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    tloger got a reaction from TBar1977 in NCAA Session 6 - Championship Finals Thread   
    My first thought when envisioning a UNI Champ. 
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    tloger reacted to TBar1977 in NCAA Session 6 - Championship Finals Thread   
    Ban Basketball needs to be re instated immediately!
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    tloger got a reaction from DocBZ in NCAA Session 6 - Championship Finals Thread   
    Drew foster great performance 
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    tloger got a reaction from herma48852 in NCAA Session 6 - Championship Finals Thread   
    How can you not like a Nolf. Just a humble young man. 
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    tloger got a reaction from Pinnum in Spencer Lee to Iowa -- Mistake IMO   
    How about we have all of the nations best talent just go to one school and have the rest of the universities just drop their programs and not even bother.
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    tloger got a reaction from JohnnyWishbone in Reasons to Hate Penn State   
    Unfortunately dominance will bring hatred much like it did with Iowas dominance. Iowas persona during that of course never helps, but winning alone and dominating over the field will give people motivation to root against them. Comes with the territory. Even as clean cut PSU is, the masses outside their fan base will boo and cheer against them inevitable sadly.
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    tloger got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling in Jim Zalesky vs Tom Brands   
    I believe its in his ESPN documentary they talk about Gable turning down a 4 timer blue chip. If I remember right it was a kid from Oklahoma wanting to come to Iowa. Could be wrong about the state.
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    tloger reacted to HurricaneWrestling in Jim Zalesky vs Tom Brands   
    Good point about Gable's recruiting.  I can't find it now, but I recall a story about Gable turning down a 4x state champ who was a super blue chip prospect.  Reason:  The kid had other interests outside of wrestling.
     
    Dan definitely wanted kids who fit his system.  (BTW, I think Sanderson is the same regarding his program.)
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    tloger reacted to Smedley in Smedley's End of 2016-2017 Season Awards Show   
    Just got back from St. Louis and have decided the winners of this year's awards. Feel free to add to them if you want.
     
    Holy Sh!t That Just Happened Award - Vincenzo Joseph (165 lbs. Penn State)
    I was expecting him to AA, but WOW did this young man exceed expectations.

     
    Sexiest Look for Team Pictures Award - Newton Smercheck (285 lbs. Central Michigan)
    Its a shame he cut those golden locks.

     
    Honorable Mention goes to Bo Nickal (184 lbs. Penn State)
    I still don't understand why college wrestlers can't compete with full beards.

     
    Always the Bridesmaid and Never the Bride Award - Thomas Gilman (125 lbs. Iowa)
    This was a close race and a strong argument can be made for Joey Dance. In the end it was witnessing the sheer disbelief on the faces of the Hawkeye faithful in attendance at Scottrade that really put Villain Gilman as this year's favorite for the award.

     
    How Low Can You Go Award - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (-0.5 team score)
    Go Mocs.... 'nuff said 
     
    Championship Celebration Award - Cory Clark tossing Tom Brands
    I have no idea if this was planned by Tom as a way to get more mainstream attention for wrestling, but I have no problem with it.

