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Robert "Zog" Herzog is the man behind the curtain. He founded ZogSports after having a close call on 9/11. After arriving late for work, he witnessed his office, which was located on the 96th floor of World Trade Center Tower #1, being directly hit by the first plane. Rob decided to build on the tremendous human charity he witnessed following 9/11 and to help foster community in New York by creating ZogSports, which encourages New Yorkers to maintain perspective and a more balanced lifestyle by having fun while also giving something back to the community. Click here to read the letter that Rob wrote to all of our customers on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Robert holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from Brown University.When he's not priming ZogSports to take over the world, Rob enjoys hanging with his wife Laurin and their two little Zogs, Spencer and Jackson. In fact, Rob says his lifetime sports highlight was meeting Laurin even while getting mercy-ruled in a citywide softball tournament (she played 2nd base and he was at short) then shooting an 84 on a very tough golf course and finally coincidentally seeing Laurin again at a party that night. Rob dropped the line: "Oooh, you clean up nice!" on her and the rest is history. In his spare time from organizing this massive operation, Rob can be found making cameos at the fields and gyms, getting down at ZogSports parties, and boogying to 80s tunes in his office.
Teams & Titles (Championship Seasons)Coed Basketball - Hittori Honzu Steals (SP12, FA11, FA10, WI10), Double Dribble (SP07)Mens Basketball - White Chocolate (WI10 runner-up, FA07 runner-up)Dodgeball - Repeat Offenders (FA06)Kickball - Ghostface Kickaz, Repeat Offenders (SU06, SU07)Football - Flying Pink Popped Collars (SU11, WI11 runner-up, FA10, SP08, WI08), Babaganoush (SP06)
Though he was raised on the mean hippy streets of Woodstock, NY, Brandon Bitterman decided at an early age to trade in his hemp onesie for a cow-hide baseball mitt. Brandon’s love of sports began in 1986, when he donned a red wig while attending Rusty Staub day at Shea Stadium. A couple months later at the tender age of six, he was able to recite the entire New York Mets 25-man championship roster, as “the ball gets by Buckner.” He later honed a passion and skill for basketball and by the age of 18, this multi-sport star had gathered trophies (and ribbons) for baseball, soccer, swimming and ping pong. Yes, ping pong. He graduated from Ithaca College in 2002 and moved to New York City in 2003. A year later he received his Masters from Columbia University, but more importantly accepted an invitation to join a touch football team in a league called ZogSports. He has since earned 11 championships across other ZogSports leagues, leading to his [self-appointed] nickname, “The Bo Jackson of ZogSports.” In the summer of 2007, Brandon accepted the position of League Manager at ZogSports, running the newly formed Queens leagues, Touch Football and Basketball in Manhattan. In 2010 he began working as the General Manager of New York. When he’s not sporting a classic ZogSports t-shirt or sweatshirt, Brandon enjoys the great outdoors, pretending he’s a hip hop legend and traveling around the world. Brandon is a Leo vegetarian. If you see him at the bar, try not to feed him wings.
Teams & Titles
Wiffle Ball - Hit Or Get Off The Pot (Runner-up), Get Your Cat Out Of My Blender (Champs)
Dodgeball – At Least We Can Drink
Bowling – Unholy Rollers
Softball – Christie’s Team, Flamboyant Mousse-Stashes
Mike began his ZogSports career on “At Least We Can Drink”, a dodgeball team that defined the opposite of undefeated. This Port Jefferson native soon learned his real calling is as a wiffle ball pitcher, a career that began as the #1 starter on “Hit Or Get Off The Pot”. His world famous changeup is affectionately known as the “Mortball”, a knee buckling changeup that makes even the best Zog wiffleballer wish they had not gotten up that morning. He even taught Stephen Strasburg his changeup based on the mechanics of the Mortball. While he’s dabbled in softball and bowling, he’s better known for post frame dancing and chest bumps than strikes on the 2 time defending non-champion “Unholy Rollers”. He’s also an avid Jets fan, golfer and skier. This Cornell University grad holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is especially prone to mosquito bites. Mike is recently married and he and his wife Nicole are obsessed with lions, leopards, and cheetahs after their honeymoon in South Aftrica. He shares the same birthday as his sister and has ordered more food via seamless web than any other human and can clap vigorously with one hand. He’s also one of the best mini-ping pong players in the world, and if you disagree he just may throw a Mortball your way.
