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OrangeEffect

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    OrangeEffect reacted to Lurker in Nevills out Kirk in?   
    So if I’m understanding this thread correctly, the main argument is about whether or not coaches might continuously work to recruit the best lineup possible. And the little side scants are tantamount to what you might hear within my daughters middle school cheer team. Does that about cover it?
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    OrangeEffect reacted to BigTenFanboy in Nevills out Kirk in?   
    If Nevills can beat Kirk but then sits hes being screwed. Otherwise hes not.
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    OrangeEffect reacted to TFBJR in Intermat/foley   
    I would pay them to abolish his column.  The worst kind of propagandizing.   Literally the only wrestling content I would never click on. 
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    OrangeEffect reacted to ohcomeon in Zain - Yanni outcome?   
    I really dont see how anyone is accepting of the officiating or outcome of that match. Its like if the Chiefs were running out the clock against the Patriots in the 4th quarter up by 6 and the Pats challenged a call that overturned a Chiefs touchdown from the 3rd quarter, winning them the game. In no other sport would this be acceptable, and yet here we are, with nobody in any position of power admitting that something is wrong.
    The second match should be re-wrestled, but that's not going to happen. Zane will be our representative. A bunch of imbeciles will continue to run and officiate this sport.
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    OrangeEffect reacted to jchapman in Cassar = Staller   
    Yes, how does Mike Glennon continue to steal millions of dollars from NFL owners?
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    OrangeEffect reacted to dmm53 in Suriano Happy   
    Suriano has the tenacity but, ultimately, not that ineffable quality that is usually necessary to win a title or rise to the very elite  level, especially with guys like Lee, Fix and Gross in his path.   He lacks something -- perhaps the creativity, vision, humility, and large-mindedness that helps define guys like Yianni, Spencer Lee, Taylor, Nolf, Dake, and Retherford, among others.   He's driven but not super exceptional in his ability.  A hard worker to be sure, but not gifted.  Part of that missing ingredient is evident in his desire to stay home and court the familiar.   Good luck to him, but I suspect he is going to finish second at best the next two years. 
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    OrangeEffect reacted to TheOhioState in Yianni torn ACL   
    The Mat Forums Medical Team has spoken.  

    Administrator:  Can we retroactively have Yianni Diakomihalis removed from the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships and have his title distributed to another 141 lb. wrestler in the tournament?

    Thanks!
     
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    OrangeEffect reacted to Billyhoyle in Rule idea: push out   
    Some people want to add the push out to college wrestling. I tend to be in that camp, but even if you’re not, how about the following:
     
    Pushouts get you 1 point in OT. This will help avoid the drawn out/stalling OTs we see, where it can come down to who can stall from neutral and then force a scramble from top in the 30/30 ride out. This way, they are forced to wrestle in the first OT.
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    OrangeEffect got a reaction from Eagle26 in Yianni torn ACL   
    I don’t see why everyone is making a big deal about letting him wrestle. It’s not like he is the first to ever wrestle in the NCAA tournament injured. He knew something was wrong and probably even that it was a possible ACL injury, but no one knew for sure that it was torn without the MRI. The kid wanted to wrestle it’s not like he was forced to. Does it show that he is a tough kid? Absolutely. It is silly to say that he shouldn’t have been allowed to continue when he wanted to keep wrestling for something he had worked hard for all season. It is not like they sent him back out there after being diagnosed with a massive concussion. Just think if they had told him he couldn’t wrestle and then went and had the MRI and end up with just a torn meniscus.
     
     
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    OrangeEffect got a reaction from southend in Chris Bono named Wisconsin wrestling head coach   
    Congrats to him. I liked how SD was trending but I understand the move. Hopefully someone can keep the Jackrabbits trending in the same direction.
     
     
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    OrangeEffect got a reaction from Housebuye in Chris Bono named Wisconsin wrestling head coach   
    Congrats to him. I liked how SD was trending but I understand the move. Hopefully someone can keep the Jackrabbits trending in the same direction.
     
