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Hope D. Johnson BBI Giant of the Year Trophy

rnargi : 7/22/2013 2:16 pm
Hello BBI, here are some pictures of the trophy to be presented to Ahmad Bradshaw before the 18 August game against the Colts at OUR stadium.

Nice job  
Sec 103 : 7/22/2013 2:18 pm : link
Your problem now Indy  
Motley Blue : 7/22/2013 2:19 pm : link
Poor Colts.  
Danny Kanell : 7/22/2013 2:29 pm : link
Just Kidding :)...great work as usual.
Big Blue '56 : 7/22/2013 2:33 pm : link
Semipro Lineman : 7/22/2013 2:33 pm : link
Nicest one so far. Good work  
Marty in Albany : 7/22/2013 2:34 pm : link
looks great!!!  
Victor in CT : 7/22/2013 2:35 pm : link
Hope J would be proud  
GiantBlue : 7/22/2013 2:42 pm : link
and the recipient is worthy! is VERY nice.  
rnargi : 7/22/2013 2:48 pm : link
This company has done an outstanding job for us over the years, and once again, they did not raise their prices. We have paid the same for the trophy over the past four seasons. If you know of anyone or you yourself are in the market for some type of corporate award or memento for loved one, retirement ceremony, etc...I urge you to keep them in mind and tell them BBI sent you.

Lillie Glassblowers out of Smyrna, GA. They have ties to Jersey and New York state.
Lillie Glassblowers FB Page - ( New Window )
Fish : 7/22/2013 2:50 pm : link
Very nice.  
Crispino : 7/22/2013 3:04 pm : link
Good job once again.
awesome trophy  
Greg from LI : 7/22/2013 3:40 pm : link
Awesome recipient. AB is a worthy awardee indeed.
That is great!  
SoDev : 7/22/2013 3:41 pm : link
Awesome stuff as always  
illmatic : 7/22/2013 3:49 pm : link
Nice job guys.
Rob, really wonderful that you take the lead on this each year  
BoldRuler : 7/22/2013 3:52 pm : link
I'm sure Ahmad will be really excited with this trophy.
margi, once again a great job!  
yatqb : 7/22/2013 3:59 pm : link
Thanks for doing this and representing BBI so well.
Gap92 : 7/22/2013 4:44 pm : link
Great job.
Nice Rob!  
Fred-in-Florida : 7/22/2013 5:27 pm : link
Hope would be proud. Bradshaw should be in awe!
Anyone know if AB knows about it?  
Carl in CT : 7/22/2013 5:44 pm : link
Also if he had anything to say? Just would be interesting to hear.
Great job, rnargi!  
BrettNYG10 : 7/22/2013 6:14 pm : link
Forgive my ignorance but  
wgenesis123 : 7/22/2013 6:27 pm : link
Who is Hope D Johnson?
Wuphat : 7/22/2013 6:56 pm : link
I never had the chance to meet her myself, but from all accounts she was an awesome lady. She passed a few years ago, but did get to see the Giants win SB XLII in person.

I'll leave it to those that knew her better to pass on stories.
Trophy looks awesome  
Wuphat : 7/22/2013 6:57 pm : link
Wuphat : 7/22/2013 7:02 pm : link
I did find this archived thread about her... - ( New Window )
Ok now I am sad...  
rnargi : 7/22/2013 7:22 pm : link
Miss HopeJ so much...
Very nice trophy again  
micky : 7/22/2013 7:42 pm : link
Well done rob getting it done.
Glad to see you posting, Mickey...  
rnargi : 7/22/2013 7:46 pm : link
If you don't mind me asking, how are you doing? Been thinking about you.
Good job, it looks great  
steve in ky : 7/22/2013 10:13 pm : link
Thanks for the effort.
You guys  
Padiwan15 : 7/22/2013 10:26 pm : link
Do an awesome job setting up this award and ceremony.
Great trophy  
CT Charlie : 7/22/2013 10:27 pm : link
Great Giants - Hope & AB.
jints48 : 7/23/2013 12:08 am : link
I can feel Hope smiling from above!
Another great job Rob.....  
EDinFWB : 7/23/2013 12:23 am : link
I think of her many times and remember her having a great time at the Wild Horse Pass Casino and Hotel in Chandler AZ after the SB XLII win. What a great party experience for Dean, TT, Denise and myself with the Giants after the win.

If Bruce wasn't such a cheapskate, he would have been there too. How you doing, buddy?
Hey Rob,  
micky : 7/23/2013 1:36 am : link
I've been in the hospital for awhile where I am. Had a bout with pneumonia and now blood counts been low. Had a few hgb infusions because my hgb has dropped below 7. Still hanging in there and fighting as best I can. Hope to be well enough in few weeks, to try (fingers crossed) to make it for the presentation.

If not, always update here and sure to be pics etc.

