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LJB

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  1. this argument makes me shake my head in it's simplicity and lack of any real understanding of the world... once every household on this planet has 3 computers and 4 phones like this country does, then you can start making claims about viewership being some all encompassing argument... until then, you just sound ignorant...
  2. before women were allowed to vote in this country, there were way more men voters than women... by your rational, women should never have been allowed to vote based off of their poor numbers at the polls... i think the chiks should wrestle greco... once that is allowed, then your silly statement you keep throwing out whenever this comes up will be invalid... then what will you do?
  3. folk is considerably more boring with it's rules that reward not wrestling... we should definitely get rid of the stall fest in this country...
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    Koll on the Arbitration

    i fail to see the relevance... just because a few vocal nobodies on a forum based around a niche' sport that don't like the color of singlet dake wore in his college years does not mean there is some huge controversy...
  5. people say the same thing they always say... they can not comprehend that something they do not understand or appreciate could possibly be more popular... all the other attempts at justification are just that... greco isn't as popular in america because kids and parents are scared of it... i know this because i have seen it for years... kid who thinks he is billy bad ass gets thrown on their head by someone they could lay on top of for an entire period so they refuse to do it afterwards... this is not some crazy theory... it is just how it is... as a result, our best wrestlers shy away from it... the end result is (with some notable exceptions), this country does not put it's best athletes on the mat in greco... so, you get some part time practitioners who go wrestle someone overseas who has focused on the best style of wrestling since they were 10... it is unreasonable to have any expectations for results under those circumstances... i'm not trying to change anyone's mind... i gave up on that long ago... but it doesnt change the fact that greco is more popular world wide... it just is... as evidenced by participation...
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    Koll on the Arbitration

    You do realize maroulis had a wrestle off two weeks before worlds last year... still same process after that...
  7. More entries... more countries... none of that could possibly mean Greco is more popular because clearly scared Americans set the pulse of the wrestling world... don’t like Greco? fine i don’t like stick and ball sports, but, I’m not going to claim soccer isn’t the most popular sport on this planet by far just because the galaxy and dc united get 4 people in the stands to watch in this country... yiu guys really need to get over yourselves...
  8. not only that, but, going to any of the overseas tourneys shows the same trend... greco is more popular worldwide no matter how scared of it we are in this country
  9. greco is the most popular style of wrestling world wide... and i'll be praying to odin that schultz doesn't get put down in his finals...
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    Professor Matthew Mitten

    run along, junior...
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    Professor Matthew Mitten

    you're doing it now...
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    Professor Matthew Mitten

    in·com·pe·tence /inˈkämpədəns/ noun inability to do something successfully; ineptitude. that is exactly what happened... without question... as evidenced by the match being thrown out... (this is kinda coming back to your role you have no idea about)
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    Professor Matthew Mitten

    it isn't **** talking... it is the very definition of incompetence... horrible officiating at its core and a total lack of understanding of the rules... but again, whatever... it was observed, noted, and the result was thrown out by an impartial party... happy hour? fine... ill crack one while working right now... you convinced me...
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    Professor Matthew Mitten

    because these are the only 2 of note... when you start talking about "avoiding a question" that was thrown in there for effect and has no bearing on the discussion, yes, that is a parlor trick... you agree it was bad officiating but take umbrage with the term incompetence when repeated "mistakes" made and an inability to recognize it or even know and understand the rules you are in charge of upholding is most definitely incompetence... but, whatever... justice was served much to the chagrin of many here... i'm good with that...
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    Professor Matthew Mitten

    your forum parlor tricks don't work on me... the chairman started the debacle by putting up a score that is not allowed by the rules... he has a history of suspect officiating... and as being the one in "charge" of all 3 mat officials, it falls on him... he was incapable of doing his "job"... and not some obscure hardly used aspect of his job... the very first responsibility of his "job"... he is clearly incompetent and should not be allowed near a match of this magnitude ever again... whether or not that happens, who can say, but, i can say it would not surprise me if he continues to be... i have been around USA officials for years... friends with many... not friends with many... even started officiating this past season because of pressure from the my states head official... was assigned a regional officiatting position after 3 weekends... upgraded unanimously after that weekend... have been in officials meetings attended by UWW officials... the one thing i can tell you for sure is that USA officials love being officials and use that shirt to wield "authority" an embarrassingly amount of time... i have seen breaks in protocol because of ego and a lack of understanding of the rules they are supposed to follow... it has made me really question if i want to continue to be associated with them as a whole... and some of the worst offenders are those that have been around for a long time and have "earned" the right to officiate matches poorly and taint outcomes they should not... but hey, go on playing your forum role...
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    Professor Matthew Mitten

    this has absolutely no effect on wrestling at all... no one cares outside of a few to begin with... and of those, the vast majority view it through a tainted lense based on the color of a singlet used in a style that rewards not wrestling... the majority of this forum had no clue about lindland and lewis and their similar paths before this summer... after a few years, the majority wont know or remember about yanni's case... wrestling did and will continue to go on just as it has... regardless of the mewling of some "fans"
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    Professor Matthew Mitten

    cry me a river... one single bad call can be justified as a mistake... 3-4 in the space of minutes when you have a chance to actually consider it and reference (and eventually ignore) a rule set you should be extremely familiar with because of the gravity of the event is incompetence... which is why it is being re-wrestled...
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    Professor Matthew Mitten

    of course you can't have 2-2, but, an incompetent chairman ruled it that way... cael's throwing of the brick after time expired on the last sequence that wasn't awarded 1 for yanni on a failed challenge was because of incompetent officials... going back 45 seconds to look at the original botched call and changing that score was because of incompetent officials... because of incompetent officiating, the arbitrator was compelled by logic and the rule set to do the only thing he could could... nullify the match... everyone who knows a thing or two about a thing or two knew if there was any justice in this world that would be the outcome... and if either yanni or zain can't make weight for a one day wrestle off after both knowing this was the most probable outcome 2-4 weeks before having to make same day scratch two days in a row, then that is on them... i don't anticipate it being an issue for either...
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    Professor Matthew Mitten

    the official outcome was changed after the match was concluded on the spot, which, was inconsistent with the rules in the first place... yanni got screwed by incompetent officials and a yolo brick... at least now he has a opportunity to right all wrongs
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    Professor Matthew Mitten

    the logic is that is the rules and backed by all previous precedents...
  21. "a tiny, niche sport" that is contested world wide and is the format used for the largest and most prestigious HS tourney in this country...
  22. LJB

    Anything from arbitration?

    just came to check out the whining after a buddy called me and mentioned the verdict came in... anyone who knows anything knew this was gonna be the end result...
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    Kevin Jackson

    just out of curiosity, are we blaming or praising KJ after today?
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    Junior Worlds

    juniors... no clue why... just looked at results... don't worry though... i've already been shown to be a bit foolish about the statement...
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    Junior Worlds

    don't ever let facts get in the way of a good argument... this was a thing at the time... it was looked at... clearly i am wrong...
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