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Jon Schlosser has been a professional writer since 2010, when he decided to bail on his warehouse job and actually try to use the writing degree that he got a year before. He's done freelance sports writing, covering the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he is a Denver Broncos Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. When he's not writing about sports, he's mostly doing search engine optimization for lawyers, which is almost exactly the same.

Justin Ruoff is an AFC North analyst for TodaysPigskin.com and FanRag Sports and the CEO of FoodChain, Incorporated. His work has been featured on Last Word on Sports and his app, FoodChain, has been featured on the iOS and Android app stores. You can reach Justin at [email protected] or on Twitter @RuoffonSports.

Ryan Wooden is a writer, drinker and cigar smoker based in Chicago, a city particularly fit to the proclivities of writers, drinkers and cigar smokers. He attended the University of Tennessee, where his love for college football rapidly morphed into obsession and then pleasantly took shape as a profession. In addition to his columns for the FanRag Network, Ryan covers prep sports as a stringer for the Daily Herald.

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.

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.

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.

John McMullen is a national football columnist for TodaysPigskin.com and FanRag Sports and a long-time member of both the PFWA and FWAA. He is the former national football columnist for The Sports Network and his syndicated column appeared in over 300 outlets across North America, including the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald and Charlotte Observer. John spent seven years on the beat of the Minnesota Vikings for Twin Cities Sports Wire and The Football Network, and currently handles the beat in Philadelphia for ESPN South Jersey. John has also been a featured columnist for Lindys Sports, Minnesota Sports Update, Pro Football Digest and The Cox Newspaper Group, and a frequent contributor on YAHOO! Sports Radio, FOX Sports Radio and ESPN Sports Radio. You can reach John at [email protected] or on Twitter @jfmcmullen -- Also listen to John weekly on YAHOO! Sports Radio, ESPN South Jersey, ESPN Lexington, ESPN Southwest Florida and 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore.

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.

Sean is a sophomore journalism major at Baylor University. He started covering Big 12 sports for Today's U in the spring of 2015, and also covers the NFC West for Today's Pigskin.

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.

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.

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”

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 [email protected]

Billy Nayden is an SMU Mustang from Connecticut born and raised on New York sports. Avid supporter of New York teams, US National Team anything, Hajduk Split, and Chelsea FC. Currently in Dallas, Texas. Writes about football, basketball, and soccer. Be sure to give him a follow at @bnayden.

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.

Rick is a veteran of 24 years in sports writing, having covered everything from Arena Football (Orlando Predators and Tampa Bay Storm), the Tampa Bay Lightning, high school and college football. He has covered two Super Bowls, a men’s and women’s Final Four, numerous NCAA tournament games and BCS Championships and spent the last seven years covering the Tampa Bay Bucs while working with the Lakeland Ledger. A native of Washington, D.C., Rick came to Florida to attend Florida A&M University and never left the Sunshine State. Still, he follows all D.C. area teams as well as the Los Angeles Lakers.

Nathanael Rutherford is a recent graduate from the University of Tennessee and has experience covering all aspects of college athletics, specifically the Tennessee Volunteers. Nathanael wrote for All For Tennessee for over a year, wrote for Rocky Top Talk, and is currently covering the Vols with Rocky Top Insider. He writes for Rocky Top Insider's website and is a full-time producer and part-time co-host for their daily radio show. A native of Knoxville, Nathanael grew up a fan of the Vols and Dallas Cowboys and covers all of the AFC South for Today's Pigskin.

Miles Wray lives in Seattle and has written for McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Vice, Hardwood Paroxysm, and elsewhere.

