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    DocBZ got a reaction from Gantry in Ohio State is vastly underrated   
    I wouldn't either...
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    DocBZ reacted to Gantry in Ohio State is vastly underrated   
    I'm not sure I've ever seen Echemendia wear a shirt
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    DocBZ reacted to Wrestleknownothing in Does Myles Martin have chance?   
    I think DT will win the 2018 worlds. 
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    DocBZ reacted to nhs67 in Does Myles Martin have chance?   
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    DocBZ reacted to red blades in B1G Conference Football   
    CDC makes an announcement that social distancing could save the college football season - the entire South goes into voluntary lockdown.
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    DocBZ reacted to bnwtwg in Does Myles Martin have chance?   
    I hope so because he's a really good guy with tons of potential. It's kind of funny when you think about it that everything at 86 was really kicked off because Martin totally choked to PD3 at the US Open last year and set off a whole chain of events. I mean think about it... if Martin wins then Downey probably doesn't earn a spot to Final X, doesn't get on the world team, doesn't run his mouth and set up a PPV match with Taylor, doesn't kick off a huge women's wrestling movement, and Nomad keeps his job and asking for bikini pics. Literally everything is Myles Martin's fault for 88 seconds of not finishing the job.
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    DocBZ reacted to Lurker in Senior Open set   
    October 9-11 in Coralville, Iowa.  Will be interesting to see who enters.
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    DocBZ reacted to steelfrog in DT Nixes Match With Bo   
    Well, it SEEMS that Bo was asked and agreed to accept the position to replace PDIII, and then when Flo told DT about it, DT nixed the matchup.  Hence, MyMar.
    I guess Flo shoulda checked with DT first before offering Bo.
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    DocBZ got a reaction from TheOhioState in Ohio State is vastly underrated   
    Well he's as good as any with his years of connections. 
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    DocBZ reacted to Wrestleknownothing in Merged: Downey thread   
    I'm just hoping DT can afford a shirt when this is over.
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    DocBZ reacted to Wrestleknownothing in Merged: Downey thread   
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    DocBZ reacted to Cradle1 in New Gold Medalists for 2012 Olympics at 120kg   
    That could happen to anyone.  I recall oh to well my own false positive-  when I accidentally took my wife’s Dianabol, winstrol, and anavar  thinking that they were my vitamins- and mistakenly injected her testosterone thinking it was my b-12.
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    DocBZ reacted to Jon_Kozak in New Gold Medalists for 2012 Olympics at 120kg   
    Makhov is currently under investigation. I believe the positive test was from the Matteo Pellicone in January 
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    DocBZ reacted to steelfrog in Flo — Reaping What a Bad Citizen Sows?   
    Flo was started as a somewhat romantic notion operated out of a van and funded by donations. 
    It grew through the efforts of the Brothers Flo and others including Bader and Joe, eventually adding Willie, who was fresh off of being named wrestling media guy of the year. Willie brought to Flo the editorial chops and rankings presence it did not have before then. 
    Will later brought in Pyles, Holmes, and others. 
    Then the Flo brothers (understandably) wanted to monetize and allowed VC in. With VC came lawyers, one in particular by the name of Paul Hurdlow has been particularly damaging to Flo. 
    Hurdlow insinuated himself into management and put his imprint on Flo’s culture, and that meant using the lawyer’s tools. Contracts. Non-competes for already-employed people. Lawsuits. Then Flo started suing everyone in sight. From individuals taping their kids at Flo events, to putative competitors, to corporate “partners” (Oklahoma State) to Martin Flo and Willie. No one is safe from Flo’s litigious bent. 
    You wonder why Flo is not given access by many programs?  Why they, the biggest wrestling media outlet, have an antagonistic relationship with their fans, wrestlers and coaches?  Because people aren’t stupid that’s why.  Flo’s sharp practices have not gone unnoticed. 
    One of the few Flo partners remaining is USA Wrestling which (a) is desperate for money and (b) has historically terrible leadership with poor judgment. 
    Flo is indeed a sinking ship, at least in the wrestling realm. Their business model is built on exclusive event rights, and those are dwindling. If USA Wrestling pulls the plug on Flo in favor of CBS/Track, they will be done.
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    DocBZ reacted to 1032004 in 2021 Olympics   
    That link says the study was run by the National Institute of Health, and it got positive feedback from Fauci.  Would need to be a pretty elaborate scam.
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    DocBZ reacted to LJB in Merged: Downey thread   
    To be fair, everyone that has actually met downey likes him personally...
    yes, he is a jack ass on social media but if we are gonna call out everyone who is a jack ass on the google webs, this server is going to shut down...
    downey does not fit this silly mold our sport has decided you have to or else... he’s tried and failed multiple times... it just doesn’t work for him...
    it’s just time to move on... he made a world team after finally getting the right training environment for him... that’s not a bad career...
    go make some money in MMA where it is being a jack ass on social media inflates your pay check...
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    DocBZ reacted to goheels1812 in Merged: Downey thread   
    Not to completely miss the point of the subject, but why is everyone freaking out on Flo on social media? As a company the bottom line for them is making money. They obviously have access to viewership numbers on everything they film live and videos they post. If they see that they don’t get the same hits on women’s matches as they do men’s matches, then it’s not their moral responsibility to offer the same contract to the women. Dake vs. Chamizo is going to be a crazy viewership draw. Whether it’s right or wrong, the women just don’t have a headliner that can compete with that strictly from the standpoint of generating views. 
