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 and notes, a moderated fan-based forum, game previews and reviews, as well as info on the schedule, statistics, roster, depth chart, transactions, NFL Draft, NFL salaries and salary cap, free agents and free agency, training camp, coaching staff, history, photos, important dates, and much more. BBI does not merely provide information, it is an interactive community which encourages feedback from our visitors, who we like to refer to as contributors. One area in particular, The Corner Forum, has proved to be especially popular due to the sophisticated level of discussion. The Corner Forum facilitates a growing and dynamic community who share information, passion, and opinions on a wide-range of football- and non-football related matters.

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 contributors all over the world. Of course BBI has a large New York/New Jersey readership, however many contributors 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 contributors. 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 contributors often plan to meet in get-togethers all over the world. Also, due to the educated demographics of our contributors, non-football discussions are quite common in The Corner Forum.

Who is Eric?

Aside from founding and owning BigBlueInteractive.com, Eric Kennedy works as an international trade specialist for an export and investment policy organization in the mid-Atlantic region. 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.

Shawn in Jersey: Shawn in Jersey serves as a moderator in The Corner Forum

Larry Schmitt: Larry is 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. He has recently begun scouring libraries for out-of-print copies of football books. His most recent acquisition is the first book ever written on the subject: “Pro Football, Its Ups and Downs” by Dr. Harry March in 1934. Larry was born in Brooklyn, NY, grew up in Putnam Valley, NY and currently resides in the Litchfield Hills of Western 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.

Optimus-NY: Optimus-NY is a longtime poster on BBI who has picked up on the inner-workings of the salary cap, especially as it pertains to the Giants. He seeks to share as much information that he learns about the all-important topic of the salary cap with his fellow Giants fans and BBIers as possible.

Connor Hughes: Connor Hughes was born and raised in South Jersey and is presently studying Communications- Broadcast/Journalism at Monmouth University. At a young age, Connor always had a passion for sports and dream to make a career out of it. After it was determined many on his little league team could run faster and jump higher, it was evident Connor wasn’t going to be New York’s next quarterback, so he began looking for alternative ways to stick with the game. Over the last seven years, Connor has worked as a broadcaster for the likes of Lenape District Television, WBZC Z889, and WMCX 889, while also writing for The Burlington County Times and The Star-Ledger. New to the BBI team, Connor is determined to give readers and fans as much insight, analysis, and information as possible. If you’d like to reach him, you can email Connor (Hughes92@me.com) or contact him on twitter (@92Hughes92)