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    superold got a reaction from chevycobalt in How many more years do Koll and Flynn...   
    No. Different divisions.
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    superold got a reaction from chevycobalt in How many more years do Koll and Flynn...   
    Division matters because most of the elite talent is in D1. It's almost two completely different sports from D1 to D2 from what I've seen.
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    superold got a reaction from fadzaev2 in Congratulations Mr. Immel!!!   
    I'd like to publically congratulate you on being awarded the National Wrestling Media Association's "New Media Specialist of the Year". I know I'm about 7 months late, but better late than never!
     
     
    Keep up the good work Mr. Immel. : )
     
     
     
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    superold reacted to superold in What Coach Has The Most Pressure To Win A Title This Upcoming Season   
    How is that post inconsistent with my claim that I'm not a troll?
     
     
    I never said that I enjoyed annoying people. I don't rejoice in the fact that people get frustrated over my comments. The "living rent free" statement was made because there have been several posts made about how great it is to not be able to see my posts. It seems to me that these people can't simply be satisfied with blocking me, they must make sure that I'm 100% aware that I'm being blocked and they're just oh so happy about it. What's sad is, a few posters have already claimed to have blocked me in the past, and yet they comment on my posts. Why? Why can't they just let me go? Break ties for good? Go their separate ways? I guess I had them at hello, or rather "Greetings". What other conclusion should I draw from people who continue to respond to me after having claimed that they blocked me a while ago?
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    superold reacted to superold in What Coach Has The Most Pressure To Win A Title This Upcoming Season   
    Is it safe to say that I'm "living rent free" in a few posters' heads? Haha : ) 
     
    And is it really necessary to pretend like you're not reading my posts? : )
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    superold reacted to superold in What Coach Has The Most Pressure To Win A Title This Upcoming Season   
    Care to explain how Ruth and Taylor are flukes? You seem to suggest that these two were big point scoring national champions upon arrival at PSU. As if Sanderson had nothing to do with their development.
     
    Am I reading you correctly?
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    superold reacted to superold in What Coach Has The Most Pressure To Win A Title This Upcoming Season   
    I'm sorry but I don't understand how this thread proves that I'm a troll. Could you please explain why you think that it does?
     
     
     
    Which brings to mind the question: "Why doesn't Flynn have the horses while several other universities do"? Maybe it's Flynn's fault that he doesn't have the horses.? Maybe it's one of his shortcomings as a coach that makes him a perpetual underdog going into the ncaas every year?
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    superold reacted to superold in What Coach Has The Most Pressure To Win A Title This Upcoming Season   
    Flynn hasn't improved his program enough. I used Cody as an example as someone who improved his resources over time, not as a great coach. Yes, Cody does not meet my great coach standards, but I do acknowledge that he did a good job taking his team from 4.5 scholarships to the full 9.9 scholarships before he left American. If I recall correctly, Flynn's team has 3.5 scholarships to use for recruiting. I hold Flynn responsible for not having the 9.9 scholarships. 
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    superold reacted to superold in What Coach Has The Most Pressure To Win A Title This Upcoming Season   
    How are the academic demands far different in Koll's situation? What's the etc?.
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    superold reacted to superold in What Coach Has The Most Pressure To Win A Title This Upcoming Season   
    Cletus,
     
    No, I do not believe that Flynn is a great coach. I've been very clear about my position on Flynn in the recent past. For the record, I hold Flynn responsible for the "horses" and resources he does or doesn't have just like everyone else. For some reason, many seem to believe if you start off with less, that means that you are forever stuck with less. They act as though it's impossible to improve your position over time.. I reject that idea. I also point to Mark Cody as evidence that that doesn't have to be the case.
     
    Flynn is returning the most team points this year. I believe we all should hold him to championship standards. I believe most would hold Brands, Cael, Smith, etc. to championship standards if they were in a similar position. If Flynn's truly great like many like to say, then this is his chance to do what these coaches did multiple times when they were in Flynn's current situation.
     
    This is truly a make or break year for Flynn and Edinboro University imo.
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    superold reacted to superold in What Coach Has The Most Pressure To Win A Title This Upcoming Season   
    Are you saying that I should be able to tell what your answer to my question is by viewing your previous post?
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    superold reacted to superold in What Coach Has The Most Pressure To Win A Title This Upcoming Season   
    Do you disagree with me?
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    superold reacted to superold in What Coach Has The Most Pressure To Win A Title This Upcoming Season   
    I fully expect Tim Flynn to lead Edinboro to the team title this year. He placed top 5 last year, and he's returning the most team points of any school in the country this year. Edinboro is in a great spot to win the title this year imo.
     
