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Will Be Picking Two Winners from BBI Donation Campaign

Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/31/2011 9:12 am
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!!!
thought it was extended to the tenth?  
fkap : 8/31/2011 9:26 am : link
I was planning on being the last donor!
Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/31/2011 9:33 am : link
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.
Eric - I posted in the Donation thread yesterday  
jcn56 : 8/31/2011 9:33 am : link
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.
Third place is,  
Davisian : 8/31/2011 9:38 am : link
You're fuckin banned!
Ignore the haters  
JonC : 8/31/2011 9:39 am : link
There's always a portion that believes they should be given something for free.
Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/31/2011 9:39 am : link
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
Will do, Eric, thanks  
jcn56 : 8/31/2011 9:41 am : link
I was on traveling for awhile, only came back last week and dragged my feet a bit too long.
Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/31/2011 9:41 am : link
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).
JCin332 : 8/31/2011 9:43 am : link
please ignore the mental midgets and keep up the great work..!!
That schedule C costs more than your car  
Davisian : 8/31/2011 9:44 am : link
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.
JonC : 8/31/2011 9:45 am : link
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.
So you guys don't think Eric has a bunch of slick haired cold  
jcn56 : 8/31/2011 9:49 am : link
callers working out of his basement to scam the elderly out of their retirements? Because that's what I thought I was investing in!
Thanks, Eric  
fkap : 8/31/2011 9:58 am : link
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.
Hey, I'm a mental midget  
Fast Eddie : 8/31/2011 9:59 am : link
and I still gave what I could. What's yer point?
I'd explain  
fkap : 8/31/2011 10:13 am : link
but I don't think I can type slow enuf for you to understand :)
Giants : 8/31/2011 10:32 am : link
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.
Thanks Eric.  
BlueFox : 8/31/2011 10:40 am : link
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.
Rico : 8/31/2011 10:49 am : link
Put mine in the mail just yesterday. Sorry I'm so late this year. Regards
Eric, F' those Aholes.  
yatqb : 8/31/2011 10:55 am : link
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
Let me  
dorgan : 8/31/2011 11:11 am : link
be the first to say, fuck the IRS.

Those fuckers know more about me now than my proctologist.
Montreal Man : 8/31/2011 11:12 am : link
I second the posters who say F those assholes. You do a great job and we thank you.
Headhunter : 8/31/2011 11:17 am : link
you could give a box of candy to everyone that donates and some asshole will accuse you of getting a kickback from the ADA.
Eric are you getting private emails disparaging the donations?  
rnargi : 8/31/2011 11:28 am : link
That's NUTS!!

And JonC...

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!!!)
I would mail the knifes out  
Mark from Jersey : 8/31/2011 11:30 am : link
after week 5 just in case the Giants start off slow
bc4life : 8/31/2011 11:32 am : link
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.
TommytheElephant : 8/31/2011 11:45 am : link
Would you accept BBI donations outside of the drive if people donated on their own without you asking?
Eric, There are some people who come to this site & don't  
TheMick7 : 8/31/2011 11:46 am : link
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 thought we still had time to donate??  
lawguy9801 : 8/31/2011 11:54 am : link
I was planning on doing so this week or next - is there a link for me to do so?
Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/31/2011 12:16 pm : link
info posted above.

Thanks everyone for the support and kind words!
You're a better man than I am  
TJ : 8/31/2011 12:21 pm : link
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
Eric - like others have said  
islander1 : 8/31/2011 12:22 pm : link
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.

Headhunter : 8/31/2011 12:42 pm : link
What's your wife's handle?
Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/31/2011 12:44 pm : link
She hasn't posted in so long that I don't remember. But she reads the site all the time.
There were  
Fish : 8/31/2011 12:46 pm : link
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.
Eric, don't let the A-holes get you down  
dvb : 8/31/2011 12:54 pm : link
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.
Jay in Toronto : 8/31/2011 1:01 pm : link
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!
njm : 8/31/2011 1:35 pm : link
Have they called to schedule the time for your audit yet?

Miata threat?  
dvb : 8/31/2011 1:37 pm : link
you threaten someone w/ a Miata? My Grandmother could hurt someone more than a Miata.
GiantFanSinceBirth : 8/31/2011 1:51 pm : link
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.
dorgan : 8/31/2011 1:56 pm : link
they're done with me for now. I got nothing left for them to take.

Check Sent Today  
pa_giant_fan : 8/31/2011 2:11 pm : link
Had to wait for ss check.
Eric, take heart. there's no way to tune everything out  
CardinalX : 8/31/2011 3:40 pm : link
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...


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!
Peter from CT : 8/31/2011 3:45 pm : link
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.
It's unbelievable to me how people can be like that  
GiantFanInTX : 8/31/2011 4:38 pm : link
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.
I find it ...  
Ed A. : 8/31/2011 8:37 pm : link
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.
I don't think anyone could say it  
John K : 8/31/2011 10:21 pm : link
any better than Ed A.
I look at it differently than the  
dune69 : 9/1/2011 4:44 am : link
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.
NFL and ESPN lawyers ...  
Beez : 9/1/2011 11:10 am : link

Big Blue '56 : 9/1/2011 11:15 am : link
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
Tim in Eternal Blue : 9/3/2011 11:06 am : link
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.

God Bless.
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