Just so the story is straight on the Ring Man of the Match issue... First off absolutely no one for from the Fire front office authorized the changing of the final vote from Henry Ring to Andy Williams. It was changed by the producer of the Fire site here at Tribesoft. Basically the producer of the site noticed over the holiday weekend that Henry Ring was voted in as Man of the Match. He honest first thought was that some New England fans were cracking wise and rubbing salt in the wounds after our boys lost the match. Because the Fire front office was on break he made a judgment call and decided to over run the winner of the poll (Henry Ring) and go with the next winning player who was actually in the game which happened to be Andy Williams. In no way was he being malicious, he was just earnestly acting in what he thought was the team's best interest and trying to save face for the team. A team I might add that he religiously supports and puts in numerous hours of his own time into in working on in an attempt at keeping the site the best it could be. I was aware he made this call and actually thought it was a good one and supported it ,in fact I thought it was such a non issue we did not even tell the Fire front office we did it. Once again he was just acting in the best interest of the team, by that I mean what if someone from the press or a new fan stopped by the site and had seen that and maybe relayed the results of the poll to someone else or worse run it as a press blurb...yikes. Anyway, I was personally clueless as to what was brewing on the Fire boards. Yes I often try and drop in and check pulse with all of you but with the birth of my daughter recently my extra browsing time has been some what limited as I hope most of you can understand. Had I know what was going on I may have been able to solve the riddle sooner. Don't believe me ask Coz I ran into him with my wife and daughter at the last Fire match and we had a brief conversation and the topic never come up. Ask Liam who dropped me an email last week about a banner he was putting together for section 8 at the new Solider Field. I honestly did not know it was an issue. FairWeatherFan you sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and unfortunately right now that email does not forward to me because of the way the league administrates mailboxes, so I did not get message. We are working with the league to rectify this situation. The issue was brought to my attention yesterday when I received an email from Mr. Wilt inquiring (nay demanding) to know what happened. He actually went to bat for those of you that voted Ring and adamantly stated that he felt it should have never been changed. In short he admonished the producer (rightfully so) for changing the poll. The producer who made the call feels real bad about the issue and asked me to post this to clear the air. It is a real shame that he feels this way because this guy basically gives his all to keep the site fresh and up to date for you fans. In fact, it is the same guy who does stuff like freely volunteering his own time to design the Nowak tribute poster and who begged a printer to do get it printed on the cheap for Marcin. Same guy who stays late after every game to video the post game interviews and get a game tape to digitize highlight games after a home match or makes sure to video tape away games to do the same. Any way I do hope that clears the air and I repeat absolutely no one for from the Fire front office authorized the changing of the final vote from Henry Ring to Andy Williams. Sorry for upsetting any of you and that this thing got so far along before I could respond.