August 24, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end Vance McDonald (89) makes a catch against San Diego Chargers cornerback Steve Williams (23) during the second quarter at Levi

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Welcome to Golden Gate Sports, the Bay Area news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Golden Gate Sports is dedicated to providing top-notch Bay Area Sports news, views and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Editorial Staff

Aaron Candelaria, editor

Born and raised die hard Bay Area sports fan. My first love is hockey and as such bleed black and teal, but I'm also a 9ers, Giants, and Warriors fan. I've always wanted to try sport writing, so when the opportunity arose I just dove right in!

Maggie Pilloton, editor

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Maggie Pilloton plays basketball, tennis, soccer, flag football, and pretty much any other sport, and is a passionate Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants, and San Francisco 49ers fan. She's loved sports all her life, and she's full of opinions. She is the youngest of three sisters and recently graduated from UC Davis. Check out her own sports blog: http://the3rdsister.com/.

Neil Povio, Staff Writer

My name is Neil, and I've been a Giants fan since birth in 1989. I was born into a baseball family where my parents were season ticket holders at Candlestick Park for years where I spent a lot of my childhood, and got a huge portion of my very first childhood memories from. I've played baseball (and now softball) my entire life. I've always been on winning teams from little league to Babe Ruth to high school. Almost all of those teams being championship winners. I was lucky to be on a high school baseball team that won the State Championship all four years I was there, which helped to open the door for me to play one year of college ball before I started having to work full time, then went on to playing softball (where I met the love of my life), started writing my own personal blog, then I "got discovered" and now I write about the Giants for Golden Gate Sports and Around the Foghorn.

Marc Grandi, Staff Writer

After recently graduating from high school, Marc Grandi will attend the University of Oregon starting in the fall of 2014. There, he will study journalism and communications, hoping that his studies help him fulfill his dream of becoming a sports broadcaster. Raised in the Bay Area, Marc is a huge fan of the Giants, 49ers, and Warriors, but supports all Bay Area sports. If you ever want to talk sports, he's your guy!

Angelo Mendoza, Staff Writer

First and Foremost a Member of #DubNation. Bay Area Native. SFSU. Aspiring Sports Journalist and Analyst. Basketball Coach. Blogger. Contributor to LetsGoWarriors.com. Newly Christened Writer for Golden Gate Sports.

Jason Fierros, Staff Writer

Currently a full time student with a passion for sports writing. I have always been a fan of the Giants, 49ers, and Warriors. Along with my life that consists mostly of watching sports, I am also serving in the U.S. Marines as a reservist.

David Ochoa, Staff Writer

David was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and still resides there today. Although he lives in Southern California, he developed a love for the 49ers at a young age. Now he loves writing and talking about them with whoever will listen. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/davidddeo.

Cody Pasby, Staff Writer

Nick Hjeltness, Staff Writer

Oakland Raiders and Golden State Warriors diehard. NFL and NBA Draft junkie. Fantasy Football aficionado. Follow me on twitter @nickhjeltness

Jason Burke, Staff Writer

I am interested in trends and making projections. Baseball is the sport I love, but I follow all of the major ones. I write for both Swingin' A's and Golden Gate Sports. Follow me on Twitter for snarky Bay Area coverage.

Ben Greenberg, Staff Writer

Ben is the proverbial fish out of water. He grew up a diehard Raiders fan in the shadow of the Colorado Rockies just outside Denver. His parents had him tested, but the doctors found nothing abnormal about rooting for far and away the greatest NFL franchise. Ben tries to express himself with words, though when watching games, he is frequently reduced to guttural moans and banshee wails. In his free time, Ben enjoys a wide variety of stuff and things. You can contact him at [email protected]

Erik West, Staff Writer

Brendan Kennealy, Staff Writer

Born in Denver, Colorado, but raised in the great Bay Area. Brendan Kennealy is a student at Arizona State University studying journalism and mass communications. He is a huge Giants, 49ers, Warriors, and Sharks fan. You can follow Brendan on Twitter at @TheBKing4

Nikhil Ramgiri, Staff Writer

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Nikhil Ramgiri was, is, and always will be a diehard Niner, Warrior, and Giants (SF) fan. By walking the fine line between statistical numbers and passionate opinions, he strives to bring you profound, balanced analysis to both subjective and objective topics in the world of Bay Area sports. Follow Nikhil on Twitter @Nik_Ramgiri80

Patrick Hanifen, Staff Writer

Sports personality coming out of Arizona State University. Huge Oakland A's fan, as well as the Golden State Warriors.

Moises Gonzalez, Staff Writer

As you can tell, my name is Moises! I am 19 years of age. Passionate about sports and music. I play the guitar, and I love Dr. Pepper. I personally feel I am fun person to be around, although I am pretty quiet at first.

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