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Welcome to NFL Spin Zone, the NFL news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. NFL Spin Zone is dedicated to providing top-notch NFL news, views and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Editorial Staff

Joe Soriano, editor

Joe Soriano is a co-editor for FanSided's NFL site NFLSpinZone.com. You can email Joe at autzenzoo[at]gmail.com.

Ernie Padaon, administrator

Faith, Family, Football!!! Love sharing my opinions on all things football! This writing thing is addictive!

Ryan Disdier, Staff Writer

Taller than Trindon Holiday, shorter than Plaxico Burress. Reporting about the best sport in the best country. Currently studying communication at the University of Scranton. Was previously enrolled at La Salle University. Started to follow football thanks to his dad, who is unfortunately a Redskins fan. Played six years of football, including four years of high school football. Avid fantasy football player and huge New York Giants fan. Also a fan of the Miami Hurricanes college football team. Lives somewhere near Princeton, New Jersey.

Daniel D. Zillmer, Staff Writer

Daniel D. Zillmer is a sports enthusiast who studied poetry for years. He's from the Midwest and developed an appreciation and understanding of sports from years spent watching and discussing games with his father. Columnist and Staff Writer for multiple sites. His work has been featured on BleacherReport.com, SportsIllustrated.com, Yardbarker.com, FoxSports.com, FanSided.com and CollegeSpun.com. He can be reached at [email protected]

Justen Rosenberg, Staff Writer

As you can probably already tell I am a huge sports fanatic. I love hearing back from you guys so I encourage you to leave your thoughts in the comment section in my post's.

Dan Mattiello, Fantasy Football Writer

I'm just like you. I love too hard and consistently get my heart broken. That's just the life of a fantasy football team owner.

Dan Salem, Staff Writer

Dan Salem was born in New Fairfield, Connecticut on August, 22nd. Growing up with his younger brother, Dan graduated from New Fairfield High School and went on to attend Boston University, majoring in Astrophysics. His freshman roommate at BU was an aspiring director and he quickly got into acting while studying there. Dan met his wife, actress Mandi Mellen, in his sophomore year at BU, solidifying his love for both acting and writing. After graduation, Dan moved out to Los Angeles with Mandi to actively pursue his dream of finding work as an actor in Hollywood. He has starred in numerous projects, striving to work harder than everyone else and earn a star on Hollywood's walk of fame. Dan has embraced his love to write as well, having completed his first novel entitled 'STAR' in 2013. He writes a bi-weekly sports blog with his younger brother Todd, called Seesaw Sports, and is writing and producing a feature length drama with Mandi based on her battle with and conquest of lymphoma. Dan loves power yoga year round, snowboarding in the wintertime and running all over. He's a die hard NY Yankees and NY Jets fan and a Douglas Adams devotee. He lives in Brentwood with Mandi, just a stone's throw from the ocean.

Keith Demolder, Staff Writer

Keith Demolder is a sports writer and student of La Costa Canyon High School. He currently writes for MavLife News along with NFL Spin Zone. He was born in West Philadelphia, but he calls Chicago his hometown. He also writes a Sports-Music-How I Met Your Mother blog (sportsfan318.tumblr.com ). Keith loves the game of football and hopes that one day his Dallas Cowboys will make it to the Super Bowl once again. His numerous nicknames include: Demoldey, D-Nut, and Special K.

Derrik Klassen, Staff Writer

Young football writer. High school senior. Quarterbacks, forever and always.

Kevin Casini, Staff Writer

Kevin is a full-time Attorney in New Haven, CT, a part-time independent competitive eater & remains on the wait-list for season tickets to an undisclosed NFL team.

J. Loncarich, Staff Writer

J. Loncarich is a native Iowan and graduate of the University of Iowa. He is one of the few people that actually prefers watching Big Ten football.

Tom Danyluk, Staff Writer

Sports Illustrated's Paul Zimmerman says, "For day-in, day-out football writing, Tom Danyluk is the most knowledgeable person covering the game." High praise, indeed. But Danyluk toils hard at maintaining that reputation.A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he covered the Panthers and the NFL's Steelers, Danyluk earned the school's first-ever Outstanding Sports Columnist award before pursuing his passion as a freelance writer. He joined Pro Football Weekly in 2004, and the following year he completed his first book, the highly entertaining and punchy "Super '70s." Danyluk points to two men who influenced the way he presents pro football to his readers."I had a writing professor in college," says Danyluk, "a big, Mike Holmgrem-looking guy, who would just hammer away at you — 'Be responsible for your words!' I never forgot that message."The other was NBC's Curt Gowdy." 'Don't get caught up in the periphery,' he told me. 'Always remember, it's about the game.' "

Brett Clancy, Staff Writer

Avid NFL fan and lover of cartoons.

