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Everything posted by ironmonkey

  1. I am muting a bunch of the big ten tourney because the announcer that sounds like Charlie from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is yelling when he gets excited. This probably doesn't make you feel any better... At least we get to watch the action!
  2. I couldn't agree more. Looks like they showed up ready for practice.
  3. I am surprised this thread has legs. I noticed it this morning and couldn't decide if the OP was trolling or serious. Did someone really say they think weed is a gateway drug? Do people really believe that?? My college teammates were some of the hardest partiers I have ever met.
  4. The hawkeye hate runs strong. From what I have watched, this Iowa team doesn't have too many problems with extracurriculars and poor sportsmanship. I think people don't like Brands' and their antics and by association, the athletes are judged harshly. AD is on a short leash and he deserves that but what has he done that is so terrible this season?
  5. I am really surprised to hear so many disagree with the OP. The challenge brick is horrible. It kills match flow. Since duals don't matter anyway, why not reserve the brick for Nationals where it can be argued the stakes are high enough to warrant the brick? I guess some fans like the brick apparently but I am definitely with the OP on this one. Nothing worse than a hard fought match with lots of action being stopped so the wrestlers can stand there while the coaches and refs run around in circles for a few minutes working it out.
  6. I didn't think Van Brill purposely tried to hurt Nolf. Rutgers has had some jerkoffs in their lineups the last few years but Van Brill was never dirty that I saw. He was unorthodox and fun to watch but dirty? I'm not sure where this is coming from. That dual was chippy from start to finish. Rutgers didn't roll over like they were supposed to I guess which means they were trying to injure their opponents? It seems like a stretch
  7. Current 33 pounder is killing it. I think most Rutgers fans are pretty psyched with what we see right now at that weight class.
  8. I'm disappointed. I hope he charges back for third!
  9. I bartended for several years in Monmouth county (near that Long Branch area) following college. The specific upscale neighborhood bar I worked at had over 40 seats and plenty of tabkles away from the bar, a projector screen and 10 TVs with satellite. I always tried to push wrestling when it was on but the amount of near instant requests to change it made me apathetic. Changing channels is time lost and time is truly money when working behind a bar. I am glad you had better success but my experience is that the public mostly hated it. We even had more success with obscure Olympic sports like curling than wrestling matches.
  10. In the future you can do monthly for the season and/or tournament through Big Ten Plus. You might find that option useful.
  11. Video feed was pretty clean on my end, though mat two had some minimal lag. I can't complain at all about the feed. However, the screaming while announcing is like nails on a chalkboard to me.
  12. No issues for me with the picture through Big Ten Plus. I had to mute it though after the Suriano Desanto ending with the guys screaming.
  13. Good call. Had to go back and watch again. I had the 4 mats up and was watching my 5 young nephews at the time. I saw him start down and assumed it was his choice. Glad to be rid of kids for the semis! Thanks
  14. Yeah, I kinda said "huh" when he chose down with that lead against Lizak. Not that it mattered much after dominating. 133 is nuts. I wonder how the wrestlebacks will shake out. I am not a Desanto or an Iowa hater but I am not sure he places top 4.
  15. The institutions awarding them PHDs. Wladimir is an adjunct professor who speaks 4 languages while Vitali is involved in politics and was the leader of the political party he belonged to(open to debate if political activity shows intelligence). They clearly aren't dumb men and made a living getting punched in the face in addition to their other less profitable but perhaps more notable pursuits.
  16. I have no issues with Jaroslav but I would agree with the rest of it. I found the personalities on Flo annoying. Maybe I'm just old. Obviously a lot of people love it and can get their wrestling fix through it. To each their own.
  17. You can still watch Big Ten wrestling through the Big Ten site with a small monthly subscription which can be easily terminated at the end of the season.
  18. Thanks! Good to know. For what it is worth, I think Suriano will step up in March when it counts. I think he is likely to finish second or third. All of this talk is premature. I don't see the regression as much as a tough schedule and a tough weight class.
  19. Do people really think religious missions offer a competitive advantage because a select few excelled despite the disadvantages of lost mat time and dedicated sport specific training? I cant tell if this is all sarcasm or if some really think there is an advantage to be had here. Seems kinda crazy to me.
  20. No doubt this is a way to get around people posting duck pictures. I don't buy this suspension narrative at all.
  21. This is kind of an ink blot test. What people see tells us about them rather than the back and forth. - Iowa creates horrible people and brings out the worst in the opposition too - these antics are just more signs of the impending fall of society and I miss the good old days. - this stuff is hysterical. I love it and it is entertaining. - wrestling is a sport where athletes are supposed to behave like diplomats and exemplify the best in humans so Vulcans can bring us the warp drive - wrestling needs more of this/this will destroy wrestling. Maybe I am crazy but some back and forth banter doesn't seem new or even out of character with the sport though spitting on the mat and manic throat slashing seem to be taking it to a different place. I guess if the coaches dont mind how it reflects on the team and don't care about lost points, why should we?
  22. Plus, as mentioned above, Ashnault gave up those takedowns you mention late when tired. I doubt he gets tired next time they meet having had a bunch of matches and continued time to get back to speed since.
  23. Micah is likeable and certainly talented, but the "if he can stay out from under wrestler X" hypothetical has never played out the way his fans hope in multiple seasons. Ashnault is on a mission and is competitive to dominant in all 3 positions.
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