    This will be Flynn's 19th year as Head Coach at Edinboro, I think it's finally time to get the job done.
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    superold reacted to superold in ohio state wrestle off   
    Since you consider me to be a fellow troll(which I'm not), why are you encouraging people to ignore me? Shouldn't you be doing the opposite? Instigating interaction between us?
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    superold reacted to superold in Who will win the team championship this year?   
    I don't like that format. I will continue to post the way that I always do. It's not hard at all to see my questions the way that I normally post. I'm tired of constantly going out of my way for you trying to help you understand. A simple refresher course on reading comprehension should do the trick MSU158. From now on, I will mostly teach you things that are wrestling related. Since I try to be a kind person, I will help you on a few minor  details, if I believe it will lead to us having a fruitful discussion. That's as far as I'll go.  
     
    With that said, I have no major problems with you as a poster. I think you bring a lot to the boards. I just wish that you would try a little bit harder to understand. It also would be nice if you stopped implying that I'm unreasonable, and that I'm intentionally obtuse. It also would be nice if you didn't create threads about me. I've been nothing but respectful towards you, why can't I get the same in return? : ) 
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    superold reacted to superold in Who will win the team championship this year?   
    MSU158,
     
    You always make those claims, but you never demonstrate for all to see that they're true. Just because you believe that I talk in circles doesn't make it true. And no, you didn't answer all of my questions. I can actually prove that. With all due respect, I think you need to spend a little time working on your reading comprehension. How many times have you misrepresented my posts? About 20 times? Maybe more? If you aren't doing it intentionally, I suggest you follow my advice on this one. It gets tiring correcting you all of the time. It's also tiring for me to lead you "by hand" through all of our discussions making sure you understand the current state of the argument. Put yourself in my shoes MSU158. I don't mind our discussions, I just want you to step up to the plate so that I don't have to do all of the work. Unlike many others, you seem teachable. I respect that you decided to face my posts rather than ignore (or pretend to ignore) them. If you take my words seriously, you will end up learning something and you'll be much better off for it. My goal around here is to help people, not hurt them. To build up, not tear down. If you've been paying attention, you should have understood that by now.
     
    And what's wrong with "liking" your own posts? Do you not like your own posts? I "like" my own posts, because I like my own posts. It's that simple. Are you bothered by that?
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    superold reacted to superold in ohio state wrestle off   
    I asked a serious question. Why are you so bothered Zebra? Did I ask a ridiculous question? Hunter has lost a wrestle off before, maybe you aren't aware of that.
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    superold reacted to superold in Tutorial: Using the ignore feature on this board   
    What service would that be?
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    superold reacted to superold in Who will win the team championship this year?   
    MSU158, you fail to address all of my points. You accuse me not "acknowledging any points made counterintuitive to my own" (which is false), but you do the very thing that you accuse me of!!!
     
    A lot of my response was dedicated to answering some questions that you asked in your post. That should be obvious. When you ask questions like "Would anyone realistically predict Tomasello not placing" there's nothing wrong with answering that. My major point was to point out the fact that, yes, it is realistic to predict a DNP in light of the fact that the weight returns 7 or 8 AAs. AAs that Tomasello has never beaten before. Yes, you have your opinion, and you're entitled to it, but that's not all that you said. You're doing more than just giving your predictions, you're asking people to accept your predictions/opinions as likely. At least to some degree. And there is nothing wrong with questioning to see if your reasoning is internally consistent. A few of my questions were asked given YOUR reasoning. In other words, "if you believe/say "this", shouldn't you then believe/say "that" given the reasoning that you gave for believing "this" in the first place? I don't see why there is anything wrong with those type of questions.
     
    And if giving Gilman 3rd is the benefit of the doubt, where do you think that he will really place? Could you also explain why the VERY best Gilman can do is 3rd place? It seems like you're saying it's impossible for Gilman to beat Delgado at ncaas. What would happen if Gilman wrestled Delgado at the ncaas and was leading by a few points with a .25 seconds left in the match? Would the universe explode? : )
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    superold reacted to superold in Who will win the team championship this year?   
    I'd just like to point out that just because someone has an inury, that doesn't mean the injury was the only or primary reason for their lack of success. Please review the facts of the McD case. I won't restart the entire argument here, but I'll mention a few facts. McD beat 2 or 3 AAs on the year. (including 2nd and 3rd place finishers). He made to the ncaa quarterfinals and had a lead and choice in the 3rd period against a wrestler that he already beat before. McD believed, along with his coach, that he could win the ncaas that year, and they were right. McD, though hurt, had enough left in the tank. Unfortunately, a few technical and tactical blunders cost him. This common belief that "he was injured therefore it's unreasonable to mention any technical/tactical blunders as a reason for a loss" is ridiculous. Especially when some of those techinal/tactical shortcomings existed when the wrestler was 100%.
     
