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Everything posted by Katie

  1. I heard that eating a nugget of poop every time you take a dump makes you healthier.
  2. I have Cradle1 on my ignore list, so I didn't see his/her response to me until it showed up in your post as a quotation. I obviously didn't bring up JB. nhs67 did. This only further confirms that I made the right decision to ignore Cradle1.
  3. Indeed, in 2014, JB won a bronze medal with a sprained MCL, losing only to Tsargush. I believe that was Tsargush’s only win over JB, too. Very impressive for JB to win a world medal while injured. Definitely the US 74 kg GOAT.
  4. Is this the tournament where Dake placed fifth? Tough tournament IIRC.
  5. Speaking of Cassar... I felt really bad for him when he hurt his shoulder and could no longer pursue his NCAA and Olympic dreams this year. But then the pandemic ended all of that anyway. He may have even dropped out of school before the spring semester and saved money as a result. (If I remember correctly, Cassar graduated a year ago.)
  6. What’s his next career step? MMA?
  7. MSU158 is full of it.
  8. I believe Stanford, like many universities, is a non-profit organization that receives federal subsidies.
  9. Is Stanford going to online instruction only? If so, they may be facing the prospect of losing international students and all the money they bring in. Huge uncertainty right now at so many schools.
  10. If I were a Stanford wrestler in this economy, I would strongly consider options to stay at Stanford (unless I could land a spot at a school like Princeton). Wrestling is fun and all, but a good education can open doors when you're trying to pay bills in a few years. Missing out on career opportunities early in life can put you in a hole you'll never quite recover from.
  11. As long as you recognize there can be consequences for a wrestler who endangers an opponent who has left his feet.
  12. His tax returns are posted, too?!?! Is this a common practice?
  13. Does that website really make a claim about a particular person’s net worth? (I didn’t click on the link.)
  14. If a wrestler does something to endanger an opponent who has left his feet, consequences can absolutely follow — including unnecessary roughness, unsportsmanlike conduct, flagrant misconduct, civil assault/battery, and criminal assault/battery.
  15. I guess to me that suggests it was an unsportsmanlike action.
  16. Didn’t the NCAA D1 wrestling committee reprimand Metcalf for the shove?
  17. Let me repeat again: I don’t believe that the courts will get rid of women’s college sports. I’m not sure where you even got that idea. I’m merely saying that Bostock makes a challenge to Title IX inevitable. That challenge, in turn, invites courts to reconsider the language there. I’m also saying that it’s possible for Congress to respond to Bostock by amending Title IX. Hopefully you read Bostock more carefully than you read my posts.
  18. I agree that college sports teams will continue to be segregated on the basis of sex, even if Title IX is reexamined in light of Bostock. That's just common sense. To my mind, the questions are: Will the courts adjust their interpretation of Title IX in some way? Will Congress amend the law?
  19. I never said Bostock addressed Title IX. I said Bostock interpreted what it meant to discriminate in employment on the basis sex under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I only skimmed a few excerpts of the case, but my understanding is that the majority's underlying logic is that employers must treat both sexes the same way. Now, turning to Title IX. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (including in college sports), but does not specifically provide for segregated sports programs on the basis of sex. As a result, I think Bostock makes it inevitable that someone will challenge a segregated college sports team as illegal under Title IX. That being so, I believe that courts will reexamine the law. And I think it's possible that Congress might take a look at Title IX as well. I thought I was clear about all that.
  20. I don’t know what the law says with respect to Texas high school athletics, but your post does illustrate a complication when you’re trying to provide athletic opportunities for everyone in a way that is fair and equal.
  21. I'd add that if Congress responds to Bostock by amending Title IX to specifically allow for segregation in sports along the lines of sex, then there could potentially be a new debate about how to ensure women and men have an equal opportunity to participate in sports. For example: Do expenditures for men's and women's teams have to be equal? Do the number of male and female athletes have to be equal? Are high school participation numbers relevant? Etc. If there ever was an opportunity to refashion Title IX in a way that might help wrestling programs, that opportunity is now.
  22. There may soon be legal challenges to the existence of women-only college sports teams. Here’s why. As I understand it, in the recent Bostock v. Clayton County case, the Supreme Court considered what it meant for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect against employment discrimination on the basis of sex. According to the Court majority, discrimination on the basis of sex includes discrimination against "traits or actions" that would not be questioned in members of a different biological sex. Bostock's underlying logic, in essence, is that employers must treat both biological sexes the same way. Now consider Title IX. Title IX, of course, outlaws discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded educational programs or activities -- including athletics. However, Bostock's underlying logic could encourage legal challenges to the manner in which Title IX is currently interpreted. As one writer put it: There very well may soon be a lawsuit along those lines. And if that happens, how will the courts respond? It's hard to say. But it seems likely that they will have to depart from Bostock's underlying logic in some way.
  23. I wouldn’t look past Taylor so easily. He’s struggled with Dake in past years, but since 2018 he’s beaten Yazdani and Kurugliev, among other truly elite wrestlers.
  24. I believe I saw an article saying that at the high school level, girls’ wrestling is growing fast. Hopefully that translates to more college programs in the future.
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