The Loop Sports Staff

The Loop Sports Editorial Staff

CEO, Editor-in-Chief – Patrick Flowers

Born and raised in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago, Patrick developed an unwavering love for the Chicago White Sox. Patrick has written for various publications including FanSided and Baseball Essential covering the Chicago White Sox, Major League Baseball and the Chicago Blackhawks, and has been featured on FOX Sports, Bleacher Report and The Cauldron by Sports Illustrated. Follow on Twitter: @pflowersTLS


nickpetrusevskiDeputy Editor-in-Chief – Nick Petrusevski

Nick is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University and passionate about everything Chicago sports (except the Cubs). He has run his own website, been featured on Bleacher Report, and tried to sell his soul on eBay (which he hasn’t gotten back). He hopes to one day see his beloved Bears win the Super Bowl and is still trying to figure out why Jay Cutler gets so much hate. Follow on Twitter: @TLS_Petrusevski


Chief Business Officer –  Owen Schoenfeld

Owen Schoenfeld is a junior at UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business. He is a lifelong White Sox fan and has been writing about the team for over two years. He now writes about the big league club for The Loop Sports. His work has been regularly featured on FanSided, Fox Sports, and Sports Illustrated. Owen also writes about Chicago’s farm system at the blog FutureSox. Follow on Twitter: @The_Xsport


Director of Digital Content –  Anders Johanson

Anders has been blogging about baseball on and off for the better part of the last ten years. He will occasionally roll a Strat-O-Matic game or two and is admittedly a bit of a scorecard junkie. Anders has spent time covering the Chicago White Sox most recently for the Fansided Network, and is the co-host of the Word on 35th Street Podcast, along with fellow host Owen Schoenfeld. Follow on Twitter: @acjohanson


Senior Editor, Data Analyst – Tim Moran

Tim is an Editor, Data Analyst for The Loop Sports, covering the Bulls and White Sox. A die-hard White Sox fan, and a passionate Bulls, Bears, and Blackhawks fan. An enthusiast of chess, piano and video games, Tim is also a Sports Editor for the Fremd High School website, the Viking Louge. Follow on Twitter: @TLS_TimM


Editor, Featured Columnist – Eli Hershkovich

Eli is a Producer at WSCR 670 The Score in Chicago, as well as the host of “Hersh on Hoops,” a podcast on college basketball programs in Illinois. He also writes about college hoops at among other sites. Eli is an Editor and a Featured Columnist at The Loop Sports. Follow on Twitter: @EliHershkovich



The Loop Sports Senior Writers

Austin Bloomberg

I often have thoughts. Sometimes I write about them. I’m constantly grappling with spirituality, my innate privileges as a white male, and how to best fight for social justice. I like beer. I love my partner Tulia (and our two adorable kitties). Chicago has stolen my heart. And I’m obsessed with the Cubs. Follow on Twitter: @TLS_Austin
James Fox
James Fox is a Senior Writer for The Loop Sports covering the Bears, Bulls, White Sox and Draft related content. James also covers the White Sox farm system for FutureSox. James is a Special Education Teacher and he coaches Junior High School Track and Field as well as High School Football. Follow on Twitter: @JamesFox917
David Wildman

Born and raised on the south side of Chicago left David bleeding White Sox silver and black for his entire life, he’s also passionate about the Bulls and Bears. David is a physical education major at Illinois State University, and serves as a Senior Writer here at The Loop Sports, covering the Chicago White Sox as well as other teams in the Chicagoland sports landscape. Follow on Twitter: @David_Wildman88

