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DeMario Davis

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DeMario Davis was born and raised as a sports fan in East St. Louis, Illinois. He grew up a major St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues fan. One of his greatest moments in sports was being able to watch Ozzie Smith and Brett Hull play in person while growing up.  In the spring of 1995, DeMario and his family moved to Arlington, Texas. It was in Arlington where he was introduced to the Dallas Cowboys via a recorded VHS copy of Super Bowl XXVII. The very next year, he was able to watch his first Super Bowl live when the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27- 17 in Super Bowl XXX. This was when fell in love, and found his home as a lifetime fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He remains true to his roots in baseball and hockey.

DeMario later joined the United States Marine Corps in 2004. He served for five years as an Aviation Mechanic at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina. He was honorably discharged in 2009. He says one of his proudest moments was helping conduct emergency evacuations at the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon in 2006. He is currently studying Journalism and Radio Broadcasting at the University of Texas at Arlington.

He is a big fan of rugby and currently plays for The Fort Worth Rugby Club in Fort Worth, Texas. He also volunteers annually as an assistant coach for a youth football team. He has played John Madden Football since there was no year in the title. His favorite Cowboy of his lifetime is Michael Irvin, and his favorite of all-time is Bob Lily.

DeMario’s twitter handle is @thedemariodavis and his personal blog is here.

Jesse Detienne

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Jesse DeTienne was born and raised in Garland and Rowlett, Texas. He grew up playing baseball and soccer, but once he could ever read, he always read the Dallas Morning News and loved watching his all-time favorite athlete, Nolan Ryan dominate the mound. But don’t get him wrong, he loves watching the Dallas Cowboys win on Sundays. His first memory was the Bills always losing in the Super Bowl and still to this date, can’t stop shaking his head at the Leon Let fumble in Super Bowl XXVII. Jesse is an avid DFW sports fan, and is a proud UT-Arlington Maverick. He also cheers for the dreaded Yankees.

He is currently studying Radio Broadcasting at UTA, and is finally almost done with school.

He currently writes for HornSports.com, and used to write for the UT-Arlington Shorthorn, as a volleyball and baseball beat writer. Most famous person to interview is Hunter Pence, of the San Francisco Giants.

His twitter handle is @Jesse_DeTienne and his personal blog is jessedetienne.mlblogs.com


Sam Morton

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I was born and raised in Fort Worth. I graduated from high school in 2004 before joining the Army National Guard to pay for college. I served on two separate deployments to Iraq in 2005 and 2008-09, where I learned that the American quality of life is significantly higher than it is elsewhere.

I’ve freelance for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Palestine Herald-Press, covering a full season of high school football with DFWVarsity.com. I love all forms of football, and coach Eric Taylor is my hero.

I grew up in the Cowboys heyday, but was cursed to not be able to fully appreciate how important Super Bowl wins truly are. I’m committed to never quitting on the Cowboys. I bet my wife that the Cowboys will win a Super Bowl before Super Bowl XLVIII. If I lose, she gets a maid for a year. I better not have to pay for a freakin’ maid.

I have much more of a story to tell, but there’s no way I can go in-depth into my soul in a bio. You’ll have to talk to me in person for that. Follow my sports and random musings on Twitter at @TheSamMorton.


Matt King

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The name is Matt King.  Don’t forget it!  I have been a die-hard Cowboys fan since I was about the age of 8.  I grew up in the heart of Eagles and Steelers country. My dad was, and still is to this day, a Cowboys fanatic and I credit that man for getting me into the Boys. 

You have to be pretty crazy to root for the Eagles arch rivals in their house!  Needless to say I was mocked and ridiculed to no end.  I eventually had scoreboard however, when the Boys won those 3 magical titles and it was my turn to run the smack.  I eventually grew up and moved to different locations across the world via the Marines and now call Dallas home. 

These days you can find me on Sunday screaming at my TV in excitement and disappointment in the same breath.  I have been known to lose my voice by trying to get Jason Garrett to hear my play calling through the TV.  I go as the Cowboys go.  They set the tone for my week.  If they win then all is well, but if they lose, well I’m sure you already know what comes with a loss.

 

Chris Goforth

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Chris Goforth is a Jasper, Tennessee native and a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga where he was a classmate of former Cowboys Wide Receiver Terrell Owens.

A lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Chris grew up rooting for Tony Dorsett and Ed "Too Tall" Jones.  Legend has it, as a child, he burst into tears whenever his beloved Cowboys lost.  Chris cried a lot in the 1980's.  At the age of 11, Chris realized he was never going to play running back for the Cowboys or play right field for his other favorite team, the Atlanta Braves so he dreamed of being a television sports anchor.  Soon after he discovered that he had a face made for radio and thus his career path was set.

2011 marks his 16th season doing high school football play by play in southeast Tennessee.  Over that time, Chris has been lucky enough to broadcast three state championship games and has witnessed some of the greatest players in the area.  He's broadcast six SEC Women's Basketball Tournaments, two Southern Conference Basketball Tournaments and was the play by play voice for the Chattanooga Lady Mocs from 1995-1999.  He has also served as host of "Inside Lady Mocs Basketball" the coach's TV show for the Lady Mocs from 2008-2011 that was broadcast all across the southeast on Comcast Sports Southeast.   Chris has also worked as an analyst on the FCS Game of the Week, the only national radio broadcast of the Football Championship Subdivision. A play by play veteran of more than 100 Division-1 College Football and Basketball games. Chris is also co-host of "The Fifth Quarter" a weekly football preview/review show that focus' on local high school and college football for WDSI-TV Fox 61 in Chattanooga.  A self proclaimed football junkie, Chris spends his weekday afternoons hosting "The Show with Chris Goforth" on Fox Sports Radio 1370 from 12noon to 3pm eastern time, where he still cries over a Cowboys loss.

 

Kevin Griffith

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Dallas, Texas is “Sports City, USA” thanks to the Cowboys, Mavericks, Rangers, Stars – and Kevin Griffith.

Griffith, 34-year-old husband and father, knows sports, especially when it comes to the NFL, NBA and MLB. His favorites include “America’s Team” (The Dallas Cowboys), the Dallas Mavericks, the Green Bay Packers and the Texas Rangers. A true fan, Kevin feels the agony of every defeat and the exhilaration of each victory.

Not one to mince words, Kevin calls it like he sees it. His commentary is fiery, fair and brutally honest. He’d be a referee’s fearless and very vocal sidekick – if they’d ever let him on the field or court. 

Griffith relocated to Dallas area from his hometown, just outside of Houston, TX, more than 15 years ago. The hardest part of leaving home? Leaving behind almost half of his immense basketball card collection and vintage Michael Jordan posters. Don’t shed a tear for him, though; he’s been rebuilding the collection for over a decade.

Always passionate about sports, Kevin takes no prisoners with hard-hitting sports analysis and amazing insight. Kevin Griffith tells it like it is, making him an athlete’s best friend and the mainstream media’s nightmare.

On a serious note: Kevin Griffith has a professional background in records management (apparently that started with the basketball cards while he was still in Underoos). He serves as volunteer coach and mentor with a youth basketball program; serves diligently in various capacities with Grace Tabernacle Church in Dallas; is an avid World Poker Tournament Amateur Poker League (WPTAPL) competitor; and is general manager of four Fantasy Football leagues.

 

C.J. Cann

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Hello fellow Cowboy fans and NFL fans,

My Name is C.J. Cann, and I have been a diehard Dallas Cowboy fan since, well, the moment I was brought into this world. At birth instead of a blue baby jumpsuit, I was put into a one piece Dallas Cowboys one piece suit. That is all thanks to my dad, who grew up in Boston and in the very early years became a Cowboys fan in watching Roger Staubach growing up, as well as the great Tom Landry.

I guess you could say I was blessed and cursed. Since the time I can remember holding a football all I have wanted to be was a part of the Dallas Cowboys, I used to dream about running deep down the sideline for Troy Aikman, or playing parallel to Deion Sanders at corner. I have watched every game the Cowboys have played since the introduction of the NFL Sunday Ticket to America, a blessing for all sports fans.

I currently am a student at Salem State College, finishing up my studies with a degree in History and English, and aspire to be a History teacher at the high school level here in Boston, MA. I am also a football official for the ANEFO as well as for the NCAA Division of Boston, hoping to move up the ranks at my somewhat young age of 23.

I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of Dallas Cowboys football but will never take the star off my hat or shirt, and that is something I will stick to until the day I die. This team has brought so much joy and pain to my life, but no matter what I keep coming back as most of you do as well week in and week out. This has to be a huge thanks to my dad for putting this passion into me over this team, The Dallas Cowboys.

I hope you all will enjoy reading my very opinioned articles as much as I enjoy writing them, and love to hear back from whoever has feedback or ideas. Thank you all for reading, and Go Cowboys!

