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Everything posted by ohcomeon

  1. Klimara and Bresser go down as well.
  2. No, no it wouldn't. Wrestling is where it is because wrestling is what it is, and what it is isn't very entertaining, understandable, or easily monetized. Pitting world champions against each other won't change that.
  3. You think he can win by playing into the other guy's strengths?
  4. You mean to tell me that group of Affliction wearing, bed-tanning, blow hards are of below average intelligence?
  5. Pretty uneventful match. Snyder got deep a few times, but Ukranian's length didn't allow for an easy finish. Snyder's positioning and defense looked great. The shot clock points were warranted.
  6. Aldatov looks great. Hope he meets Sadulaev in the semis.
  7. The lines earlier this week were -160 for the field. I wish I had put my life savings on that.,
  8. The field against Brent Metcalf looks really nice to me.
  9. And the arbitrator ruled that the Sport Committee was wrong. Please tell me which rule Marable broke. "Marable failed to meet those rules." Which rule did he break?
  10. I understand your sentiment here Coach J, but you are just flat out wrong about the Marable failing to meet any rules. "If a request for delay of the Final Wrestle-Off is made within 18 hours of the weigh-in, the athlete will be required to weigh-in and make weight at the qualified weight and have the illness or injury certified in writing by a medical doctor approved by USA Wrestling; provided, however, that the Sport Committee may excuse this weigh-in requirement if the basis for delay is determined by the Sport Committee to be due to unforeseen or extenuating circumstances" How do you interpret that rule to mean that Marable had to "file more than 18 hours before?" Do you not understand the word within? Furthermore, he doesn't have to weigh-in "if the basis for delay is determined by the Sport Committee to be due to unforeseen or extenuating circumstances." The arbitrator decided this was the case. I'm sorry you weren't born with the mental capacity for solid reading comprehension, but don't take it out on Marable.
  11. You'd be surprised. You would think that a high box jump would mean a high vertical, but that really isn't the case. They are correlated, sure, but not even close to 1 to 1. JB is pretty damn athletic, but he isn't NFL type athletic. I'd guess his vertical is on the lower side of the 30's.. Burroughs best shot in the NFL is the same as ours, at long snapper.
  12. "If they won after being forced to wrestle" I think you mean, "if they won after being forced to disregard solid fundamentals and positioning" You don't understand what wrestling is at a high level.
  13. I love rooting for guys like them just to piss you folks off. Winning is winning, it's not these young guys' job to entertain us.
  14. Nope, this one will end in regulation, they've been saving their best stuff for this match.
  15. It's not just lightweights. Tyler Caldwell did big things for him.
  16. Nobody knows, which reveal lemonpie and cooch as the morons they really are. (Honestly, I think lemonpie is just a troll, but cooch truly is mentally challenged) If it is an injury that can't be worsened further, then there is no issue here.
  17. If he can't injure his elbows any further then what is the issue here?
  18. Good point. Perhaps my analogy is off base. Every decision on the playing field/wrestling mat has risk and reward. My point is that a defensive, low risk style of wrestling is still wrestling, entertaining or not.
  19. Here is what you originally said: "How can you explain to someone why a wrestler is allowed to hang out on their back, even when they are being held there with their opponents leg on top of them, without being penalized?" Herbert bailed on that ankle because he was on his back and realized the ref would soon award control and nearfall. There is not a ref in the country that is currently allowing a wrestler to ankle dive and lay on his back without giving up points. Provide evidence if I am wrong. The original poster would want Herbert to be penalized every one of the times he attempted to pass an ankle. That's asinine.
  20. "Your argument is about the 15th vs 20th ranked kid qualifying when there are 18 spots." No, my argument is not this. I'm talking about a division like this: http://www.d3wrestle.com/?p=7652 qualifying as many as a division like this: http://www.d3wrestle.com/?p=7647 I am talking about this Region's 149 weight class: http://www.d3wrestle.com/?p=7623. The number 2,4,5,6 guys at 149 are in this division, and only 3 will qualify assuming no upsets from the other guys in the region. In the West region, three UNRANKED wrestlers will qualify over, at worst, the #6 ranked guy in the country. This is not unusual. In fact, Central region 197 has a similar situation going on. Top 10 ranked wrestlers, at the very least, should not be left at home. This isn't about travel or money either. Many of these teams now travel FURTHER to these new regions than they previously did. Why would the team from Concordia, WI travel to Minneapolis before UW La Crosse or UW Stevens Point? You don't know what you're talking about here. This qualifying system is a joke. Wildcards are necessary at the very least.
  21. No. Wrestling is gaining the dominant position more often than your opponent, which is rewarded by points. Sometimes that can mean taking chances. Other times it can mean taking advantage of the opportunities that present themselves. I can not take a single chance an entire match and win by tech fall if my opponent is a fool. "Taking chances" implies risk. The easiest way to win a match is by not losing a match, and "taking chances" significantly increases the odds that I may lose the match. It may not be the wrestling you care to watch, but it is wrestling nonetheless. The Seattle Seahawks have relied on an elite defense and solid, low risk rushing attack to win a lot of games the past few years. Why don't you hear fans screaming for them to take more chances?
  22. No, the solution is to have either competitively balanced regions or the current regions plus a wildcard system. Ideally, there should be competitively balanced regions AND a wildcard system. I don't care what level of wrestling it is, this is a merit based sport and the best should qualify for the most important event of the year.
  23. Perfect. Thanks for your response. If a wrestler has my leg and is about to score, is not diving for an ankle, even with the goal of a stalemate, an effort to improve my position? Should stalling be called in that situation? I agree with you AKHUNTER, that stalling is when a wrestler is not trying to improve his position, but the words "improve" and "position" leave quite a bit of wiggle room for interpretation, and your criteria for stalling is certainly not as straightforward as you make it seem.
  24. I just asked you in a different post, but what is STALLING to you?
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