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Blogs with Balls is proud to host the following speakers at #Draft2014:

#Draft2014 Networking Pre-Game with Wild Turkey Spiced Rum

  • Ryan Duffy, VICE Sports
  • Jaime Mottram, USA Today

Blogs with Balls is proud to host the following speakers and moderators at #Draft2013:

#Draft2013 Forum with NFLPA & GQ

  • Devin Gordon, GQ
  • Keith Bulluck, Titans (Ret)
  • Eric Winston, NFL
  • Dan Rubenstein, SB Nation
  • Greg Cosell, NFL Films / ESPN NFL Matchup
  • Anita Marks, NBC Sports Radio, WFAN
  • Don Povia, BWB
  • Justin Tuck, Giants
  • Richard Deitsch, Sports Illustrated
  • AJ Daulerio, Gawker / Deadspin
  • Tim Ryan, The Big Lead
  • JR Jackson, JR Sport Brief
  • Matt Ufford, SB Nation
  • DeMaurice Smith, NFLPA
  • Vinsanthe Shiancoe, NFL
  • Mike Tanier, Sports on Earth
  • Mike Cole, reddit

Blogs with Balls is proud to host the following speakers and moderators at BWBLA:


  • Kyle Bunch, R/GA, BWB
  • Jason Kirk, SB Nation
  • Ryan Riddle, Bleacher Report
  • Erik Malinowski, Deadspin
  • Larry Brown, Larry Brown Sports
  • Keith Rivers, New York Giants
  • Chris Lucas, HHR, BWB
  • Doug Farrar, Yahoo! Shutdown Corner
  • Arash Markazi, ESPN LA
  • Molly Knight, ESPN the Magazine
  • Liz Mullen, Sports Business Journal
  • Steve Smith, St. Louis Rams
  • Don Povia, HHR, BWB
  • Amanda Rykoff, Freelance Sports Journalist
  • Brian Bassett, The Jets Blog
  • Cyd Zeigler, Outsports
  • Bernie Kim, Fox NFL Sunday
  • Tim Shaw, Tennessee Titans

Blogs with Balls is proud to host the following speakers and moderators at BwB 5:

Blogs with Balls 5 presented by The Score

  • Aaron Schatz, Football Outsiders
  • Amanda Rykoff, espnW
  • Amy K. Nelson, SB Nation
  • Andrew Garda, Bleacher Report/FootballGuys.com
  • Barry Petchesky, Deadspin
  • Benjie Levy, COO, The Score
  • Bill McCandless, VP of Video Programming & Production, Bleacher Report
  • Bill Squadron, Bloomberg Sports
  • Chad Mumm, Executive Director, Vox Studios
  • Cyd Zeigler, Outsports.com
  • Dave Lozo, NHL.com
  • Elliotte Friedman, CBC/Hockey Night in Canada
  • George Atallah, Assistant Executive Director of External Affairs, NFL Players Association
  • Greg Wyshynski, Yahoo! Sports
  • Jaime Hamel, Digital Strategist, The S3 Agency/Co-Founder The Sports Hernia Blog
  • JE Skeets, The Score – The Basketball Jones
  • Jemele Hill, Writer and personality from ESPN
  • Jim Bankoff, CEO of Vox Media/SB Nation
  • Jim DeLorenzo, VP & GM SI.com
  • Joe Fortenbaugh, National Football Post
  • Jonathan Savage, VP, Marketing & Social Platforms
  • Josh Zerkle, Bleacher Report
  • Justin Bassett, Sports redditor
  • Justin Bourne, The Score
  • Keith Clinkscales, President of Shadow Mediaworks
  • Ken Fang, Fang’s Bites
  • Lang Whitaker, SLAM/GQ/The Classical
  • Mark Pesavento, VP of Content, USA Today Sports Media Group
  • Megan Hueter, Women Talk Sports
  • Michael Smith, Co-host of ESPN’s Numbers Never Lie
  • Michael Tillery, The Starting Five
  • Patrick Allen, Fansided
  • Tas Melas, The Score – The Basketball Jones
  • Tom Haberstroh , ESPN Insider
  • Trey Kerby, The Score – The Basketball Jones
  • Tyler Tumminia, Senior Vice President, Goldklang Group
  • Will Brinson, CBSSports.com


Blogs with Balls is proud to host the following speakers and moderators at BwB 4:

