FanSided. The fastest growing independent sports and entertainment network on the Internet. Daily original content crafted for intelligent fans, by intelligent fans.
FanSided got it’s start back in April of 2007, when two brothers – Adam and Zach Best – launched Arrowhead Addict, our Kansas City Chiefs site. Years later that simple collaboration has blossomed into the FanSided Network – a growing collection of 270+ unique sports and entertainment sites dedicated to team-specific, sport-specific, genre-specific, and fanbase-specific coverage. Millions upon millions of sports fans have flocked to our online sports communities and we’re just getting started.
Nowhere else will you find the edgy, educated, and candid “fanpinions” that the FanSided Network dishes out each and every day, all year round. Fandom has no offseason. Neither do we. Sports and entertainment aren’t our jobs. Sports and entertainment are our lives. We know you eat, breathe, sleep, and “you know what” your passions. That’s why we’ve recruited a growing staff of FanSiders who are just as passionate about what they cover as you are. Our staff remains dedicated to giving fan nation the coverage it wants, offering the lowdown on our teams both on and off the field coupled with the nonstop scoops on all of your favorite entertainment interests and activities.
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 and entertainment content. Thanks for reading!
Adam Best, Co-Founder & CEO
Best co-founded the company in April 2007. He oversees the overall direction and growth of the company, from both a creativity and business standpoint.
Zach Best, Co-Founder & COO
Best co-founded the company in April 2007. He manages the growth of the network from a business and financial standpoint.
Matt Blake, Chief Product Officer
Blake has been consulting for the company since 2007 and has spearheaded the network’s technical department since 2011.
Patrick Allen, Vice President, Content & Strategy
Allen has been with the FanSided Network since early 2009 and quarterbacks the network from a content perspective. He is also spearheading FanSided’s expansion into entertainment and lifestyle.
Aaron Somers, Senior Personnel Director
Somers has been a part of FanSided since late 2011. He leads the network’s recruiting and staffing practices while overseeing our human resources needs.
Michael Castillo, Designer
Castillo has been with FanSided since 2011 and leads our design and graphics efforts with a focus on marketing.
Joel Wagler, Senior Director, Sports
Wagler has been with FanSided since early 2013 and helps to oversee each of our sports divisions, offering guidance and additional leadership support.
Josh Sanchez, Editor in Chief, FanSided.com
Mike Dyce, Editor, FanSided.com
Josh Hill, Editor, FanSided.com
Jack Jorgensen, Editor, FanSided.com
Zac Snyder, NFL Editorial Director
Ernie Padaon, NFL Assistant Director
Rich Spalding, NBA Director
Brad Rowland, NBA Assistant Director
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Kyle Franzoni, MLB Editorial Director
David Hill, MLB Assistant Director
Danny Abriano, MLB Assistant Director
Tim Redinger, NHL Editorial Director
Jared Crozier, NHL Assistant Director
Zach Ragan, NCAA Editorial Director
Michael Collins, NCAA Editorial Director
Dan Hughes, NCAA Editorial Director
Chris Headrick, Local/Extra Editorial Director
Phil Watson, Local/Extra Assistant Director
Joel Wagler, Soccer Editorial Director
Mark Huss, Social Media Manager
Brian Miller, Consultant
Joel Cheesman, Advisor
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, and Contributors
The FanSided Network and our 280+ sites have a growing staff exceeding 1,500 writers – some serving as site editors and many others as part time contributors. To learn more about these staff members please visit the About pages at each of our respective sites.