SportsFrog History

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SportsFrog History

Post by Shirley » Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:15 pm

The Festitivus thread got me wondering when the SportsFrog got started. It looks like the first post was January 3, 2003. https://web.archive.org/web/20030210062 ... 30101.html

Coming up on 17 years!
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Shirley » Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:23 pm

Looks like The Swamp was created on January 28, 2003. https://web.archive.org/web/20030207021 ... um.php?f=1

Unless I'm mistaken, Bengal is the longest active member. https://web.archive.org/web/20030525132 ... erlist.php
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Shirley » Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:31 pm

Looks like I joined in May 2004. I forgot that my original username was Dave. I later changed to Rerun, and I've been Shirley for a long time now. https://web.archive.org/web/20070220231 ... b864adf164
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by govmentchedda » Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:35 pm

Pretty sure I joined in March '06. Oiler brought me here. Had dinner with him last night.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Ryan » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:16 pm

This site is older than the Monster Seats? Holy shit.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Nonlinear FC » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:42 pm

If you click into that first link and to go the Swamp, there's a link that takes you to a members list.

Says I joined in February of 2004.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by The Sybian » Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:59 pm

Bummer, looks like they only archived the first 3 and last 3 pages of the memberlist. Pretty sure I joined May 2005, shortly before my wedding.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Giff » Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:30 pm

The Sybian wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:59 pm
Bummer, looks like they only archived the first 3 and last 3 pages of the memberlist. Pretty sure I joined May 2005, shortly before my wedding.
I joined in September of 2005 to make sure everyone knew I was OK. This was one month after my wedding. To my ex-wife.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by edwzipper » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:01 pm

I joined in November 2003, one month after I got sober. In March 2008 my wife joined me on a trip to NYC to participate in the Sports Frog Fantasy Baseball Auction. Had lunch with Howard on Saturday and we went to see Spamalot.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Rush2112 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:41 am

Always blows me away that rBaller was such an early member, did he join when he was like 16?

(and I too joined a wife ago. IIRC, I joined a month or two before my first wedding.)
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Shirley » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:43 pm

Can't remember how I ended up in the Way Back Machine again, but have fun with this - https://web.archive.org/web/20060508145 ... um.php?f=1
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by BSF21 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:52 pm

Holy crap. the first random thoughts thread in April 2006. I joined in January 06. I've put up with you fuckers for 14 years.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by mister d » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:57 pm

There are a bunch who can either claim “our entire adult lives” or “our entire adult lives except for the year TurdRyan made us stay away”.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by BSF21 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:59 pm

mister d wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:57 pm
There are a bunch who can either claim “our entire adult lives” or “our entire adult lives except for the year TurdRyan made us stay away”.
Pretty damn close for me. Was my freshman year of college, when my back didn't hurt when I woke up.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Ryan » Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:11 am

mister d wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:57 pm
There are a bunch who can either claim “our entire adult lives” or “our entire adult lives except for the year TurdRyan made us stay away”.
My Swamp time before and after that episode are approaching the same number. WTF.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Steve of phpBB » Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:13 am

BSF21 wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:52 pm
Holy crap. the first random thoughts thread in April 2006. I joined in January 06. I've put up with you fuckers for 14 years.
“Who knows. It might catch on.”

August 2004 for me. I wasn’t even 40 yet.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by phxgators » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:20 am

Didn't post much more back then than I do now, but I'm guessing I joined, or at least started lurking, around the 2004-2005 timeframe. Can't seem to find any reference for that though.

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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by govmentchedda » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:10 am

Damn, I only had 266 posts by then. Joined a month and a half prior.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Ryan » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:39 am

Reminders:

Nonlinear's 2nd favorite show was Desperate Housewives
Mister D really needed Randy Johnson to step up because Tim Wakefield had the Yankees' number
Baron von Esslingen said GWB made Nixon look good
People thought The Office was ok and hoped it would get a chance to stick around
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by The Sybian » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:44 am

Ryan wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:39 am
Reminders:

Nonlinear's 2nd favorite show was Desperate Housewives
Mister D really needed Randy Johnson to step up because Tim Wakefield had the Yankees' number
Baron von Esslingen said GWB made Nixon look good
People thought The Office was ok and hoped it would get a chance to stick around
Interesting peak into our history. I wonder if I was still primarily lurking then. I thought I joined in May 2005, pretty sure I joined just before I got married. Who'd of thunk that 15 years later I'd still be wasting my time reading your snarky insults and confirmation bias political takes.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by sancarlos » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:49 am

Fun to read those posts. Seems like soo long ago. I was just a Kid.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by A_B » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:01 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:49 am
Fun to read those posts. Seems like soo long ago. I was just a Kid.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by mister d » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:11 pm

07 Feb 2005 ... my age 27 season. All downhill since.

(I like that my location was "a basement" and I'm curious if it was a general joke or something specific, likely Hood related.)
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:11 pm

Ryan wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:39 am
Reminders:

Nonlinear's 2nd favorite show was Desperate Housewives
Mister D really needed Randy Johnson to step up because Tim Wakefield had the Yankees' number
Baron von Esslingen said GWB made Nixon look good
People thought The Office was ok and hoped it would get a chance to stick around
I must've been a lot less frequent back then. Can't believe I'm not all over that The Office thread, as it's a top 5 show for me... Maybe top 2.

