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  1. 6 points
    Jaroslav Hasek

    Christian "Twitter Fingers" Pyles

    kind of a tangent but anyone else think an anonymous message board post is odd way to call someone a coward and a hypocrite?
  2. 3 points
    simple

    Christian "Twitter Fingers" Pyles

    I was also going to start a thread about this series of tweets. It started with Mason Beckman saying, “Illegal recruiting is an issue that needs addressed IMMEDIATELY in the world of college wrestling. The system as it stands is completely broken, and it's bad for the sport.” When asked specifically what violations he’s talking about he says, “Calling/visiting kids that have already signed or aren't old enough for it to be allowed, customizing materials (stuff like magnets) for each kid, promising internships with an alumni, etc.” Then says he won’t publicly name names. Pyles then jumps in and claims coaches won’t name names because they don’t also want to be accused and that there are many clear violations with B1G schools. He gets called out about naming names since he claims to know, but says it’s not his job. Goes on to say he’s and others at Flo are not reporters or journalists and needlessly attacks Hamilton. It’s pretty obvious why Pyles/Flo won’t name names. They’re cowards. They’re too friendly with most of the major programs and would lose access they get now. They’re also extremely hypocritical about the journalist thing. They’ll claim it when it’s good for them(passes, access, pools) but not when it’s bad. NCAA wrestling is too incestuous. People are afraid to do anything about any violations they know of because they’ll get blackballed. Who’s going have some balls and name names with proof? The major B1G violators that I know of right now are tOSU, Iowa, Wis, and PSU
  3. 2 points
    BamaGrappler

    Cassar’s Lip Tattoo

    All this bickering over testing/non-detection.... Cassar's lip ink actually says "PSU 4 LIFE"....SamStall365247 just has a crappy TV or one with poor resolution... :-)
  4. 2 points
    BigD236

    Christian "Twitter Fingers" Pyles

    A lot of these coaches are scoundrels, they want to win at any cost. They will cross lines even if it is not what is acceptable. Even the ones who play the religious card. They get paid to win. If that means poaching kids from lesser programs or not telling the truth to recruits, well that is how it goes. Don’t ever think it is about the student athlete.
  5. 2 points
    Frank Castle

    Who will Maryland hire?

    I would have to probably guess the following list has interviewed thus far + a few names above and 1 to 2 other head coaches. Just a feeling. Moore, Kolat, Perry, Clemson, Pritzloff, Hughes, Jaggers, Gray and Leen
  6. 2 points
    DrStrange

    Who will Maryland hire?

    True, he is a PA guy, so that would help, and hes a college head coach in that state. I guess you kind of changed my mind. Damn it. I hate that LOL
  7. 2 points
    simple

    Christian "Twitter Fingers" Pyles

    https://www.win-magazine.com/flos-christian-pyles-and-willie-saylor-named-wins-journalists-of-the-year/ Did Pyles and/or Saylor decline this award since they’re not journalists?
  8. 2 points
    reporting recruiting violations hurt more.
  9. 2 points
    Can you elaborate on the major violations committed by tOSU, Iowa, Wisconsin, and PSU? And be very specific. If you won't then you are no less a coward than anyone at Flo. Unless, of course, you are worried you will lose access to these programs.
  10. 1 point
    Crash

    Bye to Finals X Greatly Diminishes US Open

    Returning medal winners should have a bye to the US Open Finals, not to Finals X. If medal winner gets beat at Open, no-one should jump directly to Finals X. US Open would be such a bigger event if it was done this way. Really dumb of USA Wrestling to do it this way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 1 point
    check back in with us when you get to 16x and you can work up from there
  12. 1 point
    Housebuye

    More deserving of being a 4-timer

    Zain in particular. A first year redshirt and he would’ve been a 4 timer
  13. 1 point
    Katie

    Bye to Finals X Greatly Diminishes US Open

    Nobody will ever care about the US Open.
  14. 1 point
    olddirty

    Who will Maryland hire?

