About Us

Sports Al Dente

We began like any other company begins. Friends with an idea and a strong opinion. At the time, we were workers in an Italian kitchen, slinging pasta and talking sports. From the history of the NFL to the current Fantasy leader in receptions in a PPR league, no topic was left unseasoned.

Sports Al Dente is currently an NFL website with the future plans of expanding it’s network to all major sports. We provide our readers and subscribers with up to date NFL news, as well as in-depth commentary and analysis. We are not limited to strictly type media, but we also provide our dedicated followers with podcasts and video.

Founder Of Sports Al Dente Ryan Dyrud

Ryan Dyrud

Founder & CEO, Co-Host of The Coach & The Don Podcast

Grew up in Denver with a passion for all sports and an emphasis on the NFL. Moved to Los Angeles where I graduated from Long Beach State with a degree in Leisure Services (Yes the Van Wilder degree). Fantasy Football Guru with a few championship trophies on my mantle. My opinions are my own, but they should be yours too.

Talon Graff

Managing Editor, Co-Host of The Coach & The Don Podcast

I grew up in Missouri and moved out to California in 2017 but will forever be a diehard Chiefs fan. I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University and currently reside in Orange County. I love the NFL and everything that comes with it. My passion for sports isn’t what sets me apart, it’s my passion for telling the story behind sports.

Social Media And Graphics Manager Ryan Bertrand

Ryan Bertrand

Social Media and Graphics Manager

University of Arizona Alum. Born and raised in every possible square inch of Los Angeles. Deep passion for the NFL and NBA. I like to keep my friends close, but my mexican food and beer closer.

Sports Al Dente Editor Danny Rendon

Danny Rendon


Sports writer and Navy veteran from Gilroy, CA with a love for all things NFL and MLB. A University of Phoenix Alumnus and a proud member of Raider Nation.

Sports Al Dente Editor Scott Silveri

Scott Silveri


Born and raised in the Bay Area and now live in Los Angeles. Freelance on the Assignment Desk at FOX Sports and NFL Network. UC Santa Barbara Alum.

Sports Al Dente Editor Tad Desai

Tad Desai


Tad Desai is a recent graduate from TCU in Fort Worth, TX. He is a fan of the Colts, the Horned Frogs, and the St. Louis Cardinals. He also enjoys comic books and movies.

Sports Al Dente was created in July of 2016 by Ryan Dyrud.