MDogg reacted to steamboat_charlie v2 in Anthony Echemedia Commits to Ohio State
This is a huge get for Ohio State. Kid is the real deal.
Cautiously amped, but also keeping in mind that there's a long road ahead for the kid in terms of making it to the mat and navigating the life of a college athlete.
MDogg reacted to 1032004 in RTC Discussion
Agree about the "single donors," but it's pretty evident if there was a "single donor" in the filings provided, such as with the NLWC.
I think most would agree that tax filings are not meant to predict the future. But it tells you about their history, and in most cases should at least be able to give you an indication of if that history can (or how long it can) repeat itself.
I didn't mean that you said "Free Cash Flow is all you need." However you did say multiple times about the importance of Free Cash Flow:
So regardless of whether you will still say it's not enough, how much more is needed to get an approximation of FCF? Looking at the most recent NLWC form that steamboat_charlie posted (https://pdf.guidestar.org/PDF_Images/2017/251/408/2017-251408517-103dfd14-9.pdf), I see line items for revenue, interest expense, taxes, depreciation, amortization and expenditures.
I know there are three necessary financial forms. And the above link includes sections titled Statement of Revenue/Statement of Functional Expenses, and Balance Sheet. So it does seem the main thing missing is Free Cash Flow, which again goes back to the prior question (real question, not rhetorical): what is missing in order to at least estimate FCF if not get a pretty good idea of it?
MDogg got a reaction from DocBZ in RTC Discussion
Not trying to be a smartas* but not sure what “make a strong discussion” means...but there’s no making a strong argument that there are only 2 functional RTC’s in the country today. After all as a Mizzou fan you should know since you just lost your best senior level prospect since Cox to Iowa because of the strength of the Hawkeye’s RTC. And NJRTC and Cornell are not just functioning, they’re thriving.
There is no debating the fact that the NLWC is far and away the #1 RTC right now, but despite their dominance I think it’s very, very possible they produce 1 of our 6 Olympic reps next year. Personally I’m taking Cox over Taylor at 86 and Yianni over Zain at 65 (though those - especially the latter - are far from locks). That would make Snyder the only NLWC rep on the team...and unless he beats or really pushes Sadulaev not many people will consider Snyder making the team and medaling a feather in the cap of the NLWC.
There are 6 Olympic weights and the NLWC has no serious contender to make the team at 3 of the 6 weights. There’s nobody in that room that’s genuinely in the mix for 57 or 74, and I don’t think Cassar is a serious contender in freestyle this quad...trials are just too soon after the NCAA season ends and he has very little freestyle experience. In freestyle I don’t see him beating Gwiz, Coon, or Gable.
MDogg reacted to 1032004 in Blair?
According to the previous topic linked above Jaroslav Hasek said it was Tulsa Central with 15. Quick google search reveals they don't even have a team currently?
MDogg reacted to steamboat_charlie v2 in RTC Discussion
I agree with your general sentiment nerd, but in this case I think it's pretty easy to get a solid picture of each operation from their 990's. RTC's generally don't have (or have very little) physical plant assets, and no liabilities. They're not really set up to turn margins, and with the exception of a few exceptional lead gifts it's purpose-based fundraising and $1 in $1 out, for the most part.
Most recent publicly available filings below for anyone that's interested:
Nittany Lion Wrestling Club: https://pdf.guidestar.org/PDF_Images/2017/251/408/2017-251408517-103dfd14-9.pdf
Hawkeye WC: https://pdf.guidestar.org/PDF_Images/2018/237/302/2018-237302974-0fa179a5-9.pdf
Ohio RTC: https://pdf.guidestar.org/PDF_Images/2017/061/778/2017-061778223-0fb262d1-9.pdf
Gopher WC: https://pdf.guidestar.org/PDF_Images/2018/410/003/2018-410003982-10ad0d08-9.pdf
Penn RTC: https://pdf.guidestar.org/PDF_Images/2017/471/577/2017-471577889-0fd2402e-9.pdf
MDogg reacted to 1032004 in RTC Discussion
Why don’t you stop stating that you’re smarter than everyone and no one will understand and try to explain it to us?
