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.Read Articles
Andrew is a Bel Air, MD native who moved to Arizona in February 2011 and brought his passion for Baltimore sports to the desert. He previously worked at 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore as a producer and weekend host and is now a writer and editor for a national newswire that services thousands of radio stations across the country. Andrew grew up attending Orioles and Ravens games throughout his childhood and also went to many sporting events at Towson University and the University of Maryland including Football, Basketball and Lacrosse. He not only brings a great view from afar at the local Baltimore sports scene, but also has a unique national view on Charm City. You can follow Andrew on Twitter: @AStetkaRead Articles
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.
Chris is a Richmond resident with strong family ties to the Baltimore area. As an analyst by trade, he focuses on statistics and trends to tell the story. He writes columns for 24x7, is a regular contributor on 24x7’s Ravens board as psuasskicker, and blogs at oblongspheroid.com. Chris grew up watching Orioles and Colts games, and has been a football fan since elementary school. He’s a Ravens season ticket holder and gets to as many games as he can – no easy chore with a young family and living three hours away. He participates in several fantasy football leagues, and is studying sports betting and in particular football betting strategies. He looks forward to some day working in football, as an analyst, writer, or in some other fashion.
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.
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.cfmRead Articles
David Hallman is the self-proclaimed Purple Prophet. After years of mediocre predictions coming true, he told his parents his greatest prophecy on the drive to the airport to leave for Thailand in July 2012: “The only year I live overseas, the Orioles will make the playoffs, and the Ravens will win the Super Bowl.” We all know how that story ended: sleepless nights watching games thanks to the time difference and an office of foreign co-workers who refused to talk to him the day after he called out “sick” to watch the Super Bowl. He graduated from Calvert Hall in ’08 and Towson University in ’12 with a degree in English.
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.
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.
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.Read Articles
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_GordonRead Articles
Greg Brosh, who currently serves as the VP for Fantasy Knuckleheads, has been involved in the fantasy football industry for the last 8 years. He's also been playing in various fantasy leagues since 2001.Read Articles
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
Jim is a sports media columnist for Examiner Newspapers in Washington, DC and France 24. He is also an Emmy and Ace award winning TV producer, director and writer. You can hear Jim Monday and Friday at 7:25AM on the Morning Show heard on Team 990AM in Montreal. Jim loves to write and to find out why people like TV and what they enjoy....and also don't like.
Joe Kelly, a Baltimore native with a passion for Baltimore sports, is an award-winning journalist and writer with nearly 20 years of experience. He started his journalism career in Ocean City, Md., as a reporter and sports editor at The Maryland Coast Dispatch. Since then, he has earned his journalistic stripes as a reporter and editor for various trade and association publications. Joe is also a freelance writer who has been published in The Baltimore Sun, Maryland Family Magazine, The Baltimore Press, Peninsula Magazine, and various other publications and websites. In addition, he is also the author of That’s My Point: Reflections from Baltimore’s Locust Point Neighborhood (PublishAmerica, 2005). He was an all-conference kicker on the 1988-89 B Conference Championship Cardinal Gibbons High School football team. He also lettered in soccer, wrestling and lacrosse. He’s a graduate of the University of Dayton, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and played lacrosse.
Joe is currently a sophomore in high-school and occupies the pitcher’s mound for the Rawlings Stars. Joe has a passion for the Ravens and spends a great amount of time analyzing and often scrutinizing the various moves within the organization. He is an NFL Draft enthusiast and spends much of his free time studying tape of upcoming prospects. Although he’s young, he’s devoted to soak in as much as possible for his future as a sports journalist.
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.
John is the author of the internet food blog http://www.grilling24x7.com. Check out more grilling recipes and tips at http://www.grilling24x7.com and follow John on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/grilling24x7.
