In remembrance of 9/11/01



Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register.
Nov 20th, 2017, 12:58am EST

Home Home Help Help Search Search Members Members GamesGames Login Login Register Register
Fantasyfootballer.com's Gridiron Site Donors

"Welcome to 'the Gridiron'... Fantasy football at its best!"

Fantasy Football News Feed Co-commissioner Services Add "the Gridiron" to your site
Lend a hand... Make a donation to "the Gridiron"!!!
   Fantasyfootballer.com's Gridiron
   the Gridiron
   the Sidelines
(Moderators: Replay Official, Side Judge, Line Judge, Umpire, Head Linesman, Back Judge, Field Judge, Referee)
   Site Donors
Previous topic|Next topic
Pages: 1 2 3 4  ...  8 Reply Reply Notify of replies Notify of replies Send Topic Send Topic Print Print
   Author  Topic: Site Donors  (Read 16854 times)
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #25 on: Aug 4th, 2005, 9:29pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

The first among the original GBRFLers to "step up to the plate on 'the Gridiron'" ... (what sport are we talkin' about here?) ... ... is DB a.k.a. Dave Bohrer. Added to his solid donation is a t-shirt order, making for a sweet financial shot in the arm for our beloved site here. Guys,... don't ever get me wrong... The written/verbal shows of appreciation mean so much to me. But, they don't cover the bills and other expenses it takes to keep this place running and, furthermore/more importantly, progressing. I wish I had "it" so that money wouldn't have to be an issue. That's not the case, though, as many of you know. And, in any event, there is something special that can be had when people pull resources together and do the co-op thing. DB, with his generosity here, has drawn himself in as a bigger part of the bigger picture here on "the Gridiron". Thanks so much, DB!!!
« Last Edit: Aug 6th, 2005, 2:27pm by Stegfucius » Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #26 on: Aug 6th, 2005, 3:33pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

A second original GBRFLer, IbdFunk a.k.a. Danny Feder, has stepped it up on "the Gridiron" and stepped up with a very healthy donation to the site.  It is because of these original GBRFLers that "the Gridiron" even exists and we have all been brought together.  For those who aren't aware, "the Gridiron" came to be out of the old GBRFL "Trash Talkin'" page.  This is the thread on which I presented the move to the GBRFL crew way back when:
 
http://www.fantasyfootballer.com/cgi-bin/theGridiron/YaBB.cgi?board=53;a ction=display;num=1030609988
 
A link to the old board, which is still up, but disabled, is on that thread, but I'll give it to yous here too:
 
http://www.fantasyfootballer.com/trashtalkin.htm.
 
In any event, thank you, Danny, for your thoughtful monetary contribution! It sure helps and contributions like these are what make the difference as we press forth into the future of "the Gridiron".
 
...
 
And, remember thank yous to and a record of site donors are made and kept on the following page:
 
http://www.fantasyfootballer.com/donate.htm.
Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #27 on: Sep 25th, 2005, 7:29am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

A third GBRFLer givin' "the Gridiron" a hand by givin' "the Gridiron" a hand .!!!  A BIG thanks is to go out to Mark Hahn a.k.a. Drew Rosenhaus. I know that there are a lot of good causes to give to these days, but know that whatever spare scratch you can afford to give to this place, as Mark has done here, is what keeps it goin'... on many levels as I have stated throughout this thread.
Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #28 on: Oct 1st, 2005, 6:40pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Another SIGNIFICANT contribution by way of our mother league here hath been made by Dave Trout a.k.a. Flesh is Fantasy. Dave, thank you very much for this "substantial" (in both senses of the word) showing of your appreciation of my efforts. It is this kind of "substantive" appreciation that reassures me that my efforts here really are being appreciated and the vision I have of providing a TOTALLY FREE web site for the front-end user without deluging the site with advertisements is being understood and acted upon.  ...  Anyway, I know how much you enjoy our long-time most beloved hobby here.  We have gotten so much out of it and owe a lot to it,... (the maintenance of) our friendship (in a way).
Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #29 on: Oct 31st, 2005, 4:10am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

