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2/27/2010 8:14 PM
Ha, I bought the Strat-O-Matic hoops board game at a flea market a bazillion years ago, and I still haul it out every now and then. Cards for the 76-77 season, so I played puppeteer with the likes of Walton, Kareem, Bad News Barnes, and the immortal Dave Twardzik.
2/27/2010 9:00 PM
I had Statis-Pro Basketball (great game) and APBA Basketball (horrible).

Never knew Strat-O-Matic made a basketball game.
2/27/2010 9:09 PM
Yes, the Statis-Pro Basketball game was quite good. I recommend it to all of the WIS staff and programmers in particular.
2/28/2010 1:30 AM
Quote: Originally Posted By jakotay on 2/20/2010




bsmuke

NAME - Brian Mukomela

AGE - 44

FAMILY STATUS - Married, 3 kids (15 year old son and 8 year old daughter and 4 year old son)

OCCUPATION - QA Analyst for a Corporate Bank

STATE OF RESIDENCE - Northern California (East Of Oakland) East Coast now, right?? This is correct now I live in Clover, South Carolina but in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area. I work in Charlotte.

HIGH SCHOOL - Schaumburg High School, Schaumburg, Illinois.

GREW UP IN - I lived my first 25 years of life in Schaumburg a NW Suburb of Chicago

FAVORITE NBA PLAYER EVER - Michael Jordan

WIS SCREEN NAME: Quite simple actually, it's the first letter of my first name, first letter of my middle name and Muke is a part of my last name and a nickname for me.

WIS MOMENT: For now it's the enjoyment of playing with all of the different users on this site. Once I win a championship of any kind on this site, then that will be it!




Ok, update time! Bolded words/numbers are updates! Also my favorite moment was finally winning my 1st and only championship! Since then I have stunk it up, but at least I have one once!
3/5/2010 6:49 PM
98Average



NAME - Ashamael's Daddy

AGE - Old enough to be YOUR daddy

FAMILY STATUS - Divorced, 3 kids

OCCUPATION - General Manager of Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale FL

STATE OF RESIDENCE - Florida

HIGH SCHOOL - Pilgrim High School, Warwick, RI.

GREW UP IN - Rhode Island

FAVORITE NBA PLAYER EVER - LeBron has quickly become my favorite NBA player ever. This guy is simply amazing and his intelligent level is way beyond any pro player I have ever seen. As Shaq stated himself, "Lebron can coach any team in this league right now". I'm glad I get to watch him for the next 10 years or so.

WIS SCREEN NAME: Might surprise a lot of people. 98Average actually means a 98 average in bowling. First off it was duckpin bowling so a 98 is not all that bad. My first year of bowling in a league in my life I ended up with a 98 average. I then practiced all summer, every day until my arm almost fell off. I entered into another league the next winter and all of a sudden my average went up to 132, which is actually pretty damn good for duckpin. Anyhow I also joined in tournaments that winter for money. The tournaments went by my previous years league average (98) so I was given a handicap according to that average. Every tournament I entered into I won with the exception of one and in that one I finished 2nd. I made a little over $10,000 that winter. A lot of people were jealous and what not because I was winning everything. Everytime I would walk into a bowling ally I would hear " Here comes 98Average". Shortly after that is when I joined WIS, thus the nickname.

WIS MOMENT: Lots of them. Up high on the list is taking my son behind the woodshed in league play.

I remember putting a team full of maute bols and mark eatons on the court and they were terrorizing opponents. I have seen a lot of changes in this sim as well as the others. This site has certainly come a long way.

3/6/2010 5:31 PM
Quote: Originally posted by jakotay on 2/20/2010NAME - Jonathan Greene

AGE - 33, now 38

FAMILY STATUS - married, 2 kids (boy - 2 1/2, girl - 8 months), now divorced, 2 kids (boy - 8, girl 6)

OCCUPATION - Attorney, Private Practice, now I am writing screenplays after spending 5 years owning and operating a contemporary art gallery

STATE OF RESIDENCE - Florida, now back in NY

HIGH SCHOOL - Ulysses S. Grant HS, Van Nuys, CA (alma mater of Rod Beck, Gilbert Arenas and Tom Selleck) and The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ (alma mater of Erik Hanson)

COLLEGE - Babson College, Wellesley, MA and University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT (alma mater of Vin Baker and Jeff Bagwell)

GREW UP IN - Brooklyn Heights, NY and North Hollywood, CA

FAVORITE NBA PLAYER EVER - Adrian Dantley (no one better ever at drawing the foul going to the basket, made a living at the foul line), favorite current player - Dirk Nowitzki

MOST HATED NBA PLAYER - Rasheed Wallace (needs help, really, going to end up like Jayson Williams if he is not careful), still true

SCREEN NAME - Obvious.

FAVORITE WIS MOMENT - (1)Entering my first hoop league. There was an alumni league that needed two so I picked up Georgia Tech and Alabama. Both teams got clobbered and I started to understand the science of WIS. (2) Winning my first baseball league. (3) Paving my way as a Theme League creation specialist.

WOW, resurrection of the thread! Updates in BOLD.
3/11/2010 5:26 PM
name: Gerald (gerryred-nickname combining my name and red hair)

age: 53

family: confirmed bachelor until 48. Five years ago married the most desirable woman I have ever met ( the miracle of my life). Two boys, 11 and 14.

occupation: I own and operate 3 c-stores and 2 tanning salons.

residence: born and raised in West Virginia, I have lived in east Texas the past 25 years.

favorite players: Big Red (Dave Cowens) , and Mr. Basketball (Jerry West)
3/17/2010 10:14 AM
NAME - Paul Shoquist

AGE - 39 i think. Haven't celebrated my birthday since I had a kid of my own

FAMILY STATUS - married to a wonderful Shanghai woman, 1 kid (girl - 10 years) bought a condo in shanghai for when we visit the in-laws and they moved right in. damn.

