Patrick Allen, Senior Editor - Patrick was brought on to be the new lead blogger for Arrowhead Addict in December of ’09. Along with being an avid sports fan, Patrick is also a writer and actor living in NYC. He is thrilled to have turned his obsessive love of the Kansas City Chiefs into an actual job. There is nothing quite like watching a football game, drinking a beer and calling it work.
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Zach Best, co-founder/site director – Best co-founded the site in the Spring of 2007. He’s an educator, entrepreneur, football coach and web designer. Best also serves as the director of business operations of the FanSided.com network. You can find his graphic design work at ZachBest.com.
Dr. John Best, aka The Old Chief, featured columnist - Adam and Zach’s old man and a former sports talk radio host (“The Sports Doc”). His “This Old Chief” feature runs most weeks, especially during the season.
Jeremy Hanson, senior staff- Long-time commenter turned A.A. featured contributor. Jeremy’s focus is on getting the community to interact on hot topics.
Keith Halpin, aka Merlin, senior staff/chatmaster – “I’m a long-time A.A. commenter and featured contributor. I have designed software and architectures for many years for major corporations. I love the strategy of football especially the draft. I have been a Chiefs fan for almost 40 years. I try to bring a long-term, more strategy than logistics perspective to A.A. My “Merlin’s Magic” features appear weekly.”
Randy Murawski, senior staff/Arrowhead correspondent – Lifelong Missouri Resident. Hopeless dreamer. Arrowhead Addict expert on tailgating, cheerleader watching, BBQ eating. Reports with news and views from the stands after each home game, other events and, occasionally, away games. Randy brings a second row season ticket holders perspective of life inside the greatest football stadium in the world
Damian Nelson, aka Double D, senior staff/comment ombudsman - Long-time A.A. commenter and featured contributor. Arguably A.A.’s greatest commenter ever, D.D. now has a more formal commenter position.
Big Matt, senior staff – Matt is a dog walker and trivia host living in Brooklyn, New York. He’s been writing about the Chiefs since 2007 and thinking about them constantly as long as he can remember. James Hasty, Dale Carter, Brandon Flowers, Kimble Anders and Mike Mazlowski are his heroes. Militant homers, Herm Edwards, Phillip Rivers and Tim Tebow are his enemies. He believes reason and honest inquiry are of the utmost importance in everything, and that includes Chiefs coverage. Matt is also a contributing writer at the network’s MMA site, cagepages.com.
Victor Wishna, junior staff - Victor Wishna only exists because his mother made the impossible decision to leave the 1971 double-overtime AFC divisional playoff between the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins (still the longest game in NFL history) to go on a date with his father. As a result, he owes the Chiefs (and his parents) his lifelong love and support. A writer, editor, and author, among other things, Victor is glad to be back in his hometown after more than a decade living and working in New York. And he is proud to be writing for Arrowhead Addict, giving his take on Chiefs-related topics from a wider, occasionally tongue-in-cheek perspective.
Nick Rodgers, junior staff – Kansas City native and avid reader of the site turned contributor, I try to blend the right amount of statistical data with my own perspective. I make my topics provocative and thrive on various views and opinions. I love to see the comments sections explode like an opposing quarterback.
Adam Toren, junior staff - A.A. commenter turned writer after it was deemed his comments were “too freaking long”. An all-around football fan, it took moving to Kansas City for him to become a Chiefs fan. It wasn’t easy to become one during the Herm Edwards era, but at least there is no way he can be called a “fair weather fan.”
Lyle Graversen, junior staff- I’m a “professional band geek”, family man, and die hard Chiefs fan living in the Wichita area. I like to mix optimism and reason in my work. Some may label me a “Kool Aid” drinker, but I just can’t bring myself to let a team I love so much make me miserable.
Andrew Crocker, junior staff- Andrew Crocker is a community college instructor in Springfield, Missouri, where he molds the minds of tomorrow into dedicated Chiefs zombies. He is also a graduate student, and holds a second job at a local bank. He is married to an actual, physical woman somehow.
Ladner Morse, junior staff- Ladner is an avid Chief fan who lives in Dallas, spent 21 years in K.C. and grew up as a Rams fan outside of L.A.. The strange thing about Ladner is, he enjoys the off season more than the regular season. Ladner offers unique insights on game legends, leagues trends, player development and organizational growth. Ladner has been a teacher for more than 30 years so you can only imagine… he hasn’t got a clue what he’s talking about.
Natasha Sims, Editor-Natasha grew up in a small Kansas town under the watchful gaze of a Christian Okoye poster (courtesy of her younger brother). After a fortuitous day, she stumbled upon Arrowhead Addict, and Chiefs news has never been the same since. As a self-proclamed grammar nerd, she joined the Arrowhead Addict team to make sure that the Chiefs are never the mighty Chefs, and that there/their/they’re is always used properly.
Tyler Dingman, “Nicks Blitz” logo – I am a student at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, IA studying Visual Communications (Web Design). I have been a Chiefs fan since birth through the good and the bad. Derrick Thomas was probably the player who really sparked my passion for Chief’s football.
Tony Rangel, “Armchair Addict, Merlin’s Magic, Quick Slants, Adam’s Audibles” logos-I’m a Chiefs fan with a passion for all things digital. As a father of two girls, one of whom is an avid football fan, I try to design things that are visually appealing for everyone. I’m from the Kansas City area, so you might recognize some inspirations for my work at http://tonyrangel.me.
Christopher Matthews, “One Arrowhead Drive” Creator, Producer-Needless to say… CHIEFS FAN!
Originally from Kansas City, currently living in Minnesota. Video producer/editor, CGI artist, owner of CMStudios, and diehard Chiefs fan.
Welcome to Arrowhead Addict, a site we strive daily to make the best Kansas City Chiefs blog and news site on the Internet, and the inaugural site of the FanSided.com Sports Network. Why did we start Arrowhead Addict? Because the Chiefs, easily one of the most popular teams in the league, didn’t have nearly the coverage they deserved, especially from the perspective of the fan. That is why we started the site and remain dedicated to bringing you top-notch Chiefs news, views and original content, along with everything else a Chiefs fan could possibly want from a site. This is also a community where you the fan can come and voice your opinion on your Red and Gold. If you love Kansas City and your Chiefs, you’ll love this site. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!
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