Justin was born in Detroit, Michigan and was raised with a football in his crib. He has also lived in Hartford, Connecticut, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Justin is an NFL Draft analyst and enthusiast. Justin first began to love the idea of building a team through the draft from his father, Gary. When Justin was young and would watch football with his father, the announcer would say something like “That was all Thurman Thomas on that play.” His father would show him that it was actually the pulling guard and great down block by the tackle who made that play. Since then, Justin has been evaluating players for the draft, free agents and grading teams’ offseason moves. Justin has a love and passion for all aspects of the game. From on the field play, to identifying value free agents, navigating the salary cap and mostly the NFL Draft. Justin will take his love for all facets of the game and make well informed opinions about your favorite teams’ future. Justin currently works for CBS Radio and is a board operator at 106.7 The Fan, DC Sports. Super Bowl winning teams are built in rounds 3 through 7.Follow him on Twitter - @JRFord0
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.Read Articles
Ken Zalis (KZ) is the creator and editor for FansFantasyFootball.com, a site created by fantasy football fans for fantasy players. The site provides pre-season and in-season fantasy football rankings, weekly analysis and boasts that it offers the fastest advice on the web. Zalis is also a weekly NFL contributor to Pressbox and Pressboxonline.com and is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.Read Articles
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.Read Articles
Kris - or "Goob" as he's widely known - has turned an obsession into a career. As a media member by day and super fan by night, he reports from the Under Armour Performance Center twice per week and brings Ravens news from a fan's perspective. His popular YouTube series Goobvision propelled his career and notoriety amongst Ravens fans, even helping him win the 2010 nationwide DIRECTV Ultimate Displaced Fan contest. He's been featured on shows such as The Jim Rome Show, ProFootballTalk Live, The Sirius XM Blitz with Rich Gannon and Adam Schein, Sirius XM's MadDog Radio, The Michael Irvin Show, Tony Bruno Show, Two Live Stews and FoxSports.com to name a few (or is that a lot?). He's caught a touchdown pass from Warren Moon during a flag football game and hates the Pittsburgh Steelers more than anyone else on the face of the earth. Twitter: RavenManiacRead Articles
Kyle Purkey is a Senior at James Madison University currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology focusing on Exercise Science with a Minor in Coaching Education. He is an aspiring football coach and works as a videographer for the JMU Football Team. Growing up in Carroll County, Kyle's love of the Ravens and football in general stems from watching Ed Reed make plays on Sundays. He is an avid weight lifter and Television enthusiast.Read Articles
Mark Suchy is just like you – one of those Baltimore natives who never got away, and honestly never wanted to. He loves Baltimore and its rich sports history, especially football. His father took him to Johnny U’s last game at Memorial Stadium. He was there for Pat Beach’s touchdown against the Houston Oilers, never knowing that would be the last score ever for the Baltimore Colts. He saw Vinny Testaverde score the first touchdown in Baltimore Ravens history from Section 9 in the fourth row of the upper deck. And he climbed a tree on Cross Street as Federal Hill celebrated the Ravens’ Super Bowl XXXV victory. Mark lives in Freeland and is the proud father of three athletic sons. He is a freelance writer and sports broadcaster who brings it as a high school football play-by-play on both radio and television in Western Maryland. He was the play-by-play voice for the Frostburg State Bobcats football telecasts in the early 1990’s. After working in a family business for the past 15 years, Mark is back to pursuing his passion of sports media. You can follow his work here and listen to him host The Wild Monday Night Football Show on V1370 Baltimore each Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Some guy named Tony Lombardi is a regular contributor to the show. Friend him on Facebook: Mark Suchy Follow him on Twitter: @suchonsports
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.
Matt is another of a growing list of NFL draft junkies. He comes to 24x7 by way of Chicago as a respected member of our message board who charts draft eligible player projections. You can follow this year's projections here.
Matt is a lifelong Maryland resident and graduate of both Calvert Hall and Towson University. For the past three years he has worked as the senior editor for Ravens Gab, a blog devoted to all things purple, providing commentary and analysis. He makes his home in Bel Air with his wife, and three children just minutes away from his job teaching history for Harford County Public Schools. His love of history extends into the Sports world. He remembers and honors the Baltimore Colts and yearns for the day when the O's will return to the top of the AL East. He looks forward to the opportunity to share his thoughts, passion, and humor about the sports world.
Matt is currently a sophomore at Frostburg State University studying Geospatial Mapping Sciences. After school he plans to pursue a job dealing with business or sales planning while still making time to blog about sports. Although he attends college close to Steelers country, he bleeds purple and black all year long! Matt is also a fan of professional tennis and plays for Frostburg's varsity tennis team. A Ravens fan since he was 13 years old (editor's note: What happened prior to 13?) he became immediately hooked on everything football after watching his first Ravens game. A regular observer of the NFL Network (sometimes disagreeing out loud with what they say) Matt is a sponge for NFL news. He's also a big Orioles fan and he catches as many Anaheim Ducks games as possible.
