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I've been away from the board for a bit. Truth is, it was a necessary leave.
I was shocked to realize on National Signing Day to find out how deeply affected I was by a high-schooler's choice of where they would play football for the next few years. I realized on that day that the "persistent kick in the balls" of being a Vol fanatic had become too personal for me and that I was allowing it to impact me too deeply. So I took some time away to gain perspective and remember the things that were most important in life.
I've continued to "lurk" around the board during this time, but haven't done it with as much regularity and haven't posted in several months.
Good to be back, hopefully with a fresh perspective and ability to support my team without the goings-on of the program making or breaking my day. I wish I could feign shock at a man like Harvey Updike, but I'm afraid if the truth were told, we've ALL had thoughts that make us ashamed. We simply don't act on them... most of the time. Oh the thoughts that crossed my mind about Urban Meyer after Vonn Bell's announcement. Just amazing that a grown man would allow it get to that point!
Looking forward to reconnecting with you all and getting to know some of our new members! Looks like this site is doing what this site does - growing because of excellent articles and fantastic discussion. I have a great appreciation for this staff and all of you posters. I hope everyone realizes what a special place this is!
No problem man we were wondering where you were. We all need to take a step back from time to time. Welcome back though
Your team. All the time.
Not much has changed...
-Rucker can't get rid of the raccoons
-Ryan is still the wet blanket and Johnny on the spot with answers
-Ghost still gets emotional
-orangeasylum is still clueless
-ol dad still owes me lunch
-shoeless is still MIA
Things that have changed
-We are now obsessed with CrockettTM's dating life after downvoting him into oblivion over turf toe gate.
-pepevol makes me spit onto my smartphone and iPad with his hillarious analogies
This post was edited by wataugavol 16 months ago
Welcome back! All of us need that time of reflection every so often!
"Never take for granted what it means to be a Volunteer." Peyton Manning
Welcome back Texassee. We all step back from time to time. I have a good battle rhythm going right now that keeps me in check. That's the great thing about the board. Everyone goes at their own pace.
Tex IS BACK !!!
There are only four answers to any question: Yes, No, I don't know, or the Correct Answer.
I realize you're not Kotter but Welcome Back!!! Troll Tracker is still a subject of conversation from time to time. Classic!+1 GO VOLS!
BUTCH IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. GO VOLS!
Welcome Back Good Sir! Love that gang is finally coming together again, missed our original posters!
"Give him six" "We don't give a damn about the whole state of Alabama" "Grit N Grind"
Yea.......its insane sometimes isn't it? The energy tied up in expectations. Last season after the FL game I didn't sign on again until after the GA game.
Thanks for the welcome back, guys.
And thanks, Watauga, for the summary update! I feel like I haven't missed a thing!
All of us probably could use some therapy.
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