Office American Idol Pool (Champion)
Basketball- Good Call Ref
Dodgeball- Cloudy with a Chance of Dodgeballs, No Handsies (1 championship)
Kickball- Kick Tease
Softball- Christie’s Team
Wiffle Ball- Purple Hazed
Sports: BasketballNapoleon surely would not have sold the Louisiana Purchase if he knew that it included Jodi Kanter. Born and raised in New Orleans, Jodi flourished on the Cajun streets, immersing herself in the local culture. She starred on the hardwood playing AAU basketball and displayed skills that rejuvenated the city of New Orleans. It was no surprise that the Hornets moved to town shortly after “Jojo” Kanter’s days on the court brought basketball back to life in the Treme. But like Armstrong, Connick Jr. and Neville before her, Ms. Kanter was meant to blossom beyond her bead catching roots. In 2004, she gathered up her shrimp and brought them to Gainesville, Florida for Gator Bait. Her presence at the University of Florida quickly lead to back-to-back-to-back championships and one Heisman trophy (as a spectator). To this day, many Gator historians credit her work on her degree in Advertising as leading to the school’s athletic success. “Bubbles,” as she is known to grandpa, would eventually break more southern hearts when she set off for New York City in 2008. But the Big Easy’s loss would turn out to be the Big Apple’s greatest gain, when Jodi joined ZogSports as the Event and Philanthropy Coordinator. Leading the way for whitewater rafting trips, wine tastings, hiking, brewery tours and many more, she has provided thousands of New Yorkers with opportunities to escape the city. It is easy to see that Event and Philanthropy Coordination will never be the same.
Softball - Red Rage, Rollie Fingers' Mustache, Moooooooossse!!! (1 Championship)
Wiffle Ball - I’m Team Burgundy
Bowling - That's How We Roll
Football - There's Something Brown on My Shirt
Dodgeball - Blue Balls to the Wall
Sports: Brooklyn Leagues, Dodgeball, Wiffle Ball and Softball
Raised with a ball in his hand and eye on the goal, a multi-sport phenom in the mold of Bo Jackson, Drew was prepared to take on the role of League Manager for ZogSports. Deftly running the New York Softball, Dodgeball, Wiffleball and Brooklyn leagues, he is commonly spotted romping around the BK fields and claims that he has been to more Nets games than Knicks games in his life. A natural organizer, Drew is always on the hunt for open space to play or new leagues to start, so if you have a great idea for a league near you, let him know. This zany foosball aficionado grew up in the streets of Santa Barbara, and is a huge fan of the Dodgers, Dodgers and Dodgers. An aquatic animal, Drew captained the Swim and Water Polo teams at Tufts University. He is also adept at land activities so whether he’s snowboarding, backpacking, rock climbing, or jumping out of a plane, Drew is always up for an adventure. Drew is set to defend his first and only Zog title on the softball field this spring. If you can't find him on the field be sure to check the Zog happy hour bar, where Drew can often be found organizing multiple team flip cup tournaments. He is still trying to get into the Guinness book of world records for largest flip cup game.
Sports: Volleyball, Kickball, and Frizbee
Raised in the mean suburban streets of Allendale, NJ, Trevor was provided with an excellent setting to hone his average sports skills among the best of his era. Well, maybe slightly above average since he made the cut for Bucknell’s football team. This receiver and Intramural Basketball Champ hopes his skills translate to Zog, where he helped guide his teams to two league championship games in his first four months. Trevor not only holds sports titles, he also earned the title of preppiest full-time ZogSports employee when he came to work wearing plaid sneakers one day. While this Chicago Bears fan may be one of the best dressed Zog employees, he does admit that his flip cup skills still need some improvement. In-between making volleyball schedules he tries to squeeze in an hour of flip cup practice at his desk each day. He has improved, but you may want to wait a few more months before asking him to be on your team.
Teams & Titles Football - Flying Pink Popped Collars (WI Tournament 2012, SU11, WI11 runner-up, FA10)
Dodgeball - C U Next Tuesday
Kickball - Kickin It Oldschool
Wiffleball - Wiffersnappers
Sports: Queens and Indoor/Outdoor SoccerDanielle has always had a passion for sports and joined her first soccer team (called “The Red Hot Chili Peppers”) at the age of 6. Although she dabbled in other sports throughout the years, including basketball, softball, tennis, cross-country and crew, soccer has always been her passion. Danielle was captain of the Swarthmore College Women’s Soccer Team and after graduating in 2008, went through organized sports withdrawal. Luckily, just a few short months after moving to NYC, one of her coworkers invited her to play on his touch football team and she’s been Zogging with the “Flying Pink Popped Collars” ever since. You may have also seen her dipping and dodging in the Queens dodgeball league or “Kickin it Oldschool” in the Queens kickball league. Danielle was a back-to-back coed beer pong champion at Swarthmore College, so it’s not uncommon to find her at a table after the games taking on new challengers. Be warned, she is a stickler for the rules, so you better drink all that beer before taking your shot against her. When Danielle isn’t Zogging or watching sports on TV, she enjoys traveling as often as possible, going out to eat delicious food, and catching an occasional Broadway show. Danielle is a Virgo carnivore and will eat any of the chicken wings you try to feed Brandon.
