Well here i am, writing this 2 weeks late. I guess everyone was surprised I made it for a reason. But I just can't pass up a chance to gloat about myself, and like IrishR#1 said
"My induction will suck. I will credit no one. I can't remember who nominated me the first time. I don't feel like crediting any of you guys. I know! I'll write it in German!"
If only i spoke German. Since i don't, I'll have to be all cordial and crap.
First off, I would like to thank everyone who voted for me, it is an honor to be mentioned with members such as Coletrain, SteelerCooz, and Dr. Cool. I would also like to thank Philyman, who I think nominated me.
Whi did I come onto this site? I really don't know. I saw it in SI, thought it might be cool. Won a few TD's, then left for about a month. One day in about August, I decided to check the site out again, and for some reason, I was hooked. I went through a phase where i foolishly believed that I could be thext Adamlee, maybe go 100-0. This belief was struck down when I lost a trivia TD to a member named Kirbz. Damn trivia ruined my dreams. But that TD allowed me to loosen up, get the stick out of me a*s, and have some fun around here. Thats when I started making some friends
I would like to thank Bosoxfan5, who was my first friend on this site. We bonded over numerous discussions on Nomar, and although he might not, I still remember him.
What makes this site so fun anyway? It sure as hell isn't the knowledgable sports people on this site, because I could go anywhere for that. Is it the blogs? Well, I can see those anywhere too. Maybe the TD's, but I find myself doing less of those everyday, and I am almost exclusively doing tourneys. I think what makes this site amazing are the people on it. Coletrain, DJ, Cardsox, Mac, Phillyman, Peavyfan, Eaglehater, and all of my friends are the reason I am on this site religiously.
My second shout out is to Coletrain, who I feel like inadvertently got me into the 'in-crowd." One rainy night, I decided to do a TD on how the fans should react to Bonds 756th HR. We quickly went off topic in the comments, and ended up doing a TD on who would win in a fight, Kyle Lohse or Ervin Santana (Lohse of course!) This night completely changed my focus on this site. From arguing sports to having some real fun, which everyone should try to do once in a while.
OK, almost done. Last shout out is to my buddy Cardsox. Started off innocently enough, he commented on some of my blogs, then i realized he lived in Springfield, the same time as my cousin, "Jazzy" Chazzy (our nickname for him.) Wow did that just snowball. We talked about who we liked better, Colonel Speirs or Sgt. Guarnere from Band of Brothers, Talking about who wanted to have s*x with Manny Ramirez more, and countless other things too vulgar to post here. It was weird, really, really, weird. And it was hilarious as hell. Currently, he helped me assembe the top 100 rock songs since 1999, check it out, i'm halfway done.
So, I asked Cardsox to present me with my jacket, but he ran away with it and sold it for a 2007 WS hoodie. Scum.
For any of my friends that feel slighted I didn't mention them, don't be, I'm very lazy, and I would never write about everyone I liked/hated on this site.
So I leave you with some words of wisdom.
"A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself."
- Ferris Bueller
GO RED SOX!