Congratulations To The 2014 TSS Reader of the Year

It is…man, I don’t want to say it, because I don’t want to diminish the talents and the output of the aces who make up our staff….but I can make the argument that the content in our Forum is MAYBE the strongest element of TheSweetScience.com.

I really don’t want to lobby that case, because it sends a negative message to the talented and devoted tappers of keyboards who comprise Team TSS. But only if you choose to interpret it that way…really, I don’t.

I more so choose to appreciate the Forum bounty, and savor the efforts of guys who log on frequently and every darn time manage to amuse, and inform, and make me think. They do it in a manner that sometimes makes me contemplate asking some of these cats–I don’t want to leave out anyone, so I’m not naming names–to leave their 9 to 5, and join us tappers.

Longtime readers know we have for the last several years decided to give a shoutout to that person who contributed the most to the TSS Forum, as our Reader of the Year…and this year is no exception. Other years, an advisory board and me chose the winner. This year, we had a most successful and dare I say innovative concept in place to choose our winner. Our Forum contest, which saw us building the ranks of regulars in that milieu, saw TSS rewarding the top posts in the TSS and the Boxing Channel Forums every two weeks. First, second and third placers were awarded points for their finish, and we kept track of the cumulative points tally.

We pored over the numbers, how many times posters won first, second, or third place in the twice-a-month runoff. And when the numbers got crunched, we saw that for 2014, a newcomer to the Forum ranks, a relative “overnight sensation,” would be receiving a majestic salute. One man’s efforts stood a bit taller than the rest of the pack. Oh, and the pack was crowded, friends, let’s reiterate that.

But the 2014 Reader of the Year Award for the year in boxing 2014…drumroll please, Mr. Bonham….goes to… The Commish.

The Shadow flurried hard, and his ring generalship was something to behold during this campaign. He can take slight solace in knowing that he earned a silver medal with his posts during 2014.

But the volume, and consistency of effort, and breadth of knowledge, and enthusiasm, and for the tone his presence set in the Forum, The Commish gets the gold for the year.

Commish…Thank you, for being that stalwart presence, for being a friend to boxing, to TSS, for your boundless enthusiasm and positivity and collection of recollections and anecdotes and analyses and predictions and observations…in short, all of it.

You brought so darned much to the table, and we thank you, and we salute you.

Congrats, Commish, our TSS 2014 Reader of the Year.

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COMMENTS

-Radam G :

Wow! Congrats, Commish! Holla!


-Bernie Campbell :

Stay tuned to Randy "The Commish" Gordon on Sirius 92 with his broadcasting partner Gerry Cooney..And his wonderfull informative guests such as Bernie from Staten Island to name a few!


-stormcentre :

Good stuff Commish - you deserve the award, as you're always here pumping out good stuff.


-Froggy :

Well deservered, congrats !


-oubobcat :

Very well deserved, congrats Commish


-deepwater2 :

It is an honor to post side by side with you Randy. Congratulations For he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good fellow For he's a jolly good fellow ,which nobody can deny Which nobody can deny, which nobody can deny For he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good fellow For he's a jolly good fellow, which nobody can deny!


-brownsugar :

Great Choice, I whole heartedly agree, the Commish is tops... congratulations


-Pazuzu :

Very much deserved. There are few on TSS, either the front-end or the Forum, who have contributed so much as the Commish. Congratulations!


-Domenic :

Nicely done and congratulations Randy. You're a credit to the sport you so clearly love and have devoted your life to. I must say, seeing you on YouTube on old fight clips, interviewing fighters and/or providing commentary, listening to your show on Sirius, or being cited in things like Tyson's book, makes your presence here quite special and unique. Even CJ Ross gets this one right. Kudos man.


-leon30001 :

"Dafuq "I keep getting overlooked for this? Sutin' rotten in Denmark!


-DaveB :

I called this one on one of the blogs several months ago. Congratulations my man.