Shane Theodore is a San Diego native, and is currently in his sophomore year at Arizona State University. When not writing/obsessing about sports, he spends his time playing music and complaining about the heat in Tempe. You can find Shane on Twitter @shane_writes

Jake is an NFL insider, who has run his own website, Bears Backer (Chicagonow.com/bears-backer), a part of the Chicago Tribune since 2008. He's initiated and interviewed over 40 current and former Bears players, including Mike Ditka, Gale Sayers, Matt Forte and Lance Briggs. He currently covers high school sports for the Tampa Bay Times and writes in-depth feature stories for his latest creation PrepSportsScouting.com. He's written previously for The Tampa Tribune, The Naples Daily News and online outlets, Bleacher Report, NFL.com and NFLTouchdown.com.

John Perrotto has been a professional sports writer since 1982 and has covered a multitude of sports, including MLB, NFL and college football and basketball. He has been a member of the Baseball Writers' Association since 1988, a Hall of Fame voter since 1997 and has covered 21 World Series and two Super Bowls. He is a graduate of Geneva College, the birthplace of college basketball, and lives in Beaver Falls, Pa,., the hometown of Joe Willie Namath.

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.

Adam is an NFL, college basketball and fantasy sports writer at FanRag. His writing career started off in the fantasy realm and he has since worked with a professional soccer team, Sporting Kansas City of MLS, and in the stats department at ESPN. He is a former Streak for the Cash winner and Michigan State graduate.

Williamson spent the last ten NFL seasons with ESPN. During that time, Williamson was the co-host of The Football Today Podcast and as a writer, was primarily had NFL Scouting duties. But Williamson did almost everything during those ten years including hosting live chats and much work with fantasy football. Before his time at ESPN, he was a joint NFL and College Scout for the Cleveland Browns and before his time in the NFL was the Director of Football Operations at the University of Akron. He came to Akron from the University of Pittsburgh, where Williamson began his football career as the Assistant Recruiting Coordinator. During those three years at Pitt, he helped recruit talents like Larry Fitzgerald, Joe Flacco and Darrelle Revis.

Passionate about the game of football, namely the scouting aspect of it. Love to scout and find NFL Talent. Bachelors Degree in Communication Majoring in Sports Journalism,NFL Columnist for Nationalfootballpost.com,Bears and NFL Columnist for Windy-Citysport.com and Former Intern for WLS-TV channel 7 in Chicago Father of two lovely children and IT professional during the day.

Andrew Garda is a freelance writer primarily covering NFL football, with frequent side trips to everything else. A member of the Pro Football Writers Association, he is a contributing writer for Sports on Earth and has been featured on sites such as Bleacher Report, The Jets Blog, Comcast Sportsnet,and CheeseheadTV as well as covering fantasy for Footballguys.com. Garda is the host of the At the Whistle podcast and has been credentialed for many NFL drafts, Senior Bowls, pro days and various NFL events. Follow him on Twitter at @andrew_garda.

Michael Erler has covered the San Antonio Spurs for SBNation's Poundingtherock.com since 2013 and the San Francisco 49ers for the San Mateo Daily Journal, CBSSports.com and Bleacher Report from 2008-2011. He's a diehard fan of the San Francisco Giants (sorry not sorry) and a begrudging one of the Philadelphia Eagles. Please do not blame him for the Chip Kelly hire, he swears he had nothing to do with it. Michael lives in San Antonio, Texas and does so without air-conditioning because he's unwise with his finances.

Chris Murray is an award-winning sports writer who has covered just about everything in sports including world championship boxing, the World Series, the Super Bowl and the NCAA Tournament. As a sports reporter with the Philadelphia Tribune in 2008, Murray was named the ³Baseball Writer of the Year,² by the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City. In 2009, he was nominated for the National Association Black Journalist¹s Salute to Excellence Award for a story he wrote on the 1968 Men¹s Olympic Track Team. In 1995, Murray was a recipient of the Maryland Society of Professional Journalist Award for Excellence in Sports Reporting.

