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MEET OUR TEAM OF JOURNALISTS

John Heinis

John "Hardbody" Heinis

Favorite Quote:
"Going that extra round when you have nothing left, makes the whole difference in your life." Rocky Balboa
Favorite Athlete:
Chael Sonnen
Favorite Movie:
The Dark Knight
Fred Altvater

Fred Altvater

Favorite Quote:
So many golf courses.....So little time.
Favorite Athlete:
Hogan, Nicklaus, Woods, Mickey Mantle, Michael Jordan
Favorite Movie:
Casablanca, For the Love of the Game, Blazing Saddles
Rob Kirk

Rob "The Captain" Kirk

Favorite Quote:
"All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity." - Gordie Howe
Favorite Athlete:
Steve Yzerman
Favorite Movie:
Caddyshack
Derrik Klassen

Derrik "The Prodigy" Klassen

Favorite Quote:
"In life, as in football, you won't go far unless you know where the goalposts are." - Arnold H. Glasow
Favorite Athlete:
Arthur Brown
Favorite Movie:
Anchorman
Matt Hamilton

Matt "Rap" Hamilton

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." -Apple commerical circa 1990s
Favorite Athlete:
Albert Pujols, Torrey Smith
Favorite Movie:
Pursuit of Happyness
Ben Haley

Ben Haley

Favorite Quote:
"When I was 5 years old my mohter always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didn't understand the question. I told them they didn't understand life." -John Lennon
Favorite Athlete:
Andre Johnson
Favorite Movie:
Saving Private Ryan
Josh Collacchi

Josh Collacchi

Favorite Quote:
You're on time if you're 15 minutes early. You're late if you're on time. -Vince Lombardi
Favorite Athlete:
Pete Rose (Past), Patrick Kane (Present)
Favorite Movie:
Field of Dreams
Mark Hallman

Mark Hallman

Favorite Quote:
"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door" - Milton Berle
Favorite Athlete:
Derek Jeter
Favorite Movie:
Fast and the Furious Saga
Richard Gatenby

Richard "RG IIII" Gatenby

Favorite Quote:
"Show me a good loser, and I will show you a loser." -Vince Lombardi
Favorite Athlete:
Tom Brady
Favorite Movie:
The Prestige
Jonathan Munshaw

Jonathan Munshaw

Favorite Quote:
"If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special." - Jim Valvano
Favorite Athlete:
Jim Brown
Favorite Movie:
The Watchmen
Hailee Miguel

Hailee Miguel

Favorite Quote:
"How can you not be romantic about baseball." - Moneyball
Favorite Athlete:
Tim Brown (Raiders) and Josh Reddick (A's)
Favorite Movie:
Moneyball
Brian Cox

Brian Cox

Favorite Quote:
"Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it or change it." -Chuck Palahniuk
Favorite Athlete:
Tom Brady, Jerry Rice
Favorite Movie:
Fight Club
Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

Favorite Quote:
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” (Rumi)
Favorite Athlete:
Patrick Willis
Favorite Movie:
Crash
Jonny Adornetto

Jonny "Radler" Adornetto

Favorite Quote:
"Touch 'em all Joe. You'll never hit a bigger home run in your life!" -Tom Cheek
Favorite Athlete:
Joe Carter
Favorite Movie:
Ocean's 11
Andrew Brand

Andrew "Robocop" Brand

Favorite Quote:
"Success is when your determination becomes an insanity"
Favorite Athlete:
Steve Nash
Favorite Movie:
Rebound - 1996 - About Earl "The Goat" Manigault. You can't be a hoops fan and not see this movie.
Hunter Hodies

Hunter Hodies

Favorite Quote:
Favorite Athlete:
Favorite Movie:
Luke Inman

Luke "Spinnas" Inman

Favorite Quote:
"Whatever is going on in your mind is what you are attracting... so choose your thoughts wisely"
Favorite Athlete:
Deion Sanders
Favorite Movie:
What the Bleep do We Know!?
Matt Johnson

Matt "Bigfoot" Johnson

Favorite Quote:
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard" -Kevin Durant
Favorite Athlete:
Jose Fernandez
Favorite Movie:
42
Adam Rickert

Adam Rickert

Favorite Quote:
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky
Favorite Athlete:
Nicklas Lidstrom (all time), Shane Doan (current)
Favorite Movie:
Field of Dreams
Rachel Wold

Rachel "Fantasy Football Chick" Wold

Favorite Quote:
“Live, Love, Laugh and Watch Football”
Favorite Athlete:
Drew Brees
Favorite Movie:
Pretty Woman
Connor Schumock

Connor "The Shoe" Schumock

Favorite Quote:
"Only a life lived for others is a life worth living" -Albert Einstein
Favorite Athlete:
Shaun Alexander
Favorite Movie:
We Are Marshall
Kieran Clark

Kieran Clark

Favorite Quote:
"Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century." - Dame Edna Everage
Favorite Athlete:
Tom Watson
Favorite Movie:
The Silence of the Lambs
Steven Luke

Steven Luke

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't want to be the best, then there's no reason going out and trying to accomplish anything." -Joe Montana
Favorite Athlete:
Bo Jackson
Favorite Movie:
Primal Fear
Tilmon Parker III

