My name is Joe Bond, and first of all I want to welcome you to Fantasy Six Pack. Now, let’s get to a little bit about myself and this site. I graduated from Virginia Tech, Go Hokies!, and after that went to work in the IT world.
During my college days, 2001 to be exact, I played in my first fantasy football league and quickly became addicted to it. I ended up finishing second in that league, which helped start the addiction. I can’t tell you how many leagues I have been in, but I can tell that I have won many of them and overall, I have been very successful in the ones I did not win.
Other than launching and writing for this site, I am the content manager over at SoCalledFantasyExperts.com. I also contribute to the expert consensus rankings and other articles on FantasyPros.com, where I was the No. 5 ranked expert in 2014 for the Fantasy Football draft rankings, and have been ranked in the top 15 for Fantasy Baseball the last two years.
I have written for many sites including FanDuel and Skyllzone, but currently you can find me featured on FantasyPros.com and So-Called Fantasy Experts. Besides co-hosting our own Fantasy Six Pack podcast, I have been a guest multiple podcasts to discuss fantasy sports, including Home Run the Jewel, Route 4 Sports and Pursuing the Perimeter. You can follow me on Twitter @FantasySixPack and also follow our site on Facebook and Google+.
How did this site get started?
After college, a few of my friends that I played against regularly recognized that I was having continuous success in our leagues, and started asking me for advice about their teams.
In late 2009, I was joking around with one of them that I should starting charging a fee for my services. He joked back saying, “Maybe you should start a blog”. Well, that idea blossomed in my head and I decided I enjoyed helping my friends out so much, why not use my addiction of fantasy sports to try and help anybody out there that wants it. So, in December 2009, Fantasy Six Pack was born, and the rest is history.
What’s with the name?
I’m guessing you get the Fantasy part of the name, so I will explain the “Six Pack” part. The idea came from the first writer I recruited for the site, Garrick (you might ask who beat me in that first fantasy football league…well, it was Garrick), who said we should somehow combine fantasy sports and beer. Since we weren’t going to be writing about beer, I had to spin it in a different direction. I came up with having the site discuss six different fantasy sports: Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, NCAA and
NASCAR DFS Golf, making fantasysixpack.net a one-stop shop for pretty much all your fantasy sports needs, or at least we try.
Meet the F6P family
Keenan Keeling (Fantasy Football)
Keenan is easily the most opinionated on the team and he’s not afraid to tell you about any player in the NFL. As a co-founder and partner of Automata Studios, Ltd., a successful software development company in Washington, DC, Keenan uses the analytical and problem-solving skills that have made him a top software developer and applies them to his fantasy football analysis. He plays close attention to a player’s talent and opportunity, and is regularly 2-3 weeks ahead of everyone else. Keenan began playing fantasy football in 2001, and has won multiple championships in a range of formats (standard, IDP, PPR, etc.), and he’s shows his love for the NFL and fantasy by staying plugged in year round. Keenan is our resident DFS Football expert, and will also provide tips on how to get ahead of even the most advanced players. You can follow him on Twitter at @theleafnode.
Tyler Gettmann (Fantasy Baseball)
Tyler is originally from the Philadelphia area. He now lives in the beautiful and serene Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania with his wife, dog and cat. Children are not in his life yet, but they are planning for them. Tyler graduated from Lycoming College with a BS in Mathematics, Certified in Secondary Education; later receiving an MS in Mathematics (Gr. 6-8). Tyler’s passion is sports. Since an early age he has been involved in, played (or coached), soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, golf and football. This is what intrigued him about the fantasy sports world. Sports and statistics for Tyler go hand in hand, which is why he is very passionate about both. While watching mostly baseball and football games, he finds himself analyzing each play and often says what the announcers say before they do. For the past five years, Tyler has been the commissioner of his own fantasy football league and is also involved in other fantasy baseball and football leagues. Tyler looks forward to working with the Fantasy Six Pack website and unveiling his knowledge and opinions to the fantasy sports world. One can ask a question or just send comments to him on Twitter @RedSox_SF49ers.
Kevin Huo (Fantasy Football)
Kevin is an avid NFL enthusiast who has been competing in fantasy football since 2008. He is a recent UC Davis graduate (Go Ags!), with a B.S. in Genetics and Genomics. He uses advanced statistics and the eye-test to back up his opinions, which has led him to multiple league championships and top 3 finishes. Kevin is constantly on Twitter, getting real-time updates to gain an advantage over his opponents. You can follow him on Twitter: @KevinH_F6P
Richard Savill (Fantasy Football)
Richard is the Content Manager at Fantasy Six Pack. A long-time NFL handicapper and fantasy football enthusiast. His background includes Computer Programmer, Web Developer and Networking. He has been a consistent league contender since 2009, including 3 wins 2 runners-up and a 4th place in 2013. FSWA 16 team league winner in 2015. Combining his gaming skill with pure gut instinct, Richard brings his interesting insights and “outside-the- box” thinking to Fantasy Six Pack for the novice and expert alike. He is an avid computer hobbyist, football nut and a strong chess player. Richard has three children. He lived most of his life in the Vancouver, Canada and currently resides in the UK. You can follow him on Twitter: @RRSSavill
Bharath Venkat (Fantasy Football)
Bharath is from California and despises the East Coast bias (but secretly enjoys proving it wrong). He is an IP attorney by trade but has been an avid sports fan since a young age. While he grew up playing basketball, Bharath’s fantasy sports world revolves around football. He has been in fantasy football leagues for almost a decade now and has always been competitive. While he still chases that elusive fantasy football championship, he hangs his hat on reaching the playoffs each of the past 6 years. Bharath also plays fantasy basketball (10 years) and fantasy baseball (3 years). He has won three championships in fantasy basketball and has reached the playoffs in fantasy baseball twice. Feel free to ask him any questions on Twitter @therealbvenkat
David Phillips (Fantasy Baseball – Football)
David Phillips hails from Austin, Texas and has played fantasy sports for close to 25 years. He has dabbled in a variety of fantasy sports games, but his two loves are fantasy baseball and football. He has won many championships in both sports and therefore fully acknowledges that the playoffs are a fluke. He welcomes your Twitter flak, er feedback, and questions at: @davidinperu
Tyler Thompson (Fantasy Baseball – Football)
Tyler is a recent graduate from the Univ. of Arkansas in Fayetteville (Woo Pig) with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. He has been a real-life baseball addict and/or player for 15 years and finally picked up fantasy baseball after joining a league in college with some fellow engineering students. He prides himself in his ability to identify pitchers that are under the radar or performing better than their statistics may say along with predicting relievers that could overtake the closing role on a given team. He is excited to share his knowledge of the game from a real-life standpoint and project it to fantasy production for readers looking for that extra edge. You can follow him on Twitter @TheRealWody. Feel free to contact him with questions, comments, criticism (as long as it is constructive), and random thoughts on trade rumors (speculating is fun).
Michael Trivisonno (Fantasy Football)
Michael is a big time NFL and sports fan who has been competing in Fantasy Football for years now. He is currently in college and is majoring in Sports Management at the University of Akron. He tends to back up what he says with several different facts and statistics. Michael goes in depth with stats and numbers to make his audience understand more of whatever he is talking about. You can learn more about Michael and his love for sports by following him on twitter @Mike_Triv