My name is Bob Long (Twitter: @boblongsports), and I am the Founder and President of Bob Long Sports. I am the primary writer, reporter, and Radio Show Host for boblongsports.com. I began this sports website in December of 2009, and have been running it ever since. Bob Long Sports features Opinion Articles, Live Sporting Event Radio Broadcasts, a weekly Radio Show, Top 25 rankings for both College Basketball and College Football, and much more. I have experience covering every type of sports event or story, including: College Basketball, College Football, MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, and much more. In addition, I have dived into the world of investigative journalism. Bob Long Sports was a news leader in the Jerry Sandusky scandal that erupted in November 2011, and readers can check out many articles that I broke on the issue. If you love sports and are seeking interesting opinions about the hottest current sports issues, you will enjoy this website. The site’s contents are tailored to any type of sports fan, and I hope you enjoy reading and listening.
I am the host of the BLS Radio Show, a once a week show dedicated to the biggest sports issues, especially those off the field, likened to an “Outside the Lines” type show. We have had guests such as Mike Missanelli, Cory Giger, Chris Wheeler, Rece Davis, and Mike Quick on Bob Long Sports. Tune in weekly to hear my unique and sometimes controversial opinions about sports on the radio. All podcasts can be found HERE.
In addition, you can catch me weekly on Vuvuzela! The World Soccer Show, the first and only soccer radio show on the AM dial in Philadelphia. We are on 610 WTEL ESPN and can be heard from New York through Washington DC on your radio dial. You can check out all the Vuvuzela! broadcasts HERE.
My name is Kevin McClernand and I reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado, working for Lockheed Martin, and am a graduate of Penn State University. I started writing for Bob Long Sports in April 2011 and I now, along with Bill Golden, host the Pick and Roll Podcast on BLS. I also update the site’s NBA and NFL Mock Draft pages that will continue to be updated up until the drafts occur. I mainly focus on the NBA, College Basketball, and the NFL.
My name is Bill Golden and I live in Coral Gables, Florida, studying at the University of Miami School of Law. I started working with Bob Long Sports in the spring of 2013 and I currently co-host the Pick and Roll Podcast with Kevin McClernand. Although our podcast mainly covers the NBA, I also enjoy delving into NCAA football, NCAA basketball, and the NFL.
What’s up sports lovers? My name is Rob Stott. I’m a born-and-raised Philadelphian who makes a living as a content editor at NAPCO Media in Center City. I joined Bob Long Sports in the fall of 2015 as Bob looked to expand the team in the booth for Philadelphia Catholic League football games. Beyond the work I do that helps pay the bills, I’m the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Fully Covered Sports, a website I launched that gives me a platform from where I can scream into the abyss that is the internet about my passion for all things sports. You’ll find news, opinions, as well as a weekly fantasy football podcast.
My name is Thorne Holder and I currently reside in Philadelphia, PA, originally born in Trinidad & Tobago, the last Caribbean Island in the Archipelago. Trinidad is a footballing nation, and I was privileged to represent my country’s soccer teams. Football has given me a lot of my habits of thought, and has shown me much of who I can be. I moved to American for college when I was 21, studying marketing and sports management. I joined Bob Long Sports in the fall of 2015 in order to do Color Commentary for BLS’s soccer broadcasts. I met Bob through my work with him on Vuvuzela! The World Soccer, a pioneering radio talk show live every Sunday afternoon 3-5pm on 610 WTEL ESPN Radio.
My name is John Lacy and I am a junior at Penn State studying mechanical engineering. I started working with Bob Long Sports in the fall of 2014 covering everything Penn State basketball. Starting in 2015, Mark Puleo and I will host the Nittany Lion Sports Report, discussing the PSU men’s basketball team. I am from Erie, PA and have a passion for running and golfing. Along with college basketball, I enjoy talking about baseball, hockey, other college sports, and golf.
My name is Mark Puleo and I am a sophomore at Penn State studying journalism. I started working with Bob Long Sports in the winter of 2015, hosting the Nittany Lion Sports Report alongside John Lacy. I am from Bolton, Massachusetts and have spent time covering a wide variety of sports including rugby, football, field hockey, basketball, baseball, and track among every level of competition. I currently write for Penn State’s daily newspaper, The Daily Collegian, and eagerly await my career as a sports journalist. A diehard fan of the Boston Celtics from womb to tomb, I look forward to adding my basketball expertise to Bob Long Sports.
My name is Don Park and I am the Website Director of Bob Long Sports. I have been a web developer since 2000 and have helped consult multiple companies and organizations on their internet campaigns. I began work with Bob Long Sports back when the website first launched on WordPress.com. Since then, I have been involved as Bob’s advisor in Bob Long Sports web-interface, recommending him software and services that has brought Bob Long Sports to where it is now.
Throughout my role as the Website Director I manage the website’s back-end, fixing any minor or major bug issues, and generally keeping the website running. My future goal for Bob Long Sports is to assist Bob on his venture to expand the franchise’s name and to allow every reader access to the website. For any questions, comments, concerns, or bugs please feel free to contact me.
If you would like to speak with any member of our team, feel free to Contact Us.
We cannot do our job to provide dynamic radio programming and put out the most complete sports radio entertainment with just the people listed above. When issues or stories come up in certain sports, we will bring on our correspondents who have an affinity for and strong knowledge around these subject matters. Look for these guests on an upcoming broadcast!
Sean Hannon – College Football (Former University of Notre Dame Head Football Manager)
Wade Brogdon – College Football (Former Carnegie Mellon University Football Player)
Ryan Connelly Holmes – Social Issues (Reporter – Medill News Service)
Eric Nash – Soccer (Vuvuzela! The World Soccer Show Host)
Ryan Hogan – Track and Field (Elite Athlete Coordinator – Pittsburgh Marathon)
Tom Trainer – Track and Field (Villanova University Varsity Cross Country/ Track and Field)
Rob Denault – Track and Field (Villanova University Varsity Cross Country/ Track and Field)
Andrea Daly – Golf (Assistant Pro – Pinehurst)
Kyle Martin – Golf (University of Delaware Varsity Golf)
Matt Trabold – College Basketball – (National Analyst – City of Basketball Love)
Ryan Smith – Hockey (Voice of the Madison Capitols hockey team)
Kevin Long – College Baseball (Lehigh University Baseball)
JB Haglund – Cycling (Lower Merion High School Sprinting Coach)
How We Got to Where We Are Today
Without the help of these folks, who have since moved on from their roles at BLS, we would not have grown to where we are today. Join me in celebrating the great folks below who have helped to advance the BLS brand and grow throughout the years.
Chris Pierangeli – Former VP and Host of BLS Radio Show and Philly’s Phinest
Brian McSorley – Former Co-Host of Nittany Lion Sports Report
Stephen DiDamo – Former Co-Host of Nittany Lion Sports Report
Tanner Fitzgerald – Former BLS Radio Show Co-Host
Grift Krehnbrink – Former BLS Radio Show Co-Host
Jayce Duquette – Former BLS Basketball Color Commentator
Alex Chrostowski – Former BLS Soccer Correspondent
Eric Krakauer – Former BLS Soccer Correspondent