What is JDF Sports Network?
JDF Sports is a sports media company based out of Massachusetts that runs entirely on and around social media to connects all sports fans to each other and those covering their favorite teams. Here at JDF Sports Network we strive to be the most interactive sports media company for fans to connect with each other, analysts, and show hosts.
Where does JDF Sports Network Stand right now?
Currently being run by Chris Nosek and Dillon James, JDF Sports Network was founded by Kevin Fitzmaurice back in 2017 in honor of his father. With the idea of building a sports community like no other, Kevin took more of a step back from the network in 2021 after establishing the foundation that Chris and Dillon look to build on.
“My dad taught me everything he knew about sports growing up. We had all the memorabilia, we watched all the games, he groomed me into the sports fan I am today. When he died, I lost that, but I gained the ability to work with some great people and talk sports with thousands of people all across the country. They say people die twice; once when they leave this earth and once when the last person talk about them – so I want to make sure my dad never dies again.” – Kevin Fitzmaurice
Building off the foundation of comradery that sports fan share, Chris and Dillon look to build on the connection with other fans that Kevin and Justin started while building JDF Sports Networks’s footprint across all social media platforms by producing more shows for sports fans of all levels to tune into live or listen to later in podcast form.
Originally starting as “Ottie and Fitz Sports Talk” by Kevin Fitzmaurice and Ottie Mo back in 2017, JDF Sports Network now boasts four regular shows during the week and is continuing its growth across social media. “Ottie and Fitz Sports Talk” started to build a social media foundation that allowed for show hosts to connect with all fans across the country and eventually around the world.
While current show lineup consists of “What’s Bruin?” on Monday evenings, “Out of Bounds w/ Dillon James” on Tuesday evenings, “Puck Off w/ Chris Nosek & Dillon James” on Wednesday nights, and “House of Cards” every-other Thursday evening. Prior shows that have aired for an extended period of time here on JDF Sports include: “Fitz Lounge,” “Fantasy Egos,” “Buckets,” “Four Corners,” and “The Transfer Portal Podcast.”
“The Fitz Lounge” – featured founder Kevin Fitzmaurice discussing the latest across the National Football League among other topics. Originally hosting alongside Justin Kearns, the Fitz and Kearns combination helped to solidify JDF Sport and establish the level of interactivity across social media that we strive for. Kearns would later branch off and start his own show “Buckets” to allow the network for more time talking about both the NFL and the NBA separately.
“Fantasy Egos” – focusing on fantasy football, Fitz hosted this show with fan favorite Tyrell Stewart as they dolled out advice for fantasy football players along with challenging them in their own league.
“The Transfer Portal Podcast” – focusing on college football and basketball, hosts Alec Walt and Fonz De Falco brought banter and analysis for the confusing world of the NCAA. Working with Fitz and Kearns, the combination of the four would bring a yearly anticipated coverage to the NFL entry draft.
“Four Corners” – another show featuring Fonz De Falco, this show saw him partner with Mikael DeSanto to discuss the world of professional wrestling.
“Buckets” – hosted by Justin “Intern” Kearns who starred with Kevin Fitzmaurice on “The Fitz Lounge” and helped lead the network for many years, branched off to bring the NBA its own coverage on the network.
The future of JDF Sports Network is pretty wide open.
JDF Sports is an online sports media network using the power of social media. Founded in 2017 and rebranded in 2018, JDF Sports covers all major sports such as the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, college football and basketball, soccer, wrestling, and combat sports. No matter how you get your information, we make sure to have it covered: nightly live streams, podcasts, blogs, YouTube videos, Twitch streams, social media posts, and all breaking news updates on all social media platforms.
As die-hard sports fans like yourself we work effortlessly to bring you not only the best content but the most accurate and informative content as well. No bull, no click bait, no politics, and no makeup wearing suit and tie talking heads. Real passionate fans who keep up more than the average fan.
The goal of JDF Sports long-term is to become your one stop shop for everything sports for years to come. No one watches cable TV anymore and radio is so outdated, so watch our live streams right on your phone, tablet, laptop, TV, Xbox, etc. or if you are busy listen to our podcast or catch one of our shows on the replay. Need to catch up on the news from the day? Head over to our social media feed to see EVERYTHING that happened that day.
We know we need to earn your trust, so give us a listen and check out all our stuff and know, we’ve got your back.
Back in 2017 when we started this, we streamed one show twice a week with a team of two and in 3 years we have managed to expand to eight shows and counting, and over 16 team members. Check out our lineup below:
Fun, engaging, entertaining, informative are just some words to explain our live streams. We talk to the fans, we read the comments, and we let you be a part of the show! Multi-streaming on Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, and YouTube allows us to make sure you can see a show no matter what platform you use most.
Founded in 2017
JDF Sports was founded in 2017 by owner Kevin Fitzmaurice while co-hosting “Ottie and Fitz Sports Talk” with Ottie Mo. Recording a weekly live podcast and covering news on social media the show continued to grow. In 2018 Fitz rebranded the program as JDF Sports dedicating the network to his late father Joseph Daniel Fitzmaurice and the hype was real.
“My dad taught me everything he knew about sports growing up. We had all the memorabilia, we watched all the games, he groomed me into the sports fan I am today. When he died I lost that but I gained the ability to work with some great people and talk sports with thousands of people all across the country. They say people die twice, once when they leave this earth and once when the last person talks about them, so I want to make sure my dad never dies again.”- Kevin Fitzmaurice
Once Fitz teamed up with Justin Kearns in 2018, the network began to grow adding shows like Fantasy Egos with Tyrell, Transfer Portal Podcast with Walt and Fonz, and Puck Off with Chris. In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic swept the nation and shut down sports. The crew got bigger, adding guys like Dillon James, Sean Millitello, Nick Newton, Gabe O’Lari, Xavier Godette, Mike DeSanto, Brandon Andrade, and Conor Robinson. Interviewing big name guests such at Dexter McCluster, Chris Gronkowski, Marc Zumoff, Steve Sax, and Scott Hansen just to name a few, we kept hustlin’ and growing.
JDF Sports- by the fans, for the fans. Keep Rockin’ with us!