-King Beef :

Congrats Commish


-the Roast :

Hmmmm... So the Commish is the ROTY, how about that. I have to throw the red challenge flag onto the field. If I remember correctly the Moderator system was going to avoid any controversy that we may or may not have had in the past. The reader/poster with the most points at the end of the contest ending on December 25th would be crowned ROTY. The last time I saw the leader board over on Random Topics the Shadow was ahead of the Commish by one point. This was at the end of October I believe. Unless I missed something the winners of the TSS forum during Dino's Mod run were never announced. How can a winner be announced if the scorecards have not been tabulated? Just one more thing... on a personal note... to the Shadow, you had a great year, any other year you would have had your hand raised. I know how it feels to be on the wrong end of a close decision. It stings. You were so close you could taste it. I raise a glass to the Shadow. As Argent once said, Hold Your Head Up.


-Radam G :

Hmmmm... So the Commish is the ROTY, how about that. I have to throw the red challenge flag onto the field. If I remember correctly the Moderator system was going to avoid any controversy that we may or may not have had in the past. The reader/poster with the most points at the end of the contest ending on December 25th would be crowned ROTY. The last time I saw the leader board over on Random Topics the Shadow was ahead of the Commish by one point. This was at the end of October I believe. Unless I missed something the winners of the TSS forum during Dino's Mod run were never announced. How can a winner be announced if the scorecards have not been tabulated? Just one more thing... on a personal note... to the Shadow, you had a great year, any other year you would have had your hand raised. I know how it feels to be on the wrong end of a close decision. It stings. You were so close you could taste it. I raise a glass to the Shadow. As Argent once said, Hold Your Head Up.
OMFG! Hey, tR! Is that Money May in your side picture? Wow! Between TMT and tR, there always a pretty face of a dame, damsel or doll around. Now on this latest bytching of yours, I'm sure that it will be straighten out.
->http://m.YouTube.com/watch?v=DgFRxaSk5yA. And with you, tR --CONTROVERSY:
->http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T0pewqF8POE. Holla!


-dino da vinci :

It's not challengable, as the Commish did win the points column. It's also the reason I wanted to helm the last at bat. And get this, I believe YOU are responsible! If you recall, tRoast, the last time The Shadow was the mod he gave both first place votes to the Commish drawing them into a virtual deadlock. Memory serves correctly it was your outing that changed the leaderboard. And the Commish rode that home by the same margin of victory, of just a few years prior when...hey, it's painful, why go there. Numbers are all in the forum. I don't believe Michael put up the last TSS for the year. 1. Storm 2. ArneK 3. brownsugar. My final vote changed nothing. The debate became should a professional writer be allowed entry? A writer that has written for the site over several stints some years apart. I think the final argument came down to, out of all the guys that charted, how big was the discrepancy? I'll go on record as saying, not very. Let's start at the top. The Shadow before entering this space was a paid professional writer. With Radam's knowledge he can stay with anyone in the world. ArneK has authored books, one boxing book in particular is as good as any I've read.


-dino da vinci :

(Cont.) Two time winner brownsugar is elite. Monster opinion. I know for a fact because from time to time I don't know a fighter well, I trust his opinion as it's free to everyone as he posts it here. Storm. Really? How did this guy not get the love his work deserved. OU Bob... OK, this is starting to turn into a rant. I promised I wouldn't. But really, the talent pool was deep2, (yeah, and let's Skibbz ahead so I can get some sleep). There are enough guys here that a number of them could be better served by putting them on the front page, I wholeheartedly believe. Some of these people have earned a living writing about boxing. Undoubtedly others could very well if they chose to. Again, no rant but I didn't see the inherent conflict of interest that was still possible. I also saw several things that make you scratch your head and say 'wow'. The Shadow had it virtually locked up and singlehandly created his own rival. Upon winning, I informed The Commish who stated he'd rather stay in New York for dinner with Gerry Cooney. I said but you see Gerry every day. Yes, he's my friend, I wish to go to dinner with him and his wife. I recommended taking Shadow along as well, and he thought it a great idea. Roast, we're starting to be able to say, Ya know, we go back a few years. I love the fact that you help keep the place honest, but if you honestly look at it, I think you'd have to agree we try. For every one that took the competition serious, we thank you. If you charted, even one point, if you are ever in one of the greatest cities on earth, my Las Vegas, dinner is on me.


