Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren
Are you guys serious?
So shut up.
No. I won't
I will admit to trolling with that post, so thanks for taking a bite at the hook. I honestly don't care what the intent was behind this whole thing. I enjoy these boards just to share information, and pics. I didn't cop my pants for a contest. Nonetheless, if you are going to start a thread, offer up some phantom prize to make it interesting, and put your business name behind it, then you ought to stand behind that. Or if something changed, step in and say so. I appreciate your exculpatory comments on Blake's behalf, but I'm more disappointed that all thread sponsors simply dropped off. I too have been to Portland, been to Blake's store, chatted with Blake the nice guy, etc. I just think as a courtesy someone might have checked in at some point and said what is up.
Personally I feel like Namor participated in earnest in this contest, and he asked about whether it had ended and if there was a winner, and that question fell on deaf ears. If there is a side to take in all of this, it is surely his that needs your enthusiasm more than Blake. I enjoyed this thread, and like any wager or contest, it seemed sweeter with a stake. Namor deserves something for his trouble. I realize he probably doesn't care, and it doesn't matter because this can just be AYSO Soccer where everyone wins, but I like contests to count. Defeat should sting, and victory should be sweet.
Instead of shutting up, I will put up. Why don't some of you others, and you in particular SVB, do the same? If your name is listed on this thread as a participant, would you be willing to chip in for the prize that Namor deserves and that others have promised and failed to deliver? Because I would be willing to do that since I participated and I enjoyed it.
So put up or shut up.