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About FFToolbox.com: Writers

FFToolbox.com began providing free fantasy sports information in 1997. Initially only covering fantasy football, we have expanded to cover the NFL draft, fantasy baseball, NASCAR, college football, CFL, and PGA golf. Additionally we aggregate news coverage for Premier League, NBA, and NHL.

In 2012, Fulltime Fantasy acquired FFToolbox.com and we now host the premier high stakes tournament: Fantasy Football World Championships. We also offer lower stakes fantasy football tournaments.

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Brian Murphy Brian Murphy -
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Los Angeles, CA
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2002
Follow me on Twitter: @Spokes_Murphy.

I have played fantasy sports since 2001, specializing in fantasy football and baseball. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I am a journalism/mass communication grad student at Cal State University, Northridge. I am aiming to be a sports reporter for a website, newspaper, magazine, anything. I am a graduate from the University of Central Florida. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.
Forrest N Long -
FFToolbox NFL Draft Writer since 2003
Married: Yes, except during football season.

Children: I have 1, a son.

Residence: South Carolina, where I can be found in front of a computer on TV most days.

Fantasy Football Experience: Since 1990, that is when I started my first fantasy football league with some friends and have been playing every year since...
Chris Weeks Chris Weeks -
Clifton Park, NY
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2003
Favorite Team: New York J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets! One day they'll win another one. Lets just hope the drought isn't as long as for us Jets fans as it was for those Red Sox fans.

I've been a fantasy football nut for over 15 years. Whether defending my title, as is the case most years, or making my move to take back my championship trophy, I can't wait for each season to begin.
Daniel Kalles -
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Montreal, Canada
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2005
I have been involved in sports all of my life, coaching and playing baseball and basketball.

After graduating McGill University, I worked for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League for close to three years as the assistant to the General Manager. I did a variety of things there including reviewing films and some scouting.

For the past 15 years I have been running my own fantasy football league as well as other sports pools.
Vin Sadicario Vin Sadicario -
Long Island, NY
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2005
Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Vin is a lifelong Miami Dolphins fan. In addition to his love for the Dolphins, Vin is an avid fantasy football player. Vin has been playing fantasy football for the past eleven years, while writing for FFToolbox for the past six seasons. When he is not writing for FFToolbox, Vin enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and spending time in the gym.
Ricky Dimon Ricky Dimon -
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Atlanta, GA
FFToolbox NFL Draft Writer since 2006
Education: B.A. in History at Davidson College
Occupation: Freelance sports writer.
Fantasy Football Experience: 12 years, not including several fantasy football seasons spent under the tutelage of my dad.
Favorite Teams: Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Favorite Player: Matt Ryan.
Favorite Athlete All-Time: Michael Jordan.
Interests: Sports. Watching sports, playing sports, coaching sports, writing about sports, attending sporting events, engaging in heated sports discussions, etc.
Ben Standig Ben Standig -
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Chevy Chase, MD
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2007
Favorite Team - Washington Redskins (even in the Snyder era)

Experience - Playing fantasy sports for 20 years and fantasy football for 15, winning four football titles, including the 2007 FFX Expert league. Also fortunate enough to win five basketball and two baseball titles along the way. Golf, Nascar, World Cup, you name, I'll play it.

Professional - Entering my fifth year with FFToolbox, this season I will write team and player profiles on the Redskins, Cowboys, Eagles and Ravens. Also posted an in-depth NBA draft preview. In addition, I have worked as a freelance writer covering professional and college sports for the past three years, primarily for the Associated Press, including coverage on the Redskins, Nationals, Wizards and Hoyas. Also have written features for newspapers including the Baton Rouge Advocate, Rapid City Journal and the Birmingham News.

