The donation campaign ended yesterday. As advertised, I will be awarding one set of 3-piece Shenzhen Knives to two individuals who donated - one who donated by PayPal and one who donated by regular mail. The winner will be randomly selected using a random number generator with a range based on the number who donated and in the order of when the donations arrived.
I will be determining the winner next week in order for all remaining regular-mail donations to arrive (some donation letters have taken up to a week to arrive - one actually took 10 days).
If you donated and provided me with a valid e-mail address, please check your e-mail regularly next week in order to see if you won. Also please check your spam folder as - for some reason - my Yahoo account e-mails sometimes end up in spam folders.
To everyone who donated this year, thank you very much. Your support for the site is very much appreciated by my family and I. Thank you!!!
I was planning on being the last donor!
My wife and I were tired of getting accused of trying to profit from the site, not reporting to the IRS (despite the fact that PayPal is required to submit a 1099-K to the IRS and the ad networks are required to submit a 1099-MISC, I file a Schedule C every year), etc.
We find it ridiculous that some people think it is wrong that I should be compensated for my second job. It wears on you.
tried to make a donation - but the link you had in there with the details was broken.
There might be others in the same boat. I don't mind missing the drawing, but I really hope you'll extend the donation deadline a bit for others who might've had problems.
There's always a portion that believes they should be given something for free.
I took down the link late yesterday. The original campaign was July 30 - August 30.
The PayPal link is gone and I can't put that HTML code in this thread, but if you want to mail a donation, the address is:
Eric Kennedy (check made out to me)
P.O. Box 704
Washington, DC 20044
I was on traveling for awhile, only came back last week and dragged my feet a bit too long.
I know, but like reading the Eli-bashing threads, it wears on you after a while. Especially the allegations that I'm doing something improper (like that would be possible with something as high-profile as this site... hell the NFL and ESPN lawyers are always all over BBI).
please ignore the mental midgets and keep up the great work..!!
You see pal, that's who Eric is, and you're nothing. Nice guy? E don't give a shit. Good father? Fuck you! Go home and play with your kids. You wanna post here? Donate! You think this is abuse? You cocksucker? You can't take this, how can you take the abuse you get on a twit? You don't like it, leave.
Don't allow the ignorant few to ruin what you're built, it's probably 1% of the forum registrants with their heads up their arses.
callers working out of his basement to scam the elderly out of their retirements? Because that's what I thought I was investing in!
mostly I was just procrastinating, but I'll be sure to get out a check today.
As others have said, ignore the midgets. You've made it abundantly clear over the years that donations are voluntary. It's bad enough people want to freeload (and I'm not talking about those who are prevented from being financially able to contribute - those folks should be aggressively checking out your advertisers to see if there's something they'd like, as we all should), but then they want to yap about you accepting money from those of us who appreciate what you do. You call it profit. I call it a token of appreciation.
and I still gave what I could. What's yer point?
but I don't think I can type slow enuf for you to understand :)
I would just like to say. Thank you for all your hard work. My family appreciates the time and the effort. You put in to make this site possible.
As you know, and people have said, some people are idiots. Its ridiculous that its not enough for these people to just choose not to donate - but to harass you for wanting compensation for at least some of the work you have done. I suppose they write letters to sports columnists in newspapers complaining that they get paid salaries.
Sorry to hear that so many people are such assholes.
Put mine in the mail just yesterday. Sorry I'm so late this year. Regards
It's pathetic to have to defend yourself when you give so much to all of us. Just shows you there are amazingly self-centered and rationalizing people in the world, and some will naturally migrate to BBI, just like everywhere else. Know how much the majority here appreciate all you do, and BBI, and your family's generosity in sharing your time with us. Yat
be the first to say, fuck the IRS.
Those fuckers know more about me now than my proctologist.
I second the posters who say F those assholes. You do a great job and we thank you.
you could give a box of candy to everyone that donates and some asshole will accuse you of getting a kickback from the ADA.
|Ignore the haters
JonC : 9:39 am
There's always a portion that believes they should be given something for free.
That's true. They're called democrats...(I KID, I KID!!!)
after week 5 just in case the Giants start off slow
I would have donated already if I had known you wern't going to hold to the extension. Don't agree with your decision to abort the xtension - but I understand.
I will mail in my donation - I don't why you veen bother defending yourself.
If people don't want to donate, keep your money.
Never seen such a bunch of f**king cry@asses in all my life.
