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    piggy got a reaction from GranbyTroll in Also down the ladder?   
    Now that I know it took this long for WildTurkey44 to figure out that Husker_Du is Willie, things are much more clear to me. LOL
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    piggy got a reaction from Husker_Du in Also down the ladder?   
    Now that I know it took this long for WildTurkey44 to figure out that Husker_Du is Willie, things are much more clear to me. LOL
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    piggy reacted to VakAttack in tOSU - 2015 NCAA Team Champions   
    Congrats to Ohio State.  I thought they had no shot with Hunter so injured, but I think the hero of the day is Kenny Courts.  Kid has been piled on, including by me, who thought he had become a relative bust, and that he just didn't have the gas to be this level.  He's proven everyone wrong.  Ohio State wrestled their butts off the end of the season, congratulations.
     
    I have been firmly behind the duals deciding the team champion, but the bottom line is that they don't as of now.  Ohio State wrestled really well and deserves all the glory.  Good luck in the finals.
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    piggy got a reaction from cradlewiz in Tomasello/Moisey Encore   
    This needs to stay on the first page...great find.  Nice comeback for NT in this match.  I'm guessing Gillman hadn't seen this either...
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    piggy reacted to VakAttack in Two Best at 157 made the finals   
    I'd rather see the guys who actually win matches continue on in the tournament. Jmo.
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    piggy reacted to cradlewiz in Tomasello/Moisey Encore   
    After watching the Gillman match and this match from Ironman I'd say Tomasello needs to avoid the near cradle. 
     
    http://www.flowrestling.org/coverage/238842-Walsh-Ironman-2011/video/532936-113-lbs-semi-finals-Nathan-Tomasello-CVCA-vs-Zeke-Moisey-Bethlehem-Catholic
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    piggy reacted to jerbufoon in Cornell just landed two more studs   
    she should quit smoking really. Its really really bad for you and its not setting a good example for her son. 
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    piggy reacted to carp in More surprising than the upsets...   
    Rules committee took away his go to move:  
    5.8.13 Neck Bow. When in the top position, the offensive wrestler applies a legal head and arm, locked from the side, and then somersaults toward and over the defensive wrestler’s head. This position may create a choking situation and could put undue pressure on the neck and spine and is, therefore, illegal. 
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    piggy reacted to weh in For those who have seen Foxcatcher, I'm looking for your comments   
    I watched the movie on Dec 27th w/ my son (who was also a college wrestler) and my wife.  Overall I/we thought the movie was very slow moving and close to being boring.  The acting was excellent especially Rufalo playing Dave Schultz.  From an actual video I saw of DuPont doing a self-promotion, DuPont was weirder than Steve Carell's acting portrayed, but he did terrific job.  Not sure why the movie skipped from 1988 to 1996, but it would have been cool to show Dave carrying Kenny Monday after Monday won the '88 Olympics after Monday beat him out for the spot on the team (that story alone would have made the movie a lot more interesting).  I wished I had saved the $10 and waited until it was 'free' on cable.
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    piggy reacted to scribe in Hawks Worry About Next Year   
    Flap has got his dobber down.
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    piggy got a reaction from Pinnum in VT vs PSU 12/19   
    Yes, but the real question is....who'll get the first takedown, Dance or Conaway?
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    piggy reacted to skikayaker in harder to follow wrestling   
    I agree with the BRGuy's reference point.  This board is more difficult to navigate.  There are a couple of features that require an extra click.  Not a big deal, but I think many of us like the old tried and true PHPBB simply because we were used to them.  I'm sure we'll come around to adopting this new forum and then we'll see an increase in posts.  So there's that.
     
    Another point is that the BTN didn't do wrestling fans any favors by adding BTN Plus and separating most of the good dual meets from the CBS Sports All-Access (ULIVE) and BTN Network streaming.  The Ohio State Missouri dual was on CBS All-Access, the Penn State Pitt match was on ESPN3, and the Minnesota OSU dual was on BTN+.  And then there is FLO, who still owes me $20 for overbilling me (again).
     
    So, to recap, CBS All-Access is $14.95/mo for ULIVE, $9.95/mo for general CBS All-Access, $14.95/mo for BTN+, then pay extra for the sports pack to get the BTN network on my cable provider (approx $12/mo), then $20/mo for that little non-profit startup company FLOWrestling who is currently double billing me (so it's $40/mo.) and you can see between asking for refunds, and logging in, and keeping track it can be a real headache and annoyance, especially when the stream starts late and I'm wondering if it works, or in some cases, the stream flat out doesn't work.  Forget about hooking the notebook or iPhone up with the flat screen.  I sometimes wish we had the same civil rights as Basketball fans.  We can call it Title-XI and take our case to Congress, or raise a few $million and get Al Sharpton to help us.
     
    But I digress.
     
    I also kind of think we don't have crazy talent like Taylor/Ruth or death matchups like Metcalf/Caldwell, or Burroughs, etc.  The marquee names and the super freak talents are light this year.  Yes, thankfully we have Logan Stieber, but who can even test him?  Port?
     
    No team has there best team ever this year.  The closest to that I'd say is Minnesota or tOSU with two dual meet losses already.   Penn State / Okla St. and #1 ranked Iowa are all weaker than their best teams. 
     
