The "8888" in the name is not what some people may think. When Eric was picking the name for the channel, he had his tour in Iraq on his mind as it was his biggest accomplishment at the time. "Iraqveteran" was taken of course, so he added "88" - the number of his favorite race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr- but that was also unavailable. He then added "8888" and it was available, and it stuck. Had he known then what he knows now, he would have picked a different name.