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    Desanto Team Point

    I think the unsportsmanlike call came from a face mush right after the whistle, which got the crowd to start booing him, so he carried on... Some people strive win and lose with grace. Other people are DeSanto. At least he's consistent.
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    Cameron Caffey (Michigan State)

    I loved watching him get to his offense against Martin, but Martin is obviously on a different level. Caffey also looked undersized compared to Martin.
  3. Justafan, do you think that weakness threatens any of the coaches? (trying to bring it back to the topic) I think of a couple of the storylines- The guys who transferred out of CMU, Conel exiting KSU injured. I don't know if we can blame the coaching for having a few of the bright spots stop shining. Maybe it's just evidence of a lack of depth compared to places where there is AA-level talent in the backups.
  4. I think the MAC is especially weak this year. Maybe this deserves its own topic, but outside of the misfits of ODU and Missouri, where are the usual suspects of Kent State, CMU and Ohio U? I'm cautious about picking on the underdogs, and I really like the MAC for offering its gritty challengers every year, but I'm not seeing it from its old guard this season.
  5. Myles was dominant, but he's still indecisive. Specifically, I'm not impressed with his clock management while missing the major.
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    Start a movement...

    The best argument for a 210ish weight class is to land near the international weight. The argument about "our athletes" getting bigger seemed to be the leading logic about rearranging the HS weights several years ago. I thought it was a flawed argument because "our athletes" are not competing in the popular game of basketball. There were plenty of hard facts presented about participation in the sport having more density around the lower middle weights, but that reasoning was somehow overruled by the idea that we're all getting bigger. Also, heavyweights often don't pass the eye test of athleticism, but I don't think that should be called evidence either.
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    Start a movement...

    The other .01% just won our best greco medal in years
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    Sad / Taylor

    I'm guessing this reply is tongue in cheek, but he was a Cadet World Champ five years ago at 85kg, Senior Champ in 2014 at 86. His birthday is May 9, 1996 - about six months younger than Snyder, who is currently 22 years old. Nobody doubts that the guy is a total badass, but I don't understand the doubt around his youth. I just don't see what advantage the Russians could have been seeking by holding him back. It's not like he's a kid from the Great Lakes Region, USA, who is hunting for a future college scholarship. He's from the wrestling hotbed of the World. I just don't see it. I think this is really good for Kyle Snyder, just as Sadulaev's loss was good for him last year. I also see why it appears lopsided, as if Snyder's win was a fluke I'll take Snyder in 2020, and I'll let 2019 further inform that idea.
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    Sad / Taylor

    Did anyone predict our medalists the way they ended up? If I knew ahead of the event that we'd win three golds, I don't think I would have picked those three to win - probably one and maybe two. It's perfectly logical in hindsight, but still... That's to say - I don't think Taylor and Cox are bigger giants to kill than Snyder is. He certainly avenged his loss, but I don't think the story is over, nor do I want it to be. Also, I think there is zero chance of Sad dropping back down to his teenage weight.
  10. I did not watch, but the $30 wasn't a barrier. I was traveling ahead of the event and through the MFS sessions, and then catching up at work after traveling - simply didn't have time to watch this one. I probably could have made time for Greco, and I might have shelled it out late if we had a guy medal...still might I suppose, but I'll probably just watch replays when they go public.
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    2 Lawsuits filed against Ohio State

    He also allegedly confronted the doctor for being "too hands on" with the athletes. That might have been "creepy" in 1985, but after Nassar, those descriptions will never again be so vague.
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    2 Lawsuits filed against Ohio State

    Tbar had an observation on one of the deleted threads that I thought made sense. I won't call this paraphrasing, but I think it captures the apparent logic: Total denial is his best option. Any acknowledgement opens the door to criticism of real things, and it will come hard if he admits knowing anything. Hard evidence proving that he's lying is going to be really hard to find from that time, so he might as well deny it. Again, I don't think that captures Tbar's sentiment, but I think it describes the logic of denial. I'm deciding to not believe that he knew that there was "abuse" as it would have been described 30 years ago. He must have known that something wasn't quite right, though. Also, I get why he's denying any knowledge, and I don't blame him for stonewalling it. I'd respect him more if his initial response was, "Hellickson and I talked about it, and he reported it up the chain." It puts it all on Hellickson, which is the landing pad that tOSU will be examining anyway. Instead of being straightforward, he's being a lawyer and politician.
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    Some guys have something "special".

    Nope. It's people that we're afraid of - especially the ones who have convinced themselves that their will is God's will.
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    Some guys have something "special".

    Yeah, I get that. I am one after all. Why don't we ever hear a champ say, "Glory be to Me. I've done it all to serve Myself... My opponent was formidable, but at the end of the day it was My will that prevailed... The more glory I give to Myself, the more blessings fall upon Me... It's for My own glory. I gave Myself these talents, so I put them in the spotlight to glorify Myself... I compete for Myself primarily and everything else is secondary..."???
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