Congrats to you,
First off, a huge thanks to all those who voted for me - I have certainly not been a very active poster on here the past few years, great to be recognized for activity which hasn't been all that current.
I started frequenting Wissports shortly after beginning high school in 2006 (don't think I joined the forum until 2008 or so however). Before high school, I pretty much solely followed professional / college athletics, with the access to at least basic information readily available via the media. Once in high school, I realized the plethora of sports/teams/athletes there were to actively follow, yet access to information was either incomplete, obscurely buried on various websites, or downright publicly unknown. I saw Wissports as a place to not only find information for myself, but contribute to its collection of scores, stats, and observations to make it more complete. Even more so than posts made on the forum, I was happy to eventually help the overall website through data entry and even write a few conference basketball previews over the years. Since high school, I have become quite disconnected from the high school sports scene of WI (change of location probably the number one reason). However, this forum still is a very frequent stop of mine. While the forum has slowed down over the years, I still see it as a place of unique information and observations for the WI teams I still try to closely follow (Badgers, Brewers, and Packers). DB, Mick, longball, and yzerman are just a few posters who currently come to mind who I truly appreciate for the insight they provide through this forum, and why I continue to "stop by" so much, even though I presently rarely post. Lastly, a shout out to iwishiwasaballer and all the conversations we would have regarding sports and this forum while in high school. It is certainly fitting that we get inducted the same year! onPackerland, and all of the other 2017 inductees on your election into the WSN HOF. Thanks also, onPackerland, for your shout-out to DB, Longball, Yzerman and myself. As you may or not be aware, , coinciding with grand opening events at the new the WSN HOF enshrinement ceremony & awards banquet will be held Thursday evening, February 29, 2018 Barwick's Bar & Bistro (108th & National) location in West Allis, WI
. Cash Bar opens at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner at 7:30 pm. Following the meal,
special guest Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch
will address the group and
Master of Ceremonies Stan Bullock (Roadkill)
will proceed with the HOF inductions. Afterwards, those in attendance & their guests will be treated to
an accoustic concert-in-the-round by yours truly (Mick Jagger)
and an open bar until midnight.
RSVP to Joe Herte (Amped0808) c/o WSN by 2/14/18.
See you there !
Wisconsin Sports Network Hall of Fame Inductee, 2012