Welcome to Fighting Gobbler, the Virginia Tech Hokies news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Fighting Gobbler is dedicated to providing top-notch Hokies 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.
Tim Thomas has always been a major Virginia Tech fan and is currently a freshman at Virginia Tech. Tim started his own sports blog in December 2011, the True Sports Blog, and continues to run it today. Tim joined the FanSided Network in April 2012 as a writer for his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers at Lombardi Ave, Tim started out as a writer for Fighting Gobbler in September 2013 before taking over the job as editor a few months later.
Dwight Lester has been a lifelong Hokie fan. Dwight is a proud graduate of Virginia Tech. He is a fan of all sports and is especially a huge fan of college basketball and football. Dwight actively plays golf and basketball with his friends. He currently lives in Bristol Tennessee with his wife Brandie, who also shares his love of sports.
We aren't called FanSided for nothing. Our network of sports, entertainment and lifestyle sites are powered by fans that want to cover their passions! Whether you are just looking to get your start in online media or you want to contribute to your favorite site as a hobby, FanSided wants to hear from you.
Our work is regularly featured on SI.com and Bleacher Report and many FanSided writers have gone on to work full-time in online media. FanSided hired over ten of its own writers in 2013 and there are currently FanSided alums working at other major media outlets and with professional sports teams.
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 a network of over 290 fan-powered unique sports and entertainment sites dedicated to team-specific, sport-specific, genre-specific, and fanbase-specific coverage.
From sports, movies and TV to lifestyle and tech, FanSided has you covered.
Best co-founded the FanSided Network in April of 2007 and serves as its current CEO. Best has covered sports and pop culture all over the Internet for over a decade. He's a die-hard Chiefs/Pacers fan who adores the NBA playoffs and thinks MMA is the sport of the future.
Best co-founded the company in April 2007 with his brother, Adam Best. He also coined the name FanSided. He manages the growth of the network from a business and financial standpoint.
Blake has been consulting for FanSided since 2007 and has spearheaded the network's technical department since 2011.
Allen is VP, Content & Strategy for the FanSided. He has been with the network since 2009 when he was hired to be the editor Arrowhead Addict. He lives in Brooklyn, NY and is proud to be a tortured fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Let's stay in touch. If you'd like to advertise with us, partner with us or have feedback, please fill out our contact form.
Email us: email@example.com
Write us: FanSided, LLC - PO Box 320283, Brooklyn, NY 11232
This site is strictly for informational and entertainment purposes, and is in no way affiliated with Virginia Tech or the National College Athletic Association. It also claims no rights to the trademarks of either Virginia Tech or the NCAA.