Meet Our Authors - Rick Rockwell
Since the spring of 2018, I've called GamblingSites.org my home. After one meeting, and a lengthy conversation about the Buffalo Bills, I was hired as a sportswriter, and this employment was off to a fantastic start. With roughly a decade as a fulltime freelance writer under my belt, I finally found a company that would provide me with the opportunity to use all of my writing skills, experiences, passions and personality to spread my wings like a peacock.
Both GamblingSites.org and myself have grown during our time together, just like any good marriage should. I expanded their horizons on sports such as:
Currently, I'm referred to as the "King of the Blog" for GamblingSites.org. It's a title I wear with pride along with my superhero t-shirts during our Odds On Favorites sports betting podcast each and every week on YouTube. I'm aiming to add the title "King of the Vlog" to my role with the company as well, but there's only so much that the viewers can handle of this pretty face.
It's hard to view my role with GamblingSites.org as a full-time job because it is a full-time blast for me. I enjoy all of the topics I write about even sports betting news topics. In my 10+ years as a full time content provider, I've come a long way from my first projects on erectile dysfunction and funeral home services to covering some of the most significant sporting events in the world like the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, Miss Universe pageant, the Daytona 500, Tour de France, and WrestleMania.
More About Rick Rockwell
- Every Friday I eat a large pepperoni pizza by myself. I'm a self-proclaimed pizza connoisseur.
- I also consider myself a modern day Indiana Jones as I hike and explore throughout my home state of California.
- I am a trained professional wrestler
- Spent many years as a personal trainer
- I spent a day with Mike Tyson and lived to tell about it
- I've interviewed well over a 100 MMA, Boxing, and Pro Wrestling stars
- I love Bob Ross
Favorite Thing to Gamble/Bet On?
Pro Wrestling, Football, and Cycling
How Many Hot Dogs Could You Eat in a Contest?
One More than Miki Sudo
Will You Be at the Area 51 Raid?
I will be selling T-shirts, water bottles and mixed tapes to all of the raiders.
What 2 Celebrities Would You Like to See Fight Each Other?
Me and Justin Bieber
How Fast Can You Throw a Baseball?
Fast enough to break a window and run away.
What Is the Stupidest Thing You've Done Because Someone Dared You To?
To quote the great Will Ferrell "We're going streaking."
It was the first time I've ever been paid to write about one of the world's greatest sporting events. I wore a yellow jersey for three weeks as I felt like a champion of life.
It was a very humbling experience writing this article as I realized there were thousands of prepubescent kids that made me feel insecure about my spelling skills. Thankfully, I use a spell checker!
Born sometime before 1980.
Accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior
Became a fulltime freelance writer
Credentialed media member for Examiner.com and covered numerous UFC, Bellator, Boxing and Wrestling events
I had my Al Bundy moment when I won all three of my fantasy football championships and took home nearly $2500 in winnings.
Had First Child
Had Second Child
Health and Fitness writer for LiveStrong.com
Hiking through Yosemite National Park changed my life forever
Check out Rick's Most Recent Articles
On Saturday, October 18th, the Big Ten takes center stage in a heavyweight battle as the 7th ranked Penn State Nittany Lions host the 16th ranked Michigan Wolverines. Currently, Penn State is a near-double digit betting favorite as they put…
On Sunday, October 20th, NASCAR will be live from the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, for the Hollywood Casino 400. This is the second trip to Kansas in 2019, the 6th race of the playoffs, and the 32nd overall…
Like some of TV's greatest soap operas, the latest installment of Conor McGregor's reality series known as his life has seen another bump in the ratings as it appears that the UFC's top box office attraction has an opponent in…
On Friday, October 18th, the UFC will be live from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, for UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs Weidman. The main event of the evening is a light heavyweight showdown between Dominick Reyes and the former…
On Monday, October 21st, the New England Patriots travel to East Rutherford, New Jersey, to take on a rejuvenated New York Jets football team in a Monday Night Football divisional showdown. The Jets look like a different team with QB…
Week 7 will begin with an AFC West clash as the Kansas City Chiefs travel to Colorado to take on one of their divisional rivals, the Denver Broncos. This matchup typically brings out an extra level of intensity and physicality…
On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers will head down I-5 to take on the Los Angeles Rams in a huge NFC West showdown. The 49ers currently sit on top of the division with a 4-0 record and look to hand…
Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season starts with a Thursday night game between the visiting New York Giants and the hosting New England Patriots. The biggest buzz heading into this week’s matchup is the possibility of Giants running back…
Oregon will be the first state on the West Coast to launch sports betting after PASPA, but it will be slightly delayed. The original plan was to launch sports betting in Oregon through the state lottery by the beginning of…
In May, Iowa’s sports betting bill was officially signed by Governor Reynolds signaling that the state was about to join a new movement spreading across the country. However, the bill didn’t go into effect until July 1st. From there, the…
On Thursday, the 2019 NFL preseason kicked off with the Denver Broncos taking on the Atlanta Falcons in the annual Hall of Fame Game. By all accounts, the game was a dud until the last few minutes when the excitement…