News desk reporter and WWE columnist/podcast host at FanRag Sports since August 2016. Stony Brook grad.
Alex joined FanRag Sports in October 2014 as a college football columnist and breaking news writer. A graduate from Eastern Illinois, he enjoys long walks to the fridge and alternate jerseys. He doesn't trust anyone that likes yellow Starburst and swears that he will be reincarnated as an NHL third-line winger.
Joe Nocco is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, born and raised in the New York area. Previously a contributor to SB Nation, Football.com and his own website titled Joe Nocco Sports, among others, Nocco has experience covering a variety of sports having specialized in content surrounding the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB. You can follow Nocco at @JoeNoccoFRS on Twitter.
The Associated Press is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City that operates as a cooperative, unincorporated association.
Matthew Schmidt is a life-long sports fan who was born and raised in New Jersey, which makes the fact that he is a Celtics and Marlins fan kind of peculiar. Don't worry; he likes the Giants in football, so his New Jersey roots have not been completely tarnished. You can also find his work at Bleacher Report and Baseline Banter.
Raphielle has been writing about college sports for more than a decade for multiple outlets, including NBC Sports. Focuses have included game recaps, columns, features and recruiting stories. A native of the Northeast, he now calls Pac-12 country home. Raphielle can be followed on Twitter at @raphiellej.
Beginning a sports-writing foray in his fourth state, Sam is a Kansas City product living in Cleveland. He’s worked as a full-time reporter and editor at daily newspapers, covering everything from Kansas City Chiefs training camp to national championship games to high school girls’ water polo. This occupation gave him the opportunity to win several awards and enabled treks to majestic locales like Mankato, Minn., Bakersfield, Calif., and Florence, Ala. In addition to the NFL, which Sam writes about for FanRag Sports and ProFootballRumors.com, he’s a fan of boxing, track and field and Nicolas Cage movies. He also covers high school sports for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. And he’s just as shocked as you are that the Royals have a bandwagon. You can find him on Twitter @SRobinson25.
Dave Holcomb has covered numerous sports at the high school, college and professional levels since 2011. In 2014, he received his first full-time opportunity at The Sports Network to cover fantasy sports for the MLB, NBA, NFL & NHL. Holcomb was a finalist for the FSWA Hockey Writer of the Year & Basketball Writer of the Year awards in 2014. In August of 2015, he joined the team at FanRag sports. He hopes to continue to share his passion and love for sports, real and fantasy, with all readers. Holcomb presently acts as a Fantasy Football columnist & AFC East beat writer at Today's Pigskin, a New York Islanders/Pittsburgh Penguins beat writer & Fantasy Hockey columnist at Today's Slapshot, a Syracuse Orange beat writer at Today's U and Fantasy Baseball columnist at Today's Knuckleball.
Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via ITunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.
Jordy McElroy is a writer and MMA athlete currently residing in the beautiful state of Tennessee. Born in Wurzburg, Germany, his early years were spent as a military brat traveling the world with his family. An unwavering passion for both fighting and journalism has helped this once small time writer achieve mainstream status. His articles have generated over 11 million reads, along with several being featured on the front page of CNN.com and FoxSports.com. He is currently training and preparing for his first MMA fight.
Jon Heyman is an MLB Insider for Today's Knuckleball, featuring breaking news, information and his Inside Baseball column, which appears on TodaysKnuckleball.com every Thursday. Heyman also has been an insider at MLB Network since the channel launched in 2009 and is a regular contributor to WFAN in New York, where he appears weekly on the Joe and Evan Show and previously appeared on the Mike and the Mad Dog Show. He also appears on WSCR in Chicago, WBZ-FM in Boston and the Petros and Money Show on Fox in Los Angeles. Heyman comes to FanRag Sports from CBSSports.com, where he worked for five years and wrote the popular Inside Baseball notes column. Before going to CBS, Heyman worked for five years at Sports Illustrated and SI.com, where he was a senior writer and started an Inside Baseball Column. Heyman worked for 16 years at Newsday in New York, where he was the Yankees beat writer, a baseball columnist and finally a general sports columnist. Heyman started his career at the Moline (Ill.) Daily Dispatch, then moved to the Los Angeles Copley Newspapers (Torrance Daily Breeze and Santa Monica Outlook) before going to Newsday. Heyman at one time also served as a national baseball writer for The Sporting News. Heyman is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. The Santa Fe, N.M. native grew up in Cedarhurst, N.Y., on Long Island.
Kristian Ibarra is the lead MMA writer for the FanRag Sports Network. He also serves as the evening news desk editor. He graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism and a minor in rhetoric and writing studies. His work has been featured on Bleacher Report, FOX Sports San Diego and the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Kelly Scaletta is an assistant editor for Today's Fastbreak and Today's Pigskin. He has also written for Bleacher Report, BBallBreakdown, Vantage Sports, SportsNet, the Cauldron and others. You might not always agree with him, but he does.
Ryan is a husband, father, graduate of Penn State University, and a full-time sports writer. He has seen his work published or linked by the Chicago Tribune, Sports on Earth, MLB.com, Baseball Prospectus, and several others. Ryan currently writes for FanRagSports, The Sporting News, and The Cheat Sheet. You can follow him on twitter at @RyanQDavis.
NHL Insiders. 17-year digital media hockey career includes a combined decade online with Sportsnet and ESPN.
Jack Winter loves the extra pass, is skeptical of individual rebounding totals, and knows basketball has never been better than it is right now. He's the former deputy editor of DIME Magazine, and has also contributed to ESPN and Bleacher Report. Catch him on twitter at @armstrongwinter, but don't expect any hot takes.
Jason is the Managing Editor of FanRag Sports' NBA coverage and also contributes words about the Chicago Bulls at SB Nation's Blog a Bull. He grew up a Chicago sports fan, and his first vivid sports memory was of John Paxson beating the Phoenix Suns in the 1993 NBA Finals. You can follow him on Twitter @Bulls_Jay
Franklin Steele is the assistant editor and featured writer of FanRag Sports' NHL side. He also covers the WWE for FRSSLAM.com. Steele, who joined FanRag Sports in October 2013, has been watching and playing hockey since the age of 6. His work has also appeared on TheHockeyWriters.com, FanSided.com and Bleacher Report. All told, he has more than 3,000 bylines to his name and more than six million people have read his work since 2011. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @FranklinSteele (NHL) and @SteeleTheHeel (WWE).
Can also be found writing about tennis at FanRag Sports (www.fanragsports.com/author/tjocz/) and TV at Hidden Remote (hiddenremote.com/author/tjocz/).
Jaime Eisner is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Jaime is a director of content and growth for FanRag Sports. Prior to his current position, Jaime began as a writer for FanRag Sports’ Today’s Slapshot before becoming the Today’s Pigskin site manager. Jaime has also written for MLB.com, Arizona Sports, KTAR, SB Nation and Arcadia News.
