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    Quote Originally Posted by goferphan View Post
    I am a Minny fan as everyone knows...the stomp was uncalled for but it seemed to me it was a combination of frustration and adrenalin...he still had some juice left in the 3rd and it looked like he was just frustrated. This kid is a 5x state champ and does not like losing. I don't have an issue with it if Robles doesn't. He went back out and shook his hand again and I believe "Stomp Gate" is over. Had Metcalf done it, not only would he have not gotten the team point against him, they would have probably called it the "Iowa Style" of wrestling and given him a takedown.
    Combination of frustration and adrenalin ... Metcalf ... team point ... this is all sounding vaguely familiar....

  2. #20

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    Quote Originally Posted by goferphan View Post
    This kid is a 5x state champ and does not like losing.
    So if he doesn't like losing it is perfectly fine to do something like that. Hmmm, I guess I liked losing too much to do something like that when I wrestled.
    I will smash your face into a car windshield and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out to a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!

    Tell me about it, this morning, I woke up and I shit a squirrel, but what I can't get is the damn thing is still alive. So now, I've got a shit covered squirrel running around my office and I don't know what to name it.

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    I really like Sanders, and its painful to watch him do the stomp. He's lucky Robles wasn't injured. On the other hand, I like that he came back out to congratulate Robles. If Metcalf had done that right away, we wouldn't have wasted all those posts discussing the shove, and instead, discussed the match more.

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    I did not come down hard on Metcalf...you guys all wrestle...you know that there are moments when you just have pure energy rush, not much you can do...its a physical sport, what can you say.

    I think it was bad because it was Robles, who we all respect immensely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Champ Kind View Post
    So if he doesn't like losing it is perfectly fine to do something like that. Hmmm, I guess I liked losing too much to do something like that when I wrestled.
    I thought you left? Go back in your hole.

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    I have been stomping around a lot lately and since I hate to lose it is alright to stomp some people on the back.

    Obviously your maroon and gold glasses failed to see the grinding crossface just before the stomp. Of course we will all go back to the, "he hates to lose, so its alright" excuse.
    I will smash your face into a car windshield and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out to a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!

    Tell me about it, this morning, I woke up and I shit a squirrel, but what I can't get is the damn thing is still alive. So now, I've got a shit covered squirrel running around my office and I don't know what to name it.

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    I love grinding crossfaces. Don't get to see too many of them anymore.

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    What I don't like about the various "incidents" that happened, whether intentional or not, is the message they might convey to youth wrestlers watching. That it's okay, as long as it's the heat of the moment, to conduct yourself like that. Hopefully any young wrestlers in attendance or watching on TV were watching with a parent/coach who reminded them the importance of keeping control of their emotions while on the mat.

    I took some kids to the ACC tournament and witnessed bad sportsmanship left and right. It was just embarrassing. On the trip home we discussed how bad behavior like that can impact not only yourself, but also reflect on your coaches & school.

    What's sad is that Sanders is a tough young kid with a great wrestling career ahead of him, but in those few seconds of losing his cool, it probably cost him quite a few fans.
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    Any one who tries to compare what happened in this match with "The Shove" is missing the point completely. If, IF, Sanders tried to stomp on him intentionally he IMMEDIATELY made amends with Robles by going back out and shaking his hand. Even the announcers said it was good sportsmanship.

    Now if Sanders had stomped on him after the match was over and then "apologized" 5 days later it might be close to the same as what happened in the Caldwell/"Silver Medal" Metcalf match.

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