Sports: Queens and Indoor/Outdoor Soccer
Danielle has always had a passion for sports and joined her first soccer team (called “The Red Hot Chili Peppers”) at the age of 6. Although she dabbled in other sports throughout the years, including basketball, softball, tennis, cross-country and crew, soccer has always been her passion. Danielle was captain of the Swarthmore College Women’s Soccer Team and after graduating in 2008, went through organized sports withdrawal. Luckily, just a few short months after moving to NYC, one of her coworkers invited her to play on his touch football team and she’s been Zogging with the “Flying Pink Popped Collars” ever since. You may have also seen her dipping and dodging in the Queens dodgeball league or “Kickin it Oldschool” in the Queens kickball league. Danielle was a back-to-back coed beer pong champion at Swarthmore College, so it’s not uncommon to find her at a table after the games taking on new challengers. Be warned, she is a stickler for the rules, so you better drink all that beer before taking your shot against her. When Danielle isn’t Zogging or watching sports on TV, she enjoys traveling as often as possible, going out to eat delicious food, and catching an occasional Broadway show. Danielle is a Virgo carnivore and will eat any of the chicken wings you try to feed Brandon.
Sports: Basketball & Floor Hockey
Standing tall at a staggering 6’7” Devin is said to be among the tallest walks of life never to lace up kicks for an NBA franchise. However, his athletic prowess and contributions cannot go unnoticed as Devin enjoyed a storied Little League and backyard stickball career.
As Devin grew in height so did his legacy and to this day he is still understandably mistaken for the LeBrons and Wades of today’s game. On a less serious note, Devin graduated from NYU with a degree in Sports Business and is exceptionally prone to concussions and tripping over first base. While Devin never played for his hometown Knicks he currently holds an undefeated record in beer pong and is widely considered a sharp shooter from 3 feet beyond the table.
Devin is currently accepting offers to join YOUR basketball team and hopes to publicize “The Decision” on national TV by summers end. The tall and elusive Long Islander has sharpened his skills and trained vigorously to manage successful leagues in both basketball and floor hockey. Look for the Empire State Building on legs at the Zog happy hour bar or catch him on the field.
Teams and TitlesDodgeball - No Name No Shame (WI13) (Worst Record In League History)
It's unclear where Jody is from or who raised him, but the answers to these mysteries are generally assumed to be Spokane, WA and a pack of feral badgers.After finding himself in a mirror shop in Nepal, Jody went to Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he received a B.A. in Anthropology and a B.A. in Modern Jewish Studies. As any critical mind can discern, this adequately prepared Jody for a lavish life of private jets, supermodel lovers and bathtubs full of burning money. After a year of traveling abroad, teaching SAT classes in Korea and trucking sixty 18-year-old young adults (old kids) around 14 countries, Jody returned to The Big Bad Apple and began a lucrative career as an unemployed Netflix connoisseur-- a position for which he was overqualified and underpaid. Hey, live rich or die trying. Right, guys? Yeah...
Jody worked two weeks at a Danish fashion company before the entire US division was laid off. It's unclear if Jody's hiring was the cause of said layoffs... the jury is still out. Yet, this fortuitous fashion folly led Jody to the office of Rob Herzog. Thanks to a well-placed phone call, a poorly rehearsed George Carlin routine and a briefcase of unmarked $100 bills, ZogSports welcomed him into their wonderful world of sports, beer, charity and beer.
Jody is very, very happy to serve as the marketing, communications and social media man for DC, ATL, SF, LA and NJ (when they want him) and he is exploring his job title, Voice of Zog, by working on engaging and humorous written and visual content for the company's many means of communication.If you would like to contact Jody, checks can be mailed to the main office. He also accepts credit cards.
Raised on the hard streets of the Upper East Side, Amy Cooperstock (or LockStock, to use her prison moniker) is ZogSports' muscle, parental guardian and legal conscience. When she's not extinguishing fires, organizing staff events or screening future employees, Amy is gluing together the ceiling and the walls to prevent the office from falling apart. In her free time, Amy likes to process payroll, answer questions about health insurance benefits and play miniature golf.
Fun fact: Amy doesn't own nunchucks.
How many Cooperstocks does it take to screw in a light bulb? After a brief call to ConEd, the light bulbs now understand it's in their best interest to never burn out.
Why did Amy cross the road? To pick up office supplies. That wasn't a joke. It was an errand.
Why aren't there any photos of Amy on the Internet? That's insensitive. Rephrase your question.
Does Amy have any photos on the Internet? No. Next question.
Parlez-vous français? Amy does! You can take that and smear it on your cronut.
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