Ryan is a B/R featured columnist and Team Stream Now video host.
After beginning his career as a journalist in local newspapers and football match reporting, he enjoyed a stint working for former England footballer Jamie Redknapp’s luxury lifestyle magazine venture ICON.
In 2007, he launched football blog The Spoiler. It won critical acclaim from The Guardian and the BBC, and was voted as one of the “Blogs of the Decade” by Sports Illustrated.
Ryan started presenting the Travel Channel series Travel 360 in 2008, which included an episode based around La Liga side Athletic Bilbao.
Ryan now writes for Yahoo's Dirty Tackle and is a presenter, writer and producer for KICK TV.
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Ric Bucher spent 14 years as a senior writer with ESPN The Magazine and an NBA sideline reporter and studio analyst for ESPN. He previously worked as a sportswriter for the San Diego Union, San Jose Mercury News and the Washington Post. Co-Authored "Yao: A Life In Two Worlds" with Yao Ming. Currently Ric is co-host of the B/R Spotlight and an NBA analyst and senior writer for Bleacher Report as well as host of B/R's "The Ric Bucher Show."
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Hopkins was selected in the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft and played left tackle for 13 seasons in the NFL for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans. He played in Super Bowl XXXIV, was a two-time Pro Bowler and made All-Pro in 2000. He announced his retirement from football on June 14, 2006. Along with Steve McNair, he was the last player left from the Houston Oilers.
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King Kaufman is the Writer Program Manager for Bleacher Report. He oversees education and editorial feedback for the site's writers and maintains the Bleacher Report Blog, a resource for journalists.
Kaufman began his career as News Director and sports play-by-play announcer at KALX-Radio at the University of California. He was an editor and features and boxing writer at the Hearst San Francisco Examiner from 1989 to 1996, then was the founding copy editor at Salon.com, where he spent 14 years, nine of them as the author of the King Kaufman's Sports Daily column. For two years, he advised the student newspaper at Washington University in St. Louis, and he was the co-editor of the 2012 and 2013 editions of "Baseball Prospectus." His writing has been anthologized in the following collections:
"Afterwords: Stories and Reports From 9/11 and Beyond"
"Iron Mike: A Mike Tyson Reader"
"Dialogues: An Argument Rhetoric and Reader, 4th Edition"
"Top of the Order: 25 Writers Pick Their Favorite Baseball Player of All Time"
"The Hall of Nearly Great"
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Kevin Knocke has been a broadcaster, host, and producer in esports since 2010. Originally a StarCraft 2 play-by-play commentator, he's known for covering and providing esports insight to the biggest gaming organizations in the world. He thought he was a respectable esports player himself until Korean StarCraft II competitors appeared on the scene and showed him what it really means to be a pro.
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Alex "Axeltoss" Rodriguez is a former Starcraft II commentator and pro-gamer for ROOT Gaming. Utilizing his experience casting and hosting events such as the Blizzard World Championships and Rocket League’s Championship Series, Alex now Co-Hosts and Produces Machinima’s Inside eSports.
Joshua "Piscator" Lee is an eSports shoutcaster, known for casting events such as HTC Ascension, the AfreecaTV International College Championship, the Overwatch Regional Clash, and the Overwatch eSports Rally at Dreamhack Austin. Today, he is Co-Host and Producer of Machinima’s Inside eSports!
Adam Kramer is the National Lead College Football Writer at Bleacher Report. He began his college football writing career on his own website, Kegs’ n Eggs, and he’s also been featured on Rolling Stone, MSNBC and Fox Sports, among other sites. He’s frequented various radio stations around the country, and appeared on ESPNU.
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Pete Pistone co-hosts The Morning Drive weekdays with Mike Bagley and Fantasy Racing Preview with Brendan Gaughan on Cup Series race day. A frequent contributor to Bleacher Report Radio, the nephew of NASCAR Legend "Tiger" Tom Pistone is also Senior Editor for MRN.com and a motorsports reporter for Chicago's WGN Radio.
An Emmy-nominated sports broadcaster with more than 20 years of experience, Rickard is a host on ESPN Radio and was the host of CN8’s daily sports recap show Out of Bounds. Jeff was also the voice of ESPN's Radio’s GameNight, which won him a 2006 SI.com Radio Personality of the Year award.
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Barrett Sallee, B/R's SEC Lead Writer, has worked as a member of the sports media in various aspects since 2001. His work has appeared on B/R, CNN, CollegeFootballNews.com, Scout.com, FoxSports.com and in various print publications throughout the southeast. He is a regular on local, regional and national radio programs around the country, and has appeared on CNN, HLN, CSS and Al Jazeera America. Barrett is a native of the Atlanta area, where he currently resides with his wife and son.
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Will Tidey is Bleacher Report's global sport manager, focused on developing the site's reach and soccer coverage in text and video. A regular video host for B/R's Team Stream Now clips, Will has contributed soccer analysis to ESPN, CNN, Yahoo! Sports, The Times, BBC and many others over the last decade or so. His first book, Life with Sir Alex, was published in 2011.
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Nicole Zaloumis is a veteran sports broadcaster and currently hosts the B/R Spotlight with co-host Ric Bucher. In addition to her daily show on SiriusXM she worked on camera during the 2015 NFL season for the Oakland Raiders and Yahoo! Sports where she hosted a number of shows including the award winning Silver and Black show and Fantasy Football Live. Previously, she has worked for the NFL Network, Comcast SportsNet New England, the Big Ten Network and others.
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