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    russelscout got a reaction from Relentless125 in Worst Losers   
    I have said this a few times. Flo wants to push this kind of stuff, ie. Downey, but I think in doing that they could lose sight on how many people love wrestling because of the stoic principles related to the sport and who view it as pure. It may bring in a few more eyes to the content now, but how long before it forces a large contingent away?

    With UFC, I think you are already starting to see diminishing returns. You have someone like McGregor come along and UFC sells the hype and antics, and it works great, but now that is the product they need to sell and what the people want. Interest will be lost if someone doesn't come along who is more boisterous; more outrageous. It will just get more and more stupid until no one wants to watch it as a sport any more.

    Selling the drama is a great plan short term. Selling the sport is better long term. JMO
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    russelscout got a reaction from southend in The thing about covid not enough people are talking about (somewhat wrestling related)   
    Ahh, another thumb in the eye for the fat acceptance movement. Those people cant catch a break.
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    russelscout got a reaction from Doc_Hfuhruhurr in Best Losers   
    Respect to Rulon, but with a reasonable rule set he never loses.
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    russelscout got a reaction from drag it in Worst Losers   
    I have said this a few times. Flo wants to push this kind of stuff, ie. Downey, but I think in doing that they could lose sight on how many people love wrestling because of the stoic principles related to the sport and who view it as pure. It may bring in a few more eyes to the content now, but how long before it forces a large contingent away?

    With UFC, I think you are already starting to see diminishing returns. You have someone like McGregor come along and UFC sells the hype and antics, and it works great, but now that is the product they need to sell and what the people want. Interest will be lost if someone doesn't come along who is more boisterous; more outrageous. It will just get more and more stupid until no one wants to watch it as a sport any more.

    Selling the drama is a great plan short term. Selling the sport is better long term. JMO
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    russelscout reacted to Coach_J in Trouble in Hippieland   
    Two to ten will cramp his training schedule!
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    russelscout got a reaction from pamela in Boise st drops baseball...   
    Schools cutting sports isnt new. Maybe the entire system that we are trying to cling on to is inefficient. Unfortunately, the market is speaking and wrestling is not the winner. Id really hate to support anything that doesnt fully support itself. That would be socialism, wouldnt it? Cant have that.
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    russelscout reacted to Plasmodium in Boise st drops baseball...   
    It is likely the NCAA bureaucracy itself couldn't survive without football money.  That theory may get tested.  If the entire system crashes, it will get rebooted to a leaner system.
     
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    russelscout reacted to boconnell in Boise st drops baseball...   
    A dozen football programs earn tremendous amounts of money.  100 football programs earn decent amounts but spend absurd amounts trying to keep up with the dozen.  At those dozen schools so much money is earned it pays for all non-revenue sports at those schools.  And revenue sharing for the conference mates of those dozen pays for non-revenue sports at lots of other schools.  
    Football may get all, but without it, their would be nothing for half the D1 college athletes that play sports other than football and basketball.  The entire system would crash without the money earned off of football.  If wrestling wants more they simply have to figure out how to earn billions in TV money.
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    russelscout reacted to pamela in Boise st drops baseball...   
    Hey snowflake get your SOFT qualitative valuations out of here, sports should be measured solely on PROFITABILITY just like the bottom line of a BUSINESS, that’s how free-market capitalism works! I do not support SOCIALIST organizations! Now please provide institutional funding for my unprofitable sport of choice ASAP!!!!!
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    russelscout got a reaction from pamela in Boise st drops baseball...   
    How is profit measured in these non-profit entities? There are clearly positive intangible effects of having a successful team. Are those effects measured? If not, would a team in the red, but returns a high amount of intangible value be more or less valuable than a team that is in the black, but returns very little intangible value? I am genuinely curious because frankly, the discussion about profitability doesn't make sense to me.
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    russelscout got a reaction from GranbyTroll in Worst Losers   
    Nope. It absolutely does NOT qualify as a slam. Metcalf didnt lift him to that position. 
    RULE 7, SEC. 1, ART. 1: A slam is lifting and returning an opponent to the mat with unnecessary force. This infraction may be committed by a contestant in either the top or bottom position on the mat, as well as during a takedown. A slam shall be called without hesitation.
     
