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    pamela got a reaction from killdozer in So what's the deal with your screen name?   
    @Gantry et al, I knew there was a reason why I liked you.  Chicago wrestling punx!
     
    I used to see David Yow from JL at like Pigface and Ministry shows way back when. Also have lots of fond memories of seeing Screeching Weasel, Los Crudos, the Bollweevils, 8Bark, Slapstick, the Broadways, Lynards Innards etc. at like Reggie's, Empty Bottle, Beat Kitchen and Fireside Bowl (before they had the stage). Oh man, I haven't thought of some of these bands and venues in ages. I wonder if they still exist. That was a really fun time in my life.
     
     
    EDIT: Omg I can't believe I forgot to mention Cap'n Jazz!! Joan of Arc! Alk3! Lawrence Arms! 
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    pamela got a reaction from KKIDSDAD in Ohio State's Highly Offensive new Wrestling Room   
    Did it still have new facility smell?
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    pamela got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in Free vs Folk - The great compromise!   
    I'm all for a step-out rule in college wrestling. It's right in the spirit of folkstyle's "control" philosophy, too. You are rewarded by controlling the center of the mat and controlling your opponent by forcing them out.
    Instituting criteria though would be a big mistake. Criteria can confuse even experienced fans and the wrestlers themselves (e.g., J'Den Cox during the Olympics), plus it looks horrible to see someone's arm raised when the score is like, 4-4. Fans prefer clear-cut, outright winners.
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    pamela reacted to Ogalthorpe Haywood in 86kg 2020   
    Cox will look similar to how Green looked in 16, sucked down and ineffective, these new rules are meant to discourage these massive cuts. 
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    pamela got a reaction from denger in Olympic Bronze For Tervel   
    What the...?? How is that the same wrestler? He looks like a deflated balloon. Even his skinny pants look a little baggy, wth?
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    pamela got a reaction from MDogg in Olympic Bronze For Tervel   
    What the...?? How is that the same wrestler? He looks like a deflated balloon. Even his skinny pants look a little baggy, wth?
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    pamela reacted to Billyhoyle in Anthony Echemendia   
    You called his eligibility into question on the official broadcast for the event.  Us, the people who subscribe to flo and pay $$$, are saying we expect some type of accuracy and professionalism from the people broadcasting the events. What is so difficult to understand about that?  Only bring up accusations against athletes if there is some evidence for that accusation, especially when those accusations are based on xenophobia ("do Cubans have birth certificates?").  I believe you are smart enough to understand the difference between accusations that are backed by evidence and those that are just based on rumors.  If in fact you are not, then I recommend that broadcasts only utilize those at flo who are able to make such a distinction or hire those from outside the company who can.  
     
