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Wrestlingref - Officiating / Was this match called correctly?
« on: March 07, 2019, 01:14:39 PM »
I am not a ref, but would like those of you on this board to chime in and provide clarification on stalling calls in OT.

The video below is between Facundo of Davison (#1 in country at 160) and Amine of Detroit Catholic Central (#2 in country at 152).  The schools are huge rivals.  Facundo beat Amine in state finals last year.  The match is being held at DCC

Let me know how you would have called the match....

College / Scholarship Allocation Question
« on: February 28, 2018, 11:41:45 AM »
I know all the major D1 programs are allocated 9.9 scholarships (which probably comprises the majority of programs I am guessing).  However, maybe smaller schools in the smaller conferences are allocated fewer scholarships by their university.  Does anyone know which D1 programs are not fully funded and receive fewer than 9.9 scholarships?  Is there any way to know this or is it just word of mouth between the coaches?

College / NCAA Championship Tickets Question
« on: November 09, 2016, 09:37:34 AM »
I have never been to the NCAA's before, but I happened to snag a hotel in downtown St. Louis.  Have any of you guys ever had to scalp tickets at the NCAA's?  Can you find tickets for sale outside the venue, and if so, what do they normally sell for (approximately)?  Any better ideas besides scalping?

For this discussion, assume a kid is a cadet aged wrestler, he wrestles both freestyle and greco, and will wrestle both Fila Cadets (Akron, OH) as well as Fargo.  For any of you that have wrested both, or have coached kids at both, or just have knowledge of each, which of these tournaments is a "bigger deal" to win?  Is one tougher vs. the other?  I know if you win Fila, you get to represent the U.S. on a world team and go overseas to wrestle in July (pretty cool for a kid to do).  Winning Fargo is tough to do and is a feat to be proud of.  i'm not sure if winning Fargo qualifies you for any other national teams and allows you to wrestle other countries.

Anyway, just curious to get your take on the two tournaments.  Which carries more clout with college coaches (whether you win or place All-American), etc.?

Off-Topic / Your Wolves Inside You
« on: May 20, 2014, 09:01:43 AM »
I read passage in a blog and it seemed worthy to be posted here......

Your Wolves Inside You

"A man was telling his grandson a story.  He took the small child and strained to lift him up onto his lap. The child looked up at his grandfather. His wrinkles, chiseled into his face by time and his hair was painted white by the experiences of those years.  The young boy stared and listened with intensity.  He told the boy that even though the man looked calm and peaceful on the outside, he had a great war raging deep within him. The old man told the boy that he had two wolves inside him and the wolves were always doing battle.  They were always at war and the fight was vicious and never ending.

Then he said something that simply amazed the young child.  The old man told him that the little boy had the same two wolves inside of him too.  In fact, everyone has those wolves fighting each other inside them. The boy’s eyes grew bigger and he imagined the wolves howling and fighting within him in a magnificent contest.

The grandfather explained that one wolf was fierce. It was loud, frightening, and full of both fear and anger.  The other wolf was protective and nurturing.  This wolf was more kind and could be gentle but was also just as strong, and just as determined as the first wolf.

Then the boy stopped his grandfather, he looked up with both excitement and worry.  He asked, “But Grandpa, who wins?”

The old man smiled, anticipating the question, and softly whispered, “The one that I choose to feed.”

I think far too often, I have been feeding the wrong wolf.  There seems to be a compulsion to feed the part of me that fears, that is angry, that is loud and frightening.  I wonder what life would be like if I had the wisdom to feed the other wolf inside me. I wonder where that wolf would lead me and how my journey will end following that new direction.  So here is to both the wolves inside of us and to the one you choose to feed today."

Off-Topic / Tales of a Teacher from the "D"
« on: May 12, 2014, 11:49:47 AM »

Teacher Appreciation Week
by myownveritas

Well, it didn't take long did it?  Detroit schools are a mess. So much so that some schools are some that have been taken over by the state and the teachers there work with no protection from a union.  Well, the other day a street brawl erupted in one of the classrooms. Not just pushing, shoving, or even just a few punches.  This was a knock down, drag out melee.  The teacher's walkie-talkie didn't work (bad sign when you need to carry one of those) and couldn't call for security. The school rules state that she couldn't leave the  classroom unattended in order to keep all the sweet little cherubs safe. Her frantic request for them to "stop!" had no impact,  so she did what she could to stop the young men who were both strong, violent, and dangerous. She took a broom and took some swings and attempted to break it up before someone was seriously injured.

Of course it's all on video from a student's phone.  Where would we be without some teenager at the ready to record every little incident for prosperity, and to sell to the local news outlet for some walking around money.  So there she is swinging the broom but it no affect.  The teacher wasn't very big and in all honesty, you really can't have too much velocity on a broom stick, especially if  the stick is still attached to the sweeping part ( it has something to do with Physics I'm sure).  Finally, another student separates the two.  Why this didn't happen sooner, who knows?  I guess the kids wanted to see some action to brighten up their day of higher learning.

Of course, the aftermath included the mother threatening to sue and the school firing the teacher.  However, the video of the mother and boy is priceless. Mom shows where the marks left by the broom "were".  They WERE bad.  They WERE here and they WERE here.  No traces of any marks mind you, but she says they WERE there nonetheless. Like I said , it's hard to get in a real good smack on someone with a broom.  The kid says the teacher was one of his favorites......but should be fired.  Nothing like the lasting loyalty that comes with a loving teacher-student relationship.  Then the best quote of the interview is really the creme de la creme.  The boy says that the teacher should of just waited for security to come but, now get this - brace yourself......"but she ain't wait".  Allow me to capitalize and continue the quote...."BUT    SHE      AIN'T    WAIT .....    I        THINK     THAT      WHO      SHE        DESERVE"

Excuse me whilst I pause.

