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    #NCAAforFreestyle?

    That may be true of casual fans, but I bet lots of guys who actually spent years wrestling a certain way aren't going to watch "wrestling-lite". For example I dislike FS and never travel to watch FS events. I never wrestled Greco, don't understand it's rules and, hence, don't watch it. Folk I'll watch and travel to do so. So the fans like me would be turned off and possibly stop supporting college wrestling if it went pure FS. Granted, there may not be many like me out there, but there might be a lot more than these FS guys think.
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    #NCAAforFreestyle?

    Man, you are talking about Yianni's CLOSE matches. He kicks the crap out of nearly everybody he wrestles in folk. Good point on the marquee sports.
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    Who will be the next Cael (as a coach)?

    You can have all the hiking you want, I prefer AC and a cold, tall glass of wine. Running into tumbleweeds is pretty annoying! Having to pull the pieces out of the grill on my car is a drag. The best thing in NM, though, are dust devils. You haven't lived until you've ridden through one of those on a motorcycle.
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    #NCAAforFreestyle?

    No kidding. Got to get that all important "last takedown", which is one of the stupidest rules I've seen in any sport. Well, since the ballgrab at least (another FS invention). I don't know what "action" you are referring to. Did you see the Olympics in 2016? SO DULL. Work for a takedown...then stall it out. It's why wrestling was nearly canceled at the Olympics: FS has become so goddamn dull. TV ratings for Olympic wrestling were subterranean. I could barely stand to watch it, and I say that with the authority of a guy who loves wrestling and participated in it until the age of 27. Yeah, I get those are the best wrestlers in the world, and yeah, I bet a lot of those guys would be monsters in folk...but I don't see how in ANY way there is more action in FS than folk. Those studs just work for the first point and stall it out, if at all possible. At least that's been my observation, generally. There are exceptions to every rule, though.
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    #NCAAforFreestyle?

    I could get behind that proposal :D
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    #NCAAforFreestyle?

    How? Because guys with less extensive skillsets can flourish in FS?
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    #NCAAforFreestyle?

    Bingo. You don't see folk guys criticizing Greco saying "hey, you guys should change your sport so it's what we're doing". The FS guys are pretty full of themselves. I consider Greco a truer form of wrestling than FS, and folk yet truer than Greco.
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    #NCAAforFreestyle?

    When/if the NCAAs adopt FS in preference to folk you'll see a loss of at least 50% of the wrestling fans. I won't be bothered to watch anymore. Why would I? The thing I was best at was mat wrestling, that's my favorite thing to watch. FS is half a sport.
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    Most annoying commentator catchphrases?

    Chertow sounds like me after inhaling helium. He's a likable guy though. I like his enthusiasm.
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    Who will be the next Cael (as a coach)?

    I don't know, I live in New Mexico. This place is wrestling HELL. All I know about the HS studs is what I read online and whatever matches I can cadge onto from youtube/flo. There isn't any high level HS wrestling down here.
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    Thoughts From an NCAA Champ

    Don't worry. I'm helping her work it off.
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    Who will be the next Cael (as a coach)?

    I'll defer to the rest of you guys on Askren. I don't think he can teach the stuff he did on the mat, but better wrestlers than me have said he'd make a great coach. Plus he genuinely seems to like the young wrestlers.
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    Thoughts From an NCAA Champ

    Of course not. gowrestle SPECIFICALLY said "he is a decent guy".
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    Thoughts From an NCAA Champ

    Sorry, meant to wash it before I gave it back to you. It's got Katy Perry sex stink all over it.
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    Most annoying commentator catchphrases?

    "Now back to Jason Bryant..."
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    Thoughts From an NCAA Champ

    It came with a small font mention in the Tulsa World under the "4A All State Selections". Couldn't sew it on my letter jacket :( . Not that there was room after all the All Conf, All Dist, All Regional football patches (plus the wrestling stuff).
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    PDIII Needs your dough

    Or Nickerson moved up...
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    Who will be the next Cael (as a coach)?

    I remember the first time I checked Lou's salary on an Oklahoma employee database. It was $45,000. No joke. I sent a nasty tweet to Castiglione (OU's AD) complaining that OU's wrestling coach wasn't getting paid fairly. Long story short (too late!) it was explained to me that Lou was making about what you stated. Still I have to wonder: why did OU's database show him only making $45K? I can't honestly see a D1 HC making that kind of money. That's the kind of money Oklahoma HS teachers make, for crying out loud, and they are among the worst paid in the country. Maybe his data was incorrectly entered as a HS coach?
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    PDIII Needs your dough

    Then you can support him by throwing rolls of nickels at him.
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    PDIII Needs your dough

    No kidding. It's completely crippled the economy of Oklahoma and other "trailer house" states!
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    The DECISION (yianni v retherford)

    No, you don't. Scribe is a "ditch weed" type guy.
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    UALR in the PAC-12

    The Charlatan Conference. Don't forget to invite TCU, Notre Dame, and Baylor!
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    Who will be the next Cael (as a coach)?

    Yeah, top coaches can pull down $400k. The rest are working the double shift at Dennys to make up the difference! Have you seen what OU is paying Roselli?
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    Thoughts From an NCAA Champ

    I've heard the guys on the line don't absorb as much punishment as the running backs. I was honorable mention All-State. I was particularly hard on tackling guys who I knew were wrestlers :D
  25. Yeah, forgot about the Martin upset. I looked at the bracket after seeing you and MSU158's comments. I think because the #2 and #3 seeds were both out by the end of quarterfinals that I just kinda chalked that weightclass up to "flukey" last year. Kinda like that year/weight when Kindig got 2nd.
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