// About

New York. Sports. We all love them in our own special ways. We came together at the end of July 2007 to start Sports of Boston, a blog based on our passions and visions dreaming of sports and our tears of sadness and joy living with sports. At the end of July 2011, we expanded our horizons in starting Sports of New York, bringing with us the same passion that led to our successful (and rival) partners to the east. Now, it’s your chance to learn about the people behind the voices you read each day.

K.C. Stats:
  • Age: 25
  • Sex: Male
  • Favorite sports: Baseball, Football, Basketball, Hockey, College Sports, Soccer
  • Favorite New York Athletes: Chauncey Billups, Jose Reyes
  • Other hobbies: Poker, Fantasy Sports, Bowling
  • Title: Head Coach, Editor in Chief
  • Contact: kc at sportsofnewyork.com

I am the Editor in Chief for Sports of Boston and Sports of New York. In short, I’m a busy guy!

On a more personal level, I graduated from Boston University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. I have wanted to be a sports writer for as long as I can remember, which brings me to my current position at Sports of Boston. I currently work at WBZ-TV/Radio in Boston as a Digital Media Producer, and worked in the same capacity at WHDH-TV (Boston’s NBC affiliate) for more than three years as a web producer. At WBZ, I update the site during my shift with news stories, videos, slideshows, and I moderate and update the station’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

The Sports of Boston community was founded on the basis that there is no other site in the Boston area like it. Our expansion to New York reflects this idea. We’ve been in the blogging business for more than four years now, and we’re thrilled to open our blog in the New York area!

If you have any questions, or you want to privately comment on any of my posts, please feel free to email me: kc at sportsofnewyork.com

Chris Stats:
  • Age: 26
  • Sex: Male
  • Favorite Sports: Baseball, Football, Basketball, Tennis
  • Title: Scoreboard Operator, Technical Lead
  • Contact: chris at sportsofnewyork.com

I’m the behind-the-scenes tech guy at Sports of Boston and Sports of New York. I’m responsible for making sure all the moving parts assemble together so you can experience Sports of Boston the way it’s been envisioned. I’ll also write some news stories and perhaps even a few statistical-based columns when I have time.

I graduated from the College of Engineering at Cornell University with a degree in Information Science, Systems, and Technology. What the heck does that mean? It’s basically a combination of lots of math, software engineering, probability, statistics, human-computer interaction, and some artificial intelligence thrown in. Pretty fun stuff!

When I’m not blogging, I’m usually at my day job as an IT Consultant for Sapient working as a Program Manager. When I’m not doing either or finding ways to avoid sleeping, I’m probably working on one of my various side projects dealing with music…more on that later.

If you have an suggestions for cool things you’d like to see at Sports of New York, found some annoying bug, or want to talk about some hair-pulling engineering problem you can’t figure out, you can reach me at chris at sportsofnewyork.com.

Abigail Miskowiec Stats:
  • Age: 21
  • Sex: Female
  • Favorite Sports: Baseball, Football
  • Favorite New York Athletes: Mark Teixeira, Nick Swisher, Ahmad Bradshaw
  • Title: MLB, NFL and NHL Writer
  • Other Hobbies: Acting, Fishing, Planning trips I never take
  • Contact: miskowiec at sportsofnewyork.com

Growing up in West Virginia, I had my pick of sports teams. No regional alliances demanded I root for this or that so I ended up as an Atlanta Braves, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sacramento Kings fan. (I don’t know why the Kings. I think I liked purple.)

Since coming to New York, I’ve grown to tolerate the Yankees, obsess over the Giants and put misplaced hope in the Knicks. Besides Sports of New York, I work as an editor for Bleacher Report and as a class facilitator at a public school. I will graduate from New York University in December with degrees in acting and journalism.

Feel free to contact me with any suggestions or comments!

Allen Lee Stats:
  • Sex: Male
  • Favorite New York Athletes: David Wright, Carmelo Anthony, Mike Piazza, Zach Parise, and Scott Stevens
  • Title: MLB, NFL, and NBA Writer
  • Contact: alee at sportsofnewyork.com

Freelance writing is a glorious profession, I spend about 90% of my waking day watching sports, reading or writing about topics ranging from sports to politics. I am 23, currently pursuing a bachelor’s in English and Sociology at Brooklyn College. Brooklyn College has been called “the poor man’s Harvard.” I guess that statement is true because it implies that I’m getting a decent education and that I’m poor – which is certainly accurate.

As a fan of sports I was always destined for misery, I’ve always hated the things people loved – call me a hipster. I hated the Rangers because everyone in NY loved the Rangers, so naturally I became a Devils fan. They hold a special place in my heart because they are the only team I root for that has won a title in my lifetime. Why do I hate the Yankees? Because everyone loves the Yankees, even the fourteen year old girl who doesn’t know the difference between a hit and an out. To round out my misery, I’m a Knicks and get this, a Lions fan – Barry Sanders ruined football for me.

Some of my favorite New York sports moments include the Endy Chavez catch, the Allan Houston leaner to beat the Heat, Jason Arnott’s ’00 Stanley Cup winning goal in double OT, and Luis Gonzalez’ walk-off bloop single off Rivera.

I am highly opinionated and love a good debate. As an aspiring writer, I take my writing very seriously; so if you guys have any comments, good or bad, I’d love to hear from you – especially the bad one.

