I'm originally from Indianapolis, IN and now reside in Phoenix, AZ. Participated in basketball, track, and football while attending Franklin Central High School. I also participated in art and mass media. In 2008 I graduated with a bachelor's degree from Ball State University after studying communications and playing 4 years of college football. Although being raised a midwestern kid, I grew up a die hard Oakland Raiders fan. I am a former season ticket holder even though I reside in the valley. I enjoy the direction of the team as it is a new era in Oakland. Since becoming a fan at a young age, I can count the number of winning seasons with one hand unfortunately. A lot of us Raider fans have stayed loyal the last decade; I tip my hat to you.... I too, long for the team of the decades to return and I'll continue and bleed silver and black throughout. I currently work for Falling Up Media downtown Phoenix and reside in Surprise, AZ. I have a wife and 3 kids to go along with my pit pull, Cali. Hopefully you appreciate my writing and I look forward to analyzing the Raiders in 2014.