    I kind of agree with the OP.
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    piggy reacted to PhiferFuqua in H. Stieber?   
    There was an epidemic of that injury among guys who wrestled Retherford last year. 
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    piggy reacted to KCMO2 in Mizzou vs Ohio State 12/14   
    Interesting.  If that's true, it kinda turns the table on all of the Ohio St. fans complaining about a forfeit and wanting to see good matches.  Why didn't they just fill at 141 to take the forfeit, and then bump Logan up to wrestle Houdashelt?  Would've been a great match and Hunter was apparently not 100%.  
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    piggy reacted to sockobuw in Maryland - Penn State on BTN   
    have had a little interaction with him and would agree, but he doesn't know where to draw the line. when umd kids aren't performing well he has to annoy them and is even slightly degrading in his attempt to inspire them.
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    piggy reacted to Granbyman in Foxcatcher Fact Check - 12 in 90   
    Thanx for posting that piggy!!  The story is 100% true, & Mean Gene Mills & I were there to witness it in person.  He & I have told that story plenty of times, but never had proof.  When MGM got the call to go to Pittsburgh to do "Foxcatcher" (Oct. '12), he invited me along, since I have pics of the USA Veteran Teams '92-'95 w/The Devil du Pont in them.  In Dec. '12 @ Washington Jr.-Sr. HS (PA), the '88 Olympic Trial scenes were filmed there.  Joe Russo from Long Island, who was also a ref in Pensacola '88, was the ref on the mat in the scene w/Channing Tatum & Jake Herbert.  During supper break, I had to tell wrestling stories to the other extras that were there & JR says that he has the photos for proof.  The Rumble @ The Rails in NYC was in May '13 & JR brings the photos w/him.  I take pics of the photos w/my iPad Mini & decided to wait till "Foxcatcher" was released, though I didn't know it would be 18 months later.  I understand that some stories might seem incredulous but I'm not allowed to lie about the beloved sport of wrestling. 
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    piggy got a reaction from NJDan in Foxcatcher Fact Check - 12 in 90   
    Here's an article about the trials semi results.  Maybe the reason Mark did so much better in matches 2 & 3 against Rico is because he put on so much weight after the 1st loss?  At any rate, he must have had to make wt again prior to the finals vs Sheets. There were photos posted recently on Screwy Louie's facebook with the actual story about Mark's amazing 12lb. cut in 90 minutes (outside in the Pensacola sun on a stationary bike). Here's another article about the finals results that also mentions the weight cut.
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    piggy got a reaction from Coach_J in Foxcatcher Fact Check - 12 in 90   
    Here's an article about the trials semi results.  Maybe the reason Mark did so much better in matches 2 & 3 against Rico is because he put on so much weight after the 1st loss?  At any rate, he must have had to make wt again prior to the finals vs Sheets. There were photos posted recently on Screwy Louie's facebook with the actual story about Mark's amazing 12lb. cut in 90 minutes (outside in the Pensacola sun on a stationary bike). Here's another article about the finals results that also mentions the weight cut.
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    piggy reacted to BigRedMachine in J'Den Cox at 285   
    My point is that I'm sure the vast majority of wrestling fans know off the top of their head that Cael won, and if Cox becomes a 4-timer they'll remember his victories as well. However, I doubt there are many people who could tell you off the top of their head with certainty that Minny was third that year. It's just not as memorable in the long run. Hence why I feel Cox's quest for four isn't worth destroying for a remote shot at a team trophy.
     
    Now if Cox proves he can take out the big guns at Hwy prior to NCAA's, then it becomes a different story.
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    piggy reacted to fullnelson in For those who have seen Foxcatcher, I'm looking for your comments   
    Saw it on Nov 15, and as I mentioned in an earlier post, the characters are incredibly well represented, Ruffalo in particular. His mannerisms, technique, and even his voice were spot on. I met Dave when he was just 17 at the AAU national team camp. He was under the tutelage Gene Davis; I remember him spladdling Mark Churella, and then Mark storming out of the gym. I went on several trips with Mark Schultz as well, but Mark was more reserved so I wasn't as close to him, and I always avoided Dupont because he was arrogant and creepy. Both Mark and Dupont were splendidly portrayed in the movie. Too bad the missing years in the movie occur; it is some cause for head scratching; it led to a too abrupt ending imo.
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    piggy reacted to Csadd141 in FoxcatcherMovie.com and BoxOfficeMojo.com's latest revenue report on it   
    So, the acting was good. But that was one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Pace was incredibly slow, and they didn't really develop any of the story lines at all. I'd rather cut weight than watch that again.
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    piggy reacted to gimpeltf in Fila Cadet World Champ Mason Manville commits to Penn State (link)   
    Cmon, guys, Wharton's only about 3 hours away.
     
    Or does he mean this?
     
    http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/c-lionclub/mtt/mark_t_wharton_876017.html
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    piggy reacted to TBar1977 in Fila Cadet World Champ Mason Manville commits to Penn State (link)   
    Makes sense, BigRedMachine. Cornell got some great verbal pledges recently. Diakhomelis (sp?) comes to mind.
     
    Kids go where they, not us old guys, think they will get the best chance to meet their goals. If their goals are wrestling and education, then Penn State is as good a school as any right now. I'm sure Mason Manville knows what he wants from his collegiate experience. 
     
    Happy Thanksgiving. 
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    piggy reacted to FATMANROLL in Fila Cadet World Champ Mason Manville commits to Penn State (link)   
    This link lists a whole lot of failures LOL
     
    http://www.blairwrestling.com/postblairacc.htm
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    piggy got a reaction from jtothep in East Stroudsburg Open Brackets   
    It's a good thing you didn't accidentally write that his favorite musical group is STYX (instead of Journey)...sockobuw might have blown a gasket.
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