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    silvermedal reacted to Sstern in NATO   
    Everybody loves freedom of religion, unless it’s not your religion (or no religion).
    How progressive in thought you are.  You clearly don’t know NATO, who is one of the classiest guys to ever wrestle.
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    silvermedal reacted to MadMardigain in Would you go to dual held today?   
    My wife.  Quarantined to the bedroom for a week and a half, but thankfully no respiratory issues requiring a hospitalization.  She was tested and confirmed.  Not fun playing single dad with two elementary kids who were in the middle of e-learning,  holding my own job requirements, and talking to my wife through the door when she’s worried by the next day she may need to go to the hospital daily.  She said it was just draining on her physically and mentally. She’s better now, and able to give her plasma to help others.   But is still nervous returning to work (even with Dr.’s saying she’s likely immune for at least the season) due to fear she may get it or at least get it in her and spread it to someone.  Hell, I may have had a light version of it with headache, cough, and more tired than usual for about 4 days, but I just chalked it up to something else and was never tested.  It wasn’t near as bad as her so if I did I consider myself lucky. Still tried to stay clear of the family as much as I could which was a juggling act with my wife still quarantined to ensure she was clear.  
    Also, my sister-in-laws mother and father (no contact with my wife and live 45min away). Both also tested and confirmed.  He was the first case recorded in his county, but hadn’t ventured out of the city he lived in for months.  Both have recovered now but her father required a respirator and constant hospital supervision.  
    Neither my wife nor them live in a major city.  Nor other then my wife working did she or go out frequently (Few trips to store no restaurants or other places) after hearing about this virus spreading in the US during the start of the spread.
    So people please go out and do things if you need to like shopping and work.  Just be selective and cautious about What it is especially if it involved more public exposure.   You can always do a few outdoor things where you can be more spread out, in order to break up the boredom.  Get off your butt from the binge watching of TV, video games, or random internet surfing and do something else. Learn something new (cooking likely is good) , fix up your house (I’m sure there is something), do some family stuff, connect with people on the phone or video,  etc.  Stop seeing this as an “oh poor me” problem where you lay around most of your new free time and do some productive things while you finally have the time to do it.  
    But if this time is as bad as your life is going to get then consider yourself much luckier almost everyone on this planet pre-Corona.   As former wrestlers we should at least know how to deal with the struggle and sacrifice it take to reach the greater goals. It would be nice to use that mentality now, since plenty of these none wrestlers need the example.  
    Don’t live in a hole, but let’s try to at least make some logical decision that will not only help you but others. Be as cautious as you can when going out and being around others especially if you are come into contact with other friends or family members afterward.  Sure this things going to spread but there is no need to help it along and overload your local healthcare facilities if you don’t have to.  I want to know when someone does get sick the hospital staff is completely ready to focus on that person and has adequate medical supplies.   Not that those places are being stretched thin on anything due to multiple people in the area having an advanced form of this. 
    Sorry if you are bored and may have to stretch your personal budget some.  But that is still a small struggle for most of you compared to getting certain family or friends very sick causing them and their family more physical, mental, and economic hardship than you are currently going through. Especially if those actions also add to the stain on your local healthcare system too, making it harder to get the best care.  
    This all sucks we get it.  It going to suck for awhile regardless. Lets just try to not make to suck a lot more for some people just because some of you think you will be fine. 
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    silvermedal reacted to Konquest in Would you go to dual held today?   
    Not at this time.  People in my house with auto immune diseases would make it irresponsible.  
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    silvermedal reacted to D3UC157 in BTN Wrestling in 60   
    FYI: BTN is showing wrestling alllllllll day!
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    silvermedal reacted to BobDole in How old is Echemendia?   
    We were born the same year if you all really want to know.
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    silvermedal reacted to buckshot1969 in Wrestlers v. Boxers: Conditioning Excellence?   
    IMO both are the incredibly taxing. I once heard a boxer talk about relaxing and controlling your breath during a bout. You get one minute breaks but you also have to take a step back when you can and maybe cover up and absorb a little to give your arms a rest. Of course if the other guy doesn’t need to slow down because he’s in better shape you’re in deep trouble.
    There is no time to slow down or relax during a wrestling match and if you try you’ll get scored on. Plus, refs can hit you for stalling if you take a break. I was always dead after a six minute match. I’d run 3 miles before practice six days a week, then I’d practice, do live wrestling then do conditioning which was sandbags or sprints or bear crawl or some other kind of torture. Then I’d go home and eat next to nothing then go out and run another five to six miles. Then after all of that training I’d only be good for about four minutes. I think if I could have eaten during the season I’d have been better off.
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    silvermedal reacted to RegularStalling in VT’s Mitch Moore enters the transfer portal   
    Update: Moore announced via twitter he will be transferring to Oklahoma. 
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    silvermedal reacted to ConnorsDad in What percentage chance did Moore have to win?   
