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I've been on this site for closing in on 4 years, but really only been active for 2.5 on Fannation itself. And in those 4 years, I've seen many a meltdown and many an argument. I've seen people go out in flair and style and others go out quietly. I've seen people come back and others stay away for good. I was someone who was just like those who went out with flair, taking this site far too seriously.

 

I changed my ways a long time ago. I'm not leaving. I just wanted some views, honestly.

 

In the end, this site is nothing more than a place for sports debate. It took me a while to realize this. I had to take a break from the site and realize that life went on without it. It sounds corny, but it did wonders.

 

The fact people get worked up about sports debates I think is quite silly. I've always been one who has set aside sports debating and the rest of my life. Have I got into heated debates on this site? Yes. Have I ever made it personal? Never. Honestly, I think if more people took this approach, we wouldn't have as many issues. I don't think Jim would have left and I don't think Yohi would have left.

 

Don't get me wrong. I'm a highly, highly competitive person. That was my downfall early on. But you have to realize that there are people out there who will do things to get under your skin. I made it known too early that I cared about TD'ing and winning and people would use that against me. After taking my break, I realized that none of my friends, family, etc cared if I won my TD about Kobe being a top 10 all-time player. And why should they have to suffer me being mad over a stupid website?

 

It's always seemed silly to me when people freak out, make a big scene, and get deleted or if they make a big scene about leaving. For a lot of us and myself, we don't know each other personally. It'll suck losing a sports fan here or there or a nice person, but it's not like we're losing a best friend.

 

I'm not sure what the point of this blog is. It's just something I felt needed to be said. Take this site for what it is. It's a place to debate sports, maybe meet some other sports fans, but it's not life and death, like with most everything else.
April 11, 2011  12:47 AM ET

Me thinks that this site is done with you.

April 11, 2011  12:57 AM ET

Here's a view Rude. I guess we all have different ways of dealing with the intricacies of FN.

April 11, 2011  12:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Me thinks that this site is done with you.

Don't you have better things to do?
Like concentrate on going poo?

April 11, 2011  01:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Don't you have better things to do?Like concentrate on going poo?

Me thinks my goo is glue!

April 11, 2011  02:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Here's a view Rude. I guess we all have different ways of dealing with the intricacies of FN.

Yeah I guess. Taking breaks is fine. It's just when people are immature about it or make a big scene that it annoys me

April 11, 2011  01:50 PM ET

i agree.... people often get too personal on this site. it's easy to respond with a one liner that comes across wrong or flat out rude. you can't take things too personally here. seen many arguements... been in a few. but that's what happens when you debate with passion on the web. all personal contact is gone and you see things said here that would never be spoken to a person. lots of strong personalities here.... but it's easy to "appear" strong when you know you will never see these people LOL

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April 11, 2011  03:36 PM ET

Did something happen or are you just venting?

April 11, 2011  03:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Did something happen or are you just venting?

Just venting mainly

April 11, 2011  04:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Yeah I guess. Taking breaks is fine. It's just when people are immature about it or make a big scene that it annoys me

Gotta tune out **** holes, man. They're everywhere and will ruin your day if you let them.

April 11, 2011  04:22 PM ET

Im here for beer and Beeuchiz's and thats it.....LOL

April 11, 2011  05:06 PM ET

you tricked me!

April 11, 2011  05:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Just venting mainly

Awwwww....

*hands you a sammich with bacon*

April 11, 2011  05:32 PM ET
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This site isn't that big of deal. It's rather small and antiquated.

Therein lies the charm. Unless you like huge and modern.

April 11, 2011  05:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

you tricked me!

Win!

April 11, 2011  06:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Therein lies the charm. Unless you like huge and modern.

I agree. You see ESPN, Fox, CBSSports, etc, they all run sites similar in function.

It just so happens Sports Illustrated's version of a fan site is a complete Train Wreck - but that's what makes it so irresistible.

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April 11, 2011  06:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Therein lies the charm. Unless you like huge and modern.

I said the same thing to my wife....

 
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