“You can’t start a fire worrying about your little world falling apart,” Bruce Springsteen

Hey all,

Who am I? Career-wise, I’m a writer, once-broadcaster¬†and aspiring author who loves living in Buffalo, N.Y.

My primary job is writing for the great people at NBC Sports Soccer, and I’ve also done¬†a massive amount of writing and reporting for various outlets including the Associated Press, NBC Sports, Buffalo.com and Buffalo Spree.

I’ve done a lot of play-by-play and color analysis across many sports, especially in ice hockey. I’ve handled the reigns for Niagara University, Canisius and R.I.T. ice hockey, Western New York Flash professional soccer as well as a lot of work at my beloved alma mater: University at Buffalo football, basketball and soccer are on my record. I’ve also done some TV broadcasting through Time Warner Cable Sportsnet.

Personally, I have a lot of interests. I’m happily married to my best friend, with whom I made a massive toddler (birthed in November 2010). We live in the Town of Tonawanda with a hound dog named Ernie Banks and a rebel pug named Dottie. I’m very proud of my family, both the folks who I grew up with in the Northtowns and the ones I added in South Buffalo through marriage.

I really like sports, especially playing iced hockey and grassed soccer. I co-own a minor league soccer team in the National Premier Soccer League called FC Buffalo. I like rock and roll music and all kinds of film. I enjoy growing a nice beard and a good scotch in moderation. I follow a vegetarian diet and I’m Catholic.

Here’s what fancy people have said about me:

“Who is Nick Mendola?” — from Buffalo Rising (June 2, 2010)

“Sports Radio Dynamics” — from Artvoice (April 28, 2010)

“Get To Know a Buffalonian…” — from Artvoice (June 17, 2010)

“Mendola Leaving WGR for WECK” — from the Buffalo News (April 21, 2010)

“Buffalo Foodies… Nick Mendola” — Buffalo Eats (November 25, 2009)

“The BSD Interview with Nick Mendola” — Buffalo Sports Daily (April 19, 2011)

Thanks for caring, and contact me anytime,