It was around '95-'96 for sure. I mostly lurked then and continue that habit to this day. I remember that my wife thought it was too weird to meet up with 'someone you met online' in real life so when we went to the NC in Tempe she wouldn't let me suggest it on the boards. I sure could have used some emotional support after that game I can tell you! I also remember there being rivals that contributed positively back 'in the day'.