I mean a quick google search on cash flow statements says most have 3 parts: cash from operating activities, cash from investing activities, and cash from financing activities. Unless I’m mistaken it seems at least most of the first 2 of those are included in the form 990 for NLWC.
I get that revenue does not give the full picture, but it gives a decent bit of it right? If an RTC’s average annual revenue is $500k, how many wrestlers can really make a living wage from what’s left after other expenses? (Note, that appeared to even be the ballpark for NLWC outside of a likely multi-million dollar donation)
MDogg reacted to yonz_g in Why is Cael's 1st year ignored in Title wins?
I think it's due to the focus on the winning streak. Starting with the first title they won in 2010-11, the streak was only broken once - 2015. I agree that an 80% is still phenomenal, but I believe it is ignored to focus on the streak.
MDogg got a reaction from mlbruem in Is Mizzou in trouble?
I think it’s a big stretch to list 133 and 165 as potential AA’s this year. Mocco got pinned once and majored twice at the Southeast Open last weekend. Its also important that my opinion those are also the 2 of the 3 deepest weights this season (along with HWT).
But I’ll give you that they could very well get another AA out of 157, 174, and 184. In fact if the tournament was wrestled today it’d probably be a coin toss whether Flynn AA’s or not.
I assumed Elam would stay in RS when I said 2 AA’s...if he wrestles in March he’s definitely more likely than not to AA. Normally I’d say he’s a virtual lock but HWT is so deep this year and I don’t think there are too many locks to AA.
MDogg reacted to steamboat_charlie v2 in Willie at Flo
Disagree completely. Personality is by far the most difficult thing to replace. There are plenty of people that can give you a monotonous preview of the upcoming matches and last weekend's results. There are a great deal fewer that can make that exercise engaging and often times funny.
MDogg reacted to Husker_Du in Willie at Flo
thanks for the mostly kind words guys. (also thanks for following some of my work over the years).
i'll give an explanation sometime in the next couple days. still love the guys at flo and appreciate all the invaluable opportunities
they've given me over the years. but also looking forward to doing my own thing and the excitement and challenges that come with it.
MDogg reacted to andegre in Weekend Upsets with WrestleStat - Week 1 2020
Each week we’ll put out a list of the biggest upsets that occurred over the weekend, where the upset wrestler is ranked in the top 20.
These lists are going to be longer than normal for the first half of the season until wrestlers get “settled-in” to a more accurate ranking for this season.
So, without delay, here’s our list!
157 - #87 Kendall Coleman (Purdue) beat #4 Will Lewan (Michigan) by SV-1 3 - 1 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/50626/coleman-kendall/profile
141 - #6 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) beat #4 Dominick Demas (Oklahoma) by TB-1 2 - 1 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/44636/pletcher-luke/profile
285 - #5 Mason Parris (Michigan) beat #4 Matt Stencel (Central Michigan) by DEC 9 - 2 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/51176/parris-mason/profile
157 - #13 Quincy Monday (Princeton) beat #5 Josh Humphreys (Lehigh) by DEC 11 - 5 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/53967/monday-quincy/profile
157 - #87 Kendall Coleman (Purdue) beat #6 Anthony Artalona (Pennsylvania) by DEC 10 - 7 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/50626/coleman-kendall/profile
133 - #138 Theorius Robison (Northern Colorado) beat #8 Montorie Bridges (Wyoming) by DEC 3 - 2 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/57246/robison-theorius/profile
197 - #70 Sam Schuyler (Buffalo) beat #10 Christian Brunner (Purdue) by DEC 3 - 2 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/50361/schuyler-sam/profile
157 - #47 Zac Carson (Ohio) beat #11 Taleb Rahmani (Pittsburgh) by DEC 3 - 2 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/39692/carson-zac/profile