Hope everything is good with you and all. Thanks again for the concern ..appreciate it.
As always, a beautiful job guys!!!  
The Duke : 7/23/2013 2:39 am : link
Any Giants player should be proud to receive that trophy and display it in a place of honor in their home. A well-deserved tribute to Ahmad Bradshaw (wish he was still with is, but I also wish him great success with the Colts).
Aquasax : 7/23/2013 7:54 am : link
As someone who is much more of a BBI reader than active participant, I understand who HopeJ was and what she meant to everyone. I remember pouring through the thread when she passed, in tears over a woman I never knew, nor had any interaction with, other than reading conversations she participated in.

I believe this trophy is a wonderful way for the BBI Community to interact with the Team, as well as keep Hope's memory alive. With that said, as time passes and new members join the site, I believe it is in the best interest of the BBI to consider adding a page about the 'BBI Giant of the Year'. Under the header "Giants Info & History" there should be a link to the "Hope D. Johnson BBI Giant of the Year" page.

This page could detail the history of the award, who it was given to each year and why they earned it, as well as some biographical information about Hope and a photo, what she meant to the BBI Community, and what the Giants meant to her. Along the same lines, as new players come and go to the Giants, they'll probably want to know a little more about the person our trophy is named after, especially as I imagine it is the centerpiece on their mantle at home (Eli, move those SBMVPs to the side!)

Anyway, just my two cents. You saw above how some people don't know who Hope is, and this could be a way to remedy that.
wgenesis123 : 7/23/2013 8:19 am : link
Thank you, the thread helped to tell me a little about her. That she went to that Super Bowl tells alot too. When I was a kid I did not like that they put Lombardi's name on a trophy. I'm not sure why it bothered me but it did. Anyway I got used to the idea and Lombardi was a good choice. Never knew Hope but I kind of like the idea that a real lady has her name on the BBI trophy. The ladies may not be as loud as us guys but they seem to share our passion for the Giants.
Thanks for posting that Wuphat  
Moondwg : 7/23/2013 8:24 am : link
wgenesis123 : 7/23/2013 8:33 am : link
Did you know Hope? I was thinking of starting a thread to post rememberances of BBI members like Hope who have passed. I don't know them though so I don't feel right about starting the thread.
Stu : 7/23/2013 9:10 am : link
Mike in Philly : 7/23/2013 11:00 am : link
Concerning HopeJ, my sentiments exactly. I, too, never had the pleasure of meeting her, but cried my eyes when she passed. (In fact, I'm getting misty-eyed right now.)

Awesome idea about adding a link on the from page to the background of the trophy, and for whom it is named. I'm sure other new posters had the same thought as wgeneis. What say you Eric, Gary and the other mods? Is this something we can move forward with?
wuphat...that brought back a lot of posters i haven't seen in a while  
whenwaxattacks : 7/23/2013 11:12 am : link

quite a few others too, but those two stuck out for me
rnargi : 7/23/2013 12:57 pm : link
there used to be a link on the homepage to a page for the history of the "Giant of the Year" trophy. I don't know what happened to it.
Moondwg : 7/23/2013 1:25 pm : link
I didn't know her, and I'd feel uncomfortable starting such a thread unless I did.

I did suggest way back when that it would be cool to have a part of the site with memories of beloved BBI'ers like Hope or Bob, but nothing really came of it.
Here is a link to previous winners and pics.  
fredgbrown : 7/23/2013 1:27 pm : link
BBI Giant of the year - ( New Window )
wgenesis123 : 7/23/2013 1:30 pm : link
I understand your feelings because I have the same. Its a shame that there was no interest in your suggestion, I guess I should let that idea go.
arcarsenal : 7/23/2013 2:10 pm : link

I know, man.. I know.
Danny Kanell : 7/23/2013 2:27 pm : link
So many elements of that picture from when Tiki won it make it look like its from 1995, not 2005.
Thanks for linking the thread  
Berrylish : 7/23/2013 6:24 pm : link
Berry loved the SB42 story in the archived thread  
JCin332 : 7/23/2013 7:05 pm : link
..I was there too and although I think of it often, reading your post just now really brought back that feeling of elation and unbridled joy I felt that day..

And God Bless HopeJ although I wish I had the pleasure of meeting her..
The trophy looks great  
buford : 7/23/2013 8:39 pm : link
good job Rob.
About a month ago I came across pictures of Hope and my children  
steve in ky : 7/23/2013 9:31 pm : link
I was looking through some old pictures and came across some from her last visit. They brought back some nice memories.
quaseem1 : 7/24/2013 12:17 am : link
quaseem1 : 7/24/2013 12:17 am : link
I haven't been around for quite sometime...  
Brown Hornet : 7/24/2013 12:35 am : link
... But I wanted to say well done margi.

Every time this year whether I'm on BBI or not I raise a glass to Hope and play "In the Stone" by EWF.
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