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    BobbyGribbs reacted to Lurker in JO nagging Retherford   
    People are so damn sensitive. It’s not like he was talking ****. He’s trying to get a hyped up exhibition match (against the guy many feel is the top at 65 right now) at a hyped up exhibition event. Isn’t they the kind of thing we want as wrestling folk? I don’t see what issue anyone could have here.
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to T-nigs23 in What matches are you most looking forward to in the 18/19 season?   
    White vs Cenzo
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to Buckeyebison in Richard Perry accident   
    Here’s the latest update from Gina
    More news from Gina!!
    “God is SO good. I mean He truly is SO SO good those with heavy hearts, I urge you to lay them down and rejoice! Rejoice because God is a God of miracles and I know that may seem crazy for me to say right now, but I promise He is!
    When we arrived at the hospital this morning the news was grim and not at all what we wanted to hear. They said Ri Ch Perry was too lethargic, not staying awake, and it concerned them that he was unable to talk at all. So, instead of allowing their prognosis to cause fear or chaos, I asked you all to pray and I am so grateful for all who did, because the day quickly turned around
    Today Rich not only said, “I love you” THREE times, but he pulled me in for a hug and a kiss, he was holding Zekes hand and tickling his feet, he also rubbed Zeke’s back as I held him. He held my phone in his hand and watched a video of Mya and Beau and smiled when they said “I love you daddy.” Oh, there is so much more he did today! He took a marker and was doing all sorts of tricks with it in his hand, his same hand that earlier that morning he couldn’t even clench shut! When his teammates came to visit and pray over him, he said “Can I get an Amen?!” And before we left for the night he told me “Sweet Dreams!”
    These may not sound like much to you, but I promise from when I first arrived and saw him, what he is doing now is absolutely incredible. ❤️ please continue to pray for his eyes to open and his strength to be renewed each day by the Lord.”
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to Buckeyebison in Richard Perry accident   
    Here’s the latest update-
    “Update from Gina!!!
    “Thank you all so much for the prayers! God is certainly hearing them and acting on them. This morning we walked in on Rich standing with assistance. Praise God that is just leaps and bounds better than yesterday! Not only that, but he even cracked a smile for us as he was standing in true Rich fashion. He is able to hear us and acknowledges our questions and what we are saying to him. Honestly, at this point I could not be more excited about his progress and it’s all because of God’s mercy, grace, and love—your prayers are moving mountains! Please keep them coming. While this will be a long road to recovery, it will be one to a FULL RECOVERY! I am claiming that in the name of Jesus!
    We are waiting on an exact date for next week’s surgery to remove the bone fragment from the front part of his brain. We need prayers that that surgery goes smoothly and as planned. Please pray that God guides the hands of the surgical team and that all goes according to plan... or even better.
    The swelling is going down and it seems that this is all a waiting game for now, until Rich has surgery. The pool of blood on the back right side of his brain is causing paralysis on the left side of his body. Though it will take time, we’ve been told the bruising will heal and the paralysis will dissipate. We are believing that he WILL regain functionality.
    He is now stable enough to get an MRI this afternoon to learn more about what’s going on as far as brain function.
    We just have to continue to wait and pray, and in time all things will work together for God’s glory. We are so incredibly thankful for ALL of the prayers, love and support you all are showing to our family. I am blown away and overwhelmed with the love and support from the entire wrestling community at all levels, as well as all of our friends and family. Having you in our life is such an incredible blessing. Your texts, calls, messages and everything in between, are so uplifting! God is so SO good! Please do not stop praying for Rich.””
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to SetonHallPirate in Buckeye issues   
    Enough credibility that he was voted to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Committee, and, until earlier this month, was President of the National Wrestling Coaches' Association. Nearly everybody in the wrestling world would like to have half as much credibility as Tom Ryan, myself included.
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to Fletcher in 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championship Tickets Thread (Requests, etc.: Merged Topics)   
    You didn't miss anything. They only put crappy tickets on sale in March and all the lower bowl tix get reserved for teams and other groups. In my experience, dealing with scalpers is the next best option. You can buy tix from online brokers, but those will be even more expensive and won't have mid-range priced lower bowl tix; they typically only have nosebleeds or ridiculously priced front section tix. I've tried getting tix through my local Big Ten team, but they said they reserve all of them for their team families; you may have better luck with your local team.
    Best of luck!
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to TobusRex in 2019 NCAA individual champion predictions   
    He's pushing 35 now, right?
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to Lurker in Ohio State scandal   
    But Title 9 relates to, in this case, the alleged victim. The situation is something that happened to somebody who has no official designation with the school. Neither student nor staff. The “reporting” was done friend to friend under no university business. Nor did any of it take place on university grounds or at university function. Granted I’m not a lawyer. Just repeating what I’ve heard from the lawyers who have talked about it on talk radio. And apparently there’s precedent from a very similar situation, and that was not a title 9. However as others have said, we don’t know all the facts at this point. So...