WOW!!!  The '05 holiday season gets kicked off right... with a kind contribution from one of our newest members who is really establishing himself as a powerhouse on "the Gridiron", MordecaiCourage a.k.a. Ken Mesecher, who also just recently stepped up to cover the Pack for our (growing) FF-specific team reports section.  ...  In all honesty, not that anytime isn't good, but this comes VERY TIMELY...  I do believe I will have slightly bad news here soon... that I will let you guys know about when it's a done deal or, should I say, "undone" deal... or, should I say, done deal... ... ... Really, I need the grassroots, "co-operative" effort to come to the fore here once again as I will be looking to individuals to step up to the plate and share the burden with me... just a bit...  It looks like I will be taking a hit related to the site here soon...  In any event,... thanks, again, Ken, for lending me a hand. It means SO MUCH to me when people show me their appreciation for what I'm trying to do here in a "tangible" way... rather than, though they are better than nothing, mind you, just piling on the (for all practical intents and purposes, unefficacious) thank yous.  ...  Anyway, make sure to check out the following page...
 
http://www.fantasyfootballer.com/donate.htm.
Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #30 on: Nov 26th, 2005, 5:19pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Over the three plus years "the Gridiron @FantasyFootballer.com" has been in existence, I've always wondered what the appropriate analogy was to donating to "the Gridiron" (project). It took me to live in an area where street performers are so prevalent for it to dawn on me. I mean we've all stood and watched a street-performer juggle or perform magic, mime, music, dangerous stunts, and whatever else, and if we were even just mildly entertained (and not total cheap-asses), we wouldn't even think of walking away without dropping at least a buck into the dude's can. If we were really entertained, a fin for ten minutes of his time wouldn't be out of the question. Well, I hope you guys would admit that you get at least as much out of (ALL) your time on "the Gridiron" as you get out of a five- or ten-minute street performance . And, mind you, my overhead and time expended here, I am fairly certain, is WAY MORE than a street performer's, especially the overhead (as I'm guessing, and safely so I believe, that they don't have barely any overhead, but they, I'm sure, spent a TON of time learning their skill and continue to spend a LOT of time practicing it, BUT NO MORE than I do here, mind you, moreover for all of you specifically; i.e., it's not like I do ten performances a day for ten different groups of people; I am all the time "working" for you all). Furthermore, a street performance is a short experience that fades into the past; "the Gridiron" is a place you regularly visit and becomes a part of your life.
 
As I've said time and time again, I always want "the Gridiron" to remain FREE... of both membership fees AND a deluge of annoying advertisements,... and donations make for the "'co-op'erative" effort necessary to get "the job" done.
 
I hope during this Christmas season that you don't just take for granted and forget the (little) guy (in the "business" sense) and his little site and whose primary purpose is to bring about an environment that brings together a great group of "good people" all with this common passion, enriching (y)our enjoyment of this beloved pastime of (y)ours.
 
Surprise me and make my day by clicking the link below and giving back just a little something to the place you get some much out of...
 
http://www.fantasyfootballer.com/donate.htm.
 
Thank you for reading this and, in advance, for kindly considering lending a hand.
« Last Edit: Nov 26th, 2005, 5:27pm by Stegfucius » Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #31 on: Dec 11th, 2005, 12:57am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Well, someone, alas, has kicked off the Christmas season of giving and not left this busker here hangin'! It was a healthy donation at that, the kind that surely shows a very real appreciation of the, for all intents and purposes, giving I do here on "the Gridiron" year round and that makes a difference. A hundred or so donations like this and I would be able to a) start really "investing" in the site and b) giving a little back to my writers, meanwhile, keeping the site FREE of fees and ads. Moreover, it comes from a member who already contributes in another substantive way by doing one of our FF-specific team reports. A BIG thank you and happy holidays to rickgpin a.k.a. Rick Gould. Thank you so much for do doing so much to help me see this project (of mine... ours) through.
 
...
 
Guys, as I had intimated a couples posts ago here, I really need individuals to come through, which is ultimately what the "co-op" mindset that I am trying to facilitate is all about, anyway. There is a particular reason, though. I am not going to go into now and take away from the announcement of this generous donation that I've received from Rick more than I already have by even mentioning this. I'll say just this much... Those of you who have been around here for a while and are familiar with "things", check out the pages of any of our original five FF-specific team reports and you will notice that something is missing (if you haven't already). Again, it's a loooong story I want to share with you all in detail, just not now. Suffice it to say that we are now yet again at the mercy of my already empty grad-student wallet.
« Last Edit: Dec 11th, 2005, 1:04am by Stegfucius » Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #32 on: Dec 17th, 2005, 4:04am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Well, steelkings a.k.a. Todd Webster a.k.a. our Colts FF-specific Team Correspondent a.k.a. OUR LATEST DONOR, came through on his word that he gave up in "the Red Zone" and did in fact make a solid financial contribution to the site, that is over and above his fine week-in-week-out reporting on the Colts. Between his donation, his writing for the site and his fairly regular participation on "the Gridiron" on ALL of the featured boards, "the Red Zone", "between the 20's" and here on "the Sidelines", he is infusing the site with his spirit and, as a matter of fact, having a significant impact.  Much appreciated, friend!
Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #33 on: Dec 22nd, 2005, 4:13am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

