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Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson founded Mavs Fanatic (Now Dallas Sports Fanatic) in January of 2012. He had a vision of starting something new and different. A place where fans of the Dallas Mavericks and fans of writing could come and be heard. A blog “Run By Fans For Fans”. He is also a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago WhiteSox (His hometown team). Mavs Fanatic is now known as Dallas Sports Fanatic, a blog that covers all of the major Dallas pro sports teams.



Michael Lark

Dallas Sports Fanatic Co-Owner and credentialed media writer and photographer covering the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Dallas Wings, FC Dallas and college football

Robby Lewis

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Received my Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration from the University of Cincinnati in 2012. NBA fan in a college basketball city. I’ve been a MFFL since the Nellie Days.

Michael Mulford

Born & raised in the Dallas area. Recent graduate at UNT. I’ve been a MFFL since Michael Finley was doing cart wheels in the 1997 NBA Dunk Contest; or attempting a cart wheel. Love you Fin! Just a hoops nerd who loves his Dallas Mavericks.

Reese Konkle

Stephen “Reese” Konkle. 21 years old, currently enrolled at UNT working towards my degree in Digital/print media with a sports certification. Have a passion for basketball, and the Mavericks. Looking to bring Mavs fans a fresh, interesting perspective on the greatest game in the world.

Greg Higgins

Writer for Mavs Fanatic and Owner of

Dylan Duell

Born and raised in Dallas, I received my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Texas in 2014 after majoring in Radio/TV/Film. I’m a lover of all sports and support every DFW team. I also announce high school sporting events for many DFW schools for “Friday Night Glory.”

Married with a wife and two wonderful kids. They know they have games to watch every night.

Trevor Peele

I love Social Media and the Dallas Mavericks. Follow my journey — @TrevorPeele.

Dillon Hemmle

Bio: Texas born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days. I’m an HRD Coordinator for Halliburton by day and a movie, music and sports junkie by night. Contributor for The Practice Squad on KVGI Radio. Vocalist for HEMMLE. Forever Hook’em Horns!

Taimon Turner

I am a proud fan of the Dallas Mavericks and have been one since the late 1990s when I was a kid.

My story on becoming a Mavs fan is one I will remember for the rest of my life.

I was 6 years old and in first grade and I went to a Mavs game with my family at Reunion Arena. At the end of the 3rd quarter, I was invited onto the floor to play musical chairs with other kids who were the biggest Mavs fans of the night. I won a t-shirt, a Mavs basketball, and a ticket to a Rockets-Mavs game. I knew right then and there that I would be a Mavs fan for the rest of my life. It was incredible!

Im 25 years old. I was born in Dallas but lived most of my life on the east coast. I lived 9 years in West Hartford Connecticut and 4 years right outside of New York City when I was in college at Hofstra University where I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism with a Minor in Political Science.

Although I lived most of my life on the east coast, my native Dallas routes never left me. Especially the native routes of the passion that I have for Dallas sports teams.

I have so much passion for Dallas sports teams that I knew from the young age of 12 years old that I wanted to go into sports broadcasting just so I could cover my favorite sports teams.

I love broadcasting because it gives me a platform to have a conversation!

Michael DuPont II

Roamed the rapidly growing area of Arlington Texas for the last 25 years. I graduated Texas Tech in 2014 with my Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communications and currently obsess over basketball full-time. In my free time, I’m a substitute teacher and also an Uber driver. I’ve been following the Mavs since Jason, Jimmy and Jamal were young up-and-comers. If you need their last names, please don’t ask me.

Nick White

Born and raised in south Fort Worth, I graduated from Burleson High School in 2008. I have a natural love for Dallas sports teams, especially the Mavs and basketball in general. After working with my family’s business for a few years, then Enterprise for a year, I dropped everything to use my 10-plus years of experience in photography to follow my love and passion in the sports field. I’m excited to see where this journey takes me.

Noe Gonzalez

Video producer for iStudioDallas, Dallas Sports Fanatic and All Access Elite Boxing.

Madie Clinard

I was born and raised in Houston and have been living in Dallas the last four years. I am currently studying Broadcast Journalism at Dallas Baptist University and plan to graduate in December of 2017. Broadcasting is my passion and I’m excited to continue my journey here with Dallas Sports Fanatic!

Jared Wingate

Broadcast journalism major who is crazy about sports. Dallas native who loves to talk sports and follow the action with fellow fans. Follow me on Twitter @wingate_jared

Cristina Vela

I grew up in Dallas and played HS and club soccer. I’m an avid sports fan and can remember going to Super Bowl parties with my parents in the 90s. That’s when my love for the Cowboys began. I also happen to share a birthday with Mr. Aikman himself! I have my Master’s in Nurse Anesthesia and work locally in the DFW area. I’m passionate about music, art, sports, traveling and my french bulldog, Zoey. I still play soccer and like to stay active.

Selena Sixtos

I’m a 23-year-old Dallas girl who fancies the Dallas Cowboys. I recently graduated from UT Arlington with a degree in public relations. Writing is a newly found passion of mine that I focus on both personally and professionally. I am a fan of all DFW sports, but there is just something so special about NFL Sundays.

Corey Douglass

Grew up in Plano, Texas. Graduated from Plano east in 2009, graduated from American broadcasting school in 2011. Big time DFW sports fan. Once went to Shawn Marions pool party the summer the Mavs won the championship.

Jacie Scott

LSU Grad | Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader | Kim Dawson Talent | Dancer | Writer | Sports Enthusiast | Sheltie Lover | Declare HOPE Founder

Zach Schueneman

I have lived in the DFW Metroplex for more than 35 years and I have been an avid fan of all Dallas pro sports franchises since the mid 80s. In addition to my lovely wife and two perfect children, my passions include reading, playing sports and of course, watching as much sports as I can possibly fit into my schedule.

