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Jared Ramos

Age: 25
Sex: Male
Favorite Sports: Basketball, Football, College Sports, Baseball, Soccer
Other Hobbies: Xbox, Fantasy Sports, Golf
Title: Founder, NBA,NFL,NCAA
Contact: jared@sportsofboston.com, twitter: @jaredramos22

Jared is 22 years old and has lived in Massachusetts his entire life. He graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelors degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He interned for 3 years with WVMetroNews. With WVMetroNews Jared was a beat writer for basketball, covered recruiting, and edited video. He also worked for the college radio station WWVU-FM U92 where he participated in calling play-by-play and color commentary for basketball, hockey, and baseball. He grew up a die hard UNC basketball fan and is also a Cowboys and Mets fan, though you will never actually hear him admit that he roots for the Mets. Jared grew up a huge fan of Allen Iverson. Even though he does not have a favorite NBA team he loves the league and the sport and follows it as a whole.

Jared enjoys watching sports, playing Xbox, golfing, a competitive game of wiffleball and basketball, and playing fantasy sports.


Marcus
Ferro

Age: 24
Sex: Male
Favorite Sports: Basketball, Football
Other Hobbies: Writing, Art, Exercise, Fantasy Sports and Wii
Title: NBA Editor, NCAA Basketball Writer.
Contact: Spartan2578@yahoo.com

Marcus hails from South Coast, Massachusetts. He is a first year student at the University of Massachusetts School of Law-Dartmouth. Marcus played football for five years–four in high school at Bishop Stang where he started on both the offensive and defensive lines and received all-conference and regional all-first team honors. Bishop Stang won back-to-back conference championships and made a state championship appearance during Marcus’ tenure. Marcus received a football scholarship to play offensive line at Dean College where he was a reserve right tackle for the 2007 Dean College Bulldogs. That season they went 10-1 and won the Northeast Football Conference championship. His championship ring from Dean College is one of his most prized possessions. After Freshman year of college Marcus decided to hang up the cleats and transferred to Bridgewater State University to complete his undergraduate studies in Criminal Justice.

Marcus shares a birthday with Michael Jordan. He first got into basketball when he was six years old–at the height of the Jordan-Era. These are among a few reasons why Michael Jordan remains Marcus’ favorite athlete to this day. Marcus has studied the game of basketball during his long fandom. He continues to build on his vast knowledge of the NBA that he’s accumulated over the year through study and the always important basketball discussion and debate. People refer to him daily for answers to NBA trivia and for insight as well. He is known to be passionate in his discussions–at times, perhaps, a little too passionate. His other favorite players are Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. Marcus is a fan of the New England Patriots, Los Angeles Lakers and Duke Blue Devils.


Mike
Asti

Age: 27
Sex: Male
Favorite Sports: Baseball, Hockey, Football, Basketball, and Golf (in this order)
Other Hobbies: Running, White Water Rafting, Fantasy Sports, Blogging, Perfecting sarcasm, and has been told he should do stand up comedy
Title: MLB & NHL Editor / Lead Writer
Contact: Masti1@comcast.net

Mike Asti has spent time as a sports writer at a newspaper and worked in radio. Asti worked at West Virginia University’s college radio station, WWVU-FM Morgantown (U92). There, he covered several sports and held a leadership position as the main host of the sports talk show, The Sportspage (2008-2010). His tenure as host is one of the most decorated in station history. Among Mike’s many “Sportspage” related accomplishments include, accumulating the most total shows and hours as sole host, orchestrating the first ever remote broadcast, conducting several specialty shows, and holding the stations iron man streak (Mike only missed one show during his tenure due to a trip to Austin, Texas for U92’s NCAA tournament coverage). Mike is co-host of The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show. It can be heard live and archived on iTunes and Stitcher Radio, by searching “Howitzer.”

Currently, Mike holds a position as a member of the Champs Sports Network. At Champs, Mike covers Western Pennsylvania high school athletics, as one of the lead analysts and “color” commentators on the network. In addition to Champs, Mike works as a multi-media journalist for Robert Morris University. His RMU gig is highlighted by an on-air spot, as the main analyst and “color” guy for the Robert Morris women’s basketball team.

