Jonathan Bentz (aka BeeZee here at Fantasy Football Sideline) graduated from the West Virginia University in 2006 with a Journalism degree, crazy awesome copywriting skills, and a sick fascination with playing fake sports online.
Two years later, he took the advice of his unkle, Bob Bentz, and joined him on an adventure in sports blogging that led to the creation of Fantasy Baseball Dugout in February 2008.
Slightly over two years later, Jonathan continues to blog on an “as regular as possible” basis at FBD while also overseeing the development of the Olympic Fantasy Sports Network. In addition to the flagship site Fantasy Baseball Dugout, the OFSN now also includes Fantasy Football Sideline, College Fantasy Coach, an upcoming fantasy golf blog and a variety of other blogs geared towards providing the industry’s best fantasy sports advice. Jonathan, Bob, and a variety of the fantasy contributors to the OFSN also participate in weekly radio broadcasts filled with fantasy advice on the nationally syndicated sports talk show Spadora on Sports.
During those valuable, formative years at WVU, Bentz cut his teeth in the sports journalism world as a stringer and wire contributor for the Associated Press, covering WVU football and basketball games during the university’s most successful four year stretch of athletics.
Jonathan Bentz’s Work Life
In addition to playing a critical role in the development of the OFSN, Bentz has also helped lay the foreground for several start up sports marketing and news companies. From 2006 to 2008, he devised the first successful internet marketing plans for a four season resort in Western PA.
In June 2008, Jonathan Bentz joined the internet marketing team at ProspectMX in Lancaster, PA. Today, he manages the entire process of taking a client website and improving its online search engine rankings through a variety of web-based services.
Jonathan Bentz’s Personal Stuff
Some say Jay-Z bit his style. Tom Cruise has recently been cast to star in his biopic, due next Christmas.
He bleeds BLUE and GOLD, once threw the only touchdown in a classic family backyard football game on Thanksgiving, and dreams of being the first whiteboy to dunk a 720.