Dave Hogg has been covering sports in Detroit for the Associated Press and FOX Sports Detroit. That's meant a lot of good times - the Bad Boys, the Red Wings winning in 1997 and 1998, the Tigers winning the pennant in 2006 and 2012 - and a lot of ugly ones. He covered the 0-16 Lions, the 43-119 Tigers, Rich Rod and the last few years of the Pistons without losing his sanity. He plans to keep working until his beloved Oakland University wins the Big Dance.

Roy Cummings is a native of Chicago, Illinois who grew up in the suburb of Lombard. He and his family later moved to Lakeland, Florida, where Roy attended high school at Kathleen High. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications in 1983 and immediately went to work for the Tampa Tribune. After five years working in a Polk County bureau covering everything from high school sports to college football to the Orlando Magic of the NBA, Roy moved back to Tampa and became the Tribune's first beat writer for the Tampa Bay Lightning, covering the team from its inception through the first eight years on the ice. He was then moved to the Buccaneers beat, where he stayed until the paper was folded in May, 2016. A two-time Florida Sports Writer of the Year, Roy has extensive experience covering all Tampa professional sports teams, including the Tampa Bay Rays.

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.

Eric Chesterton writes about the Philadelphia Phillies for Today's Knuckleball. He also writes for SB Nation's The Good Phight. He lives in Ardmore, Pennsylvania and can be found on Twitter @CF_Larue.

Pat Yasinskas has covered the NFL since 1993. He has been a beat writer covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers, specialized in the NFC South for six years and has covered the NFL at large. Yasinskas began his journalism career in 1990 with The Tampa Tribune. In 1993, he began covering the Buccaneers and stayed in that job until 1999 when he left to join The Charlotte Observer, where he covered the Carolina Panthers until 2008. In 2008, Yasinskas joined ESPN.com as the NFC South writer and focused on the Buccaneers, Panthers, Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints. In 2014, he became the Buccaneers beat writer for ESPN.com. In 2015, he joined WalterFootball.com as the site’s national columnist. A native of Dalton, Pa., Yasinskas graduated from Saint Leo (Fla.) University. He resides in Tampa.

Chris Smith is a true New Yorker hailing from Syracuse, NY. Graduating with a degree in Sport Management from Fredonia State University in Western New York, Chris is currently pursuing his masters degree from the University of Florida in Sport Management. Having a lifelong passion for the game of football, Chris aspires to work in the front office for a NFL franchise in the future. He has experience working around premier athletes/coaches at places such as IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, as well as for the Buffalo Bills. Chris specializes in the NFL, NFL Draft, Fantasy Football, as well as being an avid golfer. For the latest and greatest on anything from football to life lessons follow Chris on Twitter @HimalayanChris.

Jon Lyons is a columnist for Today's Pigskin. He received his Bachelor's degree from Springfield College and is studying to receive his MBA from Endicott College. He is also a web tv host and columnist for Dirty Water Media in Boston and a contributor to ESPN Boston.

Alex is a college football columnist who 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.

Chris Cluff has been writing about the NFL in various forums ever since he left The Seattle Times, where he worked for a decade on the sports desk, served as NFL editor/writer and helped cover the Seahawks during their 2005 Super Bowl season. Since leaving the Times, he has written two books about the Seahawks and has fulfilled his NFL writing urge through Bleacher Report, Examiner.com and now his Seahawks blog, CHawkTalk.com.

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.

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.

Schneier has spent the last four years covering the NFL for Pro Football Focus Fantasy and the last two-plus years covering the NFL for FOX Sports. After getting his start covering the NFC South for FOX, he moved on to the NFC East before taking on a role encompassing overall NFL coverage. Dan takes pride in his analytical and X's and O's-based approach to NFL coverage and his extensive knowledge of the NFL salary cap's impact on roster building. You can find him on Twitter @DanSchneierNFL.

John Owning is an Arizona State University graduate and current Sacramento, 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.

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.

