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    I was listening to JRob's post meet interview and he spent most of his time talking about the National Duals. One could see the frustration within him about PSU not attending the event. He mentioned both Cael and Tom Brands in the interview. He said Tom wasn't keen on the idea to start but in his mind made the right decision to attend. I am not bashing on PSU BUT if we want wrestling to gain more exposure this doesn't help the cause. JRob had it exactly right that we need the Finals to be in Iowa (not Iowa City) so 15,000+ show up and they profit $500,000.00 of the event. JRob said if this happens the NCAA will have no choice but to pick up this event and campaign like March Madness. Without PSU attending it doesn't make the field as strong or interesting. How many people would like to see IA vs PSU or PSU vs MN or PSU vs Okie State? Like JRob said the current state of wrestling can't worry about kids losing or getting injured because our sport is being attacked and we have to respond. I think he called Cael out here which I agree with. If IA would have followed PSU and not attended I personally would have expressed my displeasure in an email to Iowa Athletics. I would like all the PSU fans and wrestling fans to send emails to PSU Athletic Dept expressing your concerns about the #1 team in the nation skipping the event. This is a 1 time chance to show the NCAA that people care about this sport so they should pick this event up. What say all of you?

    Chop

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    Just like I thought Iowa should have been there last year I think Penn State should be there this year. However if Cael thinks this is what's best for his team then so be it. Until they make this event sanctioned by the NCAA there will always be a team that doesnt show up.

    If they hold the finals in Des Moines like has been rumored, I'm sure John Smith will protest and not show up next year.
    THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON ON EARTH IS THE HUMAN SOUL ON FIRE

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    Herky you are wrong on this one. The point is by PSU not attending it makes it tougher for the NCAA to pick the event up just like JRob said. I didn't agree with IA not going last year but this format wasn't in play last year. Like JRob said Tom Brands didn't like the idea of attending at 1st but understood the importance of wrestling as a whole and made the correct decision. I also believe John Smith is on record as well saying he thought having it in IA was the right decision because of the attendance it will draw. This isn't about any other year than this year and PSU failed to support the entire sport of wrestling by not attending. The goal of ALL teams/coaches should be to get this an NCAA event. We need the entire country to work as a team and PSU is a big piece of that team. Cael made a bad decision here when ALL the other coaches and universities made the correct decision.

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    I wish PSU were in it too (what fans don't want to see their team mix it up with the other top teams?). Cael and his coaching staff have their reasons which I think are more than just avoiding late season injuries. I wish they still held it in January like they used to--to give more time between it and the NCAA's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomWright25 View Post
    I wish PSU were in it too (what fans don't want to see their team mix it up with the other top teams?).
    Those were JRob's words in his interview last night. He was saying kids/coaches need to put aside the chance of losing or injury to gain more exposure nationally. He didn't specifically call out Cael but I think that is who he was talking about. He seemed to talk about Cael and Tom the entire time so his comments I feel were directed at them.

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    1. I agree with PSU needing to attend.

    2. I hate "Okie State" with a passion. This isn't Twitter, saving those 4 characters isn't going to make much difference.

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    Art, were not 80 years old. People don't really know that "Okie" is a derogatory term. I've been calling them "Okie State" for as long as I can remember and it's not because I hate them, it's just because that's what they are called by...everyone. I think you probably have to be of a certain age to use the term Okie with any kind of ill will.
    THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON ON EARTH IS THE HUMAN SOUL ON FIRE

    "I like to relax with a chainsaw." Tom Brands 12/4/09

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    I'm not saying anyone is using it to mean ill will, and the fact that it is a slur isn't even the main thing. I just hate it, hated it before I even knew it was a slur. No one calls OU "Okie".

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    Going forward give the final to the team with the highest average attendance after first semester or just set an East, Mid West, Plains and West Coast rotation.
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