I'm still waiting for my e-mail confirmation for my username MikeTheTiger. I used an address that gets auto-forwarded, but it hasn't come through yet. It's been 36 hours.
Anyway, as those of you familiar with the LSU mascot may have already guessed, I am an LSU fan. I grew up in Baton Rouge and bleed purple and gold. My alma mater, however, is Rice University, which gets my secondary allegiance. Still, I recognize the short-comings of the football program at Rice and know that it doesn't really belong in the highest classification. Baseball is another story. I currently reside in Seattle (and have for the past 7+ years), but constant complaints about East Coast bias have made it very difficult for me to really get into Pac-10 sports. Thank goodness the SEC has CBS pretty much to itself and plenty of games on ESPN and ESPN2. The ESPN Gameplan package helps as well.
The primary message board I frequent is GASF.com, where I am an administrator. Our posters come almost exclusively from the BCS conferences and Notre Dame, but all are welcome. During the season, we typically have about 100 active members per day and anywhere from 50-75 will post in a given week. If you like general discussions of college football, MLB or just random community interaction, give the site a look at http://www.gasf.com
. The message board main page is http://www.gasf.com/comm
I am very impressed with what I've seen of the discussions here. The subject matter may be more narrowly focused, but it is discussed in a lively and interesting way. I love conference debates and hope to engage in my fair share here in the coming months.