A lifelong resident of Racine, WI, Jerry Tapp graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 1979 with a B.A. degree in Communication. He remembers his first attempt at writing as a youngster being a short story about a talking baseball. Ironically, that talking baseball story would set the stage for a lifelong love for talking about and writing about... and playing... baseball (and other sports). In addition to a love of watching and playing sports, a love of sports numbers and statistics also developed. Taught how to score a baseball game by his dad at an early age so he could be the scorekeeper for his dad’s bar-sponsored softball team, Jerry found his love for sports stats was as passionate as his love for playing all sports. While in junior high he kept stats for his school’s ninth grade football team and also kept stats for his dad’s recreation basketball team. Yes, a rec league basketball team with a statistician!

Andy is a Fanrag Sports, Today's Pigskin and Today's Slapshot contributor, covering the NHL and NFL. He previously covered the Philadelphia Flyers for The Hockey Writers, and holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Walsh University. Andy is married with a daughter. In his spare time, Andy enjoys golfing and hanging around family and close friends.

Matt Eurich is a freelance sports writer who spent the last five years covering the Chicago Bears for Bleacher Report. During his time with Bleacher Report, he worked as a Featured Columnist, Gameday Correspondent and NFL Draft Correspondent. His work has been featured in various different online publications, and he is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.

Will is a two-time international academic scholar who graduated Magna Cum Laude with an associate degree in criminal justice before earning a scholarship to California Lutheran University where he was inducted into the Lambda Pi Eta Upsilon Upsilon chapter of The National Communication Association's Academic Honor Society. Will possesses a background in play-by-play and color commentary of live games and has been an On Air Personality for two years as the host of the All Weather Fan Podcast, making regular appearances on NBC Sports Radio, ESPN Radio, Sirius XM and others. He's been a Managing Editor for the Indianapolis Colts with About.com and a journalist at several publications for five years.

Taylor Smith is a native Texan (required by fellow Texans to report this at all times) and Southern California-based basketball writer covering the Lakers for FanRag Sports. You can also find him writing Clippers things for ClipsNation.com, fun things at FriendlyBounce.com and some football things at BreakingFootball.com. He's also on Twitter @TaylorBojangles.

Tom Pollin is a lifelong football and baseball fan who lives in the heart of Black & Blue Division country. In over four years with Football Nation and Cold, Hard Football Facts he’s covered the NFC North and Chicago Bears while also writing opinion essays, team analysis, game predictions and articles that try to bring the rich, colorful history of the NFL to life for today’s fans. You can contact him on Twitter @tjpollin.

Kevin Horner is currently a journalism student at Iowa State University pursuing a career in sports journalism. He most recently wrote for Pro Football Spot as a Minnesota Vikings Analyst. He also covered ISU softball, gymnastics, volleyball and women's basketball for the Iowa State Daily during his first two years at Iowa State. You can follow him on Twitter @kevin_jhorner or e-mail him at @[email protected]

Marcus Mosher is a graduate of Edinboro University and current Erie, Pennsylvania resident. When he is not teaching high school history classes, he is a film junkie who has written for multiple sites, including Optimum Scouting, Cover32 and Footbology. Follow him on Twitter @Marcus_Mosher

Sean Stires has covered college and professional sports for more than 20 years. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. Sean has worked in multiple platforms during his career. He was the South Bend, IN ESPN Radio Program Director and play-by-play announcer for the Notre Dame Women's Basketball team's 2001 National Championship squad as well as Notre Dame's 2002 College World Series team. Sean has also covered Notre Dame Football, including the BCS National Championship Game, and Men's Basketball for Irishsportsdaily.com.

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.

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.

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 Today’s Pigskin of the FanRag Sports Network. Since the inception of NDT Scouting in fall of 2013, Kyle has been granted press/field credentials at football programs such as West Virginia, Miami (FL), Rutgers, Boston College, Maryland and others in addition to the 2014 East/West Shrine Game and the 2016 Reese's Senior Bowl. Kyle’s ventures have also led him to opportunities as a consultant for NFL agents and he has been a featured NFL Draft guest analyst on Yahoo! Sports Radio, Sirius NFL XM Radio, Sport Illustrated, local ESPN radio satellites and many more media outlets and podcasts over the past 3 years.

