Jesse Golomb - Lead Writer

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Name: Jesse Golomb - Lead Writer
Date registered: June 30, 2011
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Biography

Welcome to the new FanMan. Born earlier this year with a precise edict of rationality and perspective, TheFanManifesto has served up several columns a week highlighting topical issues in a way that can’t be found elsewhere on the internet. Now, we’re moving onto the next stage of FanMan’s existence: an era of constant content without sacrificing quality. What we offer is something that–incredibly, against all odds–can’t be found elsewhere on the internet; a destination for level-headed sports fans searching not for regurgitation, but for analysis. A forum for our writers and our readers to write and discuss compelling arguments. So what’s changed? Namely, who’s providing those arguments. FanMan has been a one man show for the entirety of its existence, and there’s only so much work and so many columns that one FanMan can publish. That one FanMan is your’s truly, Jesse Golomb. I’ve created, written and perpetuated this website for the past year. Now I’m looking for assistance to help guide FanMan into a new world of readership and education. But don’t worry, because you’ll still be seeing plenty of me as the site continues throughout its existence. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be adding some of the best bloggers and writers that our over saturated industry has to offer. A number have already signed on, and you can find their content up on the site. All of us have one thing in common: a commitment to provide you with unique, original and evocative content on a daily basis. And to do so in a readable, reactionary and rational manner. Nowhere else on the web will you find what we offer here. The Big Boys (SI, Yahoo, ESPN, FoxSports) are news aggregators that offer a few columns a day on each respective sport. BleacherReport poses its own problems; while much criticism of the platform is unfair and untrue, it’s grounded in reality. The site is too obsessed with culling page views instead of providing excellent writing. There’s also far too much of it, and a hefty percentage isn’t very good. As a visitor to B/R, how do I know which pieces are professional and worthwhile? How I do know what I should avoid? Forget the heinous Featured Columnist program that requires writers to submit to slideshows and Top Ten lists and to compromise their passion and writing in the process. As we expand, TheFanManifesto will not forget its roots. We will forever be The Website for the Educated Sports Fan. Updated daily with posts that will cover a variety of sports, franchises and topics, FanMan will continue to be fresh and unpredictable. Anything else, and we won’t be doing our jobs. You’ll never find regurgitated news reports, tired story angles or disingenuous perspectives. Nor will you ever find sensationalism or overreaction on FanMan. Nothing about how last night’s two HR game (if it ever happens) for Derek Jeter signals the return of his prowess. Nothing about how LeBron James needs to be traded. Nothing about how one win signals 25 more. It’s not contrarianism. At FanMan, we like to attribute that adjective to common thinking. For all the talk about how the mainstream media is agenda-driven and corrupted by sensationalism, the coverage of our pastimes have been infected as well. The perpetuation of the 24-hour news cycle requires the creation—or at the very least, the unnecessary expansion—of stories and angles that may not have merit. For everything that ESPN does well, a visit to the company website often requires one to wade through a giant pile of Wally Matthews to get to what they want. FanMan will distill this oversaturation into a digestible interface and readable, rational and reactionary content. No deadlines, no meddling sponsors and no oversight means that there’s no reason to write anything that we don’t believe in. And with even more on the way, we hope you will keep returning to the site to find more grounded perspectives on the issues that matter to you most as a fan. So explore. Since we don’t necessarily adhere to the news cycle, most of our content stays relevant long after posting. Examine our long list of Manifestos–opinion based-pieces that serve to settle (or perhaps even start) difficult debates. Peruse our Baseball Digest All-Time Teams section for a taste of our National Pastime’s illustrious history, and follow the links for the whole textbook. Take a peak at our constantly expanding list of features (A section where we might sacrifice originality a bit. Sue us.), and then search for content on your favorite teams. And keep checking back every day, as TheFanManifesto will continue to–ahem–manifest itself daily. Original, controversial and rational content on a regular basis. That’s a trifecta that’s almost impossible to come by these days. But you’ll find it here. So stay along for the ride. Read the arguments and respond in the comments section. Start a debate. Do whatever you please. As an educated Sports Fan, this is your playground, your place to be involved with similarly level-headed diehards. This is your Manifesto.

Latest posts

  1. Pineda Should Push Pettitte, Not Hughes, from Yankees Rotation — July 11, 2013
  2. From the Shadow: The Long March of Jordan Rodgers — December 10, 2012
  3. The Last Remnants of Our Team — December 4, 2012
  4. With A-Rod, Yanks Torpedo Sinking Ship — October 18, 2012
  5. Skip Bayless’ Year of Selling Tebow — October 11, 2012

Most commented posts

  1. Dream Week: The Gratuitous Awesomeness of NFL Free Agency and the MLB Trade Deadline — 10 comments
  2. NFL Free Agency: Suggested Moves for Each of the 32 Teams (NFC South Edition) — 7 comments
  3. The Curious Case of MLB Playoff Nielsen Ratings — 5 comments
  4. >28 Yankees-Related Thoughts from a Bleak Night at Yankee Stadium — 4 comments
  5. I Grew Up With Derek Jeter — 4 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul
11
2013

Pineda Should Push Pettitte, Not Hughes, from Yankees Rotation

Michael-Pineda-Pitches

The return of one Yankee legend Thursday could signal the beginning of the end for another.

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Dec
10
2012

From the Shadow: The Long March of Jordan Rodgers

Since enrolling in junior college, Jordan Rodgers has followed his older brother’s path. He’s about to take one last step.

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Dec
04
2012

The Last Remnants of Our Team

Soon, three Yankee legends will ride off into the sunset. It’s looking increasingly likely that playoff baseball in the Bronx will follow suit.

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Oct
18
2012

With A-Rod, Yanks Torpedo Sinking Ship

On the field and off it, in the short-term and otherwise, the Yankees’ handling of A-Rod has been nothing short of wrong.

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Oct
11
2012

Skip Bayless’ Year of Selling Tebow

As Tebowmania descends once more, its lead spokesperson rises to the occasion.

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Oct
09
2012

The Return of OUR Refs, and a Curious Case of Consensus

A little belated but, still: WE got the refs back — but not without some help from our old, incompetent friends.

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Sep
27
2012

Plea to Vanderbilt Fans: Let’s Talk Football

For Commodores, progress won’t happen until fans start discussing something besides it.

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Sep
18
2012

The Week in WTF: The Many Faces of Eli Manning

…and of the many people who talk about him.

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