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jackwebster last won the day on July 8 2019

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  1. Welcome to nominalism! It's an exciting new field of thought. You should check out CRATYLUS; this Plato guy is on the bleeding edge.
  2. Absolutely. I am among the idiots.
  3. This thread is sorta hilarious.Since NCAA's and the Olympics were cx'ed, I don't stop by here much. Now, I show up and people are having the same arguments they were having in 2000. What a bunch of idiots.
  4. I don't know much. I know that they were close and that they later worked together at Webster. My dad also used him as a cautionary tale about the long term damage wrestling can do to you. I guess Favor had a bum everything later in life. My dad always told me to just go over; getting pinned a few times was better than living crippled. Here's his obit: https://www.mmsfuneralhomes.com/m/obituaries/Donald-Don-Favor/Memories Ohh...My dad said that he regularly went to practice and got to know Chesbro and Roderick. Brutal goes in my dad's telling but, then again, he also told me to turn over if something hurt. Now that I have a bum everything, I wonder if I should have listened
  5. Not one of the best I'm sure, but my dad was good friends/college roommates with Don Favor (sp?) In the late 50's. Is this name familiar to any OSU fans?
  6. In VA, adminstrators are pushing fall sports to a mid-Feb start date. I was wondering if this will help or hurt the quality of wrestling this year. On the one hand, footballers who wrestle might be tempted to spend the fall in prep for the football season and not wrestle this year. On the other hand, wrestlers who play football will have the fall to train for wrestling, avoid injury, better manage weight, etc. What do you think? Oh ... I am making the assumption that the season will happen, but I am not confident that it will.
  7. Dead-horse alert: if you are puzzled by what "systemic, and often subtle, daily racism" looks like, take a look at the discussion of D. Caldwell's return to mat.
  8. I wouldn't lump all public figures together. There are experts in every field whose comments about issues in that field should be taken more seriously than those of the average Joe or Jane. Eg take Dake seriously when he's talking about wrestling; take a dermatologist seriously when he's talking about your skin. More complicated are situations where a layman makes a point that experts agree with. Eg. K Kardashian apparently had some things to say about prison reform that sounded a lot like what the Innocence Project has to say. Solution: listen to the experts and give a high-five to the laymen who agree . . . but remember the broken clock.
  9. Uhh... what did I say that was weird? I was wondering if anybody else had seen folks practicing on the reg. Re Fletcher: there is a Fight Club vibe to the private gyms in my area.
  10. Not sure of your tone, but I know a lot guys who have arranged clandestine training camps. Private mats, word of mouth ... Anybody know folks doing this?
  11. Yup, and the plague is making a comeback too. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/06/world/asia/china-bubonic-plague-inner-mongolia.html
  12. I was wondering if anybody else is slowly/rapidly losing interest in our sport bc of the pandemic. Even in the college off-season, I used to check the usual sources several times a day for updates. I would spend a few hours every week watching matches and a few more reviewing technique/training strategies. Now, I kinda don't care. E.g. I watched 1/2 of the first episode of the Cael-thing on Flo and turbed it off. Anybody else tuning out?
  13. The trans debate brings the issue into full relief. If we stipulate that both gender AND sex are social constructs, then the foundations of title IX protections start to collapse. So to does the "I was born this way" claim. How can one's sexuality be a feature of biological identity when there is no such thing as biological indentity? I understand that I have oversimplified things, but this stuff always tends to Manichean blindness.
  14. Flo's talk about recruiting classes, team line-ups, post-grad moves, etc leaves me uneasy. They need to put out content and you can only dwell on the apocalypse for so long, but the chatter seems a little head-in-the-sand. I know that a lot of this depends on what happens with football, but I don't think this year's gonna happen. I teach hs and our admin has warned us that we will not be returning to the classroom in the fall. If colleges don't and f-ball is cxed, some have speculated that NCAA wrestling might be done for good. What are your contingency plans? I imagine private clubs will carry on. They might organize locally for leagues, maybe like youth stuff. Without our connection to higher ed, what will wrestling look like?
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