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  1. I made my claims earlier and no one addressed them. Likely because the ranters here are incapable of thinking for themselves. Someone challenged my understanding ofthe world so I offered a brief response. (No one can truly "prove" their view of the world is accurate.) Now, you, like the other fools on this forum go ad hominem or at least hint in that direction. Yes, credentials are decidedly not an argument but they offer a modicum of evidence for believing someone. Don't half the people who write or rant here appeal to the credentials of wrestlers (e.g., championships or titles) or coaches (e.g., their record) as a kind of "argument" as to why they will win or lose? And, no you are wrong in your guess. (Not that it matters, but I also have more than one title, i.e., professorship). Why don't you and other wrestling folks actually try to provide evidence for or against the (apparent) anxiety that many, many wrestling fans around the world are right wing supporters and often under-educated authoritarians? Might you also be so yourself? It's clearly the case that almost all of the talking heads in the wrestling world have little to no journalism background or journalism degrees. There is a good reason why right wingers don't survive or can't make it in the worlds of academics, science, art, journalism, literature, and the like: they don't or won't or can't think critically. They rely on the authority of others rather than questioning it, and they have not very fully trained or educated themselves, and usually have not exposed themselves widely to other cultures (often being xenophobic or worse). Okay, Thorstein Veblen wannabe? Might you actually be a critic of capitalism like Veblen? I doubt it or at least doubt that you would be willing to admit it. https://www.newsweek.com/harvard-political-science-professor-donald-trump-authoritarian-how-democracy-778425
  2. You conflate authoritarianism with totalitarianism. They are not the same things. Try educating yourself before you rant.
  3. Trump is a right wing authoritarian. If you can't see that, you know nothing about politics. Nothing. Zero. You have your head in the sand or your eyes on the State and Hate Propaganda known as Fox "News". https://psmag.com/news/why-so-many-trump-supporters-are-ok-with-the-presidents-lies?fbclid=IwAR3JvM4PqO2n_wH3V-oqtou4L25kKnKS6Zd-CtRyBL1VbNvTbeLZDvQcSiQ https://www.newsweek.com/harvard-political-science-professor-donald-trump-authoritarian-how-democracy-778425
  4. India has a pretty extreme right wing nationalist government under Modi. I've travelled in India and lived on three different continents; speak multiple languages; have 2 BAs (including one in Government), an MA and a PhD; published multiple books; and am a tenured professor at a major university. Want to compare knowledge of the world? You are going to lose big time.
  5. There are also a whole bunch of other very talented guys at the upper weights, too: Kyle Conel, Shakur Rasheed, Michael Beard, Mark Hall, Aaron Brooks and Seth Nevills. Gwiz frequently visits the NLWC as well.
  6. 57 kg: Thomas Gilman (Iowa City, Iowa/Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC) vs. Mukhamad Ikromov (Tajikistan), 19th at 2019 Senior Worlds, bronze at 2019 Grand Prix of Spain 57 kg: Zach Sanders (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Storm) vs. Khasan Husein Badrudinov (Russia), 2014 Junior World gold, 2016 Junior World silver, 2015 Junior World bronze 65 kg: Dean Heil (Norman, Okla./Titan Mercury WC/Oklahoma RTC) vs. Haji Ali (Bahrain), 7th at 2019 Senior Worlds, 2019 Yasar Dogu silver 65kg: Evan Henderson (New York, N.Y./Titan Mercury WC) vs. Gamzat Gamzatov (Russia), 23rd at 2018 Alany Tournament 74 kg: Dan Vallimont (Philadelphia, Pa./Pennsylvania RTC) vs. Nadir Hajiyev (Azerbaijan), no credentials 74 kg: Nazar Kulchytskyy (Minneapolis, Minn./Titan Mercury WC/Gopher WC) vs.Amin Tekushev (Russia), 9th at 2018 Ali Aliev Tournament 74 kg: Mekhi Lewis (Bound Brook, N.J./Southeast RTC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. Davit Gevorgyan (Armenia), 16th at 2019 Junior Worlds, 22nd at 2018 Junior Worlds 86 kg: Kevin Radford (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids) vs. Adam Gagiev (Russia), 7th at 2018 Alany Tournament, 10th at 2018 Ali Aliev Tournament 86 kg: Zahid Valencia (Bellflower, Calif./Sunkist Kids) vs. Omar Ziiautdinov (Russia), 5th at 2019 Medved Prizes, 7th at 2018 Ali Aliev Tournament 86 kg: Sammy Brooks (Iowa City, Iowa/New York AC) vs. Nick Heflin (USA), 5th at 2018 Ivan Yarygin 86 kg: Nick Heflin (Norman, Okla./Titan Mercury WC/Oklahoma RTC) vs. Sammy Brooks (USA), 2011 Cadet World bronze, 2013 Junior World Team member, 2017 U23 World Team member 97 kg: Ty Walz (Blacksburg, Va./Southeast RTC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. Tamik Dzhikaev (Russia), 3rd at 2019 Junior Euros, 6th at 2019 Medved Prizes 97 kg: Hayden Zillmer (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Storm) vs. Magomed Musaev (Kyrgyzstan), 2012 and 2016 Olympian
  7. He has "traveled to more than 93 countries" but is still a myopic, xenophobic, ethnocentric idiot. Perhaps that should be the title of the next article focused on this small-minded fool.
