Mike Vitiello is a sportsfan and hobbyist-writer born and raised in Miami, FL, where he it's most definitely all about the U (even with Lebron James coming to town). He has been heroically battling Displaced Fan Syndrome (DFS) since 2003 when he enrolled at Tufts University in Boston. There, he proudly served 2 basketball seasons as the crowd-killing Jumbo the Elephant while bravely enduring the grating accents of Bean-towners celebrating their man-love for Tom Brady. He may not have beaten the disease if not for the mighty Marlins doing what the Red Sox couldn't do in 2003, when they beat the Yankees and took home their second World Series Championship. Thanks to Josh Beckett and Dwyane Wade, he's now (mostly) healthy and living in New York City.
In some circles Mike is known simply as "Coach" for his Hall-of-Fame-worthy record of 1-1-1 as commander of a women's flag football powerhouse. In 2008, He wisely advised Dwight Howard to don a Superman cape, after his own helped him medal in an international bellyflop contest despite being out-bellied by an average of 160 pounds. Mike's favorite athlete is Kenny Powers. He is a lover of comedy, gadgets, and video games, and bloviates about those topics and others daily on his personal blog Wannabe Genius. He's (still!) an avid Seinfeld enthusiast and invites anyone who enjoys being scoffed at to hit him with their best shot by tweeting Seinfeld trivia to @mickeyvee 24/7.