Matt Zenitz covers the Ravens and the NFL Draft for Pressbox and the Carroll County Times. He co-hosts Pressbox Live Sundays on ESPN Radio 1300-AM from 10-11 A.M during football season, and is a frequent contributor to Inside Pressbox and Sports Extra on ABC-2 WMAR. He is also a regular guest on Playmakers with Jeremy Conn on 105.7 The FAN, Pressbox Live Saturday on ESPN 1300-AM as well as The Rob Long Show on FOX 1370-AM.
The Media Watchdog has been lurking, observing the local and national sports media for quite some time. He’s connected, in it and clandestine. Like Batman is to Bruce Wayne, the Media Watchdog is to Michael O’Nair.
Melissa was born and bred in Baltimore and currently resides in Washington, DC. She is a self-professed sports addict and a lifelong Baltimore sports fan, her favorite team is the Ravens. Since she was young when the Colts were shipped out of town and she grew up without a football team, she became a die-hard Ravens fan and is in constant need of a football fix. In the real world she is a web/social media maven, though her dream job would be in the sports world and until the dream becomes reality, she spends her spare time writing and obsessing about her beloved Ravens. Follow Melissa on Twitter: @egoddess1Read Articles
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.
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.
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.
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.
Born and bred in Baltimore; graduated Baltimore Polytechnic Institute - North Avenue campus (that carbon-dates me); Graduated UofMD College Park campus…a Baltimore Colts fan from birth, and still, thanks Mom & Dad for talking me off of the roof after Super Bowl III; sold my business and moved to Dallas, TX in ‘97 w/my now X-wife - what was I smoking…hard core Ravens fan (no back-up team) - thank God for DirecTv’s Sunday ticket!
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.
Riley Babcock was born and raised in Maryland where he took a big interest towards sports at a young age. The Baltimore Ravens soon became his main interest which led to his eventual hiring as Editor of the Ravens blog, Ebony Bird, in early March of 2011. Riley is an avid follower of all sports, but is primarily into football, specifically the NFL. With eyes glued to ESPN 24/7 and the NFL Network, you can count on Riley always being on top of the latest sports news and providing readers with quality content year round.
Scott Fink is a football crazed, recent graduate of St. Paul’s school and current student at Syracuse University. At St. Paul’s, Scott found his passion for football while debating with his friends about every small detail of the games on Sunday. As these daily debates continued, Scott made the jump into writing for his school publication, The Page. For two years Scott wrote about the recent happenings with the hometown Ravens in his weekly column dubbed “Fink About It”.
Scot is a Baltimore native, a Towson University graduate, and has followed sports since the early 1980's. Scot likes to go inside the numbers and get the real "411" on the wins and losses, hence his Behind The Numbers column. Besides being an avid sports fan, Scot has been involved with televison sports production as an Associate Producer since 1993 for WMAR, ESPN, ESPNU,ESPN2, and the former Home Team Sports network. In addition to his television work Scot has written articles for Baltimore Magazine, Lacrosse Magazine and Patuxent Publishing. These experiences make him a natural as the creator of the Media Watchdog, another of SK's fine contributions.
Steve Hamrick is a Baltimore native and original 1996 Personal Seat License holder. He is also an attorney and the founding member of The Hamrick Law Firm. But please don't hold that against him.
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.
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.
Wendell is an aspiring sportswriter who currently attends college to obtain a degree in Mass Communications. He was born and raised in the city of Baltimore and has lived in Maryland his whole life. Wendell didn't grow an interest in football until the age of 6. Once his interest grew for the sport, he started to specifically admire the quarterback position. Everywhere he went, you could spot him wearing a NFL quarterback jersey, but his favorites were his Troy Aikman, Brett Favre & Vinny Testaverde (Baltimore Ravens) jerseys. Now at the age of 20, Wendell loves to speak about sports, whether it's debating or simply talking about the outcome of games. He's an ESPN-aholic. Since the age of 13, Wendell hasn't gone a single day without watching Sportscenter or ESPNews. Someday he hopes to make it as a Sportswriter/Sportscaster and hopefully follow the footsteps of his idols, Chris Broussard and Adam Schefter. When it comes to bleeding Purple & Black, THAT is an understatement when talking about this guy because he will stick up for his team no matter what situation is. One of Wendell's most memorable quotes is "Although Baltimore isn't the most exciting, cleanest or friendliest cities in the US, the Ravens make me proud to say I'm a Baltimorean".
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.Read Articles