The Loop Sports Staff Writers

Matt Grabianski

Matt is a Staff Writer for The Loop Sports, covering the Chicago Cubs. Matt has his dad to thank for his deep affection for the Cubs, and still goes with him to Spring Training every year.  He currently lives in Palatine and attends Fremd High School where he writes for the Viking Logue. Follow on Twitter: @mattgrabianski


matthewsmithMatthew Smith

Matt is a Staff Writer for The Loop Sports, covering the Chicago White Sox. Matt has spent time previously as a Featured Columnist covering the Chicago White Sox for Bleacher Report. Follow on Twitter: @matthewsmithbr


benjamindavisBenjamin Davis

Ben is a Staff Writer at The Loop Sports, covering the Chicago Bulls. Wasn’t there for the Jordan years but I’ll talk about them like I was. I live for the Bulls, Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks. Obsessed with all things NFL and NBA Draft. Currently studying Marketing and Business Analytics at Indiana University. Follow on Twitter: @bendavis630


Donald Kane

Junior at Guerin Catholic High School. Avid fan of all things sports related. Favorite teams are Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Illinois Fighting Illini, Indianapolis Colts, and Indiana Pacers. Follow on Twitter: @_donaldkane

Kedar Raman

Kedar is a Staff Writer for The Loop Sports, covering mainly the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs. He has been a lifelong Chicago fan and is currently attending the University of Texas at Austin. Follow on Twitter: @kedaraman


Nikhil Sriram

Nikhil attends Fremd High School where he is a sports editor for the Viking Logue. Having lived in the Chicagoland area his whole life, Nikhil has always been surrounded by Chicago sports. He is a huge fan of all things basketball and has been watching the Bulls for a very long time. Follow on Twitter: @nikhilsriram14
Griffin Meadors
Griffin covers the Chicago White Sox here at The Loop Sports. Griffin is currently a student at Iowa State University. He has loved baseball for as long as he can remember, and has supported the White Sox through the good, the bad and the ugly. He has written at Baseball Essential and his own blog, Baseball and All That Jazz. Follow on Twitter: @G_Meadors05


Advay Mahajan

A senior at Fremd High School, Advay has been a huge fan of all sports since his childhood, playing sports like hockey, soccer, and tennis and supporting teams like the Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs, and the Lakers. Advay covers the Chicago Blackhawks here at The Loop Sports. He hopes to continue this sports interest in college and aspires to cover sports for whatever college he attends. 


Dominic Partipilo

Dominic Partipilo is a Mathematics/Statistics student at Northern Illinois University. He’s a lifelong baseball fan who’s fascinated by the recent growth of baseball analytics. He’s been infatuated with the White Sox for as long as he can remember, and he’s written in recreational about them occasionally throughout the past few years. Dominic will be a White Sox contributor here at The Loop Sports. Follow on Twitter: @WhiteSoxDom


Christopher O’Neil

Christopher graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a degree in journalism in 2012. When he is not writing, talking, or watching sports, he is a professional bowler and owner of his own company. He also is starting a fantasy sports company. Christopher covers the Chicago Cubs here at The Loop Sports. Follow on Twitter: @cjoneil88


Jack Soble

Jack is a junior at New Trier High School from the great town of Glencoe, Illinois, where he has been growing up a White Sox fan in Cubs country. He is a professional believer that this will be the Bears’ year and after starting out as an Intern, Jack is covering the Bears and White Sox as a Staff Writer for The Loop Sports. Follow on Twitter: @JS_92_
Sean Williams
Sean was born and raised in Westmont, Illinois where he grew up a White Sox, Bulls, Bears, and Blackhawks fan. he’s been passionate for all sports for as long as he can remember, but baseball holds a special place in his heart. Current Nursing student at Chamberlain University in Phoenix, and Staff Writer at The Loop Sports. “2005 was the best year of my life.” Follow on Twitter: @SeanW1754
Dan DeYoung
Dan’s a die hard Bears fan who grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Dan made the bold decision to head north and live in Packer country so he can attend Wisconsin Lutheran College, where he plays on the football team. Dan specializes in writing about the Chicago Bears and the NFL Draft, but will always make time to watch the White Sox. Follow on Twitter: @DanDeYoung80