-stormcentre :

OK, now that I know it was an inside job between the Shadow and Commish I can take the knife away from my wrists. :)


-stormcentre :

Also . . who's taking me out to dinner? It better be someone or a party that involves that blondey in the Roast's avatar, otherwise it's back to the kitchen and steak knives for me. OMG will my life ever improve? Will I ever be worthy? I had thought scaling 1000 posts would put an end to the depression and feelings of unworthiness. Hey, wait am minute. What's that I see in the drug cabinet. ""O" "X" "Y" "C" "O" "D" "O" "N" "E"." Welcome back old friends. Come to think of it my back does hurt. 30 mins later . . . . . . Ashley, everfrings alright now. Who won again?
PS: Storm doesn't recommend any prescription drugs should ever be used for any self medicating purposes other than prescribed.


-brownsugar :

That was a very fair comment Dino. I'm also glad the Roast is standing in the breach to help safeguard the integrity of the forum.... The Roast is a very gutsy guy who doesn't shrink from speaking his mind. I think the Shadow is awesome too and I don't envy the ones who have to pick the winners. Several outcomes would have been acceptable to me ....and I'm not referring to myself..... I'm happy with the final result The field is deeper than its ever been. As far as professional writers and real life boxing personalities being able to compete.... I think it would be an insult to everybody here if we didn't have the privilege to compete against these guys.... (The forum members can handle themselves very well). .....plus professional Guys like the Shadow and the Commish (along with the rising number of astute readers who are adept at self expression) help raise the quality of the forum in general. its been fantastic to witness the evolution of the forum first hand over the past several years....... I applaud everyone here....and look forward to another fantastic year.


-mortcola :

Randuh! You rox!


-Pazuzu :

That was a very fair comment Dino. I'm also glad the Roast is standing in the breach to help safeguard the integrity of the forum.... The Roast is a very gutsy guy who doesn't shrink from speaking his mind. I think the Shadow is awesome too and I don't envy the ones who have to pick the winners. Several outcomes would have been acceptable to me ....and I'm not referring to myself..... I'm happy with the final result The field is deeper than its ever been. As far as professional writers and real life boxing personalities being able to compete.... I think it would be an insult to everybody here if we didn't have the privilege to compete against these guys.... (The forum members can handle themselves very well). .....plus professional Guys like the Shadow and the Commish (along with the rising number of astute readers who are adept at self expression) help raise the quality of the forum in general. its been fantastic to witness the evolution of the forum first hand over the past several years....... I applaud everyone here....and look forward to another fantastic year.
Hear, hear.


-Radam G :

(Cont.) Two time winner brownsugar is elite. Monster opinion. I know for a fact because from time to time I don't know a fighter well, I trust his opinion as it's free to everyone as he posts it here. Storm. Really? How did this guy not get the love his work deserved. OU Bob... OK, this is starting to turn into a rant. I promised I wouldn't. But really, the talent pool was deep2, (yeah, and let's Skibbz ahead so I can get some sleep). There are enough guys here that a number of them could be better served by putting them on the front page, I wholeheartedly believe. Some of these people have earned a living writing about boxing. Undoubtedly others could very well if they chose to. Again, no rant but I didn't see the inherent conflict of interest that was still possible. I also saw several things that make you scratch your head and say 'wow'. The Shadow had it virtually locked up and singlehandly created his own rival. Upon winning, I informed The Commish who stated he'd rather stay in New York for dinner with Gerry Cooney. I said but you see Gerry every day. Yes, he's my friend, I wish to go to dinner with him and his wife. I recommended taking Shadow along as well, and he thought it a great idea. Roast, we're starting to be able to say, Ya know, we go back a few years. I love the fact that you help keep the place honest, but if you honestly look at it, I think you'd have to agree we try. For every one that took the competition serious, we thank you. If you charted, even one point, if you are ever in one of the greatest cities on earth, my Las Vegas, dinner is on me.
Wow! DDV went to WORK!
->http://m.YouTube.com/watch?v=agnKPLrG2E0 Sleep walkers, slick talkers and the occasionally Radam G stalkers, see ya at crossroad for the next contest. Bring your gunz blazing! TSS is the BEST! Time to hit the pit and get some rest. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz! Holla!


