He was so much more than a fan of a team. His college and pro teams were rivals of mine and yet I considered him a friend. There are plenty of people around that can't separate their hatred for a team from the fans that root for them. He was for sure not one of them. He was as real of a person as you find on these kinds of forums. You knew where you stood with him, but he was always as quick to give compliments as criticism no matter who you rooted for. It's part of what made him a great poster and a well deserved moderator.