Justin B. Bradford (Radio host/lead writer) Proud member of #TeamAsian, Justin was born in Michigan, but quickly migrated south, y’all. Hockey is in his blood. After originating in Cell Block 303, Justin recently headed over to the press box to cover the Nashville Predators for Penalty Box Radio. He also plays rec-league hockey for the Mighty Drunks at Ford Ice Center. Currently, Justin is authoring a book on the history of the Nashville Predators and it is due out Fall 2015. Last year, he received the Silver Medal in the Best Sports Reporter Category for The Tennessean‘s Toast of Music City reader’s poll for 2013. In 2014, Justin was voted as the Best Sports Reporter in Nashville and helped PenaltyBoxRadio.com receive the Silver Medal as Best Blog in Nashville.
Follow Justin on Twitter: @justinbbradford
Big Ben – In 1972 a crack commando unit was sentenced by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. They promptly escaped to the Los Angeles underground where they survived as soldiers of fortune. Around this time two people met on the top floor of the Empire State Building. It was a night of wild romance. Those people went on to a prosperous and happy life with lots of kids. Meanwhile 12 years later 2 people who had nothing to do with this, came together. And Big Ben was formed…
Today Big Ben is a proud father. A humangously big Predators fan. He is also a fan of the Philadelphia Flyers, The Philadelphia Phillies, Puppies and Hugs. In his free time, Big Ben is a volunteer firefighter and he is the president of the Joe Dubin fan club. Ladies, Big Ben is taken, but you can still admire his artwork on the megatron at games.
Favorite Movies: Top Gun , Ladder 49, Slap Shot, Miracle, The Princess Bride , Tombstone
Favorite Music: Jimmy Buffett, Garth Brooks, Chris Ledoux, Journey
Favorite Preds Moment: First Preds game with my Son, and the Detroit Series Clinching game because Little Bear was with me.
Favorite All Time Predators Players: Wade Belak, Radek Bonk, Martin Gelinas, Brian McGrattan
Favorite All time Non Preds player: Eric Lindros
Follow Big Ben on Twitter: @BigBenPreds.
Glynne was born and raised in a small river town in Mississippi. Contrary to popular belief, she actually wore shoes and enjoyed running water and electricity. She also did not have chickens running aimlessly in her front yard, nor was she raised by a pack of wild cats. Well, some argue that the latter might be true….
She’s a lover of hockey nights at the arena, laughing hysterically, big city skylines, dancing at Tin Roof on any given Saturday night, lattes, making crazy memories, chasing her dreams and hugs. “I’m five foot 2, I wanna dance with you. I’m sophisticated fun. I eat filet mignon and I’m nice and young, best believe I’m number one…”
Favorite Movie of all time: Wizard of Oz
Favorite Music: Ella Fitzgerald, Lana Del Rey, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Hanson, Lil Wayne…
Favorite Preds players: Roman Josi
Favorite Non-Preds players: Teemu Selanne and Bobby Ryan
Favorite Preds moment: My first game in 2011 watching the Preds go to Round 2 for the first time and being at Bridgestone when they clinched Round 1 and sent Detroit home cryinnnnn.
Zachary Bryan (Vanderbilt Hockey Play-By-Play) has spent the majority of his life in the Nashville area after attending the University of Mississippi. He is a lifelong Vanderbilt fan and often had to be told by his Rebel band instructors, “I don’t want to see you cheering for Vandy.” Zachary is a member of the NSSA (National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association) and fluent in the languages of hockey, football, baseball, and surprisingly cricket. Over his career in broadcasting he has announced football, basketball, hockey, baseball, and guest hosted various radio programs. Working with WAKM and Rural Radio on Sirius XM is where you will usually find him.
Teams: Vanderbilt Commodores, Nashville Predators, Boston Red Sox, Denver Broncos
Sports Movies: Rudy, Miracle, The Sandlot
Other Movies: The Dark Knight, Fight Club, Edward Scissorhands
TV Shows: Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report
Music: Led Zeppelin, Foreigner, Altar Bridge, James Taylor, Peter Frampton
NHL Players: Gabriel Bourque, Joe Sakic
Memorable Preds Moment: The moment Steve Sullivan skated out on the ice after years of absence from his back injury.
Patten Fuqua (Vanderbilt Hockey Radio, Game Producer/ Scout) – In 2010, Nashville Scene named Patten one of the Best Community Role Models for the City of Nashville…for some reason. A graduate of Belmont with a double major in journalism and broadcasting, Patten utilizes neither of those skills as he tries to put Penalty Box Radio on the map as a destination for live hockey broadcasting. In former lives, Patten has covered the the NHL Draft, the AHL All Star Classic and over 100 Predators games. A former season ticket holder in the Cellblock, Patten now spends whatever spare time he as working as a Scout Intern with the International Scouting Service while trying very hard to remember not to heckle the children. Patten enjoys bicycling, cooking, gingers and his cat, Lexie.
Teams: Vanderbilt Commodores, Nashville Predators, Atlanta Braves, Tennessee Titans, Belmont Bruins
Sports Movies: Rudy, Miracle, Field of Dreams
Other Movies: Big Lebowski, The Dark Knight…basically the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe
TV Shows: The Simpsons, Doctor Who, @midnight
Music: Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, Taylor Swift because shut up, that’s why.
NHL Player: Tomas Vokoun, Teemu Selanne
Memorable Preds Moment: Eric Nystrom Hat Trick
Follow Patten on Twitter: @auquf