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#1 gowrestle

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 02:08 PM

FYI, neither school has a wrestling team. Good reason to turn the TV off.
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#2 Housebuye

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 02:55 PM

We may suck at wrestling but we are better than all of you at football
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#3 TobusRex

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 03:02 PM

We may suck at wrestling but we are better than all of you at football

 

Who is "we"?


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#4 repechange

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 03:08 PM

If by "we", you mean GA then you are correct. 13 to zip GA at half but anything can happen.

#5 pamela

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:03 PM

Is it just me, or did this game used to be on regular network tv?

#6 RichB

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:48 AM

Either team would have lost had they played OhSU, MiSU, PSU, Wisc at the big 10 school last night. Anyone think a freshman QB from Hawaii could have handled playing in 15F weather? You should not be Nat'l champ if all the games you play were at sites where the record low for the date was above freezing.

 

And yeah, that is when I was watching the DVRed Rutgers OhSU dual


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#7 JohnnyThompsonnum1

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:19 AM

FYI, neither school has a wrestling team. Good reason to turn the TV off.

Agree. I find it really sad that on twitter today I find a wrestling page posting positive about Alabama football and specifically Bear Bryant.  Bryant had a lot to do with why Alabama dropped their wrestling program in 1979, thus creating a domino effect that led to the SEC (Southeastern Conference) eliminating wrestling as a sponsored sport after the 1980-1981 season. (The last SEC tournament was held in 1981). 

Why would a wrestling page celebrate a guy like that?  

Alabama was a decent wrestling team.  In the short 10 year period it existed (1969-1979)  they qualified at least one wrestler to the NCAA tournament except for 1972.  Three time SEC champion/NCAA qualifier Bob Walker went on to win a bronze medal at the World Championships the same year that the Crimson Tide announced they would be discontinuing the wrestling program.  Ironically enough, Jimmy Carr, who we celebrate often as being the youngest wrestling Olympian of all time, was their last qualifier. (After wrestling at Kentucky for three years, he transferred to Alabama for his final season.) 

Georgia dropped in 1981. Which was rather ironic in itself as both 1979 and 1980, they produced two NCAA qualifiers a piece.  Not bad for a program that produced a total of 8 NCAA qualifiers in total.  I think sometimes we have to remember that there were so many more wrestling teams back in the day.  Thinking of it as 77 teams, we'd expect everyone in 10 weight classes, with 33 wrestlers per weight class, to at least qualify a single wrestler per year.  With over 150 teams, I don't think it was as easy to accomplish year in and year out. 

But enough statistics and facts from me and back to my opinion.  I sure as the sun shines wouldn't be posting about Alabama or Georgia football if I were running a wrestling related website, twitter page or facebook page and I sure wouldn't be posting about Bear Bryant who like Pat Dye at Auburn and Dick Rosenthal at Notre Dame, had a lot to do with why wrestling was eliminated. 

My two cents I guess, for whatever they're apparently not worth. 


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"Gable said something in the newspapers to the effect that he had to show up on the podium and accept defeat like he accepted winning. Personally, I think that's the mark of a true sportsman. Such antics as having to be called repeatedly to the awards podium, hopping down prematurely, trashing one's medal at the venue, etc., don't show how much a guy hates to lose, etc. Taking a loss like a man, then coming back to compete harder (again like Gable did) does." Hurricanewrestling

#8 Housebuye

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:53 AM

I'm from GA, but I was referring to the Southeast



#9 Housebuye

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:54 AM

Either team would have lost had they played OhSU, MiSU, PSU, Wisc at the big 10 school last night. Anyone think a freshman QB from Hawaii could have handled playing in 15F weather? You should not be Nat'l champ if all the games you play were at sites where the record low for the date was above freezing.

 

And yeah, that is when I was watching the DVRed Rutgers OhSU dual

This is so incredibly wrong. Impressive stuff.



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 12:15 PM

This is so incredibly wrong. Impressive stuff.

The cold snap was below 20 below zero (wind chill) at game time. I have a hard time seeing Georgia or Alabama playing well in those conditions.


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#11 WillieBoy

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 12:37 PM

Too bad neither team can win an NCAA National Championship.



#12 TobusRex

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:13 PM

I'm from GA, but I was referring to the Southeast

 

Oh. Well, you are partially right then: you guys do suck at wrestling down there. :D



#13 Housebuye

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:17 PM

Oh. Well, you are partially right then: you guys do suck at wrestling down there. :D

Haha we are getting better! Half of UNI and NC State are from Georgia along with Milhof and Sean Russell. I’m sure I’m missing a few.
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#14 gimpeltf

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 03:04 PM

Which Georgia?



#15 TobusRex

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 04:42 PM

Which Georgia?

 

 UGA just played Alabama for the NCAA D1 Football title. That's what Housebuye is humble bragging about.


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#16 gimpeltf

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:39 PM

 UGA just played Alabama for the NCAA D1 Football title. That's what Housebuye is humble bragging about.

This is what I was going for-

 

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#17 TobusRex

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:06 PM

Oh, the OTHER Georgia.

 

They suck at football...and are good at wrestling. The exact opposite of OUR Georgia.



#18 gowrestle

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:11 PM

This is what I was going for-

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#19 JohnnyThompsonnum1

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:04 AM

To the contrary the State of Georgia when it comes to high school wrestling is perhaps the best state, without a DI opportunity for its wrestlers. 

Their are currently 40 Division I college wrestlers from the state of Georgia this season. 

As of intermat.com's November rankings, the following are from Georgia 
#6 Ryan Millhof Arizona State 125 lbs 
#8 Sean Russell Edinboro 125 lbs 
#8 Taylor Lujan Northern Iowa 174 lbs 
#20 Forrest Pryzbysz Appalachian State 174 lbs 
#13 Bryce Carr Chattanooga 184 lbs 

Whenever asked what State's without any Division I wrestling opportunities should have one based on the talent the produce, I usually answer Georgia and Florida. Both states have produced some very good talent throughout the years, that had to go elsewhere to wrestle because the opportunities did not exist in their home state. 
 


"Gable said something in the newspapers to the effect that he had to show up on the podium and accept defeat like he accepted winning. Personally, I think that's the mark of a true sportsman. Such antics as having to be called repeatedly to the awards podium, hopping down prematurely, trashing one's medal at the venue, etc., don't show how much a guy hates to lose, etc. Taking a loss like a man, then coming back to compete harder (again like Gable did) does." Hurricanewrestling

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:12 AM

UCF National Champs! At least they have a good club wrestling team! 






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