Text USA TODAY Sports+ NFL Insider Safid Deen

Safid Deen
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USA Today Sports+ NFL insider Safid Deen

What’s going on?!

Safid Deen, here, an NFL insider with our new venture USA Today Sports+, and I want to let you in on something special we’re doing with our most loyal subscribers.

Let’s talk about text, baby.

OK, I’m sorry about that. But we are starting a text messaging service where you can text with me about anything your heart desires — from the NFL to the NBA, college football, which stocks or cryptocurrencies I should or should not be investing in, Netflix recommendations and much more!

I’m really excited to have exclusive access to communicate directly with you, and to respond to any thoughts, questions, concerns or gripes you’d like to share in our text exchanges.

Some important things to know:

We will NEVER give or sell your number to any third party. If there’s anyone who loathes the robot texts and calls, it’s me!

You won’t see everyone else’s texts or their cell phone numbers, just mine, though on occasion I’ll highlight a reader’s text and share my response with the group to start a broader conversation.

To join, click the link below, log in with your online credentials and sign up for the text group with your phone number. The only thing easier than joining will be opting out if you decide it’s not for you.

A little more about me before you sign up:

I was born in Queens, New York and have resided in Sunny South Florida for most of my life.

I’m a University of Florida grad (Go Gators!).

I’m also a huge NBA fan (I ride with the Miami Heat, but I do appreciate greatness when I see it in LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and so many more stars in the league).

As for the NFL, I spent three seasons covering the Miami Dolphins before joining USA TODAY Sports+. If you’re a Dolphins fan specifically, let me know and I’ll make sure to send those special texts directly to you.

Anyway, thanks for your time here and I hope you sign up! I’m really looking forward to connecting with you.