OCCUPATION - previously - Telecom network engineer (frame relay) in Reston, VA.
currently - own a granite countertop manufacturing company in Orlando, FL also have a Financial Planning practice (series 7 license)

EDUMACATION - Georgia Tech, EE (can't spell geek without double E) MBA - Rollins College (basically water ski for two years)

FAVORITE NBA PLAYERS EVER - Darryl Armstrong & Bo Outlaw, the Heart and Hustle of the Orlando Magic in the early years. Although, in my opinion LeBron is the only one that can start to carry Jordan's torch.

MOST HATED NBA PLAYER - Shawn Kemp, Alvan Robertson... anybody who wins the genetic lottery and throws it away

SCREEN NAME - sawtech7. the name of my granite company

FAVORITE WIS MOMENT - making the top 25. you guys are good, i'm proud to be in the same group.

WORST WIS MOMENT - Thinking I had the winning formula figured out and entering a joes vs pros league with most of the top 25 and getting my *** handed to me. Only time I never made the playoffs. Wasn't even close.

SIDE STORY - A good friend of our family is Jim Davies, son of the late Bob Davies. (point guard for the only championship team of the Kings franchise) He couldn't believe it when I told him his dad would be making between $3.5 and $4.5M if he was playing today. Bob Cousy once said that Bob Davies was his idol growing up. Davies actually invented the behind the back pass, but Cousy was the one who made it famous. I once asked Bob if he could compete in the NBA today. His response was that athletes rise to the level of their competition, and never underestimate the heart of a champion. But when I played the 1951 Royals against the 2009 Lakers they got their butts kicked.
9/11/2010 10:31 AM
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9/16/2010 4:01 PM
Wow ... I forgot we did this.  Nice.
9/16/2010 4:06 PM
Quote post by jakotay on 2/20/2010 11:12:00 PM:
smeric

NAME - Eric (still true!)

AGE - 31 (now 37)

STATUS - Married; 2 kids - son (10), daughter (5) - son is now driving, daughter has turned into a boy-killer dancer

OCCUPATION - Investment Advisor (still true, but with a different firm and in business for myself now)

Place OF RESIDENCE - Just north of Toronto, ON, Canada

College - more or less recruited out of HS, beleive it or not, so skipped the college thing

GREW UP - born, raised in my hometown. Hope to retire in New Hampshire where my wife and I honeymooned and fell in love with the state.

WIS SCREEN NAME - our best man and matron of honor's daughter couldn;t say "Eric" when she was small, but could say smeric somehow - it stuck

FAVORITE NBA PLAYER - Larry

FAVORITE WIS MOMENT: My first baseball, hoops and now hockey titles. - have added football and Clutch titles to this ... was happy to finally complete the original WIS grand slam (baseball, basketball, football and hockey titles)

FAVORITE REAL LIFE MOMENT CONNECTED TO WIS: Meeting the "Chicago Crew" at this year's WiS Day in Chicago in June - seeing my WIS friends every year in Chicago ... we've become legitimate friends now, not just geeky "online" friends ... very cool!
9/17/2010 7:43 PM
There's a WIS day?
10/24/2012 8:05 PM
bump it
10/24/2012 8:42 PM
Nice to see this again.  Good community-building stuff.
10/24/2012 8:56 PM
Posted by tarheel1991 on 10/24/2012 8:55:00 PM (view original):
Name: Andy

Age: 26

Status: single, but long-term girlfriend  now been married to her for about 5 months

Occupation: unemployed; starting law school in the fall semester and a half of law school left, then will work for a law firm in Greensboro, NC

Residence: Morrisville, NC (basically Raleigh)

College: University of North Carolina (past and current student)

Grew Up: Greensboro, NC

Screen Name: An accident, actually. The tarheel part is obvious. When I created the screen name, way back when I was in high school, I intended to add on the year of UNC's last basketball championship (at the time, 1993). Typed 1991 by accident, and didn't care enough to change it.

Favorite NBA Player: seems almost like cheating to be a Jordan guy, but yeah, he was the man. Grew up watching Jordan shred through the playoffs (too young to remember a Jordan that actually lost playoff series) to the tune of that epic NBA on NBC music and the dulcet tones of Marv Albert.

Other faves: Jawad Williams, Steph Curry, Lebron (how can you not love watching him play), Shawn Marion (must've had him on my fantasy team six years in a row) my current favorite UNC player is Reggie Bullock - love him, think he has a solid NBA future ahead of him if he stays healthy).

Favorite WIS moment: when my Charlotte team in the All-Time Regressive league finally won a championship after losing in the finals four straight times, to several different teams. Shouldve won at least two titles with that team, but the one was sweet. Also, I was the first person to win a DIA national title in GD - at Tulsa, in Rockne world, a long, long time ago.  Still love these. But now my favorite is being the title holder in both ODL and NCIH 52 at the same time a year or so ago.

Favorite real-life moments: watched - UNC's bball national title in 2005 (when I was a freshman at UNC - absolute bedlam in Chapel Hill). I'll also add in game 6 of the World Series last year, Cards vs Rangers (I'm a big Cardinals fan). Hometown boy Freese hits a 2-out, 2-strike, 2-run triple in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game, then a walkoff homer in the 11th to win it. Most exciting baseball game I ever watched - not in person, unfortunately, but it was still amazing on TV).

participated - winning an intramural title at UNC (in indoor soccer); winning a crucial tennis match in high school against our biggest rival in a 3rd set tiebreak after coming from behind; hitting four threes and being named MVP of my high school student-faculty bball game
edits are in bold, now. thanks for pulling this up evil!
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