lmao, you guys are starting to make me miss that place!!! between crash, HHH, and the overpaid janitor it was hysterical and excruciating at the same time. nevertheless I'm grateful for one of the mods here who sent me a nice little PM - 'hey starlifter, if you're tired of all the b.s. and drama I know this great little NEW message board'.........
I thought the TribLive board was a great board. The moderators only made a half-hearted attempt to control it and with the amount of people frequenting it, well, that board offered a fantastic way to gauge the pulse of Steeler fandom. I also liked the fact that they had so many trolls from other teams - after a loss it was almost unbearable. But I liked that aspect of it. It only made the victories sweeter.
The Stemmy's was run by a lawyer IIRC - solid guy, can't recall his name. I had heard he got a lot of crap for doing it (that whole hanging chad debacle) but in my opinion the board had an open character and had developed into a weird but friendly community - the Stemmys being indicative of that sense of community. Being a Steeler fan is about being a part of something larger than the team or its city - it has always been about camaraderie that stretches across cities, states and nations because - you know how it is, if you see someone with Mean Joe jersey on somewhere you don't need to know their name or anything else about them - you simply say, "Steelers fan huh?" and there is that tangible sense of kinship. In a world flush with the worship of mediocrity we revel in excellence and achievement. We are Steelers fans. And it's nothing personal, it's just that our team is better than yours.
Salute to all my TribLive brothers! and a bow to all the alt.fan.pittsburgh-steelers veterans.
But he kept asking for it.
That Solomon Grundy gaping stare is exactly what I imagined Zayets looked like before I even encountered the picture.
MSM was the worst. I know some on here had an appreciation for his stats and data, but he was - as Chadman would say - a huge wanker.
"I hate him. Everybody says I'm supposed to be polite when I talk to you all, but I hate him..." "He talks too much, he doesn't make sense, he's fat, he's sloppy, he acts like he's the best thing since sliced bread. He's ugly, he stinks, his mouth stinks, his breath stinks, and basically his soul stinks, too.
"Not too many people have personalities like that and survive in life. I don't know how he does it."
-Kris Jenkins on Warren Sapp
Wasn't it JC Steel who started the Stemmy's?
I was a Nostradamus Stemmy award winner one year. I put that on my resume to this day....
I joined in 2003 when the Steelers sucked. I had been reading all season without posting when I finally had to join to fight with SanDiego Sean. What a giant douche and moron as well.
I never really posted much there lurked a lot though
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