About/Contact Us

A Quick Bit About TTT

Welcome to To The Tin, a basketball-based web site written by Eric Van Dril and Elliott Pohnl. The goal of TTT is to provide a unique view about the NBA, College Basketball without being boring. It sounds easy, but it’s not. That’s why we are planning to broaden our coverage to all sports in the months ahead.

Any suggestions or tips? send us an e-mail…

Contact information

Eric Van Dril – E-Mail: ripcordnews@gmail.com, or hook up on Twitter (search RipcordNews) or Facebook (search Eric Van Dril) to get the latest updates on what’s going on in the world of basketball.

Elliott Pohnl – E-Mail: tothetin@gmail.com

ToTheTin on Twitter – Search “ToTheTin” for the latest posts & updates.

About the Authors

Eric Van Dril – Hails from St. Charles, Illinois and graduated from the University of Iowa in May 2009 with a B.A. in journalism. Eric landed his first journalism job with the Kane County Chronicle and also works on a number of projects, including ripcordnews.com. EVD enjoys watching movies, playing Rock Band, raising his 14 kids by nine different women, and listening to The Strokes.

Elliott Pohnl – Hails from the Iowa City, Iowa area and finished college at the University of Iowa in December 2009 with a degree in English and currently covers college sports for Rotowire.com. Elliott moved to Silicon Valley in California in August of ’08 to follow his love interest and has returned to settle down and begin the difficult quest of looking for a full-time, decently paying writing job. He hopes to land a high-paying job as a fantasy expert someday. Elliott enjoys playing basketball, creative writing, relaxing with friends, and eating spaghetti.

The beginning…

Eric and Elliott met during college through mutual friends and instantly formed a strong bond. Okay, not so much. But we got along and shared a common interest in writing and sports. We began talking about starting a website in fall 2008 and decided that we wanted to start a site about the NBA. We later decided to add College Basketball to our site, because there is nothing better than March Madness. And later still, we decided to broaden our scope in an effort to make things more interesting.


7 responses to “About/Contact Us

  1. Cool site guys..keep it up!
    Thousands of Iowans are checkin’ it out!

    Midwest baby!

  2. We are interested to increase traffic to your website, please get backto us in order to discuss thepossibility in further detail.

  3. T dollar sign

    I think there’s a serious missing piece of information missing from Elliot’s biography: His unhealthy obsession for orange soda

  4. There is really nothing better than 2 Liters of Orange Soda from Hy-Vee…with the possible exception of corn chowder.

  5. Hi. Check out my website. This is an interesting way to rank the football teams, predict upsets, and see where the BCS are wrong.
    Any feedback or advice on what to do with this website would be appreciated. Thanks.

  6. Dearest Ignorant Elliott-
    Go back to ET, Elliott and leave the reporting to the professionals. You are obviously a very tiny little man standing behind whomever will print your excessive gum-flapping. About your article on Farve… Who the HELL do you think you are to criticize a man that has broken almost if not every NFL record? How can your pathetic little life even compare to Farve. He may be old but at least he has accomplished something in his life. All you can say is that you graduated from kindergarten. WHOOPTY DING… Go back to Iowa with your tail between your legs you little PISS ANT. You don’t have what it takes to be a reporter.

  7. Sorry, guys. Sometimes I write without researching my topics properly. It’s to easy to publish a piece that can be disseminated across the globe in a matter of seconds. I never once claimed to be adept on topics I write about and you as a reader shouldn’t take for granted that I am not inept. Truth is, any delusional chum with a means to type and to the internet can just about publish any crap they want. It’s your time that you choose waste. Figure out why you care about what I write and you will see why I write what I write. Good day suckers. : )

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