     
    The same knee brace he had on late season. The same knee brace that he wore when he won the EIWAs. Whether he was hurt or not, he had enough left to win matches at the ncaas. He was able to wrestle, and wrestle well with the brace; he secured the #1 seed at the ncaas. Lewnes' wrestled poorly on Day 1 of the ncaas, I'd say that's the biggest reason for his underperformance. That's where the evidence points.
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    superold reacted to superold in Who will win the team championship this year?   
    MSU158, why must you continue to misrepresent my position? When did I say that we should ignore anyone's injury? I'm saying to not ignore the poor technical and tactical wrestling that was done when they had these injuries. I'm also saying don't deny the wins and other success they had when they had their injuries because that can show what they are capable of. McD was capable of winning ncaas even with his health problems, but he did some poor wrestling, that is a fact. No injury changes that fact.  Dylan Alton, though hurt, was able to wrestle well enough to make AA a few years ago. He did some very poor wrestling down the stretch to lose a few matches. If you say I'm being willfully obtuse (which I'm not), then you're being willfully obtuse by denying that these guys, and many others, lost when they could have and should have won. You act like it's wrong to bring up the fact that someone could have wrestled better when they were injured. I say there's nothing wrong with acknowledging reality.
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    superold reacted to superold in Who will win the team championship this year?   
    Lord Nelson, don't be surprised if someone interprets your post as a "slam" against Hunter (see my Jason Tsirtsis thread to witness me being vilified for making innocent, factual comments). I've learned to never underestimate the sensitivity of usawrestlingforums posters. I understand that sometimes the truth hurts, but I never expected it to hurt that much!
     
    Good info on the top scorers of 2014. It seems to me that Hunter "dnping" is just as likely as him scoring 26 points at the ncaas. I'm not sure why MSU158 thinks Hunter could "very easily" score that many points.
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    superold reacted to superold in Who will win the team championship this year?   
    MSU158, yes, someone could realistically predict that. That's my point. Tomasello is coming into a weight class that is returning 7 or 8 AAs, so why would it be unrealistic to think that he might not make the podium? As I recall, he hasn't beaten any one of those AAs, and I've seen nothing that indicates that it would be unthinkable to imagine him losing to two of those guys at the ncaas. I'm actually surprised that you seemingly consider it unrealistic to predict a DNP for Tomasello in a "tough" weight class like 125. If we can get more specific, which returning AA would it be unrealistic to think could beat Tomasello?
     
     
     
    MSU158, you're losing track of the discussion. I'm asking you that precisely because you claimed that you were giving Iowa the benefit of the doubt, and that you were staying reserved with Ohio State.
     
    If you're giving Iowa the benefit of the doubt, why not predict Gilman to take 1st? Remember, this is a benefit of the doubt scenario. Gilman has beaten Delgado before so it shouldn't be unthinkable to suggest that he could do it one more time. And mentioning that Clark placed 5th after beating Delgado is completely missing the point. I'm not saying that because Gilman beat Delgado before, you should assume that he will definitely do the same thing at the ncaas. I'm saying that because Gilman beat Delgado before, it wouldn't be unimaginable to see him do it again. And again, if you're giving him the benefit of the doubt, then a championship finish is not out of the question. Indeed, in a benefit of the doubt scenario, you're predicting what could happen "within reason". Isn't that the point?
     
    I think many would agree that we have more reason to believe that Gilman could place first then we have to believe that Tomasello is essentially guaranteed an AA finish. What's more, is that you say that you were being reserved by predicting a 6th place finish for Tomasello! What has Tomasello done to show that a finish of at least 6th is very likely and more probable than Gilman beating a wrestler that he already beat before? I'm not sure how you are missing this point.
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    superold reacted to JasonBryant in Tutorial: Using the ignore feature on this board   
    This should help people who want to use the ignore feature, but aren't quite sure. And yes, you're more than welcome to ignore my posts as well. 
     
    http://board.themat.com/index.php?/topic/7666-little-tutorial-on-how-to-set-the-ignore-function-on-the-forum/
     
     
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    superold reacted to superold in Will Jason Tsirtsis repeat this year?   
    Why so emotional Bitterrunner-up? I've said nothing bad about Hunter Stieber. I'm not trolling in the least. The only reason I continued on about Stieber is because people asked me questions about it. Some, like you, have misrepresented my position and posts multiple times. It's not a bad thing to want to clear that up.
     
     
     
    Well you learn something new everyday! Well, are you sure you aren't just making that up? I've never seen this little "fact" included in any definition of "troll" that I've come across. : )
     
     
    For the record, I used the word "collapse". And where did I say that Hunter had a questionable heart? 
     
     
     
    One thing I do question is Hunter's technique. He often shoots with no discernible setup. He struggles with that low double when he runs into the top guys. Hopefully, he will clean that up before the ncaas.
     
     
    So do I. : )
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