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Everything posted by MadMardigain

  1. Ben Askren the quintessential wrestling ground grappler vs. Damian Maia the purist of MMA BBJ experts to clash Sat. Oct. 26. Striking will be minimal in this one based on both of their backgrounds. I’d say Maia has the advantage on paper based on UFC MMA ground game experience, but wrestling fans have to be cheering for Askren to best the BBJ expect. Can the “Funky One” find a way to prove he is the best ground technician in the game?
  2. Do you have the actual Top 10 List for us to go by?
  3. Was Townsend Saunders the Face of Abercrombie and Fitch in the 90’s?
  4. I’m not sure anyone goes into a UFC Fight either just trying to make weight and not worrying about being prepared at a high level. I stand by my statement if a women who just had a baby 4 months ago can be physically ready for a high level UFC fight I don’t see why a man couldn’t figure our how to juggle their Olympic preparation and home life with a newborn. Sure it’s not a walk in the park, but that’s why you make plan. A newborn isn’t the only obstacle people have had to overcome to make a Olympic medal run.
  5. True, the best hats are the one that are old and broken in. And this one from 2012 seems it would do the trick to help him get back to his Olympic Gold form. But I though we were talking about babies here not his hat game?
  6. UFC fighter Makenzie Dern had a child 4 months ago and she is fighting on tonight’s MMA card. Doing so at her regular weight class, when she has even missed that weight in prior fights. If she can manage to make it back in that time I’m guessing the dads can too.
  7. He’s saving them up for the Olympic Year. They haven’t been on the radar enough to make the banned substance list yet.
  8. Maybe this goes better in the Legends of the Mat sub-forum, and one day it should definitely be placed there. But for now it deserves the main forum attention that I hope it gets. Almost annually we see the topic making notice of the former DI programs that are now canceled. This clearly is worth mentioning often as notice of what we once were and a warning of what we have lost. However, I feel one piece of their story is often missing. We rarely hear about the top wrestlers they used to represent these programs. Or about the years where some of these schools actually had the talent to finish high at nationals. As someone who loves a deep dive into the history of things I would greatly appreciate any information that can be shared. Not to mention these schools and wrestlers deserve all of the respect and credit we can shine on them.
  9. But Snyder doesn’t have a stable of unicorns does he.
  10. Was The College of New Jersey DIII at that time too and Martucci got the prior benifit of lower division champs competing in DI championships. Or did it just drop down a few divisions since the 1980’s? I always like hearing about the lesser known lower divisions guys making a major DI championship run when that was still an option.
  11. Zadick is the topic of a different thread. ; )
  12. If only he knew someone that works there?
  13. As a former marching band member my wife may agree with you on this, but I choose to ignore this opinion as a valid one. I watch Flograppling often when big events occur. Though I’d much rather see wrestling too, I’m sorry that you are unable appreciate the similarities of grappling and would somehow prefer marching bands as a more legitimate sport. When FloMarching has a cross over event with wrestling please let us know.
  14. Freestyle. Nick couldn’t find an offensive attack. PD3 and his mullet won by tech. Respectable bro hug after.
  15. How’s does Top 10 played out if averaged out by number of attempts? Obviously you have to cut it off at those who had multiple World/Olympic attempts (maybe 3 or more appearances). If not the guys with 1 gold in 1 World/Olympics ends up trumping everyone. I’d rather see it averaged based on attempts rather than just placements to also count for the times these guys didn’t place. More math than I plan on doing on the weekend but I’m sure someone already has the stats handy which are needed for it.
  16. Unicorns aren’t born they just sorta appear.
  17. I liked it when I could tell it was an F for Flo. If also prefer each sports lateral got its own color scheme. I actually like the green and though it made things noticeable, but think a new color per sport would make each site stand out individually especially when surfing on media box. Then just include the the same FloSports main logo on each site with the beginning Flo lettering of each name in whatever fancy font they choose.
  18. Poll closed. I guess we will see if gymnastics made a late push or not.
  19. Decently entertaining event. It’s not always going to be viewer friendly if you don’t appreciate the nuances of the guard play. As primarily a mat wrestlers I love the chess match, but would much rather participate it than watch it intently. While most wrestling fans may not sit through the stalemates to long they would definitely be entertained by the highlights of these matches. I try to catch some BJJ and other grappling events on Flo occasionally when I notice a more high profile event. If you missed it the Absolute tournament (no weight division) at the end definitely was worth the wait. Some nice subs, a few big name matchups you don’t get to see with weight divisions, and one of the lightweights Giles from Australia unexpectedly taking out a couple big guys.
  20. I refuse to watch her video until after the competition ends. Hate to have her story sway me from voting for Eierman over and over. I chose him not because of a wrestling tie, but for the young adults he has stuck with during a very vulnerable time in their life and found a way to “save.” I’m sure she is very deserving, but I’ll find out afterward.
  21. Pro’s of a freshman redshirting: Get a year to acclimate to the college campus and classes before the added strain of a full season. Gives you a year to get to the optimal weight class and sustain it the right way. Get a year of maturing physically to compete at the college level. Get a year to improve your lacking techniques so you can be competitive at the college level. Coach gets a year to shuffle the line up in order to best fit everyone. Pro’s of a non-freshman’s redshirting: Gives your body a year to recoup to help prevent injury. Gives you a year to clean up some technique for one last tournament run. Gives you a year to focus on academics more without the strain of a full season. Gives you a year to bulk up correctly if your moving up a weight to fill a spot. Give the coach more ability to shuffle the line up and get the right person into the best spots. For con’s there aren’t to many I can think of. Sure if your athletically ready they probably could put you out there, but holding you out helps with some other factors like academics. Maybe a con could be it delays you from finishing up and graduating. Reason for the coach pulling your redshirt: They need you in the lineup for more team points at NCAA’s. The seasons falling apart quick and they need you in the dual lineup rather than a FF or a walk-on in order to try to save some face and maybe keep their job.
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