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Force118

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    Force118 reacted to VakAttack in Best Losers   
    I feel like NaTo always took it like a man every time he lost to an Iowa wrestler. ;-)
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    Force118 reacted to JHRoseWrestling in Revisiting the racism at Team Foxcatcher   
    Another thought.  I don't think anyone can deny the removal of black athletes is a racist act. I am not sure the racism catch-all works great here though.
    I am a special educator.  If we had a student who was completely blind, we wouldn't classify him as learning disabled in reading.  The individual wouldn't be able to see the words on the page, so it may manifest as an inability to read.  Classification of LD in reading would lead to ineffective services and accomodations.
    If we want to learn and grow socially as a wrestling community, throwing the racism blanket over the situation at Foxcatcher without evaluating the other complexities of DuPont's condition could do as much harm as good.
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    Force118 got a reaction from Schuteandscore in Revisiting the racism at Team Foxcatcher   
    The thread is called “revisiting the racism, at team FoxCatcher.” A discussion about DuPont’s mental status is fair game when discussing the motives of his actions. Also, to acknowledge that perceived racism is not always indicative of a racist motive, is not a counter narrative. To make arguments in absolution and to assume every repudiation to your stance is a “narrative” is myopic and virtue signaling at its finest. Furthermore, it’s necessary to acknowledge context and not ignore the likelihood of misunderstandings especially outside of a forum, where lives and careers are at stake. Education and dialogue needs to supplant cancel culture. But I guess it’s easier to just sit back and throw stones, as if that makes any difference or benefits anyone.
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    Force118 reacted to jchapman in Revisiting the racism at Team Foxcatcher   
    Maybe the Du Pont situation was nuanced?  I mean, it might technically meet a dictionary definition of racism, but may not share many traits of what we commonly think of as institutional racism.  They guy was delusional.  One day, he started believing  the color black was evil or bad.  It was horrible that it lead to the removal of black athletes, but it wasn’t born out of 200+ years systemic marginalization.
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    Force118 got a reaction from JHRoseWrestling in Revisiting the racism at Team Foxcatcher   
    1. DuPont was severely mentally ill. Clearly and unequivocally mentally ill. His mental illness undoubtedly contributed to his actions at FoxCatcher. To what extent, is up for debate. To mention this undeniable truth is not a defense for his actions but does provide context surrounding what happened. 
    2. DuPont may have been racist. As much as it’s popular to think, speak, and judge in absolutes, racism does exist on a spectrum.
    3. Racism is not a clinical mental illness and to suggest so, demonstrates a clear lack of understanding about mental illness and further stigmatizes those who suffer from legitimate mental illness by grouping them with racists.

     
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    Force118 got a reaction from jchapman in Revisiting the racism at Team Foxcatcher   
    We don’t do nuance here.
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    Force118 reacted to russelscout in The "is there talent" debate on Flo   
    Which makes a lot of sense. I think sometimes very good athletes are offended by the word talent as if it means they got lucky. Not true. Effort and talent can coincide and talent doesn't take away from the sacrifices he has made. However, it doesn't change the fact that some people just are not talented enough to be elite.
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    Force118 reacted to AnklePicker in The "is there talent" debate on Flo   
    Set up 20 kids in a classroom with zero training and ask them to draw something realistically.  Some kids will inherently be able to draw it some won’t even come close. Those who can have a talent for drawing. I like using drawing because it has nothing to do with success or competition and it’s a fairly complex skill mentally and physically. 
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    Force118 reacted to TobusRex in What percentage chance did Moore have to win?   
    Yeah, he was killing guys out there. He deserved some Hodge talk, imo.
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    Force118 reacted to Class in HWC and the women   
    Christian Pyles reporting a quote from Tom Brands to the effect of "The girls left voluntarily and we wish them luck and if they want to come back we will support that decision" which is bordering on as non-answer as the dude from HR was given.
    Can we all just agree that if they didn't pull funding from the girls currently or in the imminent future then one of them would have just said that?  Taking it a step further then Tom and Terry both did some serious BSing in their interviews immediately following the backlash, and while Tom decided not to double down with the quote today he is trying to take the high road in an ingenuine and very transparent way.
    And really Pyles, I mean really, you couldn't just ask him the obvious, elephant in the room question?!?!?!  Whatever role you claim to have in this situation whether it be a journalist, interested observer (or whatever it is semantically because I genuinely don't know how you position yourself) why would you put yourself in a position to share the same poor corporate speak they are delivering on HR right now.
     
