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  1. gopher_fan_90

    Is Anthony Cassar the least likely champ, ever?

    Anthony Cassar is an interesting story because of the fact that he missed so many years to injury. On top of that, he took the spot of a 2X AA, who probably would have made the finals this year if he was the starter. I think people aren't giving Cassar enough credit. Yes, he was the 2 seed, and beat Gable two weeks before but in a lot of ways I don't think it is out of the possibility to have him and Foster sharing the spot for least likely this year. On a somewhat side note, perhaps Flo is starting to create a title curse CP says MyMar is not going to lose, or be touched...he loses CP and the guys say Gable is not going to lose...he loses twice Nomad says Zahid will never lose to Mark, he loses after that prediciton, and has a very close title match. Obviously it is just irony and it shows no one is unbeatable, especially at this level.
  2. I think that is where the two camps are for the most part. Several people are acting like the no-call wouldn't have made a difference because Nolf would have found a way. The other people are surprised as Nolf has never been controlled or at least not for a while like that where he is in a situation where the match is 3-2 in the final seconds with a leg in the air. Obviously if Nolf was losing one would hope he would have kicked it into the next gear. The way he always wrestles, and the way he looked in that Semi, I'm not convinced he finds a way. At the end of the day, Nolf got his hand raised, destroyed Berger and I don't look at his title with an asterisk.
  3. How does the entire dynamic of the match change then, in your opinion?
  4. I will agree with half of this. I agree that you can't just "add" two points that weren't there. The score is the score on the board. At the same time, I disagree that you are so confidently predicting the dynamic of the match changed. By saying that you are doing the same thing those who saying "Nolf lost" are doing. If Hidley gets that takedown I am not convinced Nolf turns it into a different gear and rattles off three takedowns. If he could have done that, he would have because that is what he does. Give a lot of credit to Hidley in that match. I think that was one of those "I'm putting every ounce of blood sweat and tears" into this match. Even if they had wrestled again the next day, the match most likely been much different. It is disrespectful to Hidley and the competitor he is to assume Nolf would have found another gear if he was losing. Mainly, because the Nolf we all watch finds that gear regardless.
  5. gopher_fan_90

    Cael's in match coaching

    In Cassar's match it looked like Cael actually got on the mat in referee's position to show a move, might have been Varner. If that was Cael that is the most active I have seen him during a match. A few times he has shown some excitement post match, like when Nickal pinned MyMar last year. People used to always give Metcalf a hard time for never showing excitement. Some guys just don't express themselves like that.
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    How many calls should be overturned by video review?

    I wasn't able to watch as much of NCAAs this year as in the past. What I did notice though was the lack of explanation from the referees whether they reverse the call or not. Perhaps if they explained why the call is confirmed or changed it would appease people. Also, in NCAA wrestling do they use the same terminology as the NFL? For example, in the NFL I know they say "stands" if they might have been lacking certain angles. When it comes to these challenges and percentages we have to remember that sometimes these coaches throw the brick in desperation, because what do they have to lose?
  7. gopher_fan_90

    So who has/had the best record through two years?

    IMO if a guy is/was able to avenge that loss, that should give him a leg up over others. For example, Bo avenged his losses to both guys, so has Nolf (Van Brill) and Yianni. Next after that may be how many times they avenged those losses. For example, DT only lost to two guys officially, Bubba and Dake. He never got a chance to avenge his loss to Bubba, but was also never successful avenging his loss to Dake. Where as, Bo has avenged his loss to MyMar several times.
  8. So, ESPN has never had any issues? There have been times I am watching on the ESPN app for one reason or another as opposed to the cable channel and I have had to refresh the stream or I lose connection, it happens. Flo's services offer way more than just live streaming. At the end of the day it is your money and your decision, but is it fair to judge them for a product you yourself have never really tried?
  9. I haven't seen any of the Big Ten Finals on Flo's site as they did not broadcast them. Remember, Flo streams what is available on BTN plus, not the actual Big Ten Network. I have never been able to find matches that were on BTN on Flo's site. For the streaming, the weather Saturday was pretty crummy in Minneapolis, and Sunday still had some affects from Saturday. I'm not sure how much this affected the connection for others as I was at the tourney, but weather can always affect signal/connection. When I get a thunderstorm at my house in San Antonio, I don't call DirecTV demanding a refund, I'm just like well its a hurricane, that sucks. I know that is maybe a bad comparison but due to advancements in technology we lose our mind when it takes an extra minute for Facebook to load pictures and status updates.
  10. gopher_fan_90

