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  1. 20 hours ago, jackwebster said:

    I think his career would be a great subject for a documentary. He was once Nolf's potential rival, but now is often the butt of jokes. A look at life in the shadow of his father would be compelling.

    Be a good topic on the difficulties of coaching your own son also - obviously not easy at a high level.

  2. 59 minutes ago, IGotAPlan said:

    Dean Heil didn't really burn out, the danger rule literally took away what made him good. He made a living off latching on and staying on his back. Can't change a style in 1 year ... at least not everyone can. 

    Joe Smith is a much better example. He wrestled as a true freshman and AA'ed, some called him a potential long term rival for Nolf. Sophomore year, he places 4th (taking Kemdawg to SV in the 3rd/4th match) 

    He redshirts the following year and comes out looking like he wishes he quit wrestling during that time. 

    Was wondering who would bring up Joe Smith, but it seems like he's more of an HEW example. 

  3. 23 minutes ago, ionel said:

    You are aware that they almost lost one of their teammates ~4 days before last weekend's duals?  Look at what happened to the football team couple days after the plane crash.  Not everyone can just brush this kind've stuff off and just go back to practice as normal.


     I have no idea what I'm talking about

    Are you really comparing a non-fatal car accident to the plane crash?

  4. On 4/12/2021 at 4:14 PM, TBar1977 said:

    This reads like you are confirming you know something but won't say it. Btw, not accusing you of a crime against humanity either, just that many view this practice is not proper internet etiquette. 

    LOL - proper internet etiquette. How else do you get attention on a message board? "I know something you don't know...but I'm not telling"

  5. 12 hours ago, gowrestle said:

    Sorry your feelings were jarred. Asked an honest question. Guys like Gable, Nichols, Mike Moyer, Thad Turner, devoted their lives to promoting wrestling. Thousands of high school and youth coaches have helped millions of kids. Hodge was a celebrity. His contribution to wrestling pales in comparison to those I mentioned. He lived a decent life and like I said was a good guy. 

    Man, I was gonna post something about how folks were jumping to conclusions and that maybe you were looking to learn, but dude - don't make it so easy for folks to be convinced that you're a jerk.

  6. 42 minutes ago, GockeS said:

    the student loan crisis is in part due to a degree in something that doesn't pay, translate etc... 

    think of all the degrees issued by the high cost liberal arts schools, 

    and govt subsidizing the loans means the cost goes up and up and up

    Exactly right - there is a lack of real world value in those degrees. That said, I'm not sure that notion applies to wrestlers, but maybe there's a large community of 14th century French poetry majors in the wrestling community.

  7. 4 hours ago, IronChef said:

    I'm not sure I agree with this. The kids who really have trouble are the ones who don't go to college OR trade school as well as those who start college and drop out/fail out. More completed education is never bad. I don't think there are a lot of kid who graduated from college and it was a mistake for them to attend. There are definitely kids out there who went to college, didn't make it, and should have probably gone to trade school instead. 

    I think it depends on how you're valuing the college experience. The student loan crisis as a starting point would be indicative of a lack of real world value being derived from the college experience. Though one could also argue that there are social benefits. Frankly, I'd be 100% in favor of providing a brief business-based curriculum (taxes, accounting, sales) and then encouraging kids to learn a trade.

  8. 23 minutes ago, Antitroll2828 said:

    On paper yes, but his body could not handle the drop to 165 , he had just taken 5th at the big 12s, losing to Brandon Ashworth and demtrious Romero, and had a record of 21-8 total for the season including just 7-4 at 165 ,with Connor Flynn being his best win 

    Ah, I miss the "is Joe Smith gonna make weight" era. Seriously though, getting him first thing was the best time to get him, five hours after weigh-in, that's a different guy.

  9. 1 hour ago, HokieHWT said:

    Ok I’ll drop this and then sit back and enjoy the thread from now on.

    CoVID Vacccine

    November 9-10: Pfizer & BioNTech; incomplete results; 90% effective

    November 16th: Moderna; complete results with safety data; 94.5% effective; submitted for emergency approval

    Today, November 18th: Pfizer & BioNTech; complete results including safety data; 95% effective; submitted for emergency appproval.

    Without seeing the sampling procedures/criteria, I couldn’t tell you whether their samples are valid but I do know they were small. 30-40K in the samples and only 100-180, respectively, contracted COVID. Of the 170 who contracted COVID in the Pfizer trial, 162 were in the placebo group and 8 had received the vaccine. The data isn’t public, only high level overviews of the findings.

    Additionally, confounding variables, stuff that can contribute to an observed result, such as age, weight, other sicknesses/diseases, etc., have not been mentioned, and that may be purposeful, which is concerning.


    You seem to know something about it, so question. I'd read that there were 44k in the Pfizer study, with 22k in the placebo/22k in the vaccine group. If 162 people got COVID in the placebo, is it reasonable to extrapolate that as a ratio for the general population? Or is it a situation where we are better off looking at the positivity rate of the vaccine group, and simply assuming that 100% of people will eventually get COVID?

  10. 2 minutes ago, klehner said:

    Moving on from false dichotomy to straw man.  Hittin' all the logical fallacy low hanging fruit, are we?

    Here - lemme help you. In the world as it is, you have to choose between the options that exist. If you have a banana and an apple, and you prefer the apple, it doesn't necessarily mean that you wouldn't prefer an orange. However, when you express a preference, it indicates that you 'prefer' one thing to another (in my example, the apple over the banana). 

    If you would like to advocate for a third, fourth or even fifth option, feel free. But, umm, that's how preferences work when expressed in the manner above. 

  11. 27 minutes ago, klehner said:

    Nice false dichotomy.  If only there were some compromise between autocracy and a rampant pandemic in a free country.

    It's not a false dichotomy - the individual stated a preference for one over the other. Personally, I disagree (as noted), but the dichotomy is very real - I prefer this system to that one, and cu155 views the other as a worthwhile trade off. I'm not sure how to make that one simpler.

    "People can argue about 'freedom' all they want but the reality is that someone in China currently has much more freedom to go to school or a restaurant or a doctor's visit without fear of contracting and dying from Covid than someone in the US.  Not a bad trade off."

  12. 14 hours ago, cu155 said:

    Interesting that you bring up Hong Kong, which leads to a discussion of China and its response to the virus.  A country with more than 1 billion people that has effectively contained the virus despite early missteps, in large part because a combination of public health regulations were put in place.  People can argue about 'freedom' all they want but the reality is that someone in China currently has much more freedom to go to school or a restaurant or a doctor's visit without fear of contracting and dying from Covid than someone in the US.  Not a bad trade off.

    Dude - you're nuts if:

    1. You think that any information coming out of China on this topic, or any other is accurate. I mean, from concentration camps (https://www.businessinsider.com/video-chinese-ambassador-confronted-over-blindfolded-uighur-muslims-2020-7), to COVID cases (less than most US states) - there's a well documented history.

    2. You'd trade this for that. I mean, life sucks sometimes in the US, but at least you get to live it without worrying about the government disappearing you because you're suddenly out of favor.

    But, as I'm reminded frequently, some people like different stuff. You might honestly prefer that, and that's ok.

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