I guarantee you I am the worst salesman on the planet. Nevertheless, I'm going to post something like this a couple of times per year. Now seems as good a time as any.
If you get some use and/or enjoyment out of this site or the blog, consider making a contribution. As you probably know, your contribution entitles you to sponsor pages at the site. If you click around, you'll see that lots of player pages and team pages (like this one and this one, for example) are sponsored by businesses with traditional text ads. But lots of pages are also sponsored by individuals who simply want to contribute to pro-football-reference and put a personal message on a particular page. You can see a few examples here, here, and this one that I sponsored on behalf of my Sooner-loving friend.
After I pay the site's expenses, I donate all additional sponsorship revenue to charity. I elaborate a bit on the reasons why I do this and the current charity that p-f-r supports on this page. Here is the short version:
Like most people, I've always had a vague general sense that people should use their time and talents to help people and support good causes. Also like a lot of people, I have allowed that vague general sense to remain too vague and general. My time and talent (such as they are) have created a site with a small amount of revenue-generating potential, and for several years now I've had it in the back of my mind that I ought to use that time, talent, and effort (which I'm using anyway) to help out a good cause.
About a year ago, I finally started doing it, and P-F-R raised about $3000 for charity last year. I hope it raises a lot more this year. As a special deal for blog readers for the next few days, if you contribute some money and send me an email telling me you read about it here at the p-f-r blog, I'll match your contribution with an additional 50%. So if you donate $20, I'll throw an additional 10 virtual bucks into your account so you can sponsor $30 worth of pages. This page explains the logistics of how to set up an account and sponsor pages.
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