About Us / Our Team

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Elite Sports NY is a Digital Sports Media Publication delivering News, Views, Interviews, Real-Time Coverage, and Unique Commentary on everything New York Sports and Trending Topics.

ESNY is the most read independent New York City regional digital sports destination in the world.

Have you ever searched the internet for your favorite team or player to find that standards for covering your team have drastically changed? You’ll be reading some idiotic view about why something should happen only to see the name of the blog is as senseless as the writer him or herself.

ESNY doesn’t use fancy dressed-up blog names like “Bantering Blueshirts” or “Yanks in the Yard.” We simply deliver you, the diehard NYC sports fan, what you crave. We also understand what you crave because we, too, are diehards.

The term “Elite” refers to an idea about content. Only the Elite NYC Sports Minds bring topics to the table that are deemed “Elite” in the eyes of the NYC Sports Fan.

Aaron Doster, USATSI

ESNY Content has appeared or been mentioned on the following esteemed Publications/Outlets:

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Further Regionalizing Sports

–Our Mission is to further “Regionalize” Sports using only Area Expertise. Unlike other Publishers who work off a National Platform, Elite Sports NY will never employ an Average Joe with no clue to be equipped with an important NYC Sports voice. Elite Sports NY Writers live and breathe the Big Apple in more ways than one.

–Each Region across the Nation provides unique viewpoints about specific topics, including National/Trending coverage. This is the very essence of “Elite Sports,” to allow a specific Region to cover Regional and National/Trending news in their own unique style.

–For instance, New York City didn’t cover Michael Jordan torturing the Knicks the same way Chicago did. It is this mindset of combining an interesting opinionated narrative with the news that is compelling on a Region by Region basis.

–The Industry Standard brings websites to the table that cover with a National mindset. Its regional/team websites oftentimes employ writers who leave the diehard fan scratching his/her head. We believe sports are a Regional endeavor that should only be covered by the diehards themselves. What’s important to New York City sports fans isn’t necessarily important to people in the South East.

–As Writers, we Take Pride in the Delivery of our Content to the Diehard Fan: a Brutally Honest, Interestingly Unique-Take on the World of Sports and Trending Topics from the Professional Fan Angle.

Elite Sports NY’s Readership has rapidly increased since its publishing inception in March of 2015.

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Elite Roster

Robby Sabo – Founder, Editor In Chief, Jets Boss

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Robby covers most topics. Founder of Elite Sports NY in December of 2014 after realizing New York Sports fans deserve a platform to vocalize their opinions in a passionate, yet professional way.

Formerly a Featured Columnist for FanSided.

Has interviewed the likes of Rob Dyrdek, Michael Waltrip and Dominique Wilkins and has seen his work shared on major publications such as Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, and Yardbarker. Born as a New York Sports Fan, something unexplainable in his blood that’ll never be shaken. Remembers the Kevin Maas days, the Yankees on MSG, the Bruce Coslet era, and the Spring of ’94.

Christian Kouroupakis – Editorial Director, Yankees Boss

About Us / Our Team  1authorchristian1Christian is ESNY’s Yankees Boss and Editorial Director.

Christian is a broadcast journalism major in his junior year at Penn State University. He has taken writing and broadcasting courses at Hofstra and Fordham University, along with being the student director for MSG Varsity and Kings Park Productions at Kings Park High School. Recently, he was a Co-Editor at Yanks Go Yard, a Staff Writer at Empire Writes Back (FanSided), and is a sports radio host at Comm Radio at Penn State.

Chip Murphy – Senior Editor, Knicks Boss

About Us / Our Team  1authorchip1If there’s basketball being played anywhere on God’s Green Earth, Chip Murphy will be there to cover it.

I’m an aspiring sports journalist from New Jersey where I attend Ramapo College. I’m a huge fan of the Knicks, Jets, Yankees, Duke, and Syracuse. I also write for Rantsports.com and Dailyknicks.com.

Chris Thompson – Senior Editor, Mets Boss

About Us / Our Team  1authorthompsonThompson writes Mets, Jets, and much more.

Chris recently graduated with a Journalism degree from Montclair State University. Baseball is his love and he hopes to bring back some of the old-school popularity to the game. He is an avid follower of the New York Mets, Jets, and Brooklyn (New Jersey) Nets, some of the toughest teams to watch in all of sports.

John Fennelly – Senior Editor

About Us / Our Team  1authorfennellyJohn Fennelly is a veteran New York sportswriter specializing in the New York Giants and Mets.