Education - B.A. in Sociology/Minor in Journalism from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Jeb Gorham Jeb Gorham -
Fort Collins, CO
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2007
I have been involved in sports since a youngster, growing up playing nearly every sport imaginable. Short Track Speedskating was my main sport with six years competing at national and international levels. For the past ten years I have worked in the sports, fitness and wellness industry. Beginning in the Fall of 2011 I will be Assistant Professor of Management - Sports Management at Southern Vermont College. I have my masters degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland, College Park and my Ph.D. in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. I am an avid cyclist and fantasy sports are one of my many hobbies.
Rob Warner -
Conshohocken, PA
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2008
Education: graduate from LaSalle University (Accounting major)
Occupation: been working in Commercial Real Estate Analytics since 2000 (Morningstar Credit Ratings)

Fantasy Football Experience:
Been playing fantasy football since 1990 and fantasy baseball since 1995.
Have been writing fantasy football and baseball articles for FFToolbox since 2008.
Content manager for Spinball Inc. - responsible for planning all fantasy football related articles and coordinating/editing submissions from guest writers. Also take the lead on radio appearances (Sirius radio, blogtalk etc.)
Spinball's Mock Draft top 100 for the 2013 draft finished well ahead of ESPN self procalimed draft guru Mel Kiper: http://www.thehuddlereport.com/scoring/top100.shtml

Favorite Teams: all things Minnesota - Vikings, Twins, Twolves, Gophers, Wild. Also support home town Phillies (was in attendance for World Series clinching game 5 in 2008). Favorite athlete of all time was Kirby Puckett.

Interests: running (completed Philly marathon 3 times), playing all sports (specifically baseball, football, tennis), concerts/music (drumming) - attended SXSW three times, cooking, travel (attended Wimbledon and hoping to make it to Aussie and French Opens in near future).
Matt De Lima Matt De Lima -
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White Plains, MD
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2010
Matt is a football field. He is a published sportswriter who contributes here at FFToolbox.com, 4for4.com and many other sports sites. His concise and straightforward fantasy expertise has been featured here since 2010. Follow him on Twitter (@mattkdelima) to talk sports and engage in some personalized fantasy discussion.
Brian Polking Brian Polking -
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Cincinnati, OH
FFToolbox Fantasy NASCAR Writer since 2011
I grew up in a racing family, and I spent my childhood at dirt tracks throughout Ohio and Kentucky. NASCAR became a passion of mine at an early age as well, and I have been following the sport ever since I can remember. While I earned my degree in journalism at Ohio State University, I began writing about NASCAR for several Web sites in 2005. I became head editor of the NASCAR section for Fanball.com and FantasyCup.com in 2008 and was a finalist for the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association NASCAR Writer of the Year in 2009. My knowledge of NASCAR stems from my lifelong love of the sport, and I believe that passion shows through in every article I write.
Eric McClung -
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Bethlehem, PA
FFToolbox Fantasy Golf Writer since 2011
Eric has been playing and covering all forms of fantasy sports since 2008.
Jamie Blackburn -
Atlanta, GA
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2011
For many years now, I have been in a competitive all-purpose-yards league, so research into kick and punt return stats have factored heavily into my preparations for each NFL season, as well as my weekly assessments of player performance.
Matt Binstock -
Pittsburgh, PA
FFToolbox NFL Draft Writer since 2012
Nick Vertucci Nick Vertucci -
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West Sayville, NY
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2012
Chief Network Admin for SundaysAreForFootball.com and Lead Designer of Total NFL Magazine Nick Vertucci is also a fantasy football veteran starting his game back in 1997. While always doing his best to support his family first, Fantasy Football comes second nature and is more then just a hobby. Heavily active in the Fantasy Football Community, FSWA member, and a FantasyPros NFL Fantasy Football Player Ranking Competitor, Nick believes that its "Always Football Season."

Mark Deming -
FFToolbox Fantasy Baseball Writer since 2012
Michael Bronte Michael Bronte -
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FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2013
Michael "Invictus" Bronte, a veteran of high and low stakes fantasy campaigns alike. Most recently the creator of Dynastysoundtrack.com the premier Dynasty podcast with his co-host Shane P. Hallam , live every Tuesday night.

Michael has published numerous articles on everything from what has become the trademarked "Let's Make a Steal" on the psychology of trading, to "In The Arena" an evaluation series on building around the right players.

One of his current Dynasty teams is the highest winning and scoring team in the oldest high stakes commercial league in the world. Coincidently, FFToolbox's own Scott Atkins just took the league prize for the 2012 season. A great source of frustration for Michael!

Michael just placed 3rd in Fantasy Football Index Magazine's annual Expert Auction Draft for 2012.

