StatInsights is a stat-heavy blog brought to you by Bloomberg Sports. The blog covers football, golf, baseball, basketball, football, racing, tennis, and the NCAA—and takes a stat-driven, in-depth look at a range of topics. I personally write a bi-monthly column in their baseball section.Click here to view my author page.

StatInsights is a stat-heavy blog brought to you by Bloomberg Sports. The blog covers football, golf, baseball, basketball, football, racing, tennis, and the NCAA—and takes a stat-driven, in-depth look at a range of topics. I personally write a bi-monthly column in their baseball section.

Click here to view my author page.

With over 13 million unique monthly visitors, Bleacher Report has come a long way since being a sports site written by the fans, for the fans. The recent Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) partnership thrust B/R into the mainstream spotlight, and as a result, it has become a go-to for avid sports fan to read the latest news and analysis. As a National MLB Featured Columnist, my writing is put in front of a wide audience of baseball fans. B/R is the king of the “slideshow” and that’s my job three days a week.
click here to view my author’s page.

With over 13 million unique monthly visitors, Bleacher Report has come a long way since being a sports site written by the fans, for the fans. The recent Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) partnership thrust B/R into the mainstream spotlight, and as a result, it has become a go-to for avid sports fan to read the latest news and analysis. As a National MLB Featured Columnist, my writing is put in front of a wide audience of baseball fans. B/R is the king of the “slideshow” and that’s my job three days a week.

click here to view my author’s page.

Through Contently.com, I have become a frequent technology and smartphone app writer for Mozy.com’s blog. To-date, I’ve interviewed founders and team members from Voxer, Bondsy, Striiv, and Paperweight Magazine, and helped publicize a flurry of other innovative newcomers in the tech world.Click here to view my author page.

Through Contently.com, I have become a frequent technology and smartphone app writer for Mozy.com’s blog. To-date, I’ve interviewed founders and team members from Voxer, Bondsy, Striiv, and Paperweight Magazine, and helped publicize a flurry of other innovative newcomers in the tech world.

Click here to view my author page.

Amazin’ Avenue is the featured New York Mets blog under the SB Nation umbrella. AA is widely regarded as the most high-brow Mets blog (in the most saturated of sports blogging markets), as it properly utilizes the latest advanced statistics to back already interesting topics. As a long time reader, it was flattering to receive the opportunity to jump aboard as a contributor.Click here to view my author page.

Amazin’ Avenue is the featured New York Mets blog under the SB Nation umbrella. AA is widely regarded as the most high-brow Mets blog (in the most saturated of sports blogging markets), as it properly utilizes the latest advanced statistics to back already interesting topics. As a long time reader, it was flattering to receive the opportunity to jump aboard as a contributor.

Click here to view my author page.

Brandchannel is an Interbrand-owned blog that reports and analyzes the latest in the brand world. The site also won a Webby Award in 2003. I’ve written everything from Tim Tebow’s fall from [brand] grace to an article about porn (well, sort of).
Click here to view my author page.

Brandchannel is an Interbrand-owned blog that reports and analyzes the latest in the brand world. The site also won a Webby Award in 2003. I’ve written everything from Tim Tebow’s fall from [brand] grace to an article about porn (well, sort of).

Click here to view my author page.

Sure, Guy Speed likes to feature a lot content about hot chicks and sex, but that’s not why they hired me. I write a weekly baseball, food, and humor column there. So what do I know about sex? (Answer: nothing).
Click here to view my author page.

Sure, Guy Speed likes to feature a lot content about hot chicks and sex, but that’s not why they hired me. I write a weekly baseball, food, and humor column there. So what do I know about sex? (Answer: nothing).

Click here to view my author page.

With over 60 million unique monthly visitors, Yahoo! Sports is the second most read sports website on the internet. And as its lead New York Mets blogger, my work is staged in front of a wide, and very disgruntled Mets fan base. Hopefully the combination of advanced statistics and analogies of the teams’ offense to stinky, native Southeast Asian fruit will become a welcome voice.
click here to view my author page.

With over 60 million unique monthly visitors, Yahoo! Sports is the second most read sports website on the internet. And as its lead New York Mets blogger, my work is staged in front of a wide, and very disgruntled Mets fan base. Hopefully the combination of advanced statistics and analogies of the teams’ offense to stinky, native Southeast Asian fruit will become a welcome voice.

click here to view my author page.

