Originally posted by ManicNole: Thank you to our Gator neighbors to post about this. Beyond the rivalry and smack talk, we are all just fellow human beings.
Semp's passing has brought comments from Noles, Gators, Canes, Irish, and a slew of fans of other teams. I shows how much he meant to us all.
He will be missed. God Bless Semp, his family & friends, and all those he knew from message boards and tailgates.
Thank you God, for having him be even a small part of my life.
And, thank you Gators for the very nice tribute. God Bless.
Very well put, I second that
You don't really get to know most people on a message board , but Semper made a habit of reaching out to posters he liked and he established phone/email relationships with many of us. Many of us even had the pleasure of meeting him in real life as well.
Semper was a good friend, he was there for you when you had a problem or needed some positive words.
I can assure you anybody he "gave a hard time to" here, he would've bought a beer for in real life. He didn't take the rivarly thing seriously, he didn't "hate" rival fans, but he sure enjoyed pretending he did. He loved JD, Swami, Homer, etc and gave them tons of grief(and likewise). He really enjoyed Rivals(warchant/GB) because he loved people, and it gave him access to a lot of new people. Seeing threads on Canesport and Gatorbait(and on multiple different warchant boards), and how many rival posters and posters in general cared about him, shows what kind of guy he was
Semper will be missed by many. Hopefully one day we will have another beer together in a better place