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    bigmik got a reaction from Peso in Final X Rutgers live thread   
    He's not wrong. I've witnessed HS boys, with 2-3 years of low level wrestling under their belt beat women Olympic medalists. On multiple occasions. Sure, they should be respected, but saying they are as good as the men is highly disrespectful to the men. It's a sport still on the upswing. 
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    bigmik got a reaction from Axe_Spartan in Final X Rutgers live thread   
    He's not wrong. I've witnessed HS boys, with 2-3 years of low level wrestling under their belt beat women Olympic medalists. On multiple occasions. Sure, they should be respected, but saying they are as good as the men is highly disrespectful to the men. It's a sport still on the upswing. 
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    bigmik got a reaction from cjc007 in Cox vs "Snyder or Taylor"   
    He beat Cox with takedowns the last two times that they wrestled. The ncaa semifinal his true freshman year, and the freestyle match they wrestled a month or so later after the completion of that season. I'm not sure how he now has 0 chance of scoring takedowns against Cox.
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    bigmik got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling in Best Ever PSU wrestler   
    If "Best Ever" is only comparing statistics/results then results in other styles do not matter. If there is some subjectivity involved in "how good" wrestler X was then results in other styles can be relevant whether you want to arbitrarily dismiss them or not. Again, elite freestyle is not just "another style", it's another style, wrestled at a higher level with better athletes, wrestling with more at stake. This is why the common opinion amongst the elite coaches (Gable, Smith, Brands bros, Cael, JROB) is that Senior level freestyle guys are the best wrestlers in the world, and that winning a World or Olympic Gold is a greater accomplishment than winning an NCAA title. Remember, the NCAA D1 tournament isn't even a true national championship. If there were no eligibility restriction, how many of this year's winners at the NCAA tournament would still be "national champions"? Remember, most don't buy into the "the styles are soooooo completely different that results in one can never be used as a reliable indicator or predictor for what someone is capable of accomplishing in the other" argument. Many, including D1 coaches have been rejecting that argument for decades. It's not uncommon for a D1 coach predict what a wrestler is capable of after watching a HS wrestler compete in freestyle. Fargo results have convinced coaches of what a wrestler will likely do at the D1 folkstyle level. College scholarships have been won and lost at Fargo. You can confirm this with the Flowrestling employees, guys who regularly talk to D1 coaches, on this site.
     
     
    Back to the topic: I have Zain Retherford as #1 in the Cael era.
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    bigmik got a reaction from Cletus_Tucker in Best Ever PSU wrestler   
    If "Best Ever" is only comparing statistics/results then results in other styles do not matter. If there is some subjectivity involved in "how good" wrestler X was then results in other styles can be relevant whether you want to arbitrarily dismiss them or not. Again, elite freestyle is not just "another style", it's another style, wrestled at a higher level with better athletes, wrestling with more at stake. This is why the common opinion amongst the elite coaches (Gable, Smith, Brands bros, Cael, JROB) is that Senior level freestyle guys are the best wrestlers in the world, and that winning a World or Olympic Gold is a greater accomplishment than winning an NCAA title. Remember, the NCAA D1 tournament isn't even a true national championship. If there were no eligibility restriction, how many of this year's winners at the NCAA tournament would still be "national champions"? Remember, most don't buy into the "the styles are soooooo completely different that results in one can never be used as a reliable indicator or predictor for what someone is capable of accomplishing in the other" argument. Many, including D1 coaches have been rejecting that argument for decades. It's not uncommon for a D1 coach predict what a wrestler is capable of after watching a HS wrestler compete in freestyle. Fargo results have convinced coaches of what a wrestler will likely do at the D1 folkstyle level. College scholarships have been won and lost at Fargo. You can confirm this with the Flowrestling employees, guys who regularly talk to D1 coaches, on this site.
     
     
    Back to the topic: I have Zain Retherford as #1 in the Cael era.
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    bigmik got a reaction from Plasmodium in Get on Kanen Storrs Twitter   
    No he isn't. Some of the best D1 wrestlers of all time have called far better wrestlers much worse.
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    bigmik got a reaction from spladle08 in The 2018 Yarygin (Jan 26-28)   
    World championships following the Olympics are notoriously weak. Stieber doesn't consistently wrestle at a world champion level. I'm not disrespecting him, just stating that which is obvious. And he didn't represent "my country".
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    bigmik got a reaction from spladle08 in The 2018 Yarygin (Jan 26-28)   
    Stieber getting teched is starting to become a regular occurrence at this level. That's a shame.
