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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold View Post
    Seriously. Watch his post-match interview on Flo. The guy is just thankful and humble. Good for Darrion. This is his night.

    Any word on who was OW?
    Darrion Caldwell was I believe.

    Oh and I'll add this video. I was youtubing the interviews and stubbled upon this. It didn't take them long at all...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NgyIsO3Rlg

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    In hindsight and with that video I owe Gold a little apology. It WAS after the whistle and he DID push him. He got the team point penalty which was appropriate. I also think Darrion's behavior upon celebrating early and the backflips was what put Metcalf over the top, not the fact that he had just lost. I am glad no one was hurt but Caldwell should know that there was going to be some kind of repercussion on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goferphan View Post
    In hindsight and with that video I owe Gold a little apology. It WAS after the whistle and he DID push him. He got the team point penalty which was appropriate. I also think Darrion's behavior upon celebrating early and the backflips was what put Metcalf over the top, not the fact that he had just lost. I am glad no one was hurt but Caldwell should know that there was going to be some kind of repercussion on that.

    True. I didn't notice it until that video either. Metcalf kinda let off but then when Caldwell started running around Metcalf lost it.

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    Nah, Gofer. People get the right to celebrate, even early if they don't lose because of it. Metcalf probably kept after him out of bounds out of frustration and desperation, but he deserved the reprimand. They're both lucky Caldwell didn't get hurt, and Metcalf is lucky that it didn't cost Iowa the tourney.

    Great win by Caldwell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goferphan View Post
    In hindsight and with that video I owe Gold a little apology. It WAS after the whistle and he DID push him. He got the team point penalty which was appropriate. I also think Darrion's behavior upon celebrating early and the backflips was what put Metcalf over the top, not the fact that he had just lost. I am glad no one was hurt but Caldwell should know that there was going to be some kind of repercussion on that.
    I actually just rewatched the match twice and was going to mention that it was definitely after time was up, but it's not a big deal--you don't owe me any apology. Not that big of a deal.

    After watching the finals again, I think 141 and 149 were really the only two "convincing" victories. Maybe 184, too, but it was still pretty close. I'm thrilled that Jaggers was on the delivering end of one of them! He looked awesome out there. I really can't believe he only won by 6. Darrion Caldwell looked incredible out there! He pretty much just manhandled Metcalf in every way. What an exciting couple of matches!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
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    Still not quite sure how to put into words just how I feel about this match so this will probably turn out to be quite rambly.

    One one hand, the fact that the legions of idiots (that were thankfully absent from this place, I'm speaking of elsewhere) that spent the entire season yelling at the tops of their lungs that Metcalf would win 157 and 165 and get bonus on everyone there and then even more so took every opportunity they could to bash Metcalf's opponents past and present are going to have to shut the hell up for 7 months or so delights me to no end. On the other hand I have a ton of respect for Metcalf as a competitor and he doesn't deserve the stuff thats going to be thrown at him now as a result of the conduct of his "supporters".

    In terms of the actual match, like Zapp said Caldwell just straight up outwrestled him. Metcalf really almost seemed tentative, especially after Caldwell chucked him with the headlock. Great funk defense by Caldwell to pick up the TD or two that he got off of Metcalf's stuff.

    In terms of the stuff at the end. They say "win and lose with class" suffice it to say in my opinion we saw neither in this match.


    Announcers

    Loved that they did another during match interview with Barry Davis. Other than that, all I can really say is I don't think there is a word that I can use to adequately express my hatred for Tim Johnson.

    Spends the entirety of the weekend fawning over Metcalf whenever he can find the opportunity (this was especially annoying when he'd do it during matches in completely different weight classes...the Raymond Jordan/Brandon Browne consi match ws an egregious example), spends the entirety of the final giving no credit to Caldwell for what he was doing just simply babbling on about how good Metcalf's conditioning is and how Metcalf was going to "sting" or "hurt" or some other stupid verb Caldwell in the third period.

    Then afterwards the stupid bastard says that Caldwell should get off the mat and act like he's been there before. I'd have been alright with this had he said it during or immediately after the gymnastics routine but he did it when Caldwell was reenacting the Mark Perry "down on both knees arms in the air and screaming" celebration.

    I mean Tim, we get it. You have a man crush on Metcalf but I and I'm sure others would appreciate at least the illusion of some professionalism.
    I couldn't agree more with you here.

    It's ridiculous that in the injury time outs the announcers were making it sound like Caldwell was in trouble. "He's having back spasms and maybe reality is starting to set in..." What reality? That he is up 6 points with 45 seconds left? They actually managed to make it sound like Metcalf was in the better position by saying things like "This give Metcalf time to collect his thoughts. He knows exactly what he needs to do..."


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    I really loved the 133 match. It started out so slow that my husband said he thought Gomez was tired, but I really thought he was actually super, super intense and just waiting for the right time to explode. Even the way he came out to the mat. The two 125-pounders and his opponent all sprinted up there, but he just took his time. It was really suspenseful to me!

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    If someone could give a rundown of 174 and 184 I'd appreciate it.

    Not sure how long this will be up, but the Metcalf-Caldwell match is already on youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNY4VW6Bi3U
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI2j0fZOpIQ


    I haven't watched him wrestle much but I got the impression that Caldwell was a pretty reckless wrestler. He's clearly cleaned that stuff up, he wrestles a very smart match. That headlock right off the start gets Metcalf out of his face a little bit (who wants to push into an opponent that will throw you?), making Metcalf shoot from further out. Stop the 2nd video at the 0:55 point. Metcalf's shooting from way out, almost straight into the mat. This leaves Caldwell in a position to scramble effectively.

    Metcalf really looked shell-shocked in that last period.

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    I couldn't agree more with you here.

    It's ridiculous that in the injury time outs the announcers were making it sound like Caldwell was in trouble. "He's having back spasms and maybe reality is starting to set in..." What reality? That he is up 6 points with 45 seconds left? They actually managed to make it sound like Metcalf was in the better position by saying things like "This give Metcalf time to collect his thoughts. He knows exactly what he needs to do..."
    I agree and especially like the 'he needs to get up' comment.

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