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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr got a reaction from MedicineMan in Hodge Contenders   
    I’d put Nick Lee on top of the list at this point. He’s been a hammer, wrestling with Retherford-ish intensity.  
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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr got a reaction from MedicineMan in B1G Semifinal thoughts   
    Good assessment, Vak. My thoughts are that 141 Lee will win a 1-2 pt decision.  Also that Iowa /PSU will each win one of the 165/174 matches, and both results will be reversed at NCAA finals. PSU wins 3.
       I agree 100% on your description of Gable. He is good, but sure lost any respect I had of his character and sportsmanship.  
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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr reacted to VakAttack in B1G Semifinal thoughts   
    125:  Lee appeared to feel he had something to prove, maybe because medley held him to his only non-bonus win of the season?  I did not see much of the other match, though it looked like Schroder controlled.  Lee by whatever he chooses.
    133:  RBY stalled.  He also got the only TD.  Desanto needs a plan when he gets in, he froze up any time RBY went to grab the knee.  Rivera-Gross was AWESOME.  I think they're the two best guys at the weight.  If Desanto can't be there, that would be a great NCAA final.  Rivera DEC RBY.
    141:  Surprisingly lackluster by both guys, though both were facing game opponents.  I picked Pletcher to reverse the result from last time, with Lee winning the NCAA title in two weeks, so I'll stick with that.  Pletcher DEC Lee.
    149:  Sasso just doing Sasso things out there.  Lugo looked great and controlled.  This match will again come down to whether Lugo can chase down a TD, because Sasso has an advantage on the mat.  Can Sasso dodge all those bullets again?  I say no.  Lugo DEC  Sasso.
    157:  A little surprised that Deakin "only" won by 6.  Coleman, meanwhile, had a nice win over Robb, though it was decided by one exchange, basically.  Deakin demolished Coleman earlier this year.  I think only Deakin DEC Coleman here.
    165:  Joseph has just completely figured White out.  Felt weird to see White get hit for stalling after RBY never got hit once, but it had no practical effect, Joseph just controlled the match.  Marinelli obviously was fortunate to not have to deal with Evan Wick, who is tough even though Marinelli has beaten him something like 456 times in a row.  He house Oster, as he should have.  Marinelli gets back to his winning ways over Joseph.  Marinelli DEC Joseph.
    174:  Kemerer wrestled two different matches.  He demolished Skatzka for the first half, then got stuck underneath for the remaining half.  It was a bizarre sequence where the ref called Skatzka for stalling, when it should have been Kemerer.  Nice heart by Kem to get the late reversal (and back points) to retake the major.  Hall looked good, not great in his match, though he had a really impressive TD off a situation that almost always ends up in a stalemate.  Give me Kemerer again tomorrow, I honestly just think he's better.  Maybe Hall is a bit burned out.  Kemerer DEC Hall.
    184:  Brooks-Venz was fun.  Have we ever gotten an explanation why Venz didn't get backpoints after he put Brooks on his back?  Regardless, that cradle Brooks locked up was NASTY, and then his technique was fantastic when Venz broke the grip, ad Brooks settled in for the fall.  Lot of guys give up the position there.  Caffey is a magician out there, defending every shot Assad threw at him.  Assad tried a couple of different finishes than what he did at the dual, and Caffey defended them perfectly.  Brooks appears to have really stepped up his game the second half.  Brooks DEC Caffey.
    197:  Moore looked dominant.  Szhultz did not.  Hearing Penn State fans scream for a second stalling call on Schultz was a bit much considering the RBY of it all, but also....Schultz was stalling.  Moore DEC Schultz.
    HWT:  Parris looked good, but not great.  Impressively defended Hilger's attacks and found ways to score.  Cass just has nothing for Gable, and it appears he knows it.  He swipes at legs because he knows he'll get countered. So Gable has him beat physically and mentally.  Gable may be an *******, but he's a damned good *******.  I've changed my mind on this one.  Gable DEC Parris.
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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr reacted to MedicineMan in FInal Big Ten brackets   
    RAISE.  Two Lees
     
     


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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr got a reaction from MedicineMan in Reactions vs Posts ratio   
    255 posts, Med Man?  C’mon...You’ve been around forever-
    Something is off base on this, “ like it “, or not.
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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr got a reaction from MedicineMan in When have referees dictated match outcomes?   
    I think even Pat Smith is calling it a pin.
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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr got a reaction from fadzaev2 in When have referees dictated match outcomes?   
    I think even Pat Smith is calling it a pin.
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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr reacted to Plasmodium in When have referees dictated match outcomes?   
    This one is still stuck in my craw.  Brown was shameful.
     