Michael Cortez

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Michael was born in 1980, raised throughout East Texas, and now living a short drive from Cowboys Stadium. A sports fan from early on, mostly watching NBA games from age 4, turning to the NFL by age 8, and branching out in the late 90's into baseball. A Dallas Cowboys fan from a young age, with vague memories of the GREAT Tom Landry, following throughout the 'Glory Days' of the 1990's, the inconsistencies that followed, and continuing through the emergence of the Tony Romo era.

You can say what you want about my team, but you better bring the facts!!

Other facts/interests: Runs page on Facebook Cortez Sports, and active on Twitter (@CortezSports ). Also follows MMA, hockey, college football/basketball, and various other non-sports interests.

 

Steve Giles

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Steve's love for sports began with the Dallas Cowboys, though he was far from Texas. He was born in Baltimore and has never lived anywhere else.

So, why the love of the ‘Boys?

The backstory is simple - Steve was born in 1986 and at that time Baltimore didn't have a football team. His parents weren't partial to any team at that time, but always had Super Bowl parties when he was a kid, which is the only time of the year he watched football back then. The Cowboys won three Super Bowls in the early to mid 90s.  So it's pretty easy to see how the love affair began. Nothing has changed since then, even after the addition of the Ravens in 1996 and the Cowboys' annual state of mediocrity and one playoff win over the past 16 years.   

He has covered many different sports over the years for such media outlets as PressBox, PressBox Preps and Baltimore Sports Report and has also interned at WBAL-AM 1090 sports talk radio. He still covers the Orioles for Baltimore Sports Report and also chimes in with an opinion piece here and there. He enjoys covering sports just about as much as he likes playing them. He currently lives in Pasadena, Maryland, where country music and DENA stickers reign supreme.


Tony Lombardi

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Tony is Profootball24x7.com's founder and has been contributing columns and reports for the site since its inception on July 3, 2003.  His work has been featured on various sports websites and he has been a guest on several local and out of town sports radio programs. 

A diehard Fab Four fan, Tony aspires to settle down nearby Mallory Square, is a frustrated musician who thinks beating on the steering wheel is akin to being John Bonham and no, he isn't related to THAT Vince Lombardi although his grandfather, uncle and cousin all share the name.

Uba Okereke

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My full name is Ndukaku U. Okereke. And I go by my middle name Uba. I am a graduate student at the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas. I received my B.A. in Journalism from Texas Southern University in May 2011.  My contributions include regalmag.com. My aspirations are to become a professional journalist, and cover topics ranging from sports to international relations.  I always find opportunities to become better at writing so that one day I will become a Pulitzer Prize winner of a literary piece.

Kurt Backert

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Kurt's passion for the game began in the 60's watching the Colts on TV and at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. He began following the statistics of not only his beloved Colts but also those of the Colts opponents, with a keen eye on Vince Lombardi's Packers. His thirst for and attention to statistical detail would eventually lead Kurt on a journey to the world of fantasy football in the late 1980's where he's captured more titles than John Wooden's UCLA Bruins
 
Kurt carries a distinction that no other fan of the NFL can boast about.  He is the reigning NFL National Trivia Champion and he credits his Dad for passing on such passion for the game, something Kurt also hopes to pass along to his 9-year-old son.

Mr. Mojo Rizon

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Mr. Mojo Rizon is 24x7’s answer to The Sporting News’ “Fly” and The Sun’s exiled “Mr. Flip.” If you are familiar with those columns, you’ll get it.  If not, sit back, brace yourself and enjoy.

Jim Williams

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Jim is a sports media columnist for Examiner Newspapers in Washington, DC and France 24. He is also an Emmy and Ace award winning TV producer, director and writer.

You can hear Jim Monday and Friday at 7:25AM on the Morning Show heard on Team 990AM in Montreal.  

Jim loves to write and to find out why people like TV and what they enjoy....and also don't like. 

Kris Jones

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Goob, the winner of the DirecTV 2010 Ultimate Displaced Fan contest was raised in Pasadena, MD and graduated from Towson University in 2007. Goob began making videos or GOOBVISION as it's known on Twitter at the start of the 2010 season. He stars here in RaveOnTV.

He has been featured on shows such as The Jim Rome Show, ProFootballTalk Live, The Michael Irvin Show, The SiriusXM Blitz with Rich Gannon and Adam Schein, MadDog Radio on Sirius XM with Christopher "MadDog Russo" Two Live Stews, The Tony Bruno Show, FoxSports.com to name a few (or is that a lot?)

