Ha Kung Wong (Editor-in-Chief & Writer)
Ha Kung (which rhymes with raccoon, and whose first name is not “Ha”, nor does it rhyme with “Bah”) has been a hopeless Chicago sports fan since he was a wee lad and heard the Super Bowl Shuffle. Except for the White Sox, no one in Chicago likes them except for President Obama. Ha Kung went to school at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Notre Dame, so he’s also a hopeless Illini and Irish fan. And yes, he did overpay to go watch his beloved Irish get beat by the Tide in the 2012 BCS Championship game. Ha Kung is addicted to fantasy sports (including football, basketball, baseball, hockey and, yes, even NASCAR) and ESPN…er…I mean [Fox Sports or any outlet that likes to syndicate us]. Ha Kung specializes on covering the Chicago Bears and keeping tabs on his arch rival, the Green Bay Packers, but he’s been known to keep up with anything even vaguely NFL related, including news from the CFL (or Arena Football if he gets really desperate). He also enjoys long walks on the beach and dramatic movies. Oh wait, wrong profile.
Feel free to follow him and his senseless rants on Twitter at @FBGarbageTime. He makes no guarantees that this won’t eventually make you hate Twitter and delete the app from your phone. He also welcomes challengers on both Xbox and Playstation (both, also Rhihan). He accepts requests (and questions about fantasy sports) at FootballGarbageTime@gmail.com.
If you’re interested Ha Kung’s Articles from “Football Extra Points”, if for nothing else, because you like to give him a hard time, you can check them out at the button below!Football Extra Points Archive - HKW Articles
Scott King (Executive Consultant & Contributor)
Scott is the creator of Football Extra Points.com and host of Football Extra Points on RF Sports Radio. Scott is a lifelong sports fan and obsessed follower of the Detroit Lions. He follows all sports but focuses on the NFL. He’s a member of the FWSA. He’s also responsible for making Football Garbage Time possible!
John Kirkland (Senior Staff Writer)
I am a married father of several young’ins. I have a minivan and reside in the burbs. So yeah, I’m living the dream y’all …. Anyway, I live for NFL Sundays and negotiating with the kids for tv time. Persuading them to watch NFL football instead of Peppa Pig or Max and Ruby is challenging. One trick that I employed this past season was to buy everyone in the family NY Giants jerseys (or bedazzled NY Giants shirts for the girls) and have them laid out and ready to be worn first thing Sunday morning so that come 1PM, everyone was mentally ready and excited to watch football. I must say, it did work relatively well.
My current day job requires me to be precise, accurate, and staid. Actually, it is quite similar to my previous day job where I pretended to be a scientist. When I am living life, I play trucks, Barbies, American Girl Doll, Super Grover and other games with my kids; every once in a while my creative outlets get to be writing fiction and cooking. And if you are wondering, yes, I’m a much better cook than I am a writer. So, I guess my plan to write a book, get it published, have oodles and oodles of people read it only to have it later become an instant cinematic classic, which would allow me to retire, buy a yacht, eat lots of red meat and get gout is mostly a pipe dream, but at least I still have one.
My goal with GarbageTalk is to make people smile for a few minutes a day. I may sprinkle in advice to dudes with kids (not that I have much), touch on politically sensitive subjects to contribute to relevant conversations, come up with rap lyrics, push exercise for all and give cooking advice. We’ll see how it goes. Hope you enjoy.
Jason Johnson (Contributing Writer)
Jason is a Tar Heel Born, and a Tar Heel Bred. Oh, he also likes the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. A Southern transplant living in New York, he does all he can to hold onto the dream. Although New York is a great mecca of sports, he’s a loyal follower of North Carolina sports teams. He grew up a Dallas Cowboys fan, but the Panthers are his one and only team now—well, as long as Tony Romo is still quarterback. Being in New York, he misses good, down home Southern cookin’, especially BBQ—the food, not the cooking apparatus. It’s tough for yankees to get that sometimes 😉 He’s also a huge NASCAR fan who was lucky enough to grow up going to a ton of races and some great tracks (here’s to you Rockingham). You will get to hear about all of this and more in his musings! Feel free to follow him twitter @oldnorthstate74. No guarantees on relevant content there.
Joanne Kong (Senior Artist & Senior Staff Writer)
Joanne writes. And draws. And acts as the agent for Cub (of “What’s Your Deal?…with Cub” fame).
Bobby Pierson (Senior Artist & Contributing Writer)
Bobby is an Eagles fan. But the Bills occupy a soft spot in his heart. Bobby provides non-traditional analysis and contextual insight to every play. For example, when your team’s X-factor is in the game [e.g., Darren Sproles], it is best to move the ottoman to the side and secure any open containers. Nailed it.
Ryan Whitfield (Senior Staff Writer)
A born New Englander, die-hard Boston sports fan and long time writer, Ryan Whitfield loves studying and reporting on the NFL. Growing up in an era where his childhood was full of fellow playground goers who rooted for Aikman, Young and Farve, Ryan was a tortured Patriot fan who remembers Big Play Willie Clay, The Vicent Brisbee and Ben Coates days, the joys of Terry Glenns rookie season and the Heartbreak of Robert Edwards Pro Bowl beach volleyball injury. Then as a seventh grade boy, he was the starting Corner on Keene New Hampshires first ever State Championship Football team at any level during the same year Brady touched his first Lombardi. The joy of years to come has seen it’s downturns too, including throwing up from true despair as Burress beat Ellis Hobbs in 2007 (why was Hobbs on Plax??) and the subsequent Welker DROP in 2011. As the Patriots marched on to their 4th ring in 2014 Ryan has become a changed NFL fan. He’s a fan of the game, he’s a fan of the process of the game, fascinated with moves every GM makes, the cap and it’s intricacies (loop holes), and rooting for the down trodden just to be again heart broken (It’s still crap, slice it any way you want Dez caught that bleeping ball). Ryan hopes he’s found a home here with Football Garbage Time and hopes his passion for the game hits you with every word, because as we all know, it IS the greatest game on Earth.
Joey Alibro (Senior Staff Writer)
I am currently a student in Suwanee, Georgia, and I’m probably the biggest Giants fan you’ll ever meet. My Giants loyalty comes from my grandfather who grew up a Giants fan living in Connecticut, and then he passed it down to my father who, of course, passed it down to me. This is my first time writing articles for a website and so far I am really enjoying it. Over the years I have gained a wealth of knowledge of all things football, and my interest in it is increasing every year as well. I am looking forward to feedback from readers, and I am very excited to be apart of such a great site!
Nicolis Freeman (Contributing Writer)
I am extremely passionate about sports no matter if they are indoor, outdoor, contact, non-contact, or just leisure…Sports gets me going. Born and raised on the sandy shores of Southern California I’ve been spoiled by being able to play any sport year round. But that same passion for sports fuels my passion and dedication to writing. From the day I picked up my first bat for pee-wee baseball I was hooked on sports and anything to do with them. Some people view sports as just a game, I don’t. I see it as a way to come together, tell a story, watch the drama unfold, and have fun no matter what. The thrill of the opening of NFL Free Agency has my phone glued to my hand wondering what’s happening, who’s going where, when’s it going to happen? It may be a game, but it’s also a story, a memory, a place in time that you’ll never forget. I live to tell that story, share the experience, and bring people together even if thousands of miles separate them. As a graduate of California State University Long Beach, I learned from some amazing people on how to take that passion for sports and writing and turn it into a story that will inspire others to not only read about them but to get them to try it.
So how far are you willing to go to see your favorite NFL team? I’m willing to go over 3,000 miles to see the Miami Dolphins beat the New England Patriots in Miami!