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  1. My own personal experience: Robbed of the NCAA tournament and disappointed at the prospect of no Olympic Games or international freestyle competitions, I stopped visiting any wrestling websites. After a period of time, I tried watching a few MMA matches. I love watching Khabib Nurmagomedov, especially his destruction of Conor Mcgregor; Mcgregor's behavior in the period before their meeting is inexcusable and unforgivable. You do not insult an opponent's religion and family, especially a man's father. He got what he deserved, regardless of his cop out that it was "all business". If it was all business, that's a business he should not allow himself to be in. Khabib wins MMA matches with wrestling/grappling skills, something that greatly appealed to me with my wrestling background. Other matches were disappointments for me, because I don't like watching a sport where a single punch usually results in a stunned opponent who is then overwhelmed and the match ends. Then I started watching some boxing, and I started with bantamweight Naoya Inoue from Japan. I quickly realized that I had never given boxing a chance, especially since so much emphasis is usually placed on the heavyweight division. Inoue quickly showed me that this sport is an art, like wrestling, and he and other great boxers have fundamental skills that are polished to a high degree. I watched all of Inoue's fights, and I enjoyed them immensely. To make a long story short, I have since explored other boxers, including Gennady Golovkin, Vasyl Lomachenko, Artur Beterbiev, and even Tyson Fury, who has made the heavyweight division so much more interesting. In those months, I never visited these forums on The Mat. A week or so ago, I came back and looked over the forums. My immediate reaction, besides surprise that Nolf was scheduled to wrestle JO, was satisfaction that I had stayed away. It seemed that the interaction among commenters had become more rancorous and unfriendly, and the ad hominem attacks were worse than ever. There was also very little content. I feel that I made the right decision. I found another sport that interests me, and I have enjoyed learning about it. It will not replace wrestling for me, and I anticipate post-COVID-19 international and NCAA wresting. Can't wait to see the next Olympics and World Championships!
  2. Change that. 56k AMERICANS die from the flu each year. Globally, 300,000 - 650,000 PEOPLE die from the flu each and every year. And that's probably a lowball figure.
  3. Snyder's God and Sadulaev's Allah are the same. There's nothing in between. Allah is the Arab word for God, and Islam is an Abrahamic faith, with firm beliefs in the validity of the Old Testament. Islam also venerates Jesus Christ, but does not consider him part of God; rather, Muslims consider him a prophet sent by God, the most perfect man that ever walked the earth, born of a virgin.
  4. I disagree completely. There may be a few Pa. fans who exhibit over-the-top exuberance for Pa. wrestling exclusively, but I think most are willing to give respect and congratulations to wrestlers and programs from other states. I have repeatedly expressed my respect and admiration for the Brands brothers and the way they run their program at Iowa. The individuals in the Iowa program are also a testament to how living right and cultivating the right attitude makes the sport greater. I don't plan on rooting for Iowa in the B10 or NCAA tournaments, but I recognize and appreciate their greatness.
  5. 30+ pounds, but that's still pretty horrible for a wrestler who the coaches hope can score some points in March. My takeaway as well.
  6. Nevills fades terribly in the third period. His endurance isn't up to snuff. We've seen this repeatedly now.
  7. I put plenty of stock in the value of Dake's 79kg. World Titles. I also feel that the cut to 74kg. hurts him, perhaps not as badly as the cut to 86kg would have hurt J'Den, but it still hurts him. And you don't want to be hurting at all if you expect to win against JB, who, as you say, has always been a clutch wrestler. Of course, the shine on that clutch has become progressively duller since the advent of Sidakov. Sidakov is the new clutch, for now anyway.
  8. Stop digging the hole deeper, man! I'm not saying the content of the post was misleading. Once I read the post, it was clear. I'm saying that you should show more care in your post headlines. It's as if a ball peen hammer is necessary to make you understand.
  9. Yeah, and "No man has ever beaten me twice" as well, right? Wasn't Sidakov a returning world medalist? Your wanting it doesn't make it so. Stick with your 50/50 statement so that I can agree with you.
  10. I agree. The biggest difference, however, is that when Sinner Manbuns makes a post, the reading public can usually understand what the topic is. With you it's not so easy. Is that a deliberate ploy to get people to click on your posts? I mean the Jon Jones post, holy sh**! Try to write a cohesive statement, man.
  11. If you beat someone who has not yet attained a world championship, you have not beaten a world champ.
  12. I thank you. It's nice to see postings that inspire and create rather than criticize and demean.
  13. Nobody needs to make an excuse for losing to Iowa this year. They have an excellent squad of aggressive, motivated wrestlers. PSU will bring all they can to the big dance, as they should. For me, it just makes for an excellent boost for the sport of college wrestling. A close race would be great as well. Finals are anti-climactic when a team has already secured the team championship after the semis.
  14. Most impressive to me is the new BTN policy of uploading videos to YouTube with very little delay. Both the PSU/Iowa dual and the PSU/Wisconsin dual were available on YouTube in an insanely short period of time. I love it.
  15. Your problem is that you're not differentiating between takedowns and exposures. Blue shoots, and red tries to expose his back, not get his own takedown. The referee awards the takedown to blue because he determined that red did not expose blue. I agree with you that the challenge was related to the exposure, and it's unfortunate that we don't see the scoreboard. I feel that he was exposed, and red won the challenge. If he did, keep in mind that no takedown was scored. Of course things like this never happen in folkstyle wrestling because rolling across your back doesn't score points for your opponent.
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