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    smittyfan got a reaction from fadzaev2 in Anyone have a video of Larry Owings vs Darrell Keller   
    The Kellers, Gomez, Fujita, Randle, Arneson, those guys were my first OSU teams to watch live. Breece, and Callard from OU...ahhhh those were good days indeed. I'd love to see it too.
     
    Mark, I wrestled at OSU the year before your brother came there. I'm pretty excited to see the movie. I was at the Great Plains when your brother dominated the defending OW from the NCAA's...in his bracket. I was not significant in that bracket. My team mates Steve Barrett and Paul Martin, and Jimmy Jackson, were doing a little better than I was.
     
    I'm sure you've heard it a million times, but let me be 1,000,001 in saying, even just to us fans, he was truly special. Once when your brother won Vegas, it was my team that he was butt sliding down the escalator at the convention center with, just before the finals. They couldn't believe it. A true American hero in my book.
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    smittyfan reacted to xander in Metcalf a Cyclone?   
    This......feels good !
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    smittyfan got a reaction from pamela in Cruz   
    I just watched his post title presser.  When a few of you were predicting this guy could win it all, I thought he had no chance.  After watching his interview, I am now officially a fan.  Guy has special written all over him.  Great mind set, and just tough as nails.  Tip of the hat to Flo for letting us non-members watch promotional vids like this. 
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    smittyfan got a reaction from stp in Spaghetti wrestling   
    I can understand how you feel, but I humbly disagree.  When the funk started becoming popular around 20-22 years ago, I thought it was going to ruin the sport.  It was born around the time the mat officials stopped calling stalling.  You could never have consistently used it in the 70's - early 90's because they would have stalled you out of the arena. I love the sport now.  Now if stalling had been called fairly, and consistently, it would have never gone away, but that simply was not the case.  The rules now, as well as the over time, and the video replay are the best they have ever been for my taste. 
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    smittyfan reacted to wrestlingnerd in Coaches getting 'long in the tooth'?   
    I'm pretty sure Cael was the guy who made his own style popular. DT was the guy who had the talent to emulate it, though.
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    smittyfan reacted to boconnell in 2X Champ Dean Heil   
    I don't know, other than scoring more TDs, shooting more, and scoring bonus twice as often, I guess I don't have much of an argument for it.
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    smittyfan got a reaction from xander in Who's Gonna Pull the Austin DeSanto @ NCAAs   
    Kind of a neat, "Where were you" moment.  I was presenting medals to the 4A medalists on the mat next to Tom's last match.  I heard the scoring discussion at the end and saw a Coach with more class than most of us...Tom was one of my heroes after that match. Clearly, Tom and his parents were winners at the bigger game.   I flew to Bloomington to watch him win his Big 10 Title in a 4 overtime thriller at the Big Tens.  Greatness comes in many forms in this beautiful sport.  Xander, Congrats for your son winning the Sophomore Tournament this week.  Pretty cool.  You guys are going to be a tough out next Winter!!!
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    smittyfan got a reaction from xander in How many NCAAs have you attended   
    A total of 21 spread out since the late 70's.  It's always fun to recall the great teams and individuals, as well as the great programs. 
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    smittyfan got a reaction from rcoates1 in Who's Gonna Pull the Austin DeSanto @ NCAAs   
    Kind of a neat, "Where were you" moment.  I was presenting medals to the 4A medalists on the mat next to Tom's last match.  I heard the scoring discussion at the end and saw a Coach with more class than most of us...Tom was one of my heroes after that match. Clearly, Tom and his parents were winners at the bigger game.   I flew to Bloomington to watch him win his Big 10 Title in a 4 overtime thriller at the Big Tens.  Greatness comes in many forms in this beautiful sport.  Xander, Congrats for your son winning the Sophomore Tournament this week.  Pretty cool.  You guys are going to be a tough out next Winter!!!
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    smittyfan reacted to xander in Who's Gonna Pull the Austin DeSanto @ NCAAs   
    I was there too yellow medal
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    smittyfan got a reaction from xander in Big 12 updates anyone?   
    I don't know if this happens in two weeks, but this is the best the Pokes have looked all season.  They all seemed healthy for the first time in two months.  Weigel, Schaefer, JoJo and Crutch all looked pretty good.  When you lose two matches over 2 days, and could easily have won both of them, you know you're enjoying life.
    The big 12 is nothing like it was several years ago, but it was just what the Dr ordered for the Pokes to get a little confidence back.
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    smittyfan got a reaction from TobusRex in Big 12 updates anyone?   
    I don't know if this happens in two weeks, but this is the best the Pokes have looked all season.  They all seemed healthy for the first time in two months.  Weigel, Schaefer, JoJo and Crutch all looked pretty good.  When you lose two matches over 2 days, and could easily have won both of them, you know you're enjoying life.
    The big 12 is nothing like it was several years ago, but it was just what the Dr ordered for the Pokes to get a little confidence back.
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    smittyfan got a reaction from xander in Big 12 updates anyone?   
    Hmmm, not so fast my friend.  Maybe there is a team that can challenge the Mighty Lions...  We've got our heavyweight back, the guys are coming on strong.  I think we're the healthiest we've been all season.  Why not? 
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    smittyfan got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling in OK ST ranked #1   
    I agree that OSU should have started the year ranked # 1.  PSU had unproven talent, that throughout the season has proven quite nicely that they are deserving again of the number 1 spot. I thought when Hall came out, and defeated Crutcher, a week or so before, that they should have moved to number 1 then.  JMO.  It may not make for the most interesting tournaments, but it's sure fun to watch the great job the Lions are doing.
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    smittyfan reacted to lu_alum in OK ST ranked #1   
    Pretty simple to understand that you could not give high pre-season rankings to Suriano-Joseph-McCutcheon-Nevills. And Hall was not officially planned to be available. PSU worked their way up as that group of five proved themselves. Only beef I had was that PSU should have jumped over OSU in the dual rankings once the head-to-head bouts began to tip in PSU's favor. The recent dual result should not have been a surprise to anyone who actually followed the two teams.
     
