Originally Posted by Sassy
I see a lot of OM Newbies are here...Check in! Tell us your story...and welcome to the Mane!
Ask and ye shall receive, here goes:
I was treated poorly by a mod/admin at Broncosfreak. He banned me for 7 days for posting a questionable pic. The thread was entitled, "Wacky Pics thread" and I'll admit that I probably should have used better judgment, but instead of warning me or telling to pull the pic, BOOM, banned 7 days. It was a 'wacky pic' to say the least, and it fit the title of the thread and I thought it would have been no big deal. A simple pm stating to me that it was unacceptable would have sufficed. I had ZERO neg rep, and no members had/have a problem with me. A 1st offense warranted a 7 day ban? I think not. However, I took that action personally because I was a good poster there, never caused trouble, never said anything negative against the Broncos, and certainly showed respect to everyone on that site. Since I was treated with disrespect and couldn't post there for a week, I decided to join this forum during that time frame and have basically written them off.
But, it is what it is. I have moved on, and IMO they lost a good poster who brought a lot to the table at that particular message board. I have put it behind me, and I'd rather focus on discussing football and other matters with the good people here. Sonsofkraftybob recommended me to the site, so I figured I'd check it out. So far, I am enjoying my stay here, although I'm still not fully acclimated. I have done a ton of reading in the many forums, and so far, I like what I see. I think I'll stick around.
I have always loved NFL football. I have been a Pats fan since 1981, when I was 6 years old. I have always had a ton of respect for the Broncos because they always seem to beat the Patriots no matter how good or bad we are in a given season. On that same note, I equally enjoyed the Elway years because the dude was extraordinarily clutch, you have stability at ownership and @ head coach. It's a well run organization, a claim that not too many people can make. It's much like the modern day Patriots. When your Broncos won SB XXXII, I was thrilled because the Packers beat my Patriots in the previous years' SB.