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Everything posted by 1032004

  1. Yeah FRL would probably be the main benefit, since it would give them something to talk about (especially right now when there isn't much to talk about). So could get a few more FRL listerners, who may buy the CBD products they're peddling...
  2. Probably true but considering ESPN does not actually broadcast NASCAR events, along the same lines Flo could probably make more money if they talked about more wrestling events that they don't happen to stream. (Note: talk about, not "promote")
  3. I see quite a few https://www.espn.com/mlb/story?id=29088224&_slug_=mlb-show-league-playoffs-broadcasted (April) https://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/29295116/martin-truex-jr-dominates-late-win-nascar-cup-race-martinsville (last month) https://www.espn.com/soccer/australian-a-league/story/4118015/new-a-league-fox-sports-tv-deal-buys-ffa-time-to-plan-a-better-future-for-australian-football (last month) Regardless, most people weren't saying Flo should have been saying "Be sure to tune into Fite TV to watch these matches!" It was simply a desire for them to acknowledge that they were happening, which they did not do until 3 days afterwards. That would be like ESPN never talking about NASCAR at all, which I believe is currently only broadcasted on Fox and NBC.
  4. But again... He didn't leave it out... He said it was fine... It's capitalism... The issue is that CP doesn't admit it... (but Askren does. going off of OP, I have not listened yet)
  5. No he didn't. I think he's agreeing with you:
  6. Don't want to speak for him but I think that's pretty much OP's point. If Flo would just admit that they are much more concerned with running their business than growing wrestling, less people would probably complain.
  7. They don't need to, because ESPN doesn't pretend they don't exist
  8. In regards to Flo, as has been mentioned they are the largest media organization by a wide margin, that's why they are the focus. Same reason more people care about what ESPN does than FoxSports1. There's also plenty of criticism of coaches doing things like ducking, etc. that they are only doing because it's "their job to win for their school."
  9. I think this is a pretty fair interpretation of what is happening, yes. Although I'm not sure I'd go as far as saying they've been wrong more than correct. A lot of the anti-maskers though are super annoying because they say "why were we initially told we didn't have to wear masks then?!?!" So they believed what the "experts" said at first, but not now? Besides, the mask guidance was changed pretty early on and from what I've seen there have been quite a few studies/examples that seem to show their effectiveness. I'm not anti-Trump but I feel his refusal to wear a mask seems to be playing a major role in many people thinking wearing a mask is taking away their freedomz
  10. Eh, most of those people will be dead in a few years anyway
  11. Obesity is a major risk factor for Covid-19 hospitalization, particularly in younger patients - https://hub.jhu.edu/2020/06/01/david-kass-obesity-covid-19/ I think this is one reason the US has been hit particularly hard. Maybe some people will try to be more healthy after this (and stop smoking). Bottom line: once there's a vaccine, if your kid is fat, sign them up for wrestling.
  12. This 100%. It's crazy to me that the people refusing to wear a mask are the same ones saying "we need to reopen for the sake of the economy!" Well, wear you mask and it will be safer to reopen...
  13. There are definitely a lot of political aspects to it, but I don't think this is one of them. I'm no expert, but I tried to look into this as well, and I think the main argument (which is a good one IMO) is you have places like NY and NJ where cases are declining, but still had massive protests. It seems almost all of the places seeing rising cases/hospitalizations were ones that "reopened." But not all states where massive protests happened are seeing rising cases/hospitalizations.
  14. Interesting data point, thanks. Considering he wrestled matches at both 197 and 285 in the same year, yeah I would be surprised if he was ever over like 210 or so - and apparently is only listed as 215 on his Syracuse football page - so probably was never much more than 200 during wrestling season.
  15. Lipari at 149 would make more sense with the Chlebove discussion earlier. Not that he'd definitely start at 149 but seems like he's got a good shot to there. But yeah because he and Crooks are at different weights it is tough to compare via wrestlesat. Crooks and Aragona actually had a couple common opponents though, not that this means alot, but: Crooks: Lost by Major to Parker Filius 14-6 and by tech to Kyle Shoop 17-0 Aragona: Lost in SV to Parker Filius 4-2 and by dec to Kyle Shoop 6-5
  16. He should thank covid for maintaining PSU's winning streak
  17. I don’t think it’s much different than most offseasons. If anything I’m more interested in wrestling offseason discussion because there are basically no actual sports going on.
  18. George incident - Looks like he is a director of sales now
  19. 21-year old PSU student dies of covid complications. https://news.psu.edu/story/624840/2020/07/02/administration/penn-state-student-dies-covid-19-complications-allentown I think I’m at the point that I wouldn’t be surprised to see no NCAA sports until second semester. But I’m somewhat optimistic there may be a vaccine by then
  20. I never realized bridges were bad, although I guess I could see how flipping back and forth might not be ideal. Maybe hip heisting would be a more wrestling-related way to alternate. Maybe throw in some reverse pushups
  21. If you’re referring to the sports being cut this spring/fall, wrestling is probably doing better than expected so far. According to Jason Bryant’s list, ODU was the only D1 team dropped, and not counting entire schools closing, only 2 other NJCAA teams were dropped. Men’s tennis on the other hand is getting crushed, already losing 8 D1 teams. But as you said, how do you define “support itself”? If it’s safe to assume the majority of the kids on these teams would not be there without these teams, then I think you should be able to count tuition towards revenue. Maybe you increase the academic admission standards for non-revenue sport athletes and/or decrease the number of purely athletic scholarships, but even a $25k average (probably low) for only 20 guys is $500k. I bet that would be able to support most teams not counting any other sources of revenue.
  22. Who cares. It might not have technically been a slam but there’s plenty of other penalties it could have been called - unnecessary roughness, unsportsmanlike, etc
  23. Didn't even realize there were 2 Koontz's. See the other beat Bryce West and went 2-1 against Jack Medley in 2018,
  24. I get what you’re saying, but I disagree. In Delvecchio’s 3 years as a starter, he was 71-36 (.664) and qualified for NCAA’s all 3 years where he finished 6th, R12 and 0-2 and I’m not seeing that he had any particularly good draws. To finish 6th, in addition to DeSanto he beat Scott Parker a former AA among others. When he finished R12 AND when he went 0-2, his only 2 losses were to the guys that finished 5th and 6th. In Lipari’s 2 years as a starter, he was 25-21 (.543). He only qualified for NCAA’s once (did not this past season), where he went 1-2. His win was against Chris Sandoval of Northern Colorado who was 8-12 that year and 0-2 at NCAA’s. Lipari lost to Yianni, but also to Ian Parker who’s only win at NCAA’s was Lipari. According to Wrestlestat, Lipari has never beaten a top 16 guy, while Delvecchio best 5.
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