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    bigmik got a reaction from Cletus_Tucker in The 2018 Yarygin (Jan 26-28)   
    World championships following the Olympics are notoriously weak. Stieber doesn't consistently wrestle at a world champion level. I'm not disrespecting him, just stating that which is obvious. And he didn't represent "my country".
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    bigmik got a reaction from rd149 in Burroughs challenges Chamizo   
    Yep. There is only a few specific situations where it is okay to challenge the guy below you, and this isn't one of those situations. When you are more accomplished, the favorite in most people's minds in a hypothetical p4p match-up, and are the only sure-fire first ballot HOFer in the match, it's not very bold to challenge the smaller man. That's why the general, unwritten rule is to challenge the champion in the higher weight class. Challenging Yazdanicharati would have been significantly more bold than challenging Chamizo. Yazdanicharati won the title the last time the two were in the same weight. 
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    bigmik got a reaction from Tofurky in Burroughs challenges Chamizo   
    Yep. There is only a few specific situations where it is okay to challenge the guy below you, and this isn't one of those situations. When you are more accomplished, the favorite in most people's minds in a hypothetical p4p match-up, and are the only sure-fire first ballot HOFer in the match, it's not very bold to challenge the smaller man. That's why the general, unwritten rule is to challenge the champion in the higher weight class. Challenging Yazdanicharati would have been significantly more bold than challenging Chamizo. Yazdanicharati won the title the last time the two were in the same weight. 
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    bigmik got a reaction from pjm46 in Heil Goes Down BigMik   
    Not everybody. Heil should pick up his workrate a bit, I give you that. He doesn't have to become a Meme wrestler, but a little more effort would benefit him. He knows it. He stepped it up at the ncaa tournment the past two years.
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    bigmik got a reaction from pjm46 in Heil Goes Down BigMik   
    Alright guys, if this is nothing more than a poor trolling attempt then it would be better to move on to something else.
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    bigmik got a reaction from pjm46 in Heil Goes Down BigMik   
    Show me what you are referring to please. I point out what's good and bad with his wrestling as I see it like I do with everyone else. Like you have done with Martinez. You seem to take it to heart for some reason known only to you.
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    bigmik got a reaction from pjm46 in Heil Goes Down BigMik   
    If the original context is cited then it's not racist. That word didn't pick up any negative connotations until decades after the fact. 
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    bigmik got a reaction from pjm46 in Heil Goes Down BigMik   
    Please do. I want you to. There's nothing for me to twist. I'm guessing that is the real reason why you wont provide the quotes in their proper context. You have an unusual fascination with Nolf. It appears to be emotional with you.
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    bigmik got a reaction from pjm46 in Heil Goes Down BigMik   
    No, they didn't. We went over this already. I linked the post and the words didn't exist. It's possible for more than one person to be incorrect at the same time.
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    bigmik got a reaction from TobusRex in Heil Goes Down BigMik   
    Not everybody. Heil should pick up his workrate a bit, I give you that. He doesn't have to become a Meme wrestler, but a little more effort would benefit him. He knows it. He stepped it up at the ncaa tournment the past two years.
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    bigmik got a reaction from rcoates1 in Heil Goes Down BigMik   
    Alright guys, if this is nothing more than a poor trolling attempt then it would be better to move on to something else.
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    bigmik got a reaction from BigTenFanboy in Heil Goes Down BigMik   
    If the original context is cited then it's not racist. That word didn't pick up any negative connotations until decades after the fact. 
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    bigmik got a reaction from rcoates1 in Heil Goes Down BigMik   
    No, they didn't. We went over this already. I linked the post and the words didn't exist. It's possible for more than one person to be incorrect at the same time.
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    bigmik got a reaction from BigTenFanboy in Heil Goes Down BigMik   
    No you're talking! But I would say I'm the Yojiro Uetake of themat.com. See, I do like Japanese people! 
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    bigmik got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling in All aboard the Austin Desanto bandwagon   
    I'm not sure why the firemans is underutilized by Americans. It's almost like a forgotten hold. And many are "suckers" for it too. The way a lot of these guys defend, the opening is there. Because this TD can easily turn into plus 2 or 4 NF, I have to give guys like Marsteller a higher probability than most would give him at winning an NCAA title. He gets up by 4 or 6, he's going to be hard to beat.
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    bigmik got a reaction from AllISeeIsBronze in Kyle Dake vs Mark Hall   
    Dake is far better than people realize. It's sad how off people are about his talent around here.
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    bigmik got a reaction from madcat11 in The challenge cube   
    Stop letting yourself become emotionally involved with Bo Jordan and the Ohio State wrestling team. It's sad to see you like this.
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