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He was by far the best commentator at the trials. My favorite bout that he called was the 77kg Greco final between Jesse Porter and Peyton Walsh. Late in the match which was tied at 7 IIRR,  Mirikitani realized that the wrestlers didn't know who held the criteria advantage. Porter who was actually ahead was trying like crazy to score while Walsh who needed a point was on the defensive. The announcer immediately caught their confusion and proceeded to call out the coaches saying that the absolute minimum requirement for a coach is to know if their wrestler is winning or losing. The match ended and before the hands were raised, Mirikitani noted that the reactions were going to be something to watch because the winner thought he lost and the loser thought he won. He was spot on. Wish I could find a replay of this one.

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i did not get the opportunity to hear this cat...

i did have to sit through john smith constantly get the calls wrong, not understand the rules or terminology, and make me want to cut my own head off for 2 evenings...

i will say, with rau's retirement this wekend, someone should snatch him up in a cocaine heartbeat... he is far and away the best commentator i've heard on a broadcast...

if the above guy is close, i tip my cap to him...

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On 4/5/2021 at 5:25 PM, DanGerMan said:

He was by far the best commentator at the trials. My favorite bout that he called was the 77kg Greco final between Jesse Porter and Peyton Walsh. Late in the match which was tied at 7 IIRR,  Mirikitani realized that the wrestlers didn't know who held the criteria advantage. Porter who was actually ahead was trying like crazy to score while Walsh who needed a point was on the defensive. The announcer immediately caught their confusion and proceeded to call out the coaches saying that the absolute minimum requirement for a coach is to know if their wrestler is winning or losing. The match ended and before the hands were raised, Mirikitani noted that the reactions were going to be something to watch because the winner thought he lost and the loser thought he won. He was spot on. Wish I could find a replay of this one.

He was great. You can actually watch the replay on nbcsports.com still. He immediately figured out what was happening and said to pay attention to when they get their hand raised because neither wrestler knew who was actually going to win. Porter actually started walking off the mat before the ref pulled him back to raise his hand.

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1 hour ago, jp157 said:

His podcast is one of the best for.. unfiltered might be wrong word.. but for at least realistic and pragmatic views of situations in wrestling

What's the name of his podcast?

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