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  2. I believe this is true (assuming we have a season) Given the new profile, this really reads like a whistle-blower post. What random fan would know the name of the lawyer that came in and changed the management style? Is this you nomad? I do agree that if they lose their exclusive streaming rights, they're in trouble, but that goes for any wrestling media company.
  3. Really. One of the greatest wrestlers in American history can’t have a thread without you making it about Burroughs. What’s your deal? Seriously I’d really like to know why everything have to be such a constant pissing match with you.
  4. It did. Nemec was so piss poor at 149 you probably repressed the memory. Jaggers is definitely a solid counter to my point I grant you that... but one thing I’ve learned over the years is that elite wrestlers who move up a weight class almost always do better, but elite Wrestlers who cut to a weight below where they have competed in prior seasons virtually always perform worse. Most recent example would be Ben Darmstadt at 184.... just awful. Once he moved back up to 197 he was a potential finalist if not for co-vid.
  5. LJB...........some people need to get told that they need to return to their juice boxes......
  6. I thought that's what you said. Sorry if I misunderstood your post. Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  7. Wondering that myself. Seemed to have less and less of the “big” matchups last year.
  8. They wrestle 24 lbs apart now. Kinda of a big gap, I very much wanted Cox to go down to 86 for the Olympics. My money was on Taylor.
  9. Is it true FLO won't have Big Ten matches any more?
  10. I find this a bit comical. The general wrestling fan thinks FLO is the best thing to happen to wrestling in a long time. And I’m one of them.
  11. I expect that this event is NOT about new subscriptions. It is about keeping the ones they have. I would expect that many subscriptions coming up for renewal are being cancelled with no new wrestling to watch. They need to have reasons for people to stick around and keep paying. And while it makes economic sense to pay the contestant proportionately what they are worth from the simple short term incremental revenue (or reduced rev loss) perspective, Flo needs to monitor their brand and how the politically correct winds are blowing. That later part can impact long-term revenue.
  12. Flo was started as a somewhat romantic notion operated out of a van and funded by donations. It grew through the efforts of the Brothers Flo and others including Bader and Joe, eventually adding Willie, who was fresh off of being named wrestling media guy of the year. Willie brought to Flo the editorial chops and rankings presence it did not have before then. Will later brought in Pyles, Holmes, and others. Then the Flo brothers (understandably) wanted to monetize and allowed VC in. With VC came lawyers, one in particular by the name of Paul Hurdlow has been particularly damaging to Flo. Hurdlow insinuated himself into management and put his imprint on Flo’s culture, and that meant using the lawyer’s tools. Contracts. Non-competes for already-employed people. Lawsuits. Then Flo started suing everyone in sight. From individuals taping their kids at Flo events, to putative competitors, to corporate “partners” (Oklahoma State) to Martin Flo and Willie. No one is safe from Flo’s litigious bent. You wonder why Flo is not given access by many programs? Why they, the biggest wrestling media outlet, have an antagonistic relationship with their fans, wrestlers and coaches? Because people aren’t stupid that’s why. Flo’s sharp practices have not gone unnoticed. One of the few Flo partners remaining is USA Wrestling which (a) is desperate for money and (b) has historically terrible leadership with poor judgment. Flo is indeed a sinking ship, at least in the wrestling realm. Their business model is built on exclusive event rights, and those are dwindling. If USA Wrestling pulls the plug on Flo in favor of CBS/Track, they will be done.
  13. Kellen Russell, 2x NCAA champ from New Jersey also should be included. He won Preps that year for Blair
  14. I agree with you. That’s not what @Bronco said.
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  16. I think that's what he is implying, but him leaving Nebraska feels like the end of an era which is why I think it evokes that feeling for me.
  17. Why would ASU and Little Rock only have 1 dual? They are both there, they would have a dual. It saves the cost of a trip. ASU did this with Harvard and Campbell last season. Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  18. Yeah, not too hard to google. SI can’t be bothered with this step I guess.
  19. Cant ignore age but age is number at the same time. Nobody cant tell what to do and what not to do be only because of age. It's not wrestling but roberto Duran and bernard Hopkins fought up to 50 at world class level .of course, bernard Hopkins kinda start late. Also good number of Russians or European still competing and placing at international top level tournement like "yarigin" at late 30. However, concern is JB's style of wrestling. He is getting technical from getting more experience but still require a lot of speed. Plus weigh in a day system seem does not really have much time to recover his enough strength and power like before 2018. If he has Dave schultz or saitiev style then it's not really that strange to see if he keep winning middle or end of 30.
  20. Things I wanted to say if not for the fact that I've seen enough mindless LBJ posts.....
  21. Hey hey hey, they showed some old Penn State clips and interviewed themselves about them and called it a docuseries
  22. Yesterday
  23. Make an all girls card (best girls you can get) and an all guys card. See what the numbers are and that shows the demand. I suspect it won't do well and that's why they like to mix the big womens matches between the big mens matches.
  24. https://www.win-magazine.com/2020/03/spencer-lee-wins-2020-dan-hodge-trophy/
  25. rage, rage against the dying of the light
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