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Everything posted by EM_1996

  1. It's too bad this guy's external hard drive is no longer working. I'll bet it had all kinds of good stuff on it. The truth behind the JFK assassination, crashed alien spaceships at Area 51, etc.
  2. It is a bit odd to insist that your statement is "completely true," only to have to rely on others for some verification. If you yourself have no evidence, why are you sure it is true?
  3. i just don't think all of these caution+1s are being called correctly
  4. I would be absolutely shocked if Burroughs could make 74kg again and be effective. I just don't think he has that cut in him anymore.
  5. It won't be this year, but I predict Nolf takes this spot from Dake before long. I don't think Dake reps the USA at the 2024 Olympics.
  6. i feel like there is an element of randomness in the points being given in this match
  7. I missed that. What was he doing?
  8. Not sure I agree on the relevance. It changes the dynamic of the match pretty significant. Without that call, it is a 2-2 match with Nolf holding criteria. Plenty of wrestling left, but still, it is going to have some impact on what happens afterward.
  9. That caution +1 is an AWFUL call
  10. Honestly, I didn't think it was that bad. I didn't see a greater number of bad calls than one typically sees in an international tournament. I do think that some of the stateside refs are still struggling to call certain positions in the same manner of other international refs....grounding for one. I was mainly paying attention to men's freestyle so I can't speak to other matches, but I don't believe the officiating truly impacted the outcomes of any matches. Grumbling aside from JO's fan base, he was not robbed; he simply didn't do enough to win. If any call or non-call struck me as truly odd, it was JO literally running away from Retherford for the better part of a minute at the end of their 2nd match. If that happened at Worlds, he would have been hit with cautions multiple times.
  11. Chance is a helluva wrestler but that's a bold statement right there. That said, one of these days Jordan's age (and the wear and tear over the years) is going to catch up to him. Maybe it'll be this week.
  12. Geez, how did Chance not even get put on the clock there?
  13. What's the back story on this? It seems quite odd that a guy who some claim was a generational talent just decides to give it up after high school and not even attempt to take advantage of the educational opportunities his talent could unlock.
  14. Alan Fried deserves some consideration as Ohio's GOAT.
  15. I'm certainly curious to see if some of the Russian superstars take their talents elsewhere. I'd bet there are a few countries out there that would make them pretty enticing offers. Or just imagine how the forums would respond if they enrolled at PSU!
  16. The Ukraine invasion is turning into quite a protracted affair and may not be ending well anytime soon. It just got me thinking to when, if ever, we will see the likes of Sadulaev or Sidakov competing again in events that matter. I'm not opposed to Russia's exclusion from athletics under the circumstances, but it would still be a shame to have careers like that end abruptly due to politics outside of their control.
  17. I agree with those who think this current system has obvious drawbacks. It is actually quite amazing how few matches some of our top guys wrestle in any given year. As long as they medal at Worlds/Olympics, there is now little incentive for them to show up to other events. It is quite a contrast to the top guys back in the '80s and '90s. Guys seemed to have competed much more frequently back then.
  18. I'm also interested in seeing how he does, but nothing about his style leads me to think he is a serious threat on the freestyle circuit.
  19. I won't deny that Pico showed potential at times...but his actual on-the-mat results do not put him within a country mile of the Dake/Taylor level.
  20. Considering that Lee didn't tilt Suriano or Mueller or even Brandon Courtney for backs, no way is it a foregone conclusion that he is tilting RBY.
  21. Lee is a tremendous talent, but he is not unbeatable. He never has been; a point proven by the losses he has taken over the years. The fanboy-ism surrounding Lee on the HR forums is just insane. I don't think RBY beats him 100% of the time if Lee bumped to 133, but RBY wins the majority of those matches. He has the strength and speed to give Lee fits.
  22. I don't think we even need to go as far back as Cael. I think Nickal would have folded him in half. Cox would have made him look pretty foolish too.
  23. Spencer has a solid reputation as a good guy and I don't have any reason to believe it is undeserved, but that tweet doesn't reflect well on him IMO. I don't recall him throwing shade on folkstyle after his team won the title and rightfully celebrated.
  24. I don't get why Suriano would even suspect the injury time as bogus. It's not like Glory was about to give up a takedown or nearfall and cried out. It would have been a weird thing to fake since it didn't appear to have any benefit for Glory at all. Am i missing something?
  25. Getting rid of riding time is unlikely to eliminate stalling on top entirely. Some wrestlers will still likely try to slow a match down by grinding out a stall ride. I, however, am totally in favor of removing it for the sole reason that I do not believe the outcome of any match should be determined by a riding time point.
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