    Because truly what Tom is saying is "hey I am not going to pay you anymore but if you want to stay here for free great.  If someone else is going to pay you and you go there you can always come on back here and represent us for free"
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    Force118 reacted to IronChef in HWC and the women   
    Someone needs to ask Brands, Dennis, or an HWC board member one question: Was the funding cut starting in July for the current women at HWC?
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    Force118 got a reaction from Tofurky in New numbers(c19)   
    Relax, we will be at 0 by Easter.....
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    Force118 reacted to ionel in New numbers(c19)   
    Good point.  Also appears Italy once overwhelmed had to start rationing the bed space etc to focus on who most likely to save.  One thing I haven't seen is info on how long on avg in ICU or on ventilator before recovery/release.
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    Force118 reacted to Lurker in New numbers(c19)   
    28 days for the USA to go from 1 death to 1000.  Three days to go from 1000 to 1500.
    The doubling of total lost souls that has been happening every 5 days.....****'s about to get beyond real.
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    Force118 got a reaction from jross in Writing a book on: Mental Toughness for Wrestlers   
    You probably already know this but JRob would be a good interview. I think he was one of the few philosophical and cerebral wrestling coaches. He routinely discusses the psychological aspect of wrestling and specifically fatigue. Check this video out
     
     
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    Force118 got a reaction from Old Corps in Writing a book on: Mental Toughness for Wrestlers   
    You probably already know this but JRob would be a good interview. I think he was one of the few philosophical and cerebral wrestling coaches. He routinely discusses the psychological aspect of wrestling and specifically fatigue. Check this video out
     
     
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    Force118 reacted to Old Corps in Writing a book on: Mental Toughness for Wrestlers   
    Thanks, everyone. Your suggestions and comments are appreciated!
    I have actually researched and written some material on this topic as related to special operators and members of elite combat units. Many of these guys had a wrestling background; most were average wrestlers, but almost all credited the sport with instilling many traits and qualities in them that helped them be successful in high-speed units. 
    I’m hoping to do some good interviews with guys who have solid credibility in the “mentally tough” aspect of our sport. I think their insights and advice would resonate with the target audience of my book: youth and high school wrestlers. 
    I also think coaches and parents will find value in this book, but my aim is to keep it on a level that will essentially replicate the type of “knowledge transfer” that occurs when a J Rob, Kolat, Ironside, Gable and others sits down in front of a group of kids in a wrestling room and speaks on this topic.  
    It will be more of a “mentor/mentee” flavor than a research study. Many of you know how challenging it is to get kids these days to read anything longer than a social media post, so the book must be written at their level and in a way that keeps them engaged. 
    Thanks again for your help and please keep it coming!
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    Force118 got a reaction from Peso in Lee Kemp   
    Joe Wells was a really cool guy. Years after he retired, Joe would come by and beat on some of the studs in the room when he was in his 60s. He couldn’t move well so he would get in the Russian tie and kick their legs out. 
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    Force118 reacted to Billyhoyle in New numbers(c19)   
    In my opinion the most promising drugs currently in trial are remdesivir to be broadly used and anti IL-6 mAbs to be used in the subset of patients suffering from cytokine release syndrome (aka cytokine storm). I think the drug that will eventually prove most effective is the mAb pair in development by Regeneron that specifically targets the virus (will enter clinical trials in June). The entire pandemic will end completely though with the introduction of a vaccine in 12 to 24 months. 
     
    The people hoarding hydroxychloroquine are in my opinion absolutely idiotic and cruel, since some people rely on it for indications for which it has shown efficacy. And the risks of taking the drug at this point probably aren’t worth it until efficacy is proven given the low mortality rate of covid. In other words, if you expect 5 deaths per 1000 patients with covid, I’d be very hesitant to take a drug with the side effects of hydroxychloroquine prior to seeing the clinical data. It is probably worth administering to those who are almost out of options though, which is how I think it is presently being applied. Definitely not first line yet though, that’s for sure. 
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    Force118 got a reaction from Mphillips in Extra year solution   
    To be fair, you and Marcus C. also have a pattern.......
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    Force118 got a reaction from ResiliteMarine in College wrestler with the biggest...   
    Lats -Ed Ruth
    Dad Bod-Ben Askren 
    Rib Cage-Mike Zadick
    Traps-Brock Lesnar
    Best Tan-Lance Palmer 
    I skip leg day-everyone at Iowa
    Every day is chest day-NATO
    Honey I shrunk the kids-OKSt.
    Honey I blew up the kids-Penn State
    Overall specimen-Kevin Randleman
     
     
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    Force118 got a reaction from Schuteandscore in Extra year solution   
    To be fair, you and Marcus C. also have a pattern.......
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    Force118 reacted to Schuteandscore in Extra year solution   
    Or maybe he didn’t respond because there is no validity to it and didn’t get pulled in a ridiculous back and forth, taking away from the original point of the thread.  So no need for you to do the same.
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    Force118 got a reaction from TheOhioState in College wrestler with the biggest...   
    Lats -Ed Ruth
    Dad Bod-Ben Askren 
    Rib Cage-Mike Zadick
    Traps-Brock Lesnar
    Best Tan-Lance Palmer 
    I skip leg day-everyone at Iowa
    Every day is chest day-NATO
    Honey I shrunk the kids-OKSt.
    Honey I blew up the kids-Penn State
    Overall specimen-Kevin Randleman
     
     
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    Force118 got a reaction from MikePorcelli in Extra year solution   
    Not to rain on the parade but at this point we will be fortunate if there is a next season. 
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