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The Fanatic was launched in March of 2019 to provide accurate, clear and comprehensive reporting on the very wide world of sports. From hoops to hockey, MLB trade rumors to the Daytona 500, we’ve got you covered!

Our original columnists and one-on-one interviews are supplemented by licensing agreements that allow us to carry certain content from The Associated Press, Reuters Sports, Field Level Media, USA Today and ICON Sportswire.

The Fanatic’s goal is to always provide our users with a fast loading, clean and easy-to-read experience. As such, we strictly avoid the use of pop-ups, pop-unders or the dreaded “always-on” video ads you’ll see on many of the major sports news sites.

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The Fanatic is a digital property owned by Bold South Media, LLC.

By Phone:
(904) 318-8883

Mailing Address:
Bold South Media
9802-12 Baymeadows Rd #161
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Our Staff & Contributors


Austin Cassidy – The founder and editor of The Fanatic, Austin is an avid Jacksonville Jaguars fan (really) and has more than a decade of experience working in digital media and advertising.


Darcy G. Richardson – Darcy is a historian and the author of more than a dozen books. A huge college basketball fan, his latest is Loyola’s Improbable Ramblers: 55 Years in the Making.

Vito Stellino – Vito has been covering the world of sports for more than six decades and once attended 40 consecutive Super Bowls. A former beat writer for The Florida Times-Union and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Stellino is a past recipient of the Dick McCann Award at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

Kevin J. Smith – Kevin is a freelance writer who covers the intersection of sports, media and popular culture for The Fanatic.

Ryan Warner – Ryan has a passion for college football, and a particular interest in the Group of 5 conferences. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2006 and currently lives in Wethersfield, CT.


Rebecca Wasik – Rebecca recently received her BA in Sports Journalism and Media Studies from San Diego State University… Go Aztecs!

Alaric Huls – By day he’s a high school teacher and coach in Wisconsin. In his free time he often writes about upstart football leagues like the XFL, AAF and others.

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The Fanatic’s original content is available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license, except where noted.