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Old 01-13-2013, 06:48 AM   #1
Ellis
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Default SCMB: Reflections

I've been a member of this site for almost 10 years now (edit: ok, more like 9 1/2). I joined at the age of 14. I still remember joining... we were in our school's computer lab during Mr. Brush's 9th grade English class to work on a paper. (Mr. Brush has since passed passed away.) I had watched PTI the previous night and they did a segment about Vijay Singh attacking Annika Sorenstam. For some reason, sitting there in the computer lab, I had the urge to look up sports messages boards on google and post something about it. Sports Central was probably the first site that came up. So I joined and posted right then.

I don't know if I had the intention to continue posting on a regular basis, but after looking around the site, the concept of SC seemed fun: here was a place that you could interact with all kinds of regulars and carve out an identity in this little internet community.

So SC stuck, and I continued to post all throughout high school, going through all kinds of crazy phases, interests, friendships. All of these were somehow reflected in posts on here. But rather than ramble on about high school memories-- what a weird, confusing time--, I just wanted to post this to thank SC for always being a nice escape and for all the members and for all the good memories. Some of the memories that stand out are talking about high school antics with Kornbix, posting all night with Tarkus and Nate and da12ken in the games & trivia center, playfully sparring with people like Kevin and Marc, the pick 'em leagues, Poptart's wild and creative posts, going at it about politics with CK and all the various Republican trolls that came and went, PMing with the like-minded Ricky (I wonder where he is now; if you ever end up reading this, PM me), and talking about all kinds of crazy shit with Buckeyefan.

My posts at times could be a bit ridiculous and self-indulgent(this thread is certainly the latter :lol, but I hope that people can, in retrospect, pardon me for, as the internet nowadays certainly shows, kids at that age can tend to act that way.

People change over ten years and move on from certain phases of their life, and it seems as though everyone has moved on from SC. But I think that everyone who posted here still looks back on their SC phase with fond memories. We had a nice mix of people and gave it a nice run.

Anyways, before everyone is gone from the site for good (including myself), I just wanted to say thanks to all the members for all the great memories and to all the friends I made on here :cheers:

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