Outstanding Bloggers

Aaron Wilson

Aaron Wilson

Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and Ravens24x7.com. He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997.  He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best Sports News Story for the state of Maryland in voting conducted by the Associated Press managing editors. 

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Bo Smolka, CSNbaltimore.com

Bo Smolka, CSNbaltimore.com

Ravens correspondent for ComcastSportsNet, freelance author and writer, and full-time life coach with a client list of two (Matt and Katie). Bo was a Sports Copy Editor for the Baltimore Sun from 2005-08 and is a graduate of Bucknell University.

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Carey Stevenson

Carey Stevenson

Carey is a driven sports enthusiast from Norfolk, Virginia. He's looked upon by all his friends and family as an advisor, provider of on the spot scouting reports and the occasional dusting off of the old crystal ball. He is a loyal and devoted Ravens fan that spends countless hours in his war room/bedroom going over tape, scouting reports and potential free agents as if he's actually the one making draft and game day decisions. He's a sports management major that looks forward to the day that he may actually be called upon to make some of the decisions he analyzes as if life depended on it. He is a critical yet rational thinker that is always in search of more knowledge about the game. 

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Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston

The Complete QB Team Clinics and Individual Coaching Sessions are provided by the Complete QB Founder and Director, Christopher Johnston. For over a decade, Coach Johnston has trained young men in the Quarterback position, including high school Quarterbacks who earned HCIAA Honors in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008. His success with Quarterbacks is due to Coach Johnston's approach as a teacher of those playing the position. Coach Johnston was previously the QB and DB Coach at Hudson Catholic Regional High School (2007 Group 3 State Semi-Finalist and 2008 Group 2 State Finalist) in Jersey City, New Jersey. Coach Johnston also served as the Defensive Coordinator, Assistant Head Coach, and Quarterbacks Coach at Xavier High School in New York, New York. Coach Johnston's assessment and coaching skills have earned him a solid reputation for his ability to develop Quarterbacks among his coaching peers and thousands of athletes. Since 2004, in addition to his on-field coaching experience, Coach Johnston's expertise has afforded him multiple opportunities to appear regularly on a variety of Sports Talk Radio Shows regarding the NCAA and NFL Quarterback play. 

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Crystal Gargani

Crystal Gargani

Crystal fills many roles in her day-to-day routine; the titles of mother, USMC wife, ECU college student, Charm linebacker, and fitness coach barely scratch the surface of this alpha female. Crystal is here to bring you news directly off the gridiron, and we aren’t talking about the grill. Cleats on the ground, this chic linebackHer gives you that inside peek you’ve been waiting for on all that is LFL Baltimore Charm.

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Brian Dukes

Brian Dukes

Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and Ravens24x7.com. He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997. He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best Sports News Story for the state of Maryland in voting conducted by the Associated Press managing editors.

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Dave Tieff

Dave Tieff

Dave Tieff is best known for his musical talents and as the leader of the band Laughing Colors. Those who know him best understand his story, appreciate and perhaps even relate to his journey and they admire his strength. Dave is also a talented writer and sports enthusiast and we are happy to have him join our team. Find out more about Dave, his music and life at: http://www.davetieff.com/fr_news.cfm

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Eric Himmelheber

Eric Himmelheber

Eric Himmelheber is a Mass Communications major currently enrolled at CCBC (Catonsville). After receiving his Associates degree, he plans on transferring to Towson University to receive his Bachelors. He is also an umpire for the 9-10, 11-12 Catonsville Youth Baseball league setting a record for most foul balls taken to the thigh.

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Fran "The Fan" Vojik

Fran "The Fan" Vojik

Fran Vojik has been a contributor to the Ravens24X7 site since 2005, first as a regular on the "Letters to T.L." page, then as the author of the Fran the Fan column. A huge Orioles and Ravens fan, he defines the term “homer.” A former season ticket holder of the Baltimore Colts, he now roots on the Ravens from his corner end zone seat in M&T Bank Stadium. His work makes him a regular traveler to various MLB and NFL cities and he’s watched both the Birds and Purple and Black in a variety of away stadiums. He brings a passionate and humorous perspective to the world of professional sports. Born in Highlandtown, and a graduate of Calvert Hall College and the University of Maryland, he lives on Furnace Creek in northern Anne Arundel County. He and his girlfriend, Sandy, have recently renovated his Man Cave, known as the “The Sports Palace," which contains many mementos from the Colts, Ravens, and Orioles. On days the Ravens play at home, Fran can usually be found tailgating at the Baltimore Fire Fighters Union Hall Local 734 , supporting the organization’s Widow’s and Orphan’s fund.