on Oct 31st, 2005, 4:10am, StegRock wrote:
In all honesty, not that anytime isn't good, but this comes VERY TIMELY... I do believe I will have slightly bad news here soon... that I will let you guys know about when it's a done deal or, should I say, "undone" deal... or, should I say, done deal... ... ... Really, I need the grassroots, "co-operative" effort to come to the fore here once again as I will be looking to individuals to step up to the plate and share the burden with me... just a bit... It looks like I will be taking a hit related to the site here soon... In any event,... thanks, again, Ken, for lending me a hand.

 
on Dec 11th, 2005, 12:57am, StegRock wrote:
Guys, as I had intimated a couples posts ago here, I really need individuals to come through, which is ultimately what the "co-op" mindset that I am trying to facilitate is all about, anyway. There is a particular reason, though. I am not going to go into now and take away from the announcement of this generous donation that I've received from Rick more than I already have by even mentioning this. I'll say just this much... Those of you who have been around here for a while and are familiar with "things", check out the pages of any of our original five FF-specific team reports and you will notice that something is missing (if you haven't already). Again, it's a loooong story I want to share with you all in detail, just not now. Suffice it to say that we are now yet again at the mercy of my already empty grad-student wallet.

 
Well, since at this point, it is definitely a "done"/"undone" deal, I'm finally going to address this unequivocally... If you haven't noticed, we are once again sponsorless. I have decided to just give you guys a very brief summary and then let you see the absurd sequence of correspondences and laughable responses I received for yourselves (frankly speaking, divulging "numbers" here publicly I'd rather not, but...) instead of trying to explain it all in my own words. So, in VERY short, here are the highlights or, should I say, lowlights: I was initially LOW-balled by 33% (at this pace, I guess they were hoping for (virtually) free advertising in roughly 3 to 12 years, depending on if they were going by a mathematical or geometrical model ); I did NOT deal with one person this year that "went by the same name as anyone I dealt with last year" and I apparently dealt with three people last year and three more this year, between whom there seemed to be no communication, which made the process of trying to explain things excruciating; no one I was dealing with seemed to have a clue what the deal was that they had had with us over the past year, which made the process of trying to explain things excruciating; I dealt with one evident illiterate, which made the process of trying to explain things excruciating; these schmucks actually sent me a check to my former address in Washington, D.C.; I in the end wasted a COLOSSAL amount of time dealing with what ultimately seems to be a "shady" enterprise (as you will see if you look at the e-mail exchanges). So, with that backdrop, feel free to peruse the correspondences from beginning to bitter end for yourselves:
 
http://www.fantasyfootballer.com/BS.htm.
 
...
 
Now, if you want to do something to help me and the site overcome this hit, click here and do something about it:
 
http://www.fantasyfootballer.com/donate.htm.
 
You've enjoyed the site... Don't leave the busker who brings it to you hangin'...
« Last Edit: Dec 22nd, 2005, 4:22am by Stegfucius » Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #34 on: Jan 2nd, 2006, 7:17pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Well, the loss of our sponsor didn't seem all too "inspirational" to the masses,... at least not at the moment.
 
...
 
