SOURCE: National Football Post

August 11, 2008 08:49 ET

Experienced NFL Insiders Launch 'The National Football Post': the Premier Online Information Source for Serious Football Fans Fills Industry Void With Unprecedented Insight and Analysis From Experienced League Professionals

SAN DIEGO, CA and PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - August 11, 2008) - A consortium of seasoned National Football League (NFL) insiders today announced the launch of The National Football Post, the exclusive online source for the most incisive and in-depth analysis and opinion on professional football available today. Unique among current football Web sites for its access and insight into the innermost workings of the NFL, The National Football Post features an executive team including former NFL executives, top player representatives and a former player. The site will also become a forum for renowned guest commentators in sports and entertainment to weigh in with their views on the sport. The site is now live at

"There is a void for content originating from experienced NFL professionals that serious football fans can consume," said Andrew Brandt, president of The National Football Post. "The National Football Post will fill that void by delivering analysis and commentary on the latest news with insights that were previously unavailable. Our content is unique because it comes from the 'been-there' viewpoint of writers who have firsthand industry experience, understanding and contacts."

The National Football Post features:

--  Blogs by NFL insiders
--  Top NFL news of the day
--  Fantasy football information and analysis
--  Visitor comments and discussion

The National Football Post executives include:

--  Andrew Brandt, president: Brandt was vice president of the Green Bay
    Packers for the past nine years, involved in all front-office operations.
    Brandt was previously general manager of the Barcelona Dragons of the NFL's
    World League, where he was the youngest general manager in professional
    sports. He is also a seasoned player agent, with experience at ProServ and
    Bob Woolf Associates, having managed and marketed athletes including Boomer
    Esiason, Ricky Williams, Adam Vinatieri and Matt Hasselbeck. He currently
    provides sports analysis for several media outlets, including the Sports
    Business Journal, The Huffington Post, the NFL Network, ESPN Radio,
    Sporting News Radio and Fox Business News. A graduate of Stanford
    University and Georgetown University Law Center, Brandt now teaches Sports
    Business at the Wharton School of Business at the University of
    Pennsylvania and Sports Law at Georgetown University Law Center.
--  Michael Lombardi, chief editor and content manager: With 23 years as
    an executive in the NFL, Lombardi brings decades of experience in
    evaluating players, coaches, tactics and organizations from top to bottom.
    After spending years running the personnel departments of the Cleveland
    Browns and Oakland Raiders, he went on to negotiate player contracts for
    several NFL teams and work in various capacities with the San Francisco
    49ers, the Philadelphia Eagles  and the Denver Broncos. Lombardi's vast
    knowledge and superior communication skills later led him into sports
    journalism, where he has hosted the CBS Sports NFL pre-game show and
    currently writes for Sports Illustrated, and the NFL Network.
--  Jack Bechta, vice president of development: One of the most respected
    agents in the NFL, Bechta's clientele has included first-round draft picks,
    Pro Bowl players and high profile coaches. Three of his clients are
    currently among the highest-paid players at their positions in NFL history.
    Bechta has also acted as executive producer of "Super Agent" in conjunction
    with Universal and Spike TV.
--  Matt Bowen, writer/content provider: A seven-year NFL veteran, Bowen
    played safety for four teams between 2000 and 2006. His years of on-field
    experience have given him a deep understanding of the game, along with the
    insider's perspective to effectively analyze it. Bowen recently
    transitioned from player to sports journalist, and has written for media
    outlets including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Washington Times, the
    Washington Examiner, Pro Football Weekly, the Niagara Gazette, The Daily
    Iowan and He is currently writing for the Chicago Sun-
    Times while pursuing a master's in journalism from DePaul University.
--  Joe Fortenbaugh, vice president, operations manager: A graduate of the
    Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Fortenbaugh is experienced in law, player
    representation, professional team operations, mediation and arbitration. A
    longtime expert in fantasy football, Fortenbaugh will also provide legal
    counsel, statistical research and ongoing business development services.

"The National Football Post will be part of my daily reading. I have known and respected Andrew, Mike and Jack for a long time. These guys have original insight, unfiltered opinions, and great access," said Jerry Angelo, general manager, Chicago Bears. "The Post should be a great success!"

About The National Football Post

The National Football Post is the premier online information source for serious football fans. Managed by a cross-section of NFL insiders, it features in-depth news, information and analysis at a level unique among sports Web sites. Beyond the usual news, statistics and highlights, The National Football Post offers deeper insight into the game and how front office operations, player negotiations and other business developments can impact it. The site's insider blogs, news roundup, fantasy football analysis and user commentaries will give the serious fan a pipeline to the inner workings of professional football and provide powerful research for any fantasy football participant. The National Football Post is available at

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