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Crotalus last won the day on May 12 2016

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    Rank the current #1s from most to least beatable

    I see these three losing: 1. Rivera 2. Kolodzik 3. Micic These four have 1 or 2 guys that will test them: 4. Hall (Zahid) 5. Joseph (a couple of guys could beat him, but he's the best in the weight and shown a knack for pulling out close matches) 6. Yianni (same as Joseph) 7. Steveson (the best talent at the weight, but someone will slow him down. Can they beat him, though?) I don't see these three losing, so this is based on how surprised I would be if they did: 8. Martin 9. Nickal 10. Nolf Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Video review is the real villain

    Matt Brown benefited from review, as well. They would not have thrown their first challenge to try to get the locked hands against Fix, but they would have still challenged the locked hands on Suriano. Otherwise he would have lost in that overtime period.
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    Big Money Potential

    I'd pay $5 to watch Snyder/Steveson. But you'd have to pay me $5 each to watch the other two matches.
  4. To say it is overused implies that the refs have some sort of discretion about calling it. In reality, they probably under use it per the rule. But, they should definitely install some sort of caution call (or two), if they intend to keep the rule. Which I think they should. With a couple of cautions, the rule would only affect serial offenders.
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    Penn State 2019-20

    I don't think he even asked a question. Just made a random, pointless statement. (In truth, I believe it was an inadvertent double negative. I was just pointing it out.) If either Joseph or Hall win this year, they will be favorites going into next season. Given the title of the thread, 2019-29, are we supposed to predict whether PSU will have a national champ favorite going in to each season up until 2029? Or does the OP think PSU will not have a favorite until at least 2029? The point of this thread is very unclear.
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    Penn State 2019-20

    He said PSU will not start without a favorite. That means they will have a favorite.
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    Desanto Team Point

    I think Brands and DeSanto are a bad combo. Brands preaches intensity and aggression on the mat and is always trying to get his guys fired up. DeSanto already has intensity for days, but he can't control it. He needs someone who can reel him in. I don't think Brands can do it because it is against his nature and would almost seem hypocritical if he did. When DeSanto came off the mat, he was getting hi-fives and congratulations when he really needed someone to tell him to cool it.
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    Coach Devin Carter

    It wasn't meant to be cynical. Just a comment on the time constraints of a graduate student from someone with a fraction of the graduate experience he has. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Coach Devin Carter

    Not necessarily true. If he is nearing completion of his PhD, he is likely done with class work and working on his dissertation, which he can work on whenever he wants. He may also have an assistantship to cover his costs, such as a TA, that would eat up some time, but he probably has a few hours to spare each day to coach. Plus by now he should have this school thing down pretty well. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Ferrari's No Longer @ Blair

    If he had disciplinary problems earlier, then got in a fight in the last couple of days, the timing of expulsion around the transfer date would not be suspicious as he claims, just coincidence. If he had no prior incidents and got expelled for a single fight, it is likely he broke some kind of code of conduct (or seriously injured the other person), and again not some kind of conspiracy to keep him from wrestling. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Ferrari's No Longer @ Blair

    I'm struggling to figure out your conspiracy theory. So do you think there wasn't a fight and the school waited to expel him, for other reasons, after the transfer rule, just so he couldn't wrestle? Or there was a fight before they traveled, and they let him compete, and then expelled him after the transfer rule date? Or the school itself instigated a fight after their last competition, just prior to the transfer rule date, so that when he was expelled, he couldn't compete?
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    Coach Devin Carter

    A great wrestler, and will undoubtedly be a great assistant coach. But I've got to question the decision to get 3 master's degrees before finally moving on to his PhD. Will he get a second PhD now, or perhaps a postdoc? Does he just love school that much that he never wants to move on and get a job? You'd think he could make some good money with all that education.
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    The Rudis Podcast

    To be fair, it is way more professional than the previous podcast. Much better sound, video (not that it adds anything), and much more regular. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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