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    bigmik got a reaction from cjc007 in Boris Novachkov to HWC   
    Why did McKenna initially decide on Stanford in the first place? And Micic, Northwestern?
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    bigmik got a reaction from pjm46 in Most to Least Likely to Win Weight Class   
    So this is what this really is about. You're upset that you were refuted by the dictionary on the "Jap" thing. It needn't be a slur in ALL contexts, this is true. Citing the dictionary for definitions is about as objective as it can get. I didn't write the dictionary. Don't blame me. There's no higher authority to appeal to at this point. You put yourself above the dictionary.
     
    In the link I mention nothing about the removal of an escape point not changing folkstyle. For those interested in seeing, read the thread. Btw, wrestlers would try to escape in order to get on their feet and score. Getting worn down, giving up riding time, or giving up a turn against the top guy is incentive enough for many to still find it valuable to escape. Many would choose a reversal more often, but escapes would still be there when they realize the good top guys are not going to get out of position for a reversal. People used to try to escape in elite freestyle where the potential consequences were far more severe.
     
    The funny thing about all of this is my crazy opinions are not even rare. Nearly everything I say is held to by many of the most respected people in wrestling. Some are even more blunt than I am. In time, you will find this out. They don't speak on this more because of this precise reaction. Again, I told everyone about Smith's opinion about changing to freestyle years before he came out and said it. Anyone on the old board knows it. I was called crazy then too. No big deal.
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    bigmik got a reaction from pjm46 in Most to Least Likely to Win Weight Class   
    BTFB,
     
    "In a nutshell this equals Dieringer being not that good."
     
    This is sad. Very sad. How in the world does saying that someone is "not great offensively" or "a great wrestler in neutral" equal that they are "not that good". As if there are two levels: great, and not that good. I said he was "pretty solid" in that quote. Later on in the same thread I said: " He's pretty solid, but he is not great. Just a notch below." So being just a notch below great is "not that good"? You have to go outside of the common usage of words to arrive at that conclusion. Most would say a notch below great is something like "very good", or at the very least, "good". In order to be right, you are resorting to dishonest tactics. And this is all because you don't like my smug attitude. You're emoting rather than reasoning. Sad!
     
     
    "The sheer fact that you can't see how getting rid of the 1 point escape completely changes Folkstyle entirely or even suggesting .5 points being awarded shows your complete lack of understanding how and the sport works."
     
    Where I did I say that I don't see how eliminating the escape would change folkstyle? Again, you can't provide a quote because I never said this just like I never said the Dieringer thing. You keep on making things up and attributing them to me, and if you're not doing that, you are making up conspiracy theories. Ex. "Your secret goal is to change folk to freestyle". "You're not telling the truth about your true opinion of Ashnault". "You didn't predict Snyder to be a multi time world champ" (Seriously ? A ton predicted that one. It's like not believing someone picking Gable Steveson to be a world champ. These are common picks that don't even deserve a pat on the back if proven correct)
     
    Proposing a scoring change has nothing to do with not understanding the sport. When the All-star classic tried 3 point tds, it wasn't because they didn't understand how the sport worked.
     
    You are a very interesting individual BTF. I'll give you that. I'm not sure what to make of all this.
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    bigmik got a reaction from rstrong in If "undefeated" today with redshirt loss?   
    Douglas has gone on record saying that Yojiro Uetake was the best college wrestler that he has ever seen. Even after he coached Cael to 4 NCAA titles.
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    bigmik got a reaction from AllISeeIsBronze in If "undefeated" today with redshirt loss?   
    Douglas has gone on record saying that Yojiro Uetake was the best college wrestler that he has ever seen. Even after he coached Cael to 4 NCAA titles.
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    bigmik got a reaction from pjm46 in Most to Least Likely to Win Weight Class   
    I think he's being given a bigger chance to win than is realistic. Just because he was in the mix last year with true freshman Hall doesn't mean he's going to be this year. Hall is in a different talent bracket than Bo. I think Zahid is too. I wouldn't be surprised to see Hall beat him handily this season. If he wrestles Zahid, I can see it getting really bad for him. I think Zahid is capable of giving him the biggest loss of his career. I don't see "extremely close" being in the cards. I definitely do not see an NCAA title for Bo.
     
