08/25/17: Weekly World Twitter Championships: 1st Place DT.
Summary: Congratulations to David Taylor for this major accomplishment. He undoubtedly will be a force in the up and coming Olympic Twitter Team Trials.
LOL. "Cael probably wouldn't, so I won't address you totally valid point." Cael CAN do that, as can any coach or administration. It's well known that coaches can pull scholarships at any point, and obviously pull them from the line up. He can control who can step on the mat for him, but they shouldn't be able to control where they go to step on the mat. Seems right and fair, nothing to see here!
BTW, cabron, please notice below how to work the multiquote function.
The argument isn't about what the rule is or is not. It's about whether Cael, (or any coach in this country, be it Tom Brands, Tom Ryan, John Smith, Troy Nickerson, Matt Azevedo, Keith Gavin, Kevin Dresser, who-freaking-ever) should have that authority over a kid's freaking life.
The basic point you pro "Withhold the Release!" folk are arguing are saying that a coach and a university should get all the benefit and power over a kid who they already hold a bunch of power over. The kid can do literally nothing to a university or a coach other than stop competing.
Coaches can pull you from the line up, dictate what weight you wrestle at, pull your scholarship, reduce your scholarship, suspend you, and, guess what, recruit over you, BUT THAT'S NOT ENOUGH! They should also get to stop you from competing for a year if you don't stay at their institution even if you don't feel that being at that institution is what's best for you. All based on a decision they make as an 18 or 19 year old when the most famous wrestling-related folks in the country, the actual fully-formed adults in the transaction, are coming to their houses and blowing smoke up their asses. And the competitor, the one who's actually providing the product that we enjoy, the one who, without them, the product would be nonexistent, should just grin and bear it. Tough ****, kid.
You can feel that way all you want, but I think it's ridiculous.
Thank you for your prediction. I find it to be very accurate and enlightening. I forgot rankings accurately determine placement at world competitions. I'll check the rankings and make a new draft in a bit. Thank you again
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