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    dmm53 got a reaction from PSUMike in So long as we are trashing Rutgers...   
    Is it any better or worse than the "Fighting Quakers" (U Penn), which has got to be some of kind interesting oxymoron?
    https://www.thedp.com/article/2010/02/whats_in_the_quaker_name
     
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    dmm53 reacted to ionel in Separated at birth?   
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    dmm53 reacted to MNRodent in Separated at birth?   
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    dmm53 reacted to HurricaneWrestling2 in Separated at birth?   
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    dmm53 reacted to headshuck in Separated at birth?   
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    dmm53 got a reaction from fadzaev2 in Who is college wrestling's top heel in 2019?   
    Rumor has it that Gilman is lobbying to get on the voting list even though he is no longer a college wrestler.  He says he enjoys the infamy, attention, and platform.  He might warrant a Dishonorable Mention. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from TFBJR in So long as we are trashing Rutgers...   
    From the all-knowing (but often wrong) Wikipedia:
    Rutgers University's school color is scarlet. Initially, students sought to make orange the school color, citing Rutgers' Dutch heritage and in reference to the Prince of Orange. The Daily Targum first proposed that scarlet be adopted in May 1869, claiming that it was a striking color and because scarlet ribbon was easily obtained. During the first intercollegiate football game with Princeton on November 6, 1869, the players from Rutgers wore scarlet-colored turbans and handkerchiefs to distinguish them as a team from the Princeton players.[3]The Board of Trustees officially made scarlet the school colors in 1900.[3]
    In its early days, Rutgers athletes were known informally as "The Scarlet" in reference to the school color, or as "Queensmen" in reference to the institution's first name, Queen's College.[3] In 1925, the mascot was changed to Chanticleer, a fighting rooster from the medieval fable Reynard the Fox (Le Roman de Renart) which was used by Geoffrey Chaucer in the Canterbury Tales.[3] At the time, the student humour magazine at Rutgers was called Chanticleer, and one of its early arts editors, Ozzie Nelson (later of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet fame) was quarterback of the Rutgers team from 1924 to 1926.[18] The Chanticleer mascot was unveiled at a football game against Lafayette College, in which Lafayette was also introducing a new mascot, a leopard.[18] However, the choice of Chanticleer as a mascot was often the subject of ridicule because of its association with "being chicken."[19] In 1955, the mascot was changed to the Scarlet Knight after a campus-wide election, beating out other contenders such as "Queensmen", the "Scarlet", the "Red Lions", the "Redmen" and the "Flying Dutchmen."[3][20] Earlier proposed nicknames included "Pioneers" and "Cannoneers". When Harvey Harman, then coach of the football team, was asked why he supported changing the Rutgers mascot, he was quoted as saying, "You can call it the Chanticleer, you can call it a fighting ****, you can call it any damn thing you want, but everybody knows it's a chicken."[21] Harman later is said to have bought the first "Scarlet Knight" mascot costume for the 1955 season, which was to be his final season as football coach at Rutgers
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    dmm53 got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling2 in Fix vs Suriano reffing will go down in history like Heflin vs Zeerip   
    The match was a new form of collective torture: for the two wrestlers, the fans in the hall, the fans online, the coaches, the replay reviewers, the rankers, the parents of the wrestlers, the teammates, the dogs  of fans  waiting to go for a walk at the break between matches, and even the referees.  
    The metaphysical (or theological if you buy that kind of nonsense) plan may have been to break the record for the length of time these two guys wrestled at "Whose #1" several years ago.   
    How long did the match actually last from start to finish (including all the stoppages)?  Any guesses?  The  prize for winner of the guessing game is that they don't have to watch it again.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from ThorsteinV in Ryan Deakin   
    It's all just a counterfactual discussion.   We'll never know.  It's more interesting to me how guys will fare in the future rather than matchup in the past anyway.  
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    dmm53 got a reaction from jon in New Flo Rankings   
    One among many of FLO's false or misleading claims (to put it lightly) that Spey defends.   I could easily share many more.
    Erin Phillips <erin@flosports.tv>   Dec 26, 2017 at 8:15 PM I passed along the information you shared with the wrestling team. As far as your second question regarding comments, those will be coming back to the site soon (including all old comments.    Thanks and have a great new year,   On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 2:46 PM, FloSports <no-reply@wufoo.com> wrote:  
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Housebuye in 100% Bonus Rate   
    Minor correction:  I think Nolf is 13-0 with 9 pins and Nickal is 12-0 with 9 pins after the Scuffle.  Wrestlestat didn't include the last couple bouts for both of them last time I looked.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from treep2000 in The Southern Scuffle Thread   
    Emotional Forfeit.   That's pretty funny.   It suggests a whole range of possibilities and subcategories:  revenge forfeit, spite forfeit, narcissistic forfeit, apathetic forfeit, hunger forfeit, agoraphobic forfeit, etc.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling2 in The Southern Scuffle Thread   
    Semifinals are supposed to be at noon (Eastern):
    Wednesday, January 2nd 9:00 a.m. Doors Open for Spectators 10:00 a.m. 5th Round of Consolation 12:00 p.m. Championship Semifinals   Consolation Quarterfinals 2:00 p.m.* Consolation Semifinals 7:00 p.m. Championship Finals & Medal Matches
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    dmm53 got a reaction from GenralLee in The Southern Scuffle Thread   
    Semifinals are supposed to be at noon (Eastern):
    Wednesday, January 2nd 9:00 a.m. Doors Open for Spectators 10:00 a.m. 5th Round of Consolation 12:00 p.m. Championship Semifinals   Consolation Quarterfinals 2:00 p.m.* Consolation Semifinals 7:00 p.m. Championship Finals & Medal Matches
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    dmm53 got a reaction from BigTenFanboy in Let's Scuffle (brackets out)   
    https://gomocs.com/documents/2018/12/31//Brackets.pdf
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    dmm53 got a reaction from jchapman in Iowa looks horrible   
    Ben Askren   @Benaskren · 4h   Is Iowa’s new tactic to get a lead in the first period then stall the last 2 periods?
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Gantry in Midlands/Scuffle Brackets   
    Right.  Guess they are trying send a signal that you have to really "earn" your seed, even though Brooks has won two tournaments this year and is gray shirting (or whatever color it is) at the Olympic Training Center.   I think Kevin Jackson will be in his corner for the matches.   
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    dmm53 got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling2 in Gilman quote from Worlds evaluation   
    Cocky self-confidence needs to give way to calm self-less confidence.  
    It happens with the great figures in sports, politics, art, and other areas.  
    But it is very rare.
    Gilman is too tethered to his tiny world organized around the conscious grasping ego.  
    Most folks learn this lesson late   . . . too late.
    Wake up, Thomas.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from SetonHallPirate in Mueller back for UVa?   
    It's indeed Mueller time! 
    And he is going to take down, lock up, and get the fall on his overweight competitor who only uses Russian ties and illegal holds and cheats at every imaginable opportunity.
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    dmm53 reacted to HurricaneWrestling2 in Separated at birth?   
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    dmm53 reacted to BigTenFanboy in Separated at birth?   
    Vitu Arujau and Christian Pyles
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    dmm53 got a reaction from LCpl Schmuckatelli in Gilman quote from Worlds evaluation   
    Cocky self-confidence needs to give way to calm self-less confidence.  
    It happens with the great figures in sports, politics, art, and other areas.  
    But it is very rare.
    Gilman is too tethered to his tiny world organized around the conscious grasping ego.  
    Most folks learn this lesson late   . . . too late.
    Wake up, Thomas.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Perry in Gilman quote from Worlds evaluation   
    Cocky self-confidence needs to give way to calm self-less confidence.  
    It happens with the great figures in sports, politics, art, and other areas.  
    But it is very rare.
    Gilman is too tethered to his tiny world organized around the conscious grasping ego.  
    Most folks learn this lesson late   . . . too late.
    Wake up, Thomas.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from pish6969 in RBY Gets Ranked   
    I just looked at FLO's rankings.  They seem arguably  to get 197 and P4P wrong.   Shakur drops to #7 after a win.  He has bonus-ed everyone.  Meanwhile  Venz loses twice and goes to #4.  
    As for P4P, Hall beat Valencia and stays at #7 while Valencia stays at #3.  Hall has finished first and second and beaten ZV twice.  Valencia has finished first and third.  Flo will say that Hall has other losses (which is true) but they often just select criteria a bit arbitrarily.  It's not that their rankings are irrational; it's that they are selectively rational.  I get it though: there will always be arguments about this stuff: by its very nature it involves some subjectivity.   The best approach is just to be transparent with one's criteria.
    Why the heck is Nick Reenan #3 at 184.  He has 17 losses in his career.  and 0 wins at NCAAs.  I repeat 0 wins.  Rasheed is a returning AA at a higher weight.  
     