    You really have demonstrated a great ignorance on this topic.  Yes, baseball players from Cuba have forged documents to appear younger, but that is because there are millions of dollars in terms of signing bonuses on the line in these cases.  It's a completely different situation than somebody defecting in a nonrevenue sport who plans to join the army. And now, after the fact, you still can't just admit that you shouldn't have brought it up at all. 
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    pamela reacted to Coach_J in Anthony Echemendia   
    "I never said he was ineligible, I just repeated that a lot of coaches were saying that without verifying whether or not there was any basis for such a claim."
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    pamela reacted to simple in Anthony Echemendia   
    They’re only journalists when they want to be, such as when accepting journalism awards. Otherwise they claim they’re not.
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    pamela reacted to Housebuye in Spencer Lee isn’t redshirting   
    Yeah I don’t see how Iowa could win in 2021 if they don’t win in 2020. 
    I outlined it in another thread, but basically assuming most guys redshirt who have a legitimate chance of making the team (Hall, Fix, Yianni, etc) Iowa is in a great spot to win in 2020 with Lee. In 2021 all those guys come back. 
    OSU - will be stronger. They have an incredible class coming in.   
    tOSU- they have an awesome class this year and have a bunch of top 30ish high school guys. They just need a couple to step up and they will be golden. Guys like Heinselman, Rocky Jordan, Decaturs, etc. That doesn’t include guys I consider “locks” to be AA level if not champ level (Karchla, Kerklevit). 
    PSU - they may have a bad lineup (for them) this coming season, depending on who shirts. In 2021, they will have RBY, Lee, Possible Cenzo and Hall, Brooks, Beard and likely Cassar. Iowa isn’t beating that team. 
    I think Iowa may not make the podium in 2021. They definitely aren’t winning it. 2020 is their shot and I hope they go for it 
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    pamela reacted to qc8223 in Anthony Echemendia   
    The only way you don't know if Obama's birth certificate is real is if you're A) racist, B) a moron, or most likely C) a racist moron. Come on now, man. Just told on yourself big time.
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    pamela got a reaction from Coach_J in Greatest Wrestling Testimony Ever   
    Haha, that guy is hilarious! It sounds like he really did wrestle a folkstyle match. The part when he's on bottom and learns what a crossface is - omg. :DDD
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    pamela reacted to MDogg in Anthony Echemendia   
    The biggest shame in all this is that everyone is talking about the Willie controversy instead of Anthony himself. First of all, I don’t really see how everyone thinks he looks so much older than 19. He is a little older...almost all those guys are 17-18 and he’s 19. Look at the lineup picture of all the Fargo champs and tell me how he looks much more than 1 year older than the other winners? I don’t see it.
    More importantly I don’t think his incredible story is getting enough play because of all the noise around Willie’s commentary. He was in a detention facility for 4 months until October or November (can’t remember which) of this past year. For 4 months he had to eat what he was given and couldn’t train or really work out. Look at the pic of him when he won AZ state at 152 this year. Body looks looks different because he didn’t even really have time to get into really elite wrestling shape and still went 22-0. Compare the pics of him from fargo and then from folkstyle season in AZ and it’s a big transformation.
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    pamela reacted to Dr. Novak in Anthony Echemendia   
    That's exactly how Trump operates.  People are saying...but who knows?  Throw the grenade and watch people scramble.
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    pamela reacted to Billyhoyle in Anthony Echemendia   
    You work for a media company. You should hold yourself to a standard where you require at least some circumstantial evidence to bring up these types of rumors on air.  The level of ignorance you displayed in your commentary was to be frank, disgraceful, for what fans expect from somebody who has been covering the sport as long as you have ("do cubans have birth certificates?").  And now your backtrack is just that you, "probably shouldn't have spoken on it as long as you did."  You shouldn't have brought it up at all unless you had evidence.  You work for a news company-if you are so curious about his age, you have the resources to investigate and provide factual reporting.  You aren't a "themat" or twitter troll-there is a level of accuracy that we, the people paying yearly fees for flo, expect from you during broadcasts.  
     
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    pamela reacted to Coach_J in Greatest Wrestling Testimony Ever   
    I'm sure some of you have seen this and apologies if someone has posted before, but worth a look to lighten things up around here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=947004722169195
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    pamela reacted to steamboat_charlie v2 in Olympic Bronze For Tervel   
    You mean to tell me THIS guy wasn't clean?  Now I just don't know who we can trust!

     
    Too little too late.  Still, good for Tervel.  
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    pamela got a reaction from treep2000 in Free vs Folk - The great compromise!   
    It's too bad AGON never really took off, it could actually have become a pretty good hybrid style.
     
    (paraphrasing from @tirapell's post here)
    PERIODS
    Three 3-minute periods. All begin in the neutral position. 1 minute rest between periods.
    Starts at 3:00 and counts down to 0:00 each period
    Unlimited sudden victory overtime. First score wins, no time limit.
     
    NEUTRAL
    Takedown = 2pts (but requires control, as in collegiate folkstyle)
    Step-out = 1pt (any 2 points of contact by opposing wrestler out-of-bounds)
     
    BOTTOM
    Escape = 0pts
    Reversal = 2pts (collegiate folkstyle control required)
     
    TOP
    Exposure = 2pts (any exposure past 90 degrees)
    Extended exposure = 3pts (similar to folkstyle nearfall, exposure past 90 degrees with control of 2 or more seconds)
    Fall = called after 1/2 second
    Only the wrestler in control can score exposure points or gain a fall (no defensive or neutral falls)
    Offensive wrestler has 30 seconds after TD or reversal to score exposure points or pin before the wrestlers are returned back to neutral
    Exposure or reversal restarts the 30-second clock

