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  1. https://www.flowrestling.org/events/6777196-2020-bts-virtual-benefit The FLO event hub tells you everything you need to know except anything you need to know. When does the event stream?
  2. The teams still have to travel. Hmmm. Maybe a holiday tournament might be put in a well regulated bubble. But remember, some kids are learning online, others attending classes. Its gonna be costly. The availability of a vaccine is going to make sports work.
  3. FloWrestling @FloWrestling · 1m We’re aware of the issue with our stream and have paused wrestling as we work on a resolution.
  4. It's looking like we won't have sporting events of any kind until sometime in 2021, so the eligibility question is probably moot. Maybe we'll get lucky and get a vaccine super-early. Social distancing for a few months will not solve the virus problem to point where we can risk gatherings.
  5. Not true in reality. I've never seen a football or basketball team that takes a "meh" attitude towards regular season contests like we often see from wrestling coaches.
  6. You could do a single weekend, 8-team duals tournament. The best 3 duals teams in country will almost always be in the top 8 rankings. Good enough.
  7. There is no cost to teams going all-out in their regular season games. They don't rest good players. There isn't an individual ranking race layered on top of the game. They don;t have to make weight
  8. If it doesn't determine the naitonal champion then there is no reason to care. Wrestlers & coaches will save themselves for the tournament that counts.
  9. You can only have one national champion. They've had dual champions before and nobody cared. You underestimate how broken the wrestling sport is. We have 4 months of meaningless competitions where good wrestlers often skip events. You also underestimate how exciting the NCAA torunament will remain even without a team race.
  10. The NCAA basketball tournament doesn't deteremine the best team. No single eliminatin tournament does that very well. So what? Do you not consider the NCAA basketball tournament or the NFL playoff season a great success? 80% of the time the winner of a duals competetion will be the winner of a torunament. The dominant team is almost always strong at both facets. Right now all we have is a 3-day season. The advantage of adding an exciting duals season (plus playoff?) far outweighs any imperfection in picking the national champ. The winner of a duals competition certainly has made a great accomplishment, if in a slightly different sense.
  11. Eventually the wrestling world will figure out a duals team championship is needed to keep the sport vital and popular. When the Olympics almost canceled the sport it seemed like people realized the sport was broken. You need meaningful regular season drama to attract new fans. But since then the dual season has just gotten more meaningless and boring. The individual tournament would be just as exciting without a team race. There are only one or two teams that have a shot anyway. The glory of the tournament is watching the great matchups. The color of their signlet is way down the list of interest value. It truly is an individual tournament already. Unfortunately the wrestling diehard fans love the tournament just the way it is. I get that. But we'll have much more fun overall if we take a risk and extend the excitement.
  12. I doubt we'll have sporting events next fall.
  13. Why are some ppl suggesting the event be moved to a smaller venue? Why would an event with 5000 ppl be significantly safer than one with 50,000? (5000 is about the size of the largest cruise ship, BTW)
  14. Freestyle doesn't seem sumo to me. But it does change the wrestling a lot, true. Guys constantly playing games with the edge of the mat now is worse. Wrestlers who want to stall-out the match just hang out there. I've liked the danger rule change.
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