Kyle Crabbs is the founder/Director of Scouting of NDT Scouting Services, a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the lead NFL Draft analyst for the FanRag Sports Network.
Jeff has been writing about sports since the age of 17, and has done everything from breaking and viral news, to original content, to original reporting. He's worked for FOX Sports covering the NFC South, while also being a featured columnist and covering daily fantasy football and basketball for Bleacher Report. Other sites that Jeff has been featured on include SBNation, The Cheat Sheet, RotoWire, The Inquisitr and RotoBaller.
Craig Morgan has covered, professional, college and prep sports in Arizona since 1993. He previously served as a sports staff writer with the Arizona Republic and East Valley Tribune, covering high school sports, Arizona State football and basketball, the Arizona Coyotes and the Phoenix Suns. He later served as deputy sports editor and columnist at the East Valley Tribune. After leaving the newspaper business, he covered the Arizona Cardinals, the NFL, Arizona State football and the Pac-12 for CBSSports.com. In addition to covering ASU and the Coyotes for fanragsports.com, Craig currently serves as the Cardinals and ASU football columnist for ArizonaSports.com, and also covers the Arizona Coyotes for ArizonaSports.com, and ASU athletics for thesundevils.com. He is also a frequent contributor to Phoenix Magazine.
In addition to his work with FanRag Sports, Phillips writes about baseball for Sporting News, is the Managing Editor of USA Today Sports' Jets Wire and is an intern for NJ Advanced Media. Phillips has worked at CNBC & The Bergen Record and has experience with Bleacher Report and The Journal Inquirer. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University and an alumnus of The Setonian. Phillips can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @GaryHPhillips.
Swede who emigrated to America 10+ years ago. Host of FRS' Premier League Podcast. Former producer at ESPN Radio in Bakersfield, CA, now based in Cincinnati, OH. Host of SvenskaFans' NHL podcast (in Swedish). Arizona State University graduate.
Erik was just four years old when he and his grandmother climbed the treacherous steps of The Aud to take perch in the vaunted orange seats. It’s been all downhill from there. The perpetual wave that never crests, his fandom for Buffalo sports has produced a swelling disappointment deep within that can only be released in small increments, such as sarcastic tweets and bitter reaction blogs – lest he unleash a raging flood that would destroy the city. For Buffalo Beauts in-game coverage and defense against the national media for the Buffalo Sabres, check out 716SportsPodcast.com, and for general hockey opinion you can find his musings at BonusHockey.com
Jon Ledyard has been writing about the NFL draft for several years now, and is thrilled to be bringing creative content and unique analysis to NDT Scouting. He lives with his wife Brittany and four-month old daughter Caylee in mid-western Pennsylvania. Jon is also the host of the Locked on NFL Draft and Breaking the Plane podcasts, while covering the Steelers for scout.com. The Office, LOST, weightlifting, ultimate frisbee, grilling, Duke basketball, and all Pittsburgh pro sports teams are his greatest passions.
Mike is an editor and writer at Blueshirt Banter and The Ice Garden where he covers the New York Rangers and women's hockey. There are some things that Mike is relatively good at in life, writing a bio about himself is not one of them. You can follow him at @digdeepbsb on twitter.
Matt Zemek has written about various sports, mostly college football and basketball, for numerous outlets since 2001. He has also served as the editor for multiple sports websites. He splits his time between Seattle and Phoenix.
Marino began his career as the Assistant Editor for USA Today Digital Properties Draft Sites Network in 2011. A member of the FWAA, Marino writes about the NFL, College Football and NFL Draft for FanRag Sports.
Tom West is an NBA writer based in England with a degree in English Language. He currently writes about the league for FanRag Sports and 16 Wins a Ring, and has previously written for FanSided, The Cauldron and served as the editor of Clipperholics for two years, covering the Los Angeles Clippers. When he isn't writing, he'll be on League Pass, watching Nikola Jokic highlights or trying to think of clever tweets.
Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) is a Philadelphia native who's just talkin' about practice. You can also find him at Bleacher Report, BBALLBREAKDOWN, Vantage Sports, Hardwood Paroxysm and Hoop 76 of the TrueHoop Network.
Jonathan Bernhardt lives and works in the Baltimore area. He has previously covered Major League Baseball for Baseball Prospectus, Sports on Earth, VICE Sports, and The Guardian.
Zach Harper is a basketball obsessive with a penchant for outside shooting and high volume scorers. He believes in living life 3-point line to 3-point line. Zach has worked for ESPN, Bleacher Report, and CBS Sports since 2010. He's as interested in exploring the minutiae of the game of basketball as he is in finding the humor in it. Basketball in previous eras was fun, but it's much better now. Embrace change.
Queens, born and raised, Rob got his start in sports media with WHCS, Hunter College's #1 Radio Station. As a Macaulay Honors College and Hunter alum, and a WHCS Hall of Famer, Rob got his start as a staff writer for ProFootballRumors.com, and is a practicing sports agnostic. He writes about the NFL Draft year round, and is the host of the NFL Draft Podcast. Say mean things to him on Twitter @robdire or email him at DraftPodcast@gmail.com
Luke is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he did radio play-by-play for a variety of Sun Devil sports as a student. Since then, he's done extensive on-air radio work in Phoenix, predominantly as the pre and postgame host of Arizona Coyotes hockey. He's been writing about sports for as long as he can remember, most notably as a frequent contributor to ESPN.com's Insider and Rumor Central pages for a few years. He also co-hosts a hockey podcast creatively titled "The Hockey Podcast", that can be found on iTunes and TuneIn.
Ben is a Michigan State student studying journalism from the suburbs of Chicago. He has written for Scout.com covering Michigan State's football team, The State News and WKAR as Michigan State's softball beat reporter. He specializes in the NBA and NBA draft.
Keith P. Smith is a born and bred Bostonian who relocated to Orlando over a decade ago. In addition to covering the Magic for Today's Fastbreak, he writes on the salary cap and CBA for RealGM. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithSmithNBA
Jared is an NBA writer for Bleacher Report and FanRag NBA. He is a recent graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, where he majored in journalism. At IWU, he was the Co-Editor-in-Chief for the school newspaper, The Sojourn. He loves most sports, but follows the NBA the closest. He enjoys the statistical side of basketball, and has even crafted his own metric which judges a player’s three-point shooting ability. Hit him up on Twitter @jaredtjohnson21.
David Wunderlich is a University of Florida graduate who has been writing about the SEC since 2009 and the Gators for years before that. You may have seen his work at SB Nation’s SEC site, Team Speed Kills.
Paul Lebowitz is the author of the novel Breaking Balls and his annual baseball guide. His work has appeared on AllVoices, FanIQ, and his personal site PaulLebowitz.com. He has been linked by Slate, ESPN, Keith Olbermann, Yahoo, and Baseball Think Factory. He lives in New York City.