    It's amazing people take one bad tournament and think the guy's a choker. He was seeded behind Pfarr. He's wrestled to his seed every time except as a sophomore and the only way he could have wrestled to the seed was win it all. Everybody last year was saying wait till Weigel gets on top he'll dominate Moore. Not only could he be not ride him he couldn't keep from getting taken down about 20 times. Same with Darmstadt. Just like the other poster said Moore was a bigger favorite than anybody because there's less competition at 197 this year. The guys had one bad tournament ever. A choker he's not. 
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    silvermedal reacted to Plasmodium in Will other teams be dropped now?   
    Full disclosure: I am a cheap bass turd. Still, we spend wayyyy too much on college sports. All sports should have caps and be more in line with Adams State than Penn Sate. 
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    silvermedal reacted to Jim L in Sammy Sasso wins Freshman of the Year   
    Preferential treatment for those wrestling in the toughest conference by far
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    silvermedal reacted to Peso in Lee Kemp   
    I just finished watching "Wrestled Away, the Lee Kemp Story" on Amazon Prime.  If you grew up during that time, I think you will enjoy it.  I know I did.  I've met Mr Kemp once shortly after he came from behind at the buzzer to defeat my team mate Paul Martin in Stillwater.  It was the disco era so a few guys from the team took a couple of the badgers down to the local place to dance, after the dual.  I'm sure he wouldn't remember me, but I was one of the guys that pointed him toward the dance floor.  I finished the video believing what I had thought since my first time I saw him live and shook his hand and met him.  He is truly the kind of man that I believe we should all aspire to be.  The class and dignity he exhibits in this movie is subtle, but it sure didn't go past me.  I wrestled in his bracket at the 76 Olympic Trials in Cleveland.  I was not even close to a factor, but a guy named Joe Wells pummeled me to within an inch of my life and Joe was 4th at the weight, behind Dziedzic, Schalles and Kemp.   Lee and Jimmy Jackson were the two college champs from that year who finished in the top 4.  Kudos to you Mr Lee Kemp.  I've been around a lot of great wrestlers, and they are often, but not always great men too.  You sir are the Gold Standard as far as I'm concerned.  Lee if you read this I was the guy in Cleveland yelling "don't grab Schalles leg!"  If you were there, you would understand.  :--)
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    silvermedal reacted to Coach_J in Humor   
    Dude is hilarious--might help us all through this.  (Some bad words in here for those who might be offended.)
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    silvermedal reacted to pamela in I don't see 1 interesting thread here...   
    @MedicineMan unfortunately, my new avatar was canceled because of Coronavirus :(
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    silvermedal reacted to D3UC157 in Vincenzo Joseph   
    If an extra year is granted we could really see something, 0-5 Big10 titles!
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    silvermedal reacted to KSchlosser in Joe Heskett   
    Saw on facebook after a few calls this afternoon that Joe Heskett had a stroke while sleeping yesterday and is in stable condition but very serious condition in ICU.
    I am not a doctor or family member so I know nothing other than what I read. His uncle has provided some updates to people sending well wishes on Joe's facebook page.
    I do know as his friend, he and his family would appreciate all the positive thoughts and prayers the community can offer.
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    silvermedal reacted to ionel in Practical coronavirus advice from prominent pathologist   
    Dr. Oz’s Coronavirus Survival Protocol (Dr. Oz) Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Disinfect surfaces by using disinfectant sprays instead of wipes, which can spread germs from one surface to another. It is advised to let the surface remain wet for three minutes prior to drying. Get at least seven hours of sleep a night. Exercise regularly, aiming for 30 minutes every other day. Improve your air quality by using a humidifier because viruses dislike humid air. When you are on an airplane, sit next to the window: “It’s better for you because that germ zone is that little limited area,” which includes the row before and after you, he noted. “The air that comes in from outside is actually pretty clean." Meditate because that can support your immune system. Avoid handshakes. Dr. Oz said handshaking transfers 10 times more germs than fist-bumping, but he also discouraged fist-bumping. “A fist bump passes one-tenth the germs as a firm handshake,” Dr. Oz said on Monday. He encouraged people to “embrace the power of a good head nod.” Eliminate face touching. It is encouraged to have a two-week supply of essential items, including freezer-friendly food items and non-perishable foods, medications and household supplies, including toilet paper, soap and detergent. Eat foods and take vitamins that support the immune system. Eating leafy greens and fruits high in vitamins like citruses, blackberries, and kiwi provide your body with essential vitamins and minerals. Get the flu shot to avoid confusing seasonal flu with COVID-19. If you are sick, take 80 milligrams of zinc daily, 250 milligrams of vitamin C twice daily, 250 milligrams of beta-glucan daily and take elderberry syrup or lozenges four times a day for five days  
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    silvermedal reacted to madcat11 in Practical coronavirus advice from prominent pathologist   
    It’s all about the Zinc lozenges and toilet paper.
    Many thanks to the esteemed doctor Robb.
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    silvermedal got a reaction from wrestlingnerd in Sebastian Rivera Wins OW   
    Taking away nothing from Rivera, I thought the MOW was Alex Marinelli.  The 165 finals was epic.  And defeating three time finalist Joseph to win was an incredible feat.  
