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Everything posted by PhiferFuqua

  1. I'm not sure what "meating up" would look like, but I for one hope it doesn't happen
  2. My favorite part of the FRL yesterday was Kyle Bratke's Flo defense, which went something like: "The reason Flo's rankings are better than anybody else's is because Flo has rules. They're not written down anywhere, and I can only think of two of them off the top of my head, but, believe me, we have rules and everybody knows them."
  3. I would love for you to give us a few examples of matches when Ruth phoned it in ...
  4. Wow. Tom Ryan continuing to widen the gulf between his current team and his alma mater!
  5. Zain Retherford made a senior world team while he was still in college, and he's not even as good as Lance Palmer. At least that's what I read.
  6. If you can't draw negative conclusions about a young man and his family after reading a one-sentence TBar post on the Mat forum, when can you? https://www.eveningsun.com/story/sports/college/2016/03/14/new-oxford-grad-conaway-set-ncaa-meet/81533266/ The phones in the Conaway house kept ringing the day after Liberty University announced it was dropping its varsity wrestling program in March 2011. One college coach after another called to reach Jordan Conaway, then a New Oxford senior not more than a month removed from winning the first state wrestling title in school history. As Conaway spoke on the phone with Nebraska wrestling coach Mark Manning, another phone rang in the other room. His dad and high school coach, Dave, answered. "Hello?" Dave said. "Is this Jordan Conaway?" a deep, commanding voice asked on the other end. "No, this is his dad," Dave responded. "This is Cael Sanderson," said the Penn State coach, whose name resonates with wrestlers the way the name Michael Jordan resonates with basketball players. Before leading the Nittany Lions to four national titles and counting as a coach, Sanderson went 159-0 during his college career and won four national championships at Iowa State from 1998-2002. Dave took the phone and sprinted into the other room to get Jordan's attention. “I’m thinking, 'This is the No. 1 guy in the country, you need to get off the phone,'” Dave Conaway remembers with a chuckle.
  7. "More credit from PSU ..." I asked for a few examples, but I'll settle for one ...
  8. Taylor had more pins than Ruth that year (15 to 10), more tech falls (10 to 7), a better record (34-0 to 32-0) & a higher bonus rate (94.1% to 84.4%). Taylor outscored him at B1Gs (24.5 to 22) and at NCAAs (30.5 to 27.5). You would have had to ignore every single Hodge criteria to give the award to Ruth instead of Taylor that year.
  9. More credit from whom? If your answer is Penn State, can you provide a few examples?
  10. 467,964 is the attendance record for the Little League World Series. 113,743 is the attendance record for the NCAA wrestling tournament. Does not appear to be a Central PA thing. lol
  11. It's almost as if people are using Taylor's results against top international competition to make predictions about how he is going to do against top international competition. Insane!
  12. Any idea why he wasted two months by cutting to 79 kg for Pan Ams last month? Seems foolish if his summer work was to bulk up.
  13. And the President has taken a photo with the Hawks! He's a person of color, though admittedly not a color anybody has bothered to track.
  14. I'm from New Jersey, and I wait in line. Nearly everyone I know says "wait in line." I've heard "wait on line." I always thought that was generational. Or maybe ethnic.
  15. This absolutely incorrect. Thanks for playing, though. I always thought people said "state" instead of "states" because they were trying to conceal a lisp.
  16. Maybe if your dad had won a title when it was single division, single weight class, they would have called it State.
  17. national championships = nationals state championships = states Olympic Games = Olympics Big Ten championships = Big Tens Still not difficult.
  18. He must be drifting off to sleep at night thinking, "maybe I could win as many NCAA titles as Thomas Gilman!"
  19. State championships = states. Olympic games = Olympics. Big Ten tournament = Big Tens. Not hard.
  20. Nolf could very well pass Zain and Ruth after next year. He has 72 so far. Nickal, with 68.5 so far, will also have a shot at passing them both, but passing Ruth seems like a long shot for him. If Joseph matches his production from his first two years in the next two, he would be a four-time champion whose career NCAA point total would rank below Taylor, Ruth, Retherford, Nolf and Nickal.
  21. If he had defeated Brock Lesnar while he was still college-eligible, would that have been considered by the Hodge voters?
  22. Why is Ruth over Taylor a "definite change?" Taylor has two Hodge trophies, Ruth has none. Taylor had 53 career pins, Ruth had 46. Taylor had 42 career tech falls, Ruth had 25. At NCAAs, Ruth had more titles (3 to 2) but Taylor had more finals appearances (4 to 3). Their average finish at NCAAs was the same (1.5) but Taylor scored 100 career NCAA team points compared to Ruth's 95.5. They were both four-time Big Ten champs, and their career records and winning percentages were virtually identical. I would list them side by side on the GOAT list. But if I had to put one above the other, I don't know how I'd make the case for Ed.
  23. He only had a better college career than Snyder if all you care about is his college career.
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