Chris Oddo is a hockey freelancer based out of Northern California. He has been blogging and writing about the NHL and NCAA hockey ever since he realized he couldn't dangle like Daigle or crease crash like Crosby. He has covered the college game for Inside College Athletics and runs the Saucer Pass blog.
Alex Smolokoff began with FanRag Sports as a columnist in May 2013 following his graduation from Tulane University, where he worked as a sports columnist and reporter for the Tulane Hullabaloo. He has served as managing baseball editor since January 2015. A native of Randolph, MA, he now resides in Phoenix, AZ.
Jack Magruder is a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and is a Hall of Fame voter. He has covered the Arizona Diamondbacks since their inaugural 1998 season. He has covered sports in Arizona since the 1980s at the Arizona Daily Star, the East Valley Tribune and FOX Sports Arizona. He won an AP award for his work at the 1984 Summer Olympics and was honored by the Arizona Press Club for his Diamondbacks' coverage.
Nekias Duncan is an avid pun enthusiast that dabbles in NBA writing. He's the youngest Elgin Baylor fan you know. When he isn't writing about basketball here, he's likely playing crazy chords on his keyboard at church. You can follow him on Twitter (@NekiasNBA).
Evan Davis is a regular contributor to Today's Knuckleball. His work has appeared at BP Bronx, Beyond the Box Score, and Amazin' Avenue. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @ProfessorDobles.
"Dan O'Brien is a Syracuse native, lifelong basketball aficionado and former college player at Franciscan University. He loves both the beauty and the ugliness of the sport, whether it's an offensive master class by the San Antonio Spurs or a knock-down, drag-out defensive battle courtesy of the Memphis Grizzlies. Dan is also an NBA Draft Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report, and you can find him on twitter: @DanielO_BR."
Joey Ickes has been writing about the NFL, primarily the Dallas Cowboys since early in 2012. He specializes in understanding and teaching the mechanics of the schemes on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball as well as the salary cap. He is an MBA graduate of Texas A&M University. His work has been featured on Blogging the Boys (SB Nation), Bleacher Report, and CowboysHQ (Scout.com), he makes regular appearances on several regional radio shows in various areas of the country, and co-hosts the BTB Podcast. Follow him on twitter @JoeyIckes.
Adam Gretz is a freelance hockey writer based out of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He has covered the NHL for more than eight years and is a member of the Professional Hockey Writer's Association. Along with Today's Slap Shot, his work has also appeared on CBS Sports, AOL, Hockey Prospectus, and SB Nation.
Connor Rogers is an NFL Draft Analyst and video producer for Bleacher Report, an NFL writer for USA Today's The Jets Wire, and a NFL Draft and Jets writer for Today's Pigskin. He graduated from the University of Albany majoring in business while specializing in the marketing field. He is also a former USAPL competitor.
In his six years covering college sports, Mark has worked for the ACC Sports Journal while also contributing to Bleacher Report, SLAM and other publications. In addition to writing, he has served as assistant producer for The David Glenn Show, which has grown to become the largest syndicated sports radio show in the history of North Carolina.
John Owning is the NFL content editor here at FanRag Sports. He is Arizona State University graduate and current Galt, California resident. When he is not teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he is usually knee-deep in some NFL or college football tape. He has written for Bleacher Report and Football Insiders. Follow him on Twitter @johnowning.
Shane Mettlen is a veteran sports writer whose work has appeared in Washingtonian magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer, PennLive.com, The ACC Sports Journal, ESPN.com and dozens of other regional and national publications and websites. He’s been honored by the Virginia Press Association and Society of Professional Journalists and lives in Central Virginia.
Peter Bukowski is an award-winning writer, reporter and broadcaster living in New York. He has covered the NFL for Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Bleacher Report, Yahoo!, and many others. His work has been recognized by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and the Society for Professional Journalists. Peter is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. He hates your favorite team and makes dumb jokes on Twitter.
Geoff Mosher is an award-winning sports reporter with more than 20 years of experience covering all major sports and leagues and a sports-talk host on Philadelphia radio. He has covered the Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL since 2005, beginning at the Wilmington (Del.) News Journal and continuing onto Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, where he wrote for CSNPhilly.com and co-hosted TV shows such as "Eagles Extra" and "Quick Slants." He has also appeared as an Eagles analyst on NFL Network, ESPN and NBC Sports Network along with FOX, CBS and NBC affiliates in Philadelphia. Since 2015, Geoff has hosted on sports-talk station 97.5 The Fanatic (WPEN) along with co-hosting two separate Philadelphia sports-themed podcasts. He has also covered the 76ers, Phillies, Flyers, Penn State football, New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets and several other teams and events. Geoff earned a reputation for breaking major news on the Eagles beat and for his in-depth analysis and film breakdowns. He has also written for the Super Bowl gameday program.
Jared has worked in ESPN's Production Research and Stats and Analysis Departments, and has contributed to websites such as IamaGM, SBNation, FanSided, and Bro Jackson. He's a Knicks fan, so he's been forced to watch the NBA objectively for the last 15 (going on infinity) years. Follow him on Twitter at @JMintzHoops
Kyle majored in sports marketing & minored in communications at Texas Southern. He has written for SB Nation, Bleacher Report, among other websites. He now resides in the Iowa City area as an accountant & high school football coach. Follow him on twitter @kp_show
Shayna graduated New York University in 2016 with her Masters in Sports Business with a concentration in Professional and Collegiate Sports. She focuses on different aspects of hockey research and analytics at the Hockey-Graphs, covers the Vegas Golden Knights and all things expansion at The Hockey Writers, and has covered things at the intersection of sports and technology at SportTechie. Shayna can be found on Twitter at @hayyyshayyy.
Robert Murray is a baseball writer and reporter for FanRag Sports. He has written previously for MLB Injury News, Sports Injury Alert and Baseball Essential.
Ted Nguyen is a football coach, offensive coordinator, QB coach, teacher and blogger. He graduated from UC Davis with his degree in English-Critical Analysis. He enjoys long walks on the beach and researching and writing about the latest developments and trends in football strategy.
Matt Danely is an Indianapolis Colts Analyst for FanRag Sports, the host of the Locked on Colts Podcast and has been covering the team, as well as the AFC South for nearly five years. He has contributed to multiple websites and other publications including Stampede Blue, Pro Football Spot, The Read-Optional, USA-Today Sports Media Group and Inside the Pylon as a credentialed media member. Matt’s work has appeared on virtually all major national platforms and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, @MDanely_NFL on Twitter as well as @danelymatt on Facebook.
