The Team

Brian Lendino | Founder, Editor-In-Chief

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Aspiring to be the Tom Schwartz of the midwest.

Had Skip Bayless' phone number for two years but never called him. 

I write things and run shit but most importantly I'm just a dude with a vision and a team of dope people to help make it happen.

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Rick Garcia | VP of Business Development

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I'm a realistic Dallas Cowboys fan aka a walking oxymoron. 

My idols include: Tony Romo, Avril Lavigne, and Neal Caffrey.

If the cocktail doesn't have more than 4 ingredients, it's not for me. 

Bobby Anderson | Editor, Scarves & Stripes

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I'm the soccer guy and I dabble hard in reggaeton. Call me a student of the world.

Here to provide [un]biased opinions about Russell Wilson, Sergio Busquets, Bad Bunny, and King Messi.

Visca el Scarves & Stripes.

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Christian Bessey and George Carter, Contributors

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A couple of old college roommates from North Carolina.

We take like our drinks straight just like we place our bets. 

We both know Keenan Allen so by association you can say we're well connected. 

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Blake Gwin | Contributor

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I work at GrubHub so whenever you're drunk or high and want food, that restaurant you order from is probably me. 

Otis Wilson of the '85 Bears came to my 7th birthday party.

Pineapple does belong on pizza. Fight me. 

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Amr Gabr | Chief Fitness Officer

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Brian asked me to become CFO one day and I assumed that meant Chief Financial Officer. 

I was once on an episode of MTV's True Life and told my girlfriend she looked like Alfalfa. She's no longer my girlfriend. 

 Working at The Hub Chicago to get the networking I need for MTV to give me a spin-off.

Cole Harvey | Contributor

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My pocket is healthy, as is yours. 

I’m different. Believe that. Positive mentality only. We sink and swim together.

I had a dream one day. It became a reality. Ride with me. 

Tom Gosswein | Social Media Manager, Contributor

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Attempted to throw a party so big in high school it ended up on Craigslist. 

The king of knowing where every NBA player went to college. 

My name is Tommy Toothpicks but you can just call me a winner. 

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Matt Gould | Managing Editor

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Once stood toe to toe with world renowned luchador Ultimo Dragon.

Shook hands with Alex Rodriguez, that's neat.

I was neighbors with Grammy Award winning Jazz/Gospel artist Smokey Norful for 10 years.

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Sean Keane | Contributor

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Self-Proclaimed Director of White Sox morale and Rick Hahn Fan club

Sunscreen connoisseur

To quote Riff Raff, “I’m a big fan of snacks and things of that nature”

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Chris Rupp | Contributor

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Known as a habitual line stepper

Eagerly awaiting for medical science to develop cybernetic livers

Batman could whoop Superman any day of the week.

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Dave Gould aka Uncle Dave | Contributor

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Don’t let the fact that I’m the oldest member of the crew fool you. 

I was on stage rocking with Pearl Jam at the final concert ever at the Chicago Stadium.

I’ve attended events run by 14 different professional wrestling promotions in the last 14 months...and counting. 

And the topper? Smoked cigars with Tupac in an Atlanta nightclub during Freaknik. Just me, Pac, and a few fresh Macanudos.

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TJ Sennott | Contributor

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I've played with or against more current NHL players than I had points in my junior career. I'm that average. 

Just your friendly neighborhood degenerate on all things NHL, NFL and PGA. 

Big time beer guy in the sense that yeah, I enjoy a good beer, but I'm not scared to throw back 35 High Life still. 

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Tin Tidwell | Contributor

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I am a proud owner of both Tyler Colvin and Brett Jackson shirseys. 

I believe the Dillon Panthers are the best football team ever to play the game.

I hate everything about the Bulls front office and I will support Mitch Trubisky until Chicago radio callers stop their nonsense. 

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Will Wilson | Contributor

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William A. Wilson III, and actually the third. Before his grandfather was William Arthur Wilson the first, there was William Scott Wilson. Before him, William Archibald Wilson.
Travelled all the way to Scotland to try his favorite scotch, Laphroaig, from the source. It was glorious. 

Has never won a game of bingo in his life. Keeps him humble. 

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