As he says below, Jake is a relative new-comer to the Signal Corps/ Loyal Leaguers. If "new" is being around for two years. I've really enjoyed Jake's participation, his enthusiasm and his occasional voice of dissenting opinion.
And, yes, the Longhorns were the better team.
Of course, it helps when the founder and proprietor, Ryan, is the same age, and grew up watching and reading all the same stuff I did. He's one of those rare people who, with equal enthusiasm, can argue the social and cultural currents running through comics, or pick the winner of Mothra vs. the Giant Mantis. Then of course, there's Superman -- Ryan just gets him. There are few things I don't get, like his zeal for Jimmy Olsen comics. And I think he actually believes the Longhorns were a better team than USC in 2005.
More than anything, I appreciate Ryan's willingness to converse with his readers. As someone who is often clumsy and blunt wielding my opinion, I am grateful for his patience and forbearance.
So congratulations, Ryan. Here's to ten more years. Salud!