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Poor Sportsmanship Or Justified Comeuppance?


If the college wrestler in the red trunks showboated the way he did, he deserved what he got, cheapshot or not.

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Date: 04/24/09 06:20 PM

40 Responses to Poor Sportsmanship Or Justified Comeuppance?

  1. Profile photo of misscutieroo
    misscutieroo Female 18-29
    1944 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 5:56 pm
    Link: Poor Sportsmanship Or Justified Comeuppance? - If the college wrestler in the red trunks showboated the way he did, he deserved what he got, cheapshot or not.
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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2065 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 6:22 pm
    Ouch...
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    aero Male 18-29
    886 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    I vote poor sportsmanship, because the guy was already after the winner before he even did the flips and was just running around in celebration, which I don`t think is a problem.
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2345 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 6:36 pm
    I used to like that 3DG song in the beginning...poor sportsmanship, but the guy was showing off too much.
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    yvw103 Male 18-29
    14 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 6:46 pm
    Im a wrestler and my opinion is they are both in the wrong. Metcalf (in black) is one of the best wrestlers alive he is just a beast and since he was upset to a guy he should have dominated he was mad. Metcalfs style is wrestle till the very end whether he is winning or losing and most of the time he is winning and he keeps on wrestling. The other guy should have waited to showoff when the match was over but Metcalf should have been a little smarter. The match itself was a great one both wrestlers are studs.
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    uunnfair_4ol Female 18-29
    147 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    How did dude win?
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    smartbomb314 Male 13-17
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    April 24, 2009 at 6:58 pm
    yeah i dont understand how getting up from a crouch constitutes winning at wrestling
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    Not a "Bulldoze` per se, But definitely not good sportsmanship.
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    PC-Player Male 18-29
    129 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    Caldwell won because time was up and he was ahead in points. He started celebrating early, though... and deserved the little nudge to break his victory jump.
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    hi2pi Male 30-39
    736 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 7:42 pm
    poor sportsmanship. he lost, the other was happy and celebrated (also poor sportsmanship). good sport is about being a good sport. neither was justified in their actions, as understandable as they may be. it`s only justified in hockey, somehow.
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    Nebbie Male 18-29
    864 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 7:46 pm
    If you get up from that first you get a point, but if you`re on top, if you take the other guy down, you get the point. I think... I may be wrong. Sorry if I am.
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    Jimmi Male 13-17
    118 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 8:01 pm
    it was overtime and he got an escape?
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    BlueJack Female 18-29
    385 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 8:03 pm
    ooo rewind! bad sportsmanship and all that crap but it looks too cool in reverse
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    gamerx47 Male 18-29
    331 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 8:55 pm
    ok, so for those of you who dont know, an escape is worth one point (when you escape from bottom) while a takedown is worth two.

    so he probably needed one point to win with very short time.

    but yea, i say poor sport, even if he deserved it.

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    jjsfootball Male 13-17
    6 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    ok here is what happened kid on top is considered best wrestler in college and gets upset by kid on bottom so he celebrates and right fully so
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    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
    1036 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 9:04 pm
    Poor sport, he started going after him almost immediatly. Is the guy supposed to stay placid in his victory? It definitely dosen`t justofy his somersault, but that can`t be considered over the top.
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    mamerv Male 18-29
    328 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm
    Honestly I feel he was justified to celebrate the way he did, you work hard to win at what you do and when you do your supposed to hold all that sweat, blood and tears in so you can make the other guy feel better. Nah I would have done the same the other guy should have took it better, he went running after him almost immediately that is poor sportmanship. I have been beaten and seen some ungoldy displays of celebrations, but when I beat someone then guess what it is my turn.
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 11:05 pm
    The other guy worked his butt off too. Have some respect for your opponent.
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    dreamwthinrm Male 18-29
    2 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 11:38 pm
    Totally Justified. Wrestlers work there @ss off to be the best.That guy should have put his blood sweat and tears into winning the match NOT on just by technicality.
    Definitely didnt prove he was a better wrestler IF he werent a woman that guy should have womped him in his face
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    t0zzic Male 18-29
    44 posts
    April 24, 2009 at 11:51 pm
    Poor sport or not.. He deserves the celebrations. Metcalf is like 80-2 now and those 2 loses are to this guy..
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    Mondo48 Male 18-29
    138 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 12:14 am
    if he goes to cartwheel or backflip or whatever while he is still IN play...knock his ass down. That is showboating, which deserves punishment
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    Tratheyas Male 13-17
    322 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 1:31 am
    Off-topic, the starting song is good.