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    silvermedal reacted to wrestlingnerd in Practical coronavirus advice from prominent pathologist   
    I’m using the excuse that college sports post-seasons are being affected by declining attendance to post this here. Dr. Robb was one of the first researchers on coronaviruses and write this email to his friends and family. The email went viral from there and I got it. I hope you find it useful. 
    Dear Colleagues,
    As some of you may recall, when I was a professor of pathology at the University of California San Diego, I was one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses (the 1970s). I was the first to demonstrate the number of genes the virus contained. Since then, I have kept up with the coronavirus field and its multiple clinical transfers into the human population (e.g., SARS, MERS), from different animal sources.
    The current projections for its expansion in the US are only probable, due to continued insufficient worldwide data, but it is most likely to be widespread in the US by mid to late March and April.
    Here is what I have done and the precautions that I take and will take. These are the same precautions I currently use during our influenza seasons, except for the mask and gloves:
    NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc. Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc.. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove. Open doors with your closed fist or hip - do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. Especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors. Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts. Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been. Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home's entrances. AND in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can't immediately wash your hands. If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!  
    What I have stocked in preparation for the pandemic spread to the US:
    Latex or nitrile latex disposable gloves for use when going shopping, using the gasoline pump, and all other outside activity when you come in contact with contaminated areas. Note: This virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. This means that the air will not infect you! BUT all the surfaces where these droplets land are infectious for about a week on average - everything that is associated with infected people will be contaminated and potentially infectious. The virus is on surfaces and you will not be infected unless your unprotected face is directly coughed or sneezed upon. This virus only has cell receptors for lung cells (it only infects your lungs) The only way for the virus to infect you is through your nose or mouth via your hands or an infected cough or sneeze onto or into your nose or mouth. Stock up now with disposable surgical masksand use them to prevent you from touching your nose and/or mouth (We touch our nose/mouth 90X/day without knowing it!). This is the only way this virus can infect you - it is lung-specific. The mask will not prevent the virus in a direct sneeze from getting into your nose or mouth - it is only to keep you from touching your nose or mouth. Stock up now with hand sanitizers and latex/nitrile gloves (get the appropriate sizes for your family). The hand sanitizers must be alcohol-based and greater than 60% alcohol to be effective. Stock up now with zinc lozenges. These lozenges have been proven to be effective in blocking coronavirus (and most other viruses) from multiplying in your throat and nasopharynx. Use as directed several times each day when you begin to feel ANY "cold-like" symptoms beginning. It is best to lie down and let the lozenge dissolve in the back of your throat and nasopharynx. Cold-Eeze lozenges is one brand available, but there are other brands available.  
    I, as many others do, hope that this pandemic will be reasonably contained, BUT I personally do not think it will be. Humans have never seen this (edited: animal)-associated virus before and have no internal defense against it. Tremendous worldwide efforts are being made to understand the molecular and clinical virology of this virus. Unbelievable molecular knowledge about the genomics, structure, and virulence of this virus has already been achieved. BUT, there will be NO drugs or vaccines available this year to protect us or limit the infection within us. Only symptomatic support is available.
    I hope these personal thoughts will be helpful during this potentially catastrophic pandemic. You are welcome to share.
    Good luck to all of us!
    James Robb, MD FCAP
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    silvermedal reacted to Wrestlingfan69 in Practical coronavirus advice from prominent pathologist   
    Wrestling nerd, thank you for taking the time to post.  
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    silvermedal reacted to Crotalus in Nick Lee adjusting?   
    Heavily? Hard to imagine someone picking him heavily after seeing their two bouts. Pletcher even seems to have the advantage on their feet. I said after their first match that Pletcher was going to have to score more than once to beat Lee because of his relentlessness, and he was able to do that this time around. The first match he tried to play defense the whole match after the first takedown and it bit him in the ass. I would predict their next match, given they meet again, would be another barn burner.
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    silvermedal reacted to Coach_J in Under the radar...   
    The job Ryan Ludwig has done at Northern Illinois.  They place 3rd in the 15-team MAC behind Missouri and Central Michigan (they actually beat CMU in the MAC dual) with Ludwig being named co-MAC Coach of the Year.  Three NQs, a soph and two frosh, with Brit Wilson taking the MAC title.  More programs like this, please.
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    silvermedal reacted to madcat11 in Lance and Colin Palmer Documentary - PINNED   
    Not really.
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    silvermedal reacted to TobusRex in 149   
    Baseball is a terrible, boring sport, but man that was a good movie! The nerd showed he knew more than all the scouts put together :D
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    silvermedal reacted to ConnorsDad in If you are thinking about going Sunday to the National Collegiate Open...   
    ... then maybe this will help make up your mind. If any of you are there please come up and introduce yourself to me and I'll be more than happy to buy you a drink or two. I'll be the handsome guy with crutches in the stands.
    Its at Smyrna High School in Smyrna Delaware which is 90 miles from DC.
    I know sometimes people get a little hot under the collar here but for the most part I think we all have a passion for wrestling and I would be excited to make the acquaintance of some of you men and women. 
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