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  1. 3 points
    Frank_Rizzo

    Steveson’s Behavior

    Unless there was some kind of prior beef between Steveson and Colucci, Steveson's antics were totally uncalled for. I know Steveson is a star and talents like him don't come around very often, but did you ever see Cael act that way? Burroughs? Snyder? Just not necessary to be a great wrestler.
  2. 2 points
    I'm not sure if I'd call Stevenson a "villain" at this point. There's a line between being flashy and being an ******* and I don't think he's figured out which side of that line he's going to be on. But I'm with you on not getting behind the whole "wrestling needs villains" mindset. I'm sure Flo gets more clicks when they can put up an article about something a wrestler everyone hates but those clicks are coming from people that are already fans. Nobody extra is going to duals, watching on TV, etc just because they know a wrestler that's known to be an ******* is going to be there.
  3. 2 points
    BobbyGribbs

    Fave non-favorite teams

    I am an Ohio State fan...Alum and former employee. However, I root for Navy just as hard as tOSU, these kids work their butts off and the scholarship they received is an appt. serving this country! Much respect.
  4. 2 points
    My perspective is guided by what is best for the team in March and the belief that the field, the brackets, and head to heads can make a competitive team race. With that said I need scorers frontside and backside at all 10 weights and I think the field, brackets, and head to head concern Ohio State the most at 125, 157, 165, and 174. I don't think I am down on Romero, to me he is still an unknown to a degree. If you told me you could have TC at 165 or 174 with Romero at 165 and Smith at 174, I have more confidence or am higher on Smith than Romero with Campbell a known quality. I like the progress Smith has made better from the start of the year til now and if that continues the second half the season it widens that gap without a bigger jump from Romero. Whether the Bucks are fighting for a title or a trophy, points are points and they need wins One way to look at Iowa 96.5 and Ohio State 92 is that if Sponseller beats Morningstar in 2009 then Tom Ryan has two team titles. At the same time tOSU could have qualified a 197 that scores or got a couple more points at 125 (2-2), 157 (0-2), 174 (1-2), or 285 (1-2) or Sponseller beats Sherefy and gets another win in the medal rounds. After Iowa won the title in 2008 by 40 points few considered Ohio State a contender and more so a bridesmaid the following year. Penn State is the heavy favorite, they will more than likely score at least twenty more than iowa, think an over/under of 120 points. If I am Ohio State and Tom Ryan or any title contender I don't quit fighting for a title until the math/results say I can't win. If you can't get first get second, if you can't get second get third, if you aren't going to AA make it to the blood round, give me some wins, give me frontside points, give me backside bonus.
  5. 2 points
    Coach_J

    Excape? WTF?

    Why don't you axe them why they do this?
  6. 2 points
    boconnell

    Steveson’s Behavior

    Against Derek White in the start of the season White did no staredown, had no extra-curriculars, and never did anything like turtling up. White just got beat. Stevenson still went to the rope-a-dope dancing. I have no problem with it, but we can't pretend it's all frustration at opponents inactivity or retaliation at opponents trash talk. He's just a guy enjoying himself and putting on a show and trying to be a star. Some like it and some don't. To each their own. But lets not pretend it's brought on by his opponents.
  7. 2 points
    JasonBryant

    Best Wrestling Forum

    I do miss the days of JTTS, Dreamyvelvet and the wonderful Skandar Ackbar!
  8. 2 points
    Attempting to answer #6 above... When a program is "spoiled" by having a 4x NCAA Champ, a 4x Finalist/3x Champ, true freshman champ, and 4x AA's, all at the same time, anyone who fills a weight class has expectations that are darn near unreasonable by 98% of the other team's standards. But... these ARE the standards at tOSU AND PSU. If you don't run a high likelihood of AAing, then the fanbase immediately calls that weight class and person as a "hole" in the lineup. Compound that with the heir apparent in Kharchla coming next year, and you have a recipe for "jumping off" the bandwagon. My attempt at logic... in an illogical time...
  9. 2 points
    Witherman

    Best Wrestling Forum

    False - jadidi photoshop tournament makes this forum the best.
  10. 2 points
    goheels1812

    Best Wrestling Forum

    My perspective is that I enjoy it because I don’t pull for a team with a big enough following to have their own dedicated message board (like Iowa, etc). I like coming here to see a multitude of topics and teams being discussed. And for the most part I’ve had great interactions with everyone on this board as I’m relatively new.
  11. 1 point
    KCMO2

    Stoll #1?