Medium is a place for writers to run free. There are no shortage of topics, ideas, or curse-words (if need be). The site’s founders are Ev Williams and Biz Stone, the fellows behind Twitter. It’s open to the public to read (if you have a Twitter account), but currently on an invite-only basis for writers.
click here to view my author page.

Medium is a place for writers to run free. There are no shortage of topics, ideas, or curse-words (if need be). The site’s founders are Ev Williams and Biz Stone, the fellows behind Twitter. It’s open to the public to read (if you have a Twitter account), but currently on an invite-only basis for writers.

click here to view my author page.

Baseball News Source is an up-and-coming baseball news website founded by a former Tampa Bay Rays ESPN writer. As a free-lancer, I am commissioned to react to recent acquisitions (free-agent signings, trades, etc…), as well as write “opinion pieces” anchored by mainstream analytical statistics.
click here to view my author page.

Baseball News Source is an up-and-coming baseball news website founded by a former Tampa Bay Rays ESPN writer. As a free-lancer, I am commissioned to react to recent acquisitions (free-agent signings, trades, etc…), as well as write “opinion pieces” anchored by mainstream analytical statistics.

click here to view my author page.

In my first six months out of college, I had the pleasure of working in both the Footage/Production and Writing departments for ONN (Onion News Network). Besides being in the company of the most talented comedy minds in the business, arguably the coolest moment was actually seeing my “one liner” published in the Biden/Hennessy video. If you look closely at around the 1:18 mark, you’ll see my “Biden Requests His Character Be Killed Off So He Can Pursue Future Projects” contribution. And yes, I was paid $10 (pre-taxes).
click here to view my published idea.
Approved Ideas:
Timothy Geithner Breaks Out in Severe Acne
Taliban Releases 140-Character Twitter Threat
Germany Looking for New Social Disaster to be Self-Conscious About
Marc Jacobs First to Use “Organically-Raised” Super Models
New Study Shows that Children Who Play Educational Video Games Wrongly Believe “Education Leads to Success”
Homeless Man Has a Pretty Good Singing Voice for a Limbless Crack Addict
iPhone Application Enables Parents to Keep Track of Who’s Sleeping With Their Daughter
Diet Tips That Will Make You Scream Uncontrollably
Breaking News: Woman Playing Guitar in Park Not Necessarily a Lesbian
Biden Requests That His Character Be Killed Off So He Can Pursue Future Projects
Unemployment Rate Inside Starbucks Hits 79%

In my first six months out of college, I had the pleasure of working in both the Footage/Production and Writing departments for ONN (Onion News Network). Besides being in the company of the most talented comedy minds in the business, arguably the coolest moment was actually seeing my “one liner” published in the Biden/Hennessy video. If you look closely at around the 1:18 mark, you’ll see my “Biden Requests His Character Be Killed Off So He Can Pursue Future Projects” contribution. And yes, I was paid $10 (pre-taxes).

click here to view my published idea.

Approved Ideas:

  • Timothy Geithner Breaks Out in Severe Acne
  • Taliban Releases 140-Character Twitter Threat
  • Germany Looking for New Social Disaster to be Self-Conscious About
  • Marc Jacobs First to Use “Organically-Raised” Super Models
  • New Study Shows that Children Who Play Educational Video Games Wrongly Believe “Education Leads to Success”
  • Homeless Man Has a Pretty Good Singing Voice for a Limbless Crack Addict
  • iPhone Application Enables Parents to Keep Track of Who’s Sleeping With Their Daughter
  • Diet Tips That Will Make You Scream Uncontrollably
  • Breaking News: Woman Playing Guitar in Park Not Necessarily a Lesbian
  • Biden Requests That His Character Be Killed Off So He Can Pursue Future Projects
  • Unemployment Rate Inside Starbucks Hits 79%
Huffington Post is the king of the unpaid writing gig. Unlike other sites that promise “future” compensation or just “experience,” Huff Po actually puts their money where their mouth is (in terms of exposure). With a daily audience of over ten million people, my work is put in front of an astounding volume of readers. From making fun of a recently deceased Patrick Swayze to analyzing the impact of Mike Hampton’s retirement from professional baseball, there has always been a place for my words in Ariana-Land.
click here to view my author page.