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    tloger got a reaction from rhino184 in Spencer Lee to Iowa -- Mistake IMO   
    How about we have all of the nations best talent just go to one school and have the rest of the universities just drop their programs and not even bother.
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    tloger reacted to Billyhoyle in Spencer Lee to Iowa -- Mistake IMO   
    At least that will once and for all stop the formation of the dual championships.
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    tloger got a reaction from lu_alum in FINALS   
    Nobody knows what Suriano would have done. Stop assuming what never happened.
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    tloger got a reaction from TheOhioState in FINALS   
    It's more then just blue chip recruits. Cael needs the credit that's due to him. He has that aura Gable embued on his wrestlers. Theyre confident and well prepared. I feel these kids would have success if they went to any other school but not the level that Cael provides. He's sensational.
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    tloger got a reaction from Flying-Tiger in FINALS   
    It's more then just blue chip recruits. Cael needs the credit that's due to him. He has that aura Gable embued on his wrestlers. Theyre confident and well prepared. I feel these kids would have success if they went to any other school but not the level that Cael provides. He's sensational.
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    tloger got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling in FINALS   
    It's more then just blue chip recruits. Cael needs the credit that's due to him. He has that aura Gable embued on his wrestlers. Theyre confident and well prepared. I feel these kids would have success if they went to any other school but not the level that Cael provides. He's sensational.
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    tloger got a reaction from whyme25 in FINALS   
    It's more then just blue chip recruits. Cael needs the credit that's due to him. He has that aura Gable embued on his wrestlers. Theyre confident and well prepared. I feel these kids would have success if they went to any other school but not the level that Cael provides. He's sensational.
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    tloger reacted to LemonPie in Does Penn State have to win everything?   
    These ****ing Gen-Xers and their Connor Mcgregor hero worship. 
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    tloger reacted to HurricaneWrestling in Jim Zalesky vs Tom Brands   
    Iowa's in a tough spot.  They're still one of the country's premier programs.  However, they're not bringing home NCAA titles like they did in the past. And, to your point, there's no ready answer to the question; "Who would they replace Tom and Terry with?" 
     
    Just a wild theory, but here's a scenario that could play out over the next several years:
    Dresser does a comparable job at ISU as he did at Virginia Tech. Brands continues to be unable to bring an NCAA title back to Iowa City. ISU and Iowa becomes a great rivalry again. Iowa lures Dresser away from ISU to take over the helm at his alma mater. Again, just a wild theory, but what if the above was Dresser's long term strategy when he left Virginia Tech for ISU?
     
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    tloger got a reaction from TBar1977 in Does Penn State have to win everything?   
    WHo actually weighs the post match interviews and personalities over the actual performances? I honestly do not pay too much attention to post match talks, in fact I feel they should do away with it. Let these guys have you know, a bit of a break after 7 minutes of hell and not stick a mic in their face, especially mid tournament. Finals night I get it. Sort of like the UFC after a championship fight, the chapter is closed. Pretty sure they would rather rest for a bit and be with teammates, coaches, and families post match anyways. Leave that stuff for post meet conferences. I especially hate it when they try to interview guys after a loss, they pulled that with McDonough on a few of his tournament losses and I think David Taylor when he lost to Bubba. That irks me the most. The real draw is watching the actual match. Palacio's Petersen pin was more entertaining to me then his post match interview, even though it hurts for me to see a Hawkeye lose in that fashion, I can always appreciate the spirit of the sport and the effort all competitiors put in. I do not tune in for interviews, I tune in for the competition. Not everyone is Conor McGregor.
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    tloger reacted to madcat11 in Does coaching and teaching thuggish, bad boy behavior on the mat lead to off the mat mishaps?   
    That's actually how stop signs in cleveland read.
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    tloger got a reaction from gopher_fan_90 in And the Hodge Goes To....   
    4th would be the Gwiz......cause nobody beats him.
     

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    tloger got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in And the Hodge Goes To....   
    4th would be the Gwiz......cause nobody beats him.
     

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    tloger reacted to DuckFor2 in Kyven Gadsen   
    let's just hope he did in fact have some ice cream waiting for him backstage!! the Gadson.
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    tloger reacted to straggler in Kyven Gadsen   
    I actually met his father very briefly many years ago. Was at a wrestling practice and all the sudden we paired up for drills and I got paired up with this guy who I never saw before who was visiting the room that day.  I remember he was built like a tank, very powerful. Anyway we started drilling and he was nice enough to try to teach me some moves. This was back when he was still competing. After the practice I asked a coach who that was, and the coach said it was Willie Gadson. After that I finally noticed a poster in the coach's office for Willie "The Rock" Gadson. I still recall this very brief encounter all these years later because he made that much of an impression.  
     
    Anyway, congratulations.
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    tloger got a reaction from tightwaist in Kyven Gadsen   
    Fantastic story.  I think the best storyline of the tournement.  Loses his father after winning BIG12 last year,comes the next year and wins NCAA's with fall for his father and family.  COngrats Kyven. 
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