BUT, here on the first "business" day of 2006, the New Year got kicked off nicely by one of the regular supporters of our effort(s) here on "the Gridiron", now THREE-time donor,... (drum roll, please) KillerKingSting a.k.a. Bill Owens! His cumulative donations come real close to covering, for example, a year's worth of my news feed costs. We've been up and running for almost three and a half years now and even though that might not sound like a lot, it makes me feel a little bit good when I think of finances in terms of chunks like that. On the other hand, it should also send everybody a wake-up call as to how hard the costs for this site hit my (full-time graduate student/part-time worker) wallet. Look, I'd rather be "in debted" to you all, my fellow Gridironers, each a little bit, and optimistically observe the cup as half-full and continually and constantly filling and being replenished as this thing slowly, but surely climbs towards becoming what appears on the horizon to be a full-fledged business enterprise (made in the image of a(n "anthropically", my made-up word) "right-minded" model, mind you), which will allow me to in turn give back in this back-and-forth mutual exchange of ours, than be further "in debt" with my monolith credit cards, each in big chunks, and pessimistically observe the cup as half-empty with water merely trickling in on rare occasion (and often only after I've held out and giggled my virtually empty coffee can) and a venture ever so slowly grinding apparently and hopefully forward, but perhaps to an eventual, inevitable and unfortunate halt, grinding me (and my finances) up in the process and leaving us all without "the Gridiron" in the end. ... Bill, with his annual donations, gives me hope. I believe that they show not only that he "gets" what I am doing here on "the Gridiron", but also how I am going about it, and truly appreciates it all... to the degree that he makes sure he is doing his part to keep the site alive and, moreover, well (as in making some sort of stride forward every year). Bill, the fact that you "get" what I am up to here and, evidently, see the goodness in it all means so much to me. Your MUCH APPRECIATED financial contributions truly help this guy of VERY modest financial means (but) who's trying to "make it happen" here (nevertheless) in a substantial way AND are a substantive (read, NOT lip-service) way of making all of the aforementioned absolutely clear to me. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Isn't it nice to think that with this simple action you've made my day? You've "got" it! You "made the day", so to speak, for a guy who contributes to "making your day" (to some small degree) all year round... with such a simple, and yet very proper gesture (and, surely, it is NOT just Bill's days that I am "making" all year round). Doesn't that alone make donating "worth" it???
« Last Edit: Jan 3rd, 2006, 4:37am by Stegfucius » Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #35 on: Jan 4th, 2006, 3:53am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

WOW,... I collected my mail tonight and got a HUGE PLEASANT surprise. An old member and friend, kidcrash a.k.a. Brad George, who just returned after a hiatus of over a year, which, mind you, was remarkable enough, steps right back up to the plate with a solid donation. I mean this was so unexpected. Soon after returning, he did ask me for my address, but under a total pretense. I did not think it was because he wanted to send me a contribution. Getting this so soon after Bill's, actually for a moment, had me hearkening to It's a Wonderful Life. ...
 
You know I've come to know most of the donors well, and there are surely nuances in reasoning behind each of your gifts, consistent with the unique relationship I've built with each of you, respectively. Brad's a guy who, I believe, comes at things from a particularly noteworthy angle. Over and above having enjoyed the site,... on a higher level than you'd expect in this sterile cyberspace we float around in, I think he "gets" me as a person and likes me the person and not just "the Gridiron" guy, though that is surely how he came to know me, and really just wants to help me the person accomplish my goals with what happens to be this site, and I think this kind of donation is proof in the pudding of that. It's surely NOT because of what he's gotten out of the site over the past 15 or so months. This is a guy to whom I want to humbly say, "Thank you, Brad, for helping me."
 
Now, Brad,... stick around, brother! Over and above your , I... we need you THE PERSON and the positive energy you bring to "the Gridiron".
« Last Edit: Jan 4th, 2006, 3:54am by Stegfucius » Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #36 on: Jan 8th, 2006, 9:04pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Double J, the Jamo, the Jamester, Walker Boh a.k.a. Jamie Josko coming through yet again with a little scratch to help the site press onward and upward.  Jamie, you already are a big help to me with running the GBRFL2 stats.  That alone is of substantive and invaluable assistance...  You frequent the main boards, join in on most site activities, have given before, you are now a THREE-time donor, (that's three thumbs up) and have also gotten the "good word" about the site out and are responsible for bringing in a number of solid members.  That's the kind of word of mouth a small site, growing needs.  You are a guy whose impact is largely behind the scenes, like in donating, like in getting people to come over and sign up, like in running the stats for the GBRFL2.  You get little credit relative to the impact you really have.  But, know that all that you do stands you in good stead with me, my friend. ... ... Oh, and by the way, the fact that you are also a doesn't hurt matters. ...
Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #37 on: Feb 10th, 2006, 3:01am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

IMPORTANT!!!  IMPORTANT!!!  IMPORTANT!!!
 
