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  1. I forgot my pals who enjoy tippin a few. Here is a thorough map of most of the famous, infamous and discreet gin mills in Manhattan. You can expand most of the map to get info. https://www.google.com/maps/place/McSor ... 72b762b76b
  2. I am not being dismissive of the other places that have hosted recent NCAA wrestling tournament. However, NYC aint Mo. NEB, OKLA or even Philly, Toto. For those who have never been, just walking around and gaping for 3 days is worth the price of transport and rooming. Do this first: try acquainting yourselves with subways and trains into Penn Station where MSG is located they run very frequently from most areas around NYC Staying in NJ near Newark airport or JFK or LGA ( LaGuardia), Brooklyn or Queens is within easy reach. Go here for info, fees and maps: http://web.mta.info/maps/ Just keep in mind that some of the neighborhoods you may go through are places to be alert or in company AND carrying weapons is a Sullivan Law violation mandatory 5 years. It is very strictly enforced Now look this over: http://www.walkingoffthebigapple.com/20 ... marks.html Next take a look at hotels.com to find excellent rates. The site is set up by locales. So, you can figure out routing then do some comparative shopping. If you are a "real hayseed " you can call the site. I have found them helpful, unless they were from out of town. Just say thanks and hang up. You can book in advance up to a year and most have free cancel. If you haven't been to NYC pay up to stay right in Manhattan. Somewhere mid town is best in my opinion. Somewhere between 30th and 50th streets and 5th and 8th avenue if you are bringing the bride, this gets you within an easy safe, walk of shopping, the Theatre districts, Time Sq and many sites plus there are cabs everywhere and the main subway cross overs are there. Regarding renting a car and driving. It is very tough to drive in the combat zone unless you are aggressive alert and have steady nerves. Some of the same qualities you will observe in the medal rounds. Parking is very expensive relative to most cities. Food and drink is about 10% more than in Philly or St Louis. Most of it is taxes which are outrageous. There are many places everywhere that are very inexpensive and have great product. Even most of the hole in the walls have good grub and there is ethnic food from places as diverse as Afghanistan to Zambia. You must Try one of the Jewish delis. Stage Door a couple blocks from MSG at 33rd and 8th is open all day and most of the night. It serves sandwiches of top flight deli as big as your head for $9.95. You can go here to get a handle on prices.http://www.stagedoordeli.com/menus.html...Stage door is not the "best" but is pretty darn good. If you haven't been to NYC pay up to stay right in Manhattan. Somewhere mid town is best. Save the extra bucks over the year because it is worth doing so. Regarding renting a car and driving. It is very tough to drive in the combat zone unless you are aggressive. Parking is very expensive relative to most cities.Any other specific questions I will try to answer. Don't pay attention to the hysterical "it will be too expensive" PBR crowd. The issue is not expense it is value. New York strip or cube steak boys? Name your poison. BTW Hells kitchen is the old Irish section of NY. For those who like to tip a few, McSorleys Old Ale House at #15 E. 7th St. is the oldest ,1856, Irish continuously operated bar in NYC.
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    New York City Lowest attendance for NCAA's?

    I am not being dismissive of the other places that have hosted recent NCAA wrestling tournament. However, NYC aint Kansas Toto. For those who have never been, just walking around and gaping for 3 days is worth the price of transport and rooming. Do this first: try acquainting yourselves with subways and trains into Penn Station where MSG is located they run very frequently from most areas around NYC Staying in NJ near Newark airport or Brooklyn or Queens is within easy reach. Go here for info, fees and maps: http://web.mta.info/maps/ Just keep in mind that some of the neighborhoods you may go through are places to be alert or in company and carrying weapons is a Sullivan Law violation mandatory 5 years. Next take a look at hotels.com to find excellent rates. The site is set up by locales. So, you can figure out routing then do some comparative shopping. If you are a "real hayseed " you can call the site. I have found them helpful, unless they were from out of town. Just say thanks and hang up. You can book in advance up to a year and most have free cancel. If you haven't been to NYC pay up to stay right in Manhattan. Somewhere mid town is best. Here is an invaluable website to get you started: Do this first: try acquainting yourselves with subways and trains into Penn Station where MSG is located they run very frequently from most areas around NYC Staying in NJ near Newark airport or Brooklyn or Queens is within easy reach. Go here for info, fees and maps: http://web.mta.info/maps/ Just keep in mind that some of the neighborhoods you may go through are places to be alert. Save the extra bucks over the year because it is worth doing so. Regarding renting a car and driving. It is very tough to drive in the combat zone unless you are aggressive. Parking is very expensive relative to most cities. Food and drink is 20% more than in Philly or St Louis but there are places everywhere that are very inexpensive and have great product. Try one of the Jewish delis. Stage Door a couple blocks from MSG at 33rd and 8th serves sandwiches of top flight deli as big as your head for $9.95. You can go here to get a handle on prices.http://www.stagedoordeli.com/menus.html...
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    new rule under consideration

    If I jknew how; I'd have made it a poll
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    new rule under consideration

    Every official who makes first stall call with less than 15 seconds left in match will be relegated to the pee wee circuit for the Freestyle season.
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    anyone else think that events shouldn't be

    nice peeps in Cedar Falls. tough to get a car.
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    My faith in Brands is faltering!

    Maybe Tommy could take a different team and reload. Lol
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    anyone else think that events shouldn't be

    As you are well aware there is a ton of dead mat time at these events. It would only take some changes in scheduling or splitting into sessions to manage that. I forget the name of the arena where VA duals are held but that set up is great. Not enough seating for NCAAs but plenty of floor space. NCAA could also give up paid seating for press row moving them off floor
  9. held in places where the matts are restricted by proximity of tables and walls? It seems that quite a few matches are interfered due to no apron areas. Especially the bigger guys. I think it has affected quite a few matches the past few days. In fact, since the rules were changed to allowing scoring if a finger or toe nail is in bounds this has become an issue quite often. If you have competed , you know the wall can be your friend but it also restricts you especially the danger of running into a wall, table, chairs or other mat side paraphernalia and cutting yourself up or worse. ( The Eastwood movie" $ million Baby" graphically demonstrated how easily bad things can happen) The officials, rightfully, halt action that would continue were the impediments not there. should and could be easily resolved
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    285 B1G

    If Chalfant and Gingrich were separated their would have been 7? Maybe not.
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    Pinfall Leaders

    I think it is bowling terminology Apparently the 4 named each had 2 strikes
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    What do some people have against Penn State?

    Same people hated on Dake and C Metcalf and IA, Even Dan Gable was gleefully poked at when he lost. The Yankees or Cowboys or Bulls or Michael Jordan when they were on a roll were "hated". Failed or mediocre, in their own lives, some people can't stand to see success in others. A major difference today is: the internet has put the moderns at complete exposure from anonymous critics, except those who know how to crack an IP address The guys who write "Down goes XXX" always seem gleeful to me. How about you?
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    What do some people have against Penn State?

    Same people hated on Dake and C Metcalf and IA, Even Dan Gable was gleefully poked at when he lost. The Yankees or Cowboys or Bulls or Michael Jordan when they were on a roll were "hated". Failed or mediocre, in their own lives, some people can't stand to see success in others. A major difference today is: the internet has put the moderns at complete exposure from anonymous critics, except those who know how to crack an IP address The guys who write "Down goes XXX" always seem gleeful to me. How about you?
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    NCAA Pickem' Contest

    Can I play please?
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