I joined this league around the start of season six I think. Those were glory times, many users that joined at the same time have brought it to much larger success than me and handle important positions in the league. Think AW13, Latti, Jets, Anti etc.
But there was once a man, a legend one would say that changed the league forever. His name: Harry Raines. A huge 6'4" body with 197 pounds of pure killing machine muscles that could fly like any other speedster with 45 speed. Sure handed and intelligent; a quarterback's favorite target. Destroying yards and td records was his favorite activity in highschool, so no wonder he was picked up by Notre Dame. The games came and his reputation rose quickly. All time greats in this league recognized his greatness. He even said:
"someday they'll look back on my career as the best WR ever and be like, wow!" he famously said when entering the league and he already had "a fan club after catching 1 pass for 5 yards! Can you name anyone else who has that?"
@Alecbama was in awe of him from his first ever word on this website and even more impressed by his play. Even so much that players on Alecs team didn't feel safe anymore and were intimidated.
"Once Harry Raines scored on us, i knew it was over."
good job, @Alecbama - Anti
"Fuck, I forgot to give the halftime speech where @Alecbama just rambled about how great that Harry Raines TD was and told us to be more like him" - Jets
"I'm scared of the day when I log on here to find out that @Alecbama traded my guys for Harry Raines" -Jets
Those fears were probably even justified as Alec became more and more obsesses with Raines. "Will trade entire Alabama team (losers!) for Harry Raines" - Alec
As he became more popular, the haters started coming and tried to downplay his greatness. His EFL Eternal card was great and further cemented his legacy for me but it still sadly tried to throw shade at him. He was mostly critisized for his record game with 1 catch for 9 yards and a penalty for 15. Everyone has a bad game from time to time.
Soon after the haters, there were the imitators." Is Timothy McBuckets the new Harry Raines? " - Latti
But no one could stick like Harry did. And like the balls did to Harry's hands. Yes he had his drops. But they were only for his opponents to fear him even more. He was like "You know, I could have caught that td, but let me destroy you with some more routes first"
The legend still lives on in my head. 65 TPE is all that it took for a man to take over my heart (and Alecs everything lol) and make my experience here a little bit greater as I loved the underdog story and all the cool stories it created.
I hope some of the newer users can appreciate this historical person of the EFL and I encourage all of you to do your one research, I really enjoy reading up about legends that shaped the league. Thanks!