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Cameron Ellis

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Curt Steele

Curtis W. Steele Jr (Curt Steele) is a Flint, MI native that served in the US Army for 26 years. Upon retirement, he studied sportscasting at the Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting at Full Sail University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in October 2020 as the class Salutatorian. He recently earned his Master's in New Media Journalism in May of 2023 as the Valedictorian. Curt Created the Die-Hard Den Podcast in 2018 and served as the host and producer of the show; the show is now part of Fan Media Network as their Detroit Lions Fan Show. He was also the Co-Host/Director of Operations for the Detroit Lions On The Prowl YouTube Channel. He launched his own site curtsteele.com in 2022 and he covers the Lions for YardBarker.com. Curt Steele is married to Rosalind Brunson-Steele they have two children Shariece and Curtis III, and two granddaughters Avery and Spencer.

Max DeMara

My name is Max DeMara, and while I've covered the Detroit Lions in a variety of ways since 2012 shortly after graduating Michigan State, I've been a fan my whole life. Still waiting for that elusive playoff victory...


Ryan Heckman

Ryan Heckman is an NFL staff writer for FanSided, covering all 32 teams across the league. Ryan has written and edited thousands of articles with a decade of experience in the industry. His work has been featured on Bleacher Report and Sports Illustrated among other publications. He loves Jesus, family, and sports in that order. If he isn't writing, Ryan is building Legos with his son, playing Disney princesses with his daughter, drinking coffee or lifting weights.


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