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to Coach_J in Flo's silence on the Ohio State accusations & Jim Jordan story   
    Without being a victim, the whole "I would have" commentary is idiotic and demeaning to those who actually have been.  All of us can claim we'd run into a building with an active shooter or a blazing fire at a safe distance from reality--easy to claim but much harder decision to make in real time.
    The Joe Paterno scandal should have put all big-time coaches on call: I didn't know, I wasn't aware, I can't remember, and nobody told me don't cut it. As head coach, it's your job to know. You have to know your staff, including assistant coaches, team doctors, trainers, boosters, academic advisors, etc. It's your responsibility to know, be aware, listen, ask questions, and remember. You take the praise, the adulation, the paychecks, the perks, you also take full ownership of what happens on your watch. Championship rings don't excuse willful obliviousness. Hellickson has admitted that Strauss was too "hands on" with the guys and his behavior was more than just "odd" (showering with team members several times a day for an hour at a stretch--Doc sure was the clean-freak).  Hellickson thought it was significant enough to report it to superiors and get his team moved out of Larkins Hall. And Dr. Strauss has been implicated by more than wrestlers, so this isn't just some off-the-wall accusation by money-grubbing ex-wrestlers.  Are some of those who wrestled involved in the current accusations just looking for a payday?  Very possible, but I'll wait until an outside agency investigates or a judge and/or jury rules on the matter.
    And Ohio State's issues run far deeper than weird Dr. Strauss and the wrestling team.  The exploding Urban Meyer situation is proof of that.  Meyer ran a sleaze factory at Florida (over 30 players arrested, a dozen of those initial felonies or violence-related) but he won and all was forgiven or swept away. He seemed to clean up his act at OSU and I've enjoyed watching his teams compete, so we'll see where this leads.  And don't forget that Meyer replaced a championship coach who lied to investigators and lost his job because of it.  Basically, you're seeing a massive lack of institutional control at all levels at tOSU, and it's not just related to wrestling and decades-old accusations.
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to silver-medal in Ohio State scandal   
    I think it's complicated and we all need to sit tight and wait until we learn a lot more.  
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to stp in Alleged Ohio State Disabato video   
    You can either like or dislike the Jordan's, but they've always stood for what they valued.    The DiSabato's are a large family.   You have good sides, and a questionable side.
    The dislike and jealousy of the Jordan's, goes back before Mike D.  Possibly failed attempts at tOSU coaching positions, failed businesses and overall not as much success on the mat could all be answers to the question.....?  
    Why haven't we heard from the other A.D boys who wrestled at tOSU back then?    Only the one with all the legal trouble...?
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to stp in Alleged Ohio State Disabato video   
    Mike D is a well known douche bag, plus his side of the D family has a history of jealousy towards the Jordan's.  
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to Gantry in Wow- Breaking News   
    But are we going to stop the world and melt with you? 
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to Gantry in Ohio State Lineup   
    Wow, that was the friendliest discussion in TheMat forums history, kudos to all!
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to TobusRex in Zahid/Hall, who cuts the most weight?   
    Zahid looks bigger. The only part of Hall that's bigger is his enormous cranium.
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    BobbyGribbs got a reaction from Doc_Hfuhruhurr in Least-Favorite Wrestler(s) Not On Your Team   
    I am leaning towards Hall. Watching him pound his chest after he won his first match at this years big ten...really you were supposed to win that one. Confidence is good, arrogance is stupid
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to BigRedMachine in Least-Favorite Wrestler(s) Not On Your Team   
    I don't dislike Retherford, but I must admit I'd crack a smile if he lost. Same goes for basically every PSU wrestler actually...
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to buckshot1969 in Favorite Wrestler(s) Not On Your Team   
    This is the happiest sports weekend of the year and while it's easy to get wrapped up in your team you must have some guys you like on other teams.  Who will you secretly be rooting for?
    For me it's:
    1. DeSanto (I feel like he's going to come up a lot here)
    2. Thomas Haines
    3. Marsteller
    4. Dean Heil (just kidding!)
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    BobbyGribbs got a reaction from iGranby in Question about seating this weekend...   
    if you go to the NCAA website https://www.ncaa.com/championships/wrestling/d1
    Click on tickets/Hospitality-----get tickets----you can see it on the chart
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to MidwestMauler in How close to 100 percent is Jason Nolf   
    If IMar and Sorenson had a brother he'd be Hidlay. Best of both
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to stp in Final Picks: National Champs.. tOSU or PSU?   
    All the Buckeye Seniors get their national title, along with tOSU placing first.  
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to Gantry in Snyder vs Coon final?   
    If Synder spladles Coon, I'm buying all of TheMat a Great Lakes Dortmunder after the finals. 
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to Idaho in Snyder vs Coon final?   
    Someone needs to forward all this coaching advice to Snyder. 
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to TBar1977 in Let's talk about Mckenna   
    McKenna and Yianni should do a complex differential equation to decide NCAA Champ!
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    BobbyGribbs reacted to pamela in I really enjoyed the Big Ten tournament era...   
    It sounded like a bunch of people from this board made the trip out to the B1G tourney. How pissed must they be with all these MFFs? Kinda cheapens the conference tournament down to "duals don't matter" level.
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