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Jaroslav Hasek

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  1. anyone else getting nothing? computers been restarted, logged off and on multiple times, nothing will load. kind of a bummer.
  2. "arguing" they way you did shows a lot more than weakness. the conspiracy theories about bracket rigging are one thing. even "arguing" about robles supposed passivity should be fair game. but mocking a kid with CP shows you are either clinically autistic and have no capacity for empathy or sensitivity, or are just a straight horrible person with no character whatsoever. i guess at this point i am engaging in a troll. my apologies.
  3. i made my comment before watching the video in tripster's post. im sorry i did now. would delete if i could. incredibly poor taste to use that video in the context that it was. literally shameful.
  4. maybe gadisov should cut off one of his legs and try and win at a lower weight class. JUST KIDDING! :-)
  5. why not just multiply every point total by 10? then it would be easy to remember how many points the moves are worth but those final scores would be huge! better yet, multiply ever point by 1000! then wrestling would be the highest scoring sport in the olympics!
  6. for the record i dont consider this trolling. its quite entertaining. i like the idea of linking the rose revolution and the de facto annexation of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by Russia to an as yet undiscovered international conspiracy to very slightly alter the odds of a tiny, mostly unknown Caucasian country's chances of winning a couple more olympic medals in a sport the IOC wants to drop from the games. if tom clancy ever runs out of ideas, someone should direct him to this board.
  7. so john mccain and sarah palin rigged the 2012 olympic wrestling brackets to help out their pals in Gerogia? ok i get it now. it all makes sense.
  8. Hah! Georgia? you really think anyone cares if Georgia wins one or two more Olympic medals in wrestling? like someone is going to spend all the time and money to rig brackets AND cover it up so no one finds about it (besides tripster of course), is quite funny to me. the IOC cares about the big developing countries that aren't yet so involved in the games. So china got an Olympics. Brazil will get one next. Then they may turn their attention to India, south east asia, etc. but yeah, FILA is saved and wrestling will stay in the Olympics because of all the pro Georgia bracket rigging. no one cares if the US wins more medals, let alone tiny ex soviet Georgia. oh man, very funny. thanks for the laugh.
  9. espn is available for free? then what am i paying my cable provider for?
  10. i didnt see it as a jab against the US. if anything, tripster's comment is implying that Herbert was the better wrestler, and we shouldn't let a bad rule cause an unjust outcome. anyway, whatever example you use to illustrate the point, i'd concur, or at least temper my judgement to "ill-advised", or maybe illogical, given that TDs used to be worth less and the tech threshold used to be higher. was there ever any explanation for why they changed both those values in opposite directions at the same time?
  11. ok, valid fears, but what about the proposed changes are going to bastardize the tournament? also, why is the current system so perfect? to truly find the best wrestler, you wouldn't limit the tournament to one wrestler per team, or to only D1 wrestlers, or require that the athletes be enrolled in a school to begin with. no one is proposing we chuck the baby out with the bathwater. whats the legitimate worst scenario you can imagine should the changes take place?
  12. are people really worried that the popularity of the individual tournament is going to suffer because of the change in the way they award the team trophy? is the concern that the wrestlers will somehow suffer, or not preform as well? i dont get what the problem is. and the way you can trust that espn knows what they are doing is they are worth about, oh, lets say 50 billion dollars. they also pay a lot of people a lot of money to figure out ways to grow a 50 billion dollar business in a competitive marketplace. please, lets not worry so much about the precious, fragile, individual tournament. its not going anywhere. they will also have a tournament to find out who the best college wrestlers are.
  13. yeah, those are some good points as to why the olympics aren't the greatest showcase for athletics. but if sport idealism meant letting the best person win no matter what, then you wouldn't want to limit each country to just one wrestler. so FILA and the world championships really aren't much better than the IOC.
  14. exactly. go to the major sports websites, espn, cbssports, etc. college wrestling doesn't even show up as a category in "other" or "olympic" sports. but college baseball does. cycling does. lacrosse does. if wrestling can't keep pace with lacrosse, an expensive regional sport with comparatively low HS participation numbers, then it is going backwards. televised sports are exploding and wrestling needs to be part of that. espn, nbc sports, big 10 network, everyone wants more school v school programming in 2 hours blocks. they don't want the all day tournaments. not yet anyway. but grow the dual meet rivalries and team dual tournament and maybe soon they will. the model is there and other sports are taking advantage of it. wrestling isn't, to it's detriment. i know change is scary but wrestlers are tough folks. they can handle some minor alterations to their competition schedules.
  15. excellent post. thank you for sharing. and the the quote above is really all anyone should need to know. espn wants a product, and that product is two colleges competing for 1.5 to 2 hours. the wrestling community should help them deliver that product. no one is asking for drastic changes. there are no weight classes being removed and no changes to rule book. its an exciting time for college wrestling.
  16. i think this is a great idea too. trying new things is a good idea. its not like you dont get to keep the sports history. that never goes away (hence, "history"). anything that emphasizes the team is good. to find the right mix, i would do everything until the team is obviously over emphasized, then dial it back a bit to proper level. its not like wrestling will ever stop being an individual sport no matter how the formats are changes. not until they allow tag-teams anyway. if you think the current system it perfect, great, im glad you enjoyed all those years of perfection. now its time to change things up to see if we can grow the sport again.
  17. at the start of the thread, you couldn't if Gatsalov and Cormier ever wrestled each other. now you're saying that when they did wrestled it defined both their careers. so i guess that means you didn't know much about either wrestler until just now?
  18. you can only be trolled if you get upset. if youre having a good time then its just engaging in some silliness. but yes, its an obvious ATTEMPT at trolling.
  19. guys, i'm just saying that when Cael was 19 years old, and wrestling 184, its possible he could have lost to the best 197 pounders in the country. just a normal thing to say to start a fun conversation with wrestling pals.
  20. except the thread you started mentions a 3 year period, not sanderson's freshman year.
  21. this is important to remember. the NCAA serves at the behest of the school presidents. the presidents more or less keep things the way they are because it keeps the alumni money rolling in (and now TV money, but thats kind of a separate issue), and no one wants to rock the boat. im not defending the NCAA in the slightest, but if you disbanded it tomorrow, something similar would just take it's place. it goes alumni>presidents>NCAA, not the other way around.
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