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  1. desihooper

    desihooper Contributing Member
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    https://vault.si.com/vault/2001/03/...bsession-with-steve-francis-and-co-to-the-web

    Thank you, Clutch, for all you do and for providing this forum (literally) for all of us.
     
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    Outside of Google and pornhub this is probably the best site on the internets. Really amazing work.
     
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    Been here since i was 13 - 1999

    2nd account (forget the password to my first since)

    Thank you David.
     
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    Thanks @Clutch I have spent more hours on this site than anywhere else on the internet. You do a fantastic job!!
     
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    Congratulations. Quite the remarkable accomplishment. I sincerely appreciate all the hard work that goes into making this place great, @Clutch. Thank you so much. Continued success.

    After all these years and I’m still here several times a day every single day. Damn time certainly screams by.

    A sincere thank you to all the people that post here and contribute to the site. You’re a big reason why Clutchfans is what it is.
     
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    Williamson JOSH CHRISTOPHER ONLY FAN
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    That's amazing, Clutch! Thank you for bringing us this site. It's been an enjoyable part of my life and an escape for me for a couple decades now. That's crazy!

    I don't think I found the site before the forums existed. I do remember I followed the boards here for a few years before I actually registered. I was so young that I felt like I was applying to be a member and I was afraid I'd be rejected! hahaha
     
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    Can't believe it's been that long, but we all just appreciate what you've done to start and keep this site going for all the H-Town homers.
     
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    Tilman is a bum!
     
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    I've never clicked on a website besides google more than clutchfans.net, congrats Clutch on the success of the website. I'm sure it's grown greater than any expectation you had. Here's to another 25 years of ups and downs, til our last breath we will always support our Houston Rockets. Now to commemorate this milestone, we need official Clutchfans t-shirts or merchandise with the option of putting our username!! How sweet it is!
     
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    I was a saccer at Kroger

    I was like 15 years old and I remember somebody I work with told me about the website clutch city.net

    Been on here ever since

    I wish I still had my first name Dr. basketball
     
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    Same exact thing been here since 99 can’t remember my first password
     
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    Clutch,
    You built a remarkable place where folks from every small town around Houston, across Texas and the US, and even around the world can congregate to collaborate on our love for Houston sports. Fans from China, Australia, now Turkey/PI and more can provide insights and comments we would never gain without CF. THANK YOU!

    When I was stationed in Japan, Germany, Iraq, and other place CF gave me a way to stay connected to the sports I love. THANK YOU!

    Finally, I would be remiss in not celebrating the incredible personalities, intellects and people that I get to interact with on CF. THANKS to my brothers and sisters who I learn from everyday!
     
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    BEFORE:
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    Thanks @Clutch,for this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious website! It's been one helluva ride!! Looking forward to the next 25yrs!!


    Clutchfans it's Fantastic!!!
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    Best nba fan site ever. Running longer than MASH. More durable than Gore-Tex. Has seen legends come and go. Survived the LOF plague. Aging gracefully like Helen Mirren. Through good times and bad, “clutchcity” (aka clutchfans) lives on…like herpes only good. Congrats on this milestone.
     
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    So I'm actually a 98'er?

    Sorry, tinman...
     
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    I too was on clutchcity before 99’ but forgot my password and ended up creating a new user ID. Never realized clutchcity seniority would be so coveted ;)
     
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    I joined clutch fans as a 12 year old in 2009. I remember waiting on that email so I could start my account.
     
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    Been here since 96 when the webpage didn't even have a proper domain name. I also remember when clutchcity.com became a rivals domain.
     
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    Wow, this site is hard to explain to people that don't know.

    Clutchfans represents what the Internet is supposed to be.
     
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