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Elite Sports NY

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 National/Trending Topics. ESNY delivers AP-style journalistically-credentialed content with full media access to most of the top New York City sports teams.

Founded by Robby Sabo in 2015, ESNY is now owned and operated by CBWG Media (Kyle Scott, Jason Ziernicki).

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

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

Diehard, genuine sports knowledge will always be respected, especially in New York City. With too many outlets thinking entertainment and about the casual fan only, the diehards have few places to legitimately turn to. The diehards nowhere to go pertaining to platforms actually talking about the game itself or “breaking plays down” at the level of respect it deserves.

The big guys simply cannot do it from a national level. What’s worse is those satellite team blogs under the big guys’ name employ writers who wouldn’t know a Cover 1 Robber or the difference between Control and Command if it smacked them in the face. Elite Sports doesn’t come at you with fancy dressed-up blog names like “Yanks in the Yard,” either. We simply deliver you the diehard information and analysis you crave.

City-by-city, sport-by-sport, ESRN will take over the sports landscape with a regional diehard mindset, starting with New York City and Elite Sports NY.

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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.

Recognition, Credentials, Interviews

Elite Sports NY content has been featured/included on some of the most prestigious sports platforms in the world: Bleacher Report, ESPN’s SportsCenter, Sports IllustratedFox Sports, CBS Sports, New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, Yahoo SportsSB Nation and more.

Full-access team credentials include some of the top New York sports teams in the area: New York JetsNew York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Mets, New York Yankees, New York Rangers, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders, St. John’s Red Storm Men’s BasketballNew York Lizards, New York CosmosLong Island Ducks, Brooklyn Cyclones and more.

Credentials to specific events have included the Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year, 2018 Winter Classic, Big East and Big Ten Tournament at Madison Square Garden, ACC Tournament at Barclays Center, NFL Experience in Times Square and more.

ESNY Interviews and Video Spots include some of the biggest names in the industry: J.J. Watt, Robinson Cano, Denis Potvin, Kate Bock, Chad Pennington, Jim Breuer, Billie Jean King, Patrik Elias, Anders Lee, Mike Singletary, Jose Altuve, Carlos Beltran, Jenny McCarthy, Brian Urlacher, Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, Jeremy Roenick, D’Angelo Russell, Greg Oden, Justin Pugh, Julian Edelman, Joel Embiid, Brandon Marshall, Camille Kostek, Marshall Faulk, Larry Johnson, Tanya Mityushina, Quincy Enunwa, Kelvin Beachum, Cris Carter, Dwayne Harris, Shane Vereen, Buster Skrine, Bubba Wallace, Matt Forte, Brandon Steiner, Bryce Salvador, Giovanni Savarese, Carlos Mendes, Kyle Busch, Ryan O’Reilly, Devon Toews, Shep Messing, Stephen Gionta, Josh Ho-Sang, Keiffer Bellows, Brian Bellows, Chris Weidman, Mike DelGuidace, Paul Rabil, Pat LaFontaine and more.


–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 Fansided.com, 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 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, ESNY Video, ESNY Film Room, ESNY City Stream, Elite Sports Regional Network, and all relative properties are 100 percent owned and operated by Robby Sabo.

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Elite Roster

Danny Small

Editor in Chief, Knicks Beat Writer

Danny Small is one of ESNY’s more versatile individuals and leads as ESNY’s Editor in Chief.

Ryan Honey

Editor at Large, NewsDesk Boss

Ryan Honey is an ESNY Giants staff writer and Editor at Large. 

Allison Case

Managing Editor, Yankees Boss

If there’s a Yankee somewhere, Allison will be there.

Dom Renna

Lead Editor, Rangers

Renna is the Rangers and ESNY’s lead editor. 

Geoff Magliocchetti

Senior Writer, Liberty Beat Writer

Magliocchetti is one of ESNY’s talented on-field Giants and Jets beat writers. He also covers the New York Liberty. 

Josh Benjamin

Senior Writer, Yankees/Knicks

Josh Benjamin is one of ESNY’s Yankees/MLB features writers.

Senior Columnist, Mets Beat Writer

Rich Coutinho is a long-time New York sports veteran who covers the New York Mets and Rangers for ESNY. 

Rich Mancuso

Senior Columnist, Mets/Boxing/Fordham

Rich Mancuso is a long-time New York sports veteran with a plethora of on-air and ink experience. 

Matt Brooks

Senior Writer, Nets

Nobody knows more Brooklyn Nets basketball than Mr. Brooks.

Bryan Pol

Senior Writer, Longform

Bryan is a master of the English language and one of the more skilled long-form writers in the industry.

Justin Birnbaum

Senior Writer, Mets

From the Mets to the Knicks, Birny’s words speak for itself.

Michael Nania

Senior Writer, Jets

Michael Nania is one of the world’s most skilled New York Jets writers. 

Mike Vivalo

Video Personality

If you’re not On the Scene with Mike Vivalo, you’re just small potatoes.

Jason Leach

Giants Beat Writer

Jason Leach, AKA “Big Jay,” is ESNY”s Giants beat writer.

Frank Curto

Staff Writer, Rangers

Curto bleeds Broadway blue unlike any other human.

Matt Di Giacomo

Staff Writer, Islanders

You can find Di Giacomo speaking on the Isles, wherever and whenever.

Ricky Keeler

Staff Writer, St. John’s

Hailing from St. John’s University is Ricky Keeler, ESNY’s Johnnies Boss.

James Kelly

Trending Writer, Yankees

James Kelly brings his Kelly’s Corner to ESNY.

Billy McInerney

Trending Writer

Billy the kid comes at you from a multiple-sport perspective.

Justin Weiss

Staff Writer, Islanders/Mets/Knicks

Justin Weiss is one of ESNY’s most versatile individuals.

Geoffrey Campbell

Staff Writer, Knicks

Campbell is an ESNY Knicks features writer.

Chip Murphy

Staff Writer, Knicks/NBA

If there’s basketball being played anywhere on God’s Green Earth, Chip Murphy will be there to cover it.

Collin Loring

Staff Writer, Knicks/Nets

Collin Loring is ESNY’s Brooklyn Nets master.

Onz Chery

Staff Writer, Red Bulls/NYCFC

Onz is ESNY’s soccer expert.

Aaron Case

Staff Writer, Yankees

Aaron Case is a Yankees nut.

Russell Baxter

Staff Writer, Giants/NFL

Russell is a well-known talent within NFL circles.

Kyle McKenna

Devils Beat Writer

Kyle McKenna is ESNY’s New Jersey Devils beat writer.

Thomas Hall

Staff Writer, MLB

Thomas Hall is ESNY’s MLB columnist.

Lawrence Doto

Staff Writer, Fantasy Sports

Lawrence Doto is ESNY’s Fantasy Sports expert.

Kyle Newman

Staff Writer, Mets/Jets

Kyle Newman is an ESNY Staff Writer who focuses on the Mets and Jets.  

Ray Jarvis

Podcast Host

Ray Jarvis is the host of The Gray Area Podcast.

Matthew Castillo

Staff Writer, Radio/Video

Castillo is a Knicks writer and host of the Knicks State of Mind Podcast.

William O'Toole


William O’Toole is ESNY’s cartoonist.

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