BBI Donations Slowing: I hate to have to do this every year because it sounds like I’m begging, but only a kick in the pants seems to work.
After the initial rush of donations to BBI, the number of new donations the last few days has been very low. If the pace does not pick up soon, I will not make my target, which was to match last year’s numbers. It doesn’t even have to be an exact match, but somewhere in the vicinity. Thus far, only a tiny fraction of registered and non-registered BBI readers have donated.
As I’ve said in the past, I will let the marketplace determine the value of BBI. Right now, the marketplace isn’t being very kind to BBI. If you value the site, please donate!
And again, I would like to thank profusely those who have already donated, and in some cases, donated generously. I have either thanked or attempted to thank each contributor personally with an e-mail message. Your support is gratefully appreciated as are your notes of support and advice.
For more information on the donation campaign and how to contribute, please see the BBI donation page.
Giants.com Training Camp Update (Video) for August 13: The Giants.com training camp video update from yesterday is available at Giants.com.
Injury Update: WR Amani Toomer (knee), DT Fred Robbins (calf), CB Aaron Ross (glute/hamstring), and CB E.J. Underwood practiced yesterday.
Missing practice were WR Plaxico Burress (ankle), TE Kevin Boss (shoulder), WR Marco Thomas (groin), PK Lawrence Tynes (calf), CB Travonti Johnson (hip), S Michael Stone (hip), LB Gerris Wilkinson (knee), OC Todd Londot (ankle), and LS Ryan Kuehl (calf/Achilles).
Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Monday Press Conference: The transcript of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s press conference from yesterday is available at Giants.com. The video of the media session is also available.
Media Q&A Sessions with Players: The video of the media Q&A sessions with the following players is available at Giants.com:
Article on DE Justin Tuck: Early Play Has Tuck on a Roll (Two Pages) by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger
Articles on LB Mathias Kiwanuka:
Article on QB Eli Manning: Eli Finds Comparison to Brother Peyton Has Familiar Ring by Gary Myers of The Daily News
Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Giants’ Coughlin Showing His Softer Side by Bob Glauber of Newsday
Notes: DE Justin Tuck practiced with the first-team defense at left defensive end yesterday, replacing William Joseph. Joseph practiced with the second-team defense at right defensive tackle.
S Will Demps also saw some work with the first-team defense in practice, alternating with James Butler and Gibril Wilson.