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  1. i'm sitting in the front seat of my car watching ARC hour glass waiting for the kid to be done picking up heavy things... so... nowhere near close to my third pre-night cap... but... in a nut shell... as a nation we are scared of greco... so the opportunity to focus on it full time is not available until we have already trained our bodies and most importantly our minds to wrestle something else... trust me, i know this not some hot take, but, to expect our athletes to be able to compete on the international level after training in the man's style full time for only a handful of years is silly... in most other wrestling countries, the kids pick their style going forward much much earlier... 10 is about the average age from what i have heard and can tell from personal experience... what that means is those kids are learning and developing a "language" when they are the most apt to pick it up and learn the nuances necessary to speak and think that "language" and by the time they reach maturity it is instinctive... we do nothing but play catch up to that and rarely are able to overcome the glass ceiling of international greco... one poster very accurately also noted how our refs do not understand it any better and then ref it in a manner that hurts our athletes when they compete over seas... that was 100% accurate and a real problem... then we can talk about the coaches who do not understand it any better... when we were in OK, the boys were given a few greco practices... arm spin city... and trust me when i say that arm spins is the calling card of bad greco... that is not to say they have no place, can not be executed properly and effectively, or that they have enver been used to win matches on the senior level... i remember the first practice i watched being ran by coach ahad when he was still at the OTC... i can only equate it to having to sit through a lifetime of wine and painting with a bunch of pretentious karen's and then just happening to stumble into a broom closet where picasso is putting in the work... the difference between a fukn little rat dog pomeranian and the grey wolf... they are 97% genetically the same... but there is nothing similar about them... i watch coach mohammed teach a gut a few years ago... the subtle little differences in his technique... the tiniest of little things he articulated... it was like watching an entirely different sport... those types of differences come from a lifetime of perfecting your body movements and your brain to think like a real greco wrestler and not just like a wrestler trying to learn greco... until we change our cultural approach to real wrestling, we will always be behind internationally... again... all in a nut shell type of things...
  2. the great Ivan Poddubny was created in 1871...
  3. all relevant... all good enough to get the point across... all will be dismissed by the posters who are still soooooooo salty...
  4. now we are back on track... telling back in my day stories...
  5. anyone want to surmise what the brands boys think about missing weight?
  6. all fair points... but... you should have just let a certain USAW employee grade your paper... my guess is all those "issues" would have gone largely unnoticed...
  7. milo of croton never missed weight once...
  8. that was definitely not the case in past years, but, was a big talking point among fighters, so, it may have been changed... i think it has changed recently... it damn sure should have changed... regardless... i know i am partly to blame, but, comparing a ridiculously for profit org like the UFC to what the ideals and standards the USOC should be representing is a stretch at the absolute best...
  9. having said that, there was a significant purge pre-boogie bug of senior greco athletes, so, maybe this was inevitable...
  10. this would be 100% accurate if we take greco out of the equation... free guys have options... greco guys do not... which is why they still had so many staying in the springs pre-boogie bug...
  11. i guess close to half numbers in a year after being bombarded with endless propaganda over an overinflated politicized pandemic is not too terribly bad... **golf clap**
  12. that is not at all my understanding of the numbers and if that is in fact the case, clearly i am wrong in this instance... **tip of the cap**
  13. except it proved he is not impeccable by definition alone...
  14. i rarely compare anyone to myself because it is not fair to do so... i could go into greater detail, but, the instances where my stamina counts for something most never get to experience outside of pure fantasy... in reality... the main point is your stamina defending a position that you are smart enough to know is wrong and will never be justified ever... it is impressive...
  15. you are not very good at this... **shrugs**
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