    "Scared" - Three Days Grace

    ...Gonna go listen to the full thing now. =D

    @ the wrestling: I don`t know the technicalities, but...Cartwheel boy deserved being thrown. Although, if he did land it safely, it`d be pretty epic. XD

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    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 2:22 am
    I don`t know the rules, but judging by the referees trying to interfere before the clock reached zero, the foul or whatever ended the match. And it was already declared before the dude even started celebrating.

    So either the match was over and the guy in black was being a douche carrying on, or the match wasn`t over and the red guy was being a dick.

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    Golkar Male 18-29
    391 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 4:04 am
    I`ll give those who may be confused a quick rundown. The fight had 5 seconds left, and in that five seconds, there was no way Metcalf (in the black) could have caught up, so it was the same as say a sports team celebrating with 5 seconds left on the clock; typical, but rude.
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    TalcumX Male 50-59
    561 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 4:16 am
    He was wrong for pushing him................he should have kicked him in the nuts. People like that ruin the sport, whatever it may be.
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
    625 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 7:06 am
    Caldwell Rocks, I was there when he won his first state championship, his parents were sitting behind us in the stands, and the second his match ended he ran right off the mat into the stands to hug them.
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
    625 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 7:08 am
    If this was just another match it might be considered show boating but this is it, the National championship, and it was a huge upset over probably the best wrestle in the country. He deserves to celebrate. And the whistle was blown before he started andy of his flips anyway.
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    lilNegro93 Male 13-17
    28 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 8:25 am
    that was bull the other guy let him up to so he could take the other guy down and get 2pts to win but ha ran away
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    Neagle Male 30-39
    1405 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 8:56 am
    Poor coaching on both sides.
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    zazuch Male 18-29
    286 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 10:15 am
    @mrpopenfresh
    He went after him becasue there was 5 secs left in the match and he was trying to still wrestle.

    Bad on both sides. You can be happy for a upset and running around the mat is fine but the summersault was unneeded but they guy in black should have kept his cool.


    Also after watching the video again and watching another video metcalf couldn`t win he was down 3 points so very unlucky for him to win but at the same time neither should have acted the way they should.

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    PirateWillis Male 18-29
    143 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 11:46 am
    Actually, the tradition in wrestling is to do a back-flip when you when any championship whether its states, regional, even the NCAA national championship. Especially that. So many wrestlers do a flip when they win.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    "The fight had 5 seconds left, and in that five seconds, there was no way Metcalf (in the black) could have caught up, so it was the same as say a sports team celebrating with 5 seconds left on the clock; typical, but rude."

    Informative.

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    gamerx47 Male 18-29
    331 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 2:57 pm
    >Neagle

    please inform me how the HELL that was bad coaching!? on EITHER side. The coaches werent wrestling nor were they somehow forcing their wrestlers to do what they did....

    but really, proceed to explain.

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    laxdef36 Male 18-29
    171 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 10:55 pm
    Sore loser, He must have gotten his ass kicked the whole fight.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 1:57 am
    mamery; yes you are expected to hold it in; it`s called good sportsmanship.
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    maxell Male 18-29
    285 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 9:54 am
    so what exactly happened? he knocked him over while in the air?
  37. Profile photo of Frogtango
    Frogtango Male 13-17
    1720 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 10:43 am
    "The fight had 5 seconds left, and in that five seconds, there was no way Metcalf (in the black) could have caught up, so it was the same as say a sports team celebrating with 5 seconds left on the clock; typical, but rude."

    Informative.
    Very informative....

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    Erunen Male 18-29
    190 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    bah, that`s nothing. The boasting was in horribly bad taste, but at least it ended in a shove. Fella could have grabbed him and hurt him far worse than merely making him fall on his butt.

    That acrobatic guy definitely did a good job in making him, and his team, look like non-nice individuals. HURRAY FOR SPORTS!

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    mooogandi Male 13-17
    404 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 5:36 pm
    "Sore loser, He must have gotten his ass kicked the whole fight."

    please take into consideration that it`s the NCAA national college championship, for most wrestlers its the equivalent of the Olympics.

  40. Profile photo of Painter13
    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1366 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 5:37 am
    Wrestling,the last refuge,.. because the better and smarter athletes participate in the Special Olympics.

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