Graduate with a degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Former intern at scout.com's Packer Report, and writer for Packerstalk.com. Experienced in writing and broadcasting. Host of podcast "From The Benches”
Hannah Stuart is a copywriter by day and junior hockey writer for Today's Slapshot by night. A 2015 graduate of Duquesne University's Masters of Sports Leadership program, Hannah keeps a close eye on both drafted and draft-eligible prospects and can usually be found trying to learn more about hockey analytics. She has previously written for The Hockey Writers and Hooked On Hockey Magazine, and can also be found at High Heels and High Sticks. Find her on twitter at @HockeyWthHannah.
Jeremy Dorn is a former million-read Bleacher Report Featured Columnist, two-time MLB Fan Cave finalist, co-creator/host of now-extinct Three Up, Three Down blog and podcast, proud member of the Internet Baseball Writer's Association of America, and published author. He graduated with a Journalism/Creative Writing double major from Washington State University’s prestigious Edward R. Murrow College of Communications in 2011. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, loyal to the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco 49ers, Golden State Warriors and WSU Cougars. Pete Rose apologist, sac bunt connoisseur, relentless tweeter – find me at @Jamblinman.
Jay Boozell has written for NBA.com, ESPN Indianapolis, Bleacher Report and FOXSports.com. When he's not watching Markelle Fultz YouTube videos, Jay is an avid throwback-NBA jersey collector. His most prized possession is a Los Angeles Lakers Dennis Rodman jersey; Rodman played a total of 23 games for the Lakers.
Aaron Torres is covering college football for FanRag Sports this season after four years at Fox Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Aaron_Torres, Facebook or e-mail at ATorres00@gmail.com.
Andy Watkins is a recent journalism grad from Penn State. He's a lifelong Steelers fan and thinks he's always right. Thus, he decided the best career path would be to share his musings on sports with the masses. He's covered a multitude of sports for Penn State's Daily Collegian and Wilkes-Barre's Citizens' Voice. He also spent several months as a Steelers Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. In his down time, he enjoys bad horror movies, yelling and Tech N9ne.
Stacey Gotsulias is a freelance writer based in the New York City area. Her work has appeared on ESPN.com and USA Today online. She currently writes for BP Bronx, FanRag Sports, Sporting News, and is an author of Baseball Prospectus and The Hardball Times. You can follow her on Twitter @StaceGots.
Kate is a freelance writer based in Dallas whose work appears across many different platforms, including the 2016 Baseball Prospectus Annual and the 2017 Lindy's Sports Baseball Preview. In addition to baseball, Kate can be found on Twitter @unlikelyfanatic commenting on many other sports, including hockey, cycling, and occasionally gymnastics, as well as marketing.
I am a father, PE teacher & fantasy baseball writer. Using saber metrics & information to evaluate players & trends is exciting to me. "Passion is the oxygen of the soul." Bill Butler
Jesus Gomez lives in Argentina. In a land where soccer rules, he chose basketball as his passion. Before joining FanRag Sports he had been covering the San Antonio Spurs for three years working at poundingtherock.com and has been a contributor at SBNation.com/NBA this season. His goal is to analyze all aspects of the game: The stats, the video footage and, of course, the human element. You can find him @jejegomez_ptr obsessing about pick and roll coverage.
Al Melchior has been writing about Fantasy and sim baseball since 2000, writing previously for CBSSports.com and Baseball HQ. He has participated in the Tout Wars mixed Roto auction league since 2014. Having grown up in Chicago and New Jersey, and having spent 17 years in South Florida, Al is adjusting to life without a nearby major league team in Bozeman, Mont. In a previous career, Al was a political science professor. He received his Ph.D. from University of Maryland, College Park in 1994.
Tony DeMarco has covered Major League Baseball since the mid-1980s, with stops at the Miami Herald, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Denver Post and NBC Sports.com. He has been a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America since 1987, and a Hall of Fame voter since 1998. He has written two books on baseball: The Sporting News' 50 Greatest Sluggers, and Tales From The Colorado Rockies' Dugout.
I have been playing fantasy baseball since 1995, back before the internet when you had to get your stats from the newspaper - that's the internet made from trees for those too young to remember. For the past three years I've been writing for fantasyassembly.com, and have also contributed to several other sites including Fantrax and socalledfantasyexperts.com. While I am not related to Jennie or Sidd Finch, I will attempt to uphold the integrity of the Finch family name as it relates to baseball.
Ben Standig serves as Redskins Insider and publisher for Scout.com's Breaking Burgundy.com. He's the longest-running beat writing covering the Washington Wizards and hosts the daily "Locked on Wizards" podcast. Ben also focuses on Georgetown men's basketball for SBNation plus fantasy football and the NFL Draft for CSNmidatlantic.com. His written work can also be found with NBCwashington.com, Associated Press and The Sports Xchange. You can find him on Twitter @benstandig and @breakburgundy.
By day Wes Anderson is a High School teacher and coach and by night he is a Chicago sports junkie and a fantasy football enthusiast. You can follow him on Twitter @wander34 for fantasy advice and other sports nuggets.
Kent Sterling writes and talks about sports from the unique perspective of fan, manager, and sports parent. After launching and running one of the best performing sportstalk stations in America, Kent decided to practice what he preaches by writing for his own digital platform, and hosting his own sportstalk radio show in Indianapolis. Now writing for FanRag Sports, Kent is one of the best respected thought leaders regarding the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, and area college basketball teams.
Wayne has made Atlanta his home for the past 13 years. At the young age of 38, Wayne decided to pursue his dreams of being a writer, particularly in the field of sports. In the three years since, Wayne has made the minor leagues his home away from home. He enjoys to tell the stories of prospects, particularly those in the South Atlantic League. Now a digital journalist with NCAA.com and PGA.com, Wayne spends his summers in the southeast searching out new prospects to profile at FanRag Sports and Minor League Ball.
Sean Kennedy is a Philadelphia native who has been an avid fan of the local sports scene since the days of PRISM. Sean is the founder and lead writer for PhillyFastBreak.com, covering primarily the Sixers and City 6 college basketball. You can follow him on Twitter @PhillyFastBreak
Troy Tauscher covers the NBA for Today’s Fastbreak and BBallBreakdown, as well as doing on-camera, radio and written work for student clubs at Arizona State University. Born and raised in Arizona, Troy is a lifelong Suns follower, and accepts the disappointment associated with his chosen fandom. He also enjoys long walks on the beach so long as sports is the topic of conversation.
Sean Shapiro is a freelance journalist based in Austin, Texas. He has covered all levels of hockey for multiple outlets. He covers the AHL, prospects, and Texas Stars for his own site WrongSideOfTheRedLine.com. You can find him on Twitter @SeanShapiro.
Landon McCool is a blogger/podcaster originally from Dallas, currently living in Los Angeles. He is a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan, and has had an unhealthy obsession with football for the last 15 years or so. You may heard Landon’s work on "Blogging The Boys”, SB Nation’s Dallas Cowboys fan page. Landon is married, with a young daughter, and when he is not pouring over game tape, he enjoys movies, music, and technology of all types.
