BigBlueInteractive.com – About Us

 

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Overview:

BigBlueInteractive.com (BBI) provides news, analysis, and discussion on the New York Football Giants. Content includes daily updated news, feature articles, and game previews/reviews, as well as information on the NFL Draft, free agency, training camp reports, and much more. BBI does not merely provide information, it is an interactive community which encourages participation from our visitors. Our fan-based forum, The Corner Forum, provides a venue for our growing and dynamic community to share information, passions, and opinions on a wide-range of football- and non-football related topics.

This site is owned and operated by Big Blue Interactive, LLC, an LLC registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

History:

BBI was originally created by Eric Kennedy in the early spring of 1995 as The Big Blue Home Page. In the spirit of the site’s growing interactive nature, The Big Blue Home Page officially became BigBlueInteractive.com in the summer of 1997 and evolved over time to what it is now today. In case you were wondering, BBI is not affiliated in any way with the New York Football Giants.

Readership:

BigBlueInteractive.com registers millions of “page views” per month from readers all over the United States. While BBI has a large New York/New Jersey readership, many of our visitors are information-starved Giants fans who live and work outside of the New York/New Jersey metro area. Moreover, the website is truly global as significant web traffic is registered from Canada, Europe, Asia, and even the Middle East. BBI has become more than an information source to our readers. It is a place where fellow Giants fans can share their thoughts and feelings about the team. Indeed, many strong friendships have been formed through BBI and readers often plan to meet at get-togethers all over the world. Also, due to the wide range of backgrounds and interests of our readers, non-football discussions are quite common in The Corner Forum.

Who is Eric?

Eric Kennedy founded the website in 1995 and is the President of Big Blue Interactive LLC. For 25 years, Eric worked as an international trade specialist on U.S.-Japan trade policy and trade promotion for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Eric was raised in Binghamton and Waterville, New York. He is a graduate of the School of International Service at the American University with degrees in international relations and economics. Other interests include the history of the Second World War (particularly the European Theater) and the Civil War. Eric is married and has two children.

Who else is on the BigBlueInteractive.com team?

Gary Weiner: Gary is the head programmer and tech guru here at BBI. He rewrote the entire Corner Forum from scratch and installed and tweaked the blog software for The Front Page. If something isn’t working right, it’s probably his fault. Feel free to bug him at webguy@bigblueinteractive.com with any problems, bug reports or complaints about the operation of the site. Gary is the owner of Arribus Web Development, a small but growing web development company. Arribus has been in business since 1997 and has serviced such prestigious  clients as Giant Hall of Famer Harry Carson, top Long Island ad agency Austin & Williams and Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk County. If you are interested in using Arribus’s services, please contact him directly at gary@arribus.com.

BoldRuler: BoldRuler serves as a moderator in The Corner Forum. BoldRuler was raised in Maplewood, NJ. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1997. For 10 years he has worked in fundraising for a state-wide non-profit. BoldRuler loves his family, the Giants, music, movies and nature. An amateur wine snob, he loves good wine, Vermont micro-brews and other libations. He is a moderator for BBI because he believes in the mission of this special site. The community that BBI fosters is important to him, as it is to all of us and he enjoys helping Eric keeping the forum running smoothly. He currently resides in a fortified compound deep in the woods of northern Vermont.

Larry Schmitt: Larry is a lifelong Giants fan, former third-generation season ticket holder and passionate student of Pro Football history. Reading material that can be found on the shelves of his football library are divided between texts on Giants history, player biographies, yearbooks and game programs as well as volumes covering the general history of professional football, and frequently searches libraries for out-of-print copies of football books. Larry was born in Brooklyn, NY, grew up in Putnam Valley, NY and currently resides in New Milford, CT with his wife and son. He enjoys teaching Yoga and playing guitar when not writing history articles for BBI or assisting in research projects for The Gridiron Uniform Database.

Joe Triano: Joey in VA is an original BBI member and rabble rouser who was born in Westwood, NJ but has lived in Northern Virginia for most of his life. He graduated from James Madison University and has worked in the Government IT world since. Joe’s passion for the game of football and the Giants have spurred him to write game reviews for BBI in his spare time. Joe currently resides in parts unknown somewhere in the wilds of Virginia.