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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, by far, the most read independent New York City regional digital sports destination in the world (nearly half a million monthly visitors).

The Elite Sports Regional Network is where the Diehards Come to Play.

Forget societal and political issues. Forget making a stand against this or that. While everybody in the world is looking to make a “difference” through yet another selfish “look at me” action, Elite Sports just goes about its business. We are the diehards that the mainstream media is scared of. We can actually break a play down and remember sports history en route to how we arrived here today.

This is a stark contrast to today’s sports media standards. Writers, analysts representing mainstream national publications wouldn’t know a Cover 1 Robber or the difference between Control and Command if it smacked them in the face. They only know the big names like Odell Beckham Jr. because, well, he is “cool” and dances like a fool.

Besides, it is the individual who quietly goes about his or her business and works hard every day that truly makes a societal difference in the world today.

The standard for team coverage today has drastically changed since the good ‘ole days. 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.

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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.


–John Madden is the man to thank for ESNY’s inception. After joining an online Madden NFL league, Robby Sabo, sales/marketing during the day, was encouraged to start writing sports (as his commish skills were noticed). After writing featured columns for, he quickly realized regional sports were always the key to unlocking critical, diehard sports knowledge.

–Unlike the big boys who trickle down to team sites from a national mindset, Elite Sports NY (founded in March of 2015) understands true sports talent. We can properly identify and evaluate not just talented writing, but superb sports minds. This, the collection of outstanding sports people, will always remain as the heart of ESNY.

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

Elite Sports NY, LLC., Elite Sports Radio, Elite Sports Regional Network and all relative properties are 100 percent owned and operated by Robby Sabo.

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Elite Roster

1. Robby Sabo – Founder

81cf09ce8f12207f133db5603535be98 - About Us / Our TeamRobby 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.

Jets, Rangers, Knicks, Yankees, Mets, Giants.

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.

2. Rick Weiner – Editor in Chief

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I’ve been dunked on by Shaq and yelled at by Mickey Mantle. ESNY Editor In Chief and Mets Boss. UMass alum. Former National Columnist w/Bleacher Report & former member of NY Knicks Basketball Ops department. Nephew of Rock & Roll Royalty.

3. Allison Case – Managing Editor, Yankees Boss

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Allison is just a girl with an enormous passion for the game of baseball and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, her life-long relationship with the New York Yankees is something that she developed through close relationships with her mother and grandfather. An aspiring sports writer, she graduated with a journalism degree and is finding places to share her excitement about the sporting world and how it affects us all.

4. Chip Murphy – Executive Editor, Knicks Boss

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I’m ESNY’s Executive Editor for I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.

Christian Kouroupakis – Senior Writer

d06f70900be65167828c7fae60172f96 - About Us / Our TeamChristian is ESNY’s Yankees Boss and Editorial Director.

Christian Kouroupakis covers the New York Yankees and is the Editorial Director for ESNY. He is currently a senior at Penn State University, where he is a New York sports show host at Com Radio, a producer and anchor for Penn State Sports Night at PSNTV and a sports intern at WPSU. Christian 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. He was formerly a Co-Editor at Yanks Go Yard and a Staff Writer at Empire Writes Back (FanSided).

Peter Schwartz – Senior Writer, Radio

1authorSchwartz1 366x360 - About Us / Our TeamYou’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!

Bryan Pol – Senior Writer, Longform

IMG 3111 e1502821397849 1 e1502821646959 1 470x470 - About Us / Our TeamBryan 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.

Geoff Magliocchetti – Senior Writer

CHdya2nD 400x400 400x400 - About Us / Our TeamMagliocchetti is one of ESNY’s talented on-field Giants beat writers.

Marist grad, Ex-Long Snapper, Current Sportswriter/Analyst for @GiantInsider, @NYRFanClub and @EliteSportsNY. Learning to fly but I ain’t got wings!

Daniel Federico – Senior Writer

6b77ca7b666d0ea892ea3824c8a86d67 - About Us / Our TeamFederico is an up and coming already veteran writer who is ESNY’s Managing Editor.

Besides writing for Elite Sports New York as Managing Editor, Dan Federico a Featured Writer for Bleacher Report and an Editor and Contributor for The Sportster. Based just outside of New York City, Dan is an avid fan of all things New York sports and professional wrestling. Dan Federico is a senior writer for Elite Sports NY. You can interact with him on Twitter or contact him via email:

Max Wildstein – Senior Writer

3a31cc3110106f7ce311eda63b97049b - About Us / Our TeamMax is one of baseball’s fastest rising stars from a media perspective.

Max Wildstein writes columns for ESNY on the New York Yankees. He is the senior editor at Hardball Scoop, part of CBSi’s, as well as a freelance contributor at the Sporting News. You can go and interact with Max by following him on Twitter.

Russell Baxter – Senior Writer

uKVMup28 400x400 400x400 - About Us / Our TeamRussell is ESNY’s resident expert National Football League and Super Bowl expert/historian.

@NFLSpinZone @FanSided @OPSN_NFL @SportsPostHome @pfspot @BlastingNews @EliteSportsNY @GMFB Nerd Bowl Historian/Research/TV/Radio

Collin Loring – Staff Editor, Nets Boss

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Knicks, Nets, Orioles, and Panthers. Brooklyn Nets contributor for @EliteSportsNY.

