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Posted by Real Deal on 12 November 2010 - 06:08 AM
Ban yourself. I'm busy watching the Lakers game.
Posted by Sħãlïq™ on 22 May 2012 - 04:22 PM
Never underestimate the powers of His Greatness.
Posted by MainEv3nt on 24 July 2010 - 02:03 AM
Posted by trutrojan8 on 04 October 2010 - 10:59 PM
its funny to do it on facebook
Posted by GamerGuy on 07 December 2012 - 11:25 PM
The one name that is synonymous with OTR/DH...the creator himself. Real Deal, Brandon, B...he is the Michael Jordan of sports website owners. And just like MJ, now he's going to take a few minutes and rip into everyone who ever doubted him.
Kidding. Sort of. But regardless of what you call him, there's no denying that this man has done more for the people here than you can imagine. Countless hours spent coding, designing skins, creating rosters, writing articles, designing banners, creating and replying to thousands of posts. No, not just those. The fact that he has provided us with the best place to discuss basketball on the web is one thing, but to create a place where he's actually helped people with life issues as well? Simply incredible.
Anyone remember his "Love Advice" thread way back in the day? Or how about spending hours on AIM being real and honest with complete strangers who turned to him for advice? Remember him creating a charity with our "Shoot for the Stars" t-shirts? Brandon Neal's greatest accomplishment isn't the site itself, but how he has made a real impact in the lives of those who have come to call this home.
There have been many highs and lows over these past 7 years, but one thing remains true. And that is "Real Deal" Brandon Neal does not give up. He didn't give up when he lost his vision. He didn't give up when we were wiped out completely after the hack. He didn't give up when bigger, more active sites tried to buy us out. Relentless. He does not quit.
Today we honor this man. Today is your day, Brandon. Take a bow, you've earned it brother.
Congratulations, B. You are immortalized in the OTR Hall of Fame!
Posted by Doug Collins on 20 January 2011 - 06:23 PM
Thank you for the letter. Sorry I couldn't reply to this last night; I was showing Andre how to keep his distance from 3-point shooters if we're up by 4 points at the end of the game, and plus, the site's CAPTCHA was too confusing to read (some of those letters look like lines and scribbles), and by the time I decided to register, everyone on the plane was sleeping.
We are doing our best. We are taking care of Tony Battie's knees as much as we can. I think we'll still get about 6-10 minutes out of him for the rest of the season, but I can only pray. Allen Iverson keeps phoning me from some weird telephone number, leaving messages about how he should be starting over Jrue, not sure what that's about. Oh, and I'm happy to tell you that I had a dream about Michael the other night...we won eight championships together, he decided not to retire in 1993 because I was still there, then we ditched Chicago and suited up for the Sixers as teammates in 1998, dominated the league and got married one year later. Marcus Jordan looks just like his daddy, but has my forehead!
Do you know we're the 7th seed in the East? Holy [expletive], I didn't know that, either.
Time to get ready for the Bobcats tonight. I hope Michael is in Charlotte, waiting to greet me!
Posted by Real Deal on 22 August 2010 - 12:07 AM
Fortunately, for some crazy ass reason, we are still here after five years, even through this destruction.
Basketball discussion goes into the team forums. We don't clutter one forum for every team. It's been that way for years. As much as I hated them at one point, I'm modeling the site off of JBB, which was the best basketball site you could find.
If I wanted 150-200 active posters every single day, with 2-3 pages of active off-topic posts and discussion of every single sport, I could easily turn OTRBasketball back into "OTRForums" and finish by creating expanded sports directories. I don't want that.
What I run on is collecting the best basketball minds I can, and giving them a place to post. If that means I have 100 or less of those members, good...because it also means I have a minimal amount of non-intelligent, trouble-making, immature posters...and that will always be more valuable than anything else.
Posted by NomarFachix on 14 April 2010 - 12:53 AM
Team Name Logo
$20 please. Kthx.
Posted by YugoRocketsFan on 24 January 2013 - 07:54 PM
Speaking of multiple accounts, there's something I'd like to know and I'm asking you in a very polite and mature way. No need to overreact or post GIFs. No need to take any offense. I'm just trying to have a normal mature conversation here.
During one of your suspensions last year (I believe it was the first one), a certain former user signed up and the first thing he did was to start a thread full of lies about me.
Now, I understand you may not have anything to do with it but can you explain the coincidence that that member decided to join exactly while you were serving a 30-day suspension. Also the staff informed me that former user's IP address tracked to Bosnia (just across the border from Serbia, where you said you have family).
With all due respect, for some reason, that someone made it look like it was you behind it. I'm not accusing you of anything here!
And something else that caught my attention -- recently a new member named CaptainJackSparrow joined and according to his profile info, he was referred by non other than.... that same former user (I managed to see that before the Referral System was removed). Anyway, what made me think is this:
^ There's nothing wrong with someone repping other people's posts. And I have nothing against CptJackSparrow. I just wanna know why is it that out of the 860 members on this board all of a sudden he decides to start repping your posts..? Just tryinna figure what's going on. That's all.
I'd really appreciate your thoughts on all that.
Again - no need to overreact or post GIFs. No need to take any offense. I'm trying to have a normal mature conversation here. I have no intention of fighting with you. There's no need for anyone to fight/bait/troll or whatever... And I apologize if what I posted offends you in any way. That's NOT my intention. Thanks for your time!
Note to the Staff:
I have no intention of baiting/fighting with anyone, I'm not here to fight with anyone! Just wanna know who's CaptainJackSparrow and what's going on. Thank you!
Posted by Guru on 08 February 2012 - 06:31 PM
Posted by NomarFachix on 21 January 2011 - 06:56 AM
Posted by MainEv3nt on 13 June 2011 - 02:57 AM
^^i typed that in 06 an saved it in a notepad, dont judge me.
Posted by YugoRocketsFan on 14 December 2010 - 09:04 AM
Woohoo I wanna join the rep party!
You're already spoiled by your parents money, you shouldn't be spoiled with reps
Posted by Nitro on 18 November 2010 - 06:47 PM
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