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Farewell FanIQ -- Got Walking Papers Again - Will Miss Ya All

6/7/09 in Locker Room   |   ArmyRebel   |   30 respect


Well Here I sit looking at these dang walking papers to go back to Afghanistan again and drinking my Patron saying to myself dang it anyhow --- Back to the ole grind of seeing whom can come out and play with me

I always thought Fridays were suppose to be TGIF's  --- Not hey you REPORT FOR TRAINING

I just wanted to say FanIQ has been a great place to hang for the last few months --- Wish I would have found it sooner than I did but nevertheless it is definitely a great sight for the sports junkie.  Can't tell ya how much I myself have learned on it, can tell you that we never ever know enough about sports

I just want to say thanks to the great people out there and the great effort to keep this sight up and running -- lots of hard work I can see that

Also want to say thanks to the great pollsters like Scott, Michael G, tpowell25 (even though I just blew a 13 game hit streak -- lol), mooser, and so many others out there ---- it takes time and effort to do the polls, quizzes, and all of it ---- THANK YOU

Thanks to all the people that took my quizzes -- Hoped you liked them all ---- Just wish I myself would have put more stuff on the sight but man taking those quizzes just makes time go by --- Guess I am an addict huh??   LOL

I sincerely hope it is around a year from now because I vow to reclaim my rankings that I have gotten so far: of course unless a crazy fool gets in my road and gets me before I get them

There are not alot of sites out there that can test your knowledge, make you laugh, and piss you off all at the same time -- GREAT JOB FANIQ

I will miss you and all the other fellow FanIQers out there

God Bless you all and take care of yourself
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11/17/09   |  

stay safe and may GOD BLESS YOU

11/15/09   |     |   1229 respect

WELCOME HOME RICH!!

11/15/09   |   Raven73   |   103 respect

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Hey guys i am around --- see you soon



Stay safe...we're praying for you!

11/15/09   |   HouTxFan   |   5036 respect

Welcome back, sir!    [picture saluting smiley face here]

11/15/09   |   icfeet   |   21882 respect

Welcome back Rich...hope u recognize this place!!!

11/15/09   |     |   2230 respect

(Edited by Raven73)

Hey Rich....

11/15/09   |     |   2230 respect

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Hey guys i am around --- see you soon

Awesome Rich!  So glad to have you around!  Keep in touch!  We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and people ask about you often!  Everyone will be so excited to see you back!  Are you still overseas or are you back home safe and sound?  Are you watching the Vikings kill the Lions?  10-3 right now, 4:43 left in the 2nd quarter.  They are just about a foot short of a 1st down on the Lions approx 10.

11/15/09   |   ArmyRebel   |   30 respect

Hey guys i am around --- see you soon

10/24/09   |     |   38 respect

Wow man - you do us proud!  Take care of yourself and Bless you and All Our Troops!  My grandson will be out of boot around December and is ordered there also.  Please stop in here and leave us a message when you can (if at all possible).  Again, thank you for serving!!!

10/24/09   |     |   8136 respect

Take Care Brother. God Bless You and all of Our Troops.

10/24/09   |     |   1 respect

god bless be safe

10/8/09   |     |   10 respect

Wishing you the safest Rich

6/13/09   |     |   1229 respect

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I'll be willing to help with that too Andi...Let me know how I can help. If you get the info, can you email me? I'll PM my email addy.

Absolutely girl. Hopefuly if Rich is in touch with Seal she will share the address with us, we could send one huge Fan IQ Box, how kool would that be???!!
I also sent you my addy.

6/13/09   |   Raven73   |   103 respect

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WHAT AN EXTRAORDINARY COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!!

RICH...so glad the Tigers won for ya!! Glad I got to talk to you before you left..

If you need anything, I do great care packages...get your address to Seal, and she can get it to me..I would love to make one up for you and your bunkies!!

I'll be willing to help with that too Andi...Let me know how I can help. If you get the info, can you email me? I'll PM my email addy.

6/13/09   |     |   1229 respect

wrote:
Words cannot express why you do what you do.
Words cannot express why we honor you for doing it.
We can only make incomplete attempts to describe a feeling so deep, so encompassing, it is our being.
You simply call it your job.  But we know better.
Thank you.
Return Safely
JJP
(Edited by )

WHAT AN EXTRAORDINARY COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!!