Matt Di Giacomo – Staff Editor, Islanders Boss

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Diehard Islanders and Mets fan growing up in North Jersey. You can hear me in 204 at the Barclays Center. These are just my opinions, feel free to debate them. I upload rants/reviews/postgames on my YouTube channel, please subscribe! Go Isles, Mets, Jets, and NYCFC

Nicholas Santuccio – Staff Editor, Mets Boss

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I am a Senior currently attending the Rutgers Business School in New Brunswick. I am a lifelong New York Mets fan, and writing about the team is my passion.

Danny Small – Staff Editor

IMG 0813 2 - About Us / Our TeamDanny Small is one of ESNY’s more versatile individuals.

Danny is a fan of all things Yankees, Jets, Knicks, and Islanders. He spends most of his time watching sports and scrolling through twitter. Reach out on twitter @DWSmall8 or feel free to email Eventually, the Jets will win a Super Bowl.

Gregg Cambareri – Staff Editor

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

Central jersey born and bred. Monmouth University alumnus. Sports are not games, rather ways of life. Twitter: @Gcam92 Contact:

Justin Weiss – Staff Editor

751d737f805fd636ebc71e3bd702751b - About Us / Our TeamJustin 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.

Zach Cronin – Staff Editor

83c66bde782f306323c0eca125f91886 - About Us / Our TeamCronin is one of ESNY’s master NBA personalities and leads the gritty charge of the Brooklyn Nets.

I’m obsessed with basketball. I play (my hesi pull-up Jimbo is cash), I write and cover the Nets here at ESNY. My work has been seen on Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated and FanSided. I also run my company, TBN Media. My favorite NBA player is Isaiah Thomas because I can look him in the eye.

Nicholas Durst – Director of Video & Audio Programming

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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. Nicholas co-hosts The MetsCast and Actually, You’re Wrong! right here on Follow him on twitter @Nick_Durst

Sam Randall – Video Producer

ScreenshotSam 400x400 - About Us / Our TeamSam Randall is one of ESNY’s foremost Video Production experts and leads the charge for the up and coming ESNY Video.

Video Contributor at @EliteSportsNY | #Sports #Coffee #Music #Fitness • Freelance Video Producer.

Frank Curto – Staff Writer, Rangers Boss

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Paul A. Esden Jr. – Staff Writer, Jets Boss, Radio

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People call me Boy Green for my unwavering dedication to all things New York Jets. I work at ESPN Radio in Syracuse and I’m extremely passionate about sports. I aspire to continue my rise through the business and hopefully I’ll end up working for the New York Jets in some capacity.

Jason Leach – Staff Writer, Giants Boss

956c1b6a01b2ffc4b6155122654e65b3 - About Us / Our TeamJason Leach, AKA “Big Jay,” is ESNY”s Giants beat writer.

Jason’s first love was football while growing up in northern New Jersey. For the past three years, he has covered the New York Giants, as well as several boxing events along the East Coast.

Robbie Stratakos – Staff Writer

AAEAAQAAAAAAAA2MAAAAJDFkM2YyNTY5LTg3YjAtNGJmZC05MmQ4LTdiZWJiOGJmYTBkMg 1 - About Us / Our TeamStratakos hits the hardwood with the Knickerbockers and the gridiron with the Football Giants.

Robbie Stratakos is a New York Knicks Beat Writer for Elite Sports NY (ESNY); he also covers the NBA nationally, as well as the New York Giants. In addition to writing for ESNY, Robbie is a Washington Nationals and MLB columnist for Scout Media’s where he also covers breaking news and rumors around the league. Follow Robbie on Twitter @RPStratakos

Mark Kelly – Staff Writer

1033f64302be48eed134801b2617eac6 - About Us / Our TeamMark Kelly is one of ESNY’s Jets experts.

Mark Kelly, formerly of ESPN;2-time Emmy Winner;Covers Jets/NY Sports. Sports History Expert/Public Speaker. Cancer Survivor Gives Hope w/testimony;Praise Jesus

Matt Castillo – Staff Writer, Podcast/Video Host

25c30ef53f971bb98de7413c24f7f3e1 - About Us / Our TeamCastillo is a Knicks writer and host of the Knicks State of Mind Podcast.

Originally from Long Island, Matt grew up as a die heart Yankees, Jets, Knicks, and Rangers fan. Matt moved to South Carolina when he was 13, but this did not stop him from watching his favorite teams. He graduated with a Bachelor degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina Upstate. Other than a contributor for Elite Sports NY, Matt was a former writer for Skyscrapersports and currently is a writer and co-host for The Assist Podcast. He is also a sports reporter for Greer Today.

Alex Jordan – Staff Writer

3b6cb8a278ec94923498b5c3b4fff586 - About Us / Our TeamAlex Jordan is ESNY’s most on-point trending writer.

I graduated from Marist College with a Bachelors in Sports Communications in 2011. I am a huge sports fan. I also write articles for

Justin Birnbaum – Staff Writer

Screen Shot 2017 10 01 at 9.28.34 PM 1 - About Us / Our TeamFrom the Mets to the Knicks, Birny’s words speak for itself.

Former disciple of Stan Fischler. IBWAA member. Bylines at Baseball Prospectus Mets, Elite Sports New York, and my own creation: Baseknock MLB. Formerly Amazin’ Avenue of SB Nation. Proud UAlbany Alum.

Dominick Renna – Staff Writer

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Dominick is a junior studying communication and journalism at Canisius college. He has covered the Rangers for over five years on the twitter handle @NYRZone as well as covering the Yankees for an independent website.

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