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  • The Great Zo
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    Where were you born? Vicenza, Italy, American army base.
    Current hometown: Wilmington, Ohio
    Ever live anywhere else?: Spent 95% of my life in southeast Michigan.
    Nationality/ethnicity: Greek/Others
    Job: Meteorologist

    Favorite hockey team: Tampa Bay Lightning.
    Why do you like them? Former affiliate of the Detroit Vipers. At least, that's how it started.
    Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Was a Red Wings fan once upon a time... long time ago! Then, the Vipers until folding, of course.
    Least favorite: Flyers, Senators, Red Wings, in that order.
    Favorite active player on your favorite team: Vinny, though my very favorites aren't on the Lightning.
    Favorite active player on another team: Tim Thomas
    Favorite teams in other sports: Detroit Tigers

    Favorite video/other games: Was a big Nintendo junkie when younger. Oh, and anyone remember Commander Keen?
    Favorite music: Prog-rock (70s era and new stuff too). Occasional metal, jazz, and well-crafted pop. Rush and Kansas are #1 and #2.
    Favorite movies: Twister, Deep Impact, Contact, Annie Hall (one of these things is not like the other)
    Favorite TV show: HNIC
    Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: none
    Have any interesting hobbies? County Highpointing. I have 24 county highpoints to my credit right now. I also have a big hockey card collection, and play keyboards.

    Anything else to share? I would be willing to bet I've seen the least amount of Lightning games in person of anyone on this message board -- just three.
    Last edited by The Great Zo; 02-12-2008, 05:26 AM.

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  • Maverick9911
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    Hi everyone. I don't post very much but come around often to read the updates so I figure I could at least fill this out.

    Where were you born? Tampa, FL
    Current hometown: Tampa
    Ever live anywhere else?: Tallahassee for four years, Gainesville for two
    Nationality/ethnicity: Spanish, Portuguese, Puerto Rican
    Job: Between work - prepping for law school in the fall

    Favorite hockey team: The Bolts
    Why do you like them? Oddly enough I used to hate sports as a kid but when I started to come around the Lightning began playing in the Expo Hall. Since then I've been hooked.
    Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Started with the Bolts and that's all I need - just don't get me started on this bandwagon city I live in.
    Least favorite: Flyers, then the Panthers. Philadelphia
    Favorite active player on your favorite team: Vincent Lecavalier
    Favorite active player on another team: Martin Brodeur
    All time favorite player if different: Mark Messier
    Favorite teams in other sports: Buccaneers, Yankees, Seminoles and Gators (long story)

    Favorite video/other games: Halo, Call of Duty 4, Madden-NCAA, NHL 08. XBL tag is the same as my name here if anyone else is on.
    Favorite music: 80's or classic rock...Ozzy Osbourne, AC-DC, Jimi Hendrix, Disturbed, Lenny Kravitz and pretty much anything except country and gangsta rap
    Favorite movies: Star Wars and LOTR trilogies, Fight Club, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Godfather 1-2, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Borat, The Matrix, Trading Places
    Favorite TV show: South Park, The Simpsons and Hell's Kitchen (though I confess I have been watching the trainwreck that is the new American Gladiators since it's so bad you can't help but be sucked in). Been watching Monty Python's Flying Circus and Blackadder again since the strike broke out.
    Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: Killian's, Amber Bock, Heineken or any decent red wine
    Have any interesting hobbies? Used to collect hockey cards as a kid (back when it was assumed Upper Deck Hasek, Richter and Czechoslovakian Kariya rookies would be worth something one day) but now I just collect whatever catches my eye, whether McFarlane makes a cool sports figure like he did with Vinny and Nik or just sports memorabilia that will look good on my wall.
    Anything else to share? Spider Pig cannot swing from a web, for he is a pig and not a man.
    Last edited by Maverick9911; 02-11-2008, 10:00 PM.

