Please I BEG you to change your pick.
PSU has proven too many times that they peak at NCAA's. That is why I simply can't pick against them. But, the reason this 2 team race is so intriguing is that tOSU has several guys that have proven they are ready in March as well. tOSU has 3 Seniors that have placed top 3 every year in Snyder, NaTo and BoJo. They then have a former NC in Martin that is 2 for 2 (1st,5th). 4 guys that are 11 for 11 with only 1 finish outside the top 3 is very strong. You then have 2 more guys that have finished no worse than R12 in McKenna(3rd,R12) and Jordan(R12,4th). That doesn't even include the favorite at 197 that took 3rd last year as a freshman. Finally 2 of the remaining 3 have solid NCAA Tournament experience with Pletcher going 2-2 as a freshman up a weight at 141 and Campbell qualifying as a TF and then going 2-2 last season as a True Soph. That leaves Hayes(he showed he is AA material by beating Thomsen at Cliff Keen) as the only guy on the roster that has no NCAA Tourney experience with every other guy at least winning 2 matches last season.
So, I don't think PSU is going to win it because of tOSU folding/underperforming. They should win it by their best guys continuing to maximize their potential. 110+ out of their big 5. Another 25 between 197 and 285. Anything from 125-141 would be gravy.
tOSU absolutely has the firepower to beat PSU, but doesn't have the big point locks outside of Snyder to have ANY margin for error. NaTo, BoJo and Martin taking 3rdish would absolutely not be bad performances, but just wouldn't get tOSU enough points considering there is a 7 point difference between 1st and 3rd without factoring bonus.
Honestly, I see 9 AA's out of tOSU, but too many 3rd-5th type finishes to cover the spread. For them to win, they need at least 3 Champs. IF, they get 3, PSU will need their 5 again.
You are the kiss of death, the Sports Illustrated cover jinx, black cat, snake eyes, the guy everyone gets away from at a crap table, etc
I would be willing to mail you a breakfast coupon of your choice to pick anyone else.
This is some real BS MSU. Every year I can count on paying taxes and you picking against PSU. This year you are using this reverse psychology. Like I said. Breakfast of your choice to change the pick
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Edited by pish6969, 06 December 2017 - 06:44 AM.