     
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    OrangeEffect got a reaction from whyme25 in Big opportunity missed at NCAAs   
    Plus starting with Lee vs Suriano is good for people tuning in on ESPN. If a casual viewer tunes in and the first match is a 1-0 win on riding time they will probably not want to watch any more. I really think the first few matches need to be action packed to keep people watching on ESPN who may not typically watch.
     
     
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    OrangeEffect got a reaction from buckshot1969 in Big opportunity missed at NCAAs   
    Plus starting with Lee vs Suriano is good for people tuning in on ESPN. If a casual viewer tunes in and the first match is a 1-0 win on riding time they will probably not want to watch any more. I really think the first few matches need to be action packed to keep people watching on ESPN who may not typically watch.
     
     
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    OrangeEffect reacted to Billyhoyle in Rank the Rankers   
    I like this idea, but you should not word what you are doing as a measure of which service is best.  Imagine this scenario:  Myles Martin beats Bo Nickal in the finals.  If a ranking service had Myles Martin ranked #1, it would get the most points.  However, we all know this would be a ridiculous ranking to give him at the moment.  
     
    Instead, simply stick to saying you are looking at which ranking service is most predictive.  This does not necessarily it is a better ranking service.  
    Maybe throw in SHP's dual impact rankings?  He has some mystery formula to determine those.  Also, a ranking based solely on win/loss percentage that ignores strength of schedule could be an interesting control to throw in there. 
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    OrangeEffect got a reaction from NYWRESTLER94 in 2018 NCAA Bracket Busters   
    I was kind of thinking the same thing. Especially if Suriano is actually hurt.
     
     
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    OrangeEffect got a reaction from pamela in NCAA Seeds... When?   
    You ruined the surprise.
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    OrangeEffect got a reaction from BigTenFanboy in NCAA Seeds... When?   
    According to the NCAA twitter they will be releasing the 1 and 2 seeds starting at 4.
     
    https://twitter.com/ncaawrestling?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncaa.com%2Fchampionships%2Fwrestling%2Fd1
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    OrangeEffect reacted to Fletcher in Brands deserved that!   
    If Brands hadn't reminded Lewis of the importance of wrestling the whole match, he wouldn't have picked up that win. Though he wears Hawkeye colors, Brands is a coach to all.
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    OrangeEffect reacted to HokieHWT in Best comeback at NCAAs from and injury   
    Has to be Carter. He had a full hamstring avulsion which is 6-12 months recovery, he came back in two and made the finals.
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    OrangeEffect got a reaction from jchapman in Best comeback at NCAAs from and injury   
    True but I think that makes it even better. He was that good to AA with one arm.
     
     
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    OrangeEffect reacted to Wolfpack05 in Which Conference is 2nd Toughest?   
    The ACC is definitely second best. Look at the number of NCAA qualifiers per team. The top two teams are really good and the rest of the conference is solid. The only downside is it’s a 6 team conference
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    OrangeEffect got a reaction from Peso in ACC most auto qualifiers per team   
    I know the big ten is the best overall wrestling conference, but I think it says something that the ACC has the most auto qualifiers per team at 5.6666...
     
    Big 10 with 5 per team
    EIWA with 2.9 per team
    Big 12 with 4.5 per team
     
    Edit: big 10 is actually at 5.71. Not sure why but I was thinking 16 teams for big 10.
     
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    OrangeEffect got a reaction from ThatLogSchuteWasCarrying in At Large Bids Announced   
    I wouldn’t say he earned his spot. He didn’t actually win a match. He just got lucky when Solomon got a concussion. Could have been 0-20 and would have qualified.
     
     
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    OrangeEffect got a reaction from TobusRex in At Large Bids Announced   
    I wouldn’t say he earned his spot. He didn’t actually win a match. He just got lucky when Solomon got a concussion. Could have been 0-20 and would have qualified.
     
     
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    OrangeEffect reacted to Egg in At Large Bids Announced   
    Congrats to the ACC for being the only conference to qualify over two thirds of its starters, including every one of its 133s, heavyweights, and Finesilvers.
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