- Mar 31, 2000
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.