Meet the Team:
A diehard Washington Redskin and University of Michigan fan, this guy loves his football slow and plodding. Big Ten style. If the play doesn’t result in a cloud of dust, he ain’t happy. His knowledge and break down of college football, offensive line play, and college recruiting goes unmatched on this board. Although he may not post a lot, when he does, the whole world listens. His recruiting and O-line chalk talk segments are a PGH.com staple.
This guy bleeds brown. I think. Whatever you get when you combine black, gold, orange, and green. This Pittsburgh and University of Miami fan is of the “quantity over quality” school of thought. You’re just as likely to get a post about his most recent trip to the mall as you are to get a post about the upcoming MLB trade deadline. Football chalk talk, hockey postings that nobody else reads, and random “life” musings are his trademark.
This guy plays the accordian. That’s all you need to know.
Our local IT guru and “company computer guy”. This Redskin and Terp fan often has to be reminded that this is a sports blog. Read one of this guys posts and you’ll be more likely to see the words internet, technology, bandwidth, hacker, and gigabyte than you are to see practice squad, injured reserve, power forward, or Mark Cuban. Enjoy his posts while they last, if Engadget.com, Joystiq.com, or Cnet.com come calling with a job offer, he’s outta here faster than an SMS out of an iPhone.
A Terp and diehard Skins fan that hates math but loves to put the numbers on his team’s performances. He’s always ready with some important stat that somehow ties in to how the game is going. Or at least that’s what he thinks.
Somewhere in between the G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time) and the MVP (Most Valuable Player) lies the MBP (the Most Ballingest Player). A fan of all things Pittsburgh sports. To this guy college sports might as well not even exist. The majority of his time is spent dissecting sports media coverage and analyzing it ad nauseum. His other passion is network and cable television.
Although living overseas, this staff member manages to stay on top of the U.S. sports scene better than most Americans. Perennial winner of the blog’s fantasy football league (4 years running, seriously), The Greek does not shy away from unabashed arrogance and showing his disdain at his fellow member’s lack of depth chart knowledge. When not ripping other blogs and sports reporters a new 5-hole or dispensing practically prophetic fantasy nuggets, he’s keeping his finger on the pulse of the entertainment industry. There are also rumors, though none have been substantiated, that he is not even Greek.
This former NCAA athlete provides PGH.com and our readers a unique prospective into the minds and lifestyles of top notch athletes. Only a few years removed from “the game” he is constantly schooling the rest of us on all things sports. Actually, he doesnt do any of that. Somebody please tell him that athletically speaking, the Ivy League is a glorified rec league. His contributions are well appreciated nonetheless; this guy is a straight shooter with allegiences to no one.
If his high school were to have a “most likely to be arrested and beaten without proper cause by the authorities” superlative, this guy would have won it, hands down. He has the scars to prove it. When not having his civil rights violated, this Ravens, Terps, Capitals and Orioles fan enjoys watching super heroes and/or Bill Murray in action. One of his favorite pastimes is telling you why his taste in TV shows and movies is better than yours.
If University of Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams was a bottled fragrance, this guy would bathe in it. While not the biggest originator of new posts, this guy always throws in his .02 cents and is quick to form alliances with other staff members to ensure that when he takes a stand on an issue, somebody’s got his back. He has built a reputation for himself from an incident dating back a few years where in a Fantasy Football league, he broke FantasyFootball rule #1 and simply FLEECED and took advantage of another league member (a newbie) in what will go down in history as the world’s most lopsided Fantasy Football trade. Ever.
When not hitting the gym, worshipping his homemade shrine to Max Kellerman, or trying to break into the rap industry, this staff member is simply the most electrifying man in sports blogging. When on his game and interested, his posts are legendary. When he’s not, he’s a weak hitting utility infielder batting .202 against lefties, .233 against righties.
When not flying the friendly skies this staff member spends his time monitoring various media outlets, looking for any bit of info he can on his beloved Miami Dolphins. The University of Illinois is also one of his passions but we dont forsee them being a factor in college sports for quite some time; so for you fans out there, dont expect too many posts headed your way. Mao is well known in these parts for his random posts and comments about activities outside the realm of sport. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.