-The Commish :

When I received an e-mail early last March from my friend & colleague, Michael Woods, asking me to be a Moderator on this site, I gladly accepted, but did so not knowing what this whole site was truly about. All I knew, from previous times jumping aboard, is that it was boxing related. That’s all I had to know. Between my endless hours as a Personal Trainer, show host on SiriusXM Radio and as a grandfather of nine (#10 is on the way within hours!)—which entails fulltime babysitting duties—I accepted Woodsy’s offer. I am so glad I did. Since last March, I have enjoyed reading each and every post every day, every week and every month and getting to meet many of you personally along the way (oubobcat at a fight card in Buffalo and again at the IBHOF in June; Deepwater2 also at the IBHOF: and Carmine Cas at a fight card on Long Island). The personable and knowledgeable Mortcola I already knew from a gym on Long Island. Then there were the numerous in-box messages and e-mails I received from so many of you, all of which I responded to. When I began here in March, I did so the same way I began my journey into the sport of boxing so many years ago--without any thought of doing anything but reading and talking about boxing. Years ago, I never dreamed I'd be pounding away on a typewriter--and later on something called a keyboard. Back then, I never thought of writing anything about boxing. Not a article. Not a paragraph. Not a sentence. Not even a word. It all just happened. Nobody around me were boxers or boxing writers. Nobody was politically connected or had ties in radio or television. Following in family footsteps, I was pre-ordained to become an airline pilot. Or the owner of a lumber yard. Or a surgeon. Then, as a kid, I found boxing. Boxing found me. We found each other. We've never been apart (aside from a quick separation after an administration change removed me from the NYSAC in 1995). I didn't start out looking to make my life in boxing and I didn't start out on this site with the intent or thought of winning any prize or reward. It just happened that way. I was just supposed to give three rewards on the Sweet Science Forum and three more on the Boxing Channel Forum and have a good time. Well, as my two weeks of being a Moderator came to an end, I continued to hang around. I read your posts at home...in the gym...on the train to and from NYC...on planes...while babysitting a sleeping grandchild...at the studio...in the hours before my show...on my Smart Phone in standstill traffic (there's plenty of that on L.I. and New York City!!!) and at ringside between fights. I posted. I responded. How could I not respond? I had become hooked in my two weeks as Moderator. After all, this was boxing I was reading about, not European Economic Subsidies, which may be interesting to some readers, but not to this reader. This was boxing. My love. My passion. My drive. I was grateful for every award given to me and just as happy when others won. Never did I post something with the thought, "Maybe this post will bring me a prize." I wasn't thinking about being awarded a First place...a Second place...a Third place. I kept posting, kept responding. I did so, not to win anything, but simply to reply to a boxing question or thought. I intend to keep posting and responding, even with no monetary prizes on the line. I enjoy being here with you guys. I wish we all could watch a fight together, enjoy our passion with each other. I wish you could be with me in studio next Saturday night, when I'll be doing a special post-fight wrapup on the Bermane Stiverne-Deontay Wilder fight. Ernest Hemingway once wrote "Never fall in love with a fighter, because they'll break your heart." That may happen next week with me. I may watch my friend Wilder get crushed, knocked "da double fudge out," as Radam is given to say. Wilder may be beaten so one-sidedly that he never fights again. If I watch that, Hemingway will be so right. I don't expect that, but, hey, this is boxing. Anticipate everything. Expect anything. I am incredibly thankful for the award, and will share it with The Shadow, Gerry Cooney, my wife and my SiriusXM producer, Josh, at del Frisco's Steakhouse in New York City. I truly wish I could fill the room with all of you and share the prize with all of you (and take Dino DaVinci up on his offer: If you are ever in Sin City, contact him. He WILL buy you dinner!). You all deserve it. Thank you for all your personal e-mails, texts, in-box messages and calls. I appreciate each one of you. Thank you all for touching my life. Keep loving boxing. Keep talking about boxing. Keep writing about boxing. Now, let's get back to posting! -Randy G.


