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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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    dmm53 got a reaction from wamba in Zain Wins   
    Should Yianni now retire because the weight is Zain's?  
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in Zain Wins   
    Should Yianni now retire because the weight is Zain's?  
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Yellow_Medal 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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    dmm53 got a reaction from CaliWrestler in Zain Wins   
    Should Yianni now retire because the weight is Zain's?  
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from boconnell in Zain Wins   
    Should Yianni now retire because the weight is Zain's?  
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Graverobber in Zain Wins   
    Should Yianni now retire because the weight is Zain's?  
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from TBar1977 in Zain Wins   
    Should Yianni now retire because the weight is Zain's?  
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from jon in Zain Wins   
    Should Yianni now retire because the weight is Zain's?  
     
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    dmm53 reacted to freestyle_fan in Nice article on Sadulaev   
    I came across a nice article on Sadulaev -  the author explained the matches in a vivid fashion and made subtle observations, excellent job by author!
    https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2019/8/30/20836604/wrestling-breakdown-pound-for-pound-king-abdulrashid-sadulaev
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from fadzaev2 in Looking back, was Nolf really that great?   
    Nolf is unquestionably one of the greatest wrestlers in college history. 
    If you don't see his record, performance and college career in terms of superlatives, well, I'm sorry for you because you don't understand or appreciate transcendent creativity, dominance, or the ability to move a sport into a new level or perspective.   
    When educated wrestling fans  in the future invoke Nolf, it will be in the same way that they speak about guys like Schalles, Askren, Sanderson, and the like. 
    It remains to be seen what he will do on the freestyle circuit but his reputation is already secure in college wrestling.  
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from VAtoSC in Looking back, was Nolf really that great?   
    Looking back, the decision to read this inane post was not great. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from tightwaist in Looking back, was Nolf really that great?   
    Nolf is unquestionably one of the greatest wrestlers in college history. 
    If you don't see his record, performance and college career in terms of superlatives, well, I'm sorry for you because you don't understand or appreciate transcendent creativity, dominance, or the ability to move a sport into a new level or perspective.   
    When educated wrestling fans  in the future invoke Nolf, it will be in the same way that they speak about guys like Schalles, Askren, Sanderson, and the like. 
    It remains to be seen what he will do on the freestyle circuit but his reputation is already secure in college wrestling.  
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Husker_Du in Looking back, was Nolf really that great?   
    Looking back, the decision to read this inane post was not great. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from red blades in Looking back, was Nolf really that great?   
    Looking back, the decision to read this inane post was not great. 
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    dmm53 reacted to wrestlingnerd in Yianni won the arbitration. Next steps?   
    Hold it at Rutgers again, and the Final X fans that paid for that event should get a free pass. I'm one of them, so I'm very biased on that recommendation.
    Rich Bender said in the Flo interview that they'll try to arrange for the match(es) to take place close to where they both live, so my biased recommendation has some merit.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from whaletail in Dake-Dieringer live thread   
    I understand your point, which may or may not prove to be true (since it is a counterfactual at the current time), but my own preference is to see the top guys compete wherever they are from. 
    That is the basic nature of competitive sports.  If the top two or three individuals in, say pole vaulting, are from one country, so be it.  You want to see them go head to head whenever possible.  It furthers the sport.   
    I'm  personally less interested in medal count than many others, though other things being equal, generally prefer US men and women to win.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from whaletail in Dake-Dieringer live thread   
    This match and the Zain-Yianni affair are more evidence to me that countries with top (elite) contenders should have the chance to send at least two guys to Worlds, especially if they meet certain qualifying standards (e.g., points earned or winning/place in key tournaments or returning medalists, etc).
    Many other sports allow countries to send multiple elite members to championships: track and field, gymnastics, swimming, etcetera. 
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from whaletail in Dake-Dieringer live thread   
    World championships would be a lot more interesting, entertaining and competitive with 2 or more guys from the US, Russia, Iran, and few other place perhaps.
    It's crazy that arguably the #2 guy in the World is unable to compete because he loses to the #1 guy on domestic soil. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Mphillips in Dake-Dieringer live thread   
    I tend to agree.  Ringer looks very big and filled out for 79KG, which seems his optimum weight.  He is likely 3 or 4 inches shorter than DT.  Not sure where he puts on 15 pounds that help his game. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Housebuye in Dake-Dieringer live thread   
    Well, that is who Dake is.  Somehow or another he almost always gets it done.  Got to give him credit for having a winning strategy and execution even if it doesn't receive style points.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Ultimatepip in Dake-Dieringer live thread   
    Here we go.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from HokieHWT in Dake-Dieringer live thread   
    Here we go.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from whaletail in Anything from arbitration?   
    If there is a five second rule for throwing the brick, there should be a five day rule for making a decision about the outcome.  
    How many months are we past that? 
    This legal nonsense is so typically and pathetically American.  
    Maybe  celebutante lawyer Alan Dirt-Show-Its will get involved; that is, unless he is shilling on TV for the latest serial killer, pedophile or corrupt President.
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