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    dmm53 got a reaction from KSchlosser in Hey Spey - Suriano lost to non-Hawkeyes   
    The calling out of Spey for a  small forgivable and relatively unimportant error seems excessive but the larger more important point is that FLO took away the comments section on their  own website and despite promising multiple times in responses over a year and a-half time to inquiries (from myself and others) that they were going to restore the comments section, they have not.  They are good with criticizing particular wrestling programs or coaches, Russia, the UWW, and others by name on FRL and other fora, but they make themselves literally immune to fair criticism and correction of their own factual errors.  It is one of the reasons why what they do cannot be properly called journalism.  They do a good job at promoting the sport, but a bad job at allowing feedback. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from ConnorsDad in Hey Spey - Suriano lost to non-Hawkeyes   
    The calling out of Spey for a  small forgivable and relatively unimportant error seems excessive but the larger more important point is that FLO took away the comments section on their  own website and despite promising multiple times in responses over a year and a-half time to inquiries (from myself and others) that they were going to restore the comments section, they have not.  They are good with criticizing particular wrestling programs or coaches, Russia, the UWW, and others by name on FRL and other fora, but they make themselves literally immune to fair criticism and correction of their own factual errors.  It is one of the reasons why what they do cannot be properly called journalism.  They do a good job at promoting the sport, but a bad job at allowing feedback. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from HokieHWT in Hey Spey - Suriano lost to non-Hawkeyes   
    The calling out of Spey for a  small forgivable and relatively unimportant error seems excessive but the larger more important point is that FLO took away the comments section on their  own website and despite promising multiple times in responses over a year and a-half time to inquiries (from myself and others) that they were going to restore the comments section, they have not.  They are good with criticizing particular wrestling programs or coaches, Russia, the UWW, and others by name on FRL and other fora, but they make themselves literally immune to fair criticism and correction of their own factual errors.  It is one of the reasons why what they do cannot be properly called journalism.  They do a good job at promoting the sport, but a bad job at allowing feedback. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from cjc007 in Hey Spey - Suriano lost to non-Hawkeyes   
    The calling out of Spey for a  small forgivable and relatively unimportant error seems excessive but the larger more important point is that FLO took away the comments section on their  own website and despite promising multiple times in responses over a year and a-half time to inquiries (from myself and others) that they were going to restore the comments section, they have not.  They are good with criticizing particular wrestling programs or coaches, Russia, the UWW, and others by name on FRL and other fora, but they make themselves literally immune to fair criticism and correction of their own factual errors.  It is one of the reasons why what they do cannot be properly called journalism.  They do a good job at promoting the sport, but a bad job at allowing feedback. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from infoman in Russian Article on Sadulaev: "How the tank was built"   
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    dmm53 got a reaction from John Coctostan in Russian Article on Sadulaev: "How the tank was built"   
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    dmm53 got a reaction from John Coctostan in Russian Article on Sadulaev: "How the tank was built"   
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    dmm53 got a reaction from cjc007 in Russian Article on Sadulaev: "How the tank was built"   
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Housebuye in Who will be the first Askren Wrestling Academy NCAA champ?   
    Or will David Taylor's M2 training center produce a champ before them?  Could be a friendly competition.  A more realistic short term goal might be to get someone to AA in college.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from stp in Who will be the first Askren Wrestling Academy NCAA champ?   
    Or will David Taylor's M2 training center produce a champ before them?  Could be a friendly competition.  A more realistic short term goal might be to get someone to AA in college.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Ching in Yarygin 2019   
    I heard Zain might be going.  Hope he runs into and kicks Oliver's butt.  Oliver has a chip on his shoulder the size of Mt. Rushmore.  Maybe it's the illegal drugs still coursing through his veins.  The guy is likely going to end up either in the MMA or in the Big House and just be a bloody footnote or another tatoo-ed exaggerating storyteller.  You can read his pent-up frustration in his words and posture;  no deep self-control.  Won't survive against cold-blooded Eastern Europeans.  In fact, he won't get out of the US trials --- yes, a prediction.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from The Genius in Sad / Taylor   
    He may not yet have all the medals, but DT has been a far more creative, exciting and versatile wrestler than Snyder.  So many more moves and ways to score that KS.  That doesn't necessarily mean he is (yet) "better" but most folks who watched him over the last decade have known that DT had all the ability, talent, and drive to rise to the very highest level, including the best P4P guy in the world.   A Sadulaev match may or may be in the future, but don't count Taylor out.  The guy has now  twice decisively beaten the "Annointed One" in Yazdani, and has only lost once (and that is domestically and contraversally) in the last two years.   He is on a very dominant run.  
