Michael Felder is a former college football player who still loves the game. He brings the same attention to detail, student of the game approach to his writing that he brought to the field as an undersized scrappy safety for the UNC Tar Heels. In other words he practiced a lot of football and played very little. When evaluations came around toughness and knowledge of the game were high, tangible skills were not so much.
He's not fully of the "stats are for losers" camp but he prefers the eyeball test and "film don't lie" to running numbers; likely because math isn't his thing. You need a defense diagnosed? He's your guy. You need some film broken down? Dial him up. If you want to analyze passer ratings and discuss defensive efficiencies call Patrick because Michael will star blankly at you.
Michael's appeared on ESPN Radio in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Coastal Georgia and in studio with ESPN 99.9 in Raleigh as a college football "expert." He enjoys scribbling articles, making bold statements, swearing by defensive football and truly hopes that the spread offense would find extinction.
Patrick Johnston was born in 1984. Unlike John Fogerty he was actually born on the bayou in Louisiana. He started writing stories in 1989 on a typewriter. Those tales, along with the crude color pencil illustrations which accompanied them, have been lost to the sands of time. As times have changed, so have his methods of producing content. Patrick now uses a high end laptop to write. He still can't draw well and utilizes MS Paint with true amateur skill--the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Patrick started writing the blog One-Handed Grab in 2009 following requests from a professor and a fellow graduate student at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa after they talked way more football than political science. Before beginning to blog about football, Patric was interested in social justice and the politics behind it, he picked up a Bachelor's Degree (and a necessary dose of Tiger athletics) from LSU and a Master's degree from UH Manoa (both in political science). He also published a novel. Currently, he is ABD at UH Manoa teaching various courses in political science and writing a dissertation about Abraham Lincoln.
Despite giving up football to concentrate on roller hockey, a sport in which he has scored many goals and picked up more than a few shiny medals, Patrick watches more football games/plays more football video games than is likely responsible. He also once applied for the vacant head coaching job at New Mexico State which went to DeWayne Walker.
Adam Nettina is a freelance writer and credentialed journalist who has worked for The Fan House, CollegeFootballNews.com, GoMids.com, and ArmySports.com. Most recently he has served as the Navy football beat writer for GoMids.com, working in the press box to cover the Midshipmen during the 2008 football season. Aside from co-hosting the In The Bleachers Podcast, Adam is also a contributor to Cornhusker Kickoff 2009: An Annual Guide to Nebraska Football and the popular fast-food review website GrubGrade.com. A longtime Maryland resident, Adam now calls Logan, Utah home, and enjoys mountain biking and eating Fruit Loops in his spare time.