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    Default Re: Thorn Pinning Marion

    toooool....

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    Very cool to see the video and wanted to add a couple thoughts as we were in the stands for that match amongst the enemy in Black and Yellow:
    - The Thorn's are excitable....just in general. Never really visited with Mike, but David is extremely pleasant and always seems in a good mood. That said, there are always stories (legends?) of the Thorn boys being maniacs in the room back in high school and they always get fired up on the mat. It seems to work for Mike and I would say is no better/worse than Metcalf's tomahawk chop /pointing after the Purdue DQ....emotions effect everyone differently given different circumstances.

    - Several of us were losing our minds yelling "defensive fall" the first time MM was on his back...I was shocked and impressed how Throrn maintained it a second and maybe third time. The people from the Hawkeye wrestling boards we in shock....many were happy as they wanted to see LeClare back in the line-up...which he was for the Iowa State match.

    - The chanting the announcer referred to in the video was actually the guys who are on the team and are back-ups / redshirting. There were about 10-12 of them in the first two rows above & behind the Minnesota bench and I think you see them in video. They turned to the MN fans and started the M-I-N-N-E-S-O-T-A chant....seems kinds hokey, but in the moment it was pretty awesome knowing we had an uphill battle that match with Ness out.

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    The thing I liked most about the Thorn celebration is that it was not a taunting celebration, he wasn't aiming it at his opponent, or the opponents fans, he was excited, and rightfully so...pins against Iowa come once in a career. I find it refreshing to have a wrestler get excited and pumped up before/during/after a match, too many of the atheletes just look bored out there-win or lose they have the same expression on their faces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckvader View Post
    I find it refreshing to have a wrestler get excited and pumped up before/during/after a match
    Iowa fans like it too, when their guy does it.

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    A bit over the top.

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    Life sometimes is...
    Enjoy it while you can....

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    I understand the excitement but I come from the "act like you have been there before" camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Iowa fans like it too, when their guy does it.
    Yeah, I remember when the Minnesota fans were not bothered at all when Slaton celebrated by pumping hias arms after beating 3 time AA Mack Reiter, and that wasn't near the celebration THorn gave us here. Just sayin...
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    I understand but I think there is too much of this "suppress your emotions & be a man" thing in sports & in life in general. It is what makes us who we are. To deny it is to deny yourself & when that happens, you start dying a little bit everyday.

    It was fun to see him genuinely excited. Conservatism is a political idea not an emotion.

    If you don't want to see that much emotion on the mat, then don't let the guy deck you.

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