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  1. wrestlingnerd

    Video review is the real villain

    This is the best argument for keeping it I've seen yet. Over 40% overturned is a big deal. The wait sucks, but injustice is worse, in my opinion. Set a time limit and be done with it.
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    Video review is the real villain

    No idea what the stats are, but from my experience, I think it's higher than that. Maybe double that? Anyway, as much as the stops in action sucked ass, the phantom locking hands call did get correctly overturned, so it is a valuable tool if used properly. I think someone said on another thread that the long wait was due to the equipment not working properly at first. If that's true, that is an incredible shame and there should be some way to remedy those rare situations without having to wait for the equipment to be fixed.
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    Video review is the real villain

    I like it but it needs a time limit. Its use in the Fix/Suriano fiasco was beyond ridiculous.
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    Who is college wrestling's top heel in 2019?

    I actually enjoy watching Desanto quite a bit. I'm not one of the guys who tries to bring him down. But he tried to injure Cornell's Tucker at the EIWAs by cranking on the lower leg against the joint, similar to the kimura situation (he was clearly going to lose). I don't think anything else he has done is really that big a deal but the two times he was trying to injure his opponent were bush league, to put it as mildly as possible.
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    No Teasdale?

    I don't remember when, but Lincoln McIlravy's reshirt was pulled very late in the season. I remember being surprised that Troy Steiner could make 134 with such short notice to make room for McIlravy in the line-up.
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    So long as we are trashing Rutgers...

    It’s a euphemism for purple-headed soldier.
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    Fix/Suriano - worst ncaa match of all time?

    There's a difference between a bad shot and a bad finish. You can have a great shot that didn't result in a TD because the finish didn't deliver. The whole point of wrestling is to take calculated risk, which by definition, implies that no matter how good the shot, there is the potential for a counter. The issues here are taking ZERO risk and how to prevent that from happening with rules.
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    Kurt McHenry

    And I"m saying it's too early. Both things can happen and it's still, OK....
  9. wrestlingnerd

    Kurt McHenry

    You're trying to rationalize that, not me, right? I don't think McHenry is anything close to Lee, by the way. But I do think he could be bigger when he's fully grown.
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    Kurt McHenry

    Way too early to talk about Kurt not panning out in college. He is small and a bit emotionally immature, no question, but his talent is undeniable. If he still looks like Steve Urkel from Family Matters next year, I'm on board with that talk, but it is way too early.
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    Fix/Suriano - worst ncaa match of all time?

    Because there is enough similarity between the two styles that it makes a lot of sense to consider how one style resolves passivity when passivity is a problem in the other style and all attempts to fix it so far have not worked... Or you can just do nothing and let the problem continue as you seem to want.
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    Fix/Suriano - worst ncaa match of all time?

    Not to go down the freestyle rabbit hole but I’m a big proponent of that rule in folk as well. I was very mich against both pushouts and shot clocks for freestyle at first, but it is undeniable that freestyle has benefitted greatly from both. I think we have the best rules for freestyle we’ve ever had.
  13. wrestlingnerd

    Fix/Suriano - worst ncaa match of all time?

    No, because you have to score or get docked a point. If you mean fake aggression to not get out on the clock, that’s not the way it has worked at all in freestyle. The flaw with the rule is that determining who is more passive can be subjective (not always obvious). But it would significantly improve lack of action in folkstyle.
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    Suriano vs DeSanto Friday night

    If you mean Desanto, not Suriano, I agree. Suriano will be a good test of how mich Desanto has improved from bottom. If Desanto can get out and keeps Suriano tied up on the feet, it could be a very interesting match. .
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    Fix/Suriano - worst ncaa match of all time?

    Any rule that “when called properly” works but is often not called properly is a rule that doesn’t work. How many more seasons of “if it were called properly...” do we have to endure?
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