Blogging pioneer; Unfettered raconteur, prognosticator and pontificator. Covers NYG Football for SNY.TV.

Peter Schwartz – Senior Writer, Radio

About Us / Our Team  1authorSchwartzYou’ve hear Peter Schwartz on the radio, but he’s everywhere, including Elite Sports NY.

Peter has been working in the New York sports media since 1989. He is currently an update anchor for CBS Sports Radio and WFAN. Peter is also the public address announcer for the NY Cosmos of the NASL and is a play by play announcer for high school sports on News 12 Varsity. An avid Islanders, Jets, and Yankees fan, Peter resides on Long Island with his wife Sheryl and their sons Bradley and Jared who side with their mother in rooting for the Mets!

Allison Case – Senior Writer

About Us / Our Team  1authorallisonIf there’s a Yankee somewhere, Allison will be there.

Allison is a die-hard New York Yankees fans with a passion for sports and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, she grew up in the home of a Baltimore Orioles fan but quickly assimilated into the impressive NYY culture. She loves talking baseball and any sport, so feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with her.

Daniel Federico – Senior Writer

About Us / Our Team  1authorfederico1Federico is an up and coming already veteran writer who destroys it in multiple arenas.

Besides writing for Elite Sports NY, Dan Federico is also the New York Yankees Staff Writer and Managing Editor for Outside Pitch MLB, Contributor for Ringside News, an Editor and Contributor for The Sportster, and a New York Giants writer for Bleacher Report. Based just outside of New York City, Dan is an avid fan of all things New York sports and professional wrestling.

Bryan Pol – Senior Writer, Longform

About Us / Our Team  1authorbryanBryan is a master of the English language and one of the more skilled long-form writers in the industry.

I am an English teacher, music and film aficionado, husband, father of two delightful boys, writer, sports fanatic, former Long Islander, and follower of Christ.

Based on my Long Island upbringing, I was groomed as a Yankees, Giants, Rangers, and Knicks fan, and picked up Duke basketball, Notre Dame Football, and Tottenham Hotspurs Football fandom along the way.

Gregg Cambareri – Trending Editor

About Us / Our Team  1authorgreggGregg is a Central Jersey boy who covers a wide range for Elite Sports NY. From the EPL to MLB, the man does it all.

Gregg Cambareri is born and bred in central Jersey. A lover of all sports, baseball sits at the top of the list. Premier League hooligan on weekends. Sports are not games, rather ways of life.

Justin Weiss – Editor, Co-Islanders Boss

About Us / Our Team  1authorjustinJustin is one of the foremost expert voices on the Islanders, Mets, Knicks, and Giants.

Justin Weiss is an avid Mets, Isles, Giants and Knicks fan from Long Island, New York. He is the founding editor of Blue and Orange Pride, and a writer on Rising Apple and Inside the Loudhouse.

Matt Di Giacomo – Editor, Co-Islanders Boss

About Us / Our Team  1authorDiGiacomo1-1You can find Di Giacomo speaking on the Isles, wherever and whenever.

My name, as you can see, is Matt Di Giacomo. I’m a senior Communications Major currently at West Chester University with plans on transferring to William Paterson University. When I’m not screaming about every goal scored by the Islanders and every home run smacked away by the Mets, I’m probably gaming on my PC or PS4 or out with friends screaming about it with them. Sports are an integral part of who I am, hence why I obsessively write about them and why you’re reading this on the bio section of “Elite SPORTS New York”. I’m a proud, passionate fan and you can find more of my work on my YouTube channel in my social media links.

Zach Cronin – Editor, Nets Boss

About Us / Our Team  1authorzach-1Cronin is one of ESNY’s master NBA personalities and leads the gritty charge of the Brooklyn Nets.

Founder: TBN Media; Editor: ESNY; Contributor: Nothin’ But Nets; Hooper

Patrick Hennessy – Editor

About Us / Our Team  1authorhennessyHennessy bleeds Pinstripes and is the lead Trending Editor.

My name is Patrick Hennessy and I have a passion for writing about New York Yankees baseball as well as the MLB. I have interviewed many of the Yankees minor league talent as well as YouTube personalities. I have had the opportunity to broadcast my work on many different platforms and I plan on continue doing so.

Emmanuel Berbari – Staff Writer, Radio

About Us / Our Team  1authoremmanuelBerbari’s baseball talent is as good as it gets.

