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  1. Scarface

    Scarface Supremely FocASSed
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    I had just moved to California that year and was feeling homesick and I was at my buddy's house on his computer looking up Rockets stuff and I stumbled on the Charles article on the home page. I went home and bookmarked the site and have been here ever since.

    Thank you Clutch. You have no idea how many Californians and or Sonic fans you saved in those early years as I was ready to hurt some people if I had to hear about their teams any more. :mad:

    Cheers brother.
     
  2. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    Brother Clutch is professor Xavier and we're his X-men.
     
  3. Snow Villiers

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    Take it easy now. Don't make this weird.
    :p
     
  4. ico4498

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    i was fairly certain that 1999 thingie was bogus.

    Happy Anniversary!
     
  5. Louka

    Louka Contributing Member

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    If Clutchfans really means that much to you, you'd donate a couple of dollars and then be able to edit your damn post
     
  6. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    that wasn't the date when Clutch started the site.

    it was the date when the greatest Rockets fans in the universe joined the site.
     
  7. Turbo

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    1999 was when the old forum went kaput and was replaced with this version. That's why we don't see joined dates prior to Feb 1999, even though we were a community for a few years before then.
     
  8. Will

    Will Clutch Crew
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    I found this site, which I think was then Clutchcity.com (?), after some visits to Marvin's Rockets Page. Raise your hand if you remember that one.

    I used to do threads breaking down video. I remember defending Eddie Griffin's defense. And Matt Maloney's, if you can believe it.

    A lot of sites and pastimes have come into my life and left since that day. 20 years later, this one's still going strong. Here's to you, Clutch.
     
  9. Sweet Lou 4 2

    Sweet Lou 4 2 Contributing Member
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    20 years. Wow. I found this site because living in Philly and New York there wasn't many places to get news on the Rockets. There was alt.basketball.rockets. I used gopher and this site kept popping up "Clutch City: Dedicated to the team I love" or something like that. I lurked until 2002.
     
  10. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    Marvin's page? Yeah. that page, hmmm.
    https://web.archive.org/web/19981205202636/http://members.tripod.com/~jack0204/Houston_Rockets.html
     
  11. HayesStreet

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    I remember finding the site in something called a rockets ring, IIRC. Not sure why but had to re-register under a new name later. Can't believe the site is 20. It's cool, but really a testament to how good the reporting is and really how well the forums have developed. Just a whole lot of work by Clutch and the mods that deserve a hardy thanks. :)
     

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