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Everything posted by Zelph

  1. Cael's religion refers to it as "White and Delightsome"..., from the Book of Mormon. Dark skin is a sign of disfavor by God. The book states clearly the American Indians were cursed with a dark skin so they would not be enticing to the White and Delightsome Israelites that sailed to the Americas and populated the continents. Cael is white and his Penn State guys are delightsome on the mat.
  2. Very superstitious. They believe EVERYTHING is bad luck since Dan Gable retired.
  3. Yep, gotta watch out for those types who are the original 911 murderers - a wagon train of immigrants, promised safety if they laid down their arms and then murdered, men & women and children over 8 years.
  4. They can solve many problems by hiring Joe Heskett from the Army job. He is a good choice for them. Would do a good job in Arizona and recruiting with him would pick up quickly.
  5. Sorry, but the biggest choke job is Iowa. Penn State is doing well. Getting top recruits and keeping them all happy and productive is a tough job. Sandersons are doing well with the group. Next year will be a real test for them in losing the two biggest point producers.
  6. They will be lucky to finish higher than Third at the NCAA's. One fluke win on a bad ref call and suddenly they are wonderful? They are good but fold when it is all on the line.
  7. The officials don't push going for the pin. They are content to let wrestlers roll around and 'control' rather than try to pin an opponent. Interminable takedowns are not a good thing. Take the opponent down, turn him and pin him. If they don't try they should get dinged for it.
  8. Will Ruth lose again? If so, will it be in the finals? Maybe even get pinned? Will Taylor get cradled to finish his career in homage to Bubba?
  9. Minus 22 for any guy wearing earrings. Minus 2 for any guy who could not tie his own tie. Minus a lot for PA coaches dressing like funeral directors - if there is need of a tiebreaker.
  10. Poor Brown. Second will be his highest placing at NCAA's during his career. Gets close but won't get the top spot.
  11. They are not worthless if teams get in the competition and it helps their wrestlers prepare for NCAA tournament time.
  12. Considering how easily Alton would gas before he was injured - why would one think he is a great choice now when he is admittedly out of shape?
  13. Add in that in many of these judgment sports their are THREE performers per country allowed and you get even more lopsided. Why aren't Wrestlers and Boxers in the Olympics and worlds allowed at least TWO competitors per weight, per team? Track & field, swimming and such allow more than one competitor per event. These sick "sports" where winning is up to interpretation as to how pretty they look doing turns and such are a waste of time and money. They are activities and performances, not sport.
  14. They may not win it all this year. Lose to Minnehaha. Ruth has lost. An undefeated Freshman who won't place higher than third at the big dance. The Altons will both fold. Brown won't win it. Taylor should but will proabably get the flu and run out of gas & then get pinned by a cradle. Next year - back to earth for the nits.
  15. Cael doesn't want to face the embarassment should he lose to Hofstra.
  16. Want more popularity in the US for amateur wrestling? Try calling in to Sports Talk Radio shows. I have done it for a long time and often get 'you are one of 3 guys we hear from' whilc they hear from hundreds for football and basketball. Had one National talk radio guy, a former NCAA wrestler tell me if he got 25 calls a week asking about wrestling he could 'sell' it to his producers and give it regular space on his show. He said if the call and text/email volume was in the hundreds for specific wrestling duals and tournaments it would help a lot in getting large show segments geared towards wrestling. So, why aren't you guys calling?
  17. Yojo Uetake came back for his Jr. year with an Olmpic Gold medal. That is a World Champion. OSU PR guys know this but somehow don't change the blurb even though Uetake was an OSU three time NCAA champ and finished his Collegiate career undefeated and probably the finest College wrestler of all time.
  18. Joe Seay and Gary Kurdlemeier were two excellent coaches. Seay ran into problems with rules violations. Kurdlemeier turned the reins over to Dan Gable. Which was the better coach?
  19. He never would have won a Title at ISU. He knew it and that is why he initiated contact with Penn State and moved on.
  20. Mark Schultz moved up a weight class in a bid to deny Ed Banach a third NCAA Championship - as Banach was seen as a lock to win four Titles. Before the finals interviews were given where Four Titles were assumed to be almost guaranteed. Mark stopped that talk in short order. Even more impressive is the fact Mark did not start wrestling until his Junior year of High School. Was a California High School gymnastics champion before taking up wrestling. Anyone else you know of who moved up and faced as tough/tougher defending champ to take the Title? This is the video for those who have not seen it.
  21. Cael and Cody & Co dress like mormon undertakers.
  22. A number of wrestlers have won two NCAA titles. Some pretty good names in that crowd. In watching a few over the years I will give John Smith my vote as the best two timer of them all with Dan Gable second. John Smith because once he got it figured out he was unstoppable. His low single and low to the mat style made for exciting matches and two titles with a World Gold before his Senior season. His later International career was great but for this I'm limiting things to NCAA Championships. His world Gold while in College is what puts him on top for me. Dan is up there because of his dominance - but the loss in the NCAA final his Senior year relegates him to second place. A lot of other worthy Two Timers out there. Who is your choice? ADDED I'll say the two years the wrestler won the Title. If they won and then had a season or two before winning again - include the seasons they did not take the top spot. I think John Smith had two great seasons with a World Championship as part of them. It was Freestyle, but while he was still in college and before his second NCAA Title.
  23. Go back and read Alton topics for the past couple years and you only have one conclusion. The kid has never been in good enough condition to wrestle three periods without gassing. Blame anything you want but if he doesn't get a pin in the first period he is in trouble. Can still beat a lot of guys because he is good but if pushed he runs out of gas big time.
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