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!
Owner / Primary Content Director & Senior Writer
Forum/League Handle: No Problem
I was born in Nebraska, did 16 years in Buffalo before I finally escaped to Florida State University and I now reside in Orlando, Florida. I have been happily married for over 20 years to the greatest football wife a man can ask for. Thanks for tolerating my dysfunctional FF obsession all these years Audra!
I started playing FF in 1987 when I entered and won my first National competition, a MSNBC salary cap league. Like Alan I remember getting the USA Today on Monday mornings and manually scoring all the league’s teams while having a beer at my friend’s bar. Since then I have evolved into a full scale FF junky playing IDP, dynasty and high stakes redraft leagues like the WCOFF, FFPC, and FPC. I was introduced to Dynasty about 9 years ago and I started playing IDP leagues in 2007, when I joined Jim Day’s (Fantasy Taz) Badlands leagues.
I joined DFW as their IDP content director in June of 2014 and I look forward to spreading the word on all the great features and benefits of playing in IDP leagues!
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.
Owner / IDP Content Director & Writer
Forum Handle: scurvy
I’ve lived all over Ohio, but am settling down in the Cincinnati area with my wife and two daughters. When I’m not working or spending time with my family, I’m an avid fan of the Bengals and fantasy football.
One thing I love about fantasy football is introducing new people to the game. It’s one of the main reasons I still really enjoy redraft leagues. However, nothing compares to dynasty formats, where the patient and well-researched owners are rewarded for their long-term strategies. IDP cranks up the difficulty, requiring owners to pay attention to a bigger player pool and diversity of positions. Still, a little luck never hurts!
I’m very thankful to the DFW staff and readers for allowing me to take part in this great community.
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
I was born and raised in Houston — which is now the most agonizing city for a sports fan by far since LeBron has returned to Cleveland. After moving all over the great state of Texas, I have now settled down in Amarillo.
I was told all my life to get paid doing what you love. So, I’m livin’ the dream as a beer salesman by day and moonlighting as a fantasy football writer. Football has been my passion ever since I put on pads in the 4th grade. I started my first fantasy league over a decade ago which has now evolved into a monster 30-man roster contract league. I’m always looking for a way to raise the difficulty level and challenge myself and the other owners.
When I am not working, I occupy my time with my wife and three kids. The oldest is a boy that is very much like me in every way. My other two are daughters that are already clearly working on solidifying their diva reputations even before they are out of diapers. When their pre-teen era begins, ya’ll will be hearing a lot from me as I escape into my sanctuary of fantasy football.
Senior Writer for Dynasty Football Warehouse
Born and raised just outside of Minneapolis, I’ve grown up a passionate Minnesota sports fan. Unfortunately, some of my most memorable moments as a fan include feeling pain and agony of narrow losses (’98 and ’09 NFC Championships). In a weird way, I think this has always drawn me to the draft. It’s the one time of year where every team and every fanbase believes this is their year, and the draft marks a new beginning. My passion for the NFL draft ultimately led me to Dynasty. It is far and away my preference for fantasy sports, and I can only imagine it will grow in popularity as the years pass.
Aside from being an obsessive NFL fan, I also enjoy playing men’s slowpitch softball (still clinging on to my dream to make it to the show), delicious craft beer, and single track mountain biking. I’m happily married to my high school sweetheart, and we have a very active little two year old to keep us on our toes.
Writer for Dynasty Football Warehouse
Forum Handle: FantasyJunkie
I’ve been playing fantasy football for the past 10 years but it really became an addiction when I started playing Dynasty Fantasy Football in 2010. Dynasty is a way to keep fantasy football going year round and that’s exactly what I do. I’m in way too many leagues, each year I give myself a cap of how many new leagues I will join and every year I exceed that number. I’ve been writing about fantasy football for a little over a year and contributing for DFW gives me an opportunity to talk fantasy with people that are just as hooked as I am.
I live in the Pittsburgh area, I’m a HUGE Steelers fan, and I have an amazing wife and three great kids! I’m willing to talk fantasy sports with anyone anytime, got a question or a comment about anything fantasy football related hit me up.
Host of Dynasty Football Warehouse’s Pulse Podcast and writer for DFW
Some say he is more handsome than Mark Sanchez and he can certainly hold his drink better than Johnny “Rehab” Manziel. If he could play any position in the NFL, he would be the fullback/blocking back for the Oakland Raiders. He has been a Raider’s fan since before Marcus Allen ran with the night.