Emmanuel is a Featured Columnist who primarily contributes to EliteSportsNY.com’s well-respected Yankees section. Aside from ESNY, he is a Sports Talk Radio Host at Old Westbury Web Radio, a Play-By-Play Announcer at school and a Public Address Announcer for NYIT Athletics. Emmanuel is also a diehard fan of the Knicks and Jets, two teams he credits for teaching him the important life lesson of patience.

Nicholas Durst – Director of Video & Audio Programming

About Us / Our Team  1authordurstNick Durst is ESNY’s Director of Video and Audio Programming.

Nicholas Durst is a sports media professional who has worked as an on-air personality and producer with the Brooklyn Cyclones, Bleacher Report, MSG Networks, WFAN Radio and MTV. He has experience in TV, radio, social/digital media, short-form and live video across sports and entertainment. Follow him on twitter @Nick_Durst

Chris Wengert – Audio Engineer, Editor

About Us / Our Team  1authorchris10Chris bleeds Rangers Blue unlike any other human being walking this world.

I’ve been a die hard Rangers and Giants fan for as long as I can remember. I enjoy sharing opinions, and hearing from fans that love their teams just as much as I do. Henrik Lundqvist makes all of us look like mere mortals.

Mary Mazzucco – Social Media Coordinator

About Us / Our Team  1authorMaryMary is ESNY’s Social Media coordinator.

I’m a big deal • #liveforkait • Writer for the New York Yankees for @EliteSportsNY • Radio Show Host for @MMinThePM

Charles Hart – Staff Writer, Video

About Us / Our Team  1authorHartCharlie is all about those Knicks and ESNY Video.

Charles is a freshman at Pennsylvania State University from Long Island, New York, majoring in broadcast journalism. As a member of Penn State’s CommRadio, the official radio station of the College of Communications, Charles has written various articles covering Penn State football and basketball. In addition to writing, Charles also co-hosts Empire State College, the only New York sports talkshow on campus.

Paul A. Esden Jr. – Staff Writer, Radio

About Us / Our Team  1authoresdenPaul bleeds green unlike any human in this great country of ours.

ESPN Producer. @sunyoswego Alum. Site Expert: @LoudHouseFS. #Jets Boss/Editor: @EliteSportsNY Self Proclaimed Biggest #Jets Fan On Planet boygreenespn@gmail.com

Garrett Ey – Staff Writer

About Us / Our Team  1authorgarrettEy is one of ESNY’s master all-sports guys.

The Sports Fan’s … Sports Fan. Passionate about the Mets, Jets, and Rangers, but, more importantly, a fan that gets excited for any big game.

Jason Leach – Staff Writer

About Us / Our Team  1authorleachJason Leach, AKA “Big Jay,” is ESNY”s Giants beat writer.

Lead Giants Sports Writer for @pfspot @theharlemtimes1, columnist for @BigPlay.com. I have the ability to make people laugh and have a wealth of sports knowledge.

Skylar Darel – Staff Writer

About Us / Our Team  1authordarelDarel handles the Giants, Knicks, NYCFC, and many more.

Staff Writer at Elite Sports New York. Lead Writer at New York Sports Hub and My Weekly Sports. Twitter, instagram: @skylardarel. Avid fan of the Yankees, Knicks, Giants, New York City FC, FC Barcelona, and Arsenal FC. Freshman at the College of New Jersey, studying Communication. Aspiring play-by-play commentator. Grew up in Manhattan, and proud to know how to work the Subway system.

Ty Butler – Staff Writer, Radio

About Us / Our Team  1authortyTy Butler writes and talks Jets and Giants football better than any New Yorker.

Content provider, producer and on air talent at ESPN Radio in Syracuse (@ESPNSyracuse). Disc Jockey for @TKClassicRock. Play by play announcer. Live and breathe sports – for better or for worse. Aspirations are that of becoming the greatest.

Robbie Stratakos – Staff Writer

About Us / Our Team  1authorStratakosStratakos hits the hardwood with the Knickerbockers and the gridiron with the Football Giants.

Robbie Stratakos is a New York Knicks and New York Giants contributor for elitesportsny.com. He’s a Knicks/NBA writer at lastwordonprobasketball.com as well. He also writes about the Washington Nationals/MLB for lastwordonbaseball.com. He serves as the team manager for both the Knicks and Nationals at LWOS. Follow him on twitter @LWOSStratakosNY