Eric grew up in Old Bethpage, NY, and has been a sports fan for as long as he can remember. The passion for sports led to jobs with ESPN and CNN/SI , as well as writing for CNN Headline News. Although life has take him in a different direction and he now resides in West Palm Beach, FL, working in sports media has led to many stories and encounters with many interesting people. He has an odd combination of sports teams that have been inherited from family. It's not often you see an Islanders, Yankees, Cowboys and Lakers fan, but each one holds a different sort of passion. The Islanders of course, being a true hometown team, will always be special to him.