    He has commented on his Rudis Podcast several times that he likes the small school atmosphere and the admin
  15. 1 point
    I seriously hope mods lock this thread before my considerable restraint expires and I get myself banned...
  16. 1 point
    HokieHWT

    More deserving of being a 4-timer

    The point of the thread was to try and bait people into proving that Ruth is the best PSU wrestler of all time. We sort of got there.
  17. 1 point
    don't forget Charlie Heller as well.
  18. 1 point
    Stephen Abas did place twice at State wrestling for Canyon Springs (Moreno Valley/Southern Section - placed 7th and 3rd at SS, 4th and 1st at State) before transferring to James Logan (2x North Coast/State Champion).
  19. 1 point
    iGranby

    Who will Maryland hire?

    Word is that he wants to leverage it into everything but his own salary. As in Scholarships, facility, staff $$ (coaches/staff under him that is) Dude should be sought after by any major program that needs a rebuild, he's great. Hope he stays at LHU.
  20. 1 point
    I’d say: Sanderson, Steibler, Dake, P. Smith
  21. 1 point
    It’s really dumb from the perspective that we no longer even have a single (same day/weekend) domestic event where all the top guys compete. It’s hard enough to keep people excited/interested. The current structure makes it even more difficult. I’m ok with the tweak to my idea that you suggested, but I prefer the way I described it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. 1 point
    European Championships Wrestling is on Apr 8th to 14th. The one that’s going on this weekend is the Eropean Championships Grappling.
  23. 1 point
    HurricaneWrestling2

    Nick Suriano: Fashion Icon

    She was initially disappointed, but when I showed her some of my tricks she starting coming around...
  24. 1 point
    fadzaev2

    Wrestling Pictures in SI

    I dropped SI 100 years ago, when they only had maybe 1 picture in after NCAA's and a short article, maybe a "Faces in the crowd" once and awhile and to this day only 1 wrestler ever on the cover. What a waste!!!! In addition, they take up a photographers spot on the floor/at matside for finals....to me, it's like a paid vacation for the photographer...they hardly use any of his photos anyways.
  25. 1 point
    justafan

    Who will Maryland hire?

    He can't sustain success he can only take a bad program and make them respectable.His philosophy of we don't teach technique we teach toughness doesn't work anymore.Youve the teach technique and have familiarity in all positions you can't just be a neutral hand fighting team that can't get away.Also he's had 12 assistants in 6 years at Buffalo.Imagine it was all 12 assistants fault at least that's the story you will hear.
  26. 1 point
    Half Nelson

    Who will Maryland hire?

    Pritzlaff would be the guy if he was open to leaving Rutgers but I don’t see it. He’s from NJ so he’s home. If he took the job he’d get a ton of recruits from NJ and turn the program around quickly.
  27. 1 point
    BigD236

    Christian "Twitter Fingers" Pyles

    Agree. If I were Beckman I would’ve been pissed too.
  28. 1 point
    TBar1977

    Penn state

    Not one bit.
  29. 1 point
    BigD236

    Christian "Twitter Fingers" Pyles

    I would be shocked that some of these elite wrestlers that grey shirt aren’t getting something from the RTC. Why would parents pay for rent/living expenses? But I may be wrong.
  30. 1 point
    ConnorsDad

    Who will Maryland hire?

