About Us

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,Contributor

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]

Dalton Sell,Contributor

Hello, I’m Dalton, currently a Junior at UWSP.

Allen Settle,Contributor

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.

Doug Brown,Contributor

I've retired from newspaper writing and as an English teacher. Now I'm playing golf, ping pong, painting, and writing. Fun times!

Andrew Bet,Contributor

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.

Tee Epps,Contributor

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.

Sean Basile,Contributor

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.

Dino Marcelino,Contributor

Bay Area born and raised.

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.

Quentin Thorne,Contributor

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.

Jack Cote,Contributor

Jack Cote is a freelance sports writer covering basketball, football, baseball, golf at the professional and collegiate level. He writes better than he plays!

Morgan Hampton,Contributor

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.

Nathan Bannerman,Contributor

Hello! I’m 25 years old living in Calgary, Alberta Canada. I’m a huge fan of the 49ers, San Francisco Giants and Warriors!

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About FanSided

The idea of FanSided was born in 2007, when two brothers felt that their favorite team, the Kansas City Chiefs, was being under-covered by the mainstream media. Taking matters into their own hands, they launched Arrowhead Addict, a move that would spawn the creation of FanSided in 2009, a network of over 300+ fan-powered unique sports, entertainment and lifestyle sites dedicated to team-specific, sport-specific, genre-specific, and fanbase-specific coverage.

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Executive Team

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Patrick Allen VP, Content & Strategy

Patrick is VP, Content and Strategy for the FanSided. He has been with the network since 2009 when he was hired to be the expert at Arrowhead Addict. He currently heads up FanSided's editorial headquarters in Chicago and is proud to be a tortured fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians. The Cleveland Cavaliers winning the NBA Championship was the greatest day of his life. Go Buckeyes.

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