Chris is a recent graduate of Arizona State University, where he majored in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has covered spring training, the Super Bowl, WWE and the MLB for a variety of websites in the past.
Bob Harkins is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles, where he most recently covered the Dodgers and Lakers for Time Warner Cable Sports. Prior to that he had a long stint with NBCSports.com, where he was MLB Editor for nine years. Follow Bob on Twitter at @bharks and find out more about him at http://bobharkins.com.
Adam Lukach is a freelance writer. He works as an NBA contributor for FanRag Sports and for the Pacers blog 8 Points, 9 Seconds. He's on Twitter: @lucheezy.
Carolyn is the Managing Editor of FanRag Sports’ NHL coverage. A dedicated stats nerd who somehow found herself falling in love with hockey after moving to Austin, Texas, she is one of the founders of “Deep In The Heart Of Hockey,” a tongue-in-cheek blog about the Dallas Stars. After working in technology marketing for years, Carolyn, a fan of pineapple on pizza and reality shows about weddings, decided to invest more time her passions, which led her to sports writing.
Wes Goldberg (Twitter: @wcoldberg) is a writer, reporter, editor and podcast host. His work has appeared at The Mercury News, The Classical, The Step Back, FanRag Sports, Bleacher Report and others.
Ethan Young is the Head of Strategic Intel at OaSIS and a scout for Bleacher Report's NFL1000 project. For more of Ethan's work, visit OasisIntel.com or follow him on Twitter @NFLDrafter.
Shawn Woods works as a high school math teacher in Wichita, Kansas. Shawn is an avid, and slightly biased, Oklahoma City Thunder fan, but loves to cover the rest of the NBA. In addition to Today's Fastbreak, you can find more of his work at Thunderousintentions.com. If you want to discuss basketball, gambling or the latest kicks, give him a follow @shawn_woods15
Tyler is a Sports Journalism student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tyler has prior experience at Sports Thread, State Press sports desk at ASU, and long-form radio stories for KTAR News.
Writer for FanRag Sports and Bleacher Report. “When in doubt, shoot the ball.”
Luke Wright was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and started becoming involved with sports starting in high school and is currently studying Sports Journalism at Arizona State University. Although knee injuries kept him from participating in sports, Luke was always attending the games to support his friends. Luke has grown up as a Denver Bronco fan but his favorite sport is basketball. Although he doesn't have a favorite NBA team he is a big fan of Joel Embiid. #TrustTheProcess
Randy Rosetta is an independent sports writer who has covered college athletics for 24 years and the LSU Tigers since 2004, the last 12 with the New Orleans Times-Picayune | NOLA.com, TigerSportsDigest.com and The Baton Rouge Advocate. Married to proud Texan Jenny Hall Rosetta and the father of daughters Mallory (16) and Darby (8), Rosetta has traveled the Midwest, Southwest and South to pile up his experience. From 1994-96, Rosetta began his professional journalism career as the assistant sports editor at The Kansas City Kansan and then moved on to The Farmington (N.M.) Daily Times and The Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun-News for a year each as the sports editor. A move to Lubbock, Texas, in 1997 began Rosetta’s time covering big-time college sports: He was a Texas Tech and Big 12 Conference beat writer for six years. After a year in Midland, Texas, covering football teams that inspired “Friday Night Lights,” Rosetta got the college sports bug again and moved to The Opelika-Auburn News to cover Auburn for a year before heading to Baton Rouge.
Jacob is currently a sophomore at Arizona State University studying Sports Journalism. Jacob was born and raised in San Diego, California and is forever loyal to his favorite teams, the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Lakers.
When not tending bar at the loneliest watering hole on Waiters Island, David Ramil occasionally writes about basketball and the NBA. His work has been published at The Cauldron, Hardwood Paroxysm, SB Nation, FanSided and others. You can follow him for rare insight at @dramil13 or if you're simply really bored.
Colby is a former college basketball player and now and aspiring NBA journalist. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Communication from Stevenson University (MD) and is a credentialed media member who regularly attends Washington Wizards games.
Wes McElroy hosts “McElroy in the Morning” on Fox Sports 910 in Richmond, VA covering the Washington Redskins, ACC football, and Atlantic 10 basketball. He’s the studio host for VCU Basketball and in the fall hosts “The College Football Tailgate Show” across Virginia. His weekly column “What I Learned in Sports this Week” can be found Sunday’s in the Richmond Times Dispatch. You can find him on Twitter @WesFoxSports910
Colton is currently a junior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism working towards a bachelor's degree in Sports Journalism. Colton has covered Arizona State football, baseball and hockey, and has also worked as a sports intern at the Arizona Republic.
Bill Tybur is an advertising, communications and marketing veteran who created the first fantasy racing game in 1989. He's also the Director of Marketing for Danrick Builders, an Arizona company developing Attesa, a 2500-acre motorsports community between Phoenix and Tucson.
"My love and knowledge of basketball was born of my surroundings. I've been around college and professional basketball my whole life. I also played at a junior college in Wyoming, followed by Southern Virginia University. As for my formal education, that came in the history departments at the University of Wyoming and Southern Virginia University. I'm currently a first-year law student, pursuing a JD from Wyoming's College of Law.
Dan has covered NBA basketball since 2003, including as a radio analyst for the Utah Jazz’s Spanish-language broadcasts from 2010 to 2014. Dan is now based in Brooklyn, NY, where he covers the Nets for Today’s Fastbreak, serves as associate editor for Salt City Hoops, and eats more Dough donuts than he really should.
A sportswriter for 20 years, David Brown has been a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America since 2013. Born and raised in Chicago, he lives in the Kansas City area with his family.
When not yelling passionately about sports, Danny Samet works as a touring roadie for Two Door Cinema Club, Thrice, and Say Anything. He lives in Atlanta by way of Cincinnati, and firmly believes that Jar Jar Binks is an omnipotent Sith Lord in disguise.
Brandon is a US Air Force veteran who received an honorable discharge after 10 years of service to pursue a career in football scouting. He is a two-time graduate of The Scouting Academy and currently serves as the Football Content Manager for the Academy. He also contributes to Inside the Pylon, and has been featured as a football analyst on ESPN Radio, Mile High Sports Radio, The Washington Post, CBS Sports, The Football Educator, and others. He also serves as an independent contractor for various scouting services. Brandon is currently a full-time student slated to graduate in December of 2017 with a B.S. in Psychology.
