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Humble Beginnings

1st and Ten had humble beginnings. The site was created in 2015 by an intrepid marketing and communications guru to chronicle the Fantasy Football League of his friends from New York. Vulgar team names were created, trash talk was spewed, popular columns such as Bonehead of the Week and Money Maker Monday were created. Of course, the league’s biggest loser was humiliated for 365 days. We didn’t take ourselves too seriously, but slowly the site gained a niche group of followers. They seemed impressed by the site’s humor, creativity, and passion for sports and pop culture.

After its inaugural season, 1st and Ten evolved into First and Ten Sports, a new digital platform dedicated to the latest news affecting the Fantasy Football enthusiasts. Plus, we added coverage of women that inspired greatness and the humor within pop culture. The more comprehensive site debuted in advance of the 2015-16 NFL season and launched sections dedicated to the Futbol, the international Beautiful Game, the NBA and combat sports.

First and Ten Sports is a true believer in sports providing an escape to the drudgery of daily life. We strive to create content that is informative, entertaining and provides you with some laughs during your hectic days. We don’t intend to offend or humiliate anyone in the public eye, besides ourselves.

Our Team





Pablo Marin/Founder and Head Writer – Marin is a lifelong sports fan and native New Yorker who counts the Mets, Knicks, NY Giants and the Rangers as his big four teams of choice. Marin grew up playing sports on the streets of Queens and in recreation futbol, baseball, and basketball leagues. He could have made his high school JV team but was too caught up in dating and his academic future. Professionally, he has worked as Public Relations Specialist and writer for over a decade. His work has been published in magazines and digital lifestyle sites. Marin has worked with professional and amateur athletes as well as sports personalities and has collaborated with the MLB, the NFL, the UFC, and NBA.





Mike Leon/Contributing Writer (Futbol) – First and Ten Sports’ resident futbol guru, Mike The Lion has played futbol at the club level his entire life and still does. He is the commissioner of several English Premier League fantasy leagues and an avid follower of UEFA Champions League and Europa League. His favorite futbol player of all time, Brazilian midfielder Ronaldinho circa FC Barcelona 2003-08. When he is not practicing his bicycle kicks or feigning injuries, Leon is also a member of the Empire Supporters Club for the New York Red Bulls.

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