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#1 Zen and Tonic

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Posted July 22, 2009 - 10:46 PM

I am an old school newbie to this site and I salute those of you who represent our Laker legacy, the right way. I enjoy the game because I grew up with Chick Hearn telling me what was happening with the ball while I watched what happened with the players who weren’t holding it. I respect the opponents who earn(ed) it but I bleed Royal Purple and live for the Gold.

I finally quit lurking and signed in because I think this site has the highest density of educated, informed and passionate Laker fans. I started enjoying the online company of my kindred Laker diehards two years ago on other sites. I have been known to support my colleague Laker_55, who has formed the single best irrefutable argument for why the Lakers are the greatest NBA franchise of all time. If that is a statement that one finds debatable (and you’ll lose), it will be an unconditional statement soon enough. We play for rings!

Because of the non-chat type format, it is doubtful I’ll run up the kind of post numbers I have in the past, on other sites, but I’m here for the reason I imagine most of you are, to discuss and celebrate the Lakers with members of YOUR Los Angeles Laker family.

Here’s my official intro homage/joint…

It started for me back in 72,
when the Purple and Gold came into my view.

Hey thanks, Golden Throat, cause you made them our own.
From those old short shorts days, has MY Laker love grown.

From 33 straight, yep, that greatest fun run,
We’ve chambered teams up, like a cocked Tommy gun

For the great ones we’ve had and rarely have lacked
For the front of the jersey, even more than the back,

I’m a diehard, a Laker, saying thank you, Doc Buss!
Hey, I saw why the Forum, was called Fabulous…

BTW, Laker Nation we are certainly blessed,
(So come back Sweet n LO! We just stole Ron Artest!)

Now, like all of our fans, I say THIS team is mine
We’re greatest hoops franchise…ah yes…of ALL time.

Yes I’ve seen quite a lot, heard those echoing cheers.
Quite a ride for a score and some 17 years.

There ya go fellow diehards. Now I'm going to get familiar with the site as a memeber.
EAT LA! GO Lakers!
We're not arrogant. We're just better. LNSU! Laker Nation Stand Up!

#2 Dr.PhilUpOnU

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Posted July 22, 2009 - 10:47 PM

Nice Intro..

Welcome to TLN! :hi:

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#3 Junayd

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Posted July 22, 2009 - 10:49 PM

Welcome Home.

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“i have more respect for a man that lets me know where he stands, even if he’s wrong.
than one who comes up like an angel but is nothing but a devil.”


#4 Riot

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Posted July 22, 2009 - 11:02 PM

:hi:

#5 Zen and Tonic

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Posted July 22, 2009 - 11:10 PM

Thank you folks!

It's our time...again.

:beers:
We're not arrogant. We're just better. LNSU! Laker Nation Stand Up!

#6 Esco

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Posted July 22, 2009 - 11:13 PM

now that we got ronnie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



the overs!

welcome home, earthling.
----They plan was to knock me out the top of the game----

#7 Lakers_55

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Posted July 23, 2009 - 03:40 AM

woo hoo! Zen and Tonic is aboard! Props to him for the line, Eat LA! in my signature, he coined it!

Seasons the Celtics lost ECF when Lakers won the championship (7): 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1988, 2002
In NBA history, the Lakers have finished better than the Celtics by a margin of 41-25!

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#8 Saber

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Posted July 23, 2009 - 03:55 AM

Welcome :hi:

#9 K. Dot

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Posted July 23, 2009 - 09:53 AM

Welcome, stay active!

#10 Zen and Tonic

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Posted July 23, 2009 - 03:06 PM

Thanks for the welcome folks...

:worthy:
We're not arrogant. We're just better. LNSU! Laker Nation Stand Up!

#11 Game

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Posted July 23, 2009 - 03:34 PM

welcome

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#12 MDI

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Posted July 23, 2009 - 03:51 PM

Welcome Sir.

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Props to sidthekid871


#13 LALDynasty

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Posted July 23, 2009 - 03:54 PM

Welcome!
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16 TIME NBA WORLD CHAMPIONS!

Thanks TheBigFish for this great sig

#14 Msz.Bryant

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Posted July 23, 2009 - 04:09 PM

:hi:

#15 Simba

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Posted July 23, 2009 - 04:19 PM

Welcome to TLN.

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#16 Zen and Tonic

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Posted July 23, 2009 - 07:06 PM

To all of you Laker diehards, for taking the time to pop in and give a shout out... :thankyou:
We're not arrogant. We're just better. LNSU! Laker Nation Stand Up!

#17 Makaveli

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Posted July 23, 2009 - 07:08 PM

welcome, enjoy the boards & stay active. :hi:

#18 Smart Alex

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Posted July 23, 2009 - 07:10 PM

Welcome..Have Fun

"The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure.
The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences,
and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon,
for each day to have a new and different sun."

#19 Zen and Tonic

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Posted July 23, 2009 - 08:09 PM

As I said in the original post, I have been checking out TLN for a while. I must say, I was already a fan of the "work" from several of you who have dropped in.

After checking out the announcement thread, re: Contacting TLN members, I am happy to see the rest of you weighed in there. For your rationale and mature comments, I am now your fan as well. Way to represent!
We're not arrogant. We're just better. LNSU! Laker Nation Stand Up!

#20 5thDroog

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Posted July 23, 2009 - 08:19 PM

welcome? :beers:

Edited by Macasero, July 23, 2009 - 08:21 PM.





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