     
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    smittyfan got a reaction from xander in I am not a loyal fan   
    I would consider you a loyal fan of the sport, but perhaps not truly a PSU fan.  I know what you mean though.  When your own team just dominates to where it almost gets boring, it's tempting to see it be competitive again.  More excitement, etc. when the tournament is an actual contest.  
     
    PS, I love duals, and I appreciate the other poster's persistence, but a lot of us see it different.  Duals are nice, but nothing comes close to the big dance.  There's a reason why dual state is 3rd fiddle in all the states that have one.  As much as we would love to see duals be the be all, end all, they just aren't for a lot of us.     Once in a while the Sea parts, and angels begin singing and it's a beautiful dual, but when I go to the NCAA Championships, I almost need a catheter so I can stay seated for 3 full days...every single year.  
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    smittyfan got a reaction from xander in OK ST ranked #1   
    I agree that OSU should have started the year ranked # 1.  PSU had unproven talent, that throughout the season has proven quite nicely that they are deserving again of the number 1 spot. I thought when Hall came out, and defeated Crutcher, a week or so before, that they should have moved to number 1 then.  JMO.  It may not make for the most interesting tournaments, but it's sure fun to watch the great job the Lions are doing.
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    smittyfan reacted to gromit in I am not a loyal fan   
    here you go...don't overestimate the sizing though!
     

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    smittyfan got a reaction from KTG119 in I am not a loyal fan   
    I would consider you a loyal fan of the sport, but perhaps not truly a PSU fan.  I know what you mean though.  When your own team just dominates to where it almost gets boring, it's tempting to see it be competitive again.  More excitement, etc. when the tournament is an actual contest.  
     
    PS, I love duals, and I appreciate the other poster's persistence, but a lot of us see it different.  Duals are nice, but nothing comes close to the big dance.  There's a reason why dual state is 3rd fiddle in all the states that have one.  As much as we would love to see duals be the be all, end all, they just aren't for a lot of us.     Once in a while the Sea parts, and angels begin singing and it's a beautiful dual, but when I go to the NCAA Championships, I almost need a catheter so I can stay seated for 3 full days...every single year.  
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    smittyfan reacted to rhino184 in Kasper win streak ends at 20   
    You're not a very smart person. You honestly have never heard the phrase "punch him in the mouth" it seems. It doesn't mean he's literally going to toe the line and actually sucker punch him. The expression means he's not going to roll over for him and that he's not afraid of him.
     
    It's not difficult to comprehend what he meant. Please continue to not understand why it was said or what purpose it served, as it's clear you have no idea what selling yourself or cutting a promo is. You're either just a troll, a moron, or both. Leaning towards both here 
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    smittyfan got a reaction from KingK0ng in Go Pokes!   
    Hope the best team wins, as long as it's the Pokes! :-)
     
    My favorite principal once told me, "Remember Coach, I'll support you win or tie!"
     
