneducated in any meaningful way. If a coach or wrester constantly lied, whined, complained, made up things, and always and ever made it about themselves, every honorable and sane person would call them out and see them as a pathology, but you on the other hand would vote for them and support them and apologize for them. You are a pathetic little old man.
  3. With the demise of PD III, toxic masculinity and toxic stupidity has a new "hero": A. J. Ferrari. Just scroll through this guy's Twit (yes, Twit) feed: he looks dumb; he acts dumb; he is dumb. He is one of the reasons wrestling is often ridiculed in high school and beyond as the dumb jock and Neanderthal sport. John Smith should break this guy's phone or fingers. Or, better yet, stuff his pie hole with a fist full of jock straps.
  4. I don't see Borroughs beating Valencia, who has a size advantage and is probably faster than JB and at least as athletic. And no way does Borroughs beat Taylor at 86 KG. Either way, Borrough's arrogance will be snuffed and probably by Dake, if not by Zahid first.
  5. Some relevant points: Nolf has pinned IMar in folkstyle and lost two very. very close matches to him there as a younger wrestler in his freshman season. Won once, lost twice. Your statement adds nothing (Zero) to what I already acknowledged. Nolf has also beaten IMar once in freestyle. He was injured as well during that period and not in top form as he was getting his freestyle chops. On a hail mary, and then was teched the next match. Imar ruined his shoulder in the same tourney so injuries are off-setting at best. Oh, so you are making a distinction between wins and dominant wins, huh? See above. Dake often doesn't not dominate second tier guys (either in freestyle or folkstyle) and certainly not in the way Taylor does. Dake smashed everyone until he blew out his knee, and then still won a WORLD TITLE during recovery Dake absolutely does not dominate everyone. He often barely squeaks by even if he is often in control of the matches. Look at his college matches in particular. Look at his wins over Dieringer, Zahid, and so many other matches. Nolf is still on a learning curve in freestyle and his weight and strength are now coming into more competitive form. Hopefully he wins a world title. If you follow my history you will see that I'm a huge proponent of Nolf when most aren't, but he has a very, very, very long way to go Way too many "very's" in that sentence. You underestimate him. He's beaten Massa, Joseph, Valencia, Gantt, and lots of others. Nolf has won his last three freestyle matches over two time NCAA champion Jordan Oliver; one time champ (admittedly not in top form) Bubba Jenkins, and David McFadden. Oliver is a 65, Nolf is a 74. That's 20 pounds in an exhibition match. Oliver weighed in at a similar weight. Oliver balloons in the off-season. There was NOT a weight advantage. Oliver avoided wrestling in that match. He didn't want to engage. He practically avoids wrestling in all the big matches (against better guys). He is also the Pan Am champion at 79 KG. I mean, soo is Ashnault... Pan Ams meant nothing this year but I am absolutely ecstatic that Nolf is qualified to make the OTT that much better and prove he belongs Meanwhile, Dake has barely squeaked by Chamizo and did not score a takedown in the match. Dake barely beat a world champion and returning world silver medalist. What a bum. Dake barely, barely, barely won; he could have easily lost. And Dake had the size (weight) advantage if we follow your reasoning above Dake, of course, would be favored vs. Nolf, but I think Nolf would (or will) give him a run for his money. On paper it would be high level defense vs. high level offense. On paper. The real match will end with Dake bombs on Dake bombs. He's cocky as $hit but the dude knows how to win trophies. Wishful thinking. But, yes, Dake is a narcissist and self-promoter. PS: Nolf has fewer losses and fewer bad losses in his NCAA career than Dake. Give Nolf some time; Dake took damn long enough to get his two freestyle titles.
