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    dmm53 got a reaction from Frank_Rizzo in Any of you Penn Staters know this guy?   
    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.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from The Genius in Wrestling regions in each country   
    You conflate authoritarianism with totalitarianism.  They are not the same things.  Try educating yourself before you rant.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from The Genius in Wrestling regions in each country   
    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
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    dmm53 got a reaction from The Genius in Wrestling regions in each country   
    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.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from scribe in Wrestling regions in each country   
    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.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from scribe in Wrestling regions in each country   
    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
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Housebuye in Any of you Penn Staters know this guy?   
    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.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from CoachWrestling in Any of you Penn Staters know this guy?   
    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.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from spladle08 in Continental Cup Khasavjurt, Russia   
    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
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    dmm53 got a reaction from stp in Any of you Penn Staters know this guy?   
    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.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from uncle bernard in Any of you Penn Staters know this guy?   
    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.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from leshismore in Any of you Penn Staters know this guy?   
    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.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Bombermule in Any of you Penn Staters know this guy?   
    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.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from lewiebakes in Does anyone else think the Michigan thing is gross?   
    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.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from whaletail in Does anyone else think the Michigan thing is gross?   
    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.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from herma48852 in J' Den will take out Snyder at the Olympic Trials   
    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.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from The Genius in Rank the World Champs p4p   
    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.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from The Genius in Rank the World Champs p4p   
    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. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from GranbyTroll in Rank the World Champs p4p   
    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. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from denger in Rank the World Champs p4p   
    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. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Eagle26 in Track wrestling critiques   
    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.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from cjc007 in Track wrestling critiques   
    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.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from jon in Track wrestling critiques   
    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.
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    dmm53 reacted to Edward in Zain-Yianni 5 Match Analysis   
    Hello all,
    Ed Gallo here, I've been writing about combat sports for a good bit now and have settled into a role with Bloody Elbow focusing on wrestling. 
    Thought it couldn't hurt to post new articles as they're published, read if you'd like!
    https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2019/9/4/20847987/wrestling-breakdown-zain-retherford-vs-yianni-diakomihalis-part-5
    I got really curious about if the lone scoring exchange was truly Zain's move. Personally I feel it was, just wanted to investigate. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from TheWrestlingGonad in Zain / Yianni - Final X part 2 - match thread   
    Perhaps Zain's last loss to Yianni (and similar cases abroad) should be referred to an "intermestic" decision.  It occurred at an international match but against a domestic opponent. 
    In other words, it was "glocal" (global and local).
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