RICH...so glad the Tigers won for ya!! Glad I got to talk to you before you left..

If you need anything, I do great care packages...get your address to Seal, and she can get it to me..I would love to make one up for you and your bunkies!!

6/13/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

I salute you for pledging your life to defend our country. You will be missed. Be Easy & God Bless

WhoDat

6/12/09   |  

Rich, you know I will miss you hun .. I can never say thank you enough.. for serving our country, and doing what you do .. I hate to see you go .. I will miss you and our good times babe, please.. be safe, stay strong, know that we are all here pulling for your safe return, saying our prayers, and sending you love and wellness.. You have been such a morning blessing to me for oh so long.. I am going to really hate to see you go and miss those.. but as soon as you get back up and running .. I expect a full report on my desk .. you got that mister... lol... remember I love ya... and I will be thinking about you babe... always.. Cooki

6/12/09   |  

Words cannot express why you do what you do.
Words cannot express why we honor you for doing it.
We can only make incomplete attempts to describe a feeling so deep, so encompassing, it is our being.
You simply call it your job.  But we know better.
Thank you.
Return Safely
JJP

6/10/09   |     |   13 respect

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Gonna miss ya sweetie!!!!  Be safe my friend!!!  If you have any free time...drop me an email  (ask Seal, she has it)  See ya when you get back.   Great big hugz!!!!

6/10/09   |   Beaneaters   |   17676 respect

 I could never thank you enough for your service. Keep safe and hopefully we see you back soon in the U.S. and in the Q.

6/10/09   |   ArmyRebel   |   30 respect

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Not only trade Willis, but get rid of Rodney!    That Tiger bullpen brought back nightmares of last summer...

Glad that Miguel Cabrera was able to get that big knock in the 10th!!!

Was a strange game, but as they always say "A Win is a Win!!!"...   Hope you had a good time last night!


Couldn't off asked for a better time at the game that is for sure -- I was actually shocked DTrain didn't blow it in the first couple innings like normal -- And definitely a win is a win -- I just wish I would have been in the area of Cabrera's homer -- Would have been sweet to have that ball in my collection

6/10/09   |     |   1231 respect

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Wow -- What a game last night (Cabrera saved the night) -- Hate to say it though Willis needs to be traded -- Today is Wed and I am sitting in my hotel just waiting for Friday am to come about so I will be on the Q till then --- Have to cleanse the ole body out for a couple of days now--- But boy was it fun -- Time to catch up on some quizzes and all now -- Have a couple of articles in the works as well -- Take care

Not only trade Willis, but get rid of Rodney!    That Tiger bullpen brought back nightmares of last summer...

Glad that Miguel Cabrera was able to get that big knock in the 10th!!!

Was a strange game, but as they always say "A Win is a Win!!!"...   Hope you had a good time last night!


6/10/09   |   ArmyRebel   |   30 respect

Wow -- What a game last night (Cabrera saved the night) -- Hate to say it though Willis needs to be traded -- Today is Wed and I am sitting in my hotel just waiting for Friday am to come about so I will be on the Q till then --- Have to cleanse the ole body out for a couple of days now--- But boy was it fun -- Time to catch up on some quizzes and all now -- Have a couple of articles in the works as well -- Take care

6/9/09   |   Cass3918   |   3 respect

God bless & good luck!

6/8/09   |   steelers_6363   |   27 respect

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That is a beautiful poem Frank, ya made me all blinky!

yqw tried to put it all into words  with meaning

6/8/09   |   woody050681   |   13680 respect

Thank you for protecting our freedom and if you see Osama fire a couple of shots in to him for all of us. God Bless and we'll be looking forward to your and everyone's safe return.

6/8/09   |  

ARMY REBEL,
FROM AN OLD NAVY MAN ALL I CAN SAY IS THANK YOU AS TEARS ROLL DOWN MY FACE. YOU ARE IN THE PRAYERS OF SO MANY. MY GOD BE WITH YOU.
GEORGE STARKS

6/8/09   |   Keeter   |   92 respect

Take care & God bless you !!!

