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Famous Maryland heckler - Robin Ficker

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I feel like if the coaches support having him around, then he must not be that big of an embarrassment to them. And not only that they support having him around, but they promote him as a fan of the program.

 

I would. I was trying to figure out how to get him to root for Cornell.

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I was at the ACC’s and talked to Mr. Ficker briefly. He didn’t come across as a bad guy, but he wasn’t exactly truthful about his background either. He was interesting to hear for about 5 minutes, and got really tiring after that if you had to sit anywhere near him. My take is this - he is a wrestling fan, if a little mis-guided. When I hear about Maryland wrestling now, I get the same feeling as if I were to need a filling from the dentist; if that is what the U of M wrestling wants, he’s your guy.

 

The Redman is a young guy, very energetic, anonymous, draws positive attention to the team, and silent. He gets the Big Red fans fired up dancing around in the crowd. I love the RM and he has made me a MUCH bigger fan of the Big Red; I went to the other side of the stadium at the NCAA’s just to get a picture of the Redman with my son. Ficker is an old guy, sedentary, self promoting, boisterous while stomping the bleachers with his combat boots. As I said earlier he annoys me and makes me hope to see the U of M go down.

 

If I were a wrestling team, I would want a super-fan like the Redman any day over Ficker.

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I personally loved his hatred of Mark Cody.

 

I don't know who the ... you think you are but people like you are pretty much the reason I don't read this cesspool anymore. Since someone sent me an e-mail that I was somehow the subject of your posts I'll respond.

 

I admire the job Mark Cody has done at AU. He's developed the support of alumni like Allen Meltzer and returned them from the grave, much as we've done at Maryland. Not sure where an anonymous wipe like you gets off saying I hate the man.

 

As for Ficker, most of the Maryland alumni and long time boosters despise him. Many parents of wrestlers are getting pretty tired of him too.

 

If you've been around the State of Maryland at all over the past 20 years you might understand why. Funny how he didn't have an audience for his antics when we didn't have the funding to make much noise but did manage to keep the program alive at Maryland, but he pops up last February on the heels of a top 10 finish. The man has had his law license suspended something like 5 times, that last time nearly for good. He fails to represent his clients, though he pretty much just does DWIs and divorces. He rear ends some women who was pregnant and hits her in his rage. He runs for any political office that is open. He files suit against the MPSSAA as a self-serving gesture to add the 215 weight class years ago though his son went to a private school. He is opposed to the use of tax dollars to support public universities, yet uses college wrestling to feed his ego.

 

He's an embarrassment, if not to the sport, certainly to the University of Maryland. His antics are tiresome and I believe hurts the athletes actually competing. I saw him shout something at AU's 197 at the NCAAs in the consolation. The kid responded to him. At that moment I knew he was going to lose the match and he hadn't even started.

 

He's banned from major sporting events yet you guys go on about him, demonstrating why we are a marginal sport. Maryland had our first ever three time All American last year but WIN Magazine fails to mention Hudson Taylor's accomplishment in their NCAA edition. Instead they have a picture and article about Ficker.

 

Little wonder programs die, you'll post about an idiot like Ficker but won't write your Congressman about the misapplication of title ix. I stopped expending energy in the title ix fight, much as Dale Anderson did before me. YOUR TURN "BOB DOLE"

 

 

Ah yes, nothing quite as classy and credible as a good old-fashioned character assassination from an anonymous handle. Didn't you leave out Ficker's past as a Holocaust denier, his numerous ties to Agents of Al-Qaeda, and his on-line child pornography empire?

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It's one thing to heckle multi million dollar athletes...they probably deserve some of it. Completely different story to heckle a college wrestler who is busting his as* 16 hrs a day between school & practice. I think it is bush league. I hope he heckles the wrong wrestler some day, and then gets his teeth smashed in. That would be one way to shut him up.

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It's one thing to heckle multi million dollar athletes...they probably deserve some of it. Completely different story to heckle a college wrestler who is busting his as* 16 hrs a day between school & practice. I think it is bush league. I hope he heckles the wrong wrestler some day, and then gets his teeth smashed in. That would be one way to shut him up.

 

 

I can see this, but I just wouldn't take him so seriously.

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I honestly get a kick out of the guy & I would have to completely disagree w/ WrestlingTerp's insinuation that Mr Ficker just arrived on the scene last February. I've personally seen his antics for many years now at VT meets & multiple ACC Championship tourneys.

 

Some of the things he says are quirky & sometimes out there but I personally haven't ever heard him say a negative thing about a MD opponent. Now he does say things about what the Terp is going to do but has never been insulting to the actual opponent that I've witnessed.

 

Remember fan is short for fanatic which defined means:

marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion. The more people we can have with his passion for the sport can only be a good thing....annoying sometimes, but ultimately good.

 

ASPER IS THE ASPIRATOR!!!!!!

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It's one thing to heckle multi million dollar athletes...they probably deserve some of it. Completely different story to heckle a college wrestler who is busting his as* 16 hrs a day between school & practice. I think it is bush league. I hope he heckles the wrong wrestler some day, and then gets his teeth smashed in. That would be one way to shut him up.

 

Agreed. I think this dude was at the NE Duals in Albany and the Purdue friends and family I chatted with were upset and disgusted by his antics.

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I honestly get a kick out of the guy & I would have to completely disagree w/ WrestlingTerp's insinuation that Mr Ficker just arrived on the scene last February. I've personally seen his antics for many years now at VT meets & multiple ACC Championship tourneys.

 

Some of the things he says are quirky & sometimes out there but I personally haven't ever heard him say a negative thing about a MD opponent. Now he does say things about what the Terp is going to do but has never been insulting to the actual opponent that I've witnessed.

 

Remember fan is short for fanatic which defined means:

marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion. The more people we can have with his passion for the sport can only be a good thing....annoying sometimes, but ultimately good.

 

ASPER IS THE ASPIRATOR!!!!!!

 

Watch the video a few posts up. He is in the Maryland coaches corner heckling the opponent. "How does that feel" when a kid returned the other kid to the mat pretty hard. The coaches don't look like they are real thrilled with it. He must donate a ton of money to be able to sit in the coaches corner.

 

I agree we need more fans, but this kind would seem to turn off more people than make them want to attend more dual meets

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NEXT TIME HE IS RANKING ON SOMEONES SON, WITH A CRACK LIKE " SQUEEZE HIS HEAD LIKE A GRAPE FRUIT" OR SQUEEZE THAT BOWLING BALL ON HIS SHOULDERS LIKE A GRAPEFRUIT" WHAT WOULD HE THINK IF HE HEARD A CRACK LIKE "SQUEEZE THOSE GRAPEFRIUTS ON DESIREES CHEST" I GOT A FEELING HE WOULDN'T LIKE IT MUCH. HE IS A FREAKING ASSWIPE, THESE ARE YOUNG MEN WORKING THEIR ASSES OFF, NOT PAID MILLONAIRES. THESE ARE ALSO SOMEONES SON, HE SHOULD HAVE THE SAME RESPECT FOR THEM, THAT HE WOULD WANT FOR HIS CHILD. HE REMINDS ME OF A RETARDED DR SUESSE CHARACTER, WITH HORNS AND FLAGS

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Was near him at Midlands and did not hear him heckle anyone - only yelled stupid stuff like "Get a Terra-PIN!" The crowd loved him - even got Barry Davis to crack a smile.

 

Heckling a wrestler, when family and teammates are usually scattered throughout the venue, would be bad for your health.

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