    Here's a question for you guys who know way more than I do. McCoy had decent success when Maryland was in the ACC and even this year they handled an up-and-coming George Mason program relatively easily and also defeated Rider. Do you think had they stayed in the ACC the program would have done a lot better? I mean obviously the competition would not have been as strong so would they have continued on their previous path or do you think they were destined to eventually drop off there as well? I realize it's a moot point and they have to compete against Big 10 teams and with their resources should have gotten better but I just thought it was an interesting thought.
  31. 1 point
    They won’t break the story. But if a story ever did break about the “B1G recruiting violations,” I’m sure they’d make a profit by offering the “real” story if you have a premium account.
  32. 1 point
    It would be cool if there were enough people on this forum to give us the top 3 in each state across the US. Even if they’re not from the state it’s at the very least interesting to look through Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  33. 1 point
    Ok, I see what your saying. But by that logic Millhof>Burroughs before the tourney, and equal after. If you truly believe that, we will never agree. Also 149 would have 2 AAs in Patacsil, 2 from Hall, 2 from Lang, 1-2 from Bryce Sadoris( I dont remember how many AAs he got). So 125 still may not catch that.
  34. 1 point
    simple

    Christian "Twitter Fingers" Pyles

    I’m not trying to fight the guy, just discuss a wrestling related topic. I just think the Flo guys are cowardly and hypocritical in a lot of ways. He was already called out on Twitter which was the medium used. I’d be happy to call him out about it in person too.
  35. 1 point
    jon

    Christian "Twitter Fingers" Pyles

    This message board gives you plenty of opportunities to receive feedback, to say your silly sarcasm, to take stock, to do better. But you stop after step #2. You're mocking persons who post here. You're dodging criticism. You're ignoring good points.
  36. 1 point
    russelscout

    Christian "Twitter Fingers" Pyles

    PSU already won't work with them.
  37. 1 point
    Easy for you to say what Pyles should do. Flo isn’t a news company. They are a broadcast company who uses their editorial staff to hype up the sport and individual events they cover. Let’s use OSU as an example, because they aren’t in the Big10 and they have an exclusive agreement with Flo. If Pyles came out and said “John Smith has done the following...”, OSU would never work with Flo again. Why would they partner with someone they don’t trust? Do you report every violation you see in your life? If so, I wouldn’t want to be friends with you. We aren’t talking about protecting murderers.
  38. 1 point
    Fair enough--the flo guys needlessly step in it all the time on twitter, and are extraordinarily thin-skinned. I just wanted to make the point that we shouldn't expect them to police recruiting violations simply because they're the most public members of the wrestling media community.
  39. 1 point
    When Flo “reported” on cheating at the 2016 Olympics, their only proof was , “what are the odds these refs would be assigned to these mats.” That’s not enough evidence for an actual journalist to report on. To make that claim, documents or sources are needed. I doubt they have any actual evidence about recruiting either-just more insinuation. I happen to believe the insinuation in both of these instances, but to report it you need evidence.
  40. 1 point
    russelscout

    Christian "Twitter Fingers" Pyles

    I'm very sick of the constant claims of cheating and absolutely nothing comes from it.
  41. 1 point
    jon

    Christian "Twitter Fingers" Pyles

    This. This. This. This.
  42. 1 point
    Forgot some of the MO guys. Think the list should be: 1. Jden Cox 2. Cody brewer 3. Drake houdashelt
  43. 1 point
    Cody Brewer would probably be above all of those guys with 8-7-1-3.
  44. 1 point
    Hey, great picture of a handsome fella! I’m imagining the disappointed look of the girl you met on a dating site, lol
  45. 1 point
    Would you take Micic over Tsirtsis, once his career is over?
  46. 1 point
    JasonBryant

    Mason Manville OR

    #WrestlingShirtADay
  47. 1 point
    I want to see Ray Brinzer wrestle his shadow with Gumby as the ref.
  48. 1 point
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  49. 1 point
    Formulas of any kind that are known ahead of time will lead to coaches catering to the formula and then quitting as soon as they get ahead. And the only answer inside the formula is to make the end of season tournament worth more. But in wrestling that is extremely counter productive due to wildly disparate conference strengths. There is no formula that will fix current problems. We can accept current problems that come from use of a formula, we can go back to no formula and send 10 guys into a room to decide seeds, or we can create qualifiers and a matrix. All have merits and all have problems.
  50. 1 point
    Good mix of vets and up-and-comers. Thanks, Khuzin.
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