6/8/09   |  

wrote:
A Soldiers Tale
They signed up to serve,
Some not getting what they bargained for.
All of them scared
To be called to war.

They fight for our country,
The give us freedom and rights,
They are constantly putting
Their lives on the line.

They are tired and weary,
Looking over their shoulders all the time.
Sometimes too scared to relax enough
To get some much needed rest at night

How long is it going to take
To bring our soldiers home?
It makes you wonder,
Will we ever know?

They have families that miss them
Every minute of the day,
This certainly isn?
Even close to being worth the pay.

They are brothers and sisters,
Husbands and wives,
They would all give anything
To tuck there kids in at night.

(written especially for Rich by Frank)

All this and watch your ass!!!!!  God Bless.

6/8/09   |   gobigblue1960   |   4803 respect

wrote:

Thanks guys -- Just printed this off -- Awesome support -- I am all packed and gonna start heading down there, going to a Tiger game Tuesday and just have some plain ole fun for the next few days -- Told Seal I would check in on Thursday since that will be the last official time for awhile, also told her I would send some pics from over in afghani  (Who knows just might be one of Bin Laden - would only be fitting if that would happen) -- Anyhow guys you all keep the Q going and will see you all on the flipside hopefully still sane and in all one piece --- You guys are awesome GOD BLESS

From this ex-Navy ShipsServiceman, i salute you.!!
God be with you on your travel, and yes, we would like it if you drilled the S.O.B. right between the eyes.!

6/8/09   |   Dream_Machine   |   13158 respect

God Speed Rich...Hope You Return Safe And Well, Your Contributions On The Q Made Me Appreciate Not Only What You Do, But What You Can Do...God Bless And See You When You Return.

6/8/09   |   ArmyRebel   |   30 respect

Thanks guys -- Just printed this off -- Awesome support -- I am all packed and gonna start heading down there, going to a Tiger game Tuesday and just have some plain ole fun for the next few days -- Told Seal I would check in on Thursday since that will be the last official time for awhile, also told her I would send some pics from over in afghani  (Who knows just might be one of Bin Laden - would only be fitting if that would happen) -- Anyhow guys you all keep the Q going and will see you all on the flipside hopefully still sane and in all one piece --- You guys are awesome GOD BLESS

6/8/09   |   HULL_17   |   2495 respect

God Bless You Rich!! God Speed & Thank You For All That You're Doing!!

6/8/09   |   Daniel_and_Becca   |   200 respect

(Edited by Daniel_and_Becca)

 Rich   be safe see you when you get back

6/8/09   |     |   2230 respect

wrote:
A Soldiers Tale
They signed up to serve,
Some not getting what they bargained for.
All of them scared
To be called to war.

They fight for our country,
The give us freedom and rights,
They are constantly putting
Their lives on the line.

They are tired and weary,
Looking over their shoulders all the time.
Sometimes too scared to relax enough
To get some much needed rest at night

How long is it going to take
To bring our soldiers home?
It makes you wonder,
Will we ever know?

They have families that miss them
Every minute of the day,
This certainly isn?
Even close to being worth the pay.

They are brothers and sisters,
Husbands and wives,
They would all give anything
To tuck there kids in at night.

(written especially for Rich by Frank)

That is a beautiful poem Frank, ya made me all blinky!

6/8/09   |   steelers_6363   |   27 respect

(Edited by )

A Soldiers Tale
They signed up to serve,
Some not getting what they bargained for.
All of them scared
To be called to war.

They fight for our country,
The give us freedom and rights,
They are constantly putting
Their lives on the line.

They are tired and weary,
Looking over their shoulders all the time.
Sometimes too scared to relax enough
To get some much needed rest at night

How long is it going to take
To bring our soldiers home?
It makes you wonder,
Will we ever know?

They have families that miss them
Every minute of the day,
This certainly isn?
Even close to being worth the pay.

They are brothers and sisters,
Husbands and wives,
They would all give anything
To tuck there kids in at night.

(written especially for Rich by Frank)

6/8/09   |     |   2230 respect

wrote:
We will miss you.. but coming from an Irish family I just want to pass on to you the blessing that my grandfather always bestowed upon us when ever we had to leave....