  6. My points have to do with some of the discussion above as to whether Nolf can reasonably compete with Dake or Dean can compete with DT. It is not really about DT vs. Dake. "All Dake does is win". Well, not against Borroughs; he tied him once in something like 8 matches and won on criteria. And, moreover, Dake has not won a championship at an Olympic weight (where DT and Borroughs both have championships and neither Dake nor Cox have them). In fact, he hasn't made the team in his tries at either 74 KG or 86 KG. Dominance does often (or can) matter if you are trying to make transitive arguments from one wrestler to another or to a third wrestler. Dake is 29 and going on 30 soon (even if he claims he is Benjamin Button) and getting younger. Nolf is only 24. Dake won his two championships in his late 20's. Nolf has time to develop, and everyone should know the guy is very innovative; more so than Dake. I'm not saying Nolf can beat Dake now; just saying he can possibly give him a good match, and that I (for one among others) would love to see it happen sometime soon. That's all.
  7. Some relevant points: Nolf has pinned IMar in folkstyle and lost two very. very close matches to him there as a younger wrestler in his freshman season. Nolf has also beaten IMar once in freestyle. He was injured as well during that period and not in top form as he was getting his freestyle chops. Dake often doesn't not dominate second tier guys (either in freestyle or folkstyle) and certainly not in the way Taylor does. Nolf is still on a learning curve in freestyle and his weight and strength are now coming into more competitive form. Nolf has won his last three freestyle matches over two time NCAA champion Jordan Oliver; one time champ (admittedly not in top form) Bubba Jenkins, and David McFadden. He is also the Pan Am champion at 79 KG. Meanwhile, Dake has barely squeaked by Chamizo and did not score a takedown in the match. Dake, of course, would be favored vs. Nolf, but I think Nolf would (or will) give him a run for his money. On paper it would be high level defense vs. high level offense.
  8. Taylor almost always demolishes second tier guys, and unless Dean can get to a TD with multiple gut wrenches BEFORE Taylor starts a scoring spree on him, I don't see any way Dean has a chance. Since the event is including a Cornell guy, maybe they should also pit Dake against Nolf. That would actually be a more interesting match.
  9. None of these guys, including Dean, would score a point against Taylor.
  10. Old Man Gavin just stands there and waits for a mistake. He is NOT winning this bracket. He's damn booooring.
  11. Are you and others speaking up about the most corrupt and vile administration in American history? https://www.republicreport.org/2020/ten-reasons-trump-is-the-most-corrupt-president-in-u-s-history/ How Trump’s epic corruption reveals hidden weaknesses in the system President Trump speaks to reporters outside the White House on Tuesday. (Amanda Voisard/for The Washington Post) Paul Waldman Columnist Oct. 29, 2020 at 1:39 p.m. EDT Add to list Before Donald Trump became president of the United States, we had a relatively simple understanding of government corruption. It’s as old as government itself: officials using their positions of public trust to benefit themselves and their associates. Preventing it seemed relatively straightforward. But Trump has taught us that it’s more than that. He has offered us a corruption master class, presenting for our edification a kind of full-spectrum corruption that may be unprecedented in American history. In doing so he has revealed that opportunities for corruption are far more numerous than we knew, which means that we’ll need a sweeping reexamination of the systems we put in place to prevent it. Let’s examine some of the many flavors of Trump’s corruption, using stories that have emerged just in the past few days. Miles Taylor: At Homeland Security, I saw firsthand how dangerous Trump is for America Personal self-dealing. As The Post reports, Trump has shown a remarkable commitment to using his properties to direct taxpayer money into his own pocket. He has visited those properties more than 280 times as president, each visit an opportunity to bill the government for food, lodging and facilities, in amounts running into the millions of dollars. No opportunity to grab some taxpayer cash is too small, down to the $3 per glass of water charged for a meeting with the prime minister of Japan. Using government resources to promote his reelection. House Democrats have released documents on a $250 million ad campaign the Department of Health and Human Services had been planning to run to “defeat despair” during the coronavirus pandemic, bolstering one of Trump’s core reelection messages, that the pandemic is nothing to worry about. In one meeting in September, the HHS official and Republican operative overseeing the effort suggested that “Helping the President will Help the Country” should be the theme of the campaign. It involved recruiting celebrities to record public service announcements, but they vetted these celebrities in part “based on whether they had ever criticized the president.” Poisoning federal agencies with far-right ideology. The New York Times reports that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has