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NickVelliquette

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  1. I was told that Dake will not be competing at the event, but there is a very good chance that Gatsalov will.
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    Best Wrestling Countries in the Western Hemisphere

    Hmmm...great stuff, Jaroslav! I've been doing some thinking myself..
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    Bite the Hand that Feeds

    You bring up a very good point (in bold), sockobuw. You're spot on really. Many point out that the nit-picky nature of my article ultimately results in the downfall of the piece. They may be right, and I must admit error in the way I delivered my critique. I should've emphasized that it was not only the minute distortions in wrestling terminology and facts that upset me but also that in combination with the lack of excitement expressed by the highly polished commentators. This push for a formal, polished, safe viewing experience...I'm willing to sacrifice it for a more amplified and exciting approach -that called by experts. Many on these board are going to hate me for saying this (watch this thread grow a couple more pages), but: I personally think wrestling needs more Joe Rogans and less Joe Bucks to call our NCAA Finals. We've been dealing with the Joe Buck types for decades, and for what? A comfortable viewing experience once a year? I'll gladly sacrifice a bit of formality for a heightened emotional experience. I pick wrestling expertise over formal broadcasting training. Now old timers (and journalism majors) will most likely say that when formal training goes out the window so does "professionalism" (the buzz word of the week). Well, I disagree. Let's go back to Joe Rogan for a second. Not exactly the ESPN type, he oftentimes comes off brash, even obnoxious to some -he's far from polished. But when the man calls a PPV, he does so with supreme accuracy, expertise and delivers for his viewers an experience that keeps them coming back -hell, I keep coming back. What's more professional than that? The whole point of my article was not to belittle the efforts of the polished professionals who called our NCAA Semi's and Finals. It was to suggest (my opinion) that we can do better with whom we choose to have call our Super Bowl. I really don't think I'm crazy for thinking that. Food for thought: if Jason Bryant (or another polished wrestling broadcaster) were to call the SuperBowl or NBA Finals alongside Troy Aikman or Jeff Van Gundy the same way Amin and Johnson called the NCAA Finals...would NFL and NBA die-hards think something was fishy? or would they describe it as the best viewing experience they've ever had? No offense to Bryant (a seasoned pro) but I'm confident that if he called a formation wrong, incorrectly identified a player or simply just turned the broadcast into a snooze-fest, he would immediately be put on blast through social media. Why, as wrestling fans, can we not do the same? More food for thought: if Amin or Johnson had been calling UFC PPV's for the past 5 or so years, would the UFC be in the same place it is now? All just my two cents... *Sorry for the hypothetical, Jason. I like ya and know you would never call a formation wrong, big dog. :)
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    Bite the Hand that Feeds

    Ha, a stern talking to? The Flo bros generally love my wild card antics; they're not exactly worried about my interactions w/trolls on themat.com Nope, I'm being genuine here, Ocho. I know I ruffle some feathers with my opinions sometimes, and yea I'm pretty unapologetic about that...but I don't like clogging up these boards with petty fights all day (I'm sure Richard Immel hates me right now).
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    Bite the Hand that Feeds

    1) yes, you're a message boards troll. you try to get into arguments with poster after poster in thread after thread, you fancy yourself a maven on here for some reason 2) I didn't exactly rip ESPN's coverage of the tournament. I compliment their top-notch production, their distribution of their product, etc. I have plenty of great things to say about ESPN and plenty of not-so-great things to say about their commentary during the NCAA semi finals and finals broadcasts (the only ones I saw, the only ones I commented on) Don't take me too seriously though, NJWC. I mean no real harm. Heck, I even feel bad about insulting your intelligence in previous posts -I'll admit it: I have a tough time holding back when someone calls me a d-bag or "dolt." lol
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    Bite the Hand that Feeds

    1) yes, you're a message boards troll. you try to get into arguments with poster after poster in thread after thread, you fancy yourself a maven on here for some reason 2) I didn't exactly rip ESPN's coverage of the tournament. I compliment their top-notch production, their distribution of their product, etc. I have plenty of great things to say about ESPN and plenty of not-so-great things to say about their commentary during the NCAA semi finals and finals broadcasts (the only ones I saw) Don't take me too seriously though, NJWC. I mean no real harm. Heck, I even feel bad about insulting your intelligence in previous posts -I'll admit it: I have a tough time holding back when someone calls me a d-bag or "dolt." lol
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    Bite the Hand that Feeds

    Ahh I wrote too soon. You are right, PF -forgot it was the Jordan/Heil upset at Ironman that spawned our back n' forth. When NJWC said preseason tournament, I thought he was talking about the Heil/Pico match I wrote about. Must admit I do feel a bit foolish now. :( To NJWC: Historic HS Matchups? IDK...but Tyler Berger did win his second FloNationals title. Sam Krivus did too. They join this group of past 2x champs: Morgan McIntosh, Jason Tsirtsis, Joey Davis -all high school legends. And here's the list of posters who called you out for writing something ridiculous: ClarkSpring,LeshisMore, BigBrog, Township, LkwdSteve, Husker (Willie) Keep trolling my friend. All the best.
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    Bite the Hand that Feeds

    NJWC, I'm the fella who, along w/Willie Saylor and about half a dozen other posters, clowned you for not knowing the definition of simple words like "historic" and "legendary." You didn't (and still don't) seem to know anything about high school wrestling as the match you refer to is the Dean Heil v Aaron Pico match at Super 32. The match was not 1/1/1 and neither were sophomores at the time. I'm sure I already lost you with "Aaron Pico" though so I'll stop. Keep killin' it on the boards, man! I hear nothing but good things about you.
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    Flo Blows. Or Am I Wrong?

    Cletus, your billing problem -was it post All Star this year or All Star 2012? And has it been taken care of? If not, DM me your Flo username and email associated and I'll make sure support takes care of you today.
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    Mark Hall College Top 3

    ha the Superman a la Cam Newton! Mark Hall rocks
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    WHO IS DF?

    I was thinking the exact same thing.
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    WHO IS DF?

    DF's posts are pure gold. His "richest state champ" and "unwritten rules of wrestling" threads are timeless. Dude knows how to stir the pot. Keep em coming, DF!
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    Watch World Team Trials Live...

    Some of these complaints are warranted, those who've experienced billing issues do not deserve such treatment. We've recently overhauled, among other things, our support workflow so subscribers should be able to get the help they need. If you need help, you can contact us: at support@flocasts.zendesk.com HERE'S WHAT I CAN TELL YOU: Flowrestling will be putting together our greatest coverage ever for World Team Trials 2013. We've put plenty of resources and mind share behind this event, and we can guarantee that those who've Flo Pro subscriptions will get a top notch product -the best of the best. As far as reoccurring billing goes...well, it's the industry standard. Your cable/internet bill is reoccurring, netflix billing is reoccurring, BigTenNetwork billing is reoccurring...I could go on and on. JUST MAKE SURE YOU DON'T MISS THE BEST WRESTLING EVENT OF THE SUMMER LIVE. You'll regret it.
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    2013 Russian Nationals Videos

    Wanted to let all you international wrestling fanatics know that 2013 Russian Nationals videos are being uploaded on Flo hourly. 55kg and 66kg matches are already up. Here's the link if you want to keep up with all RN action through the weekend: http://www.flowrestling.org/coverage/250790-Russian-Nationals-2013/videos
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