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Everything posted by MattM

  1. MattM

    Replay Debate

    Nope, but we have enough of them as is that some wrestlers try to get away with in a match. We don’t need one more reason to try and get one. I think I’ve seen more matches have been decided by some convienent lung breaks and short term injuries than overturned called.
  2. MattM

    Replay Debate

    When it’s one ref. Hardly never. When there is an assistant ref to check with. Sometimes.
  3. MattM

    Replay Debate

    Seeing how they have over done it in some college meets I’m am hesitant of having it, especially under the coaches control. Does it fix some mistakes yes, but it also seems to cause problems too with match delays and allowing the tired wrestlers a breather. I can maybe see it at the higher stakes events if the officials feel the call was close enough that a video replay would be helpful to judge a scoring situation. And even then limit it to a few views and if it’s not decisive the call stands so that the action can continue without. 10min break. However, I can see how automatically giving replay just because a coach throw a brick could become as much of a hinderance to the match in some cases as it could be a help.
  4. Your right. I have to make sure I get back in time for the placement round. She knew how things were going to play out when we started dating and I went to state on her 21st birthday.
  5. MattM

    Laplace vs Brewer Friday night

    I’m sure both gentlemen will bring their A game. Just sit back an appreciate the high level match we have the opportunity to witness on a Friday night.
  6. Does anyone have a pretty good estimate of when the Semi-Finals finals on Saturday usually ends, based on the last few years? I can pin point it down to a couple hours, but for some reason can't recall when it normally finishes up. I'm on a bit of a time crunch with arrangements during the break time (wife's birthday weekend) and want to try to time things out as best as possible. My wife thanks you for the info.
  7. MattM

    Track Cast Question

    Big screen TV. Computer with HDMI connection. Open 4 browser windows (one for each of the mats) in your computer. Size each window to fit to each corner of your computer screen. Turn off volume to all but one of the screens. Get comfortable on your coach and enjoy. I’ve done this a few time for some trackwrestling hosted events and it works well.
  8. Really wish they would pair these student teams up with at least a nearby person with good knowledge of the sport they are covering That person could could help the broadcasters improve their knowledge of both that sports technique and the way to present that sports information to the audience. I don’t need min. By min. play by play for every move made when I can see it. Especially when they call it the wrong move. In some cases less is more. The brought in “expert” can give some info on the key positions and techniques. One of the students can add additional comments and even some led in questions to further the discussion. The other student can provide the background details of the person and their accomplishments in the sport during the down times in a match. Maybe it doesn’t work out every time but it think especially at the start of the you would want someone that’s knowledgeable in the sport to be these kids mentor as they start to learn how to present these lesser known sports to the audience.
  9. MattM

    State brackets on track changed!

    So let me get this straight. The IHSAA tells track to hold off several days on releasing the Sectional, Regional, and Semi-State brackets with the only rational anyone mention was to “ensure the brackets were setup right”. But then they OK the release of the state brackets much earlier, only to have them all messed up. And that is even after they had the template from the online show to quickly compare them too before releasing them. You have got to be kidding me.
  10. MattM

    Most Falls - Season

    If you would like to better compare era’s you could also look at pin % based on the total number of matches wrestled. This would help a little with comparing stats when you are dealing with a large match differential.
  11. MattM

    State Pick'ems Results *Updated*

    Oh he knows. Just doesn’t want to ruin that “street cred” he’s starting to develop with all these pick’em wins.
  12. MattM

    Semi-State Team Scoring

    So did they go back and re-vote on this scoring change again but we didn’t get the memo? Or did someone just copy this text from an older source without even checking on any changes they had made since then? As much as the first option annoys me since it should be scored from the start and from the earlier vote they should know why. It’s at least better than the complete lack of apathy for our sport and team champions that the second option would imply?
  13. MattM

    State Pick'ems Results *Updated*

    Someone need to take away the Game Genie from Caleb, so other people have a chance to fairly compete. Wait he’s too young to even know what that is! Would hacking the Matrix be a more relevant pop culture reference? Nope probably still too early for him. It’s basically what Ralph and Vanellope did to the Candy Crush game. There now you get it now. Dang, Millennial!
  14. MattM

    State draw

    State Finals Pairings Show The brackets in each weight class will be announced exclusively via IHSAAtv.org beginning at 4 pm ET / 3 pm CT on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Greg Rakestraw and Hall of Fame coach Mike Goebel will serve as hosts.
  15. MattM

    #4 seeds

    Although I haven’t looked it up recently, Im not sure if there is an alternate option at the state level according to the rules wording for Cash to get in. I believe it’s only the regional and semi-state level they provide for an alternate.
  16. MattM

    Quick new castle ss question

    You had me at Ball State. Chirp! Chirp!
  17. At this point you can’t really say clearly with Watts winning 8-5. But it’s what most people were expecting to see in the finals.
  18. Not able to be there (first miss in a long time) but from what I saw online on tracks dashboard: 1st Montgomery with early TD and Casebolt quick escape. 2nd Montgomery escape. 3rd Casebolt escape. Less than 30sec Casebolt Takedown then Montgomery last second reversal. Close back and forth neutral battle though much of the match it looked like.
  19. MattM

    From 22-16 to 31-1

    Please don’t call 2010 old school. Way to early for that one.
  20. MattM

    Semi-State Bracket Links

    Ohhh Tuff!
  21. MattM

    Semi state history question

    Didn’t their younger brother join them at the semi-state level one year? Prior to his illness causing him to miss the next year or two of HS wrestling.
  22. MattM

    Ticket Round MATCHES!

    He’s had great matches last two years but has fallen short on both. Rough go for him this year too.
  23. Figured information on bracket changes involving notable names would start coming in as weigh-ins approach. Then soon after we would be hearing about any early upsets involving semi-state ranked wrestlers.
  24. Parris mostly got ran over. Cassar came in fast and hard right at the start. Then keep the pedal down most of the match. Hopefully as Mason develops into a college level HWT we can see the same overwhelming approach out of him in a couple years. He’s off to a good start but still needs a little more time in the wrestling and weight room to get to where Cassar currently is.
  25. MattM

    Semi State Question

    Yes. It can. It has.

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