Mike “the Buzz-saw” Asti is one of the “core four” of BDL. From the date of the site’s birth, Mike has dissected everything and anything in terms of baseball and hockey. Asti also has dived into the entire world of sports, as he professes to be a freak in terms of his overall sports knowledge.

During his vast media career, Mike has earned the moniker of “the Buzz-saw.” This speaks to his brash attitude to dissect any topic and/or opponent. Mike incorporates a unique in-your-face style, that uses witty sarcasm, immense knowledge, and a charismatic arrogance (yes, that exists). Pro wrestling fans will understand this term better than anyone, Asti considers himself a “heel.” He may garner some hate, but hate is still a reaction. Polarizing, yes. Boring, never. And always conquering all that is asinine.

Alex Wiederspiel

Age: 25
Sex: Male
Favorite Sports: Football, Hockey, College Football
Other Hobbies: NFL Draft, xBox
Title: Editor, NFL, NFL Draft
Contact: awieders@mix.wvu.edu, alexwiederspiel@gmail.com
Twitter: @HammeredBySpiel

Alex is a senior television journalism major at West Virginia University and sports director at U92 Radio in Morgantown. Alex is an aspiring play-by-play commentator and has called over 50 WVU athletic events for U92 in baseball, women’s basketball, hockey, and soccer. He’s also the co-host of U92’s Friday night talk show the Sports Page for the second straight year. Alex has been a die hard New York Jets fan for 14 years and follows the NFL and the NFL Draft religiously. Alex is a die hard New York sports fan encompassing Jets football, Rangers hockey, Yankee baseball, and Knicks basketball. Alex has a passion for both the game of football and the business side of the NFL. Alex has contributed with iSportsWeb (New York Jets beat writer) and ScarDraft (NFL Draft analyst) on the web.

Alex writes about the NFL and dissects the NFL Draft with in-depth discussions and articles on prospects from the college world.


Staff

Josh Cooper

Age: 21
Sex: Male
Favorite Sports: Basketball and Baseball
Other Hobbies: Plays trumpet in the pride of West Virginia
Title: College Basketball Writer
Contact: CoopRock5@aim.com

Joshua Cooper is originally from Marlboro, New Jersey and went to Marlboro High School. He has a love for sports that originated at age six back when Michael Jordan was finishing his career with the Bulls.  Josh is a sophomore at WVU where he works at WWVU-FM U92. Josh is currently interning with MetroNews Sports in Morgantown. Josh has also worked with CineSport in South Hackensack, New Jersey.

George Gerbo
Age: 27
Sex: Male
Favorite Sports: Hockey, Football, Baseball
Favorite Players: Mario Lemieux, Reggie White, Omar Vizquel
Other Hobbies: Tennis, Biking, Traveling, Geography, Food
Title: NHL, MLB, NFL
Contact: george@bdlsports.net
George is a 2009 graduate of the Perley Issac Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University, where he graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Broadcast News. George was a member of the Sports Department at WVU’s college radio station, WWVU-FM (U92), from 2006-2009. There, he served in multiple capacities, including Sports Director (2009), Executive Producer of ‘Mountaineer Baseball on U92’ (2008-09), and as co-host of the station’s weekly talk show, The Sportspage (2008). During his tenure at the station, George covered over 100 WVU athletic events, including the run by the Mountaineer men’s basketball team to the 2010 NCAA Final Four, as well as providing play-by-play and color commentary for the 2008 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, the 2009 Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament, and the 2008 and 2009 Big East Baseball Championships. 

George is passionate about sports and is an avid Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and (long-suffering) Cleveland Indians fan. He has also been a Pittsburgh Penguins season ticket holder since 2005. George’s greatest personal sports moments are getting to hold the Stanley Cup in 2009 and being apart of the Packers Super Bowl XLV championship celebration in Green Bay. He currently lives in Washington, D.C., and works on Capitol Hill, while still pursuing his ultimate goal of a job in sports journalism. George is a host of ‘The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show’ on BlogTalkRadio, along with BDL Sports colleague Mike Asti, which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/howitzerbuzzsaw. You can also follow George on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Gerbo3


Brett Cleavenger

Age: 28
Sex: Male
Favorite sports: Golf, Basketball, Football, Baseball
Favorite Players:  Tiger Woods, Aaron Rodgers, Desean Butler, David Ortiz
Other hobbies: Playstation 3, Going to the Beach, Relaxing with Friends, Cornhole, Cookouts
Title: Golf Writer
Contact: Brett.Cleavenger@gmail.com

