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  1. Another option, go back to having summer and winter Olympics the same year... 2022, at least for one cycle. That gives everyone more time to figure things out. If next summer becomes safe for sports to have separate world championships they could do that in 2021. If they want to go back to alternating years for Olympics they can go back to 2024 and 2026.
  2. 1994, 150 lb NCAA finals. Lincoln McIlravy, Iowa vs Brian Harper, Michigan. 0-0 after first. McIlravy leading 2-1, end of second. sometime during the middle of the third period on a restart McIlravy slaps off and says, "let's go live." At the end of the match, score was 8-3.
  3. Was listening to a local ESPN affiliate Radio station and the name Spenser Lee caught my attention. I turned it up as they mentioned it was their weekly hometown hero series. They rattled off Lee's accomplishments and said he was on his way to his 3rd NCAA title before the cancellation and his team Penn State was seeking another team championship. They mentioned Penn State a couple more times and I thought, "Well, hope the Iowa faithful aren't listening."
  4. The irony for Dake would be watching Jordan leave his shoes on the mat after Jordan wins the Olympic Gold. Which is not out of the question.
  5. I do agree with a lot of what you say, except, if Dake were to go up to 86 he would be running from the man he just blind sided. Would be a no win for him. I am a JB fan and hope he wins, but I also know the reality of time. It will be a highly anticipated series and one more year will only intensify the drama.
  6. I understand your point. DT does have a much easier road to the Olympic team and thus the gold medal. No matter how confident Dake is I'm sure he recognizes the irony. And as far as Askren, I'm inclined to agree with you, but his last three competitive bouts have got to bother him privately to some extent considering his competitiveness and bravado. And during this time of social isolation, thoughts tend to seep into your mind more often than normal.
  7. Unless I missed it, two factored that may have played into the Askren and Dake side that have not been mentioned: Askren was recently made a fool of by Burroughs on the mat (and then subsequently in the octagon) and may have been looking for payback. And Dake may be afraid that DT makes the Olympic team and wins gold while he sits home on his couch and the only thing he can do right now to ease his anxiety is poke the guy in his way.
  8. You are either in love with Dake or hate JB. Add this comment to your others on the international board and it is clear... you have issues.
  9. If you have Comcast just say "Vice season one episode two" into the voice remote and it comes right up.
  10. I'm assuming that if you saw two 6 year olds wrestling around you would say it is awful. I'm assuming if you saw two beginning middle school wrestlers going at it you would say the same. And, comparatively, you would probably be right. But, at the same time, you are denigrating the sport and the majority of people who participate in it. Without the thousands of "awful" wrestlers, wrestling in American schools would become extinct. I have been involved in wrestling for over 40 years as a competitor and coach and know the value of wrestling at all levels. The more we support this gret sport the better off our sport is.
  11. That is not the rhetoric you spew. You talk about how awful most local HS wrestling is. I am a freestyler at heart. That is my favorite style. But, folkstyle offers wrestling a path through public schools that freestyle never will. Would I like some rule changes in folk, yes. But, I will pump up HS wtestling and it's benefits because it is by far one of the best places for young people to learn and grow.
  12. I guess I'm glad you realize it, but the fact is that hasn't stopped you from tainting the board with negative rhetoric. Not that I personally have anything against you, but all the same, it is because of the negative comments like yours that keep me from posting very often. We need to celebrate and support our sport in an amongst our banter on the board.
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