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Unread 06 Aug 2018, 07:41 PM
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Default Oh Happy Day......

Business seminar in Orlando this weekend ....Sunday's keynote speaker...........Joe Montana...my favorite all time QB. I am going to do everything I can (short of getting arrested or fired) to get up close and personal for a photo.

The photo attached (if it works) is one of my most prized sports memorabilia.
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A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.'
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Yell "STEVE YOUNG"...that'll get his attention
....or call him Clifford, I heard he loves that
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BTW Orren...good story.....

I got that helmet from "truckstop" Doug.......Back in 2001, he needed parts to rebuild an old Mac puter. He could not source them so he called me and asked me to try and find what he needed. I found all the parts, ordered them and sent them to him in Canada. The helmet is what he traded me for the parts.
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You may not believe in guns and you may not believe in God. ...but if someone breaks into your home I guarantee the 1st two things you'll do is call someone with a gun and pray they get there in time
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.'
IMHO we finally have a POTUS that will get us back on the right track. We survived the community organizer but I am not optimistic that he will just go away and enjoy his ill-gotten wealth.
God bless our Troops.
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BTW Orren...good story.....

I got that helmet from "truckstop" Doug.......Back in 2001, he needed parts to rebuild an old Mac puter. He could not source them so he called me and asked me to try and find what he needed. I found all the parts, ordered them and sent them to him in Canada. The helmet is what he traded me for the parts.
Great story!
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I think I'd heard that story before. What I don't remember is if you got the story of how DOUG got it.
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I did.....

he won it in a competition at WSS, The receipt in the package:
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You may not believe in guns and you may not believe in God. ...but if someone breaks into your home I guarantee the 1st two things you'll do is call someone with a gun and pray they get there in time
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.'
IMHO we finally have a POTUS that will get us back on the right track. We survived the community organizer but I am not optimistic that he will just go away and enjoy his ill-gotten wealth.
God bless our Troops.
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sweet!

tho who knows whether the Cotters actually paid for it.....as you may remember, I don't exactly have high respect for Larry. I see his linkedin page says he founded Sandbox (he didn't, they merged and let him take over)...tho it does appear he's done some good things since (with money he 'sourced' from Paul Allen)

...do I sound a little bitter?
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a tad...............
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A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.'
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God bless our Troops.
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I can still remember pacing around the 2nd floor of my brother's bar where my office was, trying to persuade Larry to sell me the domain and the game itself....trying to get him to give me a price to start negotiations with. I don't know how many remember that at that time I thought I had 7 figure backing from a member in Boston, but I wasn't telling Cotter that. The site itself had been left unattended for months at that point and all kinds of market manipulation had gone on.

My memory of the conversations I had with him (I think there were two) was despite his site obviously plummeting in value, he still acted like it was worth far more money than I would have ever offered, even if I had guarantees from my investor. In fact, he acted like he'd either get his price or he'd let it die, he didn't care either way. These conversations were AFTER he'd sold it to cbssportsline and I'd already largely negotiated a price of $30,000 to buy the game and domain (not the database) from them only to have them back out on closing the deal with Cotter after looking over the database.

And, as we found out later, the only buyer he ended up finding was one that paid $30,000 for just the domain and the extremely bloated member database...and felt taken to pay that once they got it. Then, as my luck seems to go, my investor was diagnosed with cancer and, while we had some great talks over the next couple months, no investment ever happened and he sadly passed away a couple months after that.

I really need to get started writing my book; I could easily fill a chapter just on the history of Jockstocks.
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I really need to get started writing my book; I could easily fill a chapter just on the history of Jockstocks.
Here's a great opening sentence for that chapter:

"One day I decided to create the greatest fantasy sports site ever imagined, and I was successful!"
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never got to meet him but I did get to ask him a question
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You may not believe in guns and you may not believe in God. ...but if someone breaks into your home I guarantee the 1st two things you'll do is call someone with a gun and pray they get there in time
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.'
IMHO we finally have a POTUS that will get us back on the right track. We survived the community organizer but I am not optimistic that he will just go away and enjoy his ill-gotten wealth.
God bless our Troops.
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what did you ask?
I asked if you were gonna be in FF this year

oh, what did Rich ask Joe....my bad
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Joe...welcome to our party. I have a question that might be considered a bit controversial so I'll accept your preference not to answer if you choose.

My question is:

Do you think those NFL players that think it's a good idea to kneel for the National Anthem are getting their message across?
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A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.'
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God bless our Troops.
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