Blogs with Balls 4

  • Jason McIntyre, The Big Lead
  • Chris Thorman, SB Nation
  • Joe FortenbaughNational Football Post
  • Adam Best, FanSided
  • Amy K. Nelson, ESPN
  • DJ Gallo, Sports Pickle
  • Josh Zerkle, Bleacher Report
  • Matt Ufford, Warming Glow
  • Trey Kerby, The Basketball Jones
  • Will Brinson, CBSSports.com
  • Megan Hueter, Women Talk Sports
  • Sarah Braesch, BlogHer/Draft Day Suit
  • Richard Deitsch, SI
  • Jemele Hill, ESPN
  • Tina Cervasio, MSG
  • Jane McManus, ESPN NY
  • Mike Germano, Carrot Creative
  • Ian Schafer, Deep Focus
  • Richard Ting, R/GA
  • Bill Squadron, Bloomberg Sports
  • Trei Brundrett, SB Nation
  • Brian Reich, Edelman
  • Jay Busbee, Yahoo! Sports
  • Maggie Hendricks, NBC Chicago/Y! Sports
  • Ives Galarcep, Soccer by Ives
  • Phil Van der Vossen, Gunaxin Sports
  • Michael Hall, NESN
  • Amanda Rykoff, espnW
  • Takeru Kobayashi
  • Dan Shanoff, Quickish
  • Eric Kay, CBS
  • Mark Pesavanto, Yahoo!
  • Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog/SNY
  • Tom Fant, NBA Offseason / Tumblr Sports
  • King Kaufman, Bleacher Report
  • Jimmy Traina, SI.com
  • Lang Whitaker, SLAM/The Classical
  • Chris Russo, Big Lead Sports
  • Kathleen Hessert, Sports Media Challenge
  • Mike Kelly, Van Heusen
  • Rick Liebling, Coyne
  • Joe Favorito, Knickerbocker PR
  • Jim Bankoff, SB Nation
  • Kevin Blackistone
  • George Atallah, NFLPA
  • John Thornton, NFL, Retired
  • AJ Daulerio, Deadspin
  • Tommy Craggs, Deadspin
  • Tom Scocca, Deadspin
  • Luke O’Brien, Deadspin
  • Barry Petchesky, Deadspin
  • Dom Consentino, Deadspin
  • Jim Cooke, Deadspin
  • Emma Carmichael, Deadspin
  • Jack Dickey, Deadspin
  • Jamie Mottram, Yahoo!
  • JE Skeets, The Basketball Jones
  • Tas Melas, The Basketball Jones
  • Josh Elliott, Good Morning America
  • Bomani Jones, BomaniJones.com
  • Jonah Keri, Grantland

Blogs with Balls is proud to host the following speakers (click on name for bio) at BwB SxSW:


Pepsi Max Presents the Blogs With Balls Digital Tailgate at SXSW


  • Gary Vaynerchuk, bestselling author and keynote speaker
  • Darren Rovell, CNBC Sports Business Reporter
  • Jemele HillESPN.com
  • Dan ShanoffQuickish
  • Pete Vlastelica, Co-founder/former CEO, Yardbarker; GM/SVP Fox Sports
  • Don Povia HHR , Co-Founder, Blogs With Balls
  • Chris Lucas HHR, Co-Founder, Blogs With Balls
  • Kyle Bunch TrojanWire, SCPlaybook, Co-Founder, Blogs With Balls
  • Megan Hueter, Co-founder of WomenTalkSports.com
  • Stephanie Stradley, Texans Blogger, Houston Chronicle
  • Andy Ellwood, Gowalla – Business Development
  • Anthony DeRosa, Reuters; Neighborhoodr.com Co-Founder; SBN Tumblr
  • Trei Brundrett, VP Product and Technology at SB Nation
  • Adam Best, Co-Founder and Editor, FanSided
  • Rick Liebling, UK Sports Network, iSport Connect (India)
  • Gary So Pepsi MAX Brand Manager

Blogs with Balls is proud to host the following speakers and moderators (click on name for bio) at BwB 3:

Blogs with Balls 3

Blogs with Balls is proud to host the following speakers (click on name for bio) at BwB 2.0:

Blogs with Balls 2.0

Blogs with Balls 1.0

The following people spoke at Blogs with Balls 1.0 on June 13, 2009 in New York City:


  1. May 30, 2009, 8:51 am   / 

    […] Among other things, we’ll chat Softball Guy, Worthless Cards and Sebek’s upcoming appearance at the Blogs with Balls conference in NYC on June 13th.

  2. June 10, 2009, 9:16 am   / 

    […] by Don Povia and Chris Lucas as a sports blogging conference, they have assembled a strong array of speakers, highlighted by my good friends, Gary Vaynerchuk and Julia […]

  3. March 1, 2010, 2:26 pm   / 

    […] withheld judgment as much as I could on Bleacher Report. I even met the CEO last spring at BlogsWithBalls who seemed nice enough. I’ve seen them screw over capable writers to put other folks into […]

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