Something important to note regarding donating to "the Gridiron"...  I would NOT even ask you all, no less hound you all, about (the importance of) giving BACK to the site if I did not want to "grow" the site.  I would just put up some sort of donations link (something I did not even have for the longest time) and leave it at that.  I mean,... philosophically, I do think that giving BACK/returning the favor should be the mindset of the user, especially of a little ma-'n-pa, corner-store site like this, but I wouldn't push it if all I wanted from this venture was a little hobby site.  The bottom line is that my incessant reminders about having the right attitude toward the site and wanting to give BACK and return the favor is absolutely consistent with my goal of wanting to "grow" the site.  I suppose it's my way of perpetuating the cycle, which the goal is to, little-by-little, widen the "diameter" of.  Furthermore, I seek to provide opportunity for people.  That's why I am always harping on the "co-op" mentality.  The "little" guys can accomplish "BIG" things only if they pull (their resources) together.  At any rate, all this is why I have been, especially in the more remote past when there actually were dudes who actually had the gall to ask me about such matters, vague regarding site expenses.  First of all, bottom, bottom line, those expenses have to be considered against my personal finances, mind you, those of a very soon-to-be (eh-hem ) 35-year-old guy who has returned to graduate school full-time and, thus, only works part-time, who has had to financially take care of his mother and whose wife, being a Korean expatriate, has very limited employment value here in the States even though she has rather high earning power in her home country, having worked her last two jobs in the executive offices of Shell and British Petroleum.  This should not be a picture I should have to paint any more precisely than that.  But, furthermore, the point really is that I am not merely looking to cover expenses with the donations.  I am looking to "grow" the site.  I'm not looking for dudes to go, "Okay.  We've met Steg's bottom line for the year.  We can now stop giving."  And, mind you, all this is not even to mention the time I put in.  In any event, to really make the kind of strides I want to make, such as paying my writers, technical upgrades, "off-site" productions, running pay GBRFL and CBFL leagues, etc., etc., we're talking in the ballpark of a $50,000 shot in the arm. That's A LOT, I understand.  So, let's put it this way, to take one significant step toward all that, I'm thinking like $10,000. Now, mind you, I'm not looking for the current (potential set of) donors to support "the Gridiron" to such degrees.  Why I bring this up... is that some, myself included, mind you, may think, "You're this close, Steg.  Stop with this dink-and-dunk donations BS and just go get yourself a business loan, and shift it into high-gear," after all, the one thing I do have is pretty good credit.  Well, yous got to know... I just can't do that.  As per the above, my finances are extremely precarious:  I've got student loans out the wazoo, growing practically exponentially every year, fairly significant credit card debt, a widowed 70-year-old mother fighting to get back into the workforce because of her own financial woes that I am, as an only child, still helping with (somehow), and, mind you, no "family", currently or on the horizon, to show for it (so, please, anybody who talks to me on occasion, no more questions regarding when Gino and I anticipate having our first child).  That's, at least, the long and short of it.  So, I do all I can do,... take a couple baby steps every year... while continually operating in the red... and watching other "better-funded" (but not necessarily "better") sites (potentially) motor past me.  Ultimately, it's all good.  I have spoken in confidence with people who have become my "right-hand men" here on the site, and I've said all along that we're a freight train bearin' down on the rest, but "our time" will probably not come for eight to ten years (from August 2002 when I opened shop, that is).  The impetus behind this post at this time, though, is, besides, of course, once again stressing the importance of donations in general, a rather BIG project that's been in the works here for over a year now, one that could in '07 lead to the kind of revenue I mentioned above ($10,000 to $50,000) and really jump-start "the future" here.  The way things are going in my life right now, however, I am pretty sure I am going to need monetary assistance to, at least, "jump-start it" or, perhaps, "make it happen", period (either that or serious "cold sales" assistance,... but NOBODY wants to do that,... right? ... ).  I will post all of the details soon, so, please, be on the lookout for a thread regarding this "big project" here on "the Sidelines" sometime over the next month or so (hopefully).
 
IMPORTANT!!!  IMPORTANT!!!  IMPORTANT!!!
Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #38 on: Jun 13th, 2006, 4:57pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Boy,... with the lack of donations and the (almost inevitable) demise of the magazine project (for this year) and in light of past posts during times when donations were rolling in telling me how donations are an indication that I am doing a good job 'round here, I was starting to wonder if, perhaps, I'm not anymore... I know that I, like any of you, I'm sure, would not want to continue doing something I didn't think I was doing well.  I try really hard around here...  I hope the day never comes when I('m in a position to) feel I'm not cutting the mustard anymore... That said, I was starting to think what the dearth of donations (coupled with the demise of the magazine) was telling me.  I don't ask for much...  I never was to charge membership fees or sell my site out to obnoxious advertisers...  I just know that, even with the one sponsor we have that I had to (unnecessarily) bust my ass to re-retain (as you all should recall), as site costs slowly but steadily increase, if donations go down, that means I'll be spending more and more and, deep-down, I know that ain't gonna fly...
 