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  • Donnie D
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    Where were you born? Waukegan, Illinois
    Current Hometown: Sarasota
    Ever live anywhere else? Cincinnati & Cleveland area
    Nationality? Mutt
    Job: Grants Administrator

    Favorite Hockey Team: Da Bolts
    Why do you like them? Growing up in Chicago, we only had teams that sucked. When I started watching them in the mid 90s, the Bolts fit right in.
    Favorite Hockey team as a kid: The Hawks (still the best uniform)
    Least Favorite: Do I have to pick 1? Buffalo, Philadelphia, Florida, any team from New York. And the Cubs
    Favorite active player: Lecavalier
    Favorite active player on another team: Modin
    All time favorite player: Bobby Hull
    Favorite team in other sports: Da Bulls, Da Bears, White Sox, Illinois, Whatever team is playing the Cubs

    Favorite video game: I haven't played a video game since Ms. PacMan
    Favorite music: New Wave, Jazz
    Favorite movie: Airplane
    Favorite TV show: Countdown
    Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage: Good wine
    Interesting hobies: Me like hockey

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  • vsala
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    Where were you born? Tampere, Finland
    Current hometown: Tampere, Finland
    Ever live anywhere else?: Nope
    Nationality/ethnicity: Finnish
    Job: Maintance manager
    Favorite hockey team: Ilves and Bolts
    Why do you like them? I have influence since I was about 9 or 10 years old. I mean about Ilves. I have always liked them. Bolts just came to me, long story..

    Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Ilves
    Least favorite: Stars
    Favorite active player on your favorite team: Lecavalier
    Favorite active player on another team: Nicklas Backstrom, Wild
    All time favorite player if different: Wayne Gretzky
    Favorite teams in other sports: -

    Favorite video/other games: FPS, Nintendo Wii
    Favorite music: Metal music, especially melodic metal.
    Favorite movies: Many. Star Wars, LOTR
    Favorite TV show: Dexter, Amazing Race, Prison Break
    Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: Foster´s or whisky and cola
    Have any interesting hobbies? Playing ice hockey, writing to finnish webjournal Jatkoaika.com (jatkoaika means overtime in finnish)
    Anything else to share? Coming to Florida this year, hopefully time to come to Tampa.

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  • timothy
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    Welcome to our 50th Member



    to the BP message board's 50th member: tblfan

    tblfan gets a special title for the next month, so make sure you makes some posts so folks can see your title.

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  • RSchmitz
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    Real Name: Robert Schmitz
    Where were you born? Plant City, Florida
    Current hometown: Plant City, Florida
    Ever live anywhere else?: nope
    Nationality/ethnicity: German/Italian/lots
    Job: construction/student/teacher

    Favorite hockey team: Lightning
    Why do you like them? I like hockey, and I like the players
    Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): N/A
    Least favorite: Calgary
    Favorite active player on your favorite team: Lecavalier
    Favorite active player on another team: MODIN! and Ovechkin
    All time favorite player if different:
    Favorite teams in other sports: USF Bulls, Tampa area teams

    Favorite video/other games: Counter Strike, DOTA, Mahjong, Chess
    Favorite music: Rock
    Favorite movies: The day after tomorrow; pretty much any movie that deals with a world wide apocalypse
    Favorite TV show: Anything on the history channel. Also enjoy southpark
    Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: Smirnoff
    Have any interesting hobbies? I enjoy watching anime. I also devote lots of time looking up interesting or neat ways to improve myself. This can range from serious such as public speaking to random such as learning how to do the Michael Jackson side slide.
    Last edited by RSchmitz; 01-30-2008, 11:43 AM.

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  • timothy
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    Finally getting around to this...

    Where were you born? Decatur AL
    Current hometown: Nashville TN
    Ever live anywhere else?: Atlanta for 12 years & Vidalia, GA off/on for a couple years
    Nationality/ethnicity: Alabamian
    Job: Engineer/Software Developer/IT

    Favorite hockey team: The Bolts
    Why do you like them? Was living in Atlanta when the glory days of the IHL Atlanta Knights. The Knights became the farm club of an expansion NHL team called the Tampa Bay Lightning. Having grown up in the South, I didn't really have a favorite NHL team, so I adopted the Lightning. Been an avid follower from a distance since the beginning.
    Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Growing up in the 70's, the Flames were in Atlanta so I followed them a bit. As much as a Alabama kid could anyway.
    Least favorite: Pretty much all the rest can go to varying levels of hell, but there's a special place reserved for the Thrashers, Panthers, and Senators.
    Favorite active player on your favorite team: How can you not like Lecavalier? I've also been a Tarnasky fan since his Lethbridge days.
    Favorite active player on another team: Rick Nash
    All time favorite player if different: Chris LiPuma
    Favorite teams in other sports: Georgia Tech and Roll Tide Roll!

