Back in Nov 2011, I rashly suggested based on a conversation with Michael Smith that the BFS might be delayed to Jan 2012.  Took some heat, including this gem from the grand poobah himself:

http://www.stockhouse.com/bullboards/messagedetail.aspx?s=CUU&t=LIST&m=30368183&l=0&pd=2&r=0

It's funny how unequivocally, demonstrably wrong he was and how smugly he suggested I call and talk to Elmer, my geo brethren.