    Seriously, best of luck to both teams.   I hope both teams are at full strength today and in March.  We need at least two minor upsets, and a couple surprise "non bonus" point matches.  I've seen plenty of magic happen in this gym.  When Darryl Monasmith defeated Frank Santana to win the Big 8 Tournament, the noise knocked out several lights, and windows.  If we get in a position to win, this crowd may put out a city block, lol.
     
    Something, I'm proud of as an OSU fan.  Certainly having more Team Titles and individual Titles and All Americans is great, but no one seems to appreciate this little tid bit.  No matter who the top team in the country is, we have always been the team to beat.  Harold Nichols had to fight us to get his. Tommy Evans, had to beat us.  Dan Gable had to beat us.  JRob had to beat us.  Tommy B has to beat us, and now Cael Sanderson has to beat us.  When Penn State was 1 title in 50 years, we were great.  When Iowa was unknown before the 70's, we were great.  It's always gone through us, and today should let us know if anyone can slow down this impressive Nittany Lion Team.  Always proud of the effort our guys give, and of the way they represent our state and university.  Here's hoping it's a great dual!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    smittyfan got a reaction from PSUMike in Ranked Matches at National Duals   
    OSU clearly has a very, very good team. It is worth noting that Penn State is favored in 6 of the 10 weights. One of the four that OSU is favored in, Penn St already defeated us, this season, head to head. One of the others is 8vs9. I'll be at the match, and I think we have a path to victory, but it may involve Moses, Noah, something of Biblical proportions. I hope Schaefer heals in time for the March Matness. I know John will wrestle Schaefer if he has been cleared. John isn't known for holding guys out.
     
    How impressive is Penn State? They are realistically favored in 7 of 10 matches, against a team that has had the season that OSU has had? I'm glad the polls kept OSU number 1 until someone beats them, but I have a difficult time justifying that ranking based on the match-ups. I wonder if it was the only way to justify having the Championship match in Stillwater, since they wrestled last season in Pennsy?
    Either way, it seems like we got a break getting to have it on our mat. I look forward to seeing a lot of talent in GIA.
     
    #2 Penn State at #1 Oklahoma State
    125: 2 Suriano vs 11 Piccininni
    133: 3 Brock vs ...........
    141: 14 Gulibon vs 1 Heil
    149: 1 Retherford vs 2 Collica
    157: 1 Nolf vs 6 Smith
    165: 5 Joseph vs 7 Rogers
    174: 9 Hall vs 7 Crutchmer............How is he ranked lower?
    184: 2 Nickal vs 5 Boyd
    197: 9 McCutcheon vs 8 Weigel
    285: 5 Nevills vs 6 Schafer
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    smittyfan got a reaction from DuckFor2 in PSU vs Ok St Dual   
    Well, for at least 40 years I wondered why someone didn't realize that with a good coach that could unify the talent, one of the schools in Pennsylvania would murder all of us.  Now that Cael has done it, I don't know if we will ever get that genie back in the bottle.  If anyone is going to beat them, it may take all of us to take it as a challenge.  They have a team this year that will go through St Louis like a dose of Epsom salts.  Maybe only 7 AA's, but 3 with bonus points all the way to the finals is like two more low AA's.  Y'all need to stop hating on my Cowboys and join us, the Hawks, the Buckeyes, and everyone else to just slow the Nittany Lions down enough where someone else can have a shot.
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    smittyfan got a reaction from jon_osu in PSU vs Ok St Dual   
    Well, for at least 40 years I wondered why someone didn't realize that with a good coach that could unify the talent, one of the schools in Pennsylvania would murder all of us.  Now that Cael has done it, I don't know if we will ever get that genie back in the bottle.  If anyone is going to beat them, it may take all of us to take it as a challenge.  They have a team this year that will go through St Louis like a dose of Epsom salts.  Maybe only 7 AA's, but 3 with bonus points all the way to the finals is like two more low AA's.  Y'all need to stop hating on my Cowboys and join us, the Hawks, the Buckeyes, and everyone else to just slow the Nittany Lions down enough where someone else can have a shot.
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    smittyfan got a reaction from xander in Trends in defense   
    Somehow seemed like the thing to do
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