nygreporter Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary at Midnight!

March 5, 2011

NEW YORK – What a crazy year it has been in the world of sports. I can’t believe we have been up and running for a full year already. I was trying to get our readers an interview with a Giants player for this special occasion and got very lucky, because I have one of the best players on the team answering a few questions for us. I will publish the article tomorrow (Sunday 3-6-11) of an interview I had with a “surprise” New York Giants player (he has since been revealed as WR Steve Smith). I suggest you all come back tomorrow and see who it is that I’m talking about. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Hopefully, we will be able to get more interviews now with Giants players and coaches. I know these are exactly the types of articles Giants fans want to read with their coffee in the morning or at home at night. Some of the other writers here like Josh and Saulo, have been with the website since we first went live. Others such as Andrew joined us last year. I would like to say thank you for all of your contributions and as always guys, I look forward to reading your next articles. What a strange journey it has been to get us here today. At the stroke of midnight tonight it will be one year.

Things will continue to get interesting during the next few weeks with the upcoming NFL Draft, The CBA talks (extended another week), free agency and trades. We will be here to cover it all and give our unique perspective on the team. When Saulo takes a moment from his world travels and gets on his laptop, he usually blesses us with an informed article. We need to read more from Saulo! When Josh isn’t studying for mid-terms or finals, he also blesses our readers with well thought out stories concerning the current state of Big Blue. I am sure we will see more of Josh over the summer. Andrew has been busy lately but he also gives us a great perspective on the team through his work. Thank you once again writers for all that you do and thanks especially to all of our readers who are making nygreporter a respectable family friendly website. We have not wavered from our clean chat policy or managing a safe environment for sports fans.

If any of our readers have a website suggestion, please feel free to leave a comment below. You do not need to be a member of nygreporter (although we hope you will become a member) to leave a comment but you do have to have a wordpress account. To become an nygreporter member, make a wordpress account, then make a separate account for nygreporter.com on wordpress. You can also subscribe to our email list or RSS feed if you prefer. We are always open to hearing new ideas about projects our readers might like to share and we always encourage participation.

Here are some of the more interesting things that happened during the past year.

- Getting to do our first big time interview with New York Giants WR Steve Smith, Steve Smith Interview 3/6/11, nygreporter Edition 0001

- Being a “featured” blog on Giants.com and working towards developing a partnership, Giants.com features nygreporter on their Website

- The shout out we got from Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger on NJ.com for correctly picking the final score of a game. Here is a link to the story and video, Mike Garafolo Gives nygreporter a Shout Out on NJ.com

- Attending the New York Giants 2010 NFL training camp at the University of Albany. Here is a link to the pics, Images

- Going on the “Eisen’s Insight Live” podcast and talking Giants football with Michael Eisen and John Schmeelk. Listen for “Robert from New York” at the 16 minute mark of the show. Here is a link to the podcast, NYGReporter Calls “Eisen’s Insight LIVE” on Giants.com

- Doing the LIVE updates for the 2010 NFL Draft on the Giants via nygreporter, New York Giants 2010 NFL Draft RECAP

- Calling the “Mike Francesa Show” and talking football with Mike while he was at Giants training camp in Albany. No links are available but it was a good 5 minute talk about the Giants defense.

- Getting involved with multiple charities and promoting their causes on our website, American Red CrossWounded Warrior ProjectA Walk To BelieveA Journey for 9/11

- COMING SOON: We are working on a partnership that will allow nygreporter.com to sell New York Giants merchandise. We will ONLY promote New York Giants products on our website.

Feel free to leave your comments below, we would love to hear from some of our readers. Once again, thank you to the Giants community for all of your support.

