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The One-Year Anniversary of Joker Mag

One Year Anniversary of Joker Mag, the home of the underdog

One year ago, I had no clue what I was getting myself into.  All I knew was I wanted a place to write about my passions.  And a place where my friends could too.

Sure, it took some time to find our voice.  But, after a while, the message of the Joker Mag brand became clear.

Today, we are the home of the underdog.  Your one-stop shop for inspirational underdog stories in the world of sports, entertainment, and more.

Over the past 12 months, we’ve:

  • Published over 200 articles from 14 different authors from coast to coast.
  • Reached readers from 114 different countries.
  • Amassed over 800 combined social media followers.
  • Launched our own podcast network (available on all major listening platforms).

Thank you for all of the likes, shares, retweets, and newsletter sign-ups.  Your support means the world to us!

Here’s a look back at some of our top-performing articles of the past 365 days.

Top 5 in Sports

The Conor McGregor Blueprint to Building a Bulletproof Mindset

the conor mcgregor blueprint


How The 2018 Oakland A’s Are Shocking The Baseball Universe

how the 2018 oakland a's are shocking the baseball universe

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The Anatomy of a Late Bloomer

anatomy of a late bloomer

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The Success & Future of Jordan Mailata: Raw Talent On a Mission

The success and future of jordan mailata raw talent on a mission

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How David Bote Went from 18th Rounder to American Folk Hero

how david bote went from 18th rounder to american folk hero

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Top 5 in Entertainment

The Golden Ages of Television

the golden ages of television on joker mag

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Deep Tracks You Should Listen To Part II: The Queens’ Reign

deep tracks you should listen to part ii

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How Kevin Smith’s ‘Clerks’ Redefined the Low-Budget Film

how kevin smith's clerks redefined the low-budget film

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Morgan Freeman’s Career is a Lesson in Persistence

Morgan Freeman's Career is a Lesson in Persistence by Joker Mag

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The Unexpected Success of Haley Heynderickx

Haley Heynderickx is a folk artist experiencing unexpected success

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Podcast Network

Hustle & Motivate

Hustle & Motivate Podcast by, the home of the underdog

Interviewing real-life underdogs in the world of sports, entertainment, and more. Listen in on our insightful conversations and learn how these inspiring individuals conquered obstacles and overcame adversity on the path to greatness.

Sneaky Plays

Sneaky Plays presented by, the home of the underdog

Under-the-radar picks for your DraftKings lineups and insider looks to beat the odds. Giving you the edge you need to bring home the bacon.

Thanks again for your support.

Look out for a giant leap forward in Year 2!

Written By

Division III baseball alum (McDaniel College) and founder of Joker Mag. Sharing underdog stories to inspire the next generation.



"I thought after my first six years in baseball, it was going to be, ‘Go out and look for another job.'"


"Passion is kind of an important word for me."


“I couldn’t believe this was going to be the rest of my life."


From digging diamonds and near-death encounters to winning big in the UFC.