    Your wager sounds good. Find me when NCAAs come around.
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    bigmik got a reaction from TBar1977 in Does anyone have a copy of Paul Jenn's win over Cael Sanderson video?   
    Please disregard and have a nice day.
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    bigmik got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling in Iowa Style promotes light weight success at expense of upper weights   
    Me either. That's why the old "Iowa bashing accusations" that we received at some times in the past are so absurd. Years ago I talked about how I used to see and talk to Gable at the World championships every year. He was always trying to win at every second of the year. When he saw something new at the championships, he always looked to learn the technique thoroughly so that he could share it with his team back in the states. He would humble himself, listen and learn like a first year wrestler. Taking mental notes and actual notes. The little technique "grinder coach" has always been way off the mark. Technique and drilling was less important to him as a wrestler until he made it to the international level and learned that the most skilled guys are the ones that consistently win. Gable understood this profoundly. That's one of the reasons that it is such a shame that the wider wrestling community seems to be losing this understanding, even if the average technical proficiency level amongst elite HS wrestlers is increasing.
     
    Another guy that is underrated in terms of technique is Terry Brands. I always liked Terry. He is still a student of the sport. One of the best technical coaches that the U.S. has ever produced.
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    bigmik got a reaction from Cletus_Tucker in Now that Suriano is gone, who is your Pre-Season Team Favorite?   
    No, Dieringer was not a great offensive wrestler in neutral. He still isn't. That said, he was pretty solid. Also, Dieringer didn't have the offensive style or repertoire that a guy like Zahid had. So really I should say Jordan is in trouble if he runs into a guy that has a combination of decent skill, good athleticism, and a good work rate. I think Zahid has that combo. This doesn't mean he's better overall in neutral than Dieringer, only that he's likely to score more points. It's similar to the Dake/Taylor situation where Dake was better overall on his feet, but Taylor was more likely to light up lesser wrestlers due mostly to work ethic and variety of attacks. Zahid can attack both sides well, has good length, and a high work ethic when fully hydrated, similar to Taylor. He's quicker and more skilled at attacking both legs than Dieringer already. That quickness can lead to big points. Dieringer is pretty slow himself. He may be only a hair quicker than Bo, and Bo is slow.
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    bigmik got a reaction from treep2000 in Now that Suriano is gone, who is your Pre-Season Team Favorite?   
    Don't be surprised if Jordan gets beaten handily by Hall this season. And if Zahid is at 174, don't be surprised to see Jordan take the most lopsided loss of his wrestling career.
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    bigmik got a reaction from Cletus_Tucker in Gilman Maturity and Growth   
    I think you get my point. Everyone takes offense to something. How do we consider everyone's potential upset feelings without butchering the established lines of communication? At some point, we're going to have to turn down someone's or some group's request to ban certain words in society. And if we do that, are we in the right? Or are we racist, sexist, homophobic, etc.
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    bigmik got a reaction from cjc007 in What would Folk be like at the World level? (hypothetical)   
    I don't see Ben Askren winning a single World title. He may make a world team every few years. He's not the folkstyle master that some think he is imo. Remember, many of the very best wrestlers do not get to go to the NCAAs every year because of the four year eligibility rules. Just think of all the wrestlers that could have been at nationals this year if that weren't the case. Graff, Megaludis, Sanders, Ramos, Stieber, Maple, Brewer, Garrett, Oliver, Russell, Chamberlain, Green, Kennedy, Burroughs, Dake, Dieringer, Taylor, Heflin, Gadson, Gwiz, Rey, Bradley, etc. He's not an elite wrestling talent of the highest level. To win six in a row at the highest level wouldn't be in the cards for him.
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    bigmik got a reaction from LoStNuMbEr in Gilman Maturity and Growth   
    Interesting. I think there are flaws with this approach, but in general, it should do the trick. I will consider refraining from using offensive terms if a compelling argument can be made for me doing so. I don't even rule out not using Jap. I just need to hear something better than "yes, it started out with being a completely acceptable term, but fifty years after that people used it with malicious intent". I fail to see how this makes it wrong to use it when you have its original use in mind.
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    bigmik got a reaction from silver-medal in MFS Day 2   
    In 1995 the U.S. had four World champions. Brands, Jackson, Angle, and Baumgartner.
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    bigmik got a reaction from TheRealOne9050 in MFS Day 2   
    70kg finals: James Green vs Frank Chamizo
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    bigmik got a reaction from dtl38 in MFS Day 2   
    Green wins 3-2.
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    bigmik got a reaction from TheRealOne9050 in MFS Day 2   
    His hips cannot be denied.
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    bigmik got a reaction from TheRealOne9050 in MFS Day 2   
    The man, the myth, the legend himself. It's been a long time quick! You were missed around these parts!
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    bigmik got a reaction from Grecojones in Cox Fires Back at Taylor!   
    You have been trying to push this narrative for a while now. You did the same with Taylor and Dake, and it was even more absurd then as Dake is better at every single position. You are mesmerized by flashy but technically deficient wrestling over actual world class "boring" stuff. Give it a rest.
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    bigmik got a reaction from GranbyTroll in Is it time to get rid of the escape point?   
    Folkstyle has had plenty of rule changes over the past two decades. Change in rules is not unique to freestyle.
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    bigmik got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling in Is bigmik the GOAT poster?   
    Posters of the Year for the 2016-2017 wrestling season
     
