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Everything posted by ohcomeon

  1. "WRESTLE" Setting aside your questionable use of punctuation and capitalization, what does it mean to you for a guy to wrestle? I'd like to know what you think the difference between wrestling and stalling is.
  2. Wrestlers aren't hanging out on their back. The situation you are referring to is being called correctly and always has been. See Herbert Askren NCAA finals. Here, I'll do the leg work for you: That sequence of events can only be interpreted as action. Let's create anti-granby rules as well, as the situation isn't in line with the "goals and objectives." In folkstyle wrestling, if you aren't being held on your back for 2 or more seconds, your opponent doesn't deserve anything. Not a stalling call, not a takedown, not nearfall.
  3. "If you're in a tough region and can't qualify, you can always choose to go to another region." What? Your position is that if a wrestler is being screwed out of a spot at nationals, he should transfer to a completely different school? I'm fine with having each region represented, but not at the expense of quality wrestlers having to stay home. Adding wildcards is necessary here.
  4. Do you remember why the sport almost died off? Because of the rule tampering that FILA did in the years prior attempting to "adapt and change" the sport. You didn't change some rules around, you switched them back to resemble more closely how they originally were. You were fixing what you broke. This proposal doesn't encourage more action. It rewards wrestlers who can't figure out how to stop a counter.
  5. You stay out of this headshuck. This isn't Facebook I can do what I want!
  6. Effectively, they already have a 32 man bracket with 14 byes. My problem is that the wrong wrestlers are qualifying for Nationals. The top kids aren't ending up as AA. If you want to create unfair regions, fine, but you need some sort of wildcard system so AA quality kids aren't staying home. When AA kids aren't given an opportunity to prove it at Nationals, their entire team suffers. Maybe you don't give a **** who gets a team trophy at D3 nationals, but the kids on those teams sure do.
  7. Lack of action? How about we only reward high amplitude body locks and suplays? Why stop there? Let's have scantily clad women walk around the mat between each period. Wait, I know what's better, instead of a wrestling mat, let's have them compete in a ring with ropes and turnbuckles so they can jump on each other from the corners. How about fancy costumes, masks, and ridiculous story line as well? If you want more action, go watch the WWE or the UFC like the rest of America. Stop trying to change the sport with silly rules.
  8. I have no idea. That would be much, much better than what they have now. Currently, they have 16 man brackets with 18 guys at each weight, resulting in 2 pigtail matches. Furthermore, these pigtails are drawn randomly, so top seeded wrestlers are having to wrestle pigtails just to get into the bracket, which IMO is also a joke. The playing field will never be fair at Nationals so long that Augsburg is able to qualify their entire damn team because they wrestle in a region full of HS quality kids.
  9. Guys, if you're truly a fan of the sport of wrestling, then you embrace both the exciting and the boring parts of the sport. By attempting to change the rules to eliminate certain defensive tactics, holds, and strategy, you are effectively trying to eliminate a part of wrestling itself. This is fine, but you're really not a fan of the sport and its intricacies, you're just another jabroni with a short attention span. The original poster isn't a fan of wrestling; he's a fan of action. He's the same type of person that watches NASCAR hoping for car wrecks, the type of person that watches basketball for the alley oops, and the kind of person that watches football for the hail marys. You might as well just switch over to watching the UFC, where elite talent (Ben Askren) is ignored simply because his style of fighting doesn't sell tickets.
  10. Did Simple Jack ask this question?
  11. I'm convinced 99% of this forum hasn't wrestled above a junior high level.
  12. This qualifying system is a joke. We've got top 10, AA quality guys staying home in some regions and under .500 guys qualifying for Nationals in others. Are they planning on fixing this anytime soon?
  13. Fabulous post. Conservative wrestling is just outstanding risk management. True fans of the sport understand this, and Tsirtsis has mastered it. You can change the rules to try to eliminate quality, conservative, defensive wrestling, but then it really wouldn't be wrestling any more, would it? The beauty of this sport is that men and women of all different body types can find a successful style that works for them, and at the end of the day, all that matters is wins and losses, not how those wins and losses were achieved.
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