Aug 16, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) throws a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports


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Joe Soriano, editor

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Ernie Padaon, administrator

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

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 ( ). 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

J.P. Scott, Staff Writer

J.P. is a Member of the Football Writers Association of America and the owner of He has appeared as a guest analyst on Sports X Radio ( with Ken Thomson 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,, International Business Times, Bleacher Report and Gridiron Experts. In addition to his work on, he also writes fantasy football articles on Fansided's NFL Spin Zone. A native of Watkins Glen, NY, he now resides in Omaha, NE with his wife and their two children.

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. His work has been featured on,,,, and He can be reached at [email protected]

Brett Clancy, Staff Writer

Avid NFL fan and lover of cartoons.

Ricky Widmer, Staff Writer

Ricky Widmer is the lead editor of Fansided's Illinois Fighting Illini site and recruiting site He is also one of the hosts of The Onside Kick on Ricky has a B.A. Music degree from Saint Xavier University and is currently pursuing a master's degree in music education. His favorite sports teams include: the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Illinois Fighting Illini.

Zac Snyder, administrator

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.

Dave Bevan, Staff Writer

Dave Bevan is the managing editor for He has been writing about SEC and Ole Miss sports on various sites for years. Dave is also a contributor to Rebel Nation Magazine. If you have any questions for Dave, maybe learning about how to write for OHT, email him at [email protected]

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.

Andrew Long, Staff Writer

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