    1) Bigmik: Obviously. The standard. Consistently drops gems on those with ears to hear. A national treasure.
     
    2) Tbar1977: He sets the tone for the board. Leader of the PSU regime. Consistently in the center of discussion. Currently renting space in a few poster's heads (you know who you are). Taylor apologist. Consistently wins the debate over the national duals.
     
    3) MSU158: Consistently on the wrong side of the debate, yet always in the middle of it. Useful posts calculating NCAA team scores. Reliable for picking the top 3 team finishes (just remember to switch the #1 team on his list with #2 PSU before placing any bets! My #1 foil.
     
    4) Wrestlingnerd: Richie Rich. #2nd richest poster on the board behind...me! :). Intelligent posts. Too easily annoyed at times, but solid posts in both the college and international forums.
     
    5) Flying Tiger. Never backs away from an argument. Always in an argument for his unapologetic PSU fandom. Entertaining rivalry with headshuck.
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    bigmik got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling in Is bigmik the GOAT poster?   
    Do I get a vote?
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    bigmik got a reaction from AKHUNTER in Wade Shalles Gives Up   
    Not too many Shalles fans here, I see. His statements may not be modest enough for some of you, but I don't find what he said to be objectionable. Shalles has been a thought leader in wrestling.
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    bigmik got a reaction from Witherman in Is bigmik the GOAT poster?   
    Posters of the Year for the 2016-2017 wrestling season
     
    1) Bigmik: Obviously. The standard. Consistently drops gems on those with ears to hear. A national treasure.
     
    2) Tbar1977: He sets the tone for the board. Leader of the PSU regime. Consistently in the center of discussion. Currently renting space in a few poster's heads (you know who you are). Taylor apologist. Consistently wins the debate over the national duals.
     
    3) MSU158: Consistently on the wrong side of the debate, yet always in the middle of it. Useful posts calculating NCAA team scores. Reliable for picking the top 3 team finishes (just remember to switch the #1 team on his list with #2 PSU before placing any bets! My #1 foil.
     
    4) Wrestlingnerd: Richie Rich. #2nd richest poster on the board behind...me! :). Intelligent posts. Too easily annoyed at times, but solid posts in both the college and international forums.
     
    5) Flying Tiger. Never backs away from an argument. Always in an argument for his unapologetic PSU fandom. Entertaining rivalry with headshuck.
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    bigmik got a reaction from JasonBryant in Is bigmik the GOAT poster?   
    8. JTTS.
     
    Everyone moves down a spot.
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