A UK-born football addict, Jordan Churchill covers the AFC South for Todays Pigskin and fanRag Sports, and the Tennessee Titans for MusicCityMiracles.com. He's also involved in both MCM Radio and is the Titans Insider for Fantasy Sports Network and Razzball Radio. When he's not writing about the NFL, he works as a Medical Business Manager in Southwest Florida. His passions outside of football include Soccer (Chelsea FC), and working on his upcoming novel. You can follow Jordan's AFC South musings and analysis @JLloydChurchill.

Tommy Stokke is the Director of Content and a columnist for FanRag Sports. He covered high school sports and professional baseball for Sun-Times Media before becoming a Chicago Cubs Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report prior to joining FanRag Sports. Follow him on Twitter @StokkeTommy.

Matt Danely is an Indianapolis Colts Analyst for TodaysPigskin.com, the host of the Locked on Colts Podcast and has been covering the team, and the AFC South for nearly five years. He has contributed to multiple websites and other publications including Pro Football Spot, The Read-Optional, the USA-Today Sports Media Group and Inside the Pylon as a credentialed media member. Matt is also the Founder and Content Editor for qbmecca.com which focuses solely on college and NFL quarterbacks by dissecting their game film, and ranking their performances on a weekly basis using Air Yards, YAC %, situational statistics and consistency. Matt’s work has appeared on virtually all major national platforms and can be reached at [email protected], @MDanely_NFL on Twitter as well as @danelymatt on Facebook.

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.

Joseph is a writer based out of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Previous incarnations of his work can be found at FOX Sports, SLAMOnline, The Student Section, and other websites.

A healthcare communications specialist by day, David Golebiewski is a freelance sports writer for FanRag Sports and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He was a Pirates beat writer for the Pittsburgh Sports Report, and has also covered baseball for the Tribune-Review, Fox Sports, Fangraphs, ESPN, and Gammons Daily, among other sites. You can follow him on Twitter @DavidGolebiewsk.

Will is a contributor to Today's Knuckleball and Today's Pigskin. He's previously written regularly for Yahoo Sports, Sports Illustrated, MLB.com and NBA.com. He enjoys going to concerts and bantering with his friends in coachspeak. Follow him on Twitter at @WillLaws.

Jeff Risdon has covered the NFL and NFL Draft for numerous outlets, including RealGM, Bleacher Report and ESPN 96.1 in Grand Rapids, since 2004. A proud Cleveland native, Jeff is a lifelong Detroit Lions fan. He is an Ohio University graduate and a member of the PFWA and FWAA. Jeff enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, listening to loud rock music and spending time with his wife and two children.

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.

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

A native of Saskatchewan, Canada, Chase Ruttig has been writing from the Siberia of North American professional sports since 2012 for various outlets. A former small-town newspaper Editor, Chase now focuses on covering the world of sports for FanRag Sports and various other outlets.

A graduate of Oklahoma State and Arkansas, Stephen Hunt is an accomplished freelance writer who now calls Frisco, Texas home. He covers the Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, FC Dallas, the Texas Rangers as well as various high school and college sports. When not writing, he works as a stat guy on the TV broadcasts for the Mavericks, Rangers and local college teams.

Travis Wakeman is a WWE and MMA Features Writer for Today's Knockout. He has covered both the NFL and WWE since April 2012 for Bleacher Report, with some of his work being featured on ESPN Denver. He has served as Gameday Correspondent and NFL Draft Correspondent for the Denver Broncos for Bleacher Report for the last 3 seasons. Here at Today's Knockout, he hopes to bring informative and fun to read content related to WWE and MMA. An avid WWE fan since the late 80's, Travis has attended WrestleMania 3 times.

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.

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