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Everything posted by Wrestleknownothing

  1. I am not sure I buy the Carver argument. I went to the dual at Carver in 2020 and the atmosphere was awesome, but it is not clear to me that it really changed any outcomes. Certainly, during the Happel / Lee match the entire crowd was sitting silently as they watched Happel do his best imitation of a turtle.( Even Terry Brands sat quietly after the first few minutes). If the crowd was going to carry the day, you would expect most, if not all, toss ups to go Iowa's way, but that isn't what happened. Going in 133, 157, 165, 184 were toss ups and 3 of 4 went to PSU. Overall the result wound up being much closer than anyone thought it would be. In the related 2020 thread there were 21 predictions with 17 picking Iowa to win, 3 picking PSU, and 1 tie (there is always one) with an average margin for Iowa of 5.6. It wound up being 2.
  2. I think you are overstating the case a bit. One guy thinks that and there are zero likes on the post. But if one is surprising to you, so be it. Of the 9 who have posted projections (not including yours), 6 have PSU, 2 have Iowa, and 1 has it as a tie. The average score prediction is 18.55 - 12.55 PSU. Not exactly extreme. With your prediction it is 17.9 - 13.2 PSU with Iowa winning 3 of 10. Lighten up, Francis. And if it makes you feel better, know that Wrestlestat has Iowa leading 20-0 after 6 weights and winning 23-9.
  3. Mike Macchiavello. My wife and I went to our first NCAA tournament in Cleveland. The stadium held back club seats until the last minute and we were able to snap up a pair. To get to the seats they had an elevator. We get on and there is a wrestler already on the elevator. We had no idea who he was. We strike up a conversation and he seemed like a very nice guy. So we wish him luck as we are exiting. He seemed a little surprised given that we were wearing another school's gear, but also seemed genuinely grateful. My wife and I followed him the rest of the tournament and were very pleasantly surprised to see him win the whole thing. It was kind of fun for us. "Hey, we met that guy, he was nice, we cheered for him and then he won." The following year, in Pittsburgh, I score another last minute ticket. I get to the Marriott across the street from the stadium late Wednesday night. I check in and head to the elevator. When the doors open who is getting off the elevator, but Mike Macchiavello. We make eye contact and he has this vague sense of recognition as he furrows his brow trying to figure out where he has seen me before. I tell him we met in an elevator in Cleveland and my wife and I wished him luck. He immediately says, "Oh yeah, I remember. That is why I won." What a very nice person.
  4. Seems like he is trying to give mobs a bad name. Some of my best friends are mobs.
  5. Or just add a couple team point deductions for spiking head gear.
  6. 22-10 per your predictions
  7. I took Hidlay only because that left shoulder worries me. I did not see Sunday's dual, but Friday night he was clearly protecting it and the brace was, shall we say, just noticeable.
  8. You are so last week, Willie.
  9. Looks like Cole Matthews wants in on that too.
  10. Jan. 21 Nick Lee gets his shot to even the score against Micic. This sure adds another layer to it.
  11. In the last On the Mat episode Spencer Lee talks about Eierman getting 5th, 4th, 3rd and 2nd. He then said all that is left is 1st, because he's not getting 6th. Maybe he does complete the straight, but at the wrong end.
  12. This is very important. I need to know which matters more because while I have mellowed with age my center of gravity gets lower with every passing meal.
  13. To be fair, it wasn't Steveson complaining.
  14. Don't get me wrong. I am a huge Gable Steveson fan who is sad to see him fake wrestle when he is so dominant at real wrestling. But anyone who discounts the Cassar wins or discounts them due to age difference is practicing some revisionist history. In Feb 2019, on this board, there was an early NCAA predictions thread. Of the 13 posters who made predictions, 12 picked Steveson and 1 picked Cassar to win it all. Steveson was the favorite going in not Cassar. Steveson was being talked about as the heir apparent to the all-time greats, not Cassar. It was an upset when Cassar won at Big 10's.
  15. Is this who we are talking about? She was 5 foot 6, two fifteen A beach blonde mama with a streak of mean She knew how to knuckle and she knew how to scuffle and fight And the roller derby program said That she was built like a 'fridgerator with a head Her fans called her Tuffy, but all her buddies called her Spike
  16. Depends on your joint perspectives on John Stamos.
  17. Its ok. Red shirt seniors wrestle freshmen all the time. No one cares about the age difference. I don't recall Steveson complaining about having to wrestle upper classmen.
  18. I think one of the issues is that Swafford could have wrestled the Scuffle without having his shirt pulled. Pulling his shirt to wrestle an open tournament with mostly back ups and unattached wrestlers just was not necessary. It is an unforced error on the Brands. While it may imply that Kemerer is not wrestling, or perhaps not wrestling a full schedule, it seems you could wait to pull his shirt, and wait to have his family travel to Carver to see him wrestle, until when it matters.
  19. Probably? Likely? Almost certainly? But Cassar will also almost certainly go to his grave being the only person in the world able to say "You know that guy who won the gold? Yeah, I beat him. Twice."
  20. Hang on a second there. How dare you call him the forum's resident know-nothing?
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