FanSided started with Arrowhead Addict, a Kansas City Chiefs blog, back in April of 2007. Five years later, a simple website collaboration between two brothers has blossomed into the FanSided empire — a company of over 230 unique sports websites dedicated to team-specific and sport-specific coverage. Millions and millions of sports fans have flocked to our online sports communities, and we’re just getting started.
Nowhere else will you find the edgy, candid “fanpinions” that the FanSided Network dishes out every day of every week of every month of every year. Fandom has no offseason. Neither do we. Sports aren’t our jobs — sports are our lives. We know you eat, breathe, sleep and “you know what” sports. That’s why we’ve recruited a staff of FanSiders who are just as passionate about the teams and sports they cover as you are. Our staff remains dedicated to giving fan nation the coverage it wants — not the coverage the sports leagues and teams or mainstream media want you to receive. You will get the lowdown on your favorite sports and teams on and off the field early and often. Our main site, FanSided.com, is even branching out to cover what research has informed us our audience wants more of — a fusion of sports, entertainment, lifestyle and tech. All you interests in one place!
The FanSided community is as much yours as it is ours. We’re glad to have you on board and promise to deliver great original sports content as you watch all your sports dreams come true. Well, we promise that you’ll at least have a helluva time with us as you watch those dreams go up in smoke. Thanks for reading!
Adam Best, Co-Founder & CEO
Best co-founded the FanSided Network in April of 2007. He oversees the overall direction of the company, both creatively and business-wise.
Zach Best, Co-Founder & COO
Best co-founded the FanSided Network in April of 2007. He manages the growth of the network from a business and financial standpoint.
Matt Blake, Chief Product Officer
Blake has been consulting for FanSided since 2007 and has spearheaded the network’s technical department since 2011.
Patrick Allen, Vice President of Content
Allen has been with the FanSided Network since early 2009 and quarterbacks the network from a content perspective.
Aaron Somers, Director of Recruiting
Somers has been with the FanSided Network since late 2011 and served as the network’s MLB Editorial Director before being promoted to Recruitment Director.
Zac Snyder, NFL Editorial Director, NBA Editorial Director
Snyder has been with the FanSided Network since late 2010 and leads the development of all of the network’s NFL properties while building the network’s overall NFL brand.
Ernie Padaon, Assistant NFL Editorial Director
Padaon has been with the FanSided Network since 2011 and assists in managing the NFL Division of the network.
Kyle Franzoni, MLB Editorial Director
Derek Stykalo, NHL Editorial Director
Stykalo has been with the FanSided Network since 2010 and leads the development of all of the network’s NHL properties while building the network’s overall NHL brand.
Timothy Redinger, Assistant NHL Editorial Director
Redinger has been with the FanSided Network since 2008 and assists in managing the NHL Division of the network.
Ray Rivard, NCAA Editorial Director
Michael Castillo, Director of Marketing
Castillo has been with the FanSided Network since 2011 and served as the network’s NCAA Editorial Director before moving in to his current role.
Josh Sanchez, Senior Editor FanSided.com
Sanchez has been with the FanSided Network since late 2009 and leads the content development at the network’s flagship site, FanSided.com.
Mike Dyce, Editor FanSided.com
Dyce served as the editor of FanSided’s general NFL site, NFL Spinzone, before moving into his current role at FanSided.com.
Joel Wagler, Extra/Local Editorial Director & Editor FanSided.com
Wagler began with FanSided as the co-editor of the network’s Kansas City local site, KC Kingdom. He now also serves as the Editorial Director for the Extra/Local division.
Brian Miller, Consultant
Miller has been with the FanSided Network since early 2007, the first writer hired by the network, and assists in a variety of capacities.
Joel Cheesman, Founder at Morale.me
Joel Cheesman is a fine purveyor of weapons grade snark, self-proclaimed mobile marketing, SEO, recruiting and blogging badass; an entrepreneurial wannabe and occasional public speaker. An online recruitment veteran with over 15 years experience, he’s probably best know for the award-winning industry blog Cheezhead. Joel is currently founder of Morale.me, among other endeavors he hopes will keep his family fed and his cats groomed. Follow him at @joelcheesman.
Site Editors, Staff Writers, & Contributors
The FanSided Network and its 230+ sites have a growing staff exceeding 1,200 writers, some serving as site editors with others as part-time contributors. To learn more about these staff members, please visit the About pages at each of the respective sites.