The Brent Matcalf who wrestled last night didn't even look like the guy we've seen all season. After the 2 takedowns in the 1st period he just seemed dazed and out of it. It was really strange.
And I agreed with the ESPN announcer (and how often can you say that) that Caldwell should "get off the mat." It was hot-dogging, it was disgusting, and it showed arrogance and no humility. What is this the NFL? He acted like a thug and then had the nerve to "thank god." Give me a break.
Metcalf deserved to lose, but after watching Caldwell at the end I felt they should have given no one the trophy. The whole thing made me sick.
Herbert. Hodge. No question. He's the man.
Franklin Gomez. Class. Pure class. Perhaps he can teach some to Caldwell?
Caldwell would never have even risked an injury if he hadn't engaged in that reckless way at the end. He should have ended the match, shook hands, and then celebrated. It was Caldwell who chose how that match would end, not Metcalf.
Metcalf deserved to lose but to blame the ending of that match on Metcalf borders on ridiculous. Caldwell set the events in motion, not Metcalf. He should be held more responsible. I seriously doubt that Metcalf even heard that whistle. He probably wanted to kill Caldwell at that point. And it's hard to blame him.
They both need humility lessons. No wrestler has the right to celebrate with time on the clock and in the manner that Caldwell did. And I also think intent should be taken into consideration. Not just result.
I thought that the HWT bout was terrific. Great job by Dudziak from Duke. He was soooooo close to being nat'l champ. Still becoming Duke's first AA is a terrific accomplishment. Congrats!!
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become."
The finals were great. Yeah, everyone would like to see some more action but on the other hand the champs did what they needed. I would have liked to see Duke get a champ, and Cladwell was da man(holy chit-we watched it about 6 times)! I have to say, Metcalf seemed "out of it" from the whistle, looked like Lincoln Mac(deer in headlights)when Marrinotti shocked the world back in the mid 90's.
For Iowa to have wrestled the absolute poorest tournament and still walk away with the title shows just how strong they are. Pretty much everything went wrong for them and they still win the title.
"He probably wanted to kill Caldwell at that point. And it's hard to blame him."
Do you even understand what you are saying here? You don't mean it literally of course, but even figuratively it's wrong. Period.
DSCH: a Soviet artist's reply to unjust criticism.