Bay Area Ball was started in the spring of 2012 by the founder of warriorsworld.net. Because of wild success of warriorsworld.net, it was decided that a site encompassing all bay area sports with relevant news and discussion was needed.
Bay Area Ball discussions are lightly moderated and leaves it to the community to set the standards for what is right. Be prepared to take your lumps, make new friends, learn something new, and stay a while.
You can follow us on Twitter @bayareaball
Background on the folks behind the site…
Jim Del Favero: Founder
Resides in Redwood City, CA. Has been quoted in most bay area papers over the years on a number of Warriors related issues. Profiled during the W’s / Utah playoff series on Bay Area Channel 4. Coined the phrase ‘We Got Suck’ after years of Warriors blunders. Founded Warriorsworld in April of 2001 to continue a long running fan forum that had to shutter during the original dot com bust. Writing frequently focuses on the business aspects of the Warriors, Fan Issues, Leadership, and statistical analysis of player performance. Long time season ticket holder, currently residing in section 112, row 13 seats 1,2.
Professional: Chief Product Officer, Personal Capital
Del Favero is a well-known technology innovator who currently has over 50 patents pending for his design on products and features to help Americans manage their money. He is the driving force behind PErsonal Capital’s consumer-friendly approach in helping people understand, invest, and save more money. Del Favero recently led the efforts of Personal Capital’s mobile app. His passion for helping Americans reach their financial goals is what has driven his long-term success in the industry.
Rasheed Malek: Media Consultant
Born and raised in the Bay Area currently residing on the Peninsula, he represents the younger demographic of Bay Area fans. In 2011 Rasheed gave up his day job to pursue his passion of sports media starting AVE-HM Media with his friend, former Raiderette, and local Spanish language television personality, Lucena Hererra. AVE-HM mingles and works with many bay area sports figures and produces a show on local comcast cable called The Lunch Box, which is a mashup of sports news, interviews and hip hop.
Tony Camarota: Webmaster
Born and raised in Sonoma County, Tony is a graphic designer and web media consultant. He builds websites, ecommerce platforms, social media, ad campaigns and SEO. He has worked with national brands and local mom and pops and everything in between. His current employer is a subsidy of the worlds largest ecommerce company (hint: not eBay or Amazon) working on day to day media campaigns, branding and identity, UI, front-end development, and even a little cold hard coding. He currently resides a ways away from his original home in the beautiful Mt. Shasta area. In early 2011, Tony began taking on freelance clients for design and marketing and has been making them look good ever since. www.jazzartdesign.com