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.


God bless you and God speed.
TJ

awwww TJ, that's a beautiful blessing! 

6/8/09   |     |   49 respect

Remember that God is still in Control, and HE will keep you safe and bring you back to your friends and family! Thanks for your service to our country andGod LOVES YOU!! 

6/8/09   |   tj244

We will miss you.. but coming from an Irish family I just want to pass on to you the blessing that my grandfather always bestowed upon us when ever we had to leave....

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.


God bless you and God speed.
TJ

6/7/09   |  

 Okay we wait for him.
God Bless You ! Take good care !
We loved you here but we will miss you.

6/7/09   |  

Hopefully this will be more productive ,quicker than it has been in the past.  Take GREAT CARE and GOD BLESS YOU!!!  You'll be back , we all know you will.

6/7/09   |  

GOD BLESS YOU BROTHER AND I 'M SO SORRY YOU HAVE TO GO BACK THERE AGAIN ! i WILL PRAY FOR YOU EVERYDAY AND THE OTHER TROOPS AND FOR THE U.S, TO GET OUT OF IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN ! TAKE CARE AND I PRAY YOU WILL BE BACK HOME SOON !       GREGG

6/7/09   |   blondie45044   |   5873 respect

Thanks when I hear a proud brave man such as yourself is standing up for us I know we are safe and blessed. May you be held safe and close to God as you venture off to keep us safe. Without men and woman like you America would not be what it is today! I applaud you and you will be in my thoughts and prayers ... God speed and Angels be watching your every step and bring you home safe to your family and friends! Prayers with your family and I also think they are blessed to have such a fine son! Thanks for all you are about to do and have done in the past! Hats off hurry home you will be missed.

6/7/09   |   Helen   |   2226 respect

Thank you for freely going there, so that we can be free to be here.  God bless you and keep you.

6/7/09   |  

From a Military Mom....Bless you and I will pray for you along with my two sons who serve.  We are one big family.  You rock it over there ...;o)

6/7/09   |   Chris   |   3 respect

(Edited by Chris)

Hey man, we should be bowing to you, not you to us! Because of your efforts, i am able to to have a great place to call home, the US of A. So i salute you good sir, and not a goodbye- but a farewell, come back safe, and kick some assh out there! You have the pride of all of us, and the US on your shoulders! May God give you strength and courage!

6/7/09   |     |   144 respect

Good Luck & God Bless - I'm sure I speak for many on here that you will be in our thoughts and prayers

6/7/09   |   Lobotomy Jones   |   7573 respect

Thank you.

Make sure to come back.

6/7/09   |   jhawker1957   |   41 respect

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do to keep us safe! Now you stay safe also!

6/7/09   |  

God bless you and good luck! thank you and safe return!

6/7/09   |  

God bless you and all of the other brave men and women serving our great country.  Thank you for your service and for your sacrifices.  It is appreciated more than you will ever know... Sandy

6/7/09   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

Good luck, God bless and may you return safely.

6/7/09   |  

Thank you for your courage and loyalty to our country!!! I will pray for your safe return!!! God Bless!

AmericasnagTY12.jpg God Bless our Troops image by NValora

6/7/09   |  

Take care over there Rich!!! Everybody will miss you a bunch!!! Rich, you are da' MAN!!!!!

6/7/09   |   kteacher   |   34313 respect

May you and those you go with come back home safely. Thank you for being brave enough to serve our country.

6/7/09   |     |   68 respect

Oh by the way Rich, get your azz back home safe and sound, cause I am springing for the beer. 1st, 2nd and 3rd rounds are on me

6/7/09   |  

May it be a short, successful, and safe tour.  We'll keep the porch light on for you.  Come home soon.

6/7/09   |  

Thank you for your dedication. God speed.    GO ARMY!

6/7/09   |   mandisdad   |   12 respect

God bless you and keep safe!!

6/7/09   |   ArmyRebel   |   30 respect

Just want to say all you guys are awesome --- Dang patron got the best of me last night -- Now from what I read I need some more (LOL) --- Thanks to all of you --- Now time to do some quizzes and all and plot out my next 5 days of civilian life --- I VOW TO BE BACK TO THE "Q" --- Will miss you all

6/7/09   |     |   3 respect

Thank you for your service. Be safe, and we will look forward to your return.