" There is only one champion in every league. Be the owner that works the hardest and has the most fun becoming one."
Jack Anderson Jack Anderson -
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Fredericksburg, VA
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2013
Jack is a long-suffering Redskins fan who tries to find hope in winning fantasy football championships. He also loves helping others win them unless they're playing in the same league. Jack covered the NFL for three years and is currently a high school football coach in Virginia.
Dan Feldman Dan Feldman -
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Flint, Michigan
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2013
Dan writes for ProBasketballTalk, PistonPowered, the Associated Press and The Gazette. He's based in Washington, D.C.
Rusty Reeves Rusty Reeves -
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Loogootee, IN
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2013
Rusty has been an avid fantasy player since 2000, focusing primarily on football and dabbling a little in baseball. After dominating his local 16 team, auction league for the last 10 years, he and partner Mark Weakley have entered the high stakes world, making the playoffs and finishing 12th in their inaugural 252 team Main Event. They are also regulars in the playoffs in the auction format. He converses regularly with some of the best high stakes pros in the industry.
Rusty also has a love of live theatre, having been cast as male lead in a play in 2010 & directing a play in 2012.
A 2000 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, Rusty resides in the Evansville, IN area with his wife & two daughters.
Tony Casale Tony Casale -
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Chicago, IL
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2013
Tony Casale is happy to be joining FFToolbox.com as a contributor starting late in the 2013 season. Tony has been involved with fantasy football for over a decade and has been writing and recording podcasts as a fantasy football expert for the past three years. Winner of numerous high profile fantasy leagues, he also competes and is involved with fantasy baseball.

When not adjusting his line-up, Tony is a professional actor and screenwriter, spending most of his time in Chicago after spending the last 7 years in Los Angeles. Go Bears, Go Bulls, Go Hawks and White Sox...but never, ever the Cubs.
Nick Scott -
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2013
Nick Scott is widely renowned in fantasy circles for his obsession with college talent translating to the NFL. "EastBayFunk" as he's known on the various message boards, will provide offensive rookie analysis and Dynasty Rankings at FFToolbox.
Shawn Childs Shawn Childs -
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Forestdale, MA
FFToolbox Fantasy Baseball Writer since 2014
Over the past decade, Ive had the liberty to compete against the best fantasy players in the world. Ive won my fair share of leagues in multiple high stakes season long games in baseball and football. My strength is fantasy baseball where Ive won five National Fantasy Baseball Championship main event titles with four of those teams finishing in the top 5 overall. My success in fantasy sports has lead me to pursue a career in the fantasy market as a content provider and product development.
Mark Morales-Smith Mark Morales-Smith -
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Point Pleasant NJ
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2014
Here at Toolbox I specialize in NFL Mock Drafts. For the last decade, I play in an ultra competitive PPR IDP football league with several championships under my belt. You can find me on DraftKings playing NBA and NFL. Formerly a high school football scout, I'm now an athletic director for a youth sports camp and train almost every day as an amateur MMA fighter. My goal is to go pro in the next 2 years. I'm a father of 4 regular guy who loves sports and fantasy sports.
I'm here to help with your fantasy decisions and am readily accessible. Any questions, just let em rip!
Mark Niemi -
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Midland, Michigan
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2014
Attorney by day, sportswriter by night, I've covered sports media and contributed to the coverage of the Detroit Lions for a major newspaper conglomerate. Self proclaimed "NFL Draft Guru." Unapologetically red-headed. Here at Toolbox, I specialize in the NFL Mock Draft.
Larry Goldstein -
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Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2012
An accomplished former writer for Sporting News, Larry jumped into the world of High Stakes Fantasy Football finishing as high as 6th overall, and then launched his career as a professional poker player. Here at Toolbox, "LarryGold" will specialize in covering the Fantasy Football World Championship and how to win player strategy.


Tiffany Pace Tiffany Pace -
Waco, TX
Editor since 2006
I graduated from Baylor University with a degree in English Literature. When not working, I spend my time reading and doing photography. I am also a movie buff and self proclaimed music addict. In addition to my work here as editor, I am also a substitute teacher. My favorite sport is Soccer. My husband and I support Manchester United.
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