    Penn State has 3 #1 Seeds, 3 #2 Seeds and 1 #3 Seed

    I can see where everyone is coming from as across the board it does not seem like the committee used the same thought process across all the weights. In the same fashion, does it really matter if Cassar wrestles Gable Friday night or Saturday night? Since White beat Cassar you can't fairly say the two best are wrestling in the semi-finals. I doubt if Gable wins the rematch Cassar is going to say, man I wish I could have lost that match in the NCAA finals. Most likely he will be upset he lost at all.
  11. gopher_fan_90

    Flo wrestling subscriptions

    In the same context, starting x-number of threads every time a new person is upset with something Flo does, doesn't do any favors in my opinion either. I think the opportunity used to be there, but it has unfortunately turned into threads and posts calling out Flo in a very negative way, or calling out the Flo guys in a very negative way. Most of what I see goes right past constructive criticism and straight to name calling. Do we really expect the people at Flo to take things seriously when there is a lack of professionalism? Or is it more that a poster wants their two-cents on how they disagree with what Flo is doing? Some people still give professional, constructive feedback but it gets lost in the overwhelming negative based posts.
  12. gopher_fan_90

    Mccoy Another One Bites the Dust is Tommy Next?

    I think what helps Brands case to stay is that PSU is one team dominating everyone. I wasn't really following the sport back when Z was at the healm, but there was more parity at the top it seems. I understand the Hawks are frustrated because they think something from twenty years ago should still be attainable, but should every team fire their head coach? Nobody has beat PSU minus tOSU one year (a year many say PSU "punted"). Sure, some teams have been close, Minnesota, OkState, tOSU but close only counts in horseshoes. At the end of the day you have to ask yourself who is available that is also willing. Lou Rosselli was considered the best next to Cunningham, and where has Oklahoma been since he got there?
  13. gopher_fan_90

    Nolf vs. Rutherford

    Not taking anything away from Zain as he still made the team, but overall 65KG is one of our weaker weights and JO was not there that particular year. Also, the key word there with Kennedy is "in college." Kennedy graduated in 2011 at 141 lbs. When he competed against Nolf at 70 KG it was 6 years later. Putting on 13 lbs in 6 years is pretty realistic. That is like saying someone who loses to Taylor at 86kg lost to a 157 guy in college. Taylor grew and so do other people. Overall I think it would be a heck of a match up.
  14. gopher_fan_90

    Flo wrestling subscriptions

    Again, several online outlets do this. It’s a marketing scheme to help you see the breakdown for the entire year, and attempt to convince you it isn’t that bad. Can $150 be a lot in one swoop, yes but I pay it one time and then i am good for the year. Also, 95% of companies give a discount when you pay for the whole year up front, the local car wash gives out memberships that you can eventually go enough and get car washes for free. If they still had the monthly option it would most likely be 20–25 dollars. Even back then people complained about paying 25 dollars for one match, article, documentary. Some people just can never be pleased.
  15. gopher_fan_90

    Flo wrestling subscriptions

    I promise I am not trying to stir things up, but how is it misleading when the part where you enter your card info it literally says 12.50 and then beneath that $150.00 paid yearly? If that is something you are legitimately not used to seeing, i can understand the confusion. I guess as someone who appreciates what Flo does, I am getting irritated about people starting a new thread every time they aren't happy about it. I get that I can ignore it too, just as easy as people can either pay or move on. There is a lot that I can't do because of how much it costs.