Meet Fanspeak.com's Staff Writers! Here's a little more information about the guys who help Steveo "start the conversation" in the Football World…
Steve Shoup – NFL Draft Staff Writer:
Steve has been a diehard football fan and obsessively watching the NFL Draft since 1992 (when he was just 9 years-old). But Steve is more than just a fan who likes to follow the draft. He studies game video, analyzes players and has truly made this his calling. Besides being the Content Manager for Fanspeak.com and our resident NFL Draft expert, he was credentialed media at this year's Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Game, has been a guest on several FAN and ESPN Radio Affiliates for interviews, and a guest on other Draft related Podcasts.
Favorite Teams: Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals
John Manuel ("Stinger") – Redskins & NFL Staff Writer:
From John: I grew up an all DC sports fan except for the O's (DC didn't have a team). Fortunate to have a family with Skins season tickets which got me to two Super Bowls and various huge Maryland games. Things haven't changed except my teams have not been as successful lately.
John gives Fanspeak.com a little taste of everything! He usually refers to Reality Television and his Fantasy Football leagues. All his blogs have a humorous touch, as he is truly the voice of a fan who really pays attention to all the sports, not just his favorite teams. But he's a great fit as our Redskins Staff Writer, because he's been following DC sports intensely for as long as he can remember.
Favorite Teams: Washington Redskins, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Baltimore Orioles, Maryland Terrapins
Howard Ticker – NY Jets & NY Giants Staff Writer:
Howard is a recent WVU Sport Management graduate. He is a huge sports fan and loves to follow the New York Yankees, Knicks, Jets, and Rangers as well as WVU sports. Although I am from Gaithersburg Maryland, at a young age, my father got me into the New York sports teams because he grew up in Brooklyn, New York. I am a passionate spots fan and I love that Fanspeak gives me a chance to voice my opinions and write about what I love.
Favorite Teams: New York Jets, New York Yankees, New York Knicks, New York Rangers
Parks Smith – NFL/NCAA Football Staff Writer:
From the time he could walk Parks Smith followed his grandpa (Papa Joe) around to any sporting event he could find. A passion quickly grew and Parks is the definition of a sports junkie. His favorite team is far and away is the Longwood Lancers, Parks' alma mater. He is also a huge fan of the Redskins, Capitals, Nationals, Wizards, and a proud advocate for mid-major college programs everywhere.
The Richmond native also contributes as the Editor of Hogs Haven and the founder of LancersBlog.com.
Favorite Teams: Washington Redskins, Washington Capitals, Washington Nationals, Washington Wizards
Matt Pearce – Ravens Staff Writer
Favorite Teams: Baltimore Ravens