    Favorite video/other games: No video games these days with three little kids running, but I do host a home Poker Night with the guys!
    Favorite music: Geez... everything under the sun really; very diverse
    taste
    Favorite movies: Anything by director Zhang Yimou
    Favorite TV show: Battlestar Galactica and some shows I watch with the wife that will remain unnamed
    Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: PBR
    Have any interesting hobbies? Writing software (although I'm not sure that's interesting to anyone but me)
    Anything else to share? Spent some time as a non-commerical radio DJ

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  • jaydeedub
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    Where were you born? St. Pete
    Current hometown: Jax
    Ever live anywhere else?: Chicago 1yr, Norfolk 1yr, San Diego 2.5 yr, Naples Italy 3yr, Jax 1yr so far...
    Nationality/ethnicity: German, English, Irish, and Scot-ish!
    Job: Electronics Tech

    Favorite hockey team: TBL
    Why do you like them? From the area, and just started following then. They're much closer than the Pens.
    Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Pens. Fam all from there.
    Least favorite: Flyers
    Favorite active player on your favorite team: Lecavalier
    Favorite active player on another team: hmmm...
    All time favorite player if different: Super Mario
    Favorite teams in other sports: Bucs, Bulls, Magic, suppose the Rays

    Favorite video/other games: Metriod was mine. Madden. oh and age of empires games, and age of mythology. Like history type games.
    Favorite music: almost everything but Country and Spears
    Favorite movies: Transformers, Master and Commander, LOTR series, Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potters, and the one where my signature quote is from!
    Favorite TV show: Lost, Seinfeld, Friends, West Wing, History Channel
    Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: Jack and Coke.
    Have any interesting hobbies? Cycling, sailing around the world
    Anything else to share? Been to quite a few European countries, so if you plan to travel to any and have questions just email and ask. I know Italy very, very well, Greece very well, France (Paris and South of France) well, and London and Portsmouth area well.
    Last edited by jaydeedub; 02-15-2008, 08:34 PM.

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  • Ken
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    Where were you born? Lafayette, In.
    Current hometown: Clearwater, FL
    Ever live anywhere else?: Baltimore, Jackson, Ms. Birmingham & Tuscaloosa, Al, St. Louis, Pensacola, Tampa & St. Petersburg, Fl
    Nationality/ethnicity: 1st half-breed in my Italian mother's family, I can feel the American Indian burning inside m at times also.
    Job: Middle school math teacher
    Favorite hockey team: Tampa Bay
    Why do you like them? They're my home team! One I can intimately follow.
    Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Blackhawks of Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and my favorite name in hockey - Eric Nesterenko
    Least favorite: Bruins both as a Hawks and Lightning fan
    Favorite active player on your favorite team: Shane O'Brien
    All time favorite player if different: Bobby Hull
    Favorite teams in other sports: Devil Rays, Alabama Crimson Tide, Purdue Boilermakers

    Anything else to share? My daughter played in a club volleyball tournament yesterday against Dave Andreychuk's daughter. We won.

    Last May, two of my former high school baseball players - Nick Massett of the White Sox and Tyler Clippard of the Yankees made their first major league pitching starts on the same day. Both of them got credit for the win.

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  • Flycoon
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    Where were you born? Detroit, MI
    Current hometown: Tampa
    Ever live anywhere else?: Washington D.C., Arlington Heights, IL, and Rock Island, IL
    Nationality/ethnicity: Orange Irish and Croatian.
    Job: Own Accounting and Tax Prep business.