BUT, alas, someone did step up and offer me a BIG "substantive" pat on the back.  The only thing, though, is, he's already the most active contributing member on the site.  He's done articles and team reports, already made healthy donations, and is on the brink of "moving up to the next belt" if you follow!  Heck, a fifth to a tenth of his very own donation here should go right back to him!  All of that having been said, he's given me this fantastic donation and, besides its helping me with costs, he's made my day and reassured me that I am doing a pretty darn good job 'round this joint!!!  So, more than anything, frankly speaking, THANK YOU, Philster a.k.a. Jeff West for brightening my morning, especially at a time when I was losing a little hope!!!
Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #39 on: Jul 5th, 2006, 9:05pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

TWO thumbs up this time!!! As the days to "the BIG hit" count down, one donor, GBRFLer Drew Rosenhouse a.k.a. Mark Hahn, kicks it up a notch to the "two-timer" level, and our list of contributors grows by another, cwhams a.k.a. Charles Hamilton. I want to thank you both for stepping up to the plate at this time when I so need it. The old credit card is about to take yet another SLAM, and I appreciate those of you who step up and are willing to take some of the brunt. The first BIG SLAM actually came in May, and I was dismayed at the dearth of assistance I received at that time. This, though, is the BIGGER hit and, moreover, is for a most fundamental need of ours, our web hosting. So, Mark, Charles, I applaud you both for seeing the need and substantively doing what you reasonably could to help!!! Thank you both for the tangible assistance and, even more so, the intangible appreciation of my efforts it conveys! Your contributions have made my day!
 
If you too want to be a "difference-maker" on "the Gridiron", check out the following page:
 
http://www.fantasyfootballer.com/donate.htm.
« Last Edit: Jul 5th, 2006, 9:06pm by Stegfucius » Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #40 on: Jul 6th, 2006, 8:07pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

My day hath been made yet again!!!  If each of you only knew how good these donations made me feel because they are a "substantive" reflection of the deep appreciation you have of my efforts,... ... I am sure you all would step right up!  So, by all means, use your imaginations...  Become part of the group of people who make my day... in return for my site's being apart of yours all year round!  And, make a "substantive" impact on the site you claim to love...  ANYWAY, this time the go out to GBRFLer DB a.k.a. Dave Bohrer for a TREMENDOUSLY generous monetary gift!!! There was MUCH appreciation shown here, especially in light of his wife and he having their first babba-room-babba just a week or so ago!  You do what you can, and he did,... and I MUCH appreciate it!!!  Thank you, Dave, for appreciating the site and "giving ME a hand",... so to speak! ... I hope more decide to follow your lead...
 
By the way, the list of current and past site donors can also be viewed via the initial post of this thread:
 
http://www.fantasyfootballer.com/cgi-bin/theGridiron/YaBB.cgi?board=58;a ction=display;num=1068780634;start=0.
 
Thank you to you all, especially those who help year in and year out!!!
Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #41 on: Jul 7th, 2006, 9:06pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

And,... a THIRD day in a row the sun shines down on "the Gridiron", this time courtesy of our one and only Cheryl Wall a.k.a. Callie!  It just came in the mail today!  Once again, a very GENEROUS contribution... from someone who already gives so much in the way of team reports, thoughtful posts and participation. To be honest with yous, I REALLY needed the pick-me-up...  We are still without internet access at home, and when I went to pack up and head home from the computer station here at school yesterday afternoon, I realized I was missing my keys...  I immediately remembered where I had left them, in the nearby bathroom two hours prior on my way in.  RAN there,... BUT... NO! So, since signing off with my last post yesterday,... I've been rather frantic and in a pretty beat frame of mind (still am).  I've overturned every rock, called every possible outlet... to no avail.  Some weirdo is out there with all MY keys, car, new place, etc.  Doubt if it will amount to anything... except the major inconvenience I endured yesteday...  I have duplicates of every one of them, so... it looks like I'll have to make yet another set... It just stinks to think that someone would do that, and I just can't help beating myself up... ... So, Callie, it was nice receiving this today... though I knew it was coming...  So,... if anyone wants to make me feel really better with a surprise contribution, PLEASE go right ahead... and follow this FOUR-time donor's lead...  That's right!!!  You read it right!!!  Cheryl has become our official FIRST-ever FOUR-TIME donor!!!  That's two thumbs up squared... Now, THAT's makin' "a difference"!!! Check it out yourself:
 
http://www.fantasyfootballer.com/donate.htm!!!
 
