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  1. Couple this with what happened leading up to WTT in Raleigh last year and you have your answer in terms of being friends... Did you enjoy PDIII being the USA rep at worlds at 86k? Why did that happen? Why did DT suddenly know Monday morning (but not Saturday morning, or even weeks earlier) that he was having a knee operation that would end his season? If DT and coaches had been more forthcoming (i.e., had not lied) to the world, much less their "friend" and "teammate," about the injury, Bo goes 86 at Raleigh and eventually gets the spot, probably medals at worlds and would be sitting, rested, in the finals of OTT, waiting for the tournament champ.
  2. Well, it SEEMS that Bo was asked and agreed to accept the position to replace PDIII, and then when Flo told DT about it, DT nixed the matchup. Hence, MyMar. I guess Flo shoulda checked with DT first before offering Bo.
  3. Flo was started as a somewhat romantic notion operated out of a van and funded by donations. It grew through the efforts of the Brothers Flo and others including Bader and Joe, eventually adding Willie, who was fresh off of being named wrestling media guy of the year. Willie brought to Flo the editorial chops and rankings presence it did not have before then. Will later brought in Pyles, Holmes, and others. Then the Flo brothers (understandably) wanted to monetize and allowed VC in. With VC came lawyers, one in particular by the name of Paul Hurdlow has been particularly damaging to Flo. Hurdlow insinuated himself into management and put his imprint on Flo’s culture, and that meant using the lawyer’s tools. Contracts. Non-competes for already-employed people. Lawsuits. Then Flo started suing everyone in sight. From individuals taping their kids at Flo events, to putative competitors, to corporate “partners” (Oklahoma State) to Martin Flo and Willie. No one is safe from Flo’s litigious bent. You wonder why Flo is not given access by many programs? Why they, the biggest wrestling media outlet, have an antagonistic relationship with their fans, wrestlers and coaches? Because people aren’t stupid that’s why. Flo’s sharp practices have not gone unnoticed. One of the few Flo partners remaining is USA Wrestling which (a) is desperate for money and (b) has historically terrible leadership with poor judgment. Flo is indeed a sinking ship, at least in the wrestling realm. Their business model is built on exclusive event rights, and those are dwindling. If USA Wrestling pulls the plug on Flo in favor of CBS/Track, they will be done.
  4. B10 (14) 78 = 5.57 per school ACC (6) 37 = 6.17 MAC (8) 27 = 3.38 PAC12 (6) 17 = 2.83 SoCon (7) 13 = 1.86 EIWA (16) 47 = 2.94 EWL (7) 14 = 2 B12 (10) 53 = 5.3
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