Thank you.  I can't type when laughing hysterically.

Now just today there is yet another video of a male teacher attempting to break up a fight between two high school girls.  Apparently both girls are in their pre-Jenny Craig years.   The teacher stands in between the two and receives blows from both behemoths.  He says that the very thought of going back to school now gives him anxiety and a pressing feeling in his chest.

So for the fired teacher, the best thing would have been to just let them finish the brawl.  Let survival of the fittest sort things out.  Maybe in the long run, the Theory of Evolution will make the necessary adjustments to society and we will be rid of these kind of problems, who knows.  My only hope is that they have a better "Teacher Appreciation Week" next year.  Also, if there is some sort of divine being that oversees this mess of a world, something is done to rectify our current state very soon....and He ain't wait.

College / Ness - Nice win
« on: March 21, 2014, 12:19:00 PM »
Ness bladed

College / Picke 'em Contest
« on: March 21, 2014, 10:39:58 AM »
Will we get updates as to how our picks are doing going forward through the tournament?

Coaching and Technique / Granby Camp Question
« on: March 28, 2011, 12:02:27 PM »
Which of the two Granby wrestling camps do you guys feel is better for learning the technique?  The Keith Lowrance camp/system or the Steve Martin from Old Dominon camp?

Off-Topic / Movie Choice for Tonight.....Need answers by 4:00 today
« on: March 25, 2011, 08:35:03 AM »
I'm taking the wife out tonight.  She wanted to catch a movie.  I need some help.  Which of these movies is the best in your opiniont?

I am Number Four
The Linconl Lawyer

Have you heard anything about them?  Has anyone seen any of these yet?

Coaching and Technique / Flowrestling - Technique Wave
« on: January 26, 2011, 10:26:05 AM »
Who is signed up for Technique Wave on Flo?  What do you think of overall plan?  Does it seem like a good value?  Do you plan to renew your subscription again?

Off-Topic / how do we post a video now?
« on: October 01, 2010, 06:47:11 AM »
I don't see the "video" button anymore.  Can we still post videos?

Coaching and Technique / Wade Schalles - Killer Cradles
« on: September 16, 2010, 01:58:16 PM »
I was wondering if any of you guys have the DVD set of Wade Schalles - Killer Cradles?  What do you think of it compared to other instructional videos?  I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.  Send me a PM if you are interested in discussing a deal or trade.

Off-Topic / Long-legged Mack Daddy
« on: July 22, 2010, 01:02:58 PM »

Off-Topic / The Next Big Crisis: State Bankruptcies
« on: June 29, 2010, 11:09:53 AM »
The Next Big Crisis: State Bankruptcies
by Dick Morris (more by this author)
Posted 06/23/2010 ET
Updated 06/23/2010 ET

Many say that the situation in Greece is a harbinger of what is coming to the United States. They are right. But first it will come to states like New York, California and Michigan, which are stretched way beyond their means and deeply in debt.
Until now, the problems in these states have been papered over by federal aid. Essentially, Washington has relieved these states (and the local governments they fund) of their constitutional obligations to balance their budgets by giving them welfare checks in the nick of time. Barack Obama now seeks to pass $50 billion in additional welfare to the states.
But, since these federal funds are not necessarily recurring -- and the jobs and obligations they fund are -- they simply enlarge each year's deficit hole and enable the states to go more deeply into the red.
As these deficits mount -- particularly if a newly elected Republican House and/or Senate refuse to fund them -- bondholders will get more and more nervous. Eventually, they will realize that the less solvent states are bankrupt and will refuse to buy their debt. Eyes in Sacramento, Lansing and Albany will turn helplessly to Washington to guarantee their debt, just as Athens turns to Berlin.
Republicans, if they control either or both Houses, should stand firm and insist that these states sink or swim on their own. America's taxpayers will not take kindly to having to bail out other states -- or even their own -- to pay for years of reckless spending. Americans will swarm to the GOP and will hail its stand.
The time is long passed when a local newspaper can generate sympathy -- even from its own readers and the state's own citizens -- with a headline like "Ford to New York: Drop Dead." Now, people in other states (and even in the affected state) would stand up and cheer should the Republicans take so strong a position.
There is currently no legal procedure for a state government to go bankrupt. Congress, especially if it is Republican in 2011, should pass a mechanism that permits states to discharge in bankruptcy their collective bargaining agreements and contracts with their municipal unions. Of course, this procedure would have to let school boards and local governments do likewise.
Obama will veto this bill, and a stalemate will ensue.
On the left will stand Obama, the unions and the Democrats demanding bailouts for the states and, truly, an end to our federal system of government. Once Washington guarantees state debt and spending, there will be no more state governance, only national rule.
On the right will stand a Republican Congress refusing to do so unless the states declare bankruptcy and cleanse themselves of the union agreements that got them into trouble in the first place. The GOP will point out that state funding is leaking as surely as the Deepwater Horizon oil well and polluting our nation's balance sheet as badly in the process.
The money will run out. States, school boards and localities will stop sending out checks. Emergency state funding may keep schools open, prisons locked, and police and fire services running, but otherwise all hell will break loose.
Something will give in this national game of chicken. If it is the states and Obama that blink first, we will free our local governments of the grip of municipal unions, their rigid work rules and their unaffordable pensions. If the Republicans blink first, they will forfeit their right to represent the American people, having backed down from the challenge of our times.
This Armageddon looms in 2011, presenting us with either an opportunity to reform our government in fundamental ways or to set in stone our path to an Athens-esque meltdown.

Mr. Morris was an adviser to Bill Clinton for 20 years. He is the author of a new book "Condi vs. Hillary."

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