-The Good Doctor :

When I received an e-mail early last March from my friend & colleague, Michael Woods, asking me to be a Moderator on this site, I gladly accepted, but did so not knowing what this whole site was truly about. All I knew, from previous times jumping aboard, is that it was boxing related. That’s all I had to know. Between my endless hours as a Personal Trainer, show host on SiriusXM Radio and as a grandfather of nine (#10 is on the way within hours!)—which entails fulltime babysitting duties—I accepted Woodsy’s offer. I am so glad I did. Since last March, I have enjoyed reading each and every post every day, every week and every month and getting to meet many of you personally along the way (oubobcat at a fight card in Buffalo and again at the IBHOF in June; Deepwater2 also at the IBHOF: and Carmine Cas at a fight card on Long Island). The personable and knowledgeable Mortcola I already knew from a gym on Long Island. Then there were the numerous in-box messages and e-mails I received from so many of you, all of which I responded to. When I began here in March, I did so the same way I began my journey into the sport of boxing so many years ago--without any thought of doing anything but reading and talking about boxing. Years ago, I never dreamed I'd be pounding away on a typewriter--and later on something called a keyboard. Back then, I never thought of writing anything about boxing. Not a article. Not a paragraph. Not a sentence. Not even a word. It all just happened. Nobody around me were boxers or boxing writers. Nobody was politically connected or had ties in radio or television. Following in family footsteps, I was pre-ordained to become an airline pilot. Or the owner of a lumber yard. Or a surgeon. Then, as a kid, I found boxing. Boxing found me. We found each other. We've never been apart (aside from a quick separation after an administration change removed me from the NYSAC in 1995). I didn't start out looking to make my life in boxing and I didn't start out on this site with the intent or thought of winning any prize or reward. It just happened that way. I was just supposed to give three rewards on the Sweet Science Forum and three more on the Boxing Channel Forum and have a good time. Well, as my two weeks of being a Moderator came to an end, I continued to hang around. I read your posts at home...in the gym...on the train to and from NYC...on planes...while babysitting a sleeping grandchild...at the studio...in the hours before my show...on my Smart Phone in standstill traffic (there's plenty of that on L.I. and New York City!!!) and at ringside between fights. I posted. I responded. How could I not respond? I had become hooked in my two weeks as Moderator. After all, this was boxing I was reading about, not European Economic Subsidies, which may be interesting to some readers, but not to this reader. This was boxing. My love. My passion. My drive. I was grateful for every award given to me and just as happy when others won. Never did I post something with the thought, "Maybe this post will bring me a prize." I wasn't thinking about being awarded a First place...a Second place...a Third place. I kept posting, kept responding. I did so, not to win anything, but simply to reply to a boxing question or thought. I intend to keep posting and responding, even with no monetary prizes on the line. I enjoy being here with you guys. I wish we all could watch a fight together, enjoy our passion with each other. I wish you could be with me in studio next Saturday night, when I'll be doing a special post-fight wrapup on the Bermane Stiverne-Deontay Wilder fight. Ernest Hemingway once wrote "Never fall in love with a fighter, because they'll break your heart." That may happen next week with me. I may watch my friend Wilder get crushed, knocked "da double fudge out," as Radam is given to say. Wilder may be beaten so one-sidedly that he never fights again. If I watch that, Hemingway will be so right. I don't expect that, but, hey, this is boxing. Anticipate everything. Expect anything. I am incredibly thankful for the award, and will share it with The Shadow, Gerry Cooney, my wife and my SiriusXM producer, Josh, at del Frisco's Steakhouse in New York City. I truly wish I could fill the room with all of you and share the prize with all of you (and take Dino DaVinci up on his offer: If you are ever in Sin City, contact him. He WILL buy you dinner!). You all deserve it. Thank you for all your personal e-mails, texts, in-box messages and calls. I appreciate each one of you. Thank you all for touching my life. Keep loving boxing. Keep talking about boxing. Keep writing about boxing. Now, let's get back to posting! -Randy G.
It is that kind of post that makes it easy to see why this was bestowed upon you. Congrats my man!!!


-amayseng :

Congrats Commish, you add so much to this site about boxing and life in general it would take me a month to detail it all. Very well deserved!


