Oct 12, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) runs with the ball in front of Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis (58) during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports


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David Petrocelli, Stripe Hype

Dave Petrocelli is originally from the Patriot territory in southern Rhode Island. Having to endure years of the struggling Bengals, he's now enjoying Cincinnati's new direction (and certainly enjoyed the Bengals win over the Patriots last year). As the Bengals seek to place themselves amongst the best organizations in the NFL, Stripe Hype seeks to do the same amongst NFL blogs. Please send any thoughts or questions to his twitter account or post your thoughts in the comments section. Interacting with fans is what it's all about, so reach out and connect with fellow fans via Stripe Hype.

Matthew Willson, editor

Born and Raised Bengals fan in Cincinnati, now residing near Pittsburgh, Pa. I am a proud Husband and Father. My family is the most important thing to me. Writing about sports is a life long dream. Please feel free to start discussions in comment section. You can also contact me through twitter @MattWillsonMNC. Thank You for visiting Stripehype.com.

Dustin Meritt, Staff Writer

I have been a Bengals fan for 25 years, and Boomer was my hero. I grew up playing and watching football and following the Bengals is my passion, just can't quit them. I spent 8 years in the Army, and now teach at an Elementary School. I have an amazing wife, an active 3 year old and a newborn baby. Life's a garden, dig it!

Brian Dugan, Staff Writer

Hey everyone, I'm Brian, a lifetime Bengals fan and all around NFL fan. I enjoy writing from a fans perspective and enjoy bringing all the perspectives from around the league. Feel free to interact with me on twitter @BrianDuganNFL and I will be more than happy to interact with you as well.

Sean McMahon, Staff Writer

A Pittsburgh born native whom very much loves football. A writer for the Fansided websites Stripe Hype and Inside The Iggles, along with ProFootball Central. One of Sean's favorite aspects of football is the NFL Draft, both evaluating talent and projecting what players will do on their new teams.

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My name is Tyler (Ty) Mercurio. I am a Sports Journalism student at Marshall University. I have been with Fansided since 2011. I am a die hard Baseball (Reds) and Football (Bengals) fan. I am from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Zac Snyder got hooked on the Detroit Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.

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