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I think I found cheatsheets in 2000.  Used the free content through the NFL season then stopped coming after.  When the 2001 season was starting up, I looked for it and was redirected to fbg's.  Joined the forums at that time.  So probably july/august 2001 is when I joined the forums.  So, 17/18 years..  

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Started playing Fantasy back in '91. (A bunch of friends had created a league '85-'86 timeframe, early enough that some of the stories talk about the strike year... was super happy to be in. The league turnoff has been next to nil even to this day. I still remember being pumped that I was able to get in) Back then prep usually consisted of hunting for mags starting in early July, Street and Smith is the one name I still remember. There were others. One had this whacked out idea called VBD and it was always a gold mine find on the mag racks. Not sure when I started following posts/etc online and I've forgotten those details for good by now. Someone earlier said "Stayed in the Shark pool cause I thought the FFA was stupid until I started staying in the FFA since I thought the Shark Pool was stupid". Don't remember when I started doing that either, but its been some time ago as well.

(Moral of the story: Having kids + growing old has a way of wiping out trivial useless details, but I've been around for a long time)

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With 144 votes in, nearly 90% have been here over 10 years.

That is pretty impressive loyalty.  (Or long-time subscribers are more likely to open, read and vote in this thread than others.)

I wonder if the age spread in the Shark Pool would center younger?

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4 minutes ago, Arodin said:

With 144 votes in, nearly 90% have been here over 10 years.

That is pretty impressive loyalty.  (Or long-time subscribers are more likely to open, read and vote in this thread than others.)

I wonder if the age spread in the Shark Pool would center younger?

If only there was a poll for that :pokey:

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11 hours ago, shuke said:

I think 18 or 19. When did Ol' Yeller come into existence?

 

Also, on the yellow board you could change your username to anything you wanted, except to a name you previously used.  $10 to anyone who knows my initial username.

I loved your original work as "Zippy."

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15 hours ago, Don Quixote said:

I came over when The Huddle board switched over to subscribers only.  2001 or 2002?  Can't remember.

Wut?  I was a mega-poster there and I don't believe it was subscribers-only then.  I think that was pre-2000 and did not last long.  Maybe I'm misremembering.  :confused:

As for me, I joined up here 6 years ago when I finally realized The Huddle's version of FFA was completely dead.  :coffee:

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10 hours ago, Joe Bryant said:

I try to explain rec.sports to people sometimes and they look at like I'm crazy. I don't really blame them. 

:lmao: Ain't that the truth.  I remember bonding with Shick and others in the Old Yeller days discussing rec.sports and USENET in general.  

I worked for Prodigy for a while back in the day.  Explaining how that worked gets more complicated every year.  "How did you get on the Internet without a browser?"  "People paid for Internet access by the hour?"  "People used phone lines to get on the Internet?"  "What's a land line?"              

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52 minutes ago, nirad3 said:

Wut?  I was a mega-poster there and I don't believe it was subscribers-only then.  I think that was pre-2000 and did not last long.  Maybe I'm misremembering.  :confused:

As for me, I joined up here 6 years ago when I finally realized The Huddle's version of FFA was completely dead.  :coffee:

It may have just been a temporary thing once they realized how much visibility they lost in the space by hiding the forums.  But I haven't really looked back at The Huddle since making the switch.  There was definitely a mass migration of folks from The Huddle board over here when they switched their model.

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8 minutes ago, Don Quixote said:

It may have just been a temporary thing once they realized how much visibility they lost in the space by hiding the forums.  But I haven't really looked back at The Huddle since making the switch.  There was definitely a mass migration of folks from The Huddle board over here when they switched their model.

That sounds about right.  I always likened The Tailgate over there to your neighborhood dive bar, where you could always get a seat at the bar and knew everyone in the place... whereas the FFA (at least when I joined) was the bumpin' night club with velvet ropes holding back a line of 200+ people where you could barely hear yourself think.  :lol: 

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1 hour ago, nirad3 said:

Wut?  I was a mega-poster there and I don't believe it was subscribers-only then.  I think that was pre-2000 and did not last long.  Maybe I'm misremembering.  :confused:

As for me, I joined up here 6 years ago when I finally realized The Huddle's version of FFA was completely dead.  :coffee:

I don't believe the boards were ever pay there, just the content at some point.

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14 hours ago, shuke said:

I think 18 or 19. When did Ol' Yeller come into existence?

 

Also, on the yellow board you could change your username to anything you wanted, except to a name you previously used.  $10 to anyone who knows my initial username.

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I was here for cheetsheets.net but I’m not sure of my username then.

when we converted to whatever was after old yeller I was on the second the forum opened but wasn’aware the board operated at central time so I missed out on the lower user number.

I used to be Emmitt Smith here but skirted the line too many times and the final straw was my buddy coming over and posting something stupid that got me banned.

And here we are today, only with less line crossing and less hyperbole. 

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I clicked 19-20, but it could be 18. I found Cheatsheets.net in a FF magazine. I seem to recall one year's preseason ranking that had Tony Banks at QB # 5 or 6. Was that '99? That was either the first or second year I was around.

Anyway, whenever I first found the forums I mostly hung in the Shark Pool. But I know I was visiting the FFA before 9/11. I had a different user name, but don't remember what it was. I didn't post much back then.

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