Todd Levinson Frank, Staff Writer

Todd Levinson Frank is a professional writer, musician (well, drummer), husband, and father of two. He loves pizza and sleeping, writes an NFL column for NFL Spin Zone and also writes about music for BumsLogic.com. Follow him on twitter at @ThatGrudenGuy (football/sports) and/or @BumsLogic (music/general).

Keegan Matheson, Staff Writer

Keegan Matheson is a regular contributor to both Jays Journal and NFL Spin Zone within the Fansided Sports Network. Once described by several scouts as a "0-tool" baseball player with the football potential of a Backup Punter, he hung up his cleats, and picked up his pen. Living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he is a passionate Toronto Blue Jays and Green Bay Packers fan with a love for the "glue guys" on the roster. Keegan is also the founder of www.thebackuppunter.com, and can be found on Twitter at @KMatheson12 (General) and @TheBackupPunter (NFL).

Rishi Pochiraju, Staff Writer

Rishi has lived Northern Virginia for 16 years. He currently lives in Ashburn, VA, close to Redskins Park. He is a young football analyst and miserably roots for the Washington football team.

Andrew Long, Staff Writer

22 | Content Creator | Learning more everyday.

J.P. Scott, Staff Writer

J.P. is a Member of the Football Writers Association of America and the owner of KnowItAllFootball.com. He has appeared as a guest analyst on Sports X Radio on AM 720 KDWN in Las Vegas as well as ESPN AM 590 in Omaha and WJFK in Washington D.C. His work has been published on FoxSports.com, SI.com, International Business Times, Bleacher Report and Gridiron Experts. In addition to his work on Fansided.com, he also contributes to Fansided's NFL Spin Zone. A native of Watkins Glen, NY, he now resides in Omaha, NE with his wife and their two children.

Modi Palmer Ramos, Staff Writer

My name is pronounced Mah-dee, although it's spelt like Jodi. No confusion there;) I write about sports, specifically NFL, and when I'm not doing that I am writing about just about anything else. I'm a creative spirit, who doesn't take herself too seriously, and in another life I would practice perfect grammar effortlessly. Don't let the looks fool you, guys. I'm blonde, not stupid. I'm smart with strong opinions, I think like a man, and I love NFL just as much as any guy.

Keith Myers, Staff Writer

Keith is an NFL salary cap expert and NFC West analyst. He also writes occasionally for Gamesided.com.

Andrew Melnick, editor

Andrew Melnick is an Editor at FanSided. He previously worked at SB Nation and has been a talk radio host for both ESPN Radio and NBC Sports in Orlando, St. Augustine and Tampa Bay. Follow him on twitter @Andrew_Melnick.

Mike Dyce, Staff Writer

Mike has been a life long sports fan who has turned his passion into a career. He studied journalism at the University of Oklahoma and wrote mainly about Dallas sports teams before joining FanSided, including briefly for WFAA. Formerly the editor of NFL Spin Zone, Mike is now Editor of FanSided.com. He can be reached at dyce1809[at]gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @mikedyce

Nafisa Hussein, Staff Writer

Die-hard NY Giants fan. Empire State of Mind. NFL writer for FanSided's NFL Spin Zone and The Penalty Flag.

Jack Jorgensen, Staff Writer

Jack is the Lead College Sports Editor for FanSided. He covers mainly major college football and basketball, as well as dabbling in a few other sports. His work has been featured on such outlets as USA TODAY, Sports Illustrated and Yahoo. To contact Jack, you can e-mail him: [email protected]

Ricky Widmer, Staff Writer

Ricky Widmer is the lead editor of Fansided's Illinois Fighting Illini site WritingIllini.com. He is also one of the hosts of The Onside Kick on NFLSpinZone.com. Ricky has a master's degree in music education and is a music teacher on the South Side of Chicago. His favorite sports teams include: the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Minnesota Vikings, and (of course!) the Illinois Fighting Illini.

Conor Cahill, Staff Writer

Born and raised in San Diego, attending university in Boston. I write for BoltBeat, NFL Spin Zone, and Lake Show Life here on FanSided.

Ben Carter, Staff Writer

I am currently a Graduate from Central York High School in York, Pennsylvania. I am going to attend West Virginia University in August with the hopes to major in Sports Journalism. I am currently a Staff Writer for both NFL Spin Zone and Ramblin' Fan. Also, make sure follow me on twitter @ASAP_Athlete

Josh Hill, Staff Writer

Josh Hill is Editor of FanSided.com. He has been with FanSided since November 2010 when he joined The Pewter Plank before taking over as Editor at Pippen Ain't Easy the following month, serving as editor until 2012. He has appeared on ESPN Radio and had work featured on SI.com, FOXSports.com, ESPN.com and CBSSports.com.

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