I was more-or-less ambivalent about Metcalf until he disrespected Lance Palmer. I will never root for him now. In his apology i see the word frustration. That hits the nail on the head. So bravo to him, at least for that, if these are his words faithfully repeated.
These message boards are sooooo political. If you don't agree with someone, you are a hater. I don't buy it. I even copied a post by one of that other forum's members who I dislike a great deal (BAC is his handle). I copied it because I agreed with what he wrote and knew that Themat was going to promptly delete it, which it did.
No need to hehash any of the actual event. Two points are important, though:
1. That Ken Shirtaugh alluded to non-wrestling fans seeing it.
2. People read too much into what other people write, assuming things that are not there.
DSCH: a Soviet artist's reply to unjust criticism.
One more shot at the dead horse:
I agree with Ken Shirtaugh and disagree with Schlottke. The more I watch the video and read the comments, the more I believe that my initial thought that it should have been a flagrant misconduct was wrong. Still, whether Metcalf intended to hurt Caldwell or was just wrestling to the whistle and his momentum carried him into him, the apology was necessary to give us some closure and show that he does understand the concept of good sportsmanship. Even if he was forced to offer a bullshit apology, which I don't think is the case, it is a statement which younger kids can read and learn from and is what had to be said, sincere or not.
Atrophy: what you get when you win atournament.
LwdSteve how is the Metcalf vs Palmer comment different than what Herbert said about Keddy? Yet other than a few Iowa fans nobody made a big stink about Jake Herbert saying almost the exact same thing.
RIP Jacob Schlottke; KR1963 and rpayton
Let's move on maybe...........but.........he didn't chase caldwell from the point that he let him up.....he didn't chase or even shoot while Caldwell faced him after escaping. A push does not generally lead to a TD even if it is on the mat or there is time on the clock.
You may remember what arguably the greatest international wrestler of all time did in the 2000 Olympics????
Karelin, with about 5 seconds to go and no way to win, stopped in his tracks, lowered his arms and bowed to Gardner..........that is class.
Iowa obviously realised that the U took a big hit publicity wise and this was the result. I think that it is interesting that there is no comment by Tom B.
Ok, let's get on to the next season, but this whole incident has been bad for wrestling and this appology is 5 days too late for me to believe that it is heartfelt and sincere.
The Art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
The best way I can sum it up is the energy of that moment went from wrestling match to street fight. That's hard to see on video or maybe even from the stands (I'm not sure).