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Ask Your Football Guru: Russell Baxter of Pro Football Guru
by Zach Law on February 10, 2014 in Ask Your Fantasy Football Expert
"88 days ‘til 2014 #NFL Draft. And # TD rec of @ProFootballHOF WR Don Maynard (all w/#Jets), 11th in @NFLhistory (drafted by #Giants)"
It’s a coincidence that I got to interview Mr. Russell Baxter the same week that Russell Wilson won the Super Bowl. It wasn’t the Super Bowl of our dreams for fans of evenly-matched football games. He calls himself the guru, but what’s going on behind that big brain of his? Let’s find out.
How does one become a Pro Football Guru?
How’d you start the site and get to where you are today? I’m a longtime football fan who parlayed a hobby into a career. My first national writing job came in 1989 when I was with College & Pro Football Newsweekly (hired by Howie Schwab). Eventually I wound up at ESPN for 22 years and was eventually named NFL Research Coordinator. I used to do a segment on ESPN Radio with Mike & Mike and Mike Greenberg would affectionately refer to me as “the dean, the guru of the NFL research department.” When I left ESPN in 2011 and we went searching for web site domains, Pro Football Guru was available and it seemed like a natural.