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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 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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    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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