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Jason Gallagher is the founder and editor-in-chief of Ballerball.  He is also a regular contributor to Grantland.  He is the co-writer / co-producer of “The Lockout: A Musical.”  You can reach him at and follow him @jga41agher.

Tyler Parker is the Contributing Editor for Ballerball. He’s got a weekly column over at Daily Thunder. He is a graduate of The Second City’s Conservatory and the iO Theater in Chicago. He performs at the latter.  He played small college ball at Oklahoma Baptist University. You can email him at or follow him on twitter with @_tkparker. Shouts out to Fort Gibson.

Chandler Goodman is a contributor to Ballerball. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where, as a young boy, he was subject to the hypnotic effects of Mark Price’s ball handling skills. A love of the game was born. After attending Colgate University in upstate New York, he settled in Chicago, where he writes, improvises, performs a day job, and reads quite a bit about the Association. Yes, LeBron broke his heart, and yes, Kyrie is helping to mend it. Follow him on Twitter @SuchAGoodman.

Andrew Tobolowsky is working on becoming an expert in things completely unrelated to basketball, and basketball. He lives in the northeast and longs for the sun. Follow him @andytobo.

John Sabine is a contributor to Ballerball and grew up in Dallas. After graduating from Santa Clara University he moved to Chicago where he is an actor and improvisor with The Second City and iO. He thinks the Dallas Mavericks winning the 2011 NBA Championship is the greatest thing to ever happen. Follow him @Jsabine214.

Josh Spilker is a writer in Nashville, TN. He’s lived in 5 southern states and has heard “y’all” pronounced several different ways. He blogs regularly about books and stuff at and you can follow him at @joshspilker.

Chris Trew is a comedian and writer based out of New Orleans and Austin. He’s a devout fan of the Pelicans and co-founder of the comedy theater The New Movement. He tours the country regularly, hosts the weekly podcast Trew to the Game, manages professional wrestler as a member of Anarchy Championship Wrestling and really, really wants you to Focus Up. Chris also is the host and face of the 5th professional sport, the Air Sex Championships. Follow him on Twitter here and read his website here.

Tim Baltz is a contributor to Ballerball and grew up in Joliet, IL.  He pounded the rock at the Briggs YMCA off I-80, and wouldn’t be caught dead at the Galowich Y, which was for soft, cake-eating, non-ballers.  He’s an alumni of the Second City e.t.c and Mainstage.  You can follow him on Twitter @btimothee.  Alonzo Mourning, Scottie Pippen, and 1992 Skybox Series 2 for life.

Josh Planos has had his sportswriting published at the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Denver Post, Chicago Tribune’s RedEye Chicago, the ESPN TrueHoop Network, The Cauldron, and some other really nice places with equally nice people. He can be emailed ( or reached on Twitter (@JPlanos).



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