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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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    dmm53 got a reaction from Housebuye in Four Finesilvers Finish First   
    Was just being alliterative.  And, yes, it is a bit misleading.  
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    dmm53 got a reaction from TobusRex in Shut Up Casey Cunningham.....   
    A point was taken from the ref's final score for unsportsmanlike conduct.  So the meet ended up:  PSU 42, Lehigh 0, Referee -1.  
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    dmm53 got a reaction from danoftw in #FireBrands?   
    Keep Brands at Iowa.  Some folks enjoy watching him live through disappointment and finishing second, or third, or fourth, or  . . .  #schadenfreude
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    dmm53 got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling2 in #FireBrands?   
    Keep Brands at Iowa.  Some folks enjoy watching him live through disappointment and finishing second, or third, or fourth, or  . . .  #schadenfreude
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Housebuye in 100% Bonus Rate   
    Yes, for 8 total matches.   In order to qualify, one reasonably needs to wrestle at least 15 or, better, 20 matches.   There have been plenty of guys who have bonused or even pinned 8 guys in a row.  
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    dmm53 got a reaction from Bigboi Trained in Bobby Knight   
    Knight was and is toxic to the core.  He had the fight of many a medieval knight but none of the honor, dignity, or nobility. I enjoyed reading this article (below) about him.  Almost everything I have read or seen about him characterizes him as a disgrace. 
    If there was ever any doubt about Bob Knight’s irrelevance and bitterness, he confirmed both on Friday.
    Knight, who lost touch with modern college basketball and common decency long ago, reaffirmed his despicable personality with some classless quotes on “The Dan Patrick Show.” 
    “I hope they’re all dead,” Knight, a man who makes the Grinch seem like the Pope, told Patrick when cued up about his former bosses at Indiana.
    It’s those people who rightfully booted a lifelong bully out the door at IU in 2000. They moved on. Knight’s incapable of doing so, harboring anger and acidity that he’ll die with. Patrick brought to mind the fact that some of those people Knight wished dead might still be alive. When given the chance to walk back such a disgusting sentiment, Knight did what he’s always done: dug in his heels and made himself look worse in the process. 
    “Well, I hope the rest of them go,” Knight said.
    They’ll go, just as the 76-year-old Knight will, eventually. But they’ll all die knowing they did the right thing. Knight can’t claim the same. The man singularly responsible for telling Knight he was no longer going to coach in Bloomington: the respected, departed Myles Brand, who died in 2009 from cancer. He was Indiana’s president then. In the years since, Brand has been proven correct. 
    Knight’s legacy has only been soiled by his own accord. 
    Knight, the mascot of a man-child for the worst of the worst when it comes to mental and verbal abuse in the coaching culture of yesteryear, was once placed alongside John Wooden as the greatest college basketball coach in history. In the December of his life, he has watched his protege, Mike Krzyzewski, breeze past him in that standing. This is a man who reached the Sweet 16 once in his final 13 years of coaching, a tyrant who sputtered off the sport’s sidelines before underwhelming as an unprepared color analyst.  
    Now Knight’s only redeeming quality is his still-evident influence and brilliant innovation of the motion offense. Everything else about him carries a stench of rage, irrationality and contempt. He is a bitter, aging man who is incapable of letting go. Knight still holds in contempt those who had the audacity, in his mind, to push him out in Bloomington. He hasn’t returned since. And never will.
    “On my dying day, I will think about how great the fans at Indiana were,” Knight said, speaking to an imaginary contingent, a faction of supporters who are a fraction of the size in reality to what he believes exists. “And as far as the hierarchy at Indiana University at that time, I have absolutely no respect whatsoever for those people. With that in mind, I have no interest in ever going back to that university.”
    Indiana shouldn’t welcome him. In fact, in light of Knight’s abhorrent quotes to millions over public radio on Friday, the school should ban him for life. Endorsing the deaths of school administrators is crossing the line. Knight lived far too long doing what he wanted to do, saying what he wanted to say, choking who he wanted to choke. Indiana can let his memory linger with whatever trophies and photos adorn Assembly Hall, but let that be it. Knight thinks he’s won by cutting ties with IU. Truth is, Indiana’s too good for Knight now. In the 17 years since the divorce, the school has moved on, but been willing to welcome him back. That can end now. Bob Knight is not Basketball Jesus in Indiana, and he isn’t worthy of a homecoming. 
    His style of coaching is going extinct, his force of personality fades further into irrelevance, and with these latest remarks, Knight’s place in college basketball and at Indiana University is no longer worthy of discussion. Let him live out his days in isolated anger, punching at ghosts, while the rest of the sport and the place he helped build leaves him behind.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from 2td3nf in AWL   
    13-11 Oliver won.  He got a strange 5 point thrown on the edge and then mostly just ran away (evaded) the last two minutes.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in Taylor wins   
    Part 2 of the match analysis:
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from spladle08 in Taylor wins   
    Americans are almost always better conditioned than foreign guys.   But muscle mass slows one day; it requires more oxygen to the blood to sustain over time. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from flanders in Iowa vs. Purdue (BTN) - 1 PM today   
    No Spencer Lee in the lineup.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from swoopdown in Taylor wins   
    Part 2 of the match analysis:
     
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    dmm53 got a reaction from jon in Worst Dual ever?   
