Staff Writers

Meet’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 & 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 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”) – NFL Staff Writer & Redskins:

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 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 – NFL, College Football & AFC East 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


Alan Zlotorzynski – NFL & Ravens Staff Writer

Matt Pearce – NFL & Ravens Staff Writer

Matt has been an avid sports fan for as long as he can remember, and football has always been his favorite.  His favorite sports teams are the Baltimore Ravens, New York Yankees, and all Syracuse University teams.  He likes to write for Fanspeak because it is a great website and he gets to cover football more in depth than ever before.


Mark Bullock – College Player Film Breakdowns & NFC East Staff Writer