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All -- It is with a truly heavy heart that we let all of you know, that CC, Eric, our founder and friend, has passed away. We are collectively stunned. We learned today that he passed away yester

Further to Blue’s post, a friend of the family has asked that we let everyone know that Eric - Colonial Crester was out at dinner last night with his wife, and the friend of the family, and had the he

CC was the lifeblood if this board. There were times back in the day that I was considering leaving this forum. He reached out to me and was a friend, support and sounding board. He always had, or mad

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9 minutes ago, jblaz13 said:

I had to giggle about the Indonesian Hookers text since I know he reigned most of that in as best as any website founder could in the name of keeping it classy.  

Behind the scenes that was his favorite running joke. Always got a laugh.

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3 hours ago, JaybobHoosier said:

Just, wow. I had the pleasure to meet Eric a few times, and he was always full of great energy and loved life. I’m so stunned and upset by this, such a great guy and can’t thank him enough for the HSN boards. 
 

This one really hurts, board won’t be the same without him! If any information is found out about the service or help with funds, please let me know! 
 

Eric and Natty took me to my first IU football game and tailgate. I will never forget that and how much fun that was. We had a random drunk college chick come up to us and started eating our nachos with us lol. Also took me to Buffa Louie’s for my first time. 
 

Eric, miss you brother and I will drink one for you tonight! 

Hot drunk co-eds can eat my nachos anytime!!!  That was seriously a great weekend. IU-Navy. First HSN tailgate. Carpooling from STL to Bloomington. Meeting a number of others as well. Fond memories no doubt. 

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5 minutes ago, Naturalhoosier said:

Hot drunk co-eds can eat my nachos anytime!!!  That was seriously a great weekend. IU-Navy. First HSN tailgate. Carpooling from STL to Bloomington. Meeting a number of others as well. Fond memories no doubt. 

I told my wife when I called her after wife, she was really sad by the news as well. I forgot about this, but she reminded my that all of us went out to eat in St. Louis years back at Fitz’s.

Fun times, will miss CC!!! 

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16 hours ago, JaybobHoosier said:

I told my wife when I called her after wife, she was really sad by the news as well. I forgot about this, but she reminded my that all of us went out to eat in St. Louis years back at Fitz’s.

Fun times, will miss CC!!! 

That’s right!!!!  We were vacationing as a family. He ordered fried pickles and I think he was the only one who ate them. Ha!  That is a nice memory. 

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WOW, just saw this, I'm speechless.  I didn't know Eric well, nor did I correspond with him much over the years, but I have followed the various incarnations of this site for years, and will be forever grateful for the community he brought together and the forum provided for all of us to share information and our passion for IU sports.

Wow, just wow, RIP Eric, and condolences to his family and friends.

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Wow, so sorry to hear this! Thank you for everything, CC! RIP!

It's kind of weird, I've been with HSN since back to the Scout days and am obviously very active, yet I've only ever interacted with CC a couple of times. We never shared any PM's, maybe shared a handful of comments on each others posts over the years, but I'm very aware that if there is no CC, then there is no HSN. While a lot of people play a vital part in HSN, CC was the guy that set the tone and made it all happen. I'm grateful for that.

Thoughts are with his family and friends. 

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Man, I live in Phoenix and he contacted me the day before the Rutgers game to meet up to watch the game. It turned out he lived only a few miles from me (which is kind of amazing in Phoenix). Then he texted me Saturday to say he couldn't make it. Things happen so I didn't think much of it but I guess it was serious. :(

So I never met him in person, but from our conversation he seemed like a good guy who was open and welcoming. Only 59. :(

 

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I'm just now seeing this as well and am so sad.  It can be a bit intimidating sometimes as a female joining a sports forum, and everyone here is always so nice, but I always remember feeling so welcomed by CC, always with kind words for me and others.  Rest in Peace, may you always have front row seats to see the Hoosiers now. 

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7 minutes ago, HoosierMama said:

I'm just now seeing this as well and am so sad.  It can be a bit intimidating sometimes as a female joining a sports forum, and everyone here is always so nice, but I always remember feeling so welcomed by CC, always with kind words for me and others.  Rest in Peace, may you always have front row seats to see the Hoosiers now. 

Just know.  YOU will always have a place in Hoosier Sports Nation.  God speed.  And please take care.

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32 minutes ago, HoosierMama said:

I'm just now seeing this as well and am so sad.  It can be a bit intimidating sometimes as a female joining a sports forum, and everyone here is always so nice, but I always remember feeling so welcomed by CC, always with kind words for me and others.  Rest in Peace, may you always have front row seats to see the Hoosiers now. 

Very kind note and regarding the female part. My wife and Mother in law know more sports than 95% of the dudes I counter each week. Keep posting!

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12 minutes ago, Coach1K said:

One of the few mods other than mile that let me be on this board.

I can't speak for other mods.  However... Jackie... you and I go way back.  And like HoosierMomma know that as long as I have any say here... after Eric's passing..... you will always also have a place on Hoosier Sports Nation.   As far as I am concerned.

Peace.  And best wishes to you and your family

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What awful news to stumble across. Condolences to his family. Wow. CC you will be missed.  I don’t post as much as I would like anymore as life happens and the kids keep me busy, but this place still holds a special place in my heart as I basically grew up on this board in its different manifestations over the years. This group is as close to a family as any sports message board I have ever witnessed. A great group of people. CC and the gang have a lot to be proud of for what has been built here.

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