Matthew Duell

Student at University of Texas at Dallas. Lover of all things sports. Worshipper of the world’s game.

Tim Moungey

Tim Moungey is owner and founder of Tourmaline Writing Company, a Las Vegas-based writing services firm, and co-author of Bleeding Greed, a book about a stockbroker who worked at Stratton Oakmont (the firm that inspired the Wolf of Wall Street). He has taught writing and literature at the University of Arkansas, UNLV, and the College of Southern Nevada. While at UNLV, he also taught Contemporary Issues in College Sports and Contemporary Issues in Pro Sports. His non-sports interests include binging TV series on Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Go; indulging his nerd side with Magic: the Gathering, and plotting his next travel destination. A 2013 MFA in Creative Writing graduate from UNLV, Tim also has experience in public relations, and is eagerly awaiting the day Las Vegas gets an NBA franchise.

Trevor Rathbun

I was born and raised in the east Dallas area. I graduated with my Master’s in Finance from Texas Tech University in 2016. During the day I work at Texas Instruments and at night I play and watch as much basketball as I can. I was in Miami when the Mavs won in 2011 and I was in the building to see Dirk’s 30K point. I follow the Mavs and NBA religiously, with the Cowboys and Rangers sprinkled in. Outside of sports I like The Office, cooking, and good beer.

The 19th Minute

FC Dallas Podcast, in association with Dallas Sports Fanatic, For The Fans By The Fans.

The show where we are Dallas Til’ I Die all the time. FC Dallas is our club and we love to talk about them, interview our players, and get ready for the next match.

Dorothy J. Gentry

Dorothy J Gentry is an educator and journalist covering the NBA, Mavericks, WNBA, Wings and Dallas area sports & entertainment for Texas Metro News,, Garland Journal, Dallas Sports Fanatic & others. She is a member of the NABJ Sports Task Force.

Zack Cunningham

I’m Zack Cunningham, a broadcast journalism major from Abilene Christian University’s class of 2008.

I’ve lived in Texas for 28 of my 31 years on this Earth and I’ve followed the Mavericks since 1998. My first memory of them was the 2001 playoffs and being extremely happy when they beat the Jazz, but sad when they lost to the Spurs in five games in the conference semifinals. However, seeing Dirk drop 42 stands out to me, punctuated by his dunk in garbage time.

I covered high school sports for the Cleburne Times-Review from 2008-12 before moving into the tech industry. Most recently, in 2015 covered the Mavericks for the Fanatic briefly before moving to work with Mike Fisher at

I am married to my beautiful wife, Jessica, and have been for just over five years now. We live in Carrollton with our dog, Zara, and cat, Drake.

I’m looking forward to covering them again this season with the Fanatic!

Madie Clinard and Noe Gonzalez

Madie Clinard, reporter – I was born and raised in Houston and have been living in Dallas the last four years. I am currently studying Broadcast Journalism at Dallas Baptist University and plan to graduate in December of 2017. Broadcasting is my passion and I’m excited to continue my journey here with Dallas Sports Fanatic!

Noe Gonzalez, videographer – video producer for iStudioDallas, Dallas Sports Fanatic and All Access Elite Boxing.

John Lenard

I’m a writer, vector artist, flag nerd, and sometimes I appear on podcasts. Currently living in suburban Dallas, Texas, and attending UNT. Die hard Dallas sports fan, baseball stats geek, soccer historian, and one of “those people” at hockey games. Aspiring professional complainer.

Hagan Parkman

Texas A&M / Amazing Race season 28 / digital producer & broadcaster ⛳️ / snapchat: hellohagan

Mike Fraler

Life long Mavs fan, born and raised in Dallas. I’ve been interested in NBA history for as long as I can remember (fun fact, my parents gave my brothers and me an NBA Almanac in 1995 as an Xmas gift). I started the “@ForgottenMaverick” instagram account in 2016 posting pics of some lesser known Mavs, short tenured Mavs, etc. Recently, it’s evolved into the “Forgotten Maverick” podcast where I interview some of the Mavs featured on the account about their NBA career and time in Dallas. It’s been a lot of fun and I’m excited to share it with you! #mffl

Jay Attal

Spreading my slightly biased sports opinions with anyone wise enough to listen.

Ehsan Azad

A DFW native, EA has grown to love his local teams with a fury. His passion for sports led him to get a degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas. He has aspirations to be a sports writer and radio host. He has articles in multiple publications online, including The Dallas Morning News. He also is a co-host on the internet radio show Best for Business and a sideline reporter for Champion Sports Radio covering the Hebron Hawks football team.

Tamara Jolee

Reporter Covering NBA Dallas Mavs and Big 12 Conference. Former ABC, NBC, and FOX News Anchor. Cancer Survivor. @IAmSecond personality. Love Jesus.

Mikayla Patterson

Native Texan • DBU Communications 2016 grad • Fitness addict • Lover of the Dallas Stars, Jesus, moose, zombies, and tacos.

Dylan Nadwodny

Photographer for Dallas Sports Fanatic covering the Dallas Stars and the University of North Texas basketball. Currently at the University of North Texas studying photojournalism. Grew up around hockey his entire life. Previously spent three semesters as a photography intern with FC Dallas. Prior to that, he was a part of Big D Soccer, the North Texas Daily, and a team photographer for the Dallas Snipers of the Western States Hockey League (WSHL). Also a regular producer of GIFs (jifs or gifs, however you want to pronounce it).