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  1. Not a fan of this decision. Spencer and Kollin are both hodge caliber, but you have to *earn* it right? What if Noah Adams lights the field on fire? Big Ten 125 was really weak this year - maybe ACC or EIWA closes the gap on Spencer.
  2. Is Ben's move back to Flo an indicator that the Rudis and Rokfin experiment isn't going as well as planned. He's diversifying.
  3. Will it still be free? Will Ben still have Rokfin content?
  4. Management doesn’t usually make bad decisions in isolation. This lawsuit makes me thing whoever is running FloSports doesn’t know jack about building a business or team.
  5. This is about Rokfin, because noone gives two dookies about the wrestling media industry. They're afraid that Martin is recreating Flosports under the cloak of a bizarre cryptocurrency-based media platform company. Honestly he probably is, but I don't think Flo has much of a case in this lawsuit. They should focus on making their team happy and building their business and outcompeting Rokfin. That's the only way they can win. I am certain that in private many Flowrestling employees are not feeling great. If I were them I'd be looking for my next move...and it wouldn't be Rokfin, lol. There are lots of great jobs in Austin.
  6. Ehh...even if he steals a few blog posts or rankings posts, I don't get it. Executives aren't in the business of doing what's right, they are in the business of making money. Willie must just be collateral damage in this lawsuit. They must really feel threatened by Rokfin.
  7. Honestly, it's just a sh$tty thing to do (lawsuits over non competes). If your former employee takes millions in revenue with him I can understand, but I'm betting we're not talking millions. Are we even talking 10s of thousands? Flo is doing more damage to Flo with this lawsuit. Who would ever want to work for them now. I doubt you join Flo for the paycheck.
  8. Having been in Texas doing tech my whole career the prevailing thought has always been that the courts won't enforce non-competes. I've seen companies file lawsuits over this when competitors poach employees, but I've never seen it amount to much other than attorney fees. Obviously the specifics of each situation matters a great deal. What employment choice does Willie really have if he chooses to leave Flo. His whole career is in wrestling media. Did they give him a payment to stay on the shelf?
  9. I'm not necessarily as against crypto in general as you, but I agree the Rokfin thing is a manipulation. If you aren't actually an owner of Rokfin you aren't protected against Rokfin deciding to change the way they pay creators...same as YouTube, but different in that very few people will be organically driven to your content. Reminds me of the beginning of Flo when they were championing the wrestling fan (hosting bootlegged NCAA's, all content free, etc) and doing what "was best for wrestling." It didn't take long until they were submitting copyright complaints on YouTube and everything was behind a paywall. I'm all for wrestling creators having a place to put their content, but Rokfin's differentiation is nothing more than a manipulation.
  10. Creative people and entrepreneurs often don't think this way. Most startups (even very successful ones) don't look good on paper at the beginning. It takes that creative or visionary person to see it through and mine the gold. I love people taking shots and putting it on the line. IMO that's the real DNA of America - being willing to risk it all to create something of your own when no-one else believes in you. Attorneys, on the other hand...
  11. That's all media today, not just wrestling. Not in love with it, but accept it will always be there. Personally, I don't have any grand dreams for wrestling. I like it the way it is, but also understand we can't become stagnant like before.
  12. Willie can be annoying, but I believe some of that is intentional. Be loved or be hated...it's good for clicks. He seems well intentioned and overall a good guy and I feel for his situation. I doubt the lawsuit will be effective, but now Willie has to pay attorney fees. Bad move by Flo IMO. This is only going to turn more people off in our small community. I mean, really, how much damage can Willie do? The "premium content" thing makes me chuckle...who are the people that enjoy this stuff for anything other than live events. I tried Flo for a year...it's just not valuable for someone who only watches D1-level + Olympic-level wrestling. I guess if you watch high school wrestling or multiple niche sports maybe it has some value. I'm OK with my BTN & BTN+ subscription. Beyond live events my favorite content was the podcast with Askren and Rowlands...but even that I can't imagine as premium content.
  13. Bummed that Iowa is charging for this dual. Other schools typically offer these non B10 duals for free.
  14. Flo has always been strong on content and style and weak on tech. I'm guessing their technical leadership ain't the best.
  15. If the officials had been more organized in their effort to be corrupt, nothing would have happened. It was only because protocol was broken that punishments were handed down. Everyone talks about how great the rules are, but I have trouble seeing that point of view. They sure do allow for plenty of referee judgement.
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