Hello all, I was one of the 'lurkers' following the news and rumors yesterday on here and wasn't able to post as I had registered as a new member and had to wait my 24 hours before I could post. I'm from Bobcatsplanet, and have been there for quite a while, and will continue to be, overall it's a great site with great people. Additionally, I'd like to point out that I did talk some 'trash' yesterday when the trade didn't go through after spending most of the morning checking back and forth on numerous sites waiting for something big to happen. So, yeah, I was a little angry and disappointed. I post as 'Proudiddy' on BP, and as I said over there repeatedly, I never emailed or contacted anyone here on ROF, and if I would have it probably would've only been to see if I could get any details on the rumors, but that's about it. In my rants about what happened yesterday, I did use some unpleasant language, but I only used it in general terms as in 'I'm tired of this sh*t' or 'who the f*ck is that?' and the like, lol... But to me, nothing was serious enough, no matter how disappointed we were, to contact and 'cyber-shoot' the 'messenger', if you will...
To James and Ourday, in all honesty, I appreciate the gesture of passing along info you were getting. But, as I pointed out in my posts on BP, I was just frustrated and felt burned after the urgency of the rumors picked up and we were told 'it's coming within an hour.' I also pointed out though, I wanted to believe you guys but I felt like it was a little ridiculous to get mad at you guys other than for maybe disclosing the vague rumors you were hearing a little too quickly before getting real confirmation - at the same time, I can't say that I wasn't enjoying the updates. I said I thought it was irresponsible, but that may have been a little harsh in hindsight.
Anyway, the reason I'm posting this now is to let you know, you guys are welcome to BP anytime... I'm not a MOD or anything over there, just a regular poster, but I'd like to represent those guys well - it's a great site, and thanks for having me on yours despite the recent events. We're all Bobcats fans and that's all that matters.
And finally, I just want to say please don't hesitate to share anything you may hear (without jeopardizing your sources), as we all do enjoy keeping up with it and guessing what's next. I think the big thing yesterday was that when we were told 'it's done' and it didn't happen people felt duped, but as I posted on BP, I'm sure you guys didn't do that intentionally and your sources were probably misled as well. I still wasn't happy about it, and some of that maybe came out in my posts, but as I said above, none of that was serious enough to engage in email bashing... And additionally, I saw that Ourday said someone emailed him and specifically threatened him, that sh*t is just ridiculous, unbelievable, and disgusting. I certainly hope whoever that individual was, he had no affiliation with BP, that's embarrassing.
So, hopefully you guys understand where I'm coming from... And to James and Ourday's credit, you pointed out all the reasons it wouldn't make sense to purposely spread misinformation... And as I pointed out, I just believe your sources may have been told some misinformation - but the reason there was a such a big fallout, I believe, is because the rumors you were hearing are so very realistic, in terms of what assets we have and the possibilities that can be pursued with them. We all wanted to believe. And still do. I do believe your sources know a great deal of what's going on, but I think they were misled regarding how close the deal was being to finalized. Additionally, BP has had a few problems in the past with phantom posters coming on, spewing some inside info on an upcoming move (usually in a brash and pompous manner), only to have it not happen or not happen in the way they mentioned - so I think some may have a quick reaction to anything similar, regardless of the circumstances - either way, that's NO EXCUSE for some of the things that were done yesterday.
But, again, let's just reset, pause, and start anew as Bobcat fans. Again, we'd love to have you guys post at BP and I appreciate the opportunity to post here as well. And here's to still hoping a big deal comes through SOON!