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  1. You mean Nico will know discover what training with Lee can do for him. Geez!
  2. Ask the Beatles if Chuck Berry was relevant or Ask Chuck Berry if Robert Johnson was. Young folks need to be taught that the path they pedal their trikes down was cleared, leveled and paved by someone.
  3. This is a good question. As a taxidermist (nothing to do with wrestling) we are constantly reminded of our founding fathers. In a couple of weeks we will be competing at the world championships in Springfield, Mo. The highest awards given are among 16 world title accompanied by a gold medallion bearing the image of Carl Akley. He is considered "the father of modern taxidermy". His elephant diorama is still on display in main hall of the American museum of natural history in NY. What he did for our craft over 100 years ago is primitive by modern modern standards, but the everything done since then has benefitted from his techniques. Names like John L. Clark and Coleman Jonas are as well as Akley are totally relevant to taxidermists today, whether you people know them or not. Gable is has his place in forging techniques and styles that are building blocks of what guys are are doing today. Godfather may be a lofty term but you can't deny the influence (directly and indirectly) that he has had on the sport. The branches of the tree of his legacy cast long shadows. Without his presence, wresting would a whole different animal. Though he wrestled out of the wound of great pain( the loss of his sister) his fingerprint is on every kid that takes to the mat. It will be this way forevever.
  4. Cletus, you are a cruel and viscous man.
  5. Almost no one took GSP down, he was not a wrestler. Fact is, with a cage to back up to, many times a decorated wrestler struggles to take down a guy with no wrestling background. Taking shots to those cauliflower ears can hinder as well. You can't go far in mma without a well rounded game, wrestling is only one facet. Many great wrestlers have gone to sleep by submission artists as well as strikers. Remember when Overeem was hitting Lesner in the proboscis, and he covered up and flinched like he did not like that one bit. Hendricks has power, he has adapted to become a striker first, thus success. He was a very good wrestler, but he has evolved far beyond.
  6. If I remove the wolf picture, can we continue this discussion? I am learning a lot here and don't want to be known as a thread wrecker.
  7. There is a big difference between turning a guy and blocking elbows in the guard position. Not to mention avoiding submissions. When someone takes you down in the cage, you can't give up your back. Wrestlers are coached early on to stay off their backs. Guys that have wrestled since childhood simply aren't used to getting punched in the face, taking leg kicks or being choked out. Get past those obstacles, learn to throw with power and accuracy and the transition is virtually seamless.
  8. Sometimes the wolf gets you and sometimes.....
  9. Just having a little fun. Bottom line that sooner or later everyone will lose. While winning can build confidence, losing can build character and make you stronger. It is likely Imar will not run the table the next four years, but look at how losing got him to where he is now. Some loses get avenged and some do not. Unlike many other forms of competition, wrestling has a very narrow window (time wise) to be great. Sure we all want to see legends made, but every now and then the sun shines on an unlikely hero. I know I find find myself subconsciously pulling for the underdog most times. If Fredy and Vinny meet again, I know who I will be rooting for.
  10. Township is clearly the solution to a deeply rooted problem in our country. Losers must be ridiculed in order to breed a super human race. A verbal beatdown is truly in order here. This will toughen Fredy up in a way that J Rob never could. While reading these posts, the clown light started flashing on my dashboard, I suddenly realized it was flashing due to the hyper- sensitive nature of some of our flabby posts.
  11. Are we to assume that Vinny Jo will never lose again? Let alone get "beat down".
  12. Words could not describe the skills that Pepe possessed on the mat. It is a little known fact however that his younger brother, Diego was even better. He was some something like 152-0 after his third year in high school ( St. Castro), when an evening on the beach went horribly wrong. After he and some friends got into old man Carrillo's shed a obsconded with some "Caneshine, they decided to go for a swim in the moonlight. Diego was caught in a riptide and was swept into a large breeding mass of jellyfish, actually they were Portuguese man Of war (phasilia phasilis), poor Diego was stung over 90% of his body. The venom was too much and we was found on the beach near death the next day. With the swelling came infection and Diego grew to enormous size. He was never able to control the swelling and thus manage his weight. I saw him on the beach a few years back while on the island attending a cigar convention. He is huge, I'd guess he's about five bills. Very sad.
  13. Oh, you just had to bring Fredy into it this didn't you?
  14. If someone achieves a high level of success and acts like a knucklehead in the process, there will be a lot of hate. If they handle themselves worthy of respect and are successful. There will still be some detractors. The world is is full of of little boys walking around in grown men's bodies, truth is, growth can come at any time.( As long as there is a heartbeat and breathing)
  15. Humility is not the Hawkeye way. Humility is way underrated and and builds character if taken in moderate doses. Brands was not taught that style and firmly believes it shows weakness IMHO. You can't teach what you have not learned.
  16. It's obvious to me that since Dake is taller, he would get the nod. With Stieber being old for his age as well as short for his height, I think the Lemonator would have to vote the same way.
  17. I prefer the key lime variety as the Lemon Pie is starting sour.
  18. Phil S


    Ol' Soop, you simply spend far too much time arguing that you don't argue, that all of your argumentative points are valid and people should begin to feel the weight of who you are.
  19. Phil S


    Oh my such colorful characters, not unlike The Beastmaster and Clowny on the hamster forum. Gerbil folks and hamster people are like freestyle and folk style. Bloat, both are quite passionate and will start name calling at the drop of a hat. Not unlike Old Super Old.
  20. I bought a pair on the Chase bridge, had to sell one of my children to do it. I hope I don't get vertigo up there. I will probably try to selly finals tix for up there and find four for Saturday night so we can bring the girls. They would not let me bring my Leica spotting scope in last time I'm not wishing for upper deck seat for the first five sessions. Looked like ants with my eyesight.
  21. Another downside, when it was discovered I had a deadly iPad, I was promptly marched by security to a long line other potential " tablet bombers". I stood in line for a bit then headed up to my seat with the contraband intact. Needless to say, it stayed in the truck after that. After all, think of the mayhem, that returning an email could have caused.
  22. Overall a great time. Downers were parking in a part of town that made Mosul look like Disneyland. Kokesh loosing was not in my plans. Upside, met some really great people, watched more live wrestling than ever in a three day period. Plan on making it an annual event.
  23. Someday that girl might be able to say she beat Dr. Nickerson.
  24. Flying tiger(with a cougar) if you thought that Wilps had no chance since he never beat Brown, it shows you are I bit a biased tiger or cougar are whatever kind of cat. Fact is he beat Kokesh, something Brown had trouble doing. Of you go back and review the tape, you will see that Wilps actually took the lead by scoring offensive points with 20 seconds left. The tie and winning poi were awarded due to penalties. To suggest he tried to " steal" the match is somewhat irresponsible. I'm not saying Brown did anything wrong, but he certainly was no scoring machine that night.
  25. Phil S


    As I am new here, this thread has been most helpful in helping identify those guys that I should not engage with much enthusiasm. Also it's comforting to know that wrestling forums are just like all the others ( hamster fanciers of North America being my favorite) plenty of trolls, a handful of know it alls, even some multiple personality disorder. It was good for me to see that little threat of banning, adult supervision is imperative to constructive discussion. My attempt at humor is mostly harmless, I only hope one of you will hold me accountable if I cross the line, lest I get banned.
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