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    Bloomsburg

    I heard they only have 4 scholarships and 8k in the budget for equipment.
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    Nebraska next year

    Love a good Husker breakdown. You have to redshirt both Red and Breske (especially Breske). Barnes, Dudley and Studebaker have those weights on lock. No one takes spot from Studebaker - works too hard and just keeps getting better. 141 / 149 / 165 will be a crapshoot - who wants to step up and be the guy?? 125 - I predict another round of 16 or 12 finish at Nationals. 133 - AA 5-8 again. Solid! 141 - ??? 149 - ??? 157 - Another round of 12 or 16 finish. Berger had a very up and down year last year, I wondered if he would even qualify for a while. Got on a streak at Nationals to end on high note. Still a ?? but Berger has a ton of upside. 165 - ?? 174 - AA Barnes is tough! 3-6 finish. 184 - 2x runner up. 3x AA sounds pretty nice to me. 197 - AA Studebaker will make it happen. He is a guy that you don't want to see on the backside at Nationals. HWT - Round of sixteen prediction. Beat the crap out of Stoll from Iowa last year. Always good to see heavyweights from Iowa throw a fit.
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    Team Foxcatcher (new documentary) now on Neflix

    Yes they were talking about what DuPont's mother thought but it still bugs the crap out of me. I understand wrestling is a blue collar / white collar / any collar type of sport. Just quick to be defensive of the sport and worry how non wrestling types would view after watching. As far as the theatrical film - not worth watching twice. #PaulWalkerForever
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    Team Foxcatcher (new documentary) now on Neflix

    I don't know about everyone else but I am about Foxcatchered out! The movie was not good. Did not helped our sport in any way. Any person I know that saw the movie made sure to tell me that they saw it and that it was not any good. Both documentaries are way better but the only reason I watch them is because I am a wrestling guy. A non wrestler does not watch either documentary. The movie wasn't that interesting and this story doesn't warrant 6 + hrs of your life. The Theatrical movie has ruined the story for me. Something I did hear in all 3 that I can't stand is the suggestion that our sport is low class or that only lower class of income can participate. I don't care who thought it or thinks that wrestling is low class. I would just prefer these words not being said on any platform about wrestling.
  5. Ramos doesn't take shots because he can't recover or defend after he takes them, not a good enough athlete. He is exposed and it is easy for opponents to capitalize. To get better Ramos better be willing to take shots in high level matches which may result in some bad losses. In his run to an NCAA title he never shot. Most high level matches I watch = no shots. Ramos was losing the entire first match to Dennis and still wouldn't take a shot. 2nd match - 1 shot attempt and not a full commitment to it. Ramos game is capitalize on your mistake because he isn't going to make any or take any risk. Shooting against the average wrestler is not the same.
  6. In most of the country it is cold in the winter. He should go to Rutgers where it is more cold? Seemed like a week dig on Nebraska?? Nebraska is a top program, don't know why you would say they are not. Lincoln is a great city.
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    Askren or Taylor - who had the better career?

    I was never trying to give Askren all the credit but he was the face of change for a turn around at Mizzou. Of course Smith deserves all the credit in the world. Sammie Henson was only there for 2-3 years, after they were already a great team.
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    Askren or Taylor - who had the better career?

    Team champs or not Askren had more of an impact on Mizzou than Taylor at PSU. PSU was going to be good and compete for a title with or without Taylor. PSU might not win 4 in a row but I bet they win 1 or 2. Mizzou's transformation since the time Askren was on campus to now is truly amazing. Askren is a pioneer at Mizzou.
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    Dake discussion

    If both careers were to end today. Burroughs is a LEGEND and we would compare Burroughs to the all time greats. Dake is just a kid with a good college career. Dake would rank behind anyone that ever won a world or olympic medal and 95% of guys that just made a team.
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    Dake discussion

    Collegiate success is awesome and something to be proud of but NCAA success without international success does not make you a legend of the sport. If Burroughs and Dake were football players: Dake would be Tim Tebow - One of the most successful college careers ever. Little to no success in the NFL. Burroughs would be Tom Brady - LEGEND Which would you rather be?
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    2016 USA Olympic Team

    86K would really be interesting if you throw Jake Herbert into the mix. Herbert has been talking about a comeback starting next world cycle. Ruth or Herbert?
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    Purdue's Next Head Coach?

