Welcome to Empire Writes Back, the NY Sports news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Empire Writes Back is dedicated to providing top-notch NY Sports news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Meet The Team

Cem Yolbulan

Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, Cem moved to the Washington, DC area for college and never left. If he is not watching basketball, soccer, or football, he can be found reading and having a cocktail on the couch with his many cats and dogs.

Nicholas Rome

Massive fan of NY Sports and all things SEC

Richard Louis

Born and raised in New York. Richard attended the University at Buffalo and earned a Communications degree with a minor in Journalism. He covers all major sports with a background in sports betting. In his free time, he loves to hang out with family and play video games.


Joshua Ambroise

My name is Joshua Ambroise. I was born and raised in New York City. I grew up rooting for teams such as the New York Knicks and New York Yankees.

Ricardo Caraballo

My name is Ricardo Caraballo and I reside in Raleigh, NC. Although I reside in the South, I root for the New York Yankees, New York Giants, Brooklyn Nets, and the New Jersey Devils. I might have favorite teams from other sports, but I am a diehard baseball fan and hope to share my passion and drive for the sport through writing.

Stephen Lebitsch

Stephen Lebitsch has covered New York sports teams for over 5 years for outlets such as Giants Country (FanNation via SI.com), Talking Points Sports, and Sportskeeda. A native of New York and a Fordham graduate, Stephen spent three years as a staff writer for The Fordham Ram, where his work covered the local market over three volumes.


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