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John Coctostan last won the day on August 14 2017

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    Should I quit?

    Alternatively, you could continue with your commitment to the morning run and weight lifting. Whether you wrestle or not, these are great life habits. My grandfather always said if you don't do it when you're young, you won't when you're old! Nothing in this world worth a damn is easy. That said, perhaps the changes you might consider are on the perception side of things. Ask yourself (as in, do not answer here): --How is my attitude and outlook? --Might I feel differently if I was near the end of a great season? --Am I focusing on what I'm missing out on, rather than what I'm gaining that others are missing out on? Like many other things in life, wrestling is hard. That bears repeating: Like many other things in life, wrestling is hard. That means that it will, by definition, bring you to these moments, and these questions. Do you know what else will? --college --marriage --parenthood --career --getting / staying in shape --bills While you will be making choices and commitments the rest of your life, every one you make will be predicated on what you achieved by your previous choices and commitments. That is to say, every day we set a pattern of living that we will begin tomorrow with. Ask yourself what kind of person you want to be. Chances are that if you have a pulse, your choice will necessarily involve some commitments that will bring you back to these very tests you're facing now. What kind of person do you want to be tomorrow? Are you becoming that person today? Okay, no judgement here, bud. Honestly. Wrestling is tough. I'll put you in my prayers, because I know you're facing a very tough set of tests right now. Much love and respect, and good luck. Whatever you do, be brave, don't sell yourself short.
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    how did i not ever hear anything about this? i mean, besides the fact that i don't really watch much reality tv or anything. but still..
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    All 10 medalists...greatest team ever?

    colon is 27
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    Posts Liked

    in regard to the original post... if you log out and view the thread as a guest, you can tell who responded with a likey or a laughey or whatever.
  5. she admitted to poisoning him with eye drops in his water over a three day period. sad story. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/01/va-dept-nurse-admits-poisoning-husband-with-eye-drops-over-three-days-faces-murder-rap.html https://m.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldonline/obituary.aspx?n=&pid=189730152&referrer=0&preview=True
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    Cyclone Lowdown from Mudflap

    i'm pretty sure pragmatic more than pc would be the term to define a gent what's adept at patching holes in single wide roofs.
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    Sammie Henson’ and son plans?

    i'm guessing the defensive wrestler is defending a single to his left leg, which is raised over the attacking wrestler's shoulder. the defensive wrestler's head is down below the level of the knee of the leg that is raised. still not a pretty picture, but it's the most sense my eyes can make of it.
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    Stollhouse Make Lemons Into Lemonade

    talk about taking one for the team...
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    Article about Snyder-Sadulaev match

    sgallon, i've seen some good posts from you before, and continue to respect you for that. i'll not engage you on the topic you seem frothing to debate. i do hope today is a better day for you, friend. and please don't give in to the temptation to read that with a note of condescension of disrespect; i mean it from a place of kindness and respect. hope to see you around sometime.
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    Oh for the love of god

    i had posted this in the mma forum, which i cannot now find. is that forum deleted? anyway, pico's matador dance goes global! https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/955970230227906560
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    Pico Updates?

    internet gold: https://mobile.twitter.com/AaronPicoUSA/status/955970230227906560/video/1
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    Cael's 10th year at Penn State?

    hey you, get back here!
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    Oregon State Fiasco

    mattering perhaps more is whether the coach made the comments as reported by alshujery or not, a point which alshujery seems not to be able to corroborate fully. whether they were appropriate and whether they offended assumes they were even made as reported. several witnesses report that it happened differently than reported by alshujery, and this difference then begs the question "why". one obvious theory is that alshujery has once again lost his cool, flown off the rails, and again finds himself unable to cool down to the point of admitting his own culpability. against a coach alshujery cannot physically intimidate, he does have the power to fabricate and report a false narrative. nothing far-fetched here at all. it's not rocket science, man. but, as for legal expertise, i am willing to graciously defer to your own apparent superiority. i don't really have any interest in delving into some off-season message board spat with you or anyone else. what's the point in being right here?
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    Oregon State Fiasco

    it's notable that a sit-down between the two, mediated or not, seems to be a consensus solution among many posters here. duh. and yet, that is exactly what the administration forbade, and roberts remained faithful to this command. and then he was strung up over it. to the poster who suggested the kid was smeared in the article by the voluminous "irrelevant" accounts of this kid's anger problems, i'm quite sure that the point of their inclusion in this article is that they likely had a very large bearing on this issue. people who cannot control their tempers do not respect boundaries, and among those boundaries disregarded is the line between truth and fabrication. as there are differing accounts of the story, and this kid's accounting of the incident does not jive well with that of others quoted, these items of the kid's character and social discrimination are of very great relevance.
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    Oregon State Fiasco

    i only know about this situation what i've just read in the link above, but it seems to me alshujery and others are suffering the consequences of his anger issues. dude, look where it's getting you. who wants to take on this toxic personality as an employee? roommate? it's sad, really. and it's sad to consider the fate of coaches who give so much of themselves for the development of kids--not grown men, but kids, who still sometimes do very immature things--and how those who give the most, can also have so much to lose over the volatility of just one kid who struggles to align with the laws of the universe. shame on osu's administration. they, to cover their own asses, hung out to dry one who was really on the front lines of shaping young men, who likely stood the best chance to help someone like this kid, if only the kid wasn't poisoned so much by his own anger.