Humble Beginnings

First and Ten Sports was just a dream. An intrepid communications guru created the site on Tumblr in 2015. Its mission was to chronicle the inaugural Fantasy Football League news of a group of NYC friends. Vulgar team names and our trash talk found a home. The ‘Dumbass of the Week’ and ‘Money Maker Monday’ fantasy columns started. We didn’t take ourselves too seriously, but slowly the site gained a following. The site’s humor and insights into sports and pop culture impressed our early readers.

After our first season, 1st and Ten evolved to First and Ten Sports, a more comprehensive site dedicated to breaking news affecting the Fantasy Football enthusiasts. Also, we added a section featuring the most beautiful women with a connection to sports. The more comprehensive site debuted in advance of the 2015-16 NFL season. Since we launched, new sections have come online–Futbol, the NBA, and the fight game.

FTS believes sports provides an escape to the drudgery of daily life. We strive to create content that is informative, entertaining and provides our readers with some laughs. We don’t intend to offend or humiliate anyone in the public eye, besides ourselves.

Our Team

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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. His teenage focus on dating and academics derailed his high school sports career. Professionally, he has worked as Public Relations Specialist and writer for over a decade. Marin has worked with professional and amateur athletes as well as sports personalities. Pablo also collaborates 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 fan of UEFA Champions League and Europa League. His favorite futbol player of all time is 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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