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Gordon Dixon

Gordon Dixon

Born and raised in the Baltimore area, I've followed the Orioles for as long as I can remember. If I'm not at Oriole Park at Camden Yards I can probably be found in front of the television watching them on MASN. I've had the opportunity to contribute to various online sports sites, both independent as well as associated with larger networks, and have have been featured on FOX Sports, MSN, Huffington Post, and Yardbarker, among others. Thanks to Eutaw Street Report and Russell Street Report I'm now able to share my thoughts and views on Baltimore's birds with you. Follow me on Twitter @GDixon410.

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Gordon McGuinness

Gordon McGuinness

Gordon was born and raised in Scotland and only happened upon football by chance when channel surfing one night. Like all good love stories, it was love at first sight. Living so far away, he only manages to make one game a season, catching the rest on television or online. Happy to admit that his love of football is an obsession, it lead him to Pro Football Focus where he contributes as an analyst and the writer of the Secret Superstar weekly feature. You can find him on twitter @PFF_Gordon

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Jimmy O'Brien

Jimmy O'Brien

Jimmy O’Brien is a football and NFL Draft junkie, who went to Penn State to major in pigskin, only to learn that you were required to choose an actual academic course of study.  Perplexed, he settled on a career as a sports writer, eventually (7 years later) earning a B.A. and Masters in English, and a Ph.D. in watching college football.  He is the founder of PhillyJimmy Philms, which produces NFL prospect videos featuring small school college players, and is currently a film contributor and writer for Draftbreakdown.com.  Jimmy can be found on twitter @phillyjimmy or online at phillyjimmy.com

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Joe Wedra

Joe Wedra

Joe is an NFL enthusiast that spends way too much time studying tape, but he wouldn't want it any other way. Joe can be found on Twitter @JoeWedra, where he'll tweet out everything from Ravens analysis to scouting reports on Division II offensive line prospects...all for the love of the game!

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John Gehrig

John Gehrig

John Gehrig split his formidable years between NE Baltimore and Westminster.  He is a former tight end out of Lehigh University and even knocked heads with 24x7's own Bill Pisano who played LB for Bucknell.  John is our resident "Web Guy" who brings 12 years of experience in cyber space to 24x7.  That experience coupled with his passion for the Ravens has fueled a determination that John vows will result in the best spot on the net for anything Ravens.  This new site is just the opening kick off and he swears the best has yet to come!   John now resides in Ocean City and co-hosts Ravens Rap along with Tony Lombardi, Bruce Laird and Mike Bradley.

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Ken Weinman

Ken Weinman

Ken has worked on both coasts but no matter where he was, Baltimore was home. You can hear him weekends on 105.7 the Fan.

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Ken McKusick

Ken McKusick

Ken comes to us via area message boards where he has consistently posted some of the most insightful and memorable posts that you'll find anywhere.  Known as "Filmstudy", Ken is a lifelong Baltimorean and rabid fan of Baltimore sports who grew up about 1 mile from Memorial Stadium.  He attended all but a handful of Orioles home games from 1979 through 2001.   Ken bleeds orange in more ways than one.  He's a graduate of Syracuse University, where he earned degrees in both Broadcast Journalism and Math and now works locally as an actuary. The message board member name "Filmstudy" comes from his collection of video from every Ravens game ever played and his player-participation-by-play tracking system for defense that he developed in 2006.  This system is the cornerstone of his thoughtful and one-of-a-kind analysis of the complex Ravens defense.  

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Kurt Backert

Kurt Backert

Kurt's passion for the game began in the 60's watching the Colts on TV and at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. He began following the statistics of not only his beloved Colts but also those of the Colts opponents, with a keen eye on Vince Lombardi's Packers. His thirst for and attention to statistical detail would eventually lead Kurt on a journey to the world of fantasy football in the late 1980's where he's captured more titles than John Wooden's UCLA Bruins   Kurt carries a distinction that no other fan of the NFL can boast about.  He is the reigning NFL National Trivia Champion and he credits his Dad for passing on such passion for the game, something Kurt also hopes to pass along to his 9-year-old son.

