Richard, who is also the Media Specialist for the Omaha Beef as of December, brings over 5 years of experience and knowledge of media and the world of indoor football. Richard created The FAN Show in 2015 and began his journey in indoor football when he covered the rebranded Spokane Empire (Spokane Shock), during their inaugural season in 2016. The team went dormant after 2 seasons, but Richard continued to cover indoor football by traveling to different games in leagues all across the country. His love of the sport grew as did his popularity among the fans. Richard also graduated from the new Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting at Full Sail University in June of 2020, earning several awards including Salutatorian.
“There’s just something about indoor football,” Tieman said. The fans, the players, the intimacy of it all. I love it and I love what I’ve been able to do over the last 5 years. When Ricky called me to see about working together, he said he had been a fan of my work for a while, and that’s one of the greatest compliments you can receive in this industry. It’s an honor to be a part of a league in this role, and an indescribable feeling when your hard work is recognized. I’m just thankful for the opportunity!”
“In the short time that I have known Richard, he has demonstrated a passion for this business and a professionalism that I respect,” Walkenhorst said. “He has done some great work already, showcasing and promoting our league. I think fans are going to love a lot of the things that he is working on to create more information and entertainment for our fans”.