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1 hour ago, Katie said:

I never got the impression that Oliver was a “pompous jerk”

It strikes me as odd that you’d say that.

You ever read his Twitter? He's constantly trash talking. 

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14 hours ago, BobbyGribbs said:
Retires as one of the best of All-Time. 4x State Champ, 4x Big 10 Champ, 4x NCAA Champ, World Champ! Led HS team to state title, to NCAA Title and to World Team Title. He’s joining Freestyle staff & opening wrestling academy!

He was an absolute hammer in college and achieved what almost every wrestler wishes for (4 time State Champ, 4 time NCAA champ and World or Olympic Gold).

At OSU, Stieber was one whose matches I would not miss when the opportunity to see them was there.

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6 minutes ago, ptz305 said:

You ever read his Twitter? He's constantly trash talking. 

Nah. But I also see nothing wrong with trash talk in a competitive environment.

What’s more important to me is his behavior on the mat, and I have never seen anything wrong with it. 

Anyway this is a Stieber thread so I’ll leave it there.

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1 hour ago, treep2000 said:

I'm scratching my head why grown men are aligning so tightly to their opinions and "their guys", and when a literal "legend" chooses to retire, half of the commentary is about how he was "less than", thus attempting to diminish the guy.  

This constant breakdown of the individual in this sport is absolutely uncanny.  There's always something to nitpick and it's gotten beyond old.  This is yet ANOTHER reason why the popularity of the sport is a question mark, as there is a constant stream of this garbage.  I get it that football and other major sports have it, especially through the media, but it's a different equation when there are 300 million fans instead of 300,000 fans.  

Let's just celebrate in this and subsequent few moments of this announcement, that Logan Stieber is a legend on the mat, and fits the bill of an all-around "good person".  He's an fantastic ambassador of the sport.  Let's just leave it at that and stop all the various forms of butthurt. 

If you think internet debate over how great a guy is holds back a sports popularity in any way then you know absolutely nothing about sports popularity.  

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1 hour ago, treep2000 said:

......when there are 300 million fans instead of 300,000 fans.  

 

There are 300,000 of us? Man we're really growing. 

Edited by Zebra

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2 hours ago, treep2000 said:

I'm scratching my head why grown men are aligning so tightly to their opinions and "their guys", and when a literal "legend" chooses to retire, half of the commentary is about how he was "less than", thus attempting to diminish the guy.  

This constant breakdown of the individual in this sport is absolutely uncanny.  There's always something to nitpick and it's gotten beyond old.  This is yet ANOTHER reason why the popularity of the sport is a question mark, as there is a constant stream of this garbage.  I get it that football and other major sports have it, especially through the media, but it's a different equation when there are 300 million fans instead of 300,000 fans.  

Let's just celebrate in this and subsequent few moments of this announcement, that Logan Stieber is a legend on the mat, and fits the bill of an all-around "good person".  He's an fantastic ambassador of the sport.  Let's just leave it at that and stop all the various forms of butthurt. 

He was awesome, so upon his retirement one would hope people would just wish him well.

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Is it just me, or does his retirement seem a little premature? I mean, Logan Stieber has accomplished more than most wrestlers and can do whatever he wants, but it seems like he still hasn't reached his peak yet and his a few more years in him. At least enough to carry him through the 2020 trials. Oh well.

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30 minutes ago, pamela said:

Is it just me, or does his retirement seem a little premature? I mean, Logan Stieber has accomplished more than most wrestlers and can do whatever he wants, but it seems like he still hasn't reached his peak yet and his a few more years in him. At least enough to carry him through the 2020 trials. Oh well.

I agree. I’m sure there is a good reason. 

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7 hours ago, fadzaev2 said:

I learned it in English class...."I before E, except after "C"!!!  But I'm "old school"....old math, learned all the Patriotic songs in first and second grade...maybe we need to go back!!!!

That saying isnt an exact sCIEnce...

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:English_words_not_following_the_I_before_E_except_after_C_rule

Edited by randyfoxwell

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59 minutes ago, pamela said:

Is it just me, or does his retirement seem a little premature? I mean, Logan Stieber has accomplished more than most wrestlers and can do whatever he wants, but it seems like he still hasn't reached his peak yet and his a few more years in him. At least enough to carry him through the 2020 trials. Oh well.

I think his height makes it very hard for him to move up in weight and be effective.  And age and new weight classes and rules makes it very hard for him to move down.  He's already a world champ and an all-time great, so hanging around and cutting weight without a great chance to add to your hardware seems not worth it.  Basically he has nothing left to prove and it seems like a perfect time to retire.  

Edited by boconnell

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5 hours ago, boconnell said:

If you think internet debate over how great a guy is holds back a sports popularity in any way then you know absolutely nothing about sports popularity.  

Wow... you're so right... I don't know what I'd do without your reality check there.  Man... what was I thinking to call out how trashing your sports elite for the most minute things won't help the sport.  I shall forever be indebted to your absoluteness of virtue and ethics.  Praise thee... 

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8 hours ago, Katie said:

How do you feel about kids on your lawn?

Correct me if I'm wrong because it does happen but weren't you the poster who several years ago gave someone **** about their "shaky reading comprehension skills"? Just a reminder -the fact that I'm not a fan of the way a lot of athletes act at times, "speak" on social media, etc. is not a new concept, is not restricted to people who others assume are old and if I comprehend correctly what I said it does not have a damn thing to do kids on some "lawn". As you may or may not know most people in Vegas live in casinos.

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9 hours ago, Katie said:

I never got the impression that Oliver was a “pompous jerk”

It strikes me as odd that you’d say that.

I wouldn't call him "pompous". He definitely thinks he's better than he is, though. A lot of the fans think he's better than he really is, as well. He's super talented, but I don't think he'll rise above #2 or #3 at the Sr level nationally.

Edited by TobusRex

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9 hours ago, pamela said:

Is it just me, or does his retirement seem a little premature? I mean, Logan Stieber has accomplished more than most wrestlers and can do whatever he wants, but it seems like he still hasn't reached his peak yet and his a few more years in him. At least enough to carry him through the 2020 trials. Oh well.

It's just you. Stieber has run his course as a competitive wrestler. Yeah, he's got a little more gas in the tank if he wants to hang around, but on the world stage he's not going to ever win a medal at any Olympic weights (unless he improves a LOT, and he's already an old dog who has gotten about as good as he's going to get). He won a "World Title" at 61kg, yeah, but it was a very weak weight because all the legit contenders were trying to make the cut at 65kg.  I'm not aware of him coming close to medaling at any world events other than that one at 61kg.

 

Best to take that world title, and the 4 NCAA titles, and try to convert it into a living while he's still got some cache with the kids.  He's a hard worker and very likable, I think he could possibly make a great coach (I could see a HS making Stieber HC right off the bat with no assistant coaching experience).  Would like to see him coach at OU with his brother on Roselli's staff, can you imagine how tough Demas would be after rolling around with Stieber every day?

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