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Posts posted by Drake_Mallard

  1. 8 hours ago, MadMardigain said:

    Iowa despirate for another National Title. Ayala losing to the 7th ranked guy for the 3rd time isn’t going to get you there.  Either he improves or Iowa should have chosen to save him for later.  

    Still plenty of matches against tough guys. Generally, I feel good about a true freshman who can get to the legs like Ayala does. By the end of the year, he could jump a couple levels.

  2. 27 minutes ago, uncle bernard said:

    and yet we’re the real losers because he keeps getting us to respond. a world historical level idiot has cast a spell on us

    Nah, hes not even a good troll. The best way to make Tbar look stupid is to allow him to keep talking.

  3. 10 minutes ago, TBar1977 said:

    Lol. No debate is complete until you get flushed out of the weeds. 

    Seriously, nobody is arguing they don't wrestle true freshmen except rarely, but you knew that. Now try to use your remaining brain cells to answer why this is the case. And don't give me Vak's reasons. We all know them. 

    To suggest, which you stubborn fans are doing, that Iowa could have had numerous or even several true freshman AAs and even 4th place finishers in recent years if they chose to just wrestle them is silly. It pre supposes all these freshmen were good enough to actually achieve such a result in the biggest hardest tournament in college wrestling. Again, silliness. Anything is possible, but none of it likely except in the rare "Spencer Lee" type situation. 

    Not all zeros are alike but ......... that is indeed the number. 

    A nip in the air - meme

    Oh, you are saying they were just never good enough. Well, then that just means that Brands make good decisions for their athletes and can develop talent. Hahaha thats a real zinger tho Tbar! Hahaha


  4. 6 minutes ago, TBar1977 said:


    What's this? War and Peace? 

    Still this many true freshman AAs not named Spencer Lee for Iowa Wrestling since Brands Bros took over. 



    Soooo, youre too dumb to realize that the Brands have had very few true-freshmen go? Why do you need the obvious explained to you all the time?

  5. Hes talented, but a little undersized and he has work to do on bottom. He could beat anyone out of the top 3 guys, but he could lose to anyone if some of those freshman weaknesses are exposed. I love the kid, but feel like he is a fringe AA threat unless he really turns it on this next month. 

  6. Just now, Lurker said:

    I think you need to revisit the evolution of our little chat here. I think you also need to realize that seeing someone is visibly upset and suggesting they relax and enjoy the new year is not at all an insult. But I’m sorry if that hurt your feelings. You’ll be okay. Enjoy the day!!

    Just because someone disagrees with you, doesnt mean they are upset no matter how many times you repeat it. Believe it or not @Lurker, this is me relaxing.

  7. 35 minutes ago, Casper said:

    Problem is that if one does not enforce Copyright they can lose it.

    We all see the warnings on movies and videos about Copyright infringement, inluding monetary penalties.

    I have gone after some who thought it was OK to use my work - and won. If they had asked the licensing fees would have been much less than what they had to pay. Do it right or face the real possibility of legal action - including your internet site being shut down.


    Which, I understand, but Dan stated he was told to shut this down and when he reached out he has heard nothing. I am not saying he needs to just be a free pass, but it seems like he is willing to play ball. UWW cant even bother to get back to him. 

  8. 4 hours ago, Lurker said:

    Do I think UWW has helped increase the visibility of wrestling, Yes.  If you’ve been paying attention it’s pretty hard to argue otherwise.

    Enough that their actions should be beyond question? Because thats what you are hounding me about. Why are you defending UWW so hard here? They have zero to gain by restricting Dan Sweeny.

    4 hours ago, Lurker said:

    Now like I said relax and enjoy the new year. There’s plenty of good technique content out there. UWW puts out a lot on their own. It’s okay I promise, you’re going to be okay. 

    Im fine. I can have a discusion about things without getting emotionally involved. Try to do the same instead of turning every post into an insult. Sad if you are a grown ass adult.

    And please, show me this technique content UWW has been putting out. I have not seen anything.


  9. 9 minutes ago, Lurker said:

    I guess the only thing I would add is the acknowledgment that the restructuring and reorganization from Fila to UWW is a large factor in why international wrestling has gone from being on the chopping block to the product it is today. So yeah, good on them!!  Keep it going! 

    You’re not very good at this. Enjoy the new year. Relax and have some champagne. 

    Do you think UWW has helped increase the visibility of wrestling? Thats what we are talking about here, isnt it? If I go out and ask people in town their thoughts on wrestling, 99% wouldnt know a single thing and I live in Iowa. 

    Wrestling may be more palatable for you since UWW took over, but most people still dont have a clue whats going on. Get off the forum every now and then and get a clue. People dont give a **** about wrestling and we still need all the publicity we can get.

    PS. If you could rely on the merits of your arguement, you wouldnt need to say **** like this: "You’re not very good at this. Enjoy the new year. Relax and have some champagne." 

  10. 1 hour ago, Lurker said:

    That would be a good point, except for the small detail that people were able to figure out the sport prior to the advent of UWW, let alone these clips. 
    Not even sure what we’re arguing here. We get it, you don’t like their decision. 

    Wrestling almost got removed from the Olympics because its so unpopular. You're totally right though. UWW is right to throw its weight around.

    We get it. This is an option for UWW. Is there anything else you wanted to add or just state the obvious?

  11. 44 minutes ago, Casper said:

    Many sure do seem to take a lot of effort to support the guy. If you don't get permission, paid or free - you don't use the stuff, absent clear "Fair Use".

    Some need to be reminded that this type of thing is illegal.

    If you cant see why people are defending him, then you are blind. Its not illegal in the sense that he will be arrested. UWW has a choice to allow it or not allow it and some entities in other sports do. Do you not understand why people feel UWW should allow this? 

  12. 3 minutes ago, dman115 said:

    What hurts the long term prospects of the UWW and the sport of wrestling is when the UWW ceases to exist because they didn't make any money because they offered everything for "free" and thus couldn't pay for anything, or any staff.

    Obviously, that needs to be considered, but without looking at their books, we dont know. To you, is it even worth considering the opportunity costs?

  13. 1 minute ago, dman115 said:

    Of course...to a point...but who gets to determine when something has matured and can be monetized?  Yep...the customer.  And if the customer is willing to pay for it, why not charge for it?

    .... and I am not saying someone shouldnt make money. I am saying that it appears like we could be sacrificing long term growth for short term gains. Its atleast worth considering. 

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