Roster

Get to know the people behind Broadway Sports by exploring our full roster of administrators, content creators, communicators, and collaborators below, many of them co-founders of this enterprise.

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CEO, NFL Writer

The resident Old Dude who has found a way to stay involved with football after years as a college and high school coach. An O-line truther who cut his teeth coaching wide receivers. A Titans fan since he started paying attention to football again (after coaching, roughly 2008). The other half of the greatest podcast you never heard of, Taking It To The House Sports (the numbers were very telling). Currently involved in multiple podcasts on Broadway Sports talking shop on Coaches Corner and trying to guide fantasy football decisions on The Flex.

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Director of Soccer Content, Senior MLS Contributor

Ben is the Director of Soccer Content for Broadway Sports. He started Speedway Soccer in 2018 to cover Nashville SC and also contributes league-wide coverage of Major League Soccer at MLSSoccer.com. If he's not covering soccer he's probably drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids.

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Director of Published Content, Senior NFL Contributor

Easton is a Nashville native who loves covering the NFL. He is the host of The Hot Read Podcast, and when he isn't watching or covering sports, he's spending time with friends and family.

  • The Best Bets For Super Bowl 58

    7 months.

    That’s how long we will be without NFL football after Sunday. Luckily, Super Bowl 58 is shaping up to send us out on a high note.

    This Sunday is of course a rematch of Super Bowl 54, though only one of the quarterbacks remembers the first meeting. Patrick Mahomes will look to claim his third Super Bowl victory on the road to becoming the greatest of all time, while Mr. Irrelevant Brock Purdy will once again look to prove critics wrong.

    Such a battle should bring entertainment both on the field and in the sports books, and Broadway Sports Media’s resident sharps JT Ruhnke & Easton Freeze have you covered. Their betting record is publicly tracked all year long in The Best Bet Gauntlet, a segment on The Hot Read Podcast. Here’s how they’ve done so far this season:

  • The Titans Ten: Ten Stats That Define The Jaguars-Titans Week 18 Matchup

    The time for Will Levis is here.

    With Ryan Tannehill out this week, it is time to see what Will Levis has got. The rookie has been waiting in the wings for the first seven weeks, patiently waiting behind Malik Willis for his shot. Now, after Willis’ less-than-encouraging performance filling in for Ryan Tannehill, Levis will bring a style of play more akin to what Tim Kelly wants to scheme.

  • The Titans Ten: Ten Stats That Define The Titans-Texans Week 17 Matchup

    The time for Will Levis is here.

    With Ryan Tannehill out this week, it is time to see what Will Levis has got. The rookie has been waiting in the wings for the first seven weeks, patiently waiting behind Malik Willis for his shot. Now, after Willis’ less-than-encouraging performance filling in for Ryan Tannehill, Levis will bring a style of play more akin to what Tim Kelly wants to scheme.

  • The Titans Ten: Ten Stats That Define The Seahawks-Titans Week 16 Matchup

    The time for Will Levis is here.

    With Ryan Tannehill out this week, it is time to see what Will Levis has got. The rookie has been waiting in the wings for the first seven weeks, patiently waiting behind Malik Willis for his shot. Now, after Willis’ less-than-encouraging performance filling in for Ryan Tannehill, Levis will bring a style of play more akin to what Tim Kelly wants to scheme.

  • The Titans Ten: Ten Stats That Define The Titans-Dolphins Week 14 MNF Matchup

    The time for Will Levis is here.

    With Ryan Tannehill out this week, it is time to see what Will Levis has got. The rookie has been waiting in the wings for the first seven weeks, patiently waiting behind Malik Willis for his shot. Now, after Willis’ less-than-encouraging performance filling in for Ryan Tannehill, Levis will bring a style of play more akin to what Tim Kelly wants to scheme.

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CTO, Director of Customer Experience

Just a guy who's been a fan since the Oilers and Preds decided to come to Tennessee. I love data. I love lamp. I love genuine discussion. But what I love most is helping provide a place for genuine sports news and analysis that seeks to teach those who are passionate about learning.

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CFO

Born and raised in middle Tennessee, Jimmy fell in love with the Steve McNair/Eddie George Titans when the team came to town in the late 90s. He ran Music City Miracles for more than a decade and has hosted various Titans podcasts through the years.