Goob currently lives in Raleigh, NC and is president of the NC Ravens Fan Club which has 150 members.

Twitter: RavenManiac 

David Elfin

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David Elfin first covered the Redskins in 1989. The former President of the Pro Football Writers of America, Elfin has written five books on the Redskins. The latest, “Washington Redskins: The Complete Illustrated History” is now on sale in Washington area stores and online.

 

Michael Fast

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I was born and raised in Baltimore. While at Towson High School, I played football and gained an appreciation for the game and its subtleties.

After a year at York College of Pennsylvania, I transferred to Towson University. At York and Towson, I hosted various radio shows, wrote for the school paper, spoke on a panel RE: college game day presentation at IBS conference in Manhattan.

Currently, I'm one of the Public Address Announcers for both Towson University and the University of Maryland.

 

Andy Gershman

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Andrew Gershman was born and raised as a sports fan in Richmond, Virginia. In the Summer of 2009 Andy moved with his family to Jerusalem, Israel.  Shortly after, he appeared weekly as a co-host of the American Sports Talk Show on RustyMike Radio. The show featured interviews and talk with some of the biggest names in sports from the US and Israel. In October of 2010 Andy, along with 2 other partners, launched Israel Sports Radio, the first all sports talk network in the Middle East. The American Sports Talk show moved to a nightly format and once again featured guests from around the world. in addition to radio, Andy has written blogs for Israel Sports Radio and appeared in the Jerusalem Post.

 
Andy holds a BS from Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts, and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Human Resource Management from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Andy and his family recently moved back to the US and currently live in Silver Spring, Maryland.
 

Leif Swenson

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Chris Johnston

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The Complete QB Team Clinics and Individual Coaching Sessions are provided by the Complete QB Founder and Director, Christopher Johnston. For over a decade, Coach Johnston has trained young men in the Quarterback position, including high school Quarterbacks who earned HCIAA Honors in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008. His success with Quarterbacks is due to Coach Johnston's approach as a teacher of those playing the position.

Coach Johnston was previously the QB and DB Coach at Hudson Catholic Regional High School (2007 Group 3 State Semi-Finalist and 2008 Group 2 State Finalist) in Jersey City, New Jersey. Coach Johnston also served as the Defensive Coordinator, Assistant Head Coach, and Quarterbacks Coach at Xavier High School in New York, New York. Coach Johnston's assessment and coaching skills have earned him a solid reputation for his ability to develop Quarterbacks among his coaching peers and thousands of athletes.

Since 2004, in addition to his on-field coaching experience, Coach Johnston's expertise has afforded him multiple opportunities to appear regularly on a variety of Sports Talk Radio Shows regarding the NCAA and NFL Quarterback play.

 

Tim Williams

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Like many Americans, Tim Williams has long spent Sundays on a quest for the perfect combination of televised football, chilled beer, and loaded nachos.  For many great NFL moments since he was old enough to understand football, Tim has been on a couch, closely observing the game from home.  

Derek Arnold

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Derek is originally from and a current resident of Pasadena, MD. He’s a graduate of UMBC and has been a lifelong Baltimore sports fan. In 2007 he founded B’More Birds’ Nest and has been writing about the Ravens and O’s ever since under the name “NestMinder.”

Derek’s work has been featured on Charm City Current, Bleacher Report and WNST. In January 2011, he accompanied GOOB to Dallas and watched the Steelers lose the Super Bowl.

Follow Derek on Twitter: @BMoreBirdsNest

 

Justin Ford

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Justin was born in Detroit, Michigan and was raised with a football in his crib. He has also lived in Hartford, Connecticut, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Justin is an NFL Draft analyst and enthusiast.

Justin first began to love the idea of building a team through the draft from his father, Gary. When Justin was young and would watch football with his father, the announcer would say something like “That was all Thurman Thomas on that play.” His father would show him that it was actually the pulling guard and great down block by the tackle who made that play. Since then, Justin has been evaluating players for the draft, free agents and grading teams’ offseason moves.

Justin has a love and passion for all aspects of the game. From on the field play, to identifying value free agents, navigating the salary cap and mostly the NFL Draft. Justin will take his love for all facets of the game and make well informed opinions about your favorite teams’ future.

Justin currently works for CBS Radio and is a board operator at 106.7 The Fan, DC Sports.

Super Bowl winning teams are built in rounds 3 through 7.