-the Roast :

OMFG! Hey, tR! Is that Money May in your side picture? Wow! Between TMT and tR, there always a pretty face of a dame, damsel or doll around. Now on this latest bytching of yours, I'm sure that it will be straighten out.
->http://m.YouTube.com/watch?v=DgFRxaSk5yA. And with you, tR --CONTROVERSY:
->http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T0pewqF8POE. Holla!
Yes RG that is Floyd with my beloved Maria presenting an award at the ESPYs. You see I tied it all in quite brilliantly, our TSS annual award comes out, Floyd and Maria present, and the Commish is the man for 2014. You can Google Floyd and Maria for more amusing pictures of Maria towering over Floyd. Note to Storm, Maria is in Brisbane and headed to Melbourne next week...


-the Roast :

It's not challengable, as the Commish did win the points column. It's also the reason I wanted to helm the last at bat. And get this, I believe YOU are responsible! If you recall, tRoast, the last time The Shadow was the mod he gave both first place votes to the Commish drawing them into a virtual deadlock. Memory serves correctly it was your outing that changed the leaderboard. And the Commish rode that home by the same margin of victory, of just a few years prior when...hey, it's painful, why go there. Numbers are all in the forum. I don't believe Michael put up the last TSS for the year. 1. Storm 2. ArneK 3. brownsugar. My final vote changed nothing. The debate became should a professional writer be allowed entry? A writer that has written for the site over several stints some years apart. I think the final argument came down to, out of all the guys that charted, how big was the discrepancy? I'll go on record as saying, not very. Let's start at the top. The Shadow before entering this space was a paid professional writer. With Radam's knowledge he can stay with anyone in the world. ArneK has authored books, one boxing book in particular is as good as any I've read.
Oh but it is challengeable, I questioned and you answered. The ruling on the field stands. No doubt the Commish was head and shoulders above everyone else points or no points. I said at least twice this year that the Commish competing with the regulars here was akin to Carmelo Anthony showing up at a YMCA pick up game and scoring 73 points. We have many great posters but nobody can hang with Randy G. I was the third Mod. First B-Sug, than the celebrity guest judge Randy G and then me. I never even considered giving points to the Commish. Was he a special guest? Part of management? I had no idea he would stick around. Become one of us. Share tremendous one of a kind stories. By the time of my second term it was clear the Commish was here to stay and I awarded him points for the same reason the Shadow did, his posts were top notch. I have no problem with the Commish being ROTY. I could have just said "Congrats Commish" and moved on but that just wouldn't be me now would it Dino. You should have just started a thread and declared the TSS forum winners like every other Mod had done before. Some people might care what place they came in, if they made the top ten, if they finished ahead of Mortcola. During this contest the Roast fought for the little guy. The guy who doesn't live in front of a keyboard. A guy who gets his hands dirty and may not have time to post seven times a day. Quality over quantity. Over the course of the contest quality won out over quantity. You can call me the Norma Rae or Erin Brockovich of TSS. Just don't call me late for dinner.


-stormcentre :

Yes RG that is Floyd with my beloved Maria presenting an award at the ESPYs. You see I tied it all in quite brilliantly, our TSS annual award comes out, Floyd and Maria present, and the Commish is the man for 2014. You can Google Floyd and Maria for more amusing pictures of Maria towering over Floyd. Note to Storm, Maria is in Brisbane and headed to Melbourne next week...
Thank you my main Roast. She is here now. If you are the roast perhaps she can be the rotisserie? :) Think about that for a moment. Not sure whether you have that "saying" over there in your homeland.


-the Roast :

Thank you my main Roast. She is here now. If you are the roast perhaps she can be the rotisserie? :) Think about that for a moment. Not sure whether you have that "saying" over there in your homeland.
Without a doubt she can be the rotisserie. Drippings are universal.


-stormcentre :

Without a doubt she can be the rotisserie. Drippings are universal.

