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Everything posted by ironmonkey

  1. I would agree that Zain is the most dominant college wrestler. He is destroying everyone and scoring more points for his team than anyone else this season.
  2. Wasn't Snyder 5-0 entering this match? He wasn't in the Hodge conversation before this match.
  3. I have personally known quiet and respectful people who use the the term dirty jerz. I am not sure there is a message there. At least not one worse than throwing jabs during matches. It is just a way of taking pride in something everyone else thinks "stinks". Or so I always thought anyway being a resident myself. I took a moment to consult the urban dictionary: dirty jersey A term used to describe MOST(the best) parts of New Jersey, such as PARTS of North Jersey (201 area, Elizabeth, Newark, Etc.), and parts of South Jersey. For some reason, middle class white kids from suburbia NJ aka Sussex County like to say they are from the real Dirty Jerz. Sorry to burst your bubble kiddies, but... no. 2 dirty jersey parts of south jersey like camden or atlantic city. some of north jersey. oh **** were lost in dirty jersey, roll the windows up. 3 Dirty Jersey A mixed drink, best enjoyed at house parties. Fill the largest cup possible with at least a splash of every liquor in the house. Add beer to taste. As the night continues, continue to top it off with other people's leftover drinks. It will become more and more disgusting by the end of the night, and you'll get freakishly drunk in the process. Ideally consumed in Jersey, but anywhere will do. You win the prize if you don't vomit. "I made a Dirty Jersey at Sarah's birthday last night and feel like I got hit with a train full of dog****. I think there were 5 different kinds of whiskey in it by the end 4 dirty jersey 1. A role of coins wrapped in electrical tape and used as a combat apparatus. This weapon is commonly found in New Jersey, hence its name. 2. A term used to define northern New Jersey or the New Jersey shore. 1. I didn't have my brass knuckles so I resorted to the dirty jersey. 2. We accidentally crossed the George Washington Bridge and ended up in dirty jersey. I couldn't include the other 3 possibilities as they could be offensive to some. But I am not sure they support the argument that dirty jerz is somehow a "tough guy" thing. Richie Lewis sounds like a moron, and De Luca acted like one, but that isn't an indictment of the entire program. For a while, Rutgers wrestled soft. Now they have a chip on their shoulder and get after it. As a fan I definitely prefer this newer version. If the president and the pope can fight on twitter with the public, I really don't see why wrestlers can't use it to posture a bit.
  4. yeah the headgear call was bogus. I get squeamish when watching the knees during scrambles. I couldn't give an objective opinion as it all looks potentially dangerous to me. Reffing is a tough job. I certainly wouldnt want to do it. As for the scramble and the injury itself, I didn't for a second think anything about it was dirty or intentional. I didn't see anyone from Rutgers wrestle dirty other than Deluca who was penalized. The rest just seemed eager to take a shot at the champ which should be commended, not criticized. The actions of one wrestler don't reflect on the team and Rutgers has no history of wrestling outside the rules in recent years. I thought Gravina wrestled really well and I think he is a strong AA candidate. He has some signature wins in his career when healthy. I have watched many of his matches. Several in person. Never once have I thought he was a dirty wrestler.
  5. What a bunch of crybabies. Penn state is fun to watch, but some of these fans are intolerable. Maybe take up knitting if wrestling is to physical for you? The injury was accidental and had absolutely nothing to do with the physical, aggressive style Rutgers employed.
  6. Walsh. I don't think this will be that close. Not a major or anything, but Walsh will control the match.
  7. I think Nato will win. I think he is too physical for Lee. I think the same about Suriano. I am usually wrong though.
  8. I don't really see the "cockiness" in Suriano at all. Not sure where this is all coming from other than that he went against the grain a bit in leaving PSU.
  9. True. I think he had a good shot at fourth
  10. Seems like a far climb but if Suriano wins a title, who knows what that will communicate to recruits. They have created a great atmosphere in a great wrestling state. I think being the "best of the rest" is at least in reach if they can keep taking steps the next few seasons.
  11. Not at all. I picked Jack last year preseason and was wrong. But refusing to make a pick is no fun, soooooo Meredith. I like the way he is wrestling this season. I will be rooting for him. I am about 3% certain in my prediction.
  12. Would he have forfeited in the finals had he made it? if not, why is the additional mat time in the wrestlebacks less valuable? This is not like the Nato situation. Nato is avoiding a difficult matchup while working back to form, while Lee would have most likely taken the challenge of a hard match with the same opponent in the finals but decided (and/or the coaches decided) potentially easier ones weren't worth the effort. Unless of course he wouldn't have wrestled in the finals which may be the case. On the surface though, this is not the same as the Nato situation. The Nato situation makes sense, though the explanation offered by some fans about protecting the knee doesn't. The Lee situation makes less sense if he would have wrestled another match had he won. Neither matter since the end of the season is all that matters for better or worse.
  13. Couldn't het get injured in practice or against another opponent? Or just working out? Not sure I understand the logic. I get he might not be ready to go 7 minutes hard. He might not be ready for Suriano's physicality. But I don't see anything unique about Suriano that would endanger a knee more than any other opponent or activity.
  14. So he can lose. It isn't the end of the world.
  15. I had a few teammates with ongoing concussion problems in both high school and college. Some had special headgear that never seemed to help. I recall them coming to after being out cold and it was scary to watch. One wrestled an entire match in the finals of a tournament and after being concussed early in the first period. He finished the match and won the tournament. He had to be walked off the mat after the match and shortly after to the stand to get his medal. He recalls none of it and was encouraged not to go to sleep that night after being commended for gutting it out. At the time we thought this was admirable and now I look back and think how silly it was. A teammate in college had a handful of matches cut short because he would get knocked out by seemingly minor incidents like elbows or knees to the head. He never missed practice the next day though. I recall knocking two wrestlers out myself; one on a mat return in a match accidently (completely legal though) and the other on a standup where our heads collided (this was in practice). The first finished the match. The second continued to practice once he came to. There were many, many, many other incidents involving team mates and concussions that didn't involve me directly. What does any of this mean? Nothing at all since it is a really small sample. I do think many wrestling purists often ignore the topic though. Considering the nature of the sport, I am actually surprised there aren't more concussions and I wonder about the validity of the statistics kept.
  16. Hope so. I enjoyed watching him.
  17. what-happened-to-Giraldo?-----Space-bar-not-working.----sorry!
  18. Thanks! Yeap, I have Big10plus. good deal.
  19. why is this on Flo? is the Big10 network not showing it? I don't have Flo anymore. Not going back either. Definitely want to see this match though.
  20. Does Rutgers have a chance? If Dippery was still with Rutgers (or even better, Ashnault wasn't injured), I think Rutgers would have a really good chance. As is, who knows? Looks like a good matchup on paper.
  21. It is control, but it is worth too much. Maybe increase the value of takedowns and reversals if the pushout is to be implemented. I can't ever get behind a hypothetical pushout worth half a takedown though. I don't even really like it in freestyle.
  22. I still couldn't care less about the waters slam. I have always been a fan of Gilman. I never saw him intentionally try to hurt anyone, including the Waters slam. I am not sure he is polished enough to coach though in this day and age, but I bet he would be a heck of a motivator.
  23. You mean the Joisey docs who work on all the local **professional** teams?
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