In March of 2021, James Tatum created The Gauntlet, which is an NFL based but also covers other topics such as music, entertainment, and men’s health. His goal is to show people that you can be successful media members without having to take the typical strait laced route. James wants everyone to know that you can be great in sports media by being yourself.

About Your Host: Denzel Snipes

Denzel Snipes (Born Jamon LaRoi Nelson on 9-11-1982 in Houston, TX)

Served 12 yrs in the United States Air Force as a 3PO71 (Security Forces Specialist), attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. Supervised over 100 airmen, and did tours in Turkey (Oct 2004-Jan 2006), Italy (Feb 2006-Feb 2008) and Dyess AFB, TX (Mar 2008-Feb 2016).  Also did 3 deployments (UAE, oman, Afghanistan) I exited with an Honorable Discharge and used my G.I. Bill to attend Abilene Christian University graduating c/o 2021 with a degree in Convergence Journalism and a minor in English. During early 2021, I was brought on as a full time co-host of The Gauntlet. I was brought on as a member of The Gauntlet to Sideline Sports in Jan 2022 to Present. I also am the President Of Productions for Sideline Sports as well as a part-time co-host on the South Florida Tribune’s “Pundit’s Pundit”. Other shows I do include executive producing Cubfidential, the new NFL picks show Picked Off, and The Sniper & The Pundit Presents “Top Rope Talk”. Not much personal life, I am unmarried, no kids, just me and my content. 

About Your Host: Joseph Jenkins

Joseph “JJ” Jenkins: Greetings, I am Joseph Jenkins. I was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD. I am 34 years old and I live in Washington, D.C. On top of being a huge sports fan and co host for several podcasts, I also work for Chase Bank. I am the youngest of two. I like to watch sports, travel, and I like to learn about different cultures.

About Your Host: James Tatum

Hello, my name is James Tatum. I’m a Philadelphia native, anime and video game enthusiast, and I like to travel to new places and try different kinds of food. I became the first person in my family to earn an Associate’s Degree in 2019 and a Bachelor’s Degree in 2023. I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a B.S. in Sports Management in October 2023 with a 3.07 GPA. 

 I am the creator of Gauntlet Media and host of The Gauntlet. I first created the show because I wanted to talk about the NFL with my friends, Jay Nelson, Tyler Ingram, Dom DeRubeis, and Joseph Jenkins. We also wanted to be different from other shows and put our own unique twist on the show. It’s important to me to show people that you can have a successful show without following the same style as other journalists and podcast hosts. 

 It quickly blossomed into something more as we partnered with Sideline Sports, who we’ve been working for over the last 3 years. In that time, I’ve had the opportunity to cover two Super Bowls and the NFL Draft on behalf of our network. 

About Your Host: Dom DeRubeis

Dom DeRubeis hails from metro Detroit, and has shown unwavering support, as well as pointed criticism, for his teams through some VERY lean years. He’s renowned for his quick wit and humor, boisterous personality, expansive vocabulary, and an uncanny ability to predict injuries of NFL running backs. A co-host and co-founder of “The Gauntlet” on Sideline Sports, you just never really know what’s going to come out of his mouth…