Great thread.... The old days.
I do miss Johngpf. He was in a lot of ways the embodiembent of this site.
OzJohnno was a great guy. He actually helped out my son by agreening to receive a paper cutout of a character named "Flat Stanley" and taking it on a picture tour of his town in Austrailia. It made the newspaper in his town, and here in NC.
David_Brent, later known as mancunia - English guy who drank Stella Artois, and had a great (gutter) sense of humor.
I butted heads with caracarn and lemayripper. Lemay wasn't anywhere near as good as he thought he was, but he was pretty good. Caracarn.... screwed in the head. I actually started a thread where I substituted "caracarn" for a body part (like: "After a big dump, be sure to wipe your caracarn. If you get cut off in traffic, roll down your window, stick out your head, and yell "Caracarn" at the top of your lungs. Richard Gere has a gerbil in his caracarn.... Etc)
I do take pride in making some themes that forced people to play the sim in a different way. There's no sense in making a league that plays just like an open league.
I never got into the high cap leagues... I think they reduced your choices too much.
If one owner "owned" me, it would be shaybee. I bet he's won 60% of our meetings.
When I came here, the sim was all about singles and braves field. I lived through the superman Long A era, the low OAV pitchers, the $200k rotation, the $200 Babe Ruth and Gavvy Cravath, SYN leagues. Tough Love league. Some great USA vs the world leagues
Thanks for the memories... Good place to waste time.