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Posts posted by HokieHWT

  1. 13 hours ago, Lurker said:

    So I’ve learned during some more looking it this evening that it was actually filmed in both places. Mountain Ridge in VA and Lake Lure in NC. 

    That’s interesting, I didn’t know that and have never seen the movie. Mountain Lake promotes the hell out it though and host Dirty Dancing themed weekends where you dress like you were in and partake in events in the movie.

  2. Dirty Dancing was filmed at Mountain Lake, located 15 minutes from Virginia Tech. Since I was in grad school, and poor, that’s where my wife and I had our honeymoon weekend....except on the first night the generator in the huge barn, which they use for live music, caught fire and the whole mountain went dark. Waking up the next more and being offered fruit and cereal, rather the AMAZING brunch buffet they have every Sunday, pissed me off so we got a full refund, and went to the ASPCA to check out the dogs, found one and she’s been with us for 8 great years.

  3. 21 hours ago, Eagle26 said:

    Any way you put it, 9th in the world is pretty darn impressive. We can’t deny his wrestling talent even if we don’t like him. But I do agree controversy draws attention and sadly he gets a lot of attention for what he does off the mat. 

    Give me a break with this 9th place crap. Yes he won two matches at the World Championships. However, he was not pulled into repechage bc the German that took him to the woodshed (13-0) in the round of 16 lost to Amine in the quarters therefore he has no right to be bestowed a honorary title of “2019 9th Place finisher”

  4. 9 minutes ago, jp157 said:

    Everything from calls on the exact same situation always going one way, refs getting disproportionately angry at little stupid high school mistakes like forgetting to take off a wristband, immediate assumptions of “attitude”. My favorite is a ref ducking over my kid. said and I quote, “well coach, you know the “right” kid won anyway“. And stall calls always happen magically faster.

    Like many such things, a lot of it can be “explained” away. Yet it keeps mysteriously happening. (Such things that originated the term “micro-aggression” before that wording got ruined). Or people will try to invalidate it by claiming I’m just worried about my kids.

    I know my experience as a coach is not unique. Denying it’s there just will get a shrug and an eye roll after a certain point. Some of it is more blatant than others. 

    And it’s actually not a really politicized thing among coaches. I know coaches that Are about as right wing as you can get on most issues but will unabashedly agree about this.

    Which is actually why I was hesitant to go into detail. I don’t want jack wagons trying to politicize it by saying I’m lying or exaggerating. Or for some virtue signaler trying to show off his supposed wokeness like Class to over blow it either. The blatant bias in the reffing is there. As of right now it is what it is. Whether or not you think it’s actually a problem is on you as person. 

    I’ve coached urban teams before with all-black rosters and ran into similar situations, not as often as you have, at least as I perceive it.

    My question to you is, what did you do about it? Report it to your AD? Principal? Tournament director? Head official? 

    If so, what did they do about it?

  5. Here are the Black NCAA Champs since 2007:

    2019 Lewis-VT

    2018 None

    2017 Hall- PSU; Cox- MIZZU

    2016 Garrett-CORN; Martin- tOSU; Cox- MIZZU

    2015 Gadson- ISU

    2014 Ruth- PSU; Cox- MIZZU

    2013 Maple- OU; Ruth- PSU

    2012 Ruth- PSU

    2011 Robles- ASU (although PAC-12 network did a spotlight on him for the LatinX community, the promotion of his movie mentions him being “black wrestler”); Jenkins- ASU; Burroughs- NEB

    2010 None

    2009 Caldwell- NCST; Burroughs- NEB

    2008 Davis- PSU

    2007 None

    what this tells me is PSU is so good because they recruit black wrestlers, Iowa should do that too.

  6. 16 hours ago, ShakaAloha said:

    I'm not going to waste my time doing that buddy...and don't give me a lecture on my word choice.  

    If the fact that Iowa has had only 1-2 minority guys on their team every year is not concerning to you, then I don't know what more that I can say.  Off the top of my head, the only other BIG-10 school that has similar numbers to Iowa is Wisconsin.  Even Northwestern, which has 20 guys total on their roster, has more minority wrestlers on their team this year.

    I don't think the Brands brothers are racist, but I think the culture of the Iowa athletic department as a whole is not friendly to or accepting of minority student athletes, which I think was the original poster's point.  



  7. 56 minutes ago, ShakaAloha said:

    Sure, it's quite simple.  I looked at the official rosters for all the teams and counted the number of minority wrestlers listed on each roster.  

    Iowa: 2 minority wrestlers/31 total wrestlers = 6% of team is minority wrestlers
    Penn State: 7/34=21%
    Ohio State: 7/26=27%
    Michigan: 5/35=14%
    Nebraska: 4/35=11%

    Thats what I figured. However, to determine that a number is significantly different is, in fact, not as simple.

