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  1. grappler-of-old

    Yawwwnnnnnn

    Since this was started. Who historically in KY placed at Fargo and NHSCA as Seniors?
  2. grappler-of-old

    Yawwwnnnnnn

    I would have loved to wrestle in a national event. I loved wrestling so much that I even enjoyed when I got pummeling from someone much better than me. Does that make me a masochist, or just stupid, or both? LOL.
  3. grappler-of-old

    Spring Meeting Minutes Clarification

    We all do the best we can. You can't ask for anything more. Just giving my unsolicited opinion. lol.
  4. grappler-of-old

    Yawwwnnnnnn

    Yes I do remember in the 90's about NHSCA, I believe you had to be a senior with a state title under your belt, or something like that. Must be why I didn't know about it, I would not have qualified. But that is still AFTER my time lol.
  5. grappler-of-old

    Yawwwnnnnnn

    Aww nobody in my Era is even close to being the top dog. Like I tell people we were just mean neanderthals. We were mean and nasty and in great shape that's why we won, not because we were great wrestlers. We just beat them up until the 3rd period and then pinned them. If that didn't happen then we probably would not win the match. I knew about Fargo wanted to go but to far to drive myself, and ma and pa wouldn't take me. (Would have got my but handed to me, but I just loved wrestling.) Not sure if NHSCA existed 35 years ago.
  6. grappler-of-old

    Yawwwnnnnnn

    It would depend on what you mean by the greatest. The greatest accomplished or the best wrestler. When I think about best wrestler I think who would win in a match. My question would be who is better a kid, one who places top four 5 years at the state tourney. but does not win a title. Or a kid who goes undefeated his senior year and wins state? I don't know myself. Just because a kid did not compete in national level tourneys does not mean that he wasn't the best, just means he didn't compete. Be it not willing to, not knowing about the competition or family was not willing to spend their assets on it. When I say past I mean 15-20 years ago. One advantage wrestlers have today is the internet. They have unlimited access to knowledge of where and when tournaments are. I Know in my stone age I had no idea about national tourneys it was hard enough to find tournaments period in the summer. The only way you knew about them was word of mouth.
  7. grappler-of-old

    Weight Class Changes

    Then do it at the end of the match. At the scorers table. That way the points can still be earned, coaches can manipulate their lineup, and the kid still helps the team. That way less time is wasted raising hands, and the crowd is not disgusted with a bunch of forfeits.
  8. grappler-of-old

    Yawwwnnnnnn

    I for one did not see a joke about it. He just made a comparison. No joke. Thats where the snowflake comment comes in. Any mention of something seems to hurt someones feelings.
  9. grappler-of-old

    Weight Class Changes

    The raising of the forfeit receivers hand has got to go. Even the kid receiving the forfeit doesn't like it. Just have those kids show up before the start of the dual and check in and the official acknowledge the wrestler and forfeit then start the actual matches.
  10. grappler-of-old

    Weight Class Changes

    Each state can decide their own rules. But if they are part of NFHS then they agree to their standards and rules. I'm not sure what is best. Adding more wt. classes hurt the smaller teams, and subtracting hurts the larger teams. If you add then small teams can't come close to competing especially in duals, and may drop teams. If you subtract then large schools have a log jam of kids at wt. classes and kids my stop wrestling. Maybe go to 12 wt. classes and allow (3) extra's at tourneys. That way you have 12 at duals and 15 at tournaments. This might even help the small schools because if they have 2 kids at a wt. class they can both compete at that wt. in a tourney and not have to move up a wt. class. Kind of like our government. Each state equally represented in the Senate and represented by population in the House.
  11. grappler-of-old

    Yawwwnnnnnn

    So we are in agreement. Austin, Sean, and Stephen (I put them alphabetically) are all great kids (yes I know they are not kids anymore but they will always be to an old fart like me), and they are all great wrestlers. I have been fortunate to know all three and am a better person for it. Not to mention the hundreds of other wrestlers that I have known who have also enhanced my growth as a person.
  12. grappler-of-old

    Yawwwnnnnnn

    So allow him his hype. He like all of us, is allowed to have an opinion. You don't have to agree, but you should respect his opinion. I honestly don't know who is the best, I believe it is too hard to compare generations let alone wt. classes. The newer generation will always have advantages that the earlier generation did not have, and wt. classes are different depending on competition. Then you have the argument of people leaving a wt. class because of an indivdual or two. So it's very hard to compare. I just enjoy watching them all compete. I would also think that Lionhart should adhere to this also. If you don't agree with someone else's opinion, you don't have to resort to derogatory remarks. Just let them roll off your back and move forward. Unfortunately today any reference to a group of people or person will trigger a politically incorrect response. (hence the Auschwitz comment) I'm old school and don't find name calling harmful to me or others but that is just me. Ya want to call my wife ugly or my kids dumb, or say my family has weak genes, that's your opinion and I nor they really care what you think. But what do I know take a look at my picture above, how smart or handsome can I really be. Me and George twins separated at birth. lol.
  13. grappler-of-old

    Yawwwnnnnnn

    I am the last moderator who has tried in vain to sensor what goes on between you two. Your blatant attack on Austin was not by accident. Stephen is a true stand up individual who has done nothing to warren any attack by anyone. Austin had a couple bumps in the road (What kid hasn't) but is also a great individual who is not worthy of receiving the constant attacks you make on him. And for all intent purposes Papa is really not that bad in person. Goes a lot crazy on message boards but in person is actually quite civil. He may not choose his words carefully like we are unfortunately expected to in this day and age, but in many cases he will open up and help individuals when they need it. He just becomes an attack dog when people talk negatively about his family. But like MaMa GOO taught me. "Sticks and stones my break my bones but names will never hurt you" I think Mama GOO was a lot wiser than I thought as a kid.
  14. grappler-of-old

    Yawwwnnnnnn

    While we continue to allow you to put down the others.
  15. grappler-of-old

    Yawwwnnnnnn

    If you notice no one else has commented on here but you and now myself. My feeble attempt is to show you how YOUR antics are not helping at all. As long as it is civil Lionheart can hype all he wants. You can read it or not. Doesn't really matter. I find it hilarious. Kind of like Flavor Flave. lol.