Selene Parekh, M.D. (also known as the “Fantasy Doctor”) is an orthopaedic surgeon and foremost expert on sports injuries who’s fast becoming the go-to expert for the multibillion dollar fantasy sports industry. His data-driven insights and medical expertise make for powerfully accurate predictions of how anything from common sprains to devastating season-ending injuries will affect players’ careers and the success of millions of fantasy teams. Fantasy sports for Parekh is far more than a hobby: He authored and published two foundational research papers using Fantasy football data to track the epidemiology and outcomes of tendon and ligament ruptures in the NFL. Dr. Parekh joined the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic and Duke Orthopaedics in 2009, where he is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Prior to his tenure at Duke, Dr. Parekh was a Foot and Ankle Surgeon at the University of North Carolina (UNC). While there, he was integrally involved in the teaching of medical students and residents. Furthermore, he served as the foot and ankle consultant to the Athletic Department, treating many of the well-known UNC athletes. In his current practice, he continues to treat competitive athletes of all levels. A graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Parekh completed his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his fellowship in foot and ankle surgery under the direction of some of the leading global authorities at the University of Pennsylvania. The Fantasy Doctor is an avid runner and has completed the Boston Marathon, and in his former life as a high school athletic star, was offered football scholarships from several Ivy League schools and was the recipient of the Brian Piccolo Award. Dr. Parekh is married and he and his wife are the proud parents of three kids.
David Vertsberger is a freelance NBA writer, whose work has appeared at Grantland, Sports Illustrated, VICE Sports and Bleacher Report.
Shane is a credentialed NBA writer in the Indianapolis area. He has covered the Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, and San Antonio Spurs for HoopsHabit & BBallBreakdown. After being introduced to the NBA stratosphere at age 11, he's been engrossed in the game at an unhealthy level. Shane enjoys deep breakdowns, up-tempo basketball, and the entire 82-game schedule. You can follow him on Twitter @YoungNBA, or contact him via email at: email@example.com
Melissa Lockard has covered professional baseball since 2004, writing for numerous outlets, including Scout.com, 2080Baseball.com and FoxSports. She is the publisher and Editor of OaklandClubhouse.com. Melissa is a Bay Area native and resident, and a graduate of Northwestern University. You can follow her on Twitter at @oakclubhouse.
Nick Stephens is a driven sports writer with a passion for the game of baseball. He has spent time in Colorado, Arizona, and Utah covering professional baseball. Prior to Today's Knuckleball, he worked with both SB Nation and Baseball Prospectus. Tweet at him anything baseball related or just to say hey @nlckstephens
Travis is a lifelong Dolphins fan that bases his writing on film study and analytical statistics. His passion for football is rivaled only by his passion for journalism. Specializing in all things Miami Dolphins and quarterback play, Travis also owns and operates Thirdand10.com, a QB grading site.
Eli is a Varsity Basketball Coach, Columbia Journalism Student, and Freelance Sports Writer. His work can be found at SB Nation's Pounding the Rock, Bballbreakdown, Hardwood Paroxysm, and Today's Fastbreak. Follow Eli @CoachHorowitz13.
With David Siegel as host, Dishin & Swishin: The World of Women's Hoops is the longest continuous running women's basketball podcast out there for your listening pleasure. A former Connecticut Sun and UConn Huskies season ticket holder, David's passion for the game comes from his background as a fan of the game. His honest and even handed approach has earned him the trust of players, coaches, administrators, and media members all over the country. Dishin & Swishin strives to bring you the thoughts and opinions you want to hear from the people and teams you are the most interested in! Now on FanRag Sports, Dishin & Swishin looks to take on a larger audience! Tweet suggestions for future podcasts to David using the @DishNSwish twitter account.
James Marceda is the host of Locked on Knicks and a fan of the squad going back to the Patrick Ewing days. You can find him cracking jokes on Twitter as @nbainjuryr3port.
Andrew Hirsh is an Atlanta-based journalist and Elon University graduate.
Cody was born and raised in Colorado and has been a Broncos fan since birth. Football became a huge passion for Cody when he was a child. He played football for a combined 13 years before retiring due to an ACL injury. In his time playing, Cody was an All-Conference defensive back. Today Cody coaches high school football. Cody has appeared on 104.3 The Fan, Orange and Blue 760, and regularly at LATX SB Nation Radio in Denver to give his analysis on the Denver Broncos. Before taking over Locked On Broncos, Cody was a writer at Predominantly Orange, where he covered the Denver Broncos for FanSided.
Harrison Faigen is a credentialed writer with experience planning and creating both shortform and longform content, ranging from profile pieces to film breakdowns centering on the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA as a whole. Harrison is now a senior writer at Lakers Nation after spending two-plus years at Silver Screen and Roll, where he worked his way up from doing link aggregation posts on a weekly basis to writing columns, before eventually taking over as Social Content Editor and Lead Contributor. When not covering games from home, Harrison has also been credentialed to cover the Lakers in person numerous times during games at Staples Center, practices at their facility in El Segundo (where he also covers games of the Lakers’ developmental league affiliate, the Los Angeles D-Fenders), as well as traveling to cover the team’s Summer League in Las Vegas. Harrison also has experience at doing live podcasts/postgame shows, first as a founding member of Lakers Outsiders and then as co-host of the Locked on Lakers Podcast, all while continuing to work towards his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications at Cal State Fullerton. Harrison has additionally served as the managing editor of the Daily Titan (Cal State Fulleron’s Student Paper), while also spending time as an assistant sports editor and the paper’s first-ever Sports Social Media Editor, in addition to previously serving as a contributor to Ridiculous Upside covering the D-League as a whole. His freelance work has appeared on the Sports Fan Journal, Vice, SB Nation and Ridiculous Upside.
Host of LOCKED ON 49ERS and Bay Area radio reporter. Former Pro Football Focus analyst, Rotowire contributor and KNBR producer. All you need to know about Brian is he once left his Community College baseball team to go on tour with his band, so he is both extremely dedicated and completely unreliable.
A native of Southern California, he graduated from UC Davis in 1994 with a degree in rhetoric communications. Jason currently serves as the sports director for Sports 1140 KHTK which is the flagship station for the Sacramento Kings. Jason Ross is the host of the pre game, halftime, and Post Game show for the Sacramento Kings. Tune in and listen to Jason along with Damien Barling and Ken Rudulph Mondays- Fridays 12p-3p. Jason is also the play-by-play voice of Sacramento State Football and has held that position since 1997. He also served as play-byplay announcer for the San Francisco Demons during the only season of the XFL. Jason currently resides in Sacramento with his wife Alva and their son Jackson.
My name is Jesse Morse and I'm originally from Worcester, MA - the other major city in Massachusetts. I grew up watching Wade Boggs, Pedro Martinez, Larry Bird and Kevin McHale dominate the Boston sports scene, even getting to meet the entire Celtics team at 5 years old. Growing up I was spoiled by the amazing Boston sports scene, cultivated by going to an highly-competitive prep high school where hanging banners was an annual expectation, these experiences eventually generated my passion to become a Sports Medicine physician. After completing my undergraduate studies at Florida Atlantic in beautiful Boca Raton, FL , I enrolled at Windsor University School of Medicine and by the end of my third year of medical school I decided to simultaneously enroll at Davenport University to get an MBA in Healthcare Management as well. I have always wanted to provide medical care for all ages, cradle to the grave so-to-speak, so I pursued a residency in Family Medicine at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. This summer as I complete my residency I will begin my Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. Sports, medicine, and fantasy sports are my passions. I also love to cook, exercise, travel the world and I am fascinated by giraffes. I am married to an amazing woman who is also a physician. I enjoy staying up-to-date on sports injuries, browsing twitter and seeing athletes progress back to health!
