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Everything posted by VakAttack

  1. Pretty great illustration of the jump the program made when Cael got there. Most champs at 5 weights (a lot of repeat guys, but that's ok), but not top AA/placewinner anywhere except 174. The last 10 years are really carrying PSU's numbers.
  2. Some people don't like his personality, and it colors their reactions to things he's involved in. He and I disagree on a bunch of things, but I like him. *shrugs shoulders*
  3. The fight was legit...for what it was. Low skill, but real enough. That shot Askren ate was decent. But the referee calling that fight at the moment seemed suspect.
  4. So, Ben Askren got $500k to take one legit shot and have the ref make a...questionable stoppage decision?
  5. I will only be calling him Ben Ass-Cue from now on.
  6. They're probably using the wrong site. Probably getting too anxious. Twitch-y, some might say. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  7. I agree with the announcers, this moment here is where this became an embarrassment. Not a moment before. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  8. I don't bet sports, but I'm tempted to throw some cheese on Ben at plus money.... Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  9. "You're so right, Snoop." Beautiful first line for me as I log in. Really sets the table for what's coming. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  10. https://www.hawkcentral.com/story/sports/college/columnists/chad-leistikow/2021/04/16/iowa-hawkeyes-wrestling-tom-brands-interview-ncaa-championships-spencer-lee-acl-marinelli/7198772002/ Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  11. Wow. What happened? He was such a nice guy, I mentioned on here two weeks ago that he just randomly messaged me to let me use his Peacock log in when I was complaining on one of the threads I couldn't get signed up to watch OTTs. He did not know me at all, so it was just an act of true kindness. Rest well, sir.
  12. I went ahead and ran the numbers on this. 972 posts for jross in about 1 2/3 years, works out to 585 a year. 5,595 posts for LJB in a little under 5 1/2 years, works out to 1,017ish per year. Although you can't really trust the numbers since the change over, I had way more posts in total
  13. This came after I had started my last response. Sure, you and others can feel that way. I disagree. If a rule is stupid, I don't think you're dishonorable for not following it. Nor is it dishonorable if you choose to follow it. For example, it's illegal to cross a street anywhere other than the crosswalk. People jaywalk all the time. Are they dishonorable? I would say no, because generally, while I understand the purpose behind that rule, I don't think it's a matter of honor whether you follow it or not. Others can disagree. That also elides the fact that this is the Olympics and only comes every 4 years, and he feels (at least is alleging) that he was told the wrong time by somebody who he trusts a great deal AND works for the organization responsible for these decisions that the weigh ins were a different time, AND this could have a huge effect on the rest of his life, both financially and also achievement-wise. So I don't think it's about "honor" in my estimation. For me it's about getting our best Olympic Team, since I believe our sport is best served by having the best team. For Cox it's about getting maybe his best shot at an Olympic title, who knows where he'll be physically in 4 years. For you and others, you feel our sport is best served by adhering to that rule to show people the importance of following the rules and/or fairness to other competitors. That's fine, too. I just don't think "honor" comes into it.
  14. It's functionally the same thing. Cox is the one appealing the decision, saying he should be allowed to compete despite not making the weight until 13 minutes after the 8:00 A.M. deadline. If you're saying the idea that he should be allowed to wrestle despite not making weight in time is dishonorable, and Cox is arguing that he should be allowed to wrestle despite not making the weight in time... It's ok if you think he's being dishonorable, but that is absolutely what you're saying.
  15. You're equating making weight 13 minutes late as being dishonorable. I am not.
  16. Or the thing I care most about is having the best Olympic team in 2021, not whether or not your (or anybody's) child learns "personal accountability" from J'Den Cox. Most people don't care about what happened at the 1984 Olympic Trials with Randy Lewis and Leeroy Smith, et al. They care that Randy won the gold medal. My concern is that we have the best Olympic team (which we might already). I think it's more important that we have our best wrestler at the weight, no matter what (excluding criminal charges or PED suspensions). You and others feel it's more important to have fealty to this rule about weigh in times, whereas I don't care about it, since to me it has no impact on the competition.
  17. I agree. I don't think it will happen. I think that ship sailed when the tournament took place. There have been some creative options put forth, but I just don't think that an arbitrator will reach that far to make this happen. Maybe if he'd immediately sought an injunction, although practical time concerns would have made that difficult. I do think it SHOULD happen, though.
  18. Wait, are you saying that it's possible a high caliber athlete would get special treatment?
  19. Every story I have ever heard about EG is that he's a jackwagon. Not that he's a bad person, and obviously a great wrestle, but just a total jackass.
  20. To answer your question, because people want to be pithy, Snyder is the rep, but Cox is still appealing the previous decision. It seems unlikely to get overturned, so it's not quite like Zain/Yianni from two years ago where an overturn was more likely.
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