    Rank Grade Name School Previous Rank 1 SR Myles Martin Ohio State 1 2 SR Emery Parker Illinois 2 3 SO Nick Reenan NC State 7 4 SO Taylor Venz Nebraska 3 5 SR Drew Foster UNI 4 6 SR Zachary Zavatsky Virginia Tech 5 7 SR Shakur Rasheed Penn State 6 8 SO Max Dean Cornell 11 9 FR Lou Deprez Binghamton 10 10 SR Chip Ness North Carolina 13 11 SR Ryan Preisch Lehigh 8 12 JR Corey Hazel Lock Haven 9 13 FR Nino Bonaccorsi Pittsburgh 12 14 SR Nick Gravina Rutgers NR
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Jaysus in Undefeated wrestlers remaining 125 lbs. — 157 lbs.   
    It's not too early to pay attention to the war of attrition occurring within the ranks of the undefeated, especially since the rate will likely increase soon with the upcoming holiday tournaments.   And it might also provide a sense of who is left standing in the hunt for the Hodge Trophy.  
    125
      Nick Piccininni Oklahoma State Jr.                       Jack Mueller        
                  133
     
      Stevan Micic Michigan Jr.                     141
      Yianni Diakomihalis Cornell So.                                                 149
      Anthony Ashnault Rutgers Sr.                     157
      Jason Nolf Penn State Sr.                      
     
     
     
       
     
     
     
     
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