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    dmm53 got a reaction from cauliflowerear in Sad / Taylor   
    He may not yet have all the medals, but DT has been a far more creative, exciting and versatile wrestler than Snyder.  So many more moves and ways to score that KS.  That doesn't necessarily mean he is (yet) "better" but most folks who watched him over the last decade have known that DT had all the ability, talent, and drive to rise to the very highest level, including the best P4P guy in the world.   A Sadulaev match may or may be in the future, but don't count Taylor out.  The guy has now  twice decisively beaten the "Annointed One" in Yazdani, and has only lost once (and that is domestically and contraversally) in the last two years.   He is on a very dominant run.  
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    dmm53 got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in Who do you have next time? Let's bet on it.   
    The photos of the presidents (or heads) of major wrestling countries would be a rogue's gallery of thugs, con men, liars, and tyrants:  Putin, Trump, Rouhani, Erdogan, etc.    
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    dmm53 got a reaction from rcoates1 in Sadulaev by pin little over a minute   
    I'm not blaming the ref for the result, but that ref was the worst one I saw in all the freestyle matches.  He let things get out of control in an earlier match.  Why would they use him in a match of this importance?
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    dmm53 got a reaction from spladle08 in USA freestyle recap   
    It's arguable that the six Olympic weights are just tougher than the four non-Olympic weights, and they are going to get even tougher in the next two years as folks move up or down.  65KG has always been a meat grinder.  
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Housebuye in congratulate me!   
    Crazy to think that the US could potentially have 4 gold medalists (if Snyder wins) and three bronze medalists and not win the team title.  
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    dmm53 got a reaction from TobusRex in Day 2 Thread   
    I don't believe Yazdani's skill level is higher than Taylor's.  His main weapon is the underhook.  Taylor has a vast offensive arsenal and has added creative folkstyle moves and turns to his chain wrestling and scrambling skills (which are first rate world level).  Yazdani starts out strong (too strong against DT) but then fades.  I've run in marathons and half-marathons where guys go out crazy in the first few miles and then crash and burn.  It's a 6 minute match (or 26 mile race as the case may be).   For whatever reason and by his own admission afterwards, Taylor may not have performed at his best (highest level) in this tournament (at least compared to Yarygin, the World Cup, and Yosar Dogu), but he got the job done.  He outscored opponents 33-0 in the second period.  That is party conditioning, but it is also pacing, experience, the ability to adjust, and knowing how to close out a match or come from behind. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from PSUMike in 86kg Discussion   
    It's no wonder wrestling can't draw or keep a large fan base.  The top two guys against each other in the first round.  Everything after that is anti-climactic.  The people who run wrestling are just stupid. It's always been that way   Random draws are not the way to go.  No other sport would be this idiotic.  Wrestlers must suffer from concussions or lack of gray matter. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Erminio8 in 86kg Discussion   
    It's no wonder wrestling can't draw or keep a large fan base.  The top two guys against each other in the first round.  Everything after that is anti-climactic.  The people who run wrestling are just stupid. It's always been that way   Random draws are not the way to go.  No other sport would be this idiotic.  Wrestlers must suffer from concussions or lack of gray matter. 
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    dmm53 reacted to Flying-Tiger in Separated at birth?   
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    dmm53 got a reaction from silvermedal in Stoll and Turk   
    A mere slap on the trigger finger . . . I mean wrist.  Will Stoll be packing when he goes up against this year's heavyweights?  Refs might need a stop and frisk policy.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from JasonBryant in NWCA All Star Classic   
    Maybe they (the invisible but omnipresent "thems") can make it an East vs. West all star dual to jazz up the interest.  Or, better, East vs. Mid-West.   
    Throw in a couple of old-timer exhibition matches -- guys that have been out of circulation for at least ten years. (I'm wondering how Wade Schalles would still perform.)  Or tag-team matches  . . . or perhaps some inter-gender wrestling. Or a couple of political bouts:  Jim Jordan vs.  the wrestlers accusing him.   Or even inter-species matches:  a circus bear vs.  John Irving (the famous novelist and former wrestler).   
    Okay, I got carried away . . . the first suggestion above was semi-serious if fairly unlikely to happen. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Coach_J in (When) Will the Russians return to widespread doping again?   
    Well, I don't doubt that the Russians have continued to find a way to dope but at least there have been sanctions recently in place and international attention on them.  That has likely checked some of the cheating or caused them to think twice about entering athletes into international competitions where they will fail a drug test.
     
    The decision a few days ago to let them do their own "testing" (aka cheating) again so quickly after so many violations is a travesty and amounts to a blind eye toward repeated and habitual abuse.   My point is mostly to wonder how soon we will see guys like Boltukaev all juiced up again in Popeye-like or superhero-like bodies.  
     
    The Age of Techno-sapiens, Robo-sapiens and Natural Aliens is upon us.  Humanity 2.0 seems to be underway.  
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    dmm53 got a reaction from quaker118 in Junior Worlds 2018   
    Ok.  I think it's back from the Brooks match
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