I'm not quite sure what to make of it. It's not like I ever had a beer with or even met the guy. It's not about that actually (I think to myself as I type this). It's more the fact that PTR is HIS baby. He's why it and we are all here, together as Spurs fans. Celebrating their victories, mourning their losses. We all have our non-cyber friends, spouses, co-workers or acquaintances who we can catch the game with (which I usually do actually), but when here on PTR, it's different. It's almost like a club or team (yeah team is more like it). Just like in Latin D's game thread preview before the Celtics
shame game, we all seem to have a position. From the best ever PF to the young and or role players on the bench, big or small we each try to contribute something. Be it a mere morsel or a five course meal of insight or breaking news. We're ahead of the game, knowledge wise compared to regular (non-PTR) fans because of it.
Anyway, it just seems kind of weird. The man that made this will no longer be a part of it. It would be like Ronald leaving McDonald's or Captain Morgan jumping off of the bottle. I'd still down a quarter pounder with cheese and consume a few rum and Cokes now and then, it just wouldn't be the same. Nothing against ATS, I'm SURE he'll do an awesome job, it's just weird.
All that being said, I hope for PTR to live long and prosper (not really a big Star Trek fan, I've just always dug that line) and hope to continue to be a contributing part off the bench. I'm only in my second year, so who knows, maybe I can pry away a starting spot with some smart unselfish play and consistent three's.
Thanks again Matthew and
I STILL LOVES ME SOME FINDOG!!!
Your thoughts everyone???