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It all started the first time I laid eyes on Bill Simmons’ Grantland.com.

I was awestruck.

The captivating commentary.

The stylized illustrations.

And the diverse assortment of content.

I couldn’t stop reading.

Fast forward a few years.  I’m in the dugout at McDaniel College debating with my teammates about everything — our favorite teams’ roster moves, the latest movie release, which workouts are best for building muscle, etc.

But those debates didn’t end at the field.  No.  We carried them to the locker room, the dining hall, and all the way back to the dorms.

We’d do our own research (on our smartphones) and construct a solid argument for our point.

But once the argument ended, that was it.

All that time, energy, and passion went to waste.

I thought to myself, “there has to be a better way.”

So, after graduating (and having no idea what I wanted to do), I decided to find a more productive way for my friends and I to have these conversations.

On November 21st, 2017, Joker Mag was launched.

In navigating the site, you’ll find three main categories: Sports, Lifestyle, and Entertainment.

There’s something for everyone.

I hope you enjoy our content as much as we enjoy creating it.

To make sure you never miss out on new material, I send entertaining weekly emails to keep you fresh and up-to-date.

You can sign up here.

Tyler O’Shea is the founder of Joker Mag.  A former Division III baseball standout and diehard Philadelphia sports fan, he enjoys reading in his spare time.  His favorite TV shows include The Sopranos and Curb Your Enthusiasm.  His proudest moment came in 4th grade when his childhood hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, called his house and left a voicemail, but his mother deleted it before he could get home in time to hear it.

Why Joker Mag?
The site’s mascot is named after our family bulldog, Joker. The black spot around his eye reminds us of Heath Ledger’s Joker character in The Dark Knight. The logo was created by my talented friend Alex Hagendorf.

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