GreatestFan is a technology and marketing company that provides the following services:
Blue Blood TV Podcast – Blue Blood Rivalry TV is a weekly 30 min show airing every Thursday night. Hosts debate, discuss, compare and contrast all NCAA sports teams between Duke-Carolina athletics. The debate hits its pinnacle when the blues battle it out during their annual Blue Blood Rivalry match ups. The show will star Natalie Bode (UNC Pundit) and Cambria Haro (Duke Pundit). The conversation is moderated by Hassan Pinto (neutral host), who referees the debate and keeps the discussion moving. The pundits will give their unfiltered and passionate opinions pertaining to the biggest stories from that week and their thoughts about the upcoming weekend match ups! The co-hosts will be joined by regular guests and contributors that have a unique insight into that particular sport or topic. The show includes daily sports news, interviews with sports journalists, athletes and personalities, spirited debates, rumors and an assortment of other topics.
Social Sites - The future of fans’ involvement in sport is changing. With the influx of larger than life HD televisions, tablets and phones, a fan’s experience away from the live event can be captured just as well, if not better, than in the stadium itself. GF social sites aggregate the most compelling content from the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, etc. all in one place. We usher fans onto the field, backstage and behind the velvet rope and into the lives of the athletes and celebrities. You don’t need to use Twitter, Instagram or whatever the latest fad of the day is. Our social sites gather all relevant content for you in one place.
Blue Blood Rivalry 5K - GreatestFan creates sponsor driven branded 5K running events to extend its corporate partners to fans.
Blue Blood Rivalry Ale - We’ve teamed up with the Aviator Brewery to bring you a crisp and flavorful Pilsner, handcrafted for the loyal fans of the Duke-Carolina rivalry.
Film / TV - GFan Films creates full length feature films, documentaries and television content. We are dedicated to working with creative clients to produce thoughtful and unique content.
eBooks - GreatestFan distributes eBooks on all digital platforms, allowing authors to broaden their audience and take advantage of the tablet market, while adding pictures and video to further enhance the narrative.
Founder, Managing Partner
Hassan Pinto is an entrepreneur, filmmaker, inventor, fundraiser and avid sportsman. Currently, Mr. Pinto serves in a duo role as the Managing Director and Founder of GreatestFan, LLC a sports based media and technology company and the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Creative Allies. He has over 25 years experience in business development, focused primarily on the wireless and sports media marketplace.
During his tenure with GreatestFan, Mr. Pinto has created, developed and launched numerous products in a variety of market segments. In 2012, Mr. Pinto produced a series of eBooks, “Duke Carolina, the Blue Blood Rivalry” and subsequently released a similarly titled full length documentary film, which is distributed worldwide by Image Entertainment. The following year, he expanded the Blue Blood Rivalry brand footprint to include Bluebloodrivalry.com, an online magazine that enables athletes, fans, businesses and brands to communicate directly to the Duke/Carolina fan base via Internet TV, mobile and desktop devices. In 2014, Mr. Pinto introduced the brand into the craft beer market by creating the Blue Blood Rivalry Ale, which is distributed throughout North Carolina by Budweiser. In 2017, Mr. Pinto guided the Blue Blood Rivalry Brand into the 5K running arena. The Blue Blood Rivalry 5K is now the fastest growing 5K race in the state of North Carolina. Most recently, Mr. Pinto launched the Blue Blood TV Podcast, which is currently distributed on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Amazon's Alexa. The BBRTV Podcast has listeners in 10 countries and 75 cities around the world. In addition to that, Mr. Pinto has established the Border Battle brand in the states of Ohio and Michigan and assumed the Vice President of Business Development role at Creative Allies.
Mr. Pinto spent 10 years in leadership roles with the Los Angeles Lakers, Major League Baseball, WNBA and FIFA World Cup before transitioning into the technology space where he developed successful web and mobile applications for, among others, Churchill Downs, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees, HookMobile and the Upper Deck Company.
Beyond GreatestFan, Pinto is an elite soccer coach for boys and girls ages 9 - 12. He also trains and breeds German Shepherds for an elite dog sport called Schutzhund.
Hassan received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from Adelphi University and a Certificate in Mobile Commerce, Electronic Business Development from New York University (NYU). While attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Pinto was a four year letter winner on the Varsity Men’s Soccer Team.