Indysportsfan reacted to Dingo Brigade in 132 Classic
I haven't heard a peep about backflips, imaginary championship belt mimicking, flexing biceps, angrily slamming down ankle bands in a loss...not a peep. It's hard to explain why people would be so selective about demonstrative acts after matches under the lights. Perhaps someone from the outraged group could explain this to me
Indysportsfan reacted to Dingo Brigade in 132 State Finals - You KNOW IT!
It's weird to me that people are focused on things that took place after the match, considering what we were just treated to. We have a lot of spoiled fans in this state.
As far as what constitutes classlessness, I've never seen Red do anything dirty. Ive seen him take on challenges that few from Indiana have equaled or excelled. I don't see or hear anything from Red that I haven't seen or heard before. If emd fans or fans from any other school hate such 'classlessness', all you have to do is beat him to shut him up.
Indysportsfan reacted to Mattyb in IHSWCA MS State results and IHSAA Champs
75- Will Egli
80- Chad Red
85- Drew Hughes
90- Jake Tucker
95- Tommy Cash
102- Nick Lee
110- Darden Schurg
117- Bailey Lahue
125- Tommy Forte
132- Evan Smiley
140- Isaiah Kemper
150- Jacob Stevenson
160- Scottie Sopko
175- Robert Stevenson
195- Mason Morningstar
220- Sam Steward
275- Shawn Streck
75- Graham Rooks
80- Colton Cummings
85- Joe Lee
90- Brayton Lee
95- Chad Red
102- Broack Hudkins
110- Nick Lee
117- Gaige Torres
125- Blake Jordan
2nd- Jacob Cavaciu
132- Bryce Bumgartner
2nd- Jordan Vaughn
140- Blake Rypel
150- Ben Stewart
160- Kyle Schaffer
175- Alex Ragains
195- Evan Ellis
220- Quinn York
275- Colton Page
Taking the list from 2009 to 2012. I would say that winning this thing is a HUGE indicator of future success. Does anyone want me to post the last three years???
Indysportsfan got a reaction from hook and half in Joe Lee bumps up to face Steven Lawrence!
I stood for 12 hours in the balcony, no seat provided, BUT I was able to watch every mat clearly. In hindsight i want to say THANK YOU to all those fans / teams holding seats even though they were asked multiple times to stop the practice.
Indysportsfan reacted to LongBlackLine in 3A Team State Draw and Discussion
Malarkey. If that were the case it'd be a purely blind draw. Literally no organized professional, and most amateur (IN high school athletics being one of the few exceptions and most widely ridiculed all in formats), sports use blind draws for championship contention. Rankings are a factor.
Indysportsfan reacted to maligned in We have the headgear thing backwards
I'm an economist. There's extensive research into the fact that being taller as a man and more beautiful as a woman correlates to career advancement. I'm absolutely sure decision-makers generally don't hire or fire based solely on physical appearance, but the data have a long history and are inarguable: physical appearance affects hiring decisions on a subconscious level.
I have no desire to get into the headgear/no-headgear discussion. That's up to coaches, individuals, and families. But if we're just dealing in facts, it's short-sighted to think that having deformed ears won't affect someone's first impression of you and potentially have a tiny subtle effect in people's minds when they're deciding between you and 5 other qualified people.
Indysportsfan reacted to wrestlenewbie in State 4 over 1's and Death Draws
Is there any such thing as an un-biased opinion? All opinions are affected and formed by biases, acknowledged or otherwise. So allow me to acknowledge my bias for Nick Lee as best pound for pound. The good news is that there is no bias to my bias. It is purely biased.
Indysportsfan reacted to Alias in Team State Talk and Predictions
Great day of wrestling. My only complaint about the tournament was the LONG breaks in between rounds. I understand the need, but it seemed silly that so many 2 hour plus breaks existed in between some wrestlers matches. Also, I thought it was unfortunate that red and his father did not decide to bump up and take the challenge. The match would have been one for the ages, and although I believe lee would win, the match would allow two of the pound for pound best wrestlers in the state and maybe in state history to challenge one another. At the point the match would have occured, the dual was decisively over. It would not have made any difference in the dual. Nothing against the kid, but I believe that to be the best you must beat the best. These two kids are the best, and it would have gotten a lot of attention and gained both kids a national competition quality opponent. There are wrestlers around the country that travel thousands of miles to get quality competition, with an opponent like lee in front of you, you've got to take it.