Welcome to Golden Gate Sports, the Bay Area Sports 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.
Meet the Team
Justin Fried is a young, up-and-coming sports writer looking to share his enthusiasm and passion for football and other sports with the media world. He began covering the Jets as a Contributor for The Jet Press in August of 2017 before becoming an Expert for the site in January of 2019. He has been an Expert at Golden Gate Sports since April of 2019. Contact him via email at [email protected]
Sean is a recent college graduate of Rutgers University with his sights set on grad school. He has played sports (primarily baseball) his whole life and still does to this day. He's extremely knowledgeable about the games of baseball and football and hopes to share that knowledge with as many people as possible. Personal site is "Resurgent Sports." Make sure you check that out as well.
James Carroll likes sports—so much so, in fact, that he writes about sports occasionally. A former youth coach with nearly a decade’s worth of coaching experience, Carroll has recently completed his BA in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing with California State University, East Bay. The next logical step? Writing + Sports, of course. A fair warning: levels of sarcasm and cynicism spike each year when the Raiders come back to rip up Rickey Henderson Field.
Allen Settle has been a writer covering the Mets at Rising Apple since December 2018. He has also been a paid contributor covering the 49ers, Raiders, Warriors, Kings, Athletics, Giants, Sharks and all other Bay Area teams at Golden Gate Sports since December 2019. He is a lifelong sports fan with a particular passion for MLB and NBA. Use [email protected] to contact Allen or for business inquiries.
I've retired from newspaper writing and as an English teacher. Now I'm playing golf, ping pong, painting, and writing. Fun times!
I truly enjoy connecting with like minded individuals and spreading positive energy. I'm a NYC based talent who prides himself on being a jack of all trades.
My name is Andrew Bet, and I am a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications. Born in Bethlehem, PA and raised in San Mateo, California it was easy for me to kindle an interest in sports considering all the college and professionals teams who call the Bay Area home. Some of the teams I enjoy following are the University of Oregon, Stanford, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Sharks, Oakland A’s, San Jose Earthquakes, Philadelphia Eagles and Flyers and the European Soccer Leagues.
Quentin Thorne is a student journalist at Hofstra University. Quentin currently writes for the Hofstra Chronicle and Golden Gate Sports. In addition Quentin works for WRHU 88.7 FM and Hofstra Sports Beat on the Heat Network.
Nico Di Fede,Contributor
Raised in Vacaville and now live in Modesto. Warriors, Giants, Stanford football, but most of all a Raiders fan. Currently in school for accounting but sports is my real passion. Love doing scouting reports, probably because the Raiders made me have to pay attention to the draft early every year due to their badness.
Marc has been a die-hard fan of the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and Golden State Warriors his entire life. The pain and joy they all have brought him has left him with many strong opinions on sports. In middle school he started writing poetry because his teacher assigned it, he kept writing in high school because he felt like he had something to say, he hasn't shut up since. He currently attends Kenyon College, pursuing a degree with a major in economics and a minor in Spanish. He has hosted multiple sports podcast, works as a amateur baseball scout with Evolution Metrix, as a sportscaster for Kenyon College, Co-Coordinates The Hestival a monthly arts festival on the Kenyon College campus, contributes to Around the Foghorn, Golden Gate Sports, writes for GrandStand Central, and teaches/performs poetry.
Hello, I'm Kyle Foster. I reside in Napa, California. This is my first year with Around the Foghorn and Golden Gate Sports. I am the owner of Napa Sports News, which focuses on local sports in Napa, California. Make sure to follow me on Twitter @NapaKyle.
Morgan is just okay at sports, so now he writes about athletes that are more than okay. He lived in Chicago for Jordan's Bulls, moved to LA during the Lakers dynasty, and now resides in The Bay Area, where the Warriors rain threes and rings. Subtle flex. He holds a degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University which means he has five jobs.
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