Brett is a 2008 graduate of West Virginia University, where he graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Journalism. While at WVU, Brett worked at WWVU-FM as a sports caster, and Director of Women’s Basketball(2006-2008).  After WVU, he moved to Charleston, South Carolina where he currently lives. In the Fall of 2008 he started his Masters in Business Administration at Charleston Southern University. In the Fall of 2010 he earned his MBA from the school, and took a job as a Sales Representative for a local company. Brett has been married for almost two years to his wonderful wife Rebecca, and they are currently in the process of building their first home.

Although Brett decided not to go into Sports Journalism as a career, he remains passionate about sports. Since he was a baby he has been going to WVU football and basketball games. He still tries to make it back for one or two games a year, and always takes advantage of watching the Mountaineers when they come to “SEC country.” Brett is also an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Green Bay Packers. Brett is excited about working with the staff of BDL and looks forward to contributing to the Golf section!


Chris Haines

Age: 23
Sex: Male
Favorite Sports: Football, Hockey, College Baseball
Favorite Players: Cal Ripken Jr, Alexander Ovechkin, Darrell Green
Other Hobbies: U92 FM (WWVU-FM)
Title: NCAA FB Writer
Contact: chaines6@mix.wvu.edu
Chris is a junior at WVU who studies athletic coaching and sports communication.  Chris is the hockey and football producer at WWVU-FM U92 in Morgantown. He’s following in his father’s foot steps as a sports broadcaster from Annapolis, MD.  He follows the Redskins, Capitals, WVU, Orioles and Wizards.  Though he doesn’t want to admit it, Chris will also root for the Nationals.  You can find him blogging about those teams and other DC/ Baltimore teams at crabcakesandwvu.blogspot.com Chris has been an avid sports fan all his life.  Baseball was his first love, but then he discovered the “contact” sports.  Hence, Chris’ love of football, hockey, and lacrosse was born.

Ian Goodenough

Age: 24
Sex: Male
Favorite sports: Baseball, Football, Lacrosse, Hockey
Favorite Players: Doug Flutie, Carlos Gonzalez, Mark Teixeira, Andy Pettitte, Logan Morrison
Other hobbies: Fantasy baseball, playing golf,
Title: Chief Financial Officer and Fantasy Baseball Expert
Contact: igoodeno@mix.wvu.edu

Ian is a senior at West Virginia University majoring in Finance. He began as a journalism major hoping to use his passion for sports to go into sports journalism, but quickly found a different calling in finance. Ian uses his keen economic mind and puts it to use by playing fantasy sports–particularly baseball which he admits sometimes comes before his school work. As a man of statistics, Ian is a big fan of the “Moneyball” philosophy and has changed the way he looks at, watches, and analyzes baseball and other sports. He played lacrosse and hockey growing up, but baseball has quickly become his favorite sport to watch and follow thanks to both Moneyball and fantasy baseball. Ian’s favorite teams are the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, and New York Yankees.


Brian McLaughlin

Age: 25
Favorite Sports: Football Basketball and Baseball
Twitter B_McGLOCK
Motto: Work hard, Play Hard

Brian is in the process of finishing up a liberal arts degree at West Virginia University. He plans on attending the Connecticut School of broadcasting after he receives his diploma and will hope for the best. Brian hails from Philadelphia and follows all of the Philly teams. He loves the West Virginia Mountaineers and will continue support long after college. Brian welcomes great debate and is not afraid of a good argument.


Matt Nuti 

Age: 22
Sex: Buy me dinner first
Favorite Sport: Football
Favorite Players: Peyton Manning, Chris Cooley, Brian Urlacher, The Batman
Other Hobbies: Madden, Fantasy Football, Video Games in general… sometimes my girlfriend
Contact: 
Matt.Nuti@gmail.com

Matt Nuti is an NFL writer (and your NFC expert) here at BDL Sports.  Ironically Matt doesn’t have a life-long tradition of liking football.  He studies the game like it’s his job, and hopes one day it is his job.  He is a sophomore broadcast journalism student at WVU and a sportscaster at WWVU-FM U92.  Matt is a diehard Redskins fan and describes himself as “snarky.”

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