20th Anniversaries? How many do we have?


TideFans Legend
Mar 31, 2000
Wishing I was somewhere close to Duluth with a sli
One of a kind. They broke the mold and tore down the factory after him.

Aug. of next year will be my 20th.

I met Bayou on a long defunct site known as ncaaboards.com, owned by an Oklahoma State fan. He invited me here. I enjoyed the "give and take banter" a little more 20 years ago than I do now, so I wasn't here very often. Then I went to med school for 2002 and showed up only to hop in on the "Franchione is leaving" threads (I'd heard that from an ATM alum in October - I was at Fort Sam Houston - but I could not bring myself to believe it). I hopped in again a little more active when Shula was fired because I was one of Saban's loudest promoters.

My "deep" involvement really began in the fall of 2007 when I worked every single Saturday. That started in 2006 because I was getting my 40 hours on Wed-Sat and attending seminary full-time. In 2007, I had no access at work to games, so I followed on the game threads here even though I wasn't posting (as well as the ESPN GameCast). I promoted to mostly full-time posting in 2011, when krazy3 and I used to punch each other back and forth over the BCS vs a playoff. I admit now he was more right than I was, but I drew closer to his view after the beauty of that 2011 season post-LSU.

I met Bayou in person on August 19, 2001 at a Taco Bell in Lake Charles, LA. We both keeled over laughing at the idea that Nick Saban was going to make LSU a winner.

I'm not too proud to admit I was wrong - nor was he too proud to admit it.


Publisher and Benevolent Dictator
Staff member
Apr 9, 1999
i think i had set up a user id right before the big board crash, in 99 i think. i can't remember for sure, but i discovered the board sometime during the '98-'99 timeframe. i never actually posted until after i rejoined in may 2000
I'm not 100% sure but I think I was incommunicado in Hawaii during the big crash. I remember being somewhere getting a call or email or text (did those exist in 99?) :D from one of the mods saying the site was down and had been for a while. For the uninitiated, we had a server located in CA where our site was hosted that literally caught fire and melted. They didn't tell us what had happened for a couple of weeks. It was pretty ridiculous. I had to put the site back together from scratch... over a dialup connection. Those were the wild west days. Thanks to all who were there then and are still here and thanks to all who have joined during the intervening period. We will have TideFans even if Covid knocks out the football season!


I joined in July 2000, as a former USAF member it was the only way that I could keep track of the Tide while deployed. It's hard for me to believe that I retired Sept 2001 and worked overseas ever since but I have been able to know pretty much what's going on with this site. Bayou was mentioned earlier in this post and I can attest he was a true Tide fan and a gentleman. I e-mailed him and he always graciously replied with an answer and sometime just a reply, he is missed.
So Roll Tide Y'all and take care!


3rd Team
Jan 27, 2003
Baton Rouge, LA USA
I don't know how long I have been around. I remember "the Big one" and i know i lost post count then, I was upset. I hardly post and those 120 or so were very important to me.;)

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