6/7/09   |     |   1231 respect

I am truly blessed to be living in the greatest country in the world.   You and everyone else that is currently serving this great country and all of those that have served before you have my gratitude and sincerest "thanks"!

Stay safe and may God bless you and may God bless America!!

PS: I promise you the Lions will not stink as bad upon your return!


6/7/09   |  

Rich,
I haven't been on Fan IQ lately, but after Seal sent me your note, I wanted to say thank you for your service.  God bless you, and I hope you come back safely, ready to go take Quizzes and challenge us.  In the meantime, you face a challenge greater than any of us are.  God be with you.

6/7/09   |   icfeet   |   21882 respect

Rich,
May God be with you in your service to our country.  Thank you for all you do, and thank you for all of your great quizzes and questions.  Thanks for keeping us safe here, and keep yourself safe over there!!

6/7/09   |  

Good Luck and may God keep you safe.  I'm Proud of you and what you are doing.  Be Strong.

6/7/09   |  

Rich,
  Hey buddy keep your powder dry and stay low my friend. Thanks for serving us in harms way and may God be with you every step of the way.  We will miss you on The Q but will be in our thoughts n prayers.. 

6/7/09   |  

Rich, we may have never met in person, but just believe that each and everyone of us here on faniq are there with you too. And if you get a chance somehow to get online sometime, just do it and we will be here anytime and on anyday. God bless and take care.

6/7/09   |   Raven73   |   103 respect

Here's to you for your service to our country. I am forever grateful you are ready, willing and able to do what many cannot. As you see, you will be missed while you're away. I reiterate what our fellow Q'ers have said. In addition, I want you to let us know when you return.
I have been through this before too. When Dee Rigga left my heart was like a mother's heart. My pride was as if you were my own flesh and blood. My concern is caused because I have said goodbye to two sons who left to serve their country. However, the hands you're in are not mine. If they were, I'd hold you here where you're safe and comfortable. God has you in his hands. He's watching over you and your brothers in arms. He knows your every need and He will protect you. You have a job to do and you do that job well. My job will be to keep you in prayer and encourage you in spirit.
Stay safe, God bless and we look forward to your safe return.

6/7/09   |  

 GOD BLESS AND BE SAFE, RICH!!!

6/7/09   |     |   10612 respect

God Bless, and Thank You.  Safe Journey to you, and all.

6/7/09   |   SusanVette

Be safe my Detroit and Magic FANatic. Keeping you in my prayers. God Bless You and thank you for serving this wonderful country of ours. GOD BLESS YOU and the U.S.A.   Stay safe and keep in touch when you can. Hugs.

6/7/09   |   donna101165   |   1 respect

God Bless and stay safe! I don't think we can say enough..THANK YOU for serving/defending our great country!

6/7/09   |  

Be safe, be careful. You will be missed. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Go kick some ass! ;)

6/7/09   |     |   3 respect

Thanks for the great service that you give to our country.  May you stay safe in all your duties and return home quickly.  I enjoyed all your great quizzes!  God speed, my friend.  Take care of yourself

6/7/09   |     |   23 respect

We look forward to your return, take care.

6/7/09   |   half_baked   |   847 respect

Best wishes...

6/7/09   |  

wow go with pride be safe will pray for your safe return

6/7/09   |   HouTxFan   |   5036 respect

Kept trying to think of something to say...and couldn't think of anything better than a simple, heartfelt, "Thank you for what you do for our country, and thank you so much for what you do for every single one of us.  Stay safe, and we'll all be awaiting your return."

6/7/09   |   troiboi68   |   195 respect

Good luck!!

6/7/09   |  

 Hey!  My daughter is over there ... in Kuwait!  God bless, keep your head down, and shoot straight!

6/7/09   |   CRAZY_LADY   |   355 respect

will miss you very much my friend , you will be in my prayers and god bless you and protect you !!!!!

6/7/09   |   maroon&gold4eve   |   13453 respect

God Bless,be safe and you're in our prayers.