It's a thing of beauty! It tells me loud-n-clear that my efforts here are appreciated!!!  Means A LOT coming from someone who's an integral part of that effort, no less!!!
Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #42 on: Jul 9th, 2006, 8:21pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Well,... three days straight and four people showing me their appreciation in a straightforward, substantive way,... that's pretty good.  Was hopin' you guys would surprise me with some 20 spots (or whatever is affordable for you) to keep the string going...  Oh well...
Logged
MordecaiCourage
Guest

Email

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #43 on: Jul 9th, 2006, 9:37pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify Remove Remove

on Jul 9th, 2006, 8:21pm, StegRock wrote:
Well,... three days straight and four people showing me their appreciation in a straightforward, substantive way,... that's pretty good. Was hopin' you guys would surprise me with some 20 spots (or whatever is affordable for you) to keep the string going... Oh well...

 
Surprise
Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #44 on: Jul 9th, 2006, 10:18pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

on Jul 9th, 2006, 9:37pm, MordecaiCourage wrote:
Surprise

 
And, with just a couple hours left (EST), THE STREAK IS KEPT ALIVE!!!  We made it to four days in a row of donations!!! MC here steps up to the plate, does what's within his power to do to chip in and help out "the cause"... and,... well,... the old Stegger keep the show runnin' here! Was it the biggest donation I've ever received? Not necessarily... Maybe it was! Ultimately, though, if everybody stepped up and did what he did here once or twice a year, we'd REALLY be cookin'...
 
So,... is there anyone else here willing to step up and make the Stegger's day, keep the streak alive, and help foot the costs of running this joint, and maybe even help push us finally into the green where REAL strides can be made???
« Last Edit: Jul 9th, 2006, 10:29pm by Stegfucius » Logged
steelkings
Guest

Email

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #45 on: Jul 10th, 2006, 11:40am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify Remove Remove

Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #46 on: Jul 10th, 2006, 7:31pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Well,... well,... well...  BW a.k.a. Jim O'Dell AND sk a.k.a. Todd Webster take it upon themselves to EXTEND the streak to FIVE DAYS!!! ... Might we be "on the brink" here of lift-off???  Between this and our member count going through the roof here lately,... me thinks we just might be leaving the "T-minus" stage behind us and heading into "lift-off"!
 
Again, just to put this all into perspective...
 
If just 100 members contributed a measly $10 each per year to the effort, we'd just about be covering overhead costs (this, of course, is not factoring in my or anybody's "time",... but, hey,... it wouldn't be bad)...  If (after a while) that grew to just 200 members contributing (around the lower-end of what people are these days) just $20 per year, we'd be covering overhead... and HAVE OUR MAGAZINE!  That's the "reality" that's within our grasp!!!
 
Also, I have made mention, most notably on this thread http://www.fantasyfootballer.com/cgi-bin/theGridiron/YaBB.cgi?board=58;a ction=display;num=1107456609, of what it takes to be the "real deal" on "the Gridiron @FantasyFootballer.com"...  And, while posting regularly on our main three boards, doing fantasy-specific team reports or FF articles, and getting the word out in the regular course of your lives (#'s 1, 2, and 4 on that page linked to there) are all ways of making the site and our effort here "what it IS," making (even just modest) financial contributions (as outlined above) is what will determine "what WILL COME of our beloved site and project here," "what it WILL BECOME" as opposed to just "what it is" at present.  So, while I, of course, value each and every little thing people do to help make this place and the project that drives it what it is, donations are what make the difference in the long run.  So, over and above cash being cash, which, of course, is nice in and of itself, ... but isn't merely what I'm after here, mind you,... in this sense that is what will drive the future of FantasyFootballer.com combined with the "substantive" appreciation of the site and, as such, my efforts donations show me, of the four outlined ways of "contributing" to the site donating is far-and-away #1.  So, to recap this IMPORTANT information, there are three levels (I've covered above) that donations "help" the effort and "affect" my mindset:  1) at the bottom level, cash is cash, which is cool in and of itself; it pays for stuff; 2) donations show "substantive" appreciation of the site and ME, which inspires me to press on with "the Gridiron" project; 3) donations are what will, at least early on, determine the future of FantasyFootballer.com and perhaps the futures of some individuals.  BUT, there is actually a fourth level, which may be the MOST important, i.e. represent the "BIGGEST picture":  4) donations indicate that people are buying into (quite literally, I suppose) that CO-OP mindset I harp on as being the BEST path to (BIG-time) success open to us.
 
