Dec 29, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back LaMichael James (23) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


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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 ( ), which has numerous followers. 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.

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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.

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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.

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Rishi Pochiraju, Staff Writer

Rishi has lived Northern Virginia for 16 years. He currently lives in Ashburn, VA, close to Redskins Park. He is an aspiring young football analyst and a die-hard Redskins fan. Follow Rishi on Twitter: Follow @NotTheFakePochi

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Dan Mattiello, NFL Spin Zone

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.

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Zac Snyder got hooked on the Detroit Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.

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

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