The Anonymity of Fame

Interesting article on the Washington Times about the popularity of sports message boards in which Sachin Shah mentions how we ended up being roomates at the beginning of this year.

"Basically, a lot of us over the years have gotten to know each other on BigSoccer," Shah said. "I know of at least two couples who have gotten together because of BigSoccer. I’ve been on a date with somebody I met on there. I’ve made lots of friends."
Shah isn’t kidding: When he moved back to the D.C. area from Lynchburg, Va., early this year, he posted a housing-wanted note on the United board.
"In 20 minutes, I had a place lined up, rooming with a guy I had met at a World Cup party last year," Shah said. "He had heard about the party on BigSoccer."