Todd “The True Guru” Farino
Todd has been rocking the fantasy world since 2002 when he launched his first endeavor Fantasycommisisoner.net. The concept was simple, be a third party commissioner and hosts leagues. After selling that site, Todd ventured into the site site he has today, www.fantasyfootballsearch.com. The concept was brilliant, build a custom search engine and index for fantasy football. Through that site, Todd Farino got to know hundreds of fantasy web sites and made tons of friends in the industry. His site helped launched countless fantasy football sites.
For the past 5 years, Todd “The True Guru” Farino has been a host of Fantasy Football Tonight, one of the most popular shows on www.blogtalkradio.com.
Todd has been playing in fantasy football leagues for 20 years and for the past four years he has given full disclosure in the leagues he plays on Fantasy Football Search. Todd updated 27 leagues over four years, most of them expert leagues. He made the playoffs in 25 of them and won 6 championships.
The True Guru ( A nickname he was given back in 2002 in his home league), focuses on strategies that change with each year. He was the first recorded expert who began the strategy of taking wide receivers in the first round back in 2009. Before then, the first round was primarily running backs and a couple quarterbacks. Nowadays, 3 or 4 receivers are going in the first round.
You can email Todd with any questions at email@example.com.
RC “The Numbers Don’t Lie” Rizza
Leveraging off the huge Polka music craze of the late 1990′s, Junkyardjake.com
first hit the web in 1998 as one of the first sites completely devoted to fans of Austrian folk dancing and accordion maintenance.
After realizing that there never really was such a thing as a ‘Polka Music Craze’, we made the abrupt switch to fantasy sports, primarily focusing on football, and adding baseball in 2004. To keep up the dynamic fantasy sports market, our site has future plans for adding content that covers fantasy sausage racing, and fantasy hippie slapping, two areas of simulated sports that have seen surging popularity in recent years.
Presently, Junkyardjake.com is operated by RC Rizza. As a statistician/econometrician, fantasy sports seemed to be a good way to use his advanced numerical techniques and mediocre programming skills for good and not evil. If not for fantasy sports, it is possible that RC may have joined a nefarious street gang that specialized in devising dangerous financial derivatives and credit default swaps.
The name ‘Junkyard Jake’ is a registered trademark that does not refer to a specific real person. The aesthetic features of the character were influenced by an eccentric character from some old Ren and Stimpy comic books. As far as what the fictional persona represents, according to RC’s therapist, ‘Junkyard Jake’ is essentially a metaphor for a cyberplace where you can find unconventional, informal and mostly useful fantasy sports information along with some other assorted oddities banished from other websites.