The reason I wanted to get this out there here and now is because, as I stated above, we may just be in or at least VERY close to "lift-off" (to the next level).  And, what I want to make sure everybody understands is that faithfully posting to our main three boards on a regular basis, writing for the site, and/or getting the "good word" about "the Gridiron" out to the masses in your daily lives ARE NOT substitutes for making financial contributions!  If that is the impression you've been working under, consider yourself, as of this post, disabused of that notion.  As I've outlined in detail above, making a donation, especially at this point in the ballgame where we are about to enter our fifth year, is by far the single BEST way to make the GREATEST impact on what we're doing here, and it is only natural that that is how it is going to weigh in my mind (again, at this stage of the ballgame).
 
Anyway, BIG KUDOS to Jim and Todd for not waiting to the last minute, mind you, to extend our donations streak to FIVE DAYS!!!

 
Is a "DAY 6" in the cards???
Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #47 on: Jul 11th, 2006, 6:53pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

on Jul 10th, 2006, 7:31pm, StegRock wrote:
Is a "DAY 6" in the cards???

 
IT IS!!! And, our list of donors grows longer with this one... Oakland4life a.k.a. Kevin Anderson steps up with a healthy first donation! Thank you, man! As many of our donors are, you have been a welcomed contributor. Your posts on the boards are insightful, kind and courteous, just what I want "the Gridiron" to be about, and your work last season on the FF-specific team report for one of your team's most hated rivals, the Chiefs, is solid. This financial assistance is the icing on the cake,... BUT, as I outline in my post right above, while from the perspective of you it is icing, from the perspective of the site it is batter!!! ...
 
I must say that I'm loving seeing this co-op mentality take... If this continues, we'll be well on our way come '07. On the note of continuing this,...
 
...is "DAY 7", i.e. "ONE WEEK", i.e. "WEEK 1", possible??? Who's going to make it happen??? (Just as a side note, I considered, just for a milisecond, holding Todd's donation of yesterday back to keep things going today if need be,... but conscience kicked in and the old Stegger opted to "keep it real", and, lo and behold, no need.  ...  It's ultimately better and more satisfying that way, anyway. In life, there really is no faking success.)
« Last Edit: Jul 11th, 2006, 6:55pm by Stegfucius » Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #48 on: Jul 12th, 2006, 6:59pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

I AM speechless...  You guys are leaving me speechless... Today, the SEVENTH day in this incredible "streak" we're experiencing here and making for ONE FULL WEEK of donations has been covered by one, Chumpzilla a.k.a. Ray Matty, who is now the second to join the ranks of FOUR-time donors! ... Ray, and all you guys and gals who have thus far stepped up during this run, my humble appreciation cannot really be captured adequately in words.  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you! ... Another day made in the Stegeman household...  Will anybody step up yet again and make Steg's tomorrow and make for an eighth day of the streak???
Logged
Stegfucius
Philosopher King
of Fantasy Football
Site Administrator
GBRFLer
Champ - '94, '99, '02, '04

*****




I love ''the Gridiron''!

   
View Profile WWW Email

Posts: 18970

Back to top

Re: Site Donors
« Reply #49 on: Jul 13th, 2006, 6:17am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Well, thanks to Rammin' Rick Gould, our esteemed member and Rams correspondent rickgpin, another donation has just been processed to get "Day Eight" of "the streak" out of the way early... for you guys back on the east coast at least, just after midnight for me out here in the middle of the Pacific.  This has been a tremendous experience for me.  The "substantive" appreciation I'm being shown is overwhelming. Here it is the day I have to pay the biggest and most important of our bills and we are on "DAY EIGHT STRAIGHT" of this run of donations!  I am happy, but I, too, am humbled. Thank you, Rick!
 
I can't imagine that a "Day Nine" might be possible...
Logged
Pages: 1 2 3 4  ...  8 Reply Reply Notify of replies Notify of replies Send Topic Send Topic Print Print

Previous topic|Next topic

Fantasyfootballer.com's Gridiron » Powered by YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.1!
YaBB 2000-2002,
Xnull. All Rights Reserved.

Most smilies provided by "MySmilies.com", "Jason's Smiley Collection" or "Clicksmilies.com".
"the Gridiron" Copyright 2002-2016 - Product of FantasyFootballer.com. All rights reserved.