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spladle

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  1. I have no issues with any given recruit doing what is best for themselves. Wrestling is a selfish sport.
  2. Is he even enrolled this term?
  3. Good for them. Take advantage of any and all opportunities available.
  4. It was a BTS exhibition match. I wouldn't put a ton of stock in the result unless it was a tech fall.
  5. Zain in the first match by a score of 8 to 3
  6. I had to peek at his twitter. A little odd to say the least
  7. Mark Schultz used to post here all the time some years back as Martial.
  8. After following wrestling for the better part of 30 years, I have learned there are few locks and even fewer now.
  9. Men's freestyle I believe 7 is being too generous. So many intangibles such as an off match, officiating, and pairing lends itself to too much uncertainty. The US men will win 5 or 6 medals and only 1 gold, possibly zero. Dake is the more likely gold winner as long as he is healthy. Burroughs is a good shot at finals but has lost a step or three. Snyder had been solved by Sadulaev. Gwiz is a sold bronze maybe silver. J'Den Cox has gold in him again but is beatable. I really hope to be wrong.
  10. Mens freestyle I believe 7 is being too generous. So many intangibles such as an off match, officiating, and pairing lends itself to too much uncertainty. The US men will win 5 or 6 medals and only 1 gold, possibly zero. Dake is the more likely gold winner as long as he is healthy. Burroughs is a good shot at finals but has lost a step or three. Snyder had been solved by Sadulaev. Gwiz is a sold bronze maybe silver. J'Den Cox has gold in him again but is beatable. I really hope to be wrong.
  11. The Schultz comparison shows how little you know about Schultz.
  12. I believe the snark is derived from the fact beach wrestling is a contrived event that was riding the coattails of beach volleyball.
  13. The Olympics should be disbanded. Countries pay millions in bribes to host the event, billions in infrastructure to accomodate various venues with little positive economic impact to the host cities. In the process ordinary citizens are displaced. The Olympics had outlived its usefulness
  14. Anyone know when the Yianni/Zain match is?
  15. It will never happen again. There is not a strong enough viewership to demand 10 weight classes. The politics of the Olympics are really complicated, but it is driven mostly by tv revenue.
  16. Booooring! Forgive my ambivilence but this year I just don't care if he medals or not.
  17. It wall go to 3 matches, 2 will be decided on criteria and all 3 will have bricks thrown by both sides.
  18. As with Yianni/Zane, the longer the delay, the less interested I am in the final outcome.
  19. Mark Branch was listed as 6'4". Not sure if that is real but he looked the part. Still my favorite wrestling story with an 8 and 9 record going in as a freshman and winning the damn thing.
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