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Kyle Casey

Kyle Casey

Kyle's love of pro and college football stems from his passion for the Baltimore Ravens. He has held season tickets in section 542 of M&T Bank Stadium since 2004. He is currently a sophomore Mass Communications student at Towson University.

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Logan Quick

Logan Quick

Logan Quick is a 21-year-old aspiring sports journalist from Harford County, Maryland and is looking to make a name for himself in a big way. A lifelong Ravens fan, (And O's, Capitals, Manchester City FC, too many to name!) Quick joined RSR in 2014 to chase his dream and write for the best fans in the world! And oh yeah, he would have been the next Ed Reed, but apparently 5-8/130 pound safeties don't fly in the NFL! :)

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Matt Costantini

Matt Costantini

Matt Costantini is a recent graduate of BIM and a life-long Baltimore sports fan. Resided in Section 124 at M&T Bank Stadium with his father and brother and was in left-field for the O’s last playoff game before the decade and a half of misery. A huge college basketball fan (UMD of course), sometimes forces himself to believe he likes the NBA. Inspired by the likes of Mark Viviano and Dan Patrick, Matt is prying his way into the Baltimore media market.

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Matt Zenitz

Matt Zenitz

Matt covers the Ravens for the Carroll County Times and Annapolis Capital. He is also a Ravens correspondent for the Associated Press.

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Mike Fast

Mike Fast

I was born and raised in Baltimore. But after a year at York College of Pennsylvania, I transferred to Towson University. At York and Towson, I hosted various radio shows, wrote for the school paper, spoke on a panel RE: college game day presentation at IBS conference in Manhattan and was a public address announcer for multiple sports. Since 2012, I've been able to cover the Ravens during their training camp as well as work for Johns Hopkins during their home men's lacrosse games. A life-long goal was realized when I got to attend Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans and witness the Ravens triumph over an excellent 49ers team. What an experience! If you choose to do so, follow me on twitter: @MikeFastJr.

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Miles Goodman

Miles Goodman

Miles is the co-host of The Coach's Buzz heard every Wednesday on AM1300 ESPN from 5-7pm (www.coachbuzz.net).   Miles became involved in sports marketing and public relations (presspasspr.com) in 2002 with Edwin Mulitalo (#64 Baltimore Ravens 1999-2006)  and was President of Big Ed’s Band Foundation.  Miles has also been President of The Matt Katula Foundation (#70 Baltimore Ravens 2005-2009) Miles holds a degree from Towson University in Business Administration and Marketing Management. 

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mr._mojo_rizon

mr._mojo_rizon

Mr. Mojo Rizon is RSR’s answer to The Sporting News’ “Fly” and The Sun’s exiled “Mr. Flip.” If you are familiar with those columns, you’ll get it.  If not, sit back, brace yourself and enjoy.

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Nick Bucher

Nick Bucher

Nick is a BTA major and an Economics minor at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Nick also writes for the sports section of the UMBC newspaper, and is a diehard Ravens and Orioles fan. The coolest thing Nick has done was throwing out the First Pitch at an Orioles game in 2012.

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Paul Lukoskie

Paul Lukoskie

Paul (aka WickedSolo) has been an avid football fan since he was a little kid. As former player himself (through college only...turning pro and having million dollar contracts and fame just sounded too overwhelming...or he's just a 5'11" 200lb guy who was only good enough to play D-3 ball...but who's counting...) he has a ton of experience in the locker room, on the field, and in the film room during the off-season and the regular season. While serving in the US Navy on active duty he had the opportunity to check out the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama and caught the attention of a few Ravens' scouts (not too hard to spot the only guy in Mobile wearing camo fatigues with a purple Ed Reed jersey) and they were kind enough to point out some of the things they look for when scouting players. From that point on, Paul was hooked on the draft and everything leading up to it. He regularly contributes draft-based analytical pieces on the RSR forum and is constantly providing Ravens fans with collegiate players to check out. Paul is a Charm City native through and through and after being Honorably discharged from the Navy lives with his wife Ashly and son Jack. Jack is less than a year old, but is in the process of training to play for the Ravens in 2033.

