Another one I miss is Johnny115K
Yeah. Where'd that dude go?
Man, I have been around so long, they all gel into one board. There were cats at House of Boxing, Max, Hardcore, B-Talk...
You guys named most.
PRPowerpunches used to make me laugh, even though we went at it a lot. it was almost like that WB Cartoon where the sheep dog (me) and the Wiley Coyote (him) clock into work every day, "Mornin Ralph". "Mornin Sam". The sheep dog schools the coyote all day, then they clock out, "Evenin' Ralph". "Evenin' Sam".
TheHeat - we used to go AT IT. I mean AT it. He was from PR, and I from Philly, so it was Trinidad/Hopkins all the time. Funny ass shit. Heater.
Funny thing is, I talk to both those guys from time to time and have become friendly (at least as far as email/cell phone correspondence). I guess you kind of 'graduate' from some of that shit.
There used to be a guy, not sure if it was Max or early B-Talk, named Rico2773 (or something like that). That dude was fucking hilarious. Hilarious. He fell off the face of the earth.
My favorite of all time who was banned (by Gary Randall at Max, who hardly ever bans) was REVEREND HEAT. That dude was AWESOME. Smart/Intelligent as they come, funny as shit. I used to bullshit with him off the boards, and I get the feeling he was somebody famous and/or in the acting business, because he was constantly working on films and on sets a lot. Yeah, yeah, I know, could be total shit, but you can get a pretty solid gage if you speak to someone enough, especially off the boards. He got into an argument with Randall in Max's chat room, said a lot of shit, and that was the end of him. He wound up at boxinginsider, and where he went from there is anybody's guess.
Lefty should come back. It's a different spot now.
Course I miss my boy Salva Tru.
Hawkins was great - in a Gimp kinda way. you just bring him out of Classics section to toy with him a little bit and put him back when you've had enough. His arguments were so off the fucking wall. They were worse than Warlord described. Much worse. "What time is it, Hawkins?". "It's raining outside, Method". "Great, what's that got to do with the time?". "Why did you ignore the fact that it's raining outside? You're not even on my level. Be gone". or he would continually reply in a debate in general boxing and start with, "I don't know why I continue to lower myself to respond, but...". He always would cite examples that had absolutely NOTHING to do with the topic to support his opinions, and then try to pass it off as factual support. There were so many cats that were bamboozled by him, and he was easily 'ownable'. That said, I miss him.
You guys named most of em.
I kinda miss Reg. I got a kick out of him. But anyone that makes a big an issue of race, I'm sorry, that's weakness, and more than anything, its overcompensating for lack of intelligence.
Who else is missing?
John Herndon (whose screen name I forget) is/was the man. He is in movie production, so his time is always limited.
Salva Tru/Kingrump is my boy. You get to know certain cats enough without meeting them that when you do, as he and I did in Vegas for Hopkins/Calzaghe, it's like ain't nothing missed a beat, we got proper fucked up before the fight, and then sat there in a daze and watched it. Real good dude.
PS - There was one guy that I couldn't shake for the life of me. if ever there was a an equal on the web, I found it in Mijare. He and I used to go head to head and the dude was like mirror image. I mean, if I fought him 10 outta 10 times, I always felt it was a draw.
Well, he was banned at Max, then came back under a diff name, and eventually came to B-Talk, talking shit and locking horns with me, and he would be banned, lay low for a bit, and then come back...
....but I swear, you get to "know" someone's writing style and intelligence level so much that he would pop up and I could read one sentence and go to JD8 and be like, that's "Mijare" (or whatever his latest name was). The truth of it was, the guy was so witty and intelligent, and funny as shit when he was laying down the verbal tongue lashings, that I didn't want him gone. I approached him PM one day and was like, you're "Mijare" right? and h was like, "yup", and I said, dude, I could pick you out of a lineup with a blind fold on because you're too smart for your own good here. I ain't gonna ban you because you bring too much intelligence to the place.
You guys know him as Warlord.
That was my match.