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Senior Writer

Film nerd. Relentless defender of Derrick Henry. A recovering Vince Young apologist. Bill has been a Titans fan since 2006. A former All-22 writer for Music City Miracles, he continues to try to educate himself and the Titans fan base. You can find him on Broadway Sports as a frequent contributor of all things film related.

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Director of Social Media Content

A long time sports fan who has a deep love for the Titans and Grizzlies. Tired of hearing the phrase: The Titans will regress. Views A.J. Brown as a future hall of fame receiver. Says Ja Morant will have a better career than Zion Williamson. Loves creating Titans videos with copyrighted mus- I mean non-copyrighted music, of course. Rookie writer and video creator at Broadway Sports (and known as @TitansDraftTape formerly TitansAllDay101 on Twitter).

Wes can be reached at:

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Senior NFL Contributor

With over 17 years experience of losing Fantasy Football games, Zach has been a Titans fan since moving to Nashville in 2002. A die-hard Alabama fan, but he does not let that cloud his judgement of the Elite Players they have put in the NFL. Players like Derrick Henry, Julio Jones, and AJ McCarron. You have heard him on Football & Other F Words giving his Unfiltered Opinions as facts and that will not change. Always 100% right even if he has to revise earlier statements. Lawyered.

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Senior NFL Contributor

Senior Writer, Interviewer and Podcaster for Broadway Sports covering the Tennessee Titans and NFL draft. For more than five years, Justin Melo has professionally covered all things NFL draft and Titans for The Draft Network, SB Nation and USA Today. Best known for his Interview Series with NFL draft prospects, Justin has interviewed more than 500 NFL players. Co-host of the Music City Audible podcast alongside Justin Graver (@titansfilmroom).

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Senior NFL Contributor

After over 20 years of annoying his family and friends with constant commentary about the Titans, Mike started writing down his thoughts in 2017 for Music City Miracles. He loves to dive into the All-22 tape and highlight the nuanced details that win and lose football games. You can now find his tape breakdowns and Anthony Firkser love letters at Broadway Sports. Mike also spends time laughing at Lebowski and yelling at Zach on the Football and Other F Words Podcast.

You can contact Mike at:

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Senior MLS Contributor

Chris is a senior writer covering Nashville SC. His work includes his "Three Thoughts" piece after every Nashville match that highlights the important storylines and incorporates key video clips from the match. Chris' other articles often navigate the complexity of roster building around the myriad of MLS roster rules.

Outside of Broadway Sports Media, Chris resides in Knoxville and works as in-house counsel in the insurance industry. Beyond NSC, he is always willing to discuss the Tennessee Volunteers, Coventry City, and USMNT.

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Senior NHL Contributor

Michael has covered the Nashville Predators for the last nine years for various news outlets including SB Nation, Penalty Box Radio, the Nashville Post and Nashville Scene. He’s covered premier NHL events such as the 2016 All-Star Game, the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, and the 2022 Stadium Series. Michael also co-hosts the Gold Standard podcast with Braden Gall on 440 Sports.

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NFL Contributor

Born and raised west of the Mighty Mississippi, a 2nd-grade project on the state of Tennessee introduced Robert to Steve McNair and Eddie George, turning him into a Titans fan for life. Robert was best known for being the Music City Miracles Links Guy for the better part of a decade. He loves all things sports and can be found on The Flex fantasy football podcast, part of Broadway Sports Media.

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NFL Writer

Shaun Calderon resides in El Paso, TX after graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso in December 2019 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology and a minor in education. Shaun is currently a full-time teacher and is also pursuing a career in the sports journalism world. He has been writing since August of 2019, where he started with the Fansided network and contributed there for one year. In August of 2020, Shaun was offered the chance to move over to USA Today Sports’ NFL Wire network to contribute for ‘Titans Wire’ where he was consistently featured on national platforms such as Bleacher Report, Yahoo Sports, MSN, USA Today, and more. On top of teaching and writing, Shaun does live radio reporting for local high school sports through the ESPN-El Paso network.
He hopes you all enjoy his content as much as he enjoys creating it.

