Meet the Team

Dylan DeSimone

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Former writer/producer for SB Nation, Bleacher Report and NBC Sports.

Akash Anavarathan

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Former journalist for Niners Nation and producer 49ers Hub.

David Lipinski

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Specializing in the NFL draft, 49ers history, and front office.

Eric Crocker

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Former NFL CB and defensive backs/wide receivers specialist.

Aaron Day

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Defensive line coach, pass-rush specialist, and trainer. 

Al Sacco

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Formerly of KNBR and Niners Wire.

Nicholas McGee

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NFL contributor for and Fansided.

Rick Yacovone

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Football coach and social media lead.

Dillon Hiser

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Graphic Designer. Of Lakers Outsiders. Formerly of Niners Nation.

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