And I'm right there with AB, holding the Maura Tierney torch.

And I still watch DH, though I'm pretty selective at this point. A lot of the ones that came on board after NY and OC are trash (Dallas, Atlanta, Bev Hills) .
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by sancarlos » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:19 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:11 pm
Ryan wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:39 am
Reminders:

Nonlinear's 2nd favorite show was Desperate Housewives
And I still watch DH, though I'm pretty selective at this point. A lot of the ones that came on board after NY and OC are trash (Dallas, Atlanta, Bev Hills) .
Nonlinear is a fan of both Desperate Housewives and Real Housewives of...
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by brian » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:23 pm

My avatar must have been some soon-to-be bust for the Lions after the draft (especially given the timing).

My signature (which I'm not sure I ever explained) was a "conversation" my best friend and I had with someone (probably in a bar) while absolutely stoned to the gills one night.

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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:27 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:19 pm
Nonlinear FC wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:11 pm
Ryan wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:39 am
Reminders:

Nonlinear's 2nd favorite show was Desperate Housewives
And I still watch DH, though I'm pretty selective at this point. A lot of the ones that came on board after NY and OC are trash (Dallas, Atlanta, Bev Hills) .
Nonlinear is a fan of both Desperate Housewives and Real Housewives of...
Oh, shit... I constantly did that back when DH was a thing.

And, yeah, I loved DH... Bunch of cuties. I watch a ton of shit with my wife that I'd never turn on if it was up to just me. In turn, she watches a bunch of stuff that's really more for me (Jack Ryan, The Wire, a ton of documentaries).
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by mister d » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:33 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:27 pm
I watch a ton of shit with my wife that I'd never turn on if it was up to just me.
"Who", not "that".
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Ryan » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:47 pm

I was not expecting "I confuse those all the team and let me talk about why I love both!" but I welcome it nonetheless.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by A_B » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:50 pm

mister d wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:33 pm
Nonlinear FC wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:27 pm
I watch a ton of shit with my wife that I'd never turn on if it was up to just me.
"Who", not "that".
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:57 pm

I put my foot down when necessary. Fuck the Kardashians. And, thankfully, she's never been a big Bachelor fan.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Johnnie » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:59 pm

I was sharing links from Free Republic and getting indignant about it.

Jesus Christ.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Steve of phpBB » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:53 pm

Johnnie wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:59 pm
I was sharing links from Free Republic and getting indignant about it.

Jesus Christ.
Heh. I was going to point that out, but decided not to.

What were you, 23 at the time?
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Shirley » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:24 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:53 pm
Johnnie wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:59 pm
I was sharing links from Free Republic and getting indignant about it.

Jesus Christ.
Heh. I was going to point that out, but decided not to.

What were you, 23 at the time?
Yeah, me too. Decided it wasn't cool.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by rass » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:48 pm

I wonder if Hawaiian Shirt Friday!!! has become radicalized as they've seen their namesake garment co-opted by white supremacists...
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by The Sybian » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:56 pm

Johnnie wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:59 pm
I was sharing links from Free Republic and getting indignant about it.

Jesus Christ.
Thankfully I outgrew that. I spent to much time reading shit from them and other wingnutty sites. Worse, I used to try to engage in discussions with people. Not on that site, but elsewhere. Pointless.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Steve of phpBB » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:03 pm

Shirley wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:24 pm
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:53 pm
Johnnie wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:59 pm
I was sharing links from Free Republic and getting indignant about it.

Jesus Christ.
Heh. I was going to point that out, but decided not to.

What were you, 23 at the time?
Yeah, me too. Decided it wasn't cool.
Billy Waterski started out pretty hard-core conservative, and the last I saw of him he was trumpeting a photo of himself with Obama.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Johnnie » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:17 pm

Shirley wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:24 pm
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:53 pm
Johnnie wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:59 pm
I was sharing links from Free Republic and getting indignant about it.

Jesus Christ.
Heh. I was going to point that out, but decided not to.

What were you, 23 at the time?
Yeah, me too. Decided it wasn't cool.
Well, thank you both.

And yes, 23. Still living in Louisiana and surrounded by clearly influential, unsavory white people.

Hell, I remember a Michelle Malkin thing that I linked to about the flag being upside down or something. I think it alluded to immigrants doing it. Definitely an out of context sorry. It was something your racist uncle would share.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by DSafetyGuy » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:40 pm

Based on my signature, I am pretty sure this was my avatar:
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I know it was him, I just don't remember if that was that photo.
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Re: SportsFrog History

Post by Steve of phpBB » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:17 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:40 pm
Based on my signature, I am pretty sure this was my avatar:

Campbell Scott.jpeg

I know it was him, I just don't remember if that was that photo.
Now I recognize you!
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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