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  1. Jason, I think what Zelph means is because the Hawkeyes won it, it must have little value. Granted it did not have the team firepower of this year's Southern Scuffle, but his real motivation is shown by his last paragraph. Last year the Hawks were chastised for NOT going to Midlands. This year the Midlands is criticized because most of the other top teams went to the SS. I hope that I never denigrate a wrestling event just because I don't like one of the teams, or because the team I disliked won the event. Personally, I would like to see one or two MORE large tournaments between Christmas and Jan 6, maybe one in the Pacific Northwest or Southern Cal, to allow other fans to see more of these things without having to travel so far. I try to go to any Div 1 tournaments within driving range.
  2. Totally uncalled for. I've met many decent Penn State fans who aren't obsessed with hating Iowa. Why you do this I don't know.
  3. Nice wrestling from Walsh, however. A very dangerous wrestler.
  4. ++ for accuracy —— for homerism
  5. Well, the better wrestler won tonight, but there's lots of wrestling left this season. Ban will make lots of people hit the ignore button tonight.
  6. That's total BS. Sounds like the Tigsy way to try to turn a medical forfeit into Iowa bashing. This is no conundrum. If Clark can't go, then Gilman goes. Either one will cause some grief for the other 125 lbers this year. Also, Delgado may stumble some early season, but I wouldn't count him out by a long shot.
  7. MY price is that you never troll here again.
  8. What Notre Dame does in football is of no concern here. They have no wrestling team. This is a wrestling forum
  9. You are right Donnie, the Iowa board is going bananas. They know that that the Iowa dynasty is doomed with Brands at the helm.Why? They have no blue chipper studs that are coming in. Why do you think Little Trirtsis did not want to go there? They burned his brother Alex's shirt as a frosh and hurt his career. It is no fun in Iowa to wrestle. Cael, Pariano, Ohio State,Okey State,and Minny have much more dynamic staffs and all except for Minnesota are Regional Training Centers. Iowa may finish seventh in the Big a Ten next year if Telford is not at full strength. Burak has a major injury! Won't happen. You been smokin' more than BBQ if you think this. We get that you hate the Hawks and want them to do fail, but we aren't goin' away. Sanderson, and Smith ARE going to have good squads year to year like Iowa, but tOSU and your N'western Purplecats have yet to prove anything substantial and long-lasting. The only thing "dynamic" about their staffs is that they will change when other people take over those jobs. If there was an Iowa Dynasty, it was over when Gable left. I wish little T-shirt a great career with your P'cats, but his older brother had every opportunity to show what he could do at Iowa.
  10. Once again, people mischaracterize the so-called "Iowa Style." This is mostly just a straw man that Iowa critics put up for an easy target. If anything, this year's Iowa team abandoned any real Iowa attitude at the Penn State meet. They needed more tough offense, not less. This isn't just technique vs. aggression, because the Hawks lacked both against Penn State.
  11. Only the unrealistic ones. The realists probably thought it should have been a bit closer, but they didn't expect to win it, as the good Dr. has stated. They hoped, sure, but didn't expect it. Mega, Retherford, DT, Brown, Ruth and MM were too much to overcome...then Beitz just throws gas on the fire. Kudos to Cael and Brands (and all involved) for making it happen. I make no grand statements about the future; just enjoying the here and now. A very honest and accurate assessment I think. Congrats to Penn State for a resounding win.
  12. That is simply not true. I saw few if any excuses. If you expected praise there, however, then you went to the wrong board.
  13. Not blatantly patronizing Yeah, right.
  14. I thought that high school wrestling did okay in Nevada, but not college wrestling. Any chance we need to use the Cliff Keen tourney as pressure to make something happen in Nevada colleges?
  15. In war they all that "cut and run." ;)
  16. On behalf of JH, I'd like to say, "You're welcome."
  17. The resources and location of west virginia? one of the poorest, least populated state in the US with a flagship school in the bottom tier of the national university rankings? More importantly, if i was AD, how could i cause there to be only 6 D1 programs? I'd only be responsible for 1 program and i'd make sure it kept wrestling. so take it up with the other fictional ADs in your hypothetical scenario. Also i forgive you for calling me a moron. these message boards can get heated i and know you're better than petty ad hominems. Nicely said.
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