157 - #38 Jacob Tucker (Michigan State) beat #12 Jaden Mattox (Ohio State) by DEC 9 - 8 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/44639/tucker-jacob/profile
165 - #22 Quentin Perez (Campbell) beat #12 Kennedy Monday (North Carolina) by FALL 6:59 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/40421/perez-quentin/profile
125 - #23 Brock Hudkins (Indiana) beat #13 Drew Hildebrandt (Central Michigan) by DEC 3 - 2 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/44808/hudkins-brock/profile
149 - #67 McCoy Kent (Northern Illinois) beat #14 Mason Smith (Campbell) by DEC 6 - 1 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/39791/kent-mccoy/profile
184 - #66 Matthew Waddell (Chattanooga) beat #14 Dylan Wisman (Missouri) by DEC 8 - 5 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/49259/waddell-matthew/profile
125 - #131 Sam Latona (Virginia Tech) beat #15 Fabian Gutierrez (Chattanooga) by DEC 6 - 3 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/56742/latona-sam/profile
157 - #103 Phyllip DeLoach (Missouri) beat #15 AC Headlee (North Carolina) by FALL 11:00 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/40074/deloach-phyllip/profile
149 - #48 Kizhan Clarke (American) beat #15 Requir van der Merwe (Stanford) by DEC 11 - 5 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/44878/clarke-kizhan/profile
184 - #140 Jake Logan (Lehigh) beat #16 Chris Weiler (Lehigh) by DEC 5 - 3 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/57185/logan-jake/profile
184 - #75 Luke Hodsden (Army) beat #16 Chris Weiler (Lehigh) by DEC 4 - 3 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/45121/hodsden-luke/profile
184 - #110 Zach Braunagel (Illinois) beat #18 Cameron Caffey (Michigan State) by MD 15 - 7 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/50925/braunagel-zach/profile
125 - #60 Jake Ferri (Kent State) beat #18 Luke Werner (Lock Haven) by DEC 5 - 3 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/51179/ferri-jake/profile
165 - #50 Reece Hughes (Michigan) beat #18 Ethan Smith (Ohio State) by DEC 6 - 4 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/49181/hughes-reece/profile
157 - #40 Jacob Wright (Fresno State) beat #18 Luke Weiland (Army) by DEC 7 - 2 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/49463/wright-jacob/profile
174 - #34 Jacob Oliver (Edinboro) beat #18 Andrew McNally (Kent State) by FALL 3:15 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/49130/oliver-jacob/profile
125 - #30 Willy Girard (Bloomsburg) beat #18 Luke Werner (Lock Haven) by DEC 8 - 7 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/45191/girard-willy/profile
184 - #29 Jelani Embree (Michigan) beat #18 Cameron Caffey (Michigan State) by TB-1 10 - 8 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/49179/embree-jelani/profile
165 - #152 Carson Kharchla (Ohio State) beat #19 Troy Keller (Buffalo) by TF5 19 - 2 0:00 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/57703/kharchla-carson/profile
149 - #49 Pj Ogunsanya (Army) beat #19 Cole Martin (Wisconsin) by TB-2 6 - 3 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/54496/ogunsanya-pj/profile
125 - #115 Jace Koelzer (Northern Colorado) beat #20 Cole Verner (Wyoming) by DEC 6 - 4 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/50912/koelzer-jace/profile
165 - #105 Joseph Terry (Ohio) beat #20 Drew Hughes (Michigan State) by DEC 6 - 4 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/45561/terry-joseph/profile
184 - #99 Taylor Cahill (Buffalo) beat #20 Gavin Hoffman (Ohio State) by DEC 5 - 3 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/39848/cahill-taylor/profile
184 - #62 Peter Acciardi (Buffalo) beat #20 Gavin Hoffman (Ohio State) by DEC 10 - 5 http://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/51069/acciardi-peter/profile
MDogg reacted to steamboat_charlie v2 in Willie at Flo
I don't know how you can spin this any way other than as a big loss for Flo, and even more so for fans of FRL and WNO. Anyway, good luck to Willie. Curious to see what he does next, whether it's Rofkin, another wrestling media outlet, or some other platform.
And for those of you clamoring for a more professional or buttoned-up broadcast, go watch the Big 10 network.