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Tom Brands: 'Let's Beat This COVID-19'

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2020 will be an * year.

I pretty much like what coach Brands said but no one knows who the champion was or is because the matches weren't wrestled.  NO oned earned anything.

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1 hour ago, TFBJR said:

I thought "you get only what you earn"?  Typical Brands myopic narcissism.  Wrap it up - sad for all involved.  Move on.   No champs No AAs.   

I (strongly) disagree with that description of Brands but won't belabor it. It's because I have strongly defended him here in the past that I'm surprised by his insistence that the NCAA "has to name it and it has to be official."

He says that "the brackets were set, the matchups were laid out, the 33 seeds were laid into the bracket."  Exactly.  For the purpose of  the 33 guys wrestling and eight of them earning spots on the podium.  Didn't happen because life sucks.  

"You have to honor the top 8 or 12 in an official way from the mouth of the NCAA."  There weren't a top 8 or 12.  There were a top 33 and they were never winnowed down.  Because life sucks.  

iowa has a Big Ten championship.  Their individuals have their Big Ten medals.  That's it.  

Other sports pick All Americans by subjective means.  Wrestling doesn't.  It has qualifying tournaments and at large criteria, then the 33 wrestle for it.  The quarterfinal and blood round winners jump into their coaches' arms and Jason Bryant and the other guy raise their voice and declare them All Americans.  

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29 minutes ago, drag it said:

I (strongly) disagree with that description of Brands but won't belabor it. It's because I have strongly defended him here in the past that I'm surprised by his insistence that the NCAA "has to name it and it has to be official."

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i think when he says this he means for it to mean anything... they have to name it

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