I lurked for awhile before I finally manned up and took the plunge. I'd say I sat on the sidelines for a few months, just because things were so vicious here at one point. Everyone knew a bunch of stuff and you didn't want to be the guy talking about something you didn't know, because you'd get crucified. Lots of great topics and interaction and definitely a lot more trading going on as youtube hadn't come along to dominate the fight industry at that point. Did a bunch of deals with some great guys and than ended up with a bunch of tapes and no VCR to run them on... Still have those tapes at my folks house and watch them occasionally on Dad's old TV/VCR that somehow hasn't bit the bullet yet... I remember the old characters mostly from that era. It would be nice if a few more of them had managed to stay in touch over the years.
"The Hand is fine, I got a shot of chromosone yesterday." John Kordic on the status of his hand.
"Let's get out of this sh*thole."
Phil Esposito, on Winnipeg, after Team Canada lost game 3 of the 1972 series to the Russians.