Tilmon "The Gladiator" Parker III

Favorite Quote:
"I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was." -Muhammad Ali
Favorite Athlete:
RG3 or D Hall
Favorite Movie:
Lord of the Rings - Return of the King
Chris Brown

Chris "Charlie" Brown

Favorite Quote:
"You're killing me Smalls!" -Ham Porter, 'The Sandlot' Movie
Favorite Athlete:
Mariano Rivera
Favorite Movie:
Inception
Casey Conroy

Casey Conroy

Favorite Quote:
"Teams do not go physically flat, they go mentally stale." -Vince Lombardi
Favorite Athlete:
Frank Gore
Favorite Movie:
Green Street Hooligans
Sam Schwartz

Sam "Grand Slam Sammy" Schwartz

Favorite Quote:
"You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take." -Larry Bird
Favorite Athlete:
Jerry Rice
Favorite Movie:
Freedom Writers
Chris Cochran

Chris "Topher" Cochran

Favorite Quote:
"All the people that were rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today. I'm going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things that I want to do with me and my family and be happy with that." -Lebron James
Favorite Athlete:
Zach Thomas
Favorite Movie:
Nick Barlotta

Nick "Bolo" Barlotta

Favorite Quote:
"If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough" -Mario Andretti
Favorite Athlete:
David Wright
Favorite Movie:
Silver Linings Playbook
Carlos Torres

Carlos "The Sports Marshall" Torres

Favorite Quote:
"We didn’t lose the game, we just ran out of time!"
Favorite Athlete:
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Favorite Movie:
Avatar
Jackie Berry

Jackie "Jack" Berry

Favorite Quote:
Favorite Athlete:
Juli Inkster
Favorite Movie:
The Matrix and Aliens 2
Benjamin Christensen

Benjamin "Hats and Tats" Christensen

Favorite Quote:
"Writing is a weapon. A weapon more powerful than a fist can ever be." -Rubin Carter
Favorite Athlete:
Reggie Miller
Favorite Movie:
Big Trouble in Little China
Vanessa Demske

Vanessa "Bad Kitty" Demske

Favorite Quote:
"Just one more dying quail a week, and you're in Yankee Stadium." - Crash Davis in "Bull Durham"
Favorite Athlete:
Jim Abbott
Favorite Movie:
Heathers
Ashley Eisenberg

Ashley Eisenberg

Favorite Quote:
"It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice." - Eric Lindros
Favorite Athlete:
"The Patricks" - Patrick Kane & Patrick Sharp
Favorite Movie:
Schindler's List
Jessica Kleinschmidt

Jessica "The Stiletto" Kleinschmidt

Favorite Quote:
"Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion, you're wasting your life." - Jackie Robinson
Favorite Athlete:
THE Ray Lewis
Favorite Movie:
Moneyball
Jay Marks

Jay "FFDude" Marks

Favorite Quote:
"No RAGRETS" -We're The Millers
Favorite Athlete:
Michael Jordan
Favorite Movie:
Spinal Tap
Blake Meek

Blake Meek

Favorite Quote:
"Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding." -Jim Valvano
Favorite Athlete:
Chad Johnson
Favorite Movie:
Varsity Blues
Ian Meredith

Ian "Monkey Boy" Meredith

Favorite Quote:
"My Swag Was Phenomenal" -Gilbert Arenas
Favorite Athlete:
Carmelo Anthony
Favorite Movie:
Braveheart
Steve Quindlen

Steve "Stevie Q" Quindlen

Favorite Quote:
"Adversity defines true character." -Ray Lewis
Favorite Athlete:
Aaron Rodgers and Lebron James
Favorite Movie:
Inside Man
John Rallis

John Rallis

Favorite Quote:
"Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.” -Vince Lombardi
Favorite Athlete:
Kobe Bryant
Favorite Movie:
Shawshank Redemption
Ryan Ratty

Ryan "The Statistician" Ratty

Favorite Quote:
"Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard" -Kevin Durant
Favorite Athlete:
Dez Bryant
Favorite Movie:
The Fugitive
Travis Riechers

Travis Riechers

Favorite Quote:
"It's a great day for a ball game, let's play two!" - Ernie Banks
Favorite Athlete:
Jason Heyward, Martin Prado, Carmelo Anthony, Ty Lawson, Mike Vick, Robert Griffin III, Alex Ovechkin, Milan Hejduk
Favorite Movie:
Hardball and Fever Pitch
Jon Siddoway

Jon Siddoway

Favorite Quote:
"I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different." - Kurt Vonnegut
Favorite Athlete:
Patrick Willis
Favorite Movie:
Big Fish
Nick Slegel

Nick Slegel

Favorite Quote:
"I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious." - Vince Lombardi
Favorite Athlete:
Prince Fielder
Favorite Movie:
Field of Dreams
Mo Yoshimoto

Mo "Mo Money" Yoshimoto

Favorite Quote:
"I'll take care of it."
Favorite Athlete:
Walter Payton
Favorite Movie:
The Usual Suspects
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