Argun M. Ulgen Stats:
  • Age: 32
  • Sex: Male
  • Favorite NY Athletes: Deron Williams, Chauncey Billups, Toney Douglas, Santonio Holmes, Bart Scott
  • Other hobbies: Cycling, poker, photography, patron of unsung indie films and bad films that acknowledge they are bad and roll with it.
  • Title: MLB, NFL, and NBA Writer
  • Contact: aulgen at sportsofnewyork.com

The Simple Beauty of Sports Nostalgia: When I was young, my dad and I used to watch a lot of MSG midnight replays of Knicks basketball after he came home from work. One night at 1 a.m., we grilled steaks and watched the Knicks somehow hold onto a 4th quarter lead. The next night, there were no steaks in the refrigerator, the Knicks were down by 20 by the end of the 3rd Quarter, and my dad was already snoring. I remember the air outside being cool with a healthy breeze, and so I went for a walk and thought about who the Knicks could draft to get back into the playoffs.

The Brief Reminiscence of the Complex Dawn of my Desire to Write Using the AP Style: In my late 20s, I became enrapt in all sorts of literature, new journalism, and online media. The dawning of this romance came soon after I stopped being a whore to cable television. As an aside, there must have been like a four month period sometime in 2008 when The Starz Channel replayed Scarface every night. No, I didn’t watch Scarface every night – there was plenty of other crap to explore like Biker Boyz and The Legend of Bagger Vance. However, I did have a Tony Montoya poster on my bedroom wall for a while.

I write, but only when I don’t feel like being idle.

Formalities: If you have any feedback, contact me at aulgen@sportsofnewyork.com

Edward Gutleber Jr. “Eddie” Stats:
  • Age: 20
  • Sex: Male
  • Favorite Sports: Baseball, Football, Basketball
  • Favorite New York Athletes: Too many to name. I’ll go with: Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, Nick Swisher, Amar’e Stoudemire, Landry Fields, Carmelo Anthony, Eli Manning, Justin Tuck and Hakeem Nicks
  • Other Hobbies: Music, Movies, Intramural Sports, Spending Time with Family & Friends
  • Title: MLB, NFL, NBA, NCAA & Fantasy Sports Writer/Contributor
  • Contact: egutleber at sportsofnewyork.com

Like most of my friends and peers my age, I grew up a very happy and spoiled sports fan, largely in part because I was a huge Yankees fan and the Bombers were amidst their late-1990’s dynasty. However, unlike most of my peers and friends, that passion for sports has stuck with me and has only intensified.

I just graduated from college and have begun my pursuit of success and happiness. I never lost sight of my childhood obsession, and it has only developed further as an authenticated passion, that I hope, will lead me to reach my future aspirations, career goals and lifelong dreams.

Gabriel Yanez Stats:
  • Age: 20
  • Sex: Male
  • Favorite Sports: Baseball, Football, Basketball
  • Favorite New York Athletes: Jose Reyes, Bobby Parnell, Landry Fields, Brandon Jacobs
  • Other Hobbies: Cycling, Triathlon, Cooking
  • Title: MLB, NFL, and NBA Writer
  • Contact: gyanez at sportsofnewyork.com

Hey, I write for the MLB, NFL, and NBA sections at Sports of New York.

I have been a fan of New York sports for as long as I can remember. I think it truly is one of the best things about being a New Yorker. So what better to write about than something you are passionate about?

I am an English major at Baruch College going into my Junior Year.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Kristine Reese Stats:
  • Age: A lady never tells.
  • Sex: Female
  • Favorite Sports: Football, Baseball.
  • Favorite New York Athletes: Mark Sanchez, Darrelle Revis, Amare Stoudemire, David Wright, Mo Rivera
  • Other hobbies: Running, Pilates, Music, Movies, Fashion
  • Title: NFL and Fantasy Writer
  • Contact: kreese at sportsofnewyork.com

My story is pretty much as unconventional as it gets.

I am an actress, singer, traveler, freelance writer and sports fan who has appeared on Broadway and recently completed a three-year run touring internationally with Wicked, the Musical. I also appeared on Broadway in the recent revival of Les Miserables and in the National Tour of Mamma Mia!

So when I said unconventional, I meant it.

The inspiration behind my sports writing stemmed from my various experiences with friends, family, theatre fans and sports fans who all encouraged me to find a way to marry my profession and my passion. I’m particularly interested in reaching the casual sports fan, especially female fans, who are often intimated by what is currently available online and in the media.

I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music with a BFA in Musical Theatre and now live in New York. So you see, I have lived in many places and rooted for many teams.

You can contact me at Kreese@sportsofnewyork.com, follow me on Twitter @kristinereese and learn more about my day job at www.kristinereese.com.

Tim L. Stats:
  • Age: Older than you, punk.
  • Sex: Male
  • Favorite Sports: Football, Baseball, Wiffleball, Ping Pong, Shuffleboard.
  • Favorite New York Athletes: Bernie Williams, Luis Sojo, Al Toon, Joe Klecko, Curtis Martin, Herb Williams, Charles Oakley
  • Title: Weekly Contributor
  • Contact: timl at sportsofnewyork.com

Hey, I write for the MLB, NFL, and NBA sections at Sports of New York.

I basically grew up in front of a TV. I could tell you what time it was by what I was watching. Oh, Saved By The Bell is on, it must be 4:35. They say TV rots your brain, but that can’t possibly be true, right?

I’m a fan of the Yankees, Jets, and Knicks. Since I live in New York and am forced to watch the Giants, I’ve taught myself to root for them too. I thank my older brother every day for making me become a Yankee fan instead of Met fan.

I am unapologetic about following pop culture, even though I am completely aware it was designed for teenage girls.

I graduated from Boston College, and at one point had long hair that I considered awesome. Before that, I was acting as The Judge in his 3rd grade play about the seasons, earning a standing ovation from my mother and the nearly packed cafeteria.