  8. On a related subject, there seems to be a close connection or at least high correlation between, on the one hand right wing authoritarian governments (including dictatorships, repressive regimes, anti-democratic societies, theocracies and religious fanaticism, etc.) and, on the other hand, wrestling culture (including its relative popularity). For example: Russia Iran Turkey Uzbekistan Poland India Turkmenistan and, increasingly, the United States . . . among numerous other top wrestling countries. This would be an interesting subject to explore, especially the links between authoritarianism and wrestling culture in the US.
  9. It was a travesty that Cox wasn't (and isn't) called for stalling: https://www.flowrestling.org/articles/5066678-why-cael-sanderson-was-ejected-from-world-team-trials
  10. Looks like you are starting a political discussion or at least trolling. Moronic liberals? The right wing now has a near stranglehold and monopy on pathology, stupidity, willful ignorance, religious zealotry, anti-science, and corruption. You obviously have your head in the sand and likely your hands on your wallet. Wake up and watch something other than FOX propaganda. https://whyy.org/articles/trumps-frightened-world-of-the-happily-stupid/
  11. What's wrong with it? Support particular athletes and excellence in general rather than a narrow nationalism (or even college team), which is often blind and jingoistic. The idea of countries is increasingly moot given the fact that (unfortunately) corporations and big money tend to govern the world. In the not too distant future, individuals might be competing for Nike, Amazon, GE, FOX and other corporate fictions rather than nation-states.. Yes, it's unnerving, but that is the way things might be moving. Someone turned on the TV tonight where I was sitting and there was a women's professional basketball game playing. Across the front of one team's uniform, were big letters that read "AT & T" rather than a team name. Made me think of that old movie (and the remake) "Rollerball". I would much prefer guys to wrestle for San Marino or wherever.
  12. Wherever Cox goes he needs to be wiped down thoroughly at the break and maybe even multiple times during the match. He sweats so profusely (no doubt in part to muscle mass) that his opponents have a hard time holding onto him. It amounts to an unfair advantage.
  13. Ditto. Hrovat is a very knowledgable guy, but focus on the wrestling in front of you (and, more importantly, in front of those of us who paid 30 dollars to watch it). There is a time down the road for you to be a grandfather on the porch with tales of yore, but not during the World Championships.
  14. Yazdani has an Olympic gold, 2 World Championship golds, and a World Championship silver and bronze. Yes, DT beat him last year but Yazdani dominated at an Olympic weight.
  15. 92, 79, 61, and 70 are much weaker weights on the whole. No way Yazdani Charati should be ranked as low as #7 or even #5. He dominated at an Olympic weight.
  16. Yes, they need someone to actually call the matches: provide insight and analysis of the matches as they are unfolding. Hrovat loves telling stories and taking a super wide angle lens on the sport even while important action is occurring on the mat. He would literally not stop his story if the two best wrestlers in the weight were in a flurry. I think he really wants to be a grandfather who sits in his rocking chair and tells tales: "I remember back in the day when I was in Dagestan and eating borscht with Sadulaev and this guy came up to our table and challenged the World Champ to a thumb wrestling match; well let me tell you what happened. . . . " Meanwhile, Sadulaev cartwheeled over his opponent on the mat and then threw him for 5 but Hrovat missed the action and kept reminiscing. I finally watched the matches on Track without the sound of the announcers.
  17. Sort of naive question, but what if he had just taken the mat and disregarded whatever the country or coaches there told him? What could have happened?
  18. Downey had much weaker opponents. Amine beat the guy who hammered and teched Downey for example. So much depends on the draw at Worlds.
  19. FLO announcers are way, way preferable. They stick to the action. These two Track guys just want to reminisce, talk about issues in other countries, speculate about what the wrestlers could be doing, etc. Stick to the bloody match, you fools. They also have very low energy and speak in monotones.
  20. These Track commentators are horrible in terms of discussing the action. Hrvat only wants to pretend to be the coach or tell stories about everything but what is going on with the match. Get them off the air.
  21. When a large percentage of wrestlers and wrestling fans in both folkstyle and freestyle seem not to be much interested in Greco, you know that is a sign of a problem. And one that is going to be extremely hard to correct.
  22. PD III won't make it to the hair salon let alone qualify the Olympic spot. This is our weakest weight at Worlds by a mile. The US team needs Taylor to return ASAP. Everyone who follows the sport knows that, including even Downey if he is being honest.
  23. Retherford didn't redshirt to avoid anyone. It was a coach's decision about "reloading" for the next year. And Yianni is now a redshirt junior (even if he is taking an Olympic redshirt rather than a so-called regular one).
  24. We all lost reading this post. Two minutes of our lives gone forever.
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