In 2011, Bender created Press Box Daily. He's always enjoyed bantering about broadcaster's styles, strengths and shortcomings, so, scribbling about the subject made perfect sense. Some of his favorite broadcasters include Vin Scully, Marv Albert, Dan Shulman, Gary Cohen, Dan Patrick, Matt Vasgersian, Mike Emrick and Kevin Harlan. He tends to cringe when he's forced to tune into Dick Stockton, Suzyn Waldman, Chip Caray, Bryant Gumbel, Walt Frazier or anyone associated with the X-Games.
Bender lives in New York with his girlfriend, who usually relinquishes the remote whenever there's a big game on television, which, according to him, is always.