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  • What a long strange trip it's been ...

    that quote from the great Robert Hunter is no more true than right now

    I've truly enjoyed all of you over these many years ... I first joined here in 2002 ... then took a break from 2005 to 2008 when I returned to bother you all again

    I've enjoyed every argument ... every trivia question ... every Xs and Os discussion ... every Gilbride thread ... every Eli thread ... every Bill Sheridan thread ...

    I appreciate those who hate me and those who don't

    I want to take a moment to call out a few specific cats ... MH ... Rosey ... Zimmy ... GameTime ... FBomb.... Deli ... DieHard ... Slipknottin... JMike.... Jints10.... ny06.... Roswell ... jomo.... byron... and I'm sure a ton that have escaped my ever slipping mind ...

    you guys have entertained me to no end ... hand on my heart .... I'll always think of you guys and discussions we've had

    I'd like to open the floor for any and everyone here to throw one last **** YOU !!! at old YA ...

    give it to me straight ... say it now of forever hold your peace

    I love you all ... see you on the other side

    what a ****ing long strange trip it's been

  • #2
    Truckin' got my chips cashed in. Keep truckin', like the do-dah man
    Together, more or less in line, just keep truckin' on.
    Arrows of neon and flashing marquees out on Main Street.
    Chicago, New York, Detroit and it's all on the same street.
    Your typical city involved in a typical daydream
    Hang it up and see what tomorrow brings.
    Dallas, got a soft machine; Houston, too close to New Orleans,
    New York's got the ways and means; but just won't let you be, oh no.
    Most of the cats that you meet on the streets speak of true love,
    Most of the time they're sittin' and cryin' at home.
    One of these days they know they better get goin'
    Out of the door and down on the streets all alone.
    Truckin', like the do-dah man. Once told me "You've got to play your hand"
    Sometimes your cards ain't worth a dime, if you don't lay'em down,
    Sometimes the light's all shinin' on me,
    Other times I can barely see.
    Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it's been.
    What in the world ever became of sweet Jane?
    She lost her sparkle, you know she isn't the same
    Livin' on reds, vitamin C, and cocaine,
    All a friend can say is "Ain't it a shame?"
    Truckin', up to Buffalo. Been thinkin', you got to mellow slow
    Takes time, you pick a place to go, and just keep truckin' on.
    Sittin' and starin' out of the hotel window.
    Got a tip they're gonna kick the door in again
    I'd like to get some sleep before I travel,
    But if you got a warrant, I guess you're gonna come in.
    Busted, down on Bourbon Street, set up, like a bowlin' pin.
    Knocked down, it get's to wearin' thin. They just won't let you be, oh no.
    You're sick of hangin' around and you'd like to travel,
    Get tired of travelin' and you want to settle down.
    I guess they can't revoke your soul for tryin',
    Get out of the door and light out and look all around.
    Sometimes the light's all shinin' on me,
    Other times I can barely see.
    Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it's been.
    Truckin', I'm a goin' home. Whoa whoa baby, back where I belong,
    Back home, sit down and patch my bones, and get back truckin' on.
    Songwriters: Jerome J. Garcia / Philip Lesh / Robert C. Hunter / Robert Hall Weir
    Truckin' lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
    "it won't matter who we pick at #2 because whoever it is we need him..."

    ​​​​​​ -Jesse James


    • #3
      Originally posted by YATittle1962 View Post
      I'll hold my F you until I get clarification. Did you mean IMike and accidentally typed JMike? It's an easy mistake

      Seriously though are you planning on joining another forum?
      LT (132.5) -> Strahan (141.5) -> Osi (65) -> Tuck (60.5) -> JPP (50) -> ???
      "Next man up"

      "I am a nasty football player, I get after people. That is something that I am very proud of. I am out there and I am physical every play, making sure that the guy across from me wants to quit." - Adam Bisnowaty


      • #4
        Good post YA. I've been here a long time as well. Mostly just read everything. I've had 2 different names but can never remember what the password was and things like that. It's been a fun ride with all of you as said.


        • #5
          I posted this in another thread but this is a better place to say it:

          It was great while it lasted. Appreciate you big time Y.A.

          As a young eastern Canadian kid there was not much place for me to turn as a Giants fan. I was effectively raised as a fan on this board by members like you. There are too many to name (your list is a good start Y.A.) But this is where I grew up as a Giants fan. This is also how I kept up with the Giants during my service in the Navy. Reading the site for a couple years and posting for going on 14. Lol it sounds crazy to say.

          I hope the community survives somewhere but to any members I donít see again I say THANK YOU for your fellowship here on the GMB.


          • #6

            What separates this board from most others was your insight and insider information. It was a pleasure posting here because of all the guys you mentioned and many, many others.

            I hope we can all reunite not only thru the keyboard, but in person for a game, or a bbq, or a dinner where we can obviously friars roast Morehead.

            If thereís anything I can do - let me know.


            • #7
              learned a lot from you, as well as many others, Y.A.



              • #8
                Hey YA, just a wanted to say thank you. I really enjoyed reading your info packed posts and stories from yesteryears. Good luck and hope to read more from you on the other boards.


                • #9
                  Been here since 2004, a few weeks before Eli became a Giant.

                  Its been real.

                  Man, this feels like breaking up with a girlfriend you know is a great person.


                  • #10
                    YA, thanks for the inside insight into some of what goes on with this team we all obsess over. I really appreciate it, and hope to see you over on Rosey's board or BBWC. It's really been quite a ride.


                    • #11
                      YA--You've been a unique Giants fan voice on here, in terms of maturity, reason and perspective (Giants history as well as general life), and I've appreciated your pov the 9+ years I've been an active member here. It will be missed.

                      Some here have indicated migrating to other Giants fan sites, including which I've decided to try out. Perhaps we'll see you on one of them in the future. I hope so. If not, best wishes...

                      The sentimental old fart that I am, the late, great JC comes to mind with today's news---

                      YIPPIE YI YO, YIPPIE YI YA, MF!!

                      Last edited by gmen46; 05-15-2018, 06:32 PM.


                      • #12
                        Players come and go on the Free Agency Merry-Go-Round, but the N.Y. Giants will always be here!


                        • #13
                          YA...its been a pleasure reading your insightful posts...I've always viewed you as one of the true veterans on this site who possesses real football acumen and the Analyst said this sucks like breaking up with a girlfriend


                          • #14
                            For those of you looking to join another message board why not join Rosey's...many of us have come over already using our same usernames...



                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TheAnalyst View Post
                              Been here since 2004, a few weeks before Eli became a Giant.

                              Its been real.

                              Man, this feels like breaking up with a girlfriend you know is a great person.
                              Analyst you coming over to Rosey's board?


                              check it out lots of us have come over already