about us

CREATiVESPORTS is an award winning site, bothin terms of fantasy content, and fantasy game playing.

Founded in 1996 by Lawr Michaels, CREATiVESPORTS has been a leader in providing in-depth strategy, analysis, research, and applications to the advanced fantasy baseball player since the site's inception.

In 2009, CREATiVESPORTS merged with Todd Zola and Mastersball, but this year Lawr and Todd decided to separate so Lawr could focus on writing and support a host of sports and supporting fantasy games, while Todd explores baseball numbers and trends in his inimitable style (you will be able to purchase Todd's Platinum Package via the CREATiVESPORTS site.

As for CREATiVESPORTS 2.0, we have a host of new and talented writers covering the NFL, MLB, NBA, EPL, PGA, and NCAA football and hoops with the NHL on the horizon.

CREATiVESPORTS will continue to be a free site until 1/1/2018 when access to all articles will cost $9.95 with the day's featured articles and DFS being delivered to the subcriber's inbox for $14.95.

We will still feature free daily DFS picks, FAAB reports from LABR and Tout Wars, and other regular pieces for free as we continue to try and provide entertaining, thoughtful, well written analysis and strategy articles supporting the games and sports you love the most.

Lawr Michaels has been a player in the fantasy baseball industry since he began writing for John Benson in 1993. Since then, he has written for STATS, Inc, was the first fantasy columnist for CBS Sportsline, and has appeared in numerous journals and on websites. In 1996 he founded CREATiVESPORTS, a staple for serious fantasy players.

Over the past 15 years Lawr has been widely published and has participated in, and won a multitude of titles including AL Tout Wars crowns in 2001 and 2009. In 2010 Lawr and the CREATiVESPORTS team joined forces with Todd Zola and the Mastersball.com squad to form one of the most formidable fantasy organizations in the industry.

Along with his Mastersball duties, Lawr works for MLB.com as a statistician. He also fronts the band Strictly Olga, and plays bass in the Biletones. Lawr lives in El Cerrito , California, with his dogs Jazzmine and Pavlov. Readers can contact him at lawr@mastersball.com. Follow Lawr on Twitter.

Marc Meltzer completed ten years as the lead Fantasy Football writer for CreativeSports.com and is a contributing writer for baseball.  Marc’s weekly football contributions include the weekly Hotpage and NFFC Zone.  Marc’s baseball contributions include spring training coverage from Florida, NL East updates, and Florida State League minor league reports.  Marc has been a major contributor and editor of the Fantasy Football Guide since 2002.  Moving forward with Mastersball.com, Marc has a variety of roles including the Closer Report.

Marc has been an avid fantasy sports player for over 20 years with multiple championships in football, baseball, and basketball.  2009 was a great season for fantasy football, as Marc finished 3rd overall in the NFFC Primetime and 5th overall in the NFFC Online.

In real life, Marc is married with two children and is a Senior Software Technical Leader for Belcan Engineering in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida working on the latest and greatest in aircraft control system technology. Marc holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and an MBA from Embry-Riddle University. Readers can contact him at briellenoa@mastersball.com.

Greg Morgan has been playing fantasy baseball and football for 10 years. In baseball he has amassed an NFBC top 10 finish, two top 10's in the WCOFB (co-managed by Mastersball veteran Perry Van Hook), one championship and two 3rd place finishes in the NFBC Ultimate Auction, and numerous other high stakes championships. In football he has a top 10 finish in the FFPC, two top 5's in the FFOC, and finished 1st overall in 'The Draft' championship.

Greg worked in the IT field for 14 years as a network administrator and IT Manager. He is also an avid drummer and has played over a dozen years with Nashville vocalist and recording artist Eric Dove. He currently lives in the Columbus, Ohio area with his wonderful wife Melanie, a Jack Russell terrier, and a Newfoundland/Retriever mix dog. Greg holds a BA in History from Cedarville University.

Brian Walton is a contributor to Rotoman’s Fantasy Baseball Guide, the USA TODAY Fantasy Baseball Guide and the FOX Fantasy Baseball / Scout.com Prospects Guide. in addition to his duties at CREATiVESPORTS.  He has been published on national sites including FOXSports.com and Yahoo.com.

Brian is a full-time writer. His Cardinals organization-focused site is The Cardinal Nation, part of Scout.com in association with FOX Sports and he also blogs daily at The Cardinal Nation Blog. Brian is a former minor league columnist with the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and FOXSportsMidwest.com. He also has a weekly segment on KXnO FOX Sports Radio in Des Moines.

In fantasy competition, he was the 2009 National League Tout Wars champion, amassing the highest point total in the 16-year history of the league, and placed second in the next two years. Brian also holds the all-time NL Tout single-season records for wins and saves. He is also a long-standing member of the XFL. In 2009, Brian placed in the top 25 nationally in both the National Fantasy Baseball Championship and National Fantasy Football Championships. Readers can contact him at brian@mastersball.com. Follow Brian on Twitter.

Pasko Varnica is currently developing a sophisticated fantasy baseball draft package to manage auction, straight and snake drafts. Upon its completion, the package will be offered by Mastersball.com to its subscribers.

Pasko started playing fantasy baseball at a local level in 1992. Through his association with Lawr Michaels and CREATiVESPORTS, he began competing at an expert level in 2007. In 2008, Pasko won the KFFL Experts league.

While with CREATiVESPORTS, Pasko has contributed with articles reporting on the expert leagues in which he participated. Pasko is a history buff of ancient Rome and writes short fiction about sports in Rome at his site, sportsinantiquity.com. Readers can contact him at pasko@mastersball.com.

Zach Steinhorn has been playing fantasy sports since the turn of the century. A graduate of New York University, where he majored in Journalism, Zach served as a writer and broadcaster for WNYU Sports radio.

Since 2007, Zach has worked at MLB.com in New York as a production assistant to MLB.com Fantasy 411 hosted by Cory Schwartz and Mike Siano. He is also a contributing fantasy writer for MLB.com. Zach continues to dish out daily advice to fans who post their questions on the Fantasy 411 Blog and understands that he will be held fully responsible should their teams sink in the standings. A native New Yorker and lifelong Yankee fan, Zach roots hard for his team…except when they are facing one of his fantasy starting pitchers. Readers can contact him at zach@mastersball.com.

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