James is an Oakland Native that has been a Raiders fan since a child despite the fact that they were located in LA during his youth. More than just a fan, some might refer to his love for the Raiders as an unhealthy obsession. James began writing about the Raiders in 2009 after realizing that his incessant need to talk about the Raiders was a less than stellar way of making and keeping friends who were simply not very interested. After stops at Bleacher Report, SB Nation and www.BayAreaSportsGuy.com, James became the managing editor of cover32.com/Raiders. In January of 2017, James left cover32 in order to focus on Black Hole Banter and expand it to include the BHB Blog. You can follow him on Twitter @OaklandAboveAll.
YOUR BOY Q
Your Boy Q is a Bay Area native that currently resides in Central Texas (Waco) and has been a die hard Raider fan since birth, and a guy who has worked at a variety of radio stations since 1999. Up until 2012 music was his area of expertise. In August of 2012 he was given a opportunity to join ESPN Central Texas and work as a co-host of a three man sports talk show called “Unecessary Roughness”. As a radio station that is based in Central Texas we talk a lot of Cowboys, Texans, Baylor and other regional teams but that does not stop me from bringing up the Raider Nation as often as possible (always Representing ). When not at the radio station or on location somewhere, he tries to go into hiding at home and hang out with his wife and family as a way to decompress. Sports and Music go hand and hand and he feels blessed to be able to do both professionally. You can find him on twitter @YourBoyQ254.
Kris is the nerd on the left, wearing Raider gear to the golf course. Growing up in Southern California, he has cheered for the silver and black as long as he can remember. Just like James, he started obsessing over this team when they were in Los Angeles, and that didn’t stop when the team moved back to Oakland. He started writing for Black Hole Banter in early 2018, then did some Raider podcasting elsewhere for a while before he came back to us. He was named Managing Editor of the blog in August of 2019, giving him a platform to express his (mostly optimistic) opinion with all of Raider Nation on a consistent basis. You can find him spending way too much time on Twitter @KrisWysong.