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MLS Contributor

Andy Simmons joined Speedway Soccer after stints with Golden Goal and 615 Formation. A former journalist now in web development, Simmons also previously worked for Main Street Media and Gannett. A student of the game, Simmons has been playing soccer his entire life and participates in several adult soccer leagues around town. When he is not playing soccer, you can find him at brunch, doing a mock draft for fantasy football, or complaining about Arsenal.

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MLS Contributor

Valair Shabilla moved to Nashville as a refugee from Iraq at the age of 14. A fan of soccer from a young age, he used soccer to connect with a larger community in Nashville and adapt to life abroad. He's covered Nashville SC since 2019, co-hosting Pharmaceutical Soccer, and analyzing soccer from an audio/video perspective. He joined Broadway Sports Media in 2023.

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MLS Columnist

John M Sloop grew up in Asheville, NC, and after forays to Georgia and Iowa, found his way to Nashville over 25 years ago. On a trip to Portland, Oregon, 15 years ago, he watched the (then) USL Portland Timbers youth squad play one afternoon and fell completely and totally in love with soccer, to the detriment of his love of all other sports. In addition to thinking, writing, watching, and talking about soccer, Sloop teaches media and rhetoric at Vanderbilt. He is currently serving as the Chair of the Board of the Belcourt Theater and is part of the team that runs Tenx9 Nashville, a monthly story telling event.

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MLS Contributor

Davey Shepherd hails from small town Berryville Virginia in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. He joins Broadway after helping found Speedway Soccer as a podcast host and written contributor. When not watching NSC or another local team (TITAN UP) he is usually found making wine at his family-owned Mount Juliet vineyard. Davey serves full time as the Executive Director of The Joe Beretta Foundation, a non profit meeting the practical needs of Heart Failure patients and their families.

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NFL Writer

NDSU Alum Texas Longhorn Fanatic. Been the biggest Titans follower in North Dakota all my life. Pretty much watching sports 24/7.

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MLS Writer

Josh Young is a soccer obsessive and cohost of the very unserious Nashville SC fan podcast Paradise Pod. He will try to keep the silliness in podcast form and write more analytically here, but we can’t promise anything. Josh attended Middle Tennessee State University before making his way up to Nashville. He’s a snowboarder, hobbyist musician, decent tennis player, and extremely amateur home bartender. He is atoning for sins in a past life by suffering through Tottenham Hotspur fandom in this one. There’s a good chance that as you’re reading this he’s starting a rewatch of The Sopranos.

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MLS Contributor
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Jeff Remlinger, a data nerd from Chicago, IL, fell in love with MLS by watching the Chicago Fire. Some would say he threw his Fire jersey in the trash a little too quickly when Nashville joined MLS. Jeff has a passion for the statistical side of sports, and when he’s not writing about soccer, he can be found watching his beloved Arsenal or Iowa State Cyclones. Jeff can be found @MusicCitySCStat on X, where he shares his statistical analysis of Nashville SC.

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NFL Contributor

Perhaps best known as @titansfilmroom on Twitter, Justin Graver has been writing and creating content about the NFL and the Tennessee Titans for nearly a decade as a longtime staff writer (and social media manager) for the SB Nation site Music City Miracles. Although JG no longer writes for Broadway Sports, his Music City Audible podcast with co-host Justin Melo continues.

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NFL Contributor

Austin has been a Titans fan since ‘94. Even through the Jake Locker years. When Chris Johnson was released, he shed a tear. He’ll always have a soft spot for Marcus Mariota and has a man crush on Mike Vrabel. He enjoys betting on games (when he wins) and hopes you enjoy his writing and opinions half as much as he enjoys watching Derrick Henry stiff arm grown men.

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NFL Contributor

Taylor is a lifelong Titans fan, and forever a Mariota stan. She started writing about the Titans on her personal blog before she brought her talents to Broadway Sports. She has a ton of experience in the sports industry, including ticketing for the Tennessee Titans, Athletic Marketing for Western Kentucky University, and volunteer work at the 2019 NFL Draft. She enjoys writing profile pieces on breakout players, especially Kalif Raymond.

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Photographer

Casey is an award winning photographer whose work has appeared in the Nashville Post, Nashville Scene, Tennessean and more. He has worked with multiple professional teams, including the New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators and Nashville Sounds, and was a nominee for the 2019 MiLB Photo of the Year. He covered Nashville SC with Speedway Soccer since 2019, and continues to photograph games for Broadway Sports.