You're a real tool, PokerPro, and you obviously misunderstood the whole idea behind the Hick'ry Stick Award. Once again, allow me to try and set a few things straight: 1. The HSA (Hick'ry Stick Award), wasn't my idea. I had used a stick in my cartoons. Good cartoonist use props, and Falco and the Hick'ry Stick was mine. It became popular on these boards, folks loved it, and someone (Karst), had the idea that "let's make this an award! The Hick'ry Stick Award!" It was unofficial for the first season I did it, but the next year Jay Adams and the Falcons F.O. were all over it and made it "official". I then enlisted Gritz to do the portraits and BCEagle to do the write-ups, asked for donations from these boards for the cost of prints and framing (which I did myself at no profit), and we had it going on! It was a lot of fun, but "fun" is not something you seem to be well versed with. 2. Your idea that the players thought it was corny and cheap is absolute B.S. By and large, they loved it as they understood it was coming directly from their fans, and not from a cooperation or a truck dealership. Roddy loved it, and after he had won it twice, Matt Ryan won one and Jay Adams emailed me to say that Matt went walking back into the locker room after the video presentation, swinging the stick and yelling; "Ooooooh Roooooody!" Then there was the time Corey Peters won it. A fan posted in here about a week or two later that he saw Corey at a local Publix where the Falcons F.O. was putting on some kind of deal and Corey was there. The fan said; "Corey, you won the Hick'ry Stick Award!" He said that Corey stood up straighter, broke into a wide smile and said; "Yes I did, and I'm so proud! Thank you!" And you've already read what Gritz said about Brent Grimes. All players that won the award over the two years it was official were very appreciative. All except Tony G. He didn't seem to care one way or another but hey, so what? Can't please everyone, right? 3. The HSA died because of fan apathy. The quarterly awards were based on voting from these boards, and when we started losing, voter turn-out was poor to say the least. That was the "Achilles Heel" of the award. It wasn't that the players didn't dig it or the front office didn't want it. On the contrary, both the F.O. and the players wanted it. But when you start losing a lot of games, the culture changes. We started losing, nobody wanted to vote for the best player of the game that we just got our azzes handed to us in, and I understood that. So I pulled the plug on the HSA. A lot of work and effort went into each award and it just wasn't worth it anymore when very few folks cared to vote. You wanna know why the HSA died? Look in the mirror. I don't recall ever having any words with you, PokerPro, but you dis the HSA every time it comes up. That's ok and you're certainly entitled to your own misguided opinion. But you can relax. There's been several threads recently asking for the return of the HSA and while I'd love to do it again under this new regime just to shove it down your throat, my life has changed and I just don't have time for it these days and I've already spent too much time tonight replying to your nonsense. So I'm gonna leave it up to you, Poker. Since I don't have the time any longer, I'm gonna ask YOU to start a grass roots fan-based award of some kind that we can present to our favorite players, straight from us fans. I want you to head it up, be creative, create excitement, and take care of the whole thing. Can you handle that, PokerPro? If not, you might ask you ask your only friend in here, AreJayDubya, to give you a hand.