    Seth Gross sold us on one big match last year.   Kudos for his courage.
    This year, might he (and/or more likely others) have:
    (a) Sold out for an Internet sell-out? (It's patently absurd to believe that Gross, his coaches, and/or FLO didn't know he was being held out earlier in the week.  Meanwhile the hype machine and sales department continued the unremitting promotion of the match.)
    (b) Sold their respective souls in a (Daton) "Fixed" process to which some folks in the wrestling community are now complicit? 
    (c) Been played by soul-less powers in the increasingly commercial wrestling world in order to play along with the hype even if he was injured, overweight or, gasp!, having his seed protected ahead of time by overly-cautious coaches? 
    (d) Or, might there be another yet-to-be-fathomed or manufactured explanation/justification for this last minute debacle?  (See Saudi Arabia's ridiculous and ever-changing and evolving recent excuses for a rough, if inexact, analogy.)
    Stay tuned.  The card and cads are not yet revealed.  Please do not blindly believe what the three-letter commercial powers tell you; they have financial interests and have become the de facto State TV of NCAA wrestling.  Hell, they don't even allow feedback on their website as they seek to secure a monopoly. Funny, how the upstarts always tend to betray their own origins.
    Aside:  Gross wrestled last weekend.   This is quite possibly a reprise of the strategy that was followed with Thomasello and others last year.  They wrestle the easier matches and are encouraged or required by coaches to sit out the tougher ones.  FLO has been generally critical of this kind of thing, except when their self-selected "stars" are involved. 
    Fact: FLO is way too close to wrestlers, coaches, and the powers-that-be to be objective in their reporting.  They do a great job of promoting the sport (and should be commended for this) but a pretty mediocre job (at best) of actually being journalists -- a much tougher task requiring objectivity and more.  FLO, for example, is very critical of the Russians (which is deserved) but soft (to put it mildly) on the internal domestic scene, coddling up to teams, stars, fans, and sponsors—drinking, dining, traveling with, and befriending them on a regular and ongoing basis. 
    There is literally no separation between their "embedded" status on the team buses, planes, hotels, and locker rooms and their actual reporting.  Even the most detached Zen-like or scientific mind would be compromised in such situations.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from KSchlosser in Worst Dual ever?   
    Seth Gross sold us on one big match last year.   Kudos for his courage.
    This year, might he (and/or more likely others) have:
    (a) Sold out for an Internet sell-out? (It's patently absurd to believe that Gross, his coaches, and/or FLO didn't know he was being held out earlier in the week.  Meanwhile the hype machine and sales department continued the unremitting promotion of the match.)
    (b) Sold their respective souls in a (Daton) "Fixed" process to which some folks in the wrestling community are now complicit? 
    (c) Been played by soul-less powers in the increasingly commercial wrestling world in order to play along with the hype even if he was injured, overweight or, gasp!, having his seed protected ahead of time by overly-cautious coaches? 
    (d) Or, might there be another yet-to-be-fathomed or manufactured explanation/justification for this last minute debacle?  (See Saudi Arabia's ridiculous and ever-changing and evolving recent excuses for a rough, if inexact, analogy.)
    Stay tuned.  The card and cads are not yet revealed.  Please do not blindly believe what the three-letter commercial powers tell you; they have financial interests and have become the de facto State TV of NCAA wrestling.  Hell, they don't even allow feedback on their website as they seek to secure a monopoly. Funny, how the upstarts always tend to betray their own origins.
    Aside:  Gross wrestled last weekend.   This is quite possibly a reprise of the strategy that was followed with Thomasello and others last year.  They wrestle the easier matches and are encouraged or required by coaches to sit out the tougher ones.  FLO has been generally critical of this kind of thing, except when their self-selected "stars" are involved. 
    Fact: FLO is way too close to wrestlers, coaches, and the powers-that-be to be objective in their reporting.  They do a great job of promoting the sport (and should be commended for this) but a pretty mediocre job (at best) of actually being journalists -- a much tougher task requiring objectivity and more.  FLO, for example, is very critical of the Russians (which is deserved) but soft (to put it mildly) on the internal domestic scene, coddling up to teams, stars, fans, and sponsors—drinking, dining, traveling with, and befriending them on a regular and ongoing basis. 
    There is literally no separation between their "embedded" status on the team buses, planes, hotels, and locker rooms and their actual reporting.  Even the most detached Zen-like or scientific mind would be compromised in such situations.
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    dmm53 got a reaction from KCMO2 in #7 Mizzou vs #10 Virginia Tech   
    It's working now. 
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    dmm53 got a reaction from TheOhioState in Robles going for pullup record at Jets game Sunday   
    Great job.  Love Robles indomitable spirit and willingness to take on and rise to challenges.  A great person and representative of all sports.  He's thoughtful, humble and willing to take risks.   Apparently, there is a film of some sort coming out about his life and memoir.  
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/311619/unstoppable-by-anthony-robles/9781592408047/
    https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/college/asu/2018/09/14/movie-works-life-asu-ncaa-wrestling-champ-anthony-robles/1307432002/
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