Would you accept BBI donations outside of the drive if people donated on their own without you asking?
have any knowledge as to its' status in the sports internet community. That status has come from your efforts to make BBI the #1 New York Giants site on the internet. Those of us who live here know what has been done over the years & are certainly appreciative of your efforts. Giants beat writers frequent this site to get info they can't get elsewhere.Pat Hanlon posts here to reach the faithful! Please don't let yourself get beaten down by these transient posters who have no idea what a special place BBI is to many of us. Thanks for all you have done & continue to do!
I was planning on doing so this week or next - is there a link for me to do so?
info posted above.
Thanks everyone for the support and kind words!
If it was me there would have been a few bannings. But then you let Beez and Davisian stay so you'll obviously put up with just about anything
you are very appreciated. I can't even begin to understand the headaches you and your family go through keeping this at the level of quality it is.
What's your wife's handle?
She hasn't posted in so long that I don't remember. But she reads the site all the time.
2 assholes that were giving you crap. Should not let that spoil it for you but I would be frustrated as well. In this day and age you cannot please everyone.
most reasonable Giant fans appreciate your site and the time and energy you put into it. Have to admit I'm curious who the A-holes are.
do the winners have to do a 2AM commercial demonstrating the knives :)
I remember the crap I got when I put up a Miata threat. It was a downer but I just keep in mind the fact that there were some great responses including from Carl in Ft Myers who actually went out and looked at a car for me (that I would up buying). That (not the idiots) is what this site is really all about - thanks to you!
Have they called to schedule the time for your audit yet?
you threaten someone w/ a Miata? My Grandmother could hurt someone more than a Miata.
For everything Eric. Like I said on the donation extension thread, I'm really disappointed with some of the people on here. Any excuse possible to avoid parting with a couple of dollars.
Please don't take their comments personally. I know it's difficult, but people need justification for being cheap. Many people on this site appreciate everything you do for us. You have brought a level of professionalism and respect to a group of fans on a buletin board that I'm sure no other has in all the NFL.
they're done with me for now. I got nothing left for them to take.
Had to wait for ss check.
when you care about something. so i won't even bother wasting anyone's time trying to tell you that you should ignore the self-centered shit stirrers
there will ALWAYS be that handful of people and BBI is and should be no different. hell, BBI actually takes comedic license to have that group.
someone will always say, Megan Fox has short thumbs
someone will always say, they've dated someone hotter than Jessica Alba
someone will always say, Tom Coughlin drives away free agents
someone will always say, the salmon pâté is too fishy
someone will always say, Eli is autistic (ok, that makes me giggle)
someone will always say, they don't tip on principal
someone will always say, Cast Away had too much Tom Hanks in it
someone will always say, the 2007 Patriots weren't really perfect
the point is...
SOMEONE IS AN ASSHOLE
well, except that last one... it was the Giants who said the 2007 Patriots weren't really perfect. and they were right
point #2 is... don't let some asshole(s) stand in your way from doing a good thing. don't let some asshole(s) detract from what the vast vast vast majority of BBI members truly believe
BBI would not, could not be without your dedication and daily contribution to it's existence
to believe that their is some BBI fairy that just flashes a wand every day and keeps things up to date and fresh and worth returning to daily is just... well, some people are also morons. they're still holding out for Ron Dayne to come back and be our 3,000 yard back
chin up! there will always be someone that thinks there is something better than BBI. and or that, it should be a free service in perpetuity. and or that, your blood, sweat and tears shouldn't have some value because you didn't charge a price for it up front and give them a receipt stamped and verified by Doug Shulman
F'em... ya do good work my man!
This site is a great service to all of us. I am sorry that there is a human cost to do what you do. Please know that for the great majority of us, we have tremendous respect and appreciation for your continuing efforts over the years.
When someone is doing something to benefit other people just because they WANT to do it, you better damn well appreciate it. That irritates me to hear that Eric, because I know exactly how that is.
hard to believe some people who continuously use this site do not understand the effort and hard work Eric puts into making it the best site of its kind on the internet. To begrudge him some small compensation for all his efforts over the year is downright shameful. To try to rationalize your cheap lifestyle by attacking him is loathsome. If you are too G-d damned cheap to donate then just get the hell off the site and get your information elsewhere.
Eric, believe me, A large majority of the posters appreciate all you do. The rest can go F themselves.
dirtbags that use the site and then disparage Eric. I wish I had the means to make Eric and his family rich for the enjoyment and knowledge that I gain from logging on to BBI every day. I enjoy sending my Paypal payment every year and will continue with a smile.
might I suggest you open up the donation campaign the game after the bye, unti the next game after the bye. Gives you two weeks to work with
I'll be sending a check to you on Monday. It'll take about 10 days to get to you because of where I am.
But I love BBI and want to contribute.