About Us

Adam Taraschke, Co-Host The Hog Sty

Hey I’m Adam, 23 years old and I was born in Bethesda, Maryland. My dad was a marine so I moved around a lot growing up. We moved to Virginia when I was in middle school and that’s when I started watching pro football and, subsequently, my love for The Washington Redskins was born. I played high school football in Fredericksburg, VA and later accepted a scholarship to play offensive line for Virginia Tech. I love sports, Netflix and my dogs. HTTR”

Alex Zeese, Co-Host The Hog Sty, Producer, “Web Master”

A native Washingtonian, my earliest memory is sitting on a futon with my dad watching Riggo pound a ball up the middle of the line, by my guess, I was 18 months old or so. I’m the technical expert of the team, the audio editor, the webmaster, so if something goes wrong I’m the one to blame. And yes I did drunkly buy the McNabb t-shirt in my photo at one point, mostly to rag on my friends who are Eagles fans, man did that backfire. I’ve been trying to give it away for like 3 years now, but no one will take it.

Richard Rodgers, Blog Writer

Rich was born and raised in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington D.C.. attending St. Anthony’s Catholic School and DeMatha Catholic High School. At age 16, Rich moved to Philadelphia, but never lost his love for the hometown Redskins. After high school, Rich attended and graduated from Lincoln University (PA) with a degree in Political Science. He later earned a Masters Degree in Teaching.  He began a career in D.C. as fifth grade teacher, and eventually worked his way up to Principal, a position he held for 11 years. Rich love his family, children, Redskins and hip hop music, in that order.  In his spare time, he enjoys blogging and writing about the Redskins.  His favorite Redskins of all time is Dave Butz.

Jamual Forrest, Co-Host All-32, Blog Writer

What’s up! I’m Jamual, 23 years old born and raised DC/MD area and a huge Skins fan. Grew up in a house of Redskins fans and thank the Lord every day I didn’t grow up a rebel like my sister because Dallas fans? Man, smh. More about me though growing up I played sports year round, baseball, basketball, and football so this is who I am. Heading into my final undergrad semester at Morgan St (Spring 2017) as a business administration major, and am just glad to have made it through making me the first male in my family to graduate college.

Chrons disease robbed me of a collegiate career in football, and high school for that matter, but the results following has made me even better. Medicine allowed me to get back to sports on a regular basis for a few years now, and apparently I’ve made a pretty decent name for myself writing on the Redskins ha-ha. Happy to contribute here and hope you enjoy what our work!
Follow me on twitter: @_AyyMall

Sean Conte, Host The Hog Sty, Host All-32, Blog Editor/Writer

My name’s Sean, and I’ve been a Washingtonian since my birth 27 years ago. Like a phoenix from the ashes, my Redskins fandom arose for no good reason over the last decade of shattered dreams and losing records. That’s proof that I’m not a bandwagon jumper, which makes me a better person than 98% of Steelers and Seahawks fans. I never played organized football, but I did take 3rd place in my fantasy league in 2012, which netted me a cool 200 bucks. I used that money to buy tickets to the first NFL playoff game at FedEx field in over 10 years. In retrospect, I should have just bought that bacon-cooking alarm clock.
When I’m not blabbing about the Redskins, I’m probably playing video games, talking about Star Wars, or doing some other activity that repels women. HTTR!

Steve Thomas, Co-Host The Hog Sty, Blog Editor/Writer

My love of the Redskins began at age 4 when my father was lucky enough to get season tickets toward the tail end of the Billy Kilmer era of the team’s history. My first Redskins hero in those days was Hall of Famer Chris Hanburger. I lived through the “golden era” of the 1980s and early ‘90s, and was fortunate enough to attend the famous 1983 NFC Championship game against Dallas, which I still consider to be my favorite Redskins memory. Since those days, despite having left the DC area to move all around the world over the years, I have kept up my love for the team from afar and spend my free time analyzing the business and legal aspects of NFL football for The Hog Sty.

(Former Member) Robbie

Like my Twitter bio says: ” I’m a renaissance man of sorts. Former D1 college athlete, avid voice impersonator, aspiring voice actor, singer, movie buff, hardcore gamer, and passionate Redskins fan.” I should also mention that I speak fluent Movie Quotes.
I was born into a family that thrives on competition and anything sports related. I attribute most of that to my grandfather, Bobby Hoffman. He was a Hall of Fame basketball player for Old Dominion University and I was lucky enough to follow in his footsteps as a student-athlete at ODU as well. I walked on to the the brand new start-up football program as an offensive lineman. After red-shirting my freshman year, I earned myself a full scholarship and started all 4 years. Needless to say I’m proud of my accomplishments. Because of them, I’ve taken my experience and knowledge I’ve gained, added that with my passion for the Washington Redskins, and found these crazy guys to do a podcast with. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@DeadeyeDunkan)! We can talk Redskins, video games, movies, TV, you name it!

(Former Member) Kelly

Born in Charlottesville, VA and raised in Falls Church, I’ve been a football junkie ever since I can remember. My mother used to tell me the story of her learning that I could read when I wandered into the living room with the Washington Post sports section in my hand and informed my parents that George Allen had been fired. As one of the older members of the Hog Sty team, I have very fond memories of the 80s dynasty, and cling to hope for a return to glory.

I’m a 20-year veteran of the online video game industry, getting my start producing Grandstand Fantasy Football at America Online in 1996. I’m currently based in Southern California, enjoy playing guitar, eating chicken wings, lobbying for the NFL to make live out-of-market games available to people who can’t get satellite reception, and wake up at the crack of dawn to contribute to the Hog Sty podcasts.