    Very excited to see Coach Ersland get his shot as head coach. He has worked his tail off and deserves the opportunity to run his own program. Who does Nebraska fill in as an assistant coach? My best guess would be Jason Powell
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    Dake still gets no love.....

    Dake threw Burroughs while Burroughs fought too hard to stay in bounds and should have just went out and gave up 1 point. You say Dake wouldn't give up the lead Taylor did at the Open, but he did at last years WTT. Isn't Tsargush like 50 years old now! Foley didn't pick Taylor to represent in 2016 - he picked Burroughs. And also said he didn't think Taylor will be able to get past Dake. Dake's style is squat and stall - let's not KID ourselves (see what I did there). Foley's article are great and he is not afraid to put his opinions out there. Whether you agree with his articles or not they are always worth a read and insightful.
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    Nebraska releases 2014-15 schedule...

    Every B1G school should be able to schedule at least 1 of the 3 top draws for a dual - Iowa, Penn State, Minnesota (I would not put Ohio State in the other 3's category of top draws). It is an injustice to the league and the fans if you can't have NE wrestling 1 of those teams.
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    Need OT

    Speculation: Not many matches end in criteria because wrestlers don't want to decide a match on criteria and are forced to be offensive and score the whole match Add in OT and you will find many who wrestle for OT. There would be many more OT finishes then criteria finishes because wrestler will be less offensive during the actual match.
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    Need OT

    What are the actual chances of Fila changing to OT? ZERO Fila will never make the switch. I bet USA is one of the only countries to even bring this argument to the table.
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    Need OT

    The amount of action we saw this past weekend in the 6 min matches was great. Better than ever! There is always a winner and a loser and the drama of each match seemed to be magnified with criteria in place. Overtime has been engraved in our heads for years and years. I Thought it was refreshing to see such an offensive change in wrestling. Even watching high school and college these days, there is too many 1-0, 2-1, overtime matches. Wrestling is great when athletes need to be offensive to win. In freestyle wrestling, if you are not offensive, you are not going to win.
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    Need OT

    overtime = wait for my opponent to make a mistake no overtime = I better make something happen
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    Need OT

    I actually like not having overtime. It pushes the pace of the match and both wrestlers really open up. 1 or 2 point lead is never enough. Less risk taking and a less action with overtime.
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    Burroughs post match

    completely disagree. If Metcalf or Dake made comments like this it would not even be a topic post on the forum. Dake makes backhanded comments toward his opponents and refs all the time. Burroughs is on the top and that's what people watch and will critique. Everyone says he can do no wrong but everyone is also willing to critique anything.
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    Bite the Hand that Feeds

    It's cute Nick V keeps responding like we actually care about what he has to say.
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    Bite the Hand that Feeds

    I have defended flo on this thread and am now disappointed to see current flo member Nick V insult his target audience on a forum board. In business (maybe Nick will learn this one day) you will always have 5% of customers who make your life hell. It doesn't mean you insult them or as Nick puts it "CLOWN" on them. Maybe Nick V needs to go back and watch the video posted by his own affiliation before tweeting and posting: http://www.flowrestling.org/video/74152 ... 0QElK4o7cc With that said. I am a big fan of flo and everything they do for the sport.
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    Another Coaching Opening

    Why would Pritts deserve the job? He has been on the sinking ship at ASU this whole time also. What light weights has he brought along at ASU? Head coach gets let go / resigns for poor performance and we hire his assistant? I'm not saying he is not a good guy but just because you have been at it for a while doesn't mean you are deserving.
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    Bite the Hand that Feeds

    I would say the Flow boys do more for ESPN than ESPN does for them. Because of the great coverage and behind the scene footage you see all year, there is now more interest to see these athletes compete on the biggest stage (step in ESPN). Flo has earned the right, with years of hard work, to say a few things about ESPN coverage how to improve upon it. Flo boys have paid their dues and don't get enough of the credit. Flo personalities are great also. They can be a little loud during tournament coverage at times but I think this has even gotten a lot better. Personally, I want to know who is traveling to Russia or the Olympics and to see what their experience is like. If it was just wrestling matches all the time flowrestling would not be what it is. ESPN does the same thing, personalities sell ESPN radio shows and television. The idea that these are a bunch of kids on some random site is ridiculous. If my $100 or so bucks a year helps these guys travel to Russia / World Championships / NCAA Championships / Many great High School Wrestling tournaments than I am happy to contribute.
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    Kendric Maple

    I heard he never weighed over 149lbs all year.
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