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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr reacted to MedicineMan in When have referees dictated match outcomes?   
    (photo by fadzaev2)
    THIS.  Combined with other atrocious calls in the match.  Hence the term:  "Kesselled"
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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr reacted to MedicineMan in Reactions vs Posts ratio   
    16 hours ago, MedicineMan said: No PBR cans, bro. That phucker left a full bottle of Captain Morgan with a red ribbon tied around it, and a note that said “Second Suckx”!
    It was right there, next to my Wanamaker Trophy...At least the bottle was full and he didn't take my other Hodge, or my Oscars...or one of my belts, those are worth a pretty penny.  I got rid of the dog that was sposed to be on guard.

     
     
     
     
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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr reacted to MedicineMan in Reactions vs Posts ratio   
    Agree-cudos to jross. 
    The "joined date" would not be very accurate because when they overhauled the format last time a lot of people had to change their monikers, me included, because my old email from 15 years ago was no longer valid. Plus a lot of us got kicked off in the olden days, me included (perhaps by JB even) So I’m on my third stint.
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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr reacted to MedicineMan in Reactions vs Posts ratio   
    Well I'll be damned...I think this one will go on the shelf in the garage.
     

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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr got a reaction from MedicineMan in Separated at birth?   
    SNL's Beck Bennett

     
    Jim Zalesky

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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr reacted to MedicineMan in Hey Mr. Moderator - Question re: "Reactions"   
    Can they make a bitch slap reaction? You know, like for cinnabon?
    I tried to find Gable Steveson’s slap to Cassioppi the other night but this is as close as I could find:   https://giphy.com/gifs/slap-dave-chappelle-rick-james-gfkETzKFBSkBW
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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr got a reaction from MedicineMan in Dream On   
    Excellent, Med Man!  Your descriptions hit home for me, and it WAS like I know you! Terrific.
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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr got a reaction from Ching in Dream On   
    Excellent, Med Man!  Your descriptions hit home for me, and it WAS like I know you! Terrific.
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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr reacted to MedicineMan in Dream On   
    The smell of the wrestling mat, you all know it.  That familiar combination of Polyethylene foam, disinfectant, human sweat.  Laced with the smell of athletic tape and the aroma of popcorn.  I'm about to step onto the mat against a salty opponent, but I'm not nervous at all, I'm calm/at peace...he's really good, but I'm better.  I feel loose, bouncing lightly on the balls of my feet, doing the wrestler's version of the Twist dance.  The crowd is making noise and birds are chirping, but then, that doesn't make sense, birds in the gymnasium?  I hear a dog bark once, and the gym scene narrows and fades into a fog.

    I am slowly waking from a dream, still feeling good, ready to wrestle...my brain is rebooting from dream to reality with the speed of a Commodore 64...first I realize I'm not in the gym, but laying in bed, but that's ok because I can still get up and wrestle.  But then my mind tells me it's not 1983, not even '93 when I was 36 and could still roll around... years click forward, through the 90's, 2000's, 2010's, like frames of film, until I reach the humble realization that it is 2020 and I'm 62 years old, not bouncing on deck at a wrestling meet.
     
    A notion sparks, that I could get back in shape! I've still got eligibility!   Until my Commodore pulls up inventory: a knee that hurts every day, a busted shoulder, a wrist that hardly bends and broken, arthritic fingers, AND  25 pounds of emergency rations in a roll of fat around my belly.  The spark is snuffed out. The sad fact settles in, that I'll never, ever, compete again.
    I've had vivid wrestling dreams where a guy shoots in and I'm countering so fast that my reaction beats the thought to my brain.  I can do moves I've never done, like Vincenzo or Chandler, stuff I was never any good at. 