Follow him on Twitter - @JRFord0 

Dev Panchwagh

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Dev Panchwagh is a versatile analyst who breaks down the Xs and Os of the game and has been a columnist/analyst for Ravens24x7.com since the summer of 2004. In his regular season column Battle Plans, Dev highlights the Ravens' keys to success against each opponent they face. 
 
Dev's start as a sports journalist started modestly, when his contributions to sports talk radio were noticed, leading to duties as a regular columnist for the Scouts.com network before joining Ravens24x7.com.  It would be very difficult to find his rare combination of youthfulness, knowledge and insight in all facets of football anywhere else.  Fortunately, Dev brings it here each and every week.
 

Brad Henry

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Brad grew up outside of Washington D.C. and attended Frostburg State where he played football and studied Broadcast Journalism. He has been intently following NFL and college football for over 20 years. He brings a thorough passion and knowledge to the game from having played and coached for the better part of his life.

Brad will be covering and debating all things Cowboys. He currently lives in Maryland with his fiancé so this should be interesting...

 

Brian McFarland

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Known on Ravens Message Boards as "B-more Ravor", Brian is a life-long Baltimorean and an avid fan of the Ravens and all Baltimore sports (yes, even the Orioles still).   A PSL holder since 1998, Brian has garnered a reputation as a cap-guru because of his strange (actually warped) desire to wade through the intricacies of the NFL's salary cap and actually make sense of it for those of us who view it as inviting as IRS Tax Code. 
   
Brian, who hails from Catonsville, MD and still resides there, is married and has two young children.

Riley Babcock

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Riley Babcock was born and raised in Maryland where he took a big interest towards sports at a young age. The Baltimore Ravens soon became his main interest which led to his eventual hiring as Editor of the Ravens blog, Ebony Bird, in early March of  2011. Riley is an avid follower of all sports, but is primarily into football, specifically the NFL. With eyes glued to ESPN 24/7 and the NFL Network, you can count on Riley always being on top of the latest sports news and providing readers with quality content year round.

 

Alonzo Olmedo

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Alonzo Olmedo is a native of the great state of Texas. He was born and raised in Dallas.

His main love is the Dallas Cowboys, and has been ever since the sports world has attempted to answer the Barry vs. Emmitt debate.

One of the biggest sports dorks you will find. Onceupon a time, he could not afford to attend Cowboys games, so he got a job as a usher at the old girl, Texas Stadium. 

He has worked for Cowboys Touchdown Travel where he gave tours of the Valley Ranch Cowboys facility. Managed to meet many Cowboy players and coaches along the way. He has been to nine NFL stadiums and working on making it 32 before it's all set and done.

He has survived Philly, N.Y., and D.C.

Attended school for Radio/Broadcasting and Journalism. He is also a columnist for pro basketball fans.com as a Dallas Mavericks writer.

Looks foward to sharing his hot sports opinions among Cowboy Nation.

Ryan Wilson

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Ryan Wilson was born in raised in the south suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. At a very early age, it was obvious to anyone who knew him that he was obsessed to anything involving sports. As a kid, he played basketball, baseball, soccer, and golf. His father instilled a winning mentality, and one that Ryan took to heart. His father grew up a Cowboys fan, so naturally, so did Ryan. They sat through every game and watched through the good times and the bad. Ryan was 8 years old when the Cowboys won their 3rd Super Bowl, and it was only the beginning. The Cowboys won 2 more in those next 3 years, and were the most popular sports team on the planet. There would be many years ahead that were packed full of mediocrity for the Dallas Cowboys, but Ryan has been through it all, supporting them game in and game out.

Ryan also grew up a fan of the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. His parents had season tickets to the Bulls, so Ryan was able to watch his favorite sports figure of all time, Michael Jordan. He also attended Michael Jordan’s Basketball Camp at the ages of 11 and 12. In the late 90’s, following the breakup of the Bulls, he started to follow a trio in Dallas by the names of Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash, and Michael Finley. A new favorite team was born. Ryan watched the Dallas Mavericks get close to the title over and over, but always falling short. On June 12, 2011 it all became a reality, as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals to win their first NBA championship.

These days, he lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was married in May of 2011, and is planning on starting a family soon. He also started a blog covering the Dallas Mavericks two years ago, and it has gained quite a following. He looks forward to sharing his passion for the Dallas Cowboys as well!

You can follow him on Twitter at @RyanWilson_MF and you can follow his Mavericks blog at @TheMavsFanatic .


Aaron Wilson

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and Ravens24x7.com. He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997.  He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best Sports News Story for the state of Maryland in voting conducted by the Associated Press managing editors. 

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