I have tried to become active, but even though I have received several messages indicating my account is active, I cannot post. I am taking it as a sign that maybe should take some time off from posting.
I tired one more time and found that I was registered, but the process certainly isn't one that would encourage anyone to join. What I did is to go to the 247 boards and then find the BC board and then register. In that way I could decide if I wanted to be a VIP or free member. I am hopeful this board will be a good one -- I had been a member of it long ago (with a different alias) and left it around the time the BC was thinking about leaving the BIGEAST because of all the one-sided comments that encouraged BC to stay. How great would that have been for BC. I didn't mind comments different from my view, but i have never understood why folks attack others who have a different viewpoint. My first inclination is to try to see the other's point of view -- you all remember when we had a poster here that attacked anyone who disagreed with him -- I openly criticized that and will always do so -- this is an opinion board. We have had great posts here, because of the respect we all have for each other. I don't have respect for you because you always say what I believe, but rather your posts show an intelligence and knowledge that I respect. And you and others have always shown me the same respect -- even when we disagree.I hope that same thing will happen on Eagle Insider, but it wasn't there 20 or so years ago and that is why I left. There is so much of that today in this country -- especially in politics -- I don't need any more of it on a sports message board that consists mainly of folks who went to my college.