Respect. The universal language of the priapic clan. :)


-stormcentre :

Oh but it is challengeable, I questioned and you answered. The ruling on the field stands. No doubt the Commish was head and shoulders above everyone else points or no points. I said at least twice this year that the Commish competing with the regulars here was akin to Carmelo Anthony showing up at a YMCA pick up game and scoring 73 points. We have many great posters but nobody can hang with Randy G. I was the third Mod. First B-Sug, than the celebrity guest judge Randy G and then me. I never even considered giving points to the Commish. Was he a special guest? Part of management? I had no idea he would stick around. Become one of us. Share tremendous one of a kind stories. By the time of my second term it was clear the Commish was here to stay and I awarded him points for the same reason the Shadow did, his posts were top notch. I have no problem with the Commish being ROTY. I could have just said "Congrats Commish" and moved on but that just wouldn't be me now would it Dino. You should have just started a thread and declared the TSS forum winners like every other Mod had done before. Some people might care what place they came in, if they made the top ten, if they finished ahead of Mortcola. During this contest the Roast fought for the little guy. The guy who doesn't live in front of a keyboard. A guy who gets his hands dirty and may not have time to post seven times a day. Quality over quantity. Over the course of the contest quality won out over quantity. You can call me the Norma Rae or Erin Brockovich of TSS. Just don't call me late for dinner.
Oh I missed this post before - sorry Roast, as I just flew over it without reading. All I can say is; "don't let DDV get away with it". Just cause he's sitting over there in CR don't mean the dude is untouchable. :) We need a royal commission cause this is an inside job for sure and that's why DDV didn't front up with the official breakdown at the end of his Modding tenure. I nominate Don King, or someone independent from his family, to conduct the investigation. Otherwise we're going to get the same responses and results as when (in my town) you ask the police to conduct an inquiry into police corruption. Well spotted Roast. :) Keep fighting for the underdog.


-dino da vinci :

So let's see if I have this right. There's a request to have Carl King come in and head up an oversight committee? :confused: OK, but if he can read just one page from Cat in the Hat, he should be named ROTY! @storm. While I don't care for bathroom humor, you put a different spin on it. You gave us bathroom medicine cabinet humor. Great stuff! @tRoast. From Day 1 you've always displayed moxie within this space. Hard not to respect that. Also, is that woman getting more beautiful over the years or is it me? @Commish. You are well aware I've been a fan for many years. And you know I appreciate your insight and knowledge when I call, of which you're very giving, pertaining to questions that pertain to New York from yesteryear. One quick question: you do remember you wrote for this very site back around '04, '05, don't you? Don't you?!? Commish? @TGD, Shoulder Roll...take me up on dinner, you guys are tremendous. @All those people who accuse us of being in the Mutual Admiration Society. Well, talent knows talent. And lastly, I'm not untouchable here? You are aware that the streets don't have names, aren't you? I'll take my chances. ��


-stormcentre :

I was wondering what you might counter with. Not bad. The most important thing is that you have a sense of humour and don't take things too seriously; which is obviously the case. Carl would do an OK job on the oversight committee wouldn't he? I mean once he sniffed out which way the cash flows the jobs basically done. Aside from having 2 almost identical management contracts drawn up that is; one for public consumption and the other for . . . lighting the fire or toilet paper. :)


-dino da vinci :

I was wondering what you might counter with. Not bad. The most important thing is that you have a sense of humour and don't take things too seriously; which is obviously the case. Carl would do an OK job on the oversight committee wouldn't he? I mean once he sniffed out which way the cash flows the jobs basically done. Aside from having 2 almost identical management contracts drawn up that is; one for public consumption and the other for . . . lighting the fire or toilet paper. :)
The Kings actually made you sign three contracts: 33.3, 50, and blank.


-stormcentre :

The Kings actually made you sign three contracts: 33.3, 50, and blank.
Yep, when you're working with integrity, principles, and sincerity it shines through.


-the Roast :

Dino, yes Maria is getting more beautiful as the years pass. Storm, what do think of Michelle Jenneke?


-stormcentre :

Dino, yes Maria is getting more beautiful as the years pass. Storm, what do think of Michelle Jenneke?
She's a bit of a media tart. Not to unfriendly on the optic nerve. But not quite the stunner she could easily be mistaken for thinking she is. Probably (in my earlier days of course) wouldn't kick her out of bed until she had hurdled my poles and that azz was seriously taxed. :) And you?


-the Roast :

She's a bit of a media tart. Not to unfriendly on the optic nerve. But not quite the stunner she could easily be mistaken for thinking she is. Probably (in my earlier days of course) wouldn't kick her out of bed until she had hurdled my poles and that azz was seriously taxed. :) And you?
That bod. She might be a bit of a butter face but that bod makes the whole package great.