Huffington Post is the king of the unpaid writing gig. Unlike other sites that promise “future” compensation or just “experience,” Huff Po actually puts their money where their mouth is (in terms of exposure). With a daily audience of over ten million people, my work is put in front of an astounding volume of readers. From making fun of a recently deceased Patrick Swayze to analyzing the impact of Mike Hampton’s retirement from professional baseball, there has always been a place for my words in Ariana-Land.

click here to view my author page.

The Beanball is a place for no-nonsense, stat-backed, baseball analysis. While many other baseball sites and blogs rely on fact-less, gut-based opinions, The Beanball isn’t afraid to crowd the plate with logic–even if that means taking criticism where it hurts. No player, General Manager, or team is safe if there’s a statistical angle worth exploring. So watch out—especially you, Jeff Francoeur.
The Beanball has been featured on mainstream sites like MLB Trade Rumors, MetsBlog, Amazin’ Avenue, and many others.
click here to view my personal baseball blog.

The Beanball is a place for no-nonsense, stat-backed, baseball analysis. While many other baseball sites and blogs rely on fact-less, gut-based opinions, The Beanball isn’t afraid to crowd the plate with logic–even if that means taking criticism where it hurts. No player, General Manager, or team is safe if there’s a statistical angle worth exploring. So watch out—especially you, Jeff Francoeur.

The Beanball has been featured on mainstream sites like MLB Trade Rumors, MetsBlog, Amazin’ Avenue, and many others.

click here to view my personal baseball blog.

StatInsights is a stat-heavy blog brought to you by Bloomberg Sports. The blog covers football, golf, baseball, basketball, football, racing, tennis, and the NCAA—and takes a stat-driven, in-depth look at a range of topics. I personally write a bi-monthly column in their baseball section.Click here to view my author page.

StatInsights is a stat-heavy blog brought to you by Bloomberg Sports. The blog covers football, golf, baseball, basketball, football, racing, tennis, and the NCAA—and takes a stat-driven, in-depth look at a range of topics. I personally write a bi-monthly column in their baseball section.

Click here to view my author page.

With over 13 million unique monthly visitors, Bleacher Report has come a long way since being a sports site written by the fans, for the fans. The recent Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) partnership thrust B/R into the mainstream spotlight, and as a result, it has become a go-to for avid sports fan to read the latest news and analysis. As a National MLB Featured Columnist, my writing is put in front of a wide audience of baseball fans. B/R is the king of the “slideshow” and that’s my job three days a week.
click here to view my author’s page.

With over 13 million unique monthly visitors, Bleacher Report has come a long way since being a sports site written by the fans, for the fans. The recent Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) partnership thrust B/R into the mainstream spotlight, and as a result, it has become a go-to for avid sports fan to read the latest news and analysis. As a National MLB Featured Columnist, my writing is put in front of a wide audience of baseball fans. B/R is the king of the “slideshow” and that’s my job three days a week.

click here to view my author’s page.

Through Contently.com, I have become a frequent technology and smartphone app writer for Mozy.com’s blog. To-date, I’ve interviewed founders and team members from Voxer, Bondsy, Striiv, and Paperweight Magazine, and helped publicize a flurry of other innovative newcomers in the tech world.Click here to view my author page.

Through Contently.com, I have become a frequent technology and smartphone app writer for Mozy.com’s blog. To-date, I’ve interviewed founders and team members from Voxer, Bondsy, Striiv, and Paperweight Magazine, and helped publicize a flurry of other innovative newcomers in the tech world.

Click here to view my author page.

Amazin’ Avenue is the featured New York Mets blog under the SB Nation umbrella. AA is widely regarded as the most high-brow Mets blog (in the most saturated of sports blogging markets), as it properly utilizes the latest advanced statistics to back already interesting topics. As a long time reader, it was flattering to receive the opportunity to jump aboard as a contributor.Click here to view my author page.

Amazin’ Avenue is the featured New York Mets blog under the SB Nation umbrella. AA is widely regarded as the most high-brow Mets blog (in the most saturated of sports blogging markets), as it properly utilizes the latest advanced statistics to back already interesting topics. As a long time reader, it was flattering to receive the opportunity to jump aboard as a contributor.

Click here to view my author page.

Brandchannel is an Interbrand-owned blog that reports and analyzes the latest in the brand world. The site also won a Webby Award in 2003. I’ve written everything from Tim Tebow’s fall from [brand] grace to an article about porn (well, sort of).
Click here to view my author page.