    ETC.
    No "same hold" rule. Once a wrestler leaves criteria and is deemed to be able to defend himself, a subsequent exposure can be scored with the same hold.
    Locking hands and all holds with a "wrestling purpose" allowed; "wrestling purpose" defined as holds to take down, reverse, turn, or pin your opponent. Holds solely for the purpose of inflicting pain (submission) or chokes are prohibited.
    Scoring holds that happen while simultaneously going out-of-bounds from the feet or top/bottom will be scored.
    Intentionally leaving the mat area from top/bottom can be penalized 1 point at the referee's discretion.
    Yellow card stalling system (like Pride FC)?
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    pamela got a reaction from MDogg in Free vs Folk - The great compromise!   
    I'm all for a step-out rule in college wrestling. It's right in the spirit of folkstyle's "control" philosophy, too. You are rewarded by controlling the center of the mat and controlling your opponent by forcing them out.
    Instituting criteria though would be a big mistake. Criteria can confuse even experienced fans and the wrestlers themselves (e.g., J'Den Cox during the Olympics), plus it looks horrible to see someone's arm raised when the score is like, 4-4. Fans prefer clear-cut, outright winners.
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    pamela got a reaction from spladle08 in Free vs Folk - The great compromise!   
    It’ll cause endless fussing since every Olympic year will have an asterisk next to it in the record books - maybe mess up possible 4xers. 
    It also won’t appease the Greco contingent.
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    pamela reacted to MSU158 in Free vs Folk - The great compromise!   
    I absolutely HATE criteria. It literally goes against what we have been taught since children. Guess what? 4 is equal to 4. How you got to 4 should NOT matter. 5-4 beats 4. 4-4 does not. 
    Also, why does the guy that scores a push out at the end when down 4-3 deserve to win? Because he had incentive?  Guess what?  Being down 4-3 with short time left should be ENOUGH incentive by itself.....
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    pamela got a reaction from Peso in Free vs Folk - The great compromise!   
    I'm all for a step-out rule in college wrestling. It's right in the spirit of folkstyle's "control" philosophy, too. You are rewarded by controlling the center of the mat and controlling your opponent by forcing them out.
    Instituting criteria though would be a big mistake. Criteria can confuse even experienced fans and the wrestlers themselves (e.g., J'Den Cox during the Olympics), plus it looks horrible to see someone's arm raised when the score is like, 4-4. Fans prefer clear-cut, outright winners.
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    pamela got a reaction from Peso in Free vs Folk - The great compromise!   
    It's too bad AGON never really took off, it could actually have become a pretty good hybrid style.
     
    (paraphrasing from @tirapell's post here)
    PERIODS
    Three 3-minute periods. All begin in the neutral position. 1 minute rest between periods.
    Starts at 3:00 and counts down to 0:00 each period
    Unlimited sudden victory overtime. First score wins, no time limit.
     
    NEUTRAL
    Takedown = 2pts (but requires control, as in collegiate folkstyle)
    Step-out = 1pt (any 2 points of contact by opposing wrestler out-of-bounds)
     
    BOTTOM
    Escape = 0pts
    Reversal = 2pts (collegiate folkstyle control required)
     
    TOP
    Exposure = 2pts (any exposure past 90 degrees)
    Extended exposure = 3pts (similar to folkstyle nearfall, exposure past 90 degrees with control of 2 or more seconds)
    Fall = called after 1/2 second
    Only the wrestler in control can score exposure points or gain a fall (no defensive or neutral falls)
    Offensive wrestler has 30 seconds after TD or reversal to score exposure points or pin before the wrestlers are returned back to neutral
    Exposure or reversal restarts the 30-second clock

    ETC.
    No "same hold" rule. Once a wrestler leaves criteria and is deemed to be able to defend himself, a subsequent exposure can be scored with the same hold.
    Locking hands and all holds with a "wrestling purpose" allowed; "wrestling purpose" defined as holds to take down, reverse, turn, or pin your opponent. Holds solely for the purpose of inflicting pain (submission) or chokes are prohibited.
    Scoring holds that happen while simultaneously going out-of-bounds from the feet or top/bottom will be scored.
    Intentionally leaving the mat area from top/bottom can be penalized 1 point at the referee's discretion.
    Yellow card stalling system (like Pride FC)?
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    pamela got a reaction from Housebuye in Spencer Lee isn’t redshirting   
    If Iowa wins it all or even takes a close 2nd to PSU, will Spencer Lee care that he passed up an opportunity at bringing back some world-level hardware of his own?
    I thought Lee said some time ago something along the lines of, he doesn't care too much about college because being a world champion is his real goal. Maybe I'm misattributing that quote, but it seems like the odds would be in Lee's favor to win that world title this year. Probably moreso than most of our other 57kg guys, anyway.
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    pamela got a reaction from Housebuye in 2020 Dark-Horse?   
    I’d like to see Franklin Gomez make some noise in Tokyo. He looked pretty good against JB at Pan Ams this year, and maybe that was the spark he needed to elevate his wrestling. He probably won’t try out for the US team though, and idk if PR even has or will have the weight qualified for 2020. Might be the last time we see Gomez compete at the senior level as I think he’s getting up there in age.
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