    I think people miss the mark on Flo’s goal for the sport. Their goals are centered around making money and growing their platform. Hence why you can’t pay monthly and have to pay a yearly fee. If they grow the sport in the process then that’s great. I feel like people really need to change their perspective on what Flo brings to the table for wrestling. It’s a platform to give us as fans easier access to watch matches, replays, documentaries, etc. But at the end of the day they have bottom lines and it’s about revenue.
    As for women’s wrestling, I’m a huge fan. I love watching our senior level girls. Helen Maroulis’ run to gold in Rio is one of my favorite US Olympic moments. But that being said, it’s not Flo’s job to promote women’s wrestling as much as the community wants it to be. The onus for doing that is on USA wrestling, UWW, AWW, NWCA, and the women themselves. 
    PD’s initial comments were insensitive, but then he started getting flat out childish and disrespectful in some back and forth with Sarah Hildebrandt and Jacarra Winchester. The dude just doesn’t know when it’s time to stop. 
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    DocBZ reacted to GreatWhiteNorth in Merged: Downey thread   
    My opinion is that I don't enjoy watching women's wrestling. I wouldn't pay to watch it. Men's wrestling is much more exciting to me, personally. I believe the numbers will show that the majority of fans have a similar opinion.
    Seems like I should get to have that opinion. It may not be diplomatic, nor politically correct - but it's my opinion. In a free country like the US, shouldn't I get to have that opinion and voice it without retribution? Seems like I should. I agree it won't be well received by some, isn't politically correct, and it isn't in the best interest of wrestling - but it is still my opinion.
    That being said, I don't enjoy watching men's volleyball at all. I find it boring, too. Women's volleyball is so much more fun to watch - both beach and indoor. Hands down better.
    As both a collegiate wrestler and collegiate and USVBA volleyball player, it seems like my experience gives my opinion at least some legitimacy. I don't dislike women who wrestle or men who play volleyball... I just wouldn't pay to watch either one.
    What a terrible world it would be if we couldn't voice our opinions, and instead we all were forced to agree on everything.
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    DocBZ reacted to AHamilton in Merged: Downey thread   
    Dude quoted Hitler to justify a position.  Or so he thought... but it was a fake Hitler quote. Which is pretty ridiculous.
    I thought agreeing with Hitler was an immediate shark jumping, but I guess I am wrong.
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    DocBZ got a reaction from balanceseeker in Ohio State is vastly underrated   
    Well he's as good as any with his years of connections. 
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    DocBZ got a reaction from hammerlockthree in Maybe Flo really is the devil?   
    Ya I'm not talking about the value. I was a subscriber until recently. I was talking about them charging ppl for months and years after they had cancelled and making it extremely hard to cancel your subscription. I mean it was borderline illegal what they did early on. It was clear they were doing it on purpose to make more money off of people because there was a ton of ppl having the same problem. I mean it was basically CC theft in reality.
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    DocBZ reacted to CoachWrestling in Merged: Downey thread   
    So apparently Downey threatened to beat up Sarah Hildegrandt on Twitter, Downey apparently was asking for nude pictures from women, and Nomad was asking female wrestlers for bikini pics. This has been a crazy weekend for wrestling gossip. This is all allegations at this point. 
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    DocBZ reacted to alliseeisgold in Merged: Downey thread   
    Just my opinion but downey got blackballed. The majority agree with downeys statements. Getting let go for,saying people dont watch women and greco is one of the biggest jokes ive ever seen
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    DocBZ reacted to TheOhioState in Merged: Downey thread   
    Downey tweeted that he would “pay to watch” women’s stars like Helen Maroulis, Alli Ragan, Adeline Gray, Erica Wiebe and Victoria Anthony, but also wrote “the average fan ain’t paying for women’s wrestling.”    

    Downey also referred to women’s freestyle and Greco as “boring a**” The posts sparked a volley of tweets between female freestylers Downey and Hildebrandt and Winchester. 

    If you don't like his tweets, don't read his tweets.  
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    DocBZ reacted to balanceseeker in Ohio State is vastly underrated   
    I have several reasons for believing Singletary will be very good at 197:
    1. Unlike most 220 that made the drop, Singletary was not overly dependent on superior athleticism but instead technique and match management.  In other words he was seriously outgunned and found a way to get it done anyway.  As hard as it is to be successful at this level it says a lot about the guy's grit and toughness.
    2.  Many who make the switch were unsuccessful at the higher weight.  While Singletary was not in the super elite he was an AA candidate and had some very good wins at heavyweight including Parris and Stencel. 
    3. Ohio State and the OTC have great competition and coaching in the upper weights.  The challenge from Gavin Hoffman and getting to bang with Orndorff and Traub daily will help.  Having Cox, Moore and Martin at the OTC is fantastic even with the defection of Snyder.  Tervel's coaching prowess is well documented.
    4. Singletary's success in limited time down at 97 KG including a win over Honis who was an AA at 197.
     I think Ultimately it will come down to if he can handle the cut, I believe he will be fine but if he isn't Hoffman presents a nice alternative.  Maybe they both end up being successful at 197 and the Bucks end up with good depth and competition at this weight.  I know that probably isn't likely but both guys were blue chippers wrestling out of weight class so it's reasonable to believe that whoever emerges should be very competitive.
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