    Favorite hockey team: The Bolts
    Why do you like them? Hometown team. Been here since 1980 so allegiance to the Blackhawks had faded away when the Lightning got started.
    Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Blackhawks.
    Least favorite: 'turds and Red Wings.
    Favorite active player on your favorite team: Lecavalier
    Favorite active player on another team: Sakic, class guy.
    All time favorite player if different: Stan Mikita, Pete Mahovolich, Gordie Howe.
    Favorite teams in other sports: Bucs, Gators, Rays

    Favorite video/other games: Pong, Tank, and Centipede. j/k, I haven't played any games since these were popular.
    Favorite music: Genesis, FZ, Tom Petty, CSNY, Kansas, 70's prog rock.
    Favorite movies: Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill 1 & 2, LOTR series, Gladiator.
    Favorite TV show: The Office, Bill Maher, The Wire, Sopranos.
    Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: Heilemann's Special Export (memories), Yuengling, Ketel One, 1800 Reposado.
    Have any interesting hobbies? Lousy golfer, but I still enjoy. World Woods on Friday, woo-hoo!

    Anything else to share? If you pay to get your taxes done, don't go to H & R Block, Jackson Hewitt, Liberty, Amscot or any of that ilk. They are over priced and under skilled. Pawn your jewelry before taking a tax refund anticipation loan, it will be cheaper. If searching for a paid preparer and have no personal references find an Enrolled Agent (IRS tested and approved). CPAs are not a sure thing as most CPAs were trained in audit and review, not taxation.

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  • kid A
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    Where were you born? Chicago, IL
    Current hometown: St. Pete, FL
    Ever live anywhere else?: Chicago, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Davis, CA.
    Nationality/ethnicity: mostly Italian.
    Job: software engineer

    Favorite hockey team: The Bolts
    Why do you like them? The hometown team when I was introduced to hockey about 12 yrs ago.
    Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Despite growing up in Chi-town, I was never into hockey as a kid.
    Least favorite: Cryers, Panthers
    Favorite active player on your favorite team: Lecavalier
    Favorite active player on another team: Khabibulin
    All time favorite player if different: mmm..dunno...
    Favorite teams in other sports: Manchester United. _Devil_ Rays, and Bucs.

    Favorite video/other games: Ultima III-V and sit down Spy Hunter.
    Favorite music: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, the Grateful Dead, the Sisters of Mercy, Vangelis, oh yeah, and Radiohead.
    Favorite movies: Blade Runner, Jaws, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Star Wars, the LOTR series, and anything by David Lynch.
    Favorite TV show: Twin Peaks.
    Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: Guiness, Delerium Noel, and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
    Have any interesting hobbies? Listening to music, studying music, playing music...

    Anything else to share? Degustibus non est disputandum.

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  • Jester47
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    Where were you born? I'm a native
    Current hometown:Seffner FL
    Ever live anywhere else?: Nope
    Nationality/ethnicity: British/Irish
    Job: Corporate Trainer
    Favorite hockey team: The Bolts
    Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Oilers
    Least favorite: Cryers
    Favorite active player on your favorite team: Jonathan Drouin
    Favorite active player on another team: Connor McDavid
    All time favorite player if different: The Great One + Peter Forsberg + Lecavalier
    Favorite teams in other sports: Bucs & Broncos, Bulls
    Favorite video/other games: Ratch & Clank
    Favorite music: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - U2 - Tristan Prettyman - Bowling for Soup - The Commitments - Matchbox 20
    Favorite movies: Dead Pool- So I Married an Axe Murderer - The Princes Bride - The Commitments - The Holy Grail - Spaceballs - Strange Brew - Mystery Alaska - Better Off Dead - Clerks - Heathers -
    Favorite TV show: The Flash - Dr Who - Star Trek - Good Eats
    Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: I don't drink beer all that much but when I do, it's a Guinness. I prefer whisky or bourbon - Crown XO is my current jam!
    Last edited by Jester47; 01-17-2017, 03:34 PM.

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  • dannybolt
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    Where were you born? Johnson City, TN
    Current hometown: St. Pete, FL
    Ever live anywhere else?: St. Paul, MN
    Nationality/ethnicity: Scottish/Swedish
    Job: Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Cartoonist

    Favorite hockey team: The Bolts
    Why do you like them? Hometown team
    Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): North Stars and Maple Leafs
    Least favorite: Philadelphia Flyers
    Favorite active player on your favorite team: Lecavalier
    Favorite active player on another team: I tend to follow Swedes that aren't named Daniel Alfredsson
    All time favorite player if different: Lecavalier followed by Doug Gilmour
    Favorite teams in other sports: Devil Rays, Minnesota Gophers, Twins, USF Bulls, FSU Seminoles