    I’m not trying to argue over your point or numbers but, rather, your improper use of the word “significant”, when in fact you merely eye-balled numbers instead of running a statistical analysis to prove your point. 

    Yes, those number do seem “significantly” different, and probably are, but you should not say that, unless you can prove it.

  8. 3 hours ago, ShakaAloha said:

    Iowa has two Hispanic wrestlers on their team.  The guys that you named: Ybarra and Reyna.  They have no African American wrestlers on their team.  

    This is significantly lower than the other top BIG-10 schools, which is concerning.  Going off the posted rosters, Penn State had 7 African American wrestlers out of 34 total, Nebraska had 4/35, Michigan had 5/35, and Ohio State had 7 minority wrestlers out of 26 total.  

    Can you share your methodology that determined that “this is significantly lower”.

  9. 54 minutes ago, nhs67 said:

    I don't even see him rising TO Bellator name. Honestly.  Pico got signed as a phenom and forgot his roots.  Lost 3 easily winnable matches because of it and likely lost a few years of his combat abilities for getting KOd.  I see Downey earning a contract, but not having success in Bellator.  He is TST(thick solid and tight) so does he make that drop to 185?  Or does he go up to 205, where he won't have a power advantage?

    All this said, I see him forgetting his roots and trying to throw with too many people.  I also don't see him giving proper respects to BJJ type grapplers and getting something torn off or put to sleep.  He has the grit and power to succeed, I just don't trust his fight IQ until I see it.

    Nice analysis. All I know is I’m buying every single card he is on...so I can see him get stomped over, and over, and over, and....

  10. 2 hours ago, Lurker said:

    Pretty impressive company.  Sucker Punch's roster list is a who's who of.........who?

    I know there are a ton of management companies losing sleep this week having missed out on such an opportunity.

    Namajunas Women’s Champ

    De Randamie former women’s champ

    They use to represent Max Holloway.

    Site says 8 UFC Champs, but I went through the roster and Namajunas is the only one, so my guess is they repped people before they were champs and count that or they did when they became champs and the fighter moved on.


  11. 17 minutes ago, JasonBryant said:

    With a nice portion of it going to the awesome seafood spread at now-defunct O'Sullivan's Wharf in Norfolk. 

    “I’ll have another crab cake!”

    *narrator* “he shouldn’t of had another crab cake”


    the true irony is most of that money went to the bars downtown, which lead to an awful GPA, thus losing the scholarships and the money :(

  12. 50 minutes ago, klehner said:

    Many years ago, a school mate of mine in high school got into Princeton...as a sophomore.  He had gotten five 5 scores on AP tests, and placed out of his entire freshman year.

    Did I mention that he had skipped a year in school, as well?  Smartest person I have ever known.

    I graduated HS with a girl who won the World’s Science Fair two years in a row and received over $1 million in scholarship money. She went to Harvard and they paid for her BS and MD degrees with over $500K in scholarships that she received in refunds....

    I had two full scholarships to VT so I received $2500 a semester back, which, as a 19 year old freshman from a lower-middle class family, was a TON of money.

  13. 7 minutes ago, jeffrideal said:

    There used to be a a section in the sports page of the local newspaper, call the bottom 10, which ranked the worst college football teams.  Purdue was always on that list as Purdon't. 

    ESPN still does the bottom 10...and still refers to Purdue that way. 

    Don’t worry, @Thor77 it’s better than ANYTIME a VT team loses, they are referred to as “Chokies”. It started in Fall 2000 and gained steam over the next six or seven years as the FB team would be ranked top 5-10 at the start of the season, or work their way up Top 5 from 20 or so half way through the season, only to lose to a team like St. Mary’s School for the Blind, and drop out of any contention for anything meaningful.

  14. 9 hours ago, pamela said:

    Package deal - when a sought-after recruit won't go anywhere without his buddy, so the coaches offer them both, even if the friend is kinda sub-par athletically. Idk if this happens much in wrestling, but it's not uncommon in bball and football. I guess another version of this is when a kid gets recruited as a "package deal" with the presumption that his younger brothers or cousins or whatever will commit to the school too when the time comes.


    Shayne Graham, who was a KICKER for VT, before playing 15 years in the NFL refused to sign unless they offered his Pulaski County High School teammate a full ride as well. Wasn’t really uncommon except...his teammate’s position was HOLDER!

  15. 8 hours ago, 1032004 said:

    I mean, pretty sure the ESPN announcers proclaimed Suriano as the first champ, because it was true.

    Suriano is the one, and only, first RU champ as Asphalt needed a 6th, or was it 7th, yeah to win his. Anyone who takes more than 5 years, automatically gives of any accolades of being a champion.

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