    .
  12. 1 point
    pish6969

    New Flo Rankings

    What I don’t get with Rasheed. He started at 5 preseason. Once the guys ahead of him lost he should have moved up not down. That’s normally how it works Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. 1 point
    ionel

    Steveson’s Behavior

    Stevenson is not a villain in fact no one on these here forums has a problem with Stevenson.
  14. 1 point
    Disagree with a lot of the takes on 157. Hayes was clearly the aggressor during the match. The only thing Hidlay did was dig an underhook and drive. He took zero risk.
  15. 1 point
    Ceiling: one-time AA. Floor: non-starter. Have not jumped on that wagon, yet.
  16. 1 point
    cornercoach

    Steveson’s Behavior

    ....borderline unsportsmanlike/taunting. Not terrible, but not necessary. He'll grow out of it...........
  17. 1 point
    Threadkilla

    Steveson’s Behavior

    I didn't see him doing it against Coon or even when he beat Bradley.
  18. 1 point
    BigTenFanboy

    Steveson’s Behavior

    So he only does it when he knows he will dominate the guy.
  19. 1 point
    randyfoxwell

    GFeller is gonna win NCAAs

    All joking aside, how do you pronounce his last name?
  20. 1 point
    KCMO2

    Missouri - '18/'19

    Nice breakdown. Coming out of the MAC qualifier, I could easily see us getting 10 through. I would be shocked to see Smith make weight 3 days in a row at nationals, if he is indeed their 125. Punke looked very good at 125 at the South Beach Duals, beating #19 Schroder and losing in SV to #13 Arujau. I could see Elam low AA or go 2 and out at nationals. I'd predict a 4-8 place finish. I think if we max out we could go 3rd, but our 3 true freshmen scare me a bit on the big stage. I find it amusing that Flo has Mizzou at #12 this week.
  21. 1 point
    gromit

    GFeller is gonna win NCAAs

    and hammerlockthree will proclaim that it's stupid
  22. 1 point
    iGranby

    Fave non-favorite teams

    Main squad has been and always will be the Bucks. Im a pretty big NC State fan as well. With the Staff overhaul at Wisconsin I find myself paying attention to them a lot more. Lock Haven is a school I'd consider myself a fan of too.
  23. 1 point
    boconnell

    New Flo Rankings

    What's more interesting is Stoll moving up to #1 on the strength of that Izaak Shedenhelm victory.
  24. 1 point
    unbiased

    New Flo Rankings

    I agree, listening to people try and defend their opinion is way better than looking at their opinion. I find it highly amusing.
  25. 1 point
    steamboat_charlie v2

    Steveson’s Behavior

    The kid hasn't even turned 19 yet... this is just him trying to establish himself as the bully, rather than the freshman that's going to get pushed around. He probably takes it a little too far at times, but I think he'll dial it back over time.
  26. 1 point
    BigTenFanboy

    Steveson’s Behavior

    It has ALWAYS been part of a refs job. Teams/wrestlers/coaches can get charged with unsportsmanlike conduct at any time. The refs authority is not just limited to the mat during individual matches.
  27. 1 point
    klehner

    Steveson’s Behavior

    When did post-match, off-the-mat behavior regulation become part of a referee's job description? I would have thought that's the purview of the coaching staff...oh, wait, that's what happened with Rutgers.
  28. 1 point
    1032004

    Steveson’s Behavior

    4:10 was probably the worst offense in this match, but also several instances of gestures/whining because Colucci was stalling (which he was, but some of the time Gable wasn’t doing much either). There may not be any one thing he’s done that’s been egregious, but it certainly seems like a trend at this point. I definitely don’t love it, but it does seem like he kinda wants to be the villain so if it gets more people interested (likely to root against him) then I guess it’s not the worst thing in the world.
  29. 1 point
    wrestlingnerd

    Fix v. Nick

    Hammer, your feelings get hurt too easy. I know this forum is the one area in your life where you can pretend to be the man, I get it, but relax, it’s just a dumb forum. You need a good lay more than anyone I’ve ever “met”.
  30. 1 point
    Great topic! I am gonna ignore part of it. Nolf would be a sadistic dentist. Sanderson would be a CIA killer. Ryan would be a phony megachurch preacher. Brands would be a blacksmith. Smith would be a Gordon Ramsay esc reality show host.
  31. 1 point
    pish6969

    Steveson’s Behavior

    I just think Steveson wants to put on a show and when guys go out, turtle up, hug the edges he gonna make a fool out of you. I read somewhere that before the RU match the Rutgers kid was staring him down and talking a little trash. I have no clue if that’s true or not. If so, wrong guy to do that to. I see Gable as a bulletin board guy and if he even feels the slightest slight he gonna make you miserable. IF Stoll does take the mat I think it’ll be ugly for the Big man from Iowa. I’m sure Gable takes it as a slight that some rankers still have Stoll #1 Wrestle him, go hard and I doubt you see these antics. We’ll see.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  32. 1 point
    hammerlockthree

