I don’t really know how to start this or what was the correct rollout schedule to announce this, but that feels fitting given it was also kinda how I felt when I joined Fake Teams four years ago.
Here’s the short version: Today will be my last day as managing editor for Fake Teams.
Here’s the long version:
Joining Fake Teams was a complete shot in the dark for me back in 2017. I had been doing some sports writing here and there but was on the brink of moving on. Sports writing is quite the saturated market and I was just too late to the party.
But then I saw that SB Nation was hiring for a managing editor for their fantasy sports site and I figured, what the heck, I’ll give it one more shot.
Four years later, I couldn’t be happier with that shot.
I’ve been so proud to see the terrific content our talented writers have put out and to watch Fake Teams grow from a baseball focused fantasy site to covering football, basketball, hockey, and even golf and NASCAR on a weekly basis. The only way that was able to happen was because of the hard work of our amazing staff.
Like most Oscar acceptance speeches, there are a ton of people to thank for what’s been an incredible four years. First off, big thanks to Justin Bopp and David Fucillo who brought me into Fake Teams and helped me get my feet wet. Thanks to Fake Teams’ previous managing editor Ray Guilfoyle for helping make the initial transition a smooth one. Thanks to Heath Capps for doing an excellent job managing our baseball content when I had no idea what to do in that realm (still am way too overwhelmed by fantasy baseball, just check my Fake Teams & Friends team). Thanks to our tremendous staff over the years who all were so much fun to work with and I always loved reading the amazing content you put out.
And the biggest thanks to you the readers. It’s been one of the most rewarding jobs I’ve had thanks in large part to the engagement and conversations you readers—and listeners—have had with me and us throughout the years. It’s made the job so much fun.
I’m super excited to announce that as I step down, our very own Heath will be stepping up and taking over as managing editor here at Fake Teams. Obviously Heath has been working here longer than I have and I can’t think of a better person for the job. I’m sure he’ll do a tremendous job with the site moving forward.
You will still be able to find me occasionally here on Fake Teams (I’ll keep recording the Long 2 podcast with Natty Wallach and we do have to finish this season of the Ding Dong Challenge). But an exciting opportunity presented itself as my next step and I can’t wait to share that with you in the coming days.
So, thank you all again for the work you’ve put into the site and the love that you’ve shown for the site. It really made these last four years special for me and has kept me in the world of sports writing that I love so much.
And don’t be a stranger! Hit me up @petemrogers to talk movies, Bill Belichick’s evil genius, Jayson Tatum still being only 19-years-old, and of course all things fantasy sports.