Forum Handle: Jaysports
As the founder and CEO of Dynasty Football Warehouse I eat, sleep and breathe fantasy football. I’ve been hooked on this silly hobby since 2004 when my brother-in-law got me to join his redraft league. The biggest thing for me is having a competitive outlet as I crave head-to-head action against others. This fun and silly passion helps to fill that void in my life after growing up playing basketball, football and baseball. Luckily my beautiful wife Katie is absolutely amazing and she is so supportive of DFW and this so-called “silly” passion of mine.
My wife and I have a 5-year-old daughter, Addison, and a 2-year-old son, Tyler, who fuel my motivation in life. On another note I honestly can’t imagine DFW’s existence without my DFW brethren Dan (aka Burgandy) and Jeff (aka Shamrock) who are my managing partners. We make it a point to have a lot of fun and I truly believe this is portrayed through our articles and forums, making it a great experience for our members and readers who are the life-blood of our site. I also want to take a moment to thank all of our contributors, members and readers. Without your continued support of DFW we wouldn’t be where we are today and I am truly excited for what lies ahead. Our future is bright and the vision we have for the site will make for such a fun ride!
Forum Handle: Shamrock
Born and bred in Minnesota I now live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my wife. It’s a struggle everyday living among Packer fans, but it makes the rivalry that much more fun. I’m currently a software developer for a large banking corporation.
I started with fantasy football as commissioner of my then 8-team redraft league back in 1996. Since then I’ve tried almost every format of fantasy football, but developed a love for dynasty above all. I still run my initial redraft league with close friends from 1996 along with two other dynasties. I also participate in six other dynos. Other hobbies I have include video games, basketball, and brewing beer (though I’ll admit I’m much better at drinking the beer than making it).
Forum Handle: Burgandy
I was born in Rochester, MN and raised in a small town near there. After spending a few years in Colorado I moved back to the Twin Cities to start a family. I am a die-hard Vikings fan and love any sort of competitive sport. I currently own and operate multiple Subway Sandwich Restaurants, have two children under the age of four, and a wife of eight years. Needless to say, I keep extremely busy.
I started playing fantasy football in my good buddy Shamrock’s leagues. I was introduced to dynasty and have since dropped all my redraft leagues. For fun, I stay competitive in mud runs, 5ks, and 10ks. I play guitar and mainly jam to any blues backing track I can find on YouTube. While I am busy, my businesses allow me to do the thing that I love most, which is being an active and involved father to our two children. They are the loves of my life and nothing would be worth doing without them. And, oh yeah — the Packers suck!
Forum Handle: Kilroy
I was born in Philadelphia and have lived in the suburbs of the city throughout my life. I’ve been surrounded by and have had the sport of football embedded in me for as long as I can remember. I recall my Dad taking us to his high school alma mater’s (Northeast Catholic) football games when I was no more than about seven-years old. My three brothers and I played our own game of football on the sidelines while my Dad was there taking photographs of all the players and the action on the field. In addition to this, I suppose you could say football literally runs through my blood. My great uncle, Francis “Bucko” Kilroy, played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1943-1955. He had remained involved with the league ever since, most notably serving within the New England Patriots organization for thirty-six years under various roles, including as their general manager during the 1980s.
I got involved with fantasy football back in 2002. My oldest brother invited me to join one of his leagues and I fully indulged myself within it rather quickly. I joined my first dynasty league in 2004 and fell in love with the year round concept of that fantasy platform. It gave me further reason to not just go about watching the games, but to also continue exploring it on a level that goes far beyond simply viewing the sport. In 2006 is when I first began writing NFL and fantasy football related articles. It has worked out quite well for me being as not only do I love the sport, but I also enjoy writing quite a bit itself regardless of the subject matter. I’m a big fan of the written word.
Forum Handle: Speedkills
Raised in Michigan, I now live in Charlotte, NC after previously living in Knoxville, Houston, and a few different places in New Jersey and Seattle. I started playing fantasy football back in 1990 after picking up a Miller Lite “handbook for fantasy football” and drafting spontaneously with some of my relatives during the backyard wedding reception of my grandmother who re-married later in her life. This was well before the internet, of course, and I fondly remember calculating stats by hand when the Monday newspaper came out, photocopying and mailing newsletters, and getting a second phone line so people could leave lineups and transaction requests.
I was one of the first customers at the MFL league hosting site before they were bought out by MFL actually. Before joining the team here at DFW/FFW I was an owner and founder of DynastyRogues.com and have participated in the Fantasy Index magazine experts rankings and competition for several years with a fair amount of success.
Forum Handle: lgrilli
I can remember playing fantasy football back in 1999-2000ish on Smallworld.com in their salary cap/stock market type leagues. After scouring the site on my dial up connection for the best deals, I would buy and sell players like some Wall Street Tycoon. I eventually became addicted to this virtual game. It wasn’t until college that I realized I could make a few bucks on the side, so it turned into my unofficial second job. My soon-to-be wife didn’t love the idea of me spending 10 hours on the couch each Sunday watching football, but once she realized the more I won the bigger her Christmas gifts… well, she learned to deal with it.
Residing in Southern New Hampshire, I am a die hard New England Patriots fan with a soft spot for the Cleveland Browns (since I went to school in Cleveland). As a Broadcasting and Mass Comm major, but not working in the Communications industry whatsoever, writing for FFW and DFW allows me to scratch that itch. It also helps that I thoroughly enjoy researching and writing about fantasy football as well.
Forum Handle: N/A
For starters, I hail from Southington, CT, which means I’m surrounded by brain-washed Patriots/Giants/Jets fans everywhere I look. I don’t have much to say about my wife and kids because, well, I don’t have any. So it usually goes for your average 17 year-old kid.
All jokes aside, I’ve been playing fantasy football for the past 3-5 years, but only really started to grasp a handle on what the hell to do in order to succeed in the past year, or so. My passion for the game of football knows no bounds. I’m a big time Offensive Line guy, thanks mostly to my Center position on my High School’s State Championship team. I was blessed to capture that moment, and I’m just as grateful to now hold an Offensive Line Coach position at a different High School in Connecticut.
DFW is an excellent site that has matured quite nicely, and I can’t thank Dan, Jay and everyone else that ushered me in. I’ll be sure to spread the word about DFW at Central Connecticut State University, the institution where I’ll be “taking my talents” to for the next four years.
One last thing: Skol.
Forum Handle: Bert and Ernie
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, a lifelong suffering Cleveland sports fan has turned to fantasy sports to take his mind off of any disastrous “professional” Cleveland teams. A two sport fantasy “athlete”, Shawn has been playing fantasy football and baseball for well over a decade. You could call him the “Bo Jackson” or “Deion Sanders” of fantasy sports.
Because he isn’t able to turn his fantasy sports knowledge into a full time paying job (yet) Shawn teaches high school History and English as a way of communicating with everyone else outside of our crazy fantasy world. With a strong background in pop culture and music, Shawn also works occasionally as a DJ, where he tries to educate others on exactly what type of music to listen to as well. I guess it seems like he’s always trying to educate others at something.
Forum Handle: Wood Chipper
My dad was in the Coast Guard, so I ended up living all over the USA. I call Tennessee my home and am currently living in Norfolk, VA serving in the US Navy. Unlike some of the staff on DFW and FFW I have good taste in teams and am a major diehard fan of the Green Bay Packers. I have played fantasy football for over seven years while not truly dominating until four years ago. Some of my hobbies include filmography, bowling, watching minor league games, and collecting foreign money.