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Rick Johnson

Rick Johnson

Rick Johnson is a native of Baltimore who has followed the local sports scene since the early sixties. Rick has been a regular contributor to the website since November, 2005. His contributions to ProFootball24x7.com range from the business of the NFL (CBA, retired players pensions) to nostalgic retrospectives; from topical sports issues to an occasional book review.   Rick has also lived in Rockville (when the Senators were still losing), Chicago, and Jacksonville, Florida. Rick and his family became overnight celebrities in the Chicago suburb of Hinsdale after they sold their home to Blackhawks star right-winger Dennis Hull in 1972 before moving back to Baltimore. 

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Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones is a native of Belair, MD and has been an avid Ravens fan since they came to Baltimore in 1996. He lived in Federal Hill, MD before moving to Boston in 2006. He is the cofounder of Ravens Nation North, a contingent of Ravens fans living in Boston who get together for every game to cheer on the purple and black. Ryan lives with his fiancé who is a Lions fan, but roots for the Ravens because she knows it's in the best interest of their relationship.

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Steve Hasler

Steve Hasler

March 29, 1984. Steve Häsler was attending college in Gambier, Ohio when the phone rang in his dorm room. His parents were calling with disturbing news – our beloved Colts had poured the entire organization into Mayflower vans and left town. For the next four autumns, Steve was forced to watch football with Browns fans, unsympathetic to the plight of losing a hometown team. By 1987 he was back in Baltimore, working in advertising, and attending the Towson Fourth of July every year just to hear the Baltimore Colts Marching Band play the old fight song as they waddled by. It made his mother cry every year. And yes, he called his old Ohio roommates back in 1995 just to make sure they heard the news that he once again he was going to have a team to root for. Steve has been opining on all things Ravens pretty much since the invention of message boards. You may know him as Shas.

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Tom Moore

Tom Moore

TOM MOORE is from Baltimore and writes on sports for Press Box, and he previously served as a columnist for The Baltimore Examiner on many topics related to Baltimore and Maryland. Described by many as a ‘Renaissance man,’ Mr. Moore has hosted the weekly radio program The Tom Moore Show on AM 680 WCBM since 2003, and sings in a jazz/standards band, which released its first record in 2010, “Restless Journey” available on I-Tunes. Mr. Moore has also acted on stage in local theaters and on TV programs such as the NetFlix series “House of Cards” and HBO’s “The Wire.” An NCLL Final Four lacrosse player at the University of Richmond, Moore transferred to, then graduated from the University of Maryland in 2000 with a degree in Journalism. From 2000-2002, he worked as a producer for ABC Radio WMAL in Washington, DC where he was part of the station’s 2001 Edward R. Murrow Award-winning news team. A busy Maryland attorney (known better as Thomas Maronick Jr.) by day, Moore is a lifelong baseball, football and lacrosse fan and may be reached at tommooreradio@yahoo.com

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Tyler Seabolt

Tyler Seabolt

A recent graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Tyler is now furthering his knowledge of the Communications Media field with Russell Street Report. Tyler is very passionate about the Ravens, Orioles, Terps, and anything related to the great state of Maryland. He enjoys keeping up with the most recent news and updates in the sports world and loves attending games. If he is not writing or doing photography for an event, he can be found surfing or spending time with his six-year-old brother.

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Will Spencer

Will Spencer

Will Spencer, the founder and lead content writer for Draft Breakdown has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. From Baltimore, he’s had draft related articles published on the Baltimore Ravens official website, Scout.com’s Orange and Brown Report as well as Ravens Insider. Will is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. Will graduated from the Sports Management Worldwide Scouting and General Manager class in 2009. Click here to see links to articles written by Will and hear audio of Will on various radio programs and podcasts.  

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Wola Odeniran

Wola Odeniran

Born in Silver Spring, Wola Odeniran remains a Maryland resident. He is currently a student at UMUC with a major in graphics communication, the ultimate goal being a career in journalism. Wola is a lifelong Ravens, Orioles and Terps fan…all the way!

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