Brandchannel is an Interbrand-owned blog that reports and analyzes the latest in the brand world. The site also won a Webby Award in 2003. I’ve written everything from Tim Tebow’s fall from [brand] grace to an article about porn (well, sort of).

Click here to view my author page.

Sure, Guy Speed likes to feature a lot content about hot chicks and sex, but that’s not why they hired me. I write a weekly baseball, food, and humor column there. So what do I know about sex? (Answer: nothing).
Click here to view my author page.

Sure, Guy Speed likes to feature a lot content about hot chicks and sex, but that’s not why they hired me. I write a weekly baseball, food, and humor column there. So what do I know about sex? (Answer: nothing).

Click here to view my author page.

With over 60 million unique monthly visitors, Yahoo! Sports is the second most read sports website on the internet. And as its lead New York Mets blogger, my work is staged in front of a wide, and very disgruntled Mets fan base. Hopefully the combination of advanced statistics and analogies of the teams’ offense to stinky, native Southeast Asian fruit will become a welcome voice.
click here to view my author page.

With over 60 million unique monthly visitors, Yahoo! Sports is the second most read sports website on the internet. And as its lead New York Mets blogger, my work is staged in front of a wide, and very disgruntled Mets fan base. Hopefully the combination of advanced statistics and analogies of the teams’ offense to stinky, native Southeast Asian fruit will become a welcome voice.

click here to view my author page.

Medium is a place for writers to run free. There are no shortage of topics, ideas, or curse-words (if need be). The site’s founders are Ev Williams and Biz Stone, the fellows behind Twitter. It’s open to the public to read (if you have a Twitter account), but currently on an invite-only basis for writers.
click here to view my author page.

Medium is a place for writers to run free. There are no shortage of topics, ideas, or curse-words (if need be). The site’s founders are Ev Williams and Biz Stone, the fellows behind Twitter. It’s open to the public to read (if you have a Twitter account), but currently on an invite-only basis for writers.

click here to view my author page.

Baseball News Source is an up-and-coming baseball news website founded by a former Tampa Bay Rays ESPN writer. As a free-lancer, I am commissioned to react to recent acquisitions (free-agent signings, trades, etc…), as well as write “opinion pieces” anchored by mainstream analytical statistics.
click here to view my author page.

Baseball News Source is an up-and-coming baseball news website founded by a former Tampa Bay Rays ESPN writer. As a free-lancer, I am commissioned to react to recent acquisitions (free-agent signings, trades, etc…), as well as write “opinion pieces” anchored by mainstream analytical statistics.

click here to view my author page.

In my first six months out of college, I had the pleasure of working in both the Footage/Production and Writing departments for ONN (Onion News Network). Besides being in the company of the most talented comedy minds in the business, arguably the coolest moment was actually seeing my “one liner” published in the Biden/Hennessy video. If you look closely at around the 1:18 mark, you’ll see my “Biden Requests His Character Be Killed Off So He Can Pursue Future Projects” contribution. And yes, I was paid $10 (pre-taxes).
click here to view my published idea.
Approved Ideas:
Timothy Geithner Breaks Out in Severe Acne
Taliban Releases 140-Character Twitter Threat
Germany Looking for New Social Disaster to be Self-Conscious About
Marc Jacobs First to Use “Organically-Raised” Super Models
New Study Shows that Children Who Play Educational Video Games Wrongly Believe “Education Leads to Success”
Homeless Man Has a Pretty Good Singing Voice for a Limbless Crack Addict
iPhone Application Enables Parents to Keep Track of Who’s Sleeping With Their Daughter
Diet Tips That Will Make You Scream Uncontrollably
Breaking News: Woman Playing Guitar in Park Not Necessarily a Lesbian
Biden Requests That His Character Be Killed Off So He Can Pursue Future Projects
Unemployment Rate Inside Starbucks Hits 79%

In my first six months out of college, I had the pleasure of working in both the Footage/Production and Writing departments for ONN (Onion News Network). Besides being in the company of the most talented comedy minds in the business, arguably the coolest moment was actually seeing my “one liner” published in the Biden/Hennessy video. If you look closely at around the 1:18 mark, you’ll see my “Biden Requests His Character Be Killed Off So He Can Pursue Future Projects” contribution. And yes, I was paid $10 (pre-taxes).

click here to view my published idea.