Danish hillbilly, and proud father, who's been around the web a few times. Owned and operated the largest basketball-site in Denmark, was on-air NBA color analyst for a brief time, words and podcasts at Naismith.dk, and BBallBreakdown. Academy Profession Degree in Multimedia Design and Communication from the Copenhagen School of Design & Technology, currently studying Media Production & Management at the Danish School of Media & Journalism.
Sports anchor at KOCO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Oklahoma City. 10-year veteran in the OKC TV market and has covered the Thunder since their first season.
Brad "Bear" Mader is a passionate sports fan with deep ties to the midwest. Born and raised a diehard Michigan Wolverine and Chicago Cubs fan. Bear moved out to Los Angeles the exact same day the Rams moved back after their 20-year stint in St Louis. He instantly became a supporter of the LA Rams and started "Rams Podcast" with his lifelong friend. Bear is now the new host of Locked on Rams, which is a daily LA Rams Podcast. You can find him on Twitter: @LA_RamblingBear, @LockedOnRams, @RamsPodcast.
D.J. Foster is a longtime NBA writer and youth basketball coach. In addition to being a contributing writer to FanRag Sports' NBA site Today's Fastbreak, he also covers fantasy sports for FOX Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @FoxSportsFoster (https://twitter.com/FOXSportsFoster)
Lorin Cox is your host of Locked on Bears. He is an analyst for Pro Football Focus, and he covers the Chicago Bears for USA Today's Bears Wire. He also contributes to Draft Breakdown and is a Wisconsin Badgers football beat reporter for The Daily Cardinal. Follow him on Twitter @CoxSports1.
Adam is a Sports crazed Australian from Melbourne. He also writes for SB Nation, BBallBreakdown, Di Marzio, United Rant, Republik of Mancunia, The Devil In Me & hosts the Loaded Questions Podcast. If it's sport, he's always happy talk about it. Hit him up at @AdamJosephSport
Zach Goodall covers the Jacksonville Jaguars on the Locked On Jaguars Podcast and on BigCatCountry.com. Follow him on Twitter @zach_goodall.
Chris Wilson is the Lead Writer for Locked on 49ers, a FanRag Sports network partner. You may have seen Chris’ work on NFL game theory, statistical analysis and film breakdowns at FanSided, NinerNoise, 49erswebzone, Insidethe49 and others. Follow Chris on Twitter @cgawilson.
Michael is an NFL Draft enthusiast, aspiring scout, and grandson of longtime East Stroudsburg (Pa.) HS football coach John P. Kist. He hosts Locked On Eagles and writes for Inside the Pylon & Breaking Football.
Josh is the lead fantasy analyst at BasketballMonster.com and has been hosting the Locked On Fantasy Basketball since 2014. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Adam is a remote fantasy writer for Rotowire and has been playing Fantasy Basketball since 2013. He lives in Bungendore, Australia.
A University of Kansas grad, Ryan is an Exercise Physiologist and NSCA-certified Strength & Conditioning Coach and data analyst. Ryan founded Rogue Analytics Consulting and developed the Athletic Matrix TM. His focus is player evaluation, roster building, and team management. Ryan has lived in every city in the old AFC West, including Seattle. Follow @RyanTracyNFL for more Chiefs and NFL coverage.
Jamil King is a young draft pick working his way up the depth chart on the F.F.I. roster, who enjoys watching and writing about all of Florida’s football teams.
Chris started covering the Chiefs four years ago. Since then he started the Check With Me podcast with co-host Ryan Tracy. During training camp in 2016 Chris & Ryan were asked to host the Locked on Chiefs podcast. Follow @ChrisClarkNFL for more Chiefs and NFL coverage.
Erik is an avid football junkie. He played running back and cornerback at Canisius High School in Buffalo, NY before going on to play in college at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. After college, Erik entered the United States Border Patrol and relocated to the southern states. It was there, in Southern California, that Turner began his coaching career before transferring to upstate New York in 2009. He became the offensive coordinator at a local high school in 2010, where he coached three seasons. Erik founded Cover 1 as an outlet to continue learning and pass on knowledge about the sport. Erik is an alumni of The Scouting Academy in addition to his efforts with Cover 1 sports. Turner also recently was signed on to assist in NFL Draft coverage at Inside the Pylon. He can be followed on Twitter at @Cover_1_.
Born in the Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C., Ari Russell watched the rise of the 1980’s Miami Hurricanes and knew that he had to be part of the “U” someday. After graduating from Coral Gables, Ari rose through the ranks of the former XM Satellite Radio and then Sirius/XM as college football executive producer. He later spent 2 seasons as the publisher of the website “Beyond U Sports” focusing on major college football/basketball. Ari brings a great perspective on everything Miami, including the Dolphins to F.F.I.
David Locke enters his ninth year as the radio play-by-play voice of the Utah Jazz, having spent the majority of his career in radio in Salt Lake City and Seattle. In the summer of 2016, Locke created the Locked on Podcast Network which has podcast daily bite sized podcasts for every NBA and NFL team. A native of Palo Alto, Calif., Locke graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles with a degree in Political Science and Sociology. Locke and his wife have a son and a daughter.
A native Floridian who graduated from Clearwater High School and the University of Florida, Chris Fischer has spent nearly 15 years in Sports Televison, including the last five as Sports Reporter and Anchor with the CBS affiliate in Tampa Bay-WTSP. He is a multi time AP Sports and Local Emmy award winner and will be seen this season as a sideline reporter on CBS-TV’s network coverage of the NFL.Chris brings enthusiasm and passion (particularly when it comes to his Gators) to College and NFL coverage to F.F.I.
John was born and raised in Pawtucket, RI and has been covering the Boston Celtics since 2006, when he launched RedsArmy.com. He played his college basketball at Emerson College in Boston, where he remains one of the school's top All Time scorers and rebounders. He also played professionally in Greece. He's also a 20+ year television veteran, creating, producing, and reporting on news and lifestyle shows in Boston and New York.
Anthony has covered the Buffalo Bills since 2016, first as a contributor for Buffalobills.com and now for Cover 1. Anthony is a Western New York native and a recent graduate of St. Bonaventure University. In addition to time spent on the Bills beat, he was the lead play-by-play announcer for St. Bonaventure’s Division I sports teams and was a disc jockey for four years at 88.3, The Buzz.