RD – nygreporter.com – 1 year anniversary 3-6-11

Please support the Eric LeGrand charity walk this June 4, 2011! Check it out at http://www.awalktobelieve.org


New York Giants and Red Cross Team Up for Charity

December 15, 2010

NEW YORK – The New York Giants have teamed up with the American Red Cross for their second annual blood drive. Fans who want to help out can go to New Meadowlands stadium this Saturday December 18, 2010 at 7 AM EST – 2 PM EST. This is a great charity the G-men have become involved with and they will be giving out a special T-shirt to all blood donors. Six fans will also be randomly selected to win an autographed football. Not too bad at all huh fans?

Fans will also have access to the Legacy Club in the stadium and have a chance to mingle with Giants alumni members. There are five former Giants players scheduled to appear at the event. Those players include Joe Morris, Howard Cross, Bart Oates, Sean Landetta and Karl Nelson. What a great opportunity to meet these guys and get a photo or autograph from them. I encourage all Giants fans who are able to make it out to the stadium Saturday to do so and lend a hand for a great charity.

There is a link below to the website where they ask fans to make an appointment because there are a limited number of appointments available due to time restrictions. So be sure to click the link below and do what you can for the American Red Cross and New York Giants organization.

RD – nygreporter.com

PLEASE SUPPORT THE NEW YORK GIANTS AND RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE!!


NYG Reporter Gives Support to the American Red Cross

April 12, 2010

As of April 12, 2010, the NYG Reporter fully supports and promotes the American Red Cross on our website. You can find a link to the site on the right side bottom. I have personally done volunteer work for the Red Cross during the 2005 hurricane season (Wilma) in South Florida and another time in the late 1990′s. I know what it feels like to have no power, electricity or water for two weeks. Disaster relief and preparedness are things that no one generally thinks about until it’s too late. I would urge all Americans to have a proper kit ready for all disaster type situations. One of our community leaders Saulo Padua, who is practicing law in Brazil, just recently experienced first hand what the devastating storms can do. Brazil was hit very hard last week. Hopefully, Saulo can leave a comment here and tell us a little about what he has seen there. The Red Cross was founded in 1881 and has been helping with disaster relief for 129 years.

It doesn’t take much to contribute to the American Red Cross. The socialvibe company has made it even more simple to donate some time to them. If you click the American Red Cross banner on the bottom right hand side of the screen, it shows you that all you need to do, is spend some time (literally) looking around as a donation. It’s very simple and shows a “counter” with exactly how many minutes are being donated by those browsing. Everyone who checks out the American Red Cross from the NYG Reporter site will counted but not named, with respect to our community privacy policy. We will select a new charity to support every three months. It doesn’t mean we longer support the previously posted charity, it just means we are giving some other charities a chance to be promoted. We will settle on four charities to support and promote them seasonally. The American Red Cross is the first to be chosen but not the last.

I urge all parents and people alike, to take the time to make a disaster preparedness plan. Every home should have a small bag with the following items in it. Keep this bag in a place where you know it will always be ready to go if something should happen. Going over a “what to do if…” scenario with children and spouses. It takes one night of sitting and talking. Having the bag ready to go, takes a lot of thinking out of the process when trying getting back to normal. The thing with a disaster is you never really know what you are going to need, until you need it.

Here is the link to the American Red Cross website: http://www.redcross.org/

The NYG Reporter Disaster Preparedness Starter List:

1. Two Flashlights with extra batteries.

2. Hand Crank Weather Radio, no batteries needed.

3. Can Opener

4. Lighters/Matches

5. Water (as much as possible)

6. Leatherman Tool/Small Knife

7. Candles – enough for one week

8. First Aid Kit/Medications – size depends on actual family size

9. Bottle of Aspirin

10. Snack Bars – a couple of small boxes, granola, protein.

11. Hand Sanitizer – a couple of small bottles

12. State Map, Notebook and Pens

13. Canned Food (7) Jar of Coffee (1)

14. Important Papers Copies. Family and Friends contact information. Hand written copies of all phone numbers, email and home addresses.

15. Nylon Duffle Bag – weatherproof and large enough to carry all of your items. Extra Set of Keys.

SUPPORT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS TODAY!

RD – NYGReporter.com


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