Born and raised on the Jersey Shore, I somehow found myself a Denver Broncos fan by the age of six. Early-life man crushes on John Elway and Ed McCaffrey transformed this would be phase into lifelong fandom, and with it grew my obsession and appreciation for the NFL as a whole.

I attended Fordham University in NYC, graduating in May of 2013 with a B.A. in English. Despite this, I somehow found employment.

Here at Bleacher Report I am the site's Community Moderator. I am also a Featured Columnist for the Denver Broncos and also cover league-wide NFL news and analysis, as well as some PGA Tour events.

Outside of Bleacher Report, my time is spent writing in a variety of other mediums. I'm currently working on my first book, which will likely never be finished, yet I plan on telling people I'm working on it until I'm officially senile. One day, I'll move to the rural Colorado mountains, where I will root for the Broncos, grow my beard long, and play guitar with Bigfoot.

Until then, you can reach me at jrapolla@bleacherreport.com or on Twitter @JoeJr_Fantasy. I'd love to hear from you.

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  • Benjamin Mott posted 1990 days ago

    Benjamin Mott

    Thanks Joe. With Roethlisberger nicked up, the other injuries on the team, and the loss of some of the veteran leaders, I don't see Pittsburgh going to the playoffs.

  • Alex Callos posted 2110 days ago

    Alex Callos

    Thanks for the like and comment Joe. I appreciate it.

  • Chris Stephens posted 2249 days ago

    Chris Stephens

    Wrote a story looking at some of the similarities between Tim Tebow and the Bible's David. Check it out at http://bleacherreport.com/articles/955424-tebow-like-david-when-he-took-on-goliath

  • G D posted 2342 days ago

    G D

    Hey man I wrote an article about the Top 10 Pro Athletes Who Would Make Good UFC Fighters. Would love to hear what you think man. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/817080-10-pro-athletes-that-would-make-good-ufc-fighters

  • John Rozum posted 2354 days ago

    John Rozum

    Just wanna say thanks for mentioning me and one of my Broncos articles in your live blog. thanks Joe, much appreciated!