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Everything posted by ThorsteinV

  1. He saw how much fun it was training with Nickal at U23s and decided to transfer. No telling where he ends up ;)
  2. This makes a lot of sense. I always knew I could spot an academic from a mile away - arguing based on credentials is a dead giveaway. And for the uninitiated: by “tenured professor at a major university” I think we’re dealing with a sociology professor at Penn State Schuylkill or a philosophy professor at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.
  3. Sidakov is excellent but I just can't envision him beating Dake.
  4. Can you address the OP’s extremely convoluted question regarding why FLO doesn’t hire folks with an impressive pedigree and an extensive technical understanding of the sport? I’m not one who thinks pedigree is altogether necessary for providing quality insight but I do wonder if this is something that has been pursued? If so, why hasn’t it worked out? If not, what are the objections?
  5. If it were to be easily won by Zain, this thing would’ve been resolved by now.
  6. What (if any) are the monetary prizes for Yasar Dogu?
  7. My point was that there is uncertainty regarding whether that was exposure or not - it was in response to a statement that it was factual that it was not. Sure, we want to get the call right but at times doing so has wider implications. If anything, this sequence illustrates the importance of the timing of the challenge. Yianni's urgency changes dramatically over the final 40-50 seconds of the match if he believes he is losing on criteria rather than if he's winning 8-6. There were people intimately close to the action that stated other highly respected referees were disgusted with the mat judges ruling.
  8. Exposure points, four-pointers, and other scores do not exist when you’re abstracting from procedures and rules. There are many folks -likely better informed and less biased- that disagree about the exposure. I think it could’ve went either way but it certainly is not a fact that no exposure occurred.
  9. Can we all at least agree that the rules (supposing they were appropriately applied) are sub-optimal. If there is an end-of-period review that results in a score change, the wrestling should continue at the time of the score change. The idea that the wrestler's tactics and the entire dynamics of the match do not change in response to the score change is preposterous - only to be outdone by the fact that our rules somehow do not take this into account.
  10. I was wondering the same thing. Schultz won the US Open too. What exactly is the criteria?
  11. Well Lewis won gold at Junior Worlds so there’s at least one reason to think he’s ahead of Nolf when it comes to freestyle.
  12. Unfortunate only because we haven't been able to see him compete much in freestyle over that last few years. I agree with essentially everything in your post.
  13. It is unfortunate and understandable that a lot of people forget how good Mark Hall is at freestyle. The idea that he can't beat Zahid or Dieringer in freestyle is pretty absurd.
  14. He'll be wrestling today at the Last Chance Qualifier at 79kg!
  15. I think it is, especially in the context of P4P rankings. These rankings are pretty obscure, you're comparing wrestlers across weights and evaluating which wrestlers are better on a weight-adjusted basis. There isn't a lot of information for this purpose in the first place so why throw anything away? I am pretty sure Flo's P4P rankings are more consistent with my view. Like now, I wouldn't argue at all if he was the UWW Freestyle Wrestler of the Year again but I'm not going to crown him with the P4P champ if Sadulaev also wins a world championship. Sadulaev has been dominant at 86kg, 92kg, and 97kg -- which seems extremely useful for a discussion on P4P rankings -- but you would rather ignore that information.
  16. Right, I was acknowledging your disclaimer and saying that I find it unwise to throw away past information. It is one thing to update as new information comes in but discarding past results doesn't seem likely to improve rankings.
  17. Throwing away all of that useful information (career results) is rationale only if you want to have that discussion just for the sake of it.
  18. If there is a wrestling discussion between Taylor and Sadulaev, is it possible that said discussion has any merit at all?
  19. And he already has as many NCAA titles as Taylor. I bet Taylor would trade his bonus percentage for a few of Dake’s titles
  20. At least you admit you’re a troll; otherwise, I might’ve argued how completely unfathomable that 2020 lineup is.
  21. I thought the same thing, then I scrolled up and realized I was a culprit.
  22. I assume Dan Gable would qualify, right?
  23. If Cael would’ve stayed back at the hotel, I think Penn State would still win.
  24. But man, he beat up on Nickal in freestyle. And he always controlled Myles Martin.
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