Approved Ideas:

  • Timothy Geithner Breaks Out in Severe Acne
  • Taliban Releases 140-Character Twitter Threat
  • Germany Looking for New Social Disaster to be Self-Conscious About
  • Marc Jacobs First to Use “Organically-Raised” Super Models
  • New Study Shows that Children Who Play Educational Video Games Wrongly Believe “Education Leads to Success”
  • Homeless Man Has a Pretty Good Singing Voice for a Limbless Crack Addict
  • iPhone Application Enables Parents to Keep Track of Who’s Sleeping With Their Daughter
  • Diet Tips That Will Make You Scream Uncontrollably
  • Breaking News: Woman Playing Guitar in Park Not Necessarily a Lesbian
  • Biden Requests That His Character Be Killed Off So He Can Pursue Future Projects
  • Unemployment Rate Inside Starbucks Hits 79%
Huffington Post is the king of the unpaid writing gig. Unlike other sites that promise “future” compensation or just “experience,” Huff Po actually puts their money where their mouth is (in terms of exposure). With a daily audience of over ten million people, my work is put in front of an astounding volume of readers. From making fun of a recently deceased Patrick Swayze to analyzing the impact of Mike Hampton’s retirement from professional baseball, there has always been a place for my words in Ariana-Land.
click here to view my author page.

Huffington Post is the king of the unpaid writing gig. Unlike other sites that promise “future” compensation or just “experience,” Huff Po actually puts their money where their mouth is (in terms of exposure). With a daily audience of over ten million people, my work is put in front of an astounding volume of readers. From making fun of a recently deceased Patrick Swayze to analyzing the impact of Mike Hampton’s retirement from professional baseball, there has always been a place for my words in Ariana-Land.

click here to view my author page.

The Beanball is a place for no-nonsense, stat-backed, baseball analysis. While many other baseball sites and blogs rely on fact-less, gut-based opinions, The Beanball isn’t afraid to crowd the plate with logic–even if that means taking criticism where it hurts. No player, General Manager, or team is safe if there’s a statistical angle worth exploring. So watch out—especially you, Jeff Francoeur.
The Beanball has been featured on mainstream sites like MLB Trade Rumors, MetsBlog, Amazin’ Avenue, and many others.
click here to view my personal baseball blog.

The Beanball is a place for no-nonsense, stat-backed, baseball analysis. While many other baseball sites and blogs rely on fact-less, gut-based opinions, The Beanball isn’t afraid to crowd the plate with logic–even if that means taking criticism where it hurts. No player, General Manager, or team is safe if there’s a statistical angle worth exploring. So watch out—especially you, Jeff Francoeur.

The Beanball has been featured on mainstream sites like MLB Trade Rumors, MetsBlog, Amazin’ Avenue, and many others.

click here to view my personal baseball blog.

About:

Ben Berkon is a freelance writer, advertising producer, and voice-over talent.

His writing has been consistently featured on Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, Yahoo! Sports, Bloomberg Sports, SB Nation's Amazin' Avenue, The Onion, Medium, Contently, Brand Channel and several other mainstream outlets and websites. Berkon enjoys writing sports (baseball in particular), humor, tech, brand analysis, memoir, and food pieces.

In addition to writing, Berkon also has over three years of big brand, advertising production experience. As a full-time producer at Ogilvy & Mather, he spearheaded broadcast, internet, and experiential projects for IBM, NASCAR, San Pellegrino, American Express, DuPont, Siemens, TD Ameritrade, Black Rock, Time Warner Cable, and Holiday Inn/Holiday Inn Express.

As a freelancer, Berkon produced Ogilvy & Mather's winning Comcast Business pitch as well as R/GA's 2014 Ameriprise Financial TVC work featuring Tommy Lee Jones.

In December 2013, Berkon also landed his first national television and radio voice-over gig, donning the voice of Comcast Business's 'Built for Business' launch campaign.

In his free time, Berkon enjoys eating good food, drinking offensive amounts of coffee, and writing for his personal stat-heavy baseball and humor blogs, The Beanball and Blah Blah Berkon, respectively.

Berkon is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he majored in History and minored in Creative Writing, and has successfully completed 'Introduction to Creative Process' and 'Concepting Creatively' classes at AdHouse Advertising School.

He was born and raised in New York City, where he also presently lives.

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