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  1. On 6/24/2021 at 1:26 PM, Wrestleknownothing said:

    CP addressed this week. He said Ollie is part of the marketing department not the content department and he just didn't want to do FRL anymore, but maybe he would drop in once in a while.

    Looks like I beat you to the scoop! 

  2. On 6/14/2021 at 11:42 AM, nhs67 said:

    Any further details on it?  I didn't mind the guy.  As a character he's a bit more fun to listen to than many MANY other wrestling podcasts.

    CP just said on air that Ollie moved into the marketing department of FloSports and doesn't have time to appear on the podcast anymore. 

  3. On 6/14/2021 at 11:42 AM, nhs67 said:

    Any further details on it?  I didn't mind the guy.  As a character he's a bit more fun to listen to than many MANY other wrestling podcasts.

    I listened to the episodes this week, and didn't hear any mention of Ollie. I also didn't mind him. Since Willie left, the in-person crew more or less have been waiting from CP to call on them then mostly agreeing with CP. Askren often disagrees with or prods CP, but has a little bit of a delay because he calls in. Sometimes when he tries to interject or push back against something another person on the panel has said, Ben gets cut off or cuts off someone else making a point. 

    Ollie, in-person, would at least have more "hot takes" and interesting talking points than the rest of the crew. 

    Two days a week for 45-60 minutes is plenty of wrestling talk for this time of year. Maybe do a mega show after the Olympics. 

  4. 35 minutes ago, hammerlockthree said:

    Who is ollie?

    One of the characters on the Flo podcast carousel. Off the top of my head, he was there for a few months then suddenly disappeared. Earlier this week, Askren asked if Ollie was showing up for the show and Pyles said something like "he won't be for a while." 

  5. Was he mad that they put Eireman on the clock near the end? It seemed like a pretty standard passivity call to me. Demas was trying to overhook or something and Eireman had his head in the chest. After Eireman cleared the tie he took about 3 steps straight back. 

    That's double passive. Eireman avoided wrestling by blocking then backing up. 

  6. 12 hours ago, GoNotQuietly said:

    Roman Vlasov went unconscious in a front headlock at Rio and they woke him up and he won, right?



    Vlasov went out in the 2016 Rio semis. His opponent got to keep the 2 points on the exposure, received no caution, and was not put into par terre. Contrast that to Rau who did not get to keep his points, was given a caution +2, and was put in par terre. Earlier in the 2021 USA OTT, Valencia put Nate Jackson completely asleep and did not receive a caution either. 

    In real time, the Rau caution +2 and being put in par terre blew my mind. Multiple times in that same tournament they did not caution the offending wrestler. 



  7. 19 minutes ago, NJDan said:

    Is that really the number? 

    Also, does anyone know how he chose Askren for an opponent. I mean, it's not as if Askren is all that famous (or is he?)

    Off the top of my head, that's ballpark the real number. Paul chose Askren when Dillon Danis declined. All according to what Askren has said on various podcasts, as my memory serves. 

  8. 1 hour ago, jross said:

    Joe’s move looked fine from the peanut gallery.  There were several choke outs before Joe’s match and it seemed to me like the ref was hyper aware and cautious as result.  

    Zahid chokes Nate Jackson out cold, gets to keep the first 2 points and only loses the second 2 points. It seems unfair that this is unrelated event significantly impacted Rau's bid to make the Olympic team. 

    I'm not a big Rau fan or anything. Even after being put in par terre, Rau had a chance to defend Stefanowicz's gut (he didn't) then got his own chance on top in the next half (he didn't score). So this was very much still in Rau's hands... but as a non-Greco guy this was a real head scratcher. 

  9. 21 hours ago, Relentless125 said:

    I think the caution and +2 was because Rau didn't stop when the ref blew the whistle both times. It wasn't specifically because of the position. In that position however, I don't believe it should have been stopped in the first place. Unless there was something else going on we couldn't see.

    All cautions are +2 in Greco, I believe. The ref did warn Rau about it early in the match alongside some top tier finger wagging. Rau got put back down, I assume, because the foul happened on the knees in a front headlock which internationally is par terre even though folkstyle fans would consider that "neutral."

  10. When Bo spanked Zahid during the match the ref didn't award a caution, and apparently @Jaroslav Hasek lost his mind. When Zahid choked Nate Jackson unconscious in a Russian roll, the ref took away some of Zahid's exposure points but didn't award a caution. When Joe Rau put Stefanowicz in a front head pinch, and the refs stopped it twice, the second time giving caution +2 and putting Rau in par terre. 

    Were all of these cautions? None? Some? The Stefanowicz one stuck out to me for how severe the penalty was vs. the infraction. Rau did the front head pinch the way you're supposed to (super tight) and the refs not only took it away but gave Stefanowicz 2 points and put Rau in par terre. That penalty is not commensurate with the infraction in my opinion. In the 2016 75kg semis, Starcevic put Vlasov out cold and they gave Starcevic 2 points for it. Are the US officials doing this wrong? 


  11. 15 minutes ago, wrestlingnerd said:

    Dake chest wrap throw for 4. Then Chamizo double for 4 out of bounds. I can't remember if Dake threw JB in their first encounter ever during the 2nd of best of 3 to make the World team or if that was just 2. The throw ended off the mat.

    USA Wrestling had a special over time rule for that tournament as opposed to criteria. Under the FILA criteria rules at the time, Dake's throw would have put him in the lead. 

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