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Asher Fair, Expert

Asher began writing in Aug. 2015 for NFL Pressbox before branching out in Mar. 2016 and purchasing his own website called SportsPress. His 2023 work marks eight years of motorsports coverage and seven for Beyond the Flag. He has written for the site since Feb. 2017 and became Site Expert two months later. He continues to manage Beyond the Flag after being hired full-time by FanSided as Junior Editor in Oct. 2020, and he received a promotion to Editor in Jul. 2021. He has been an officially accredited media member for both IndyCar and NASCAR since Sep. 2019 and occasionally contributes on FanSided's football (NFL and NCAA) sites.

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Oliver Vandervoort, Site Expert

Oliver has been a freelance writer covering the sports world in general and the college sports and NFL more specifically for over a decade. An FWAA and USBWA member, he’s always looking for new angles to cover the sports he loves.

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Skyler Smith, Site Expert

Jason Costa, Site Expert

Self-diagnosed sports fanatic. Writing has always been a passion, and I'm pursuing a dream. Now contributing to Toro Times and Howlin' Hockey.

Billy Vidler, Contributor

Jonathan Sloan, Contributor

Jonathan Sloan is a sports geek that has been covering football, basketball, and more on various blogs/papers since he was a 14 year old high school freshman working for the school paper's sports section.

Jackson Huxel, Contributor

University of Ohio Journalism student who loves to write about sports and hopes to one day write for ESPN.

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Andrew Novakowski, Contributor

I love spewing hot takes and talking sports, but my teams are always ice cold. It hurts the soul. I am obsessed with basketball, football, and MMA. Sports is my passion, and I write because I talk too much about it.

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Peter Manfre, Contributor

Peter has spent 5 years covering the Houston Texans, Astros, and Philadelphia 76ers on Fansided as well as TexSR.com. He has run a few sports radio stations such as Party in The Pod. is articles and knowledge on the NFL draft has been added to BleacherReport on numerous occasions.

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