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College / Year of Readiness
« on: February 21, 2015, 09:52:48 AM »

Not sure how I feel about this proposal as there would be second and third order effects; many unintended consequences. Besides the jaded side of me thinks it's more about money and indoctrination than education.  Also, isn't this essentially equal to a redshirt?

College / Proposed Collegiate Rule Changes
« on: January 27, 2015, 06:13:47 AM »
I know this topic has been discussed ad nauseam, but recent posts on "the kicking incident" along with coaching high school freestyle in Japan got me to thinking.  The key to rule changes, imho, is to keep them simple and relatively easy to officiate.  Here are the rule changes I would make if I were king:

1) Eliminate riding time
2) Eliminate escapes
3) OT matches continue until first score (no periods or TBs)

I'm undecided on the push out.  I can see the benefits but I also like scoring extending outside the mat circle as long as any part of one wrestler's body remains in bounds.


College / BTN/ULive Question for Jason Bryant
« on: November 20, 2014, 05:19:46 PM »
There is a discussion on HR about video access for this season.  Someone attributed to you that BTN and CBS Ulive (All Access) have parted ways.  Do you have any info on this?

In the past I've purchased the CBS Ulive subscription because it covers everything, for every sports, for every school/conference that participates.  In this past this has included the B1G and most pertinent schools (at least for wrestling)...Except ISU. 


College / For Fuhr & Bryce
« on: November 14, 2014, 08:17:20 PM »
Esteemed gents - I just purchased my TOM Prime membership so I can read your Deep Thoughts column.  At $25/year that's only $2/month.  Not a bad price  :)

College / AFA Coaching Staff
« on: October 28, 2014, 09:34:12 PM »
New Head Coach Sam Barber shores up his staff with 2 new hires: Chris Heilman and Moza Fay!

College / Automatic Qualifiers?
« on: March 10, 2014, 02:29:16 AM »
Where is SHP's list of automatic qualifiers?  It's Monday afternoon here in Japan...he's slacking. 

College / AWN/TOM All Star Coverage?
« on: October 28, 2013, 03:09:56 AM »
Will AWN/TOM be providing any audio or blog coverage of the All Star event?  Thanks.

College / First Big Event of Season?
« on: October 18, 2013, 04:04:45 PM »
Other than the All Star match, what's the first big event this season that you're looking forward to?  I always look forward to the Iowa wrestle offs (which haven't been announced yet) as it signals the beginning of wrestling season for me.  I'm curious what others look forward to.

College / AWN/TOM Collegiate Coverage?
« on: October 04, 2013, 04:04:44 AM »
What does the 2013/2014 season look like for coverage?  I know there are issues with rights (BTN) that result in audio only for many events.  Any new ideas/updates for the coming collegiate season?

College / Easy Predictions
« on: October 02, 2013, 10:25:12 PM »
I posted this on the HR site and I'm curious as to your thoughts...

I can't recall a time in recent past where there were so many clear cut front runners.

133 - Ramos
141 - Stieber
165 - Taylor
174 - Howe
184 - Ruth

It would surprise me (barring injury) if all 5 of these B1G wrestlers don't win an NCAA title this year.  I also think all 5 go undefeated.  If this happens who wins the Hodge?

International / Article on IOC Decision
« on: September 08, 2013, 05:31:46 PM »

Ii disagree with 2 points in this article.

First, that the IOC is concerned about the uniform being too revealing.  Really?  Have they checked out track and field or gymnastics?  How about swimming?

Second, that reducing the number of men's weight classes is fair.  Define fair.  I could define fair in many different ways, to include separation between classes and total difference from lowest to highest weight class.  On this issue I still don't understand the cap on number of weight classes for wrestling overall.

College / Interesting line up changes for the Bucks
« on: June 06, 2013, 06:06:01 PM »
Lots of movement in the Ohio State line up next year.  Camp and Tessari are gone.  Hunter is RSing.  Logan, Paddock, Demas, and Heflin moving up weight classes (although Paddock saw time at 149 last year).  Wonder where Tessari will end up?

International / USA / Russia
« on: May 15, 2013, 06:51:23 PM »
Much different outcome as US is up 4 matches to none.  Burroughs is bumping up 22lbs to wrestle at 84kg.  Taylor had an exciting match winning 7-2 Fall 0:17.

College / Proposed Collegiate Rule Changes
« on: April 20, 2013, 03:09:53 AM »
There are some good proposals here; however, I disagree with the video review and stalling.  There is no recommendation for an independent review process with is a big fail.  Also, disqualification for stalling is being reintroduced but this makes no difference since stalling is rarely called.

P.S. Fuhr - I think I have this in the right category this time.  Vise bullied you into moving my last post  :o

International / Proposed Freestyle Rule Changes
« on: April 18, 2013, 10:57:47 AM »
Maybe Gable's right and there could be some good that comes from being on the ropes with the IOC.

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