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  1. oxrageous

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    I had a member last night that was disappointed that a couple of people were dishing out personal attacks, and I wrote him a PM this morning. However, I thought it was important enough of a topic to share much of what I wrote right here.

    I consider myself as providing a valuable community service here, and I'm only half joking when I say that. I think the primary reason for a sports message board to even exist is for therapeutic reasons; i.e. venting / letting it all out. Before message boards, a lot of pissed off, drunk men would take it out on their families, wives, or pets - or they would simply destroy property in fits of rage. In some cases it was so bad the police had to be called. I myself used to punch holes in walls back in the 90's during football games; part of me wonders if I could have avoided that had Gatorchatter been around. Hell, the governor should give me a medal for reducing the crime rate.

    Obviously, the past decade has been particularly bad. It's a helpless feeling to see something you loved destroyed by incompetence and you have no power to do anything but watch the destruction. So, when something like what happened last night happened, I try to stand out of people's way and let them vent. Most vent in a controlled manner - some lash out at others. If they get totally out of hand I will send them away for the night to cool off, otherwise I will leave it alone. In most cases, those being attacked are super pissed too and don't hold grudges because they know the other is just letting off steam. Also, keep in mind that I was extremely pissed myself and didn't have the best judgement going on either. It's not like I'm a neutral observer in all this destruction; part of me wishes I was.

    At any rate, the rage has subsided and a lot of crime has now been avoided due to Gatorchatter. It's honestly nice to have a place to commiserate with people that have the same interests. I'd rather cry in my coffee with you guys than cry alone. I hope no one did any real harm to anything or anyone last night.

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          I’m way past getting irate over Gator football. If you haven’t come to grips after the last decade, then there’s little hope you ever will.
           
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            It is funny how invested we are in the game.
             
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              I wish that I could say the same... it just hurts soooooo bad!
               
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              I find punching my neighbor's cat to be cathartic.......and sometimes my neighbor.
               
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                My house after bad game before I joined Gatorchatter..

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                and after...

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                • oxrageous

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                  I think those guys were diverted to NV's house instead. :lol:

                  I hope he's okay this morning.
                   
                  • divits

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                    Yeah, no doubt his wife just let him sleep it off in the bushes last night.
                     
                    • oxrageous

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                      When you're lashing out at cover2, who is one of the most mild-mannered souls out there, you know you are super, super pissed. :lol:

                      There's no doubt he slept outside last night, a bottle of bourbon clutched in one hand.
                       
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                          I've found that NV doesn't really come into his own unless he's looking for someone to blame for stuff. He really doesn't go out on a limb with any real opinions until after the fact then he's the first one coming around yelling "I told you so!"
                           
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                            Cover has taught for a long time. He has heard it all and keyboard smack is mostly entertaining
                             
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                              Our program is dying and I think we all now that is what is happening. This isn't some transitional state we are seeing......it's dying and that's what's tough for me, that and watching ass clowns from opposing teams smack talking and mocking on our field when there was a time they could hardly walk off after a massive azz kicking.
                               
                              • oxrageous

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                                Yes, the Texas program is going through the same thing. It's fair to wonder if it will ever return.
                                 
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                                  I've been trying to figure it out. I don't know if some programs are just willing to bend/break rules to get where they are going and we have just decided, after the Meyer regime, that our program won't be part of that anymore or if the incompetence is really this deep. I also wonder if the important of the FB program has taken more of a back seat and the focus has become more balanced through the UAA. But I do believe we need to shake thems up from the top down.
                                   
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                                    Anybody have some plaster...got a couple of holes that I need to fix this morning
                                     
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                                      I can't plaster mine, new piece of sheet rock. I also put some chicken wire around my TV...like the stage for the Blues Bros.
                                       
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                                        Next time put it up at the top of a steel cage
                                         

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