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    russelscout reacted to headshuck in Worst Losers   
    I’ve maintained that Metcalf was trying to help Caldwell rotate through the flip to stick the 10 pt landing.
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    russelscout got a reaction from Housebuye in Boise st drops baseball...   
    Hmmmm. Something tells me you have an agenda outside of just the wrestling issue.... just a hunch.
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    russelscout got a reaction from pamela in Boise st drops baseball...   
    Hmmmm. Something tells me you have an agenda outside of just the wrestling issue.... just a hunch.
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    russelscout got a reaction from Jim L in 2009 NCAA Champions   
    Ahh, I love wrestling more than I love Hawkeye wrestling. Its good to see some of those other schools get a title, especially since we have just so damn many :)
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    russelscout got a reaction from nom in 2009 NCAA Champions   
    10 weights, 10 schools. Love it!
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    russelscout reacted to Housebuye in Fresno St. under investigation   
    I’m not sure where this ends up, and I’m not a fan of strip clubs personally (I just find them uncomfortable), but man this seems silly.
    Our fear of sexualization is something we should work on in the US 
     
     
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    russelscout got a reaction from gimpeltf in Fresno St. under investigation   
    If calling an 18 year old an adult which the law defines it as or the implications of the meaning of the word "if" is just to confusing for you, then I dont know what to tell you. Yes, others may have questioned me, but once I clarified what I meant it was no biggie because I didnt disagree with them. 
    You on the other hand just jump at an opportunity to compare me to a president you obviously dont like, and accuse me of moving the goalposts even though I simply added clarification that makes sense i.e. adults under the law are 18 and I meant adult as the literal/legal interpretation or "if" implies that the criteria I stated must be met before the rest of the statements are true. Neither are backtracked, but it needed some clarification. You refusal to accept that at face value like everyone else just shows how desperate you are to "win".
    Your comparison to programming is silly though. A system is not the same as a single isolated comment. I imagine systems are not finished off the cuff in some quick manner. It probably takes weeks, months, years to do something perfect(idk, im not a programmer). A statement thrown out there is not the same, and some people are mature enough to have back and forth convos like adults. You on the other hand take peoples words as final to your own interpretation, so you can try to win the argument. Grow up.
    Congrats on being a computer programmer though. Pretty obvious what kind of person we are dealing with here when it took you 12 hours to find a way to shoehorn in your career which you are oh so proud of as some kind of evidence for why I am out of line. 
     
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    russelscout reacted to AKHUNTER in Is this year gonna happen? What then?   
    A LOT of Phys Ed. teachers today absolutely suck........... teaching NO skills or fundamental body movement. I now see a lot of grown young men not having even a clue how to properly throw a a freakin ball. Frankly it sounds like your family member is one of these type.
    Properly teaching Phys ed. is plenty of work.
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    russelscout reacted to uncle bernard in USA In Trouble   
    The reason you go to examples like Gandhi is because he sets an impossible standard for all other advocates of social change. Not everybody who wants to improve society has the ability to live up the actions of a world-historical figure like Gandhi. But setting him as the standard gives you an easy way of avoiding the substance of this debate. "Oh you want to help the poor? Why don't you give them all of YOUR money?" and "Oh you want to raise taxes on the 1%? Why don't you pay extra taxes yourself?"
    It's a ridiculous line of thinking. If I'm walking down the street and I give $10 to a homeless man, I'm not a hypocrite because I didn't hand over my banking information and tell him to have at it.
    In summary, you are a living embodiment of this meme.
     

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    russelscout got a reaction from whaletail in USA In Trouble   
    *gasp*
    You dirty commie.
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    russelscout got a reaction from whaletail in USA In Trouble   
    So? An evaluation of society is valuable and necessary before you can make changes.
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    russelscout got a reaction from whaletail in USA In Trouble   
    Which unfortunately is a fault in your judgment I am unable to get over :)
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    russelscout got a reaction from jchapman in USA Wrestling--Black Male Athletes' Experience   
    Gotchya, thanks for clarifying
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    russelscout reacted to Idaho in So what's the deal with your screen name?   
    Yes - it is officially unofficial. 
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