    Favorite video/other games: When I was a kid it was the Mario franchise, and NHL94; now NCAA Football and NHL2K
    Favorite music: Ramones, Replacements, New Bomb Turks, Johnny Cash, Rocket From the Crypt, Buddy Holly
    Favorite movies: Too many to list, but my favorite directors are Martin Scorcese, Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, Hayao Miyazaki, Woody Allen, Alfred Hitchcock and the Coen Brothers. I also really like Westerns, Crime, Film Noir, French New Wave, Documentaries, and goof-ball comedies. I also try to watch films released in the Criterion collection as much as I can.
    Favorite TV show: 30 Rock
    Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: Beer-Amstel Light / Cocktail- Tom Collins
    Have any interesting hobbies? I write, draw and publish mini comics.
    Last edited by dannybolt; 01-26-2008, 10:03 AM.

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  • TexasBolt
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    Where were you born? Tampa
    Current hometown: Fort Worth, TX
    Ever live anywhere else?: No.
    Nationality/ethnicity: I think German. And really, really white. I had the grave misfortune of growing up in Florida when my skin burns instead of tanning.
    Job: In a nutshell, I'm a business writer.

    Favorite hockey team: Tampa Bay Lightning
    Why do you like them? I lived in Tampa when they got started and was hooked really fast.
    Least favorite: Detroit Red Wings
    Favorite active player on your favorite team: Vinny Lecavalier
    Favorite active player on another team: Brenden Morrow
    All time favorite player: Mario Lemieux
    Favorite teams in other sports: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, South Florida Bulls (my alma mater), Dallas Mavericks. Also somewhat of a Dallas Stars fan and officially neutral about the Dallas Cowboys. Could not care less about baseball.

    Favorite video/other games: I'm big into vintage gaming - stuff like the Super Mario Bros. series, old-school 16-bit Madden, Tetris, Tecmo Bowl, and some others. I play the new Madden and some other games on PlayStation 2, but I miss the simplicity.
    Favorite music: I really hate today's popular music and hip-hop is not my thing. Other than that I'm pretty flexible - rock, "adult alternative", jazz, classical, downtempo, R&B, classic country, you name it.
    Favorite movies: Wes Anderson movies, Office Space, Idiocracy, the original Star Wars trilogy, a bunch of independent films you've probably never heard of
    Favorite TV show: The Daily Show is the only current show I watch consistently, and I watch Iconoclasts whenever I remember it's on. I'm indifferent at best about everything else, although I do watch quite a bit of sports. Some old favorites include Futurama, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, the first six seasons of The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Sports Night, Coupling (the British version), The Oblongs, and The Critic.
    Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: Don't drink much but I love me some Shiner Bock.
    Have any interesting hobbies? Photography (currently agonizing over whether to spend the big bucks on an SLR)

    Anything else to share? My wife and I are like square pegs in round holes in Texas. Hopefully we can move somewhere else one day. Also I'm trying to get into graduate school this fall so that my academic career and my real career can finally match.
    Last edited by TexasBolt; 01-27-2008, 01:52 AM.

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  • jdhebner
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    Where were you born? Blackwood, NJ.
    Current hometown: Mojave Desert, CA
    Ever live anywhere else?: Delaware, Massachusetts, Mannheim Germany, Mainz Germany
    Nationality/ethnicity: Mostly Irish, some English
    Job: Chemistry Professor
    Favorite hockey team: The Bolts
    Why do you like them? The style of hockey that they (perhaps used to) play
    Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): The Flyers
    Least favorite: Senators and Devils
    Favorite active player on your favorite team: Vaclav Prospal
    Favorite active player on another team: Brind'amour
    All time favorite player if different: Still Vaclav Prospal
    Favorite teams in other sports: My daughters' swimming, volleyball and basketball teams

    Favorite video/other games: Everquest II
    Favorite music: Robin Trower and Al Stewart
    Favorite movies: LOTR and Galaxy Quest
    Favorite TV show: Right now I'd say Ninja Warrior
    Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: Lobotomy Bock or Bailey's Irish Cream
    Have any interesting hobbies? I'm trying to learn how to sing opera.

    Anything else to share? I hope someday to sing the National Anthem at a Hockey Game.

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