Fake Teams is the fantasy sports site of SBNation, Inc. It began in February 2006 with Matt Watson of Rototimes manning all the editorial and content duties.
In June 2006, Mr. Watson handed off those duties to the current Managing Editor, Eric Hinz, who came to the attention of Mr. Watson via a post about John Rodriguez in the summer of 2005 in Mr. Hinz's original fantasy baseball blog, rotisserie">http://rotmusing.blogspot.com">rotisserie baseball musings.
Eric Hinz has been blogging for several years and began when he thought it would be a good way to hone his writing skills in preparation of a career in financial analysis as he rode out the bursting of the stock bubble in the early 21st century. That career did not quite materialize, but Mr. Hinz remained in the financial industry and was amongst the first financial professionals to be awarded the Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement by the organization formerly known as AIMR. He also has an MBA in finance from Fordham University to go along with an BA in psychology from the University of Connecticut and a year's worth of graduate study in Community Psychology. Mr. Hinz is married with children (3) in Westchester County, NY. While sitting through numerous academic classes, he has managed to play fantasy sports for the past 14 years.
Ray Guilfoyle-Managing Editor, Manager, Fake Teams, Ray took over managing and writing for Fake Teams back in July 2008 when Eric decided to pursue other opportunities. Ray has been writing for Fake Teams for about 3 years. In addition, he writes for SB Nation's Fantasy Baseball site, and just recently began writing about prospects for John Sickels site on SB Nation called Minor League Ball. Ray began blogging when he met Eric in a New York City based NL-Only rotisserie baseball league. Ray was looking for a league that drafted minor leaguers, and the UBA league was the perfect spot for him. Ray is a business analyst working for an accounting software company in Princeton, New Jersey. He has his MBA from Rider University and is married with two children. Ray participates in 5 fantasy baseball leagues.
Mark Rieker ("Skeller"), senior football writer, has been playing online fantasy sports starting with the Prodigy Network and a 4800 baud modem in 1994. He was the Lead Fantasy Football Writer for LeaderboardSports.com and has written about fantasy football for CSTV.com. He has also appeared on ESPNews for their 2005 Fantasy Experts Draft. For the past eleven years he has been the Commissioner of the Hanscom Fantasy Football League, a league of current and former Air Force servicemen that have played across 16 states and six foreign countries. Mark is married with two children and lives outside London, England.
The team at Fake Teams is available for all media formats to discuss fantasy sports. Please contact Mr. Hinz to work out the details.