T.J. Rives has been in sports radio and television broadcasting for over 25 years. Based in Florida, his golf background includes, having hosted the weekday golf morning program “Playing Thru” on the PGA Tour Network on Sirius/XM from 2008-2010. Rives has also called live radio play by play for the last seven years on Sirius XM and PGATour.com of their golf coverage including the U.S. Open, The Players Championship, The Dell Matchplay and the Fed Ex Cup ending Tour Championship. An avid follower of the game, Rives brings insight, wit and passion to FRS.Golf
Augustine "Gus" Harmon is a student at Benedictine College studying Mechanical Engineering and Physics. His love affair with football started in high school when he first started watching the game. In his spare time he plays rugby and stays active in his faith life.
Sam Hellman spends his work hours as a college football and basketball writer with 247Sports on the CBS Sports network. A product of the Attitude Era, Hellman has been a life-long follower of professional wrestling and is proud to put his thoughts to print on the FRS Slam platform.
Roger is a native of Orlando, FL. After excelling in DII football his first 2 seasons, he fulfilled his lifelong dream of playing on the Florida Gators football team, where he was named Special Teams Player of the Year and Team Captain. He earned his degree in Economics from UF's Warrington College of Business. Roger brings a passion for football and unique perspective of what it takes to be successful in football at the highest level.
Olivia is a multi-faceted sports reporter based in Tampa Bay where she has covered events from the College Football National Championship to the Stanley Cup Final. A native Floridian, she grew up rooting for Tampa’s sports teams, and graduated from East Lake High in Tarpon Springs. Olivia continued her education at the University of Florida where she received her broadcast journalism degree. As a multimedia journalist with Tampa Media Group/TBO.com, she reported on a wide range of sports from high school football to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. She has also recently worked as a sideline reporter for broadcasts on ESPN, CBS Sports Network and MLB.com. Say hello on Twitter @Olivia_Stacey.
Grant Goldberg is a longtime Seahawks fan living in southern California. Aside from long walks on the beach, Grant enjoys clean offensive line play and watching Earl Thomas run around football fields. You can find him on Twitter at @GrantGoldberg.
Ben Solak has been a football fan and film junkie for all of his life, and has the pleasure of serving as a National Scout for NDT Scouting. He also covers the Philadelphia Eagles for Bleeding Green Nation and co-hosts the Locked On Eagles podcast. Ben takes many things far too seriously, including fishing, Captain America, grammar, and Game Of Thrones.
Jonathan is a fantasy writer and has been playing Fantasy Basketball since 2013. He lives in New Jersey.
Mark is a former college quarterback and attorney, who now focuses on writing and talking about football. He is a Head Writer at Inside the Pylon, he contributes to RotoGrinders and The Gopher Report, hosts Breaking the Plane and Locked On Patriots, and is the quarterback scout for the Bleacher Report NFL1000 project.
Matthew Stanley is a US Army Veteran who is currently working as a Software QA Engineer. He's loved football all his life and been a Chargers fan since birth, cheering them on from afar as he moved from the USA, to England, to Spain, back to England, to Russia, back to England again, then finally winding up in enemy territory in Denver, Colorado.
A 25-year veteran of the Chicago Tribune, Michael Kates spent more than a dozen years as Night Sports Editor, winning a Beck Award for Outstanding Performance and helping create a sports section and website consistently ranked in the AP Sports Editors’ top 10. Mike has been a professional journalist since his freshman year of high school, when he began covering high school sports for the then-Middlesex News in Framingham, Mass. By his senior year in high school, he was freelancing for the Boston Globe. The Sports Editor of the Daily Northwestern in college, Mike placed first nationally in sports column writing and joined the Tribune upon graduating from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1990. After wearing many fedoras, including as a sports reporter, copy editor, police reporter, news editor, sports designer and high school sports editor (managing a staff of 13 and 70 freelancers), Mike was named Night Sports Editor just months before the Steve Bartman game. And then, as the headline in the Tribune proclaimed, “The mitt hit the fan.” Mike also has worked with Cox Newspapers’ Land of 10 website as an editor and writing coach, and is on the Board of Advisers for World Book Encyclopedia, advising it on sports matters and content.
Podcast host and writer for Locked on Raptors, Raptors HQ and Hoop Talks Live. Terrence Ross believer. On Twitter @WoodleySean. It's 10 grown men playing with a ball -- let's have some fun with it.
Lindsey Sparrow is a 2017 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied journalism and exercise and sport science. While Lindsey now works in the world of professional sports in New York City, her heart is stuck in the middle of college sports. She'll be tracking college injuries across the country for Fantasy Doctors.
Sam Ekstrom is in his fourth year covering the Minnesota Vikings for Zone Coverage. He also covers the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team. Sam does play-by-play for high school sports in the Twin Cities and is a former sports talk radio host at 105 The Ticket in Minneapolis.
Joe Goodberry is a Bengals fan from Buffalo, NY. He's been studying, analyzing and criticizing Bengals football to produce content for the last 10 years. Like you, he hates and loves this team at the same time and let's his steam off on Twitter @JoeGoodberry.
James covers the Cincinnati Bengals for ESPN 1530 and 700 WLW in Cincinnati. He hosts shows on both stations, including Cincy 3:60 from 12pm-1pm daily on ESPN 1530. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. Feel free to email him your ideas, fantasy football questions and hot takes.
Terry has covered the Tennessee Titans for Music City Miracles since 2015. This summer he took over RockyTopTalk.com for SBNation, covering Tennessee Volunteers football, basketball and recruiting. Terry feels fortunate to be so involved with two of his greatest passions in life. He's a graduate of Tennessee-Chattanooga with a degree in sports administration. His wife Anna and son Knox mean everything to him.
Thomas Protopapas, PT, DPT, CES, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Corrective Exercise Specialist. He received his Doctorate from Touro College, where he graduated with Academic Excellence and earned the prestigious Maimonides award. Tom currently practices in Westchester, NY, where he is a Clinical Director at JAG Physical Therapy, a high level outpatient orthopedic clinic, well-respected throughout NY and NJ. He has been a teaching assistant at DPT programs at Dominican College and Touro college, where he helped teach therapeutic exercise and soft tissue techniques.
Josh Ciganek is a young draft pick working his way up the depth chart on the F.F.I. roster, who enjoys watching and writing about all of Florida’s football teams.
A graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh with a degree in Newspaper and Multimedia Journalism, John has been covering football at all levels of the game for the past few years. An avid fan of the Buffalo Bills since his early childhood, John takes great pleasure in talking, writing and sharing information about his favorite team from Buffalo. Follow John on Twitter: @JGreen_PRsports
Aaron has covered the Atlanta Falcons since 2006 on his website Falcfans.com. He is the host of the Locked on Falcons podcast and co-host of Falcons Central Radio podcast at Pro Football Central.com. He’s also contributed in the past for draft website, The Huddle Report, and been a featured columnist at Bleacher Report. He currently resides in North Carolina, is an alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh and has a deep abiding passion for chicken wings.