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Luke wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:30 am Did anyone listen to the Mat Fraser Rogan podcast? A fair serving of Castro bashing.
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I couldn't get that far.

Fraser going on and on like he never used drugs. I've met him, up close and personal, and he has all the signs. Also, he should be grateful, because Castro gave him and the other favored competitors a heads up months before the Crossfit Games started about what events he should train for.

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Shafpocalypse Now wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:35 pm I couldn't get that far.

Fraser going on and on like he never used drugs. I've met him, up close and personal, and he has all the signs. Also, he should be grateful, because Castro gave him and the other favored competitors a heads up months before the Crossfit Games started about what events he should train for.
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He's a short dude too.

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Shafpocalypse Now wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:21 pm He's a short dude too.
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Fat Cat wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:42 pm
Shafpocalypse Now wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:35 pm I couldn't get that far.

Fraser going on and on like he never used drugs. I've met him, up close and personal, and he has all the signs. Also, he should be grateful, because Castro gave him and the other favored competitors a heads up months before the Crossfit Games started about what events he should train for.
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What drugs?
I believe Shaf more than the picture. At my best I looked pretty close to that, but a fraction of the ability and wasn't on AAS.

I'm also short, and the muscle tends to pile up and look like it's a lot more than it is.

But if Shafbear says he's got the signs, I definitely believe him. I don't really think any of the big names in thatb"sport" are clean.
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At the games when I met him he was significantly leaner and seemingly bigger. His delts and traps were ridiculous.


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24 hours after the announcement that Castro is fired from HQ and being the games director and no chatter here......Couch thread must finally be dead.


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24 hours after the announcement that Castro is fired from HQ and being the games director and no chatter here......Couch thread must finally be dead.


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24 hours after the announcement that Castro is fired from HQ and being the games director and no chatter here......Couch thread must finally be dead.


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big_t2100 wrote: Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:27 am 24 hours after the announcement that Castro is fired from HQ and being the games director and no chatter here......Couch thread must finally be dead.
My fantasy is a Couch + Castro reunification org.


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Big news! The story hasn't come out, but I'm speculating it's something to do with the unhinged shit he's been doing and how it probably "doesn't align with brand values".

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Castro is skillful with logistics. This is why he got to be in charge of the games. He organized volunteers, delegated well, and made sure equipment got there on time and was set up. He was also one of GG's early clients. Everyone knows GG had loads of respect for military men, especially the focused and dedicated folks of the spec ops community.


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Wondering if Glassman going meant the new management had to clean the whole, old regime out.

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Luke wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:12 amWondering if Glassman going meant the new management had to clean the whole, old regime out.
1. The timeline corresponds with an 18 month employment contract for Castro at time of sale.

2. NewCouch (tm) is a pro and is going to be taking some steps to professionalize things. Castro likely played a huge role in the shift of CrossFit from "It's for all Olympians and grandmas," which was the stupidest thing about it, into a sport where they could define it, monetize it, and incentivize PED use in men.

3. Not many stories about him have to be true for him to be a significant HR liability, and that role has grown in scope by quite a bit since he took it on. You can hire an extremely competent operator who lacks the interpersonal issues and come out ahead.
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I thought I posted this but it didn't go through... A new t-shirt from Rogue and Castro - I won't be buying one.
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You watch the Netflix documentaries and such - the Middle Eastern tournaments and money pouring in from that part of the world - it's a global enterprise. Even if the person on the street popularity seems to have waned (?) at least here it doesn't really come up anymore.

Not to mention the champions of tomorrow are freakishly good teenagers who probably want to align with a professional, money flush, maybe woke? brand.

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Crossfit hasn't been interesting in a decade, minimum, if it ever was.
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I've always found the kookiness and douche-chills it gave very fun to watch. Less and less of that now.

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