seen a crackdown on scientists and public servants who accept the truth about climate change. When the agency’s acting chief scientist asked political appointees to acknowledge the agency’s scientific integrity policy, he was immediately removed. Climate deniers are being installed in top positions, and the department will now require that internal and external communications be reviewed in advance by political appointees to make sure they align “with the overarching guidance from the White House and Department.” Purging civil servants. The White House has waged what Post reporters describe as “an unwavering four-year war on the civil servants who have operated as the backbone of the federal government for more than a century.” In his latest move, Trump issued an executive order to strip civil service protections from tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of workers, allowing them to be fired if they are deemed insufficiently loyal to him. Many in senior roles throughout the government, including scientists, lawyers, regulators and health experts, could lose due process rights and even union representation. One high-ranking official resigned in protest, lamenting this effort to “replace apolitical expertise with political obeisance.” Twisting government functions to his own personal ends. The Times scoops that a criminal case against a state-owned Turkish bank, one involving fraud and violation of sanctions on Iran, became the subject of personal lobbying from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Attorney General William P. Barr, and Trump himself. All of them pressured the high-level prosecutor on the case to essentially let Halkbank off with a slap on the wrist; that prosecutor was eventually fired. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had urged Trump to let the bank off the hook; perhaps he rightly assumed that the help would be lubricated by Trump’s financial interests in Turkey and his pathetic desire to please every authoritarian strongman he deals with. Though the case is still pending, there are many others where Trump and Barr have successfully turned the Justice Department into Trump’s personal law firm. Our Democracy in Peril: A series on the damage Trump has caused — and the danger he would pose in a second term To repeat, those are stories that emerged just in the past week; there are dozens, even hundreds more we could mention. You might be forgiven for failing to predict all this. Yes, he’s long been one of America’s shadiest businessmen, a literal con artist who cheated on his taxes, stiffed his vendors, ran out on his debts and scammed people out of their life savings. But it was possible to tell yourself that despite all that, he might not run the presidency like one more grift, with the American people as the marks. Perhaps he would be moved by the majesty of the office and the seriousness of the task to act with some shred of ethics or morality. And perhaps our institutions and laws were robust enough to resist his venality. Four years later, while the stench of Trumpism pervades the entire federal government and decontamination will be a years-long process should he lose the election, the structure still stands. But as for Trump himself, he’s still every bit the same immoral swindler he was before he took office. In the wake of this presidency, we’ll need a new approach to constrain any future President Trump (sorry if I just made you spit out your coffee). It will probably have to turn norms into strict rules, and provide genuine punishments for those who transgress. And it may involve limiting the authority of the president. We’ll have to do it, because Trump has shown us how wide and deep corruption can go. And it’s only been four years; imagine what he could do with four more. Read more: Brian Klaas: To save democracy, vote for Joe Biden Asli Aydintasbas: A second Trump term would sabotage struggling democracies — and U.S. leadership Max Boot: We have to destroy the Republican Party in order to save it Dana Milbank: Republicans’ only way to win is to stop people from voting The Post’s View: Election Day will feel different this year. Having the right expectations means rejecting Trump’s lies.
  12. All the studies show that right wing terrorism in the US is the main problem. (not the left). Wake up people. The right wing denies facts and science (Covid, climate change, gun violence) and believes in nonsense like "God" and conspiracies like QANON. It's pathetic. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/27/us-far-right-violence-terrorist-threat-analysis
  13. I'm guessing (hoping) that you are pointing out correctly that the Orange Agent will use anything or anyone as a means to his pathological and narcissistic ends. It would great if Gable accepts the award but refuses to meet with the liar, racist, corrupt, and incompetent Fool and Con Man.
  14. Do those of you who criticize DT for his tweets also criticize guys like Gilman, PD III, Dake, Askren, and, yes, Borroughs among many others for their trash talking as well when they engage in it? Or do you only turn a blind eye and deaf ear if you root for the guy doing it?
  15. Nolf is going to wreck him if they weigh the same.
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