Josh is also a massive Detroit Red Wings and Sioux Falls Canaries fan. He is also, for some moronic reason, a New York Knicks fan. Since he is located in “Twins Territory” he is an avid supporter of the Minnesota Twins. College football as always been an obsession of Josh’s. He loves it so much he must have a favorite team in each of the FBS conferences with the Florida State Seminoles and the Mighty Spartans of Michigan State being his ultimate favorites. Broadcasting his opinions is a love of Josh’s and he thoroughly enjoys the research one must undertake to spew out such jagged nuggets. Comparing players of yesteryear to modern day prospects is what Josh will do until his hair turns blue (who are we kidding he will never stop). He is married to his perfect/beautiful match with two insanely adorable children, two pure bred toy poodles, and one rabbit-ravenous cold blooded orange tabby named after an adult beverage ladies in white hats drink at country clubs. To stalk Josh on Twitter follow him @Josh_DFWPulse
Writer for Dynasty Football Warehouse
Growing up in Wisconsin means I’m quite the diehard Packers fan. However, this causes quite a few issues since I currently reside in Chicago and married into a family full of Bears fans. Thankfully it’s pretty easy to win all of the “Our Team is Better” arguments. My wife and I have been married since 2011 and we recently welcomed our first child into the family!
Some fantasy football writers will measure their success in terms of article views or twitter followers. My measure will be in terms of how many of my readers end their fantasy season with a trophy raised high above their head and a “League Champion” plaque posted at the top of their league’s home page.
Nick first fell in love with the game of football while watching the Doug Williams led 1987 Washington Redskins’ playoff run to Super Bowl XXII. After spending the first 26 years of his life in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, South Dakota where the winters are very conducive to plopping down in front of a television to watch football for ten straight hours. He moved to beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; which provided many more opportunities for outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, and a few adventures with wildlife including staring down a moose and being chased by a Momma bear. Following nearly a decade in North Idaho, Nick is taking his talents to Kihei, Maui and will forever bid adieu to winter in June 2015.
Peering over countless decks of football cards as a youngster introduced Nick to the world of sports stats and he was arguing the merits of “Player A” over “Player B” long before starting to play Fantasy Football. Surprisingly, he initially resisted playing the game for years, naively believing football was exciting enough without having anything riding on the outcome, before finally relenting in the late 2000’s. Now he couldn’t imagine a life without preseason draft boards, trade offers, waiver claims, and chasing the dragon known as a Fantasy Championship.
In the few moments not spent watching, researching and covering football or being outdoors Nick also enjoys video games, playing a little bass and cello, sampling delicious micro-brews (sampling is most likely a massive understatement), and is a big Oregon Ducks fan, while also casually following the Seattle Mariners and Minnesota Wild.
Nick has been pod-casting since 2013, and loves having the chance every week to not only spout off his opinions but also to learn from other analysts around the country.
Writer for Dynasty Football Warehouse
Twitter Handle: @Chuck_Pod
I actually started playing Fantasy Football in the mid-1980’s—back when we had to wait for the Monday morning newspaper to find out the exact statistics from the Sunday games. Fantasy has come a long way since then, and we are all very thankful for the Internet. I have a B.A. in sports journalism from the University of Nebraska (Go Big Red) and have experience as a sportscaster in Lincoln, NE and Denver, CO. I have, most recently, served as an Executive Casino Host in Las Vegas at the Stratosphere, Stardust and Harrah’s, and I currently work independently for Caesar’s Entertainment. I have kept my hands in the broadcasting business. I appeared weekly, during the 2014 NFL season, as the Las Vegas voice for DFW staffers Josh Johnson and Nick Wagner during their podcast in picking pro games against the spread. I also publish a “Best Bets” column during the season for my online newspaper TellusNewsDigest.com.
Writer for Dynasty Football Warehouse
Forum handle: Kylehall04
I was born and raised in the great state of Iowa, Living the quiet but very busy life with my wife and 3 daughters. Football and sports in general has always been a passion of mine. Living in Iowa there was/is little to do and zero professional teams to follow. When I found Fantasy Football it was a match made in heaven as I could now root for many teams with a purpose. I grew up rooting for many different teams and never had a favorite until a few years back committing to the Lions as “my team”. I started playing redraft fantasy leagues in 2003 and over time it grew into keeper leagues and finally jumped into the dynasty world in 2012.
I have been writing for DFW since the summer of 2013. It has been a great ride and I look forward to continuing to see this site continue to grow and prosper!
Writer & Forum Moderator for Dynasty Football Warehouse
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.
Writer for Dynasty Football Warehouse
Forum Handle: Sixshooter
Twitter Handle: @sixshooter67
I am a Slot Manager for a Casino in a town where Wild Bill Hickock took his last breath and have been working in the gaming industry since 1993. I am married to a wonderful Native American woman and cherish her love for the outdoors. I relish my time fishing, hunting, camping, gardening and anything outdoors when I am not participating in fantasy sports no matter if it is writing an article or participating in a fantasy league which can include anything from fantasy football to fantasy NASCAR to fantasy golf. Although all are most definitely entertaining, fantasy football most definitely takes precedence…especially dynasty fantasy football! I have been participating in fantasy football leagues since 1995 and have enjoyed decades of endless enjoyment at a minimal cost while getting an infinite amount of entertainment!