Feb 22, 2021
What difference does it make how long the season is. Most good teams are practicing all year long. They are tearing up their bodies and most injuries happen in practice where they spend well over 99% (83% for some) of their time.
Cael Sanderson was 159 -0. That meant he wrestled almost 40 matches a year. Very few guys will wrestle even 30 matches this year. More matches is not the prob
yeah all the good teams practice year round but the intensity is different during the season. I personally don’t want a shorter season but if everybody is crying about mff’s I think that could be a factor in it and numbers sort of show their is a correlation
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HR Heisman
Mar 24, 2016
Yeah that sounds great for the athletes lol
Well Brands has said if it were NCAA's these guys would be wrestling. Pretty sure that's true for all teams except extreme worst case scenarios like The Bull with broken ribs defaulting completely out of the tournament.

So there should be some form of punishment for MFF IMO, and there has been some subtle form of it previously.

The question is how much does the Big Ten and NCAA care? If the trend keeps going up, they may feel they need to up the ante a bit.


HR Heisman
Oct 29, 2011
Just get rid of the allocations and go back to cold, dark room and let the coaches fight it out.
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Feb 17, 2021

I actually like the idea of the shot clock because it awards a penalty point right from the get go unless a guy initiates offense and scores. There's no warning, but its kind of the best of both get a chance to score some points or you get hit with passivity. How many matches do we see in folk where a guy knows he has a free pass stalling warning to give up and he literally runs away and turns the last 30 seconds into a game of tag? In freestyle there's none of that, if you get hit with passivity someone is getting awarded points no matter what.
The problem with your theory is you're assuming the ref has either the brains or the balls to call passivity correctly, which we've seen isn't the case.

We need rules that completely take opinions out of the equation like the push out rule. Refs as a whole have proven that they can't correctly handle calls with any modicum of judgment.

Theoretically, the current stalling rules should work perfectly, but half the refs call action at the edge like they forgot how the wrestler's ass got to the edge of the mat in the first place. Same with watching somebody wait four seconds and then jump out of bounds, etc. They get so focused on the rule its like they forget about the action as a whole.. forest through the trees and whatnot...
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