    Fix v. Nick

    So Suriano goes neutral? WIthout freaking out this time please.
  33. 1 point
    Agreed mostly. Good post. 2. Agreed. The clock look was amateur for someone as seasoned as Martin. Coaches should've told him to get another takedown and not go for the rideout. He had over 30 seconds left and was scoring almost at will. 4. Hayes isn't AAing at 157 if he wrestles like this. He has to get to try to be offensive. His best position is top. Why not try to get there? If he tries to go takedown for takedown when he is way smaller than everyone, he is going to take more Barone type losses. He is a very good wrestler, but his style is killing me. 5. Seems like they are going to give Malik a shot. It appears to be a bit premature, but they see him in the room everyday against NATO, Pletcher, McKenna, Stieber, etc. Him AAing is possible if he has put on a bit more strength and cleaned up his defense since we saw him last. 6. not sure why everyone is off the Romero bandwagon all of a sudden. He is a redshirt freshman who is borderline top 20. He is unlikely to place this year, but we know he is an excellent athlete and has been working hard. He has a great shot at AAing before the end of his career
  34. 1 point
    JasonBryant

    Best Wrestling Forum

    TWT > all other boards.
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    After I pinned David Taylor, I’d reach out to help him up but pull my hand back all slick like and run it through my hair, smiling for the crowd.
  37. 1 point
    I Randy's old man gave him the beating he deserved when he got home. That is on you.
  38. 1 point
    Musky junky, your username is foul lol
  39. 1 point
    Idaho

    Bo’s Gesture of Sportsmanship

    Sportsmanship thread turns unsportsmanlike. Go figure. I like Nickelback.
  40. 1 point
  41. 1 point
    goheels1812

    Bo’s Gesture of Sportsmanship

    Like, for example, be humble in winning by extending a hand to your opponent? I like what Bo does better than the guys who flex over their opponents and things of that sort after beating them.
  42. 1 point
    Yale, Syracuse, Notre Dame (d1), UCLA (and several other California D1 schools), multiple SEC teams, and missing Big 12 PAC 10 teams
  43. 1 point
    Could Pletcher and Wilson's body types be more different? Lol
  44. 1 point
    goheels1812

    Bo’s Gesture of Sportsmanship

    Bo is one of my favorite non Tar Heels to watch. He seems like he is the epitome of class. I completely agree with your sentiment about him seeming sincere and bringing great sportsmanship to every match. There are also some funny stories about him from teammates I’ve heard on podcasts. I look forward to seeing his career after college as well.
  45. 1 point
    Not from my angle. He was flat more than once Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  46. 1 point
    brickhousey

    Fave non-favorite teams

    Wyoming Branch has been doing a great job Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  47. 1 point
    This is a great post...real wrestlers posting about wrestling prior to 2011. Appreciate your insight to this sport fellas.
  48. 1 point
    swoopdown

    Nickal , Nolf,Lee

    Kitchen wrestling. When it's all about which counter tops. Sent from my moto e5 play using Tapatalk
  49. 1 point
    treep2000

    Best High School Team Ever?

    this is awesome... I think the Privates that recruit... I.e. Blair... are encouraged to do so, and can do so, due to Tuition fees and what not. Now... in my high school (public, in Ohio), we were damn good in the 90's. My coach definitely "recruited", but it wasn't like how the privates do it. It was more of "wrestle for me and you can wrestled at almost any college you want" type of promise. And... quite frankly, he pulled a few from around the state. It wasn't traditional recruiting though... it was more of the coach being a "known commodity" in the wrestling world, and then the kid saying... wait... it's "ok" academically, it's top notch in wrestling, and the cost of living in that area is pretty low... and the parent saying... sure... my job allows me to do this/make this move... let's do it. I wasn't recruited by this coach... instead, I "grew up" in and was a product of his homegrown "farm system". He introduced the youth wrestling concept there, and the rest was history (started in 3rd grade). Now... I'm middle-aged, fat, out of shape, and a super fan of the sport that I used to be a proud part of!
  50. 1 point
    ConnorsDad

    Best High School Team Ever?

    While I agree, let's not kid ourselves and think public schools don't recruit just as much as private schools. They may not be as good at it but one only has to look in Las Vegas at football players or California in every sport to see that public schools are also on the recruiting bandwagon. Sadly, the days of completely home grown teams may be gone.
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