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  1. Luck? Where is the luck in wrestling? Staying healthy I guess. I'm hoping that you aren't saying that Dake beating Taylor 4 times in 8 months is luck. (Or maybe you mean that Taylor being contemporaries with Dake is bad luck for him? I agree with that. Taylor is a 3x or maybe even 4x champ in some eras.)


    Luck is everywhere in every sport. Its part of our destiny. Read my post please. I did not say Dake beat Taylor out of pure luck. Have you ever noticed how some days you can't do anything right, no matter what you do? Perhaps this happens to athletes. Would make a big difference between two even competitors.



    If Taylor was a little luckier, he would be a 3 timer, going for 4. Less lucky and he might have been injured or met the wrong girl. I wasn't saying Dake was lucky in his win, though I do believe he is a lucky wrestler.


    I believe in the old adage that luck is when preparation meets opportunity.

  2. Sorry I don't understand. Five spreadsheets or five tabs? Five what? Five humans, maybe? Still all the spreadsheet is doing is following instructions. Wrong inputs, wrong output.

    Five different spreadsheets, with at least ten tabs in each.




    The spreadsheet merely values what you told it to value. It's a reflection of the person who gave it the instructions. It's not a magic box. Real programs and spreadsheet formulas only crunch numbers to produce data. The human reading the data translates it into information. Relying on a program much less a spreadsheet to make the actual prediction is folly. Particularly when your expectation is to predict what another human(s) would do.


    As zeeb said, keep it up its a fun hobby.

  3. You've got to give McDonough alot of credit..... Within 2 years he was a NCAA champ which is a huge improvement from where he was as a senior in high school as evidenced by this video


    I agree. Obviously the lions share of the credit goes to Matt, but a fair share goes to Mike and his wife as well as the Lions Club and Doug Streicher for Matt's development.

  4. I like your comments but if you think Taylor would "likely" win D1's after bumping to 74 then you picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue.


    Why exactly would Taylor not have been "likely" to win?


    I don't even want an answer because it will derail the thread. I just want you to consider that. He is a clear favorite at 174 if he went up - hence making him "likely" to win.



  5. I believe the rule is you don't insult other members of the forum. I don't think there is anything out there about insulting a wrestler's perceived lack of mental acuity, sanity, or eccentricity. If you think people are out of order for bagging on Ramos, I suggest you watch his interview from the NCAAs where he obsesses over Logan Stieber. Also, I'd suggest that you don't have thick skin at all if the utterly worthless commentary on a fairly obscure internet forum provokes you into so much anger.


    To be fair, I have to admit that I did mention that I thought Ramos came off as a "sociopathic retard", but I can't speak for the guys who called him a goon, moron, or mentally handicapped. On the other hand I'm an old man and have vast experience dealing with all sorts of people, and I have the same prerogative that other old geezers have of just blurting out uncomfortable truths at inappropriate times. If my commentary offended you, I offer my apology.


    Apology accepted. In return I offer you a free box of Depends.

  6. After the final match of the night, I heard from some (small, fortunately) subsection of the Penn State crowd chanting "OVERRATED" with respect to Kyle Dake. I was going to give them a piece of my mind, but fortunately, they stopped before I had a chance to get over there. I just wanted to say, and put this out there as a Public Service Announcement, that there is NO PLACE in this sport for that sort of thing, when Kyle just did something that's only been done by two others in the long history of the sport!


    Well, weren't they fortunate! :roll:

  7. You're kidding, right?


    You don't think that Carver is the biggest home field advantage in the sport?


    Have you ever been to a big meet in Carver?


    Sure the of the crowd can cause some jitters in freshman and sophomores, but it's all how the coach and seniors help prepare you. What's more motivating than taking it straight on to the home wrestler and quieting a crowd? The home advantage was not having to travel cramped up van or bus or be shuttled between places and trying to cut from a motel room. The home advantage is sleeping in your own bed and maintaining the familiar routine. But hell, its good people are intimidated with Carver or the Field House. But I doubt seasoned wrestlers see it as much more than an opportunity.

  8. I watched the Flo replay and agree with the opinions here that it was a good call for the fall. If it hadn't been called there'd be a thread on how it should have been.


    The only trouble I have is with myself forgetting to mute the Flo replay quick enough to avoid having to hear the annoying announcing. I knew better.

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