    But then I wake up, spend a full minute working the pins and needles out of my left arm and limp to the kitchen for a cup of coffee.  I rub my eyes, but can't clear the glaucoma.  
    Sometimes they are anxiety dreams, where they call my name to the mat and I can't find my head gear, or my shoes anywhere.  In those dreams I never get to step onto the mat. But after all my wrestling dreams I am left with one comforting thought; because of wrestling, I'm tough and resilient....and pretty sure I could still pin WillieBoy. 

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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr got a reaction from Plasmodium in Hodge Contenders   
    I’d put Nick Lee on top of the list at this point. He’s been a hammer, wrestling with Retherford-ish intensity.  
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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr got a reaction from Wrestleknownothing in Hodge Contenders   
    I’d put Nick Lee on top of the list at this point. He’s been a hammer, wrestling with Retherford-ish intensity.  
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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr reacted to VakAttack in Was DeSanto injured?   
    I'm not castigating RBY, although that was dangerous, I doubt he's an expert in biomechanics and was just trying to create the best angle to exploit a hole he and his coaches had noted to snag that cradle. His actions caused the injury, but I highly doubt it was malicious nor should he have been DQed.

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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr reacted to Housebuye in intermat paywall   
    Very dumb. I used to visit at least once daily. I’ve been on there maybe 3 times since the paywall decision. 
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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr reacted to Marcus Cisero in Pennsylvania Hawkeyes by B1G Wrestling   
    BTN just posted this video on You Tube. I played it several times, you will too.
    Who knew Tom Brands got in his car and drove 12 hours to Kemerers home in PA when he learned Micheal was having seconds thoughts about joining the Hawkeyes that first year?  This video reveals just that plus other interesting information about the "Pennsylvania Hawkeyes."
     
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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr reacted to MedicineMan in Slow, timid start, strong finish = tech fall. Spencer Lee   
    I hate to even admire this guy publicly when my pal, VakAttack, has such an idolizing, man crush on DeSanto this year, it's like he is dissing his avatar...I don't want to make Vak mad, but..
     

     
    ... But Spencer Lee is the man, and has the pace of his matches figured out to a tee.  He shakes hands and basically lulls his opponents into thinking they might have a chance, he moves slow and almost timidly, he fends off a few weak attacks...(well they are weak to Spencer, but are about the best his opponents can muster). Then he counters one attack for a takedown and makes it almost look like his opponent slipped. His opponent feels like it was his mistake (which it was) and it won't happen again (it will).  He still thinks he has a shot to win.
    Spencer gets them to relax and quit trying so hard, it  reminds me of how a python waits until it's prey lets out a breath and then tightens the coils.

     That's about when Spencer Lee shifts gears.  I like the analogy of the  1970 Plymouth Duster,  that I had in high school,  with the high compression 340 engine...

     
    ...when I raced that 351 Mach 1 Mustang with the spoiler, hood scoop, mag rims with big fat tires behind. (great looking, like a Penn State singlet)

    In a quarter mile race, the Mach 1 would jump to the lead, speed shift to 2nd with a chirp of burning rubber, then hit 3rd gear before I was out of 1st gear....I'd red line that 3-speed Duster at around 55 mph in first, the hit 2nd and blow by the Mach 1 on my way to 90mph before hitting 3rd gear (145mph).
     
    When Spencer shifts gears, same thing, he just blows away his competition with offensive points on his way to a quick tech fall.
     
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    Doc_Hfuhruhurr reacted to MedicineMan in Anyone have a video of Larry Owings vs Darrell Keller   
    Good article.
    "This time, alone in the wrestling office, Gable watched grimly, pulling up a chair to just a couple feet of the screen. He saw himself score the first points of the match with a takedown. "Should have pinned him right there. But he was double-jointed in the shoulders or something. Always got away.""
     
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