A message to my OKC friends
First, I'd like to say welcome to our site. Me and three other original members of this site purchased it from it's original owner for one reason. We love the NEW ORLEANS Hornets. We pay monthly fees to keep this site active so fans of the NEW ORLEANS Hornets can gather and exchange ideas.
You see, thats what it's all about for many of us. NEW ORLEANS.
Thank you for giving OUR team a warm welcome. Your care of our team in our time of tragedy is greatly appreciated. Of course you realize we've been through a traumatic ordeal with Katrina and now Rita. We are battered and tired. In spite of all of these real life issues, we love OUR teams. Of course you understand that we are emotional and protective of whats OURS. I may not like it, but OUR Hornets are in your temporary care. I can't change that. I would if I could. I'll try to make the best of a bad situation. Thats something we're becoming good at though.
I hope your stay here is a long and fun one. When the Hornets return to their home, we hope you come down to visit the new New Orleans and continue to support OUR team.
Are we getting ahead of ourselves? Maybe. Some of us waited a LONG time to get back into the NBA game. The Jazz left without rhyme or reason in the late 70s. It's been a long road back. The NEW ORLEANS fans on this site aren't likely to let go without a fight. Of course you understand. Sure, our dreams and wants may not come true, but give us the opportunity to hope while we rebuild our lives and our community.
Yeah, we'll be touchy and won't embrace many ideas which suggest a different fate for OUR team. Considering that this site is owned by 4 native NEW ORLEANEANS and has a majority membership from the region, I'm sure you'd expect as much. Thats just the way it's going to be.
To those of you who want things to be different, you have a couple of options. You can start your own site and promote any ideas that you wish. If you are paying the bills, that would be your right, just like it's our right here. Heck, you can even do what we did. If you like this site and want to run it as you see fit, bring cash and lots of it, we'll listen. Until then, enjoy your time on OUR NEW ORLEANS based site.
Thanks for your time and cooperation. Right now all we have is hope. We'd be remiss to our New Orleans based brothers who are looking for an escape if we'd allow that to be dashed here.
I speak on my own and not that of my 3 partners. Maybe they see things differently, maybe not. I know one thing. Most of us who are active owners, moderators, members, etc. on this site are bonded by one thing, NEW ORLEANS. Thats not likely to change.