Meet Our Staff
Andrew Ilnicki – Editor and Lead Columnist
Originally from upstate New York, Andrew is a Giants fan since childhood. His biased analysis of NFC East football has been heard on myriad sports talk radio programs broadcast throughout central Virginia area and across the internet. Andrew has written for Redskins Gab, Giants Gab, GmenHQ, and NFL.com.
Matt Loede – Columnist
Matt has been in the sports media for over 15 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and of course, the National Football League. On NFL Sunday’s you can hear Matt on National networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and other stations around the country. Matt also joined The Washington Post in 2009 as a guest columnist on league hot topics. Born and raised in Cleveland, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.
Christian Nelson – Contributor
Christian is an avid College Student with a passion for the world of Sports. Growing up in Westfield, New Jersey, Christian was born and raised as a NY Giants fan and has since been a huge supporter of the team. While in his Middle School years, he and his family moved up to Rhode Island, but his New York Sports blood never left him. He played sports in school including Football, Basketball, Lacrosse, and Indoor Track. Now a student at Johnson & Wales University, he is the Sports Columnist for their Newspaper, “The Campus Herald” while studying Management in the College of Business. As a huge Giants fan, and a successful Sports Writer, Christian will column about everything Giants, including some insightful takes, personnel moves, and much more.
JW – Contributor
JW aspires to be a future sports writer. JW has had Giants’ season tickets in his family for over 50 years. JW is an avid sports fan who plays basketball, soccer, baseball and football. JW enters his third season covering the Giants here at Giants Gab. He currently resides in New Jersey where he is New York Giants, New York Yankees and New York Knicks fan.
Justin Mermelstein- Contributor
Justin is a senior at the Birch Wathen Lenox in Manhattan, NY. He currently resides on the Upper East Side. Justin is grateful for the opportunity to write for one of the biggest and most consistent outlet of Giants information on the web and hopes to make a career out of sports media and journalism.
Justin has been contributing on GiantsGab since 2009 and has been a Giants fan since he can remember. Introduced to the team by his father at a young age, Justin has been infatuated with the team ever since. Justin also supports the Yankees, Knicks and New York Rangers.
Justin is extremely excited for the “new era” of the NFL and looks forward to continuing to interact with some of the best fans in the world on one of the most consistent websites in the world.
Big Daddy – Contributor
Big Daddy was born in Brooklyn, New York and has been a Giant fan as long as he can remember. His first introduction to the Giants was a picture of Sam Huff over his bed as a child. He lived through the bad Allie Sherman years and the “Miracle in the Meadowlands” which finally started their winning ways with the hiring of George Young and then Bill Parcells.
Always following the team but not always agreeing with the path they take he is an outspoken critic yet first to defend a member of the team when he feels they are being incorrectly maligned. At this point in Big Daddy’s life writing about football and specifically the Giants is a dream come true. Big Daddy is a man of many passions and Giants football is extremely high on that list. If you want it sugar coated forget it, Big Daddy is going to give it to you honest, straight and to the point. He’s not interested in controversy, he’s only interested in the truth.
Carlos Colon – Contributor
Born and bred in the South Bronx, NYC. Although I am new to sports writing, I bring alot of intense, insightful but provoking material to Giants Gab; I will touch on everything Giants , player personnel, X’s and O’s, etc. I love finance and the economics of the sports industry. Get your popcorn ready.