Birthplace: Pullman, WA
Colleges: Trinity University (TX), Arizona State U.
College Degree: Yes.
Occupation: College professor
Current City: Sewanee, TN
Years Playing Fantasy Football: 14
Favorite thing about Fantasy Football: That's like asking what's my
favorite thing about breathing.
If you were Paul Tagliabue for a Day:
- I'd get rid of instant replay once and for all
- I'd make field goals worth 2 points instead of 3
- I'd make the end zones 20 yards deep
- I'd abolish the extra point. Teams are required to go for two after every
Actually, I doubt Tags has the power to unilaterally impose any of these
improvements. But that's how I'd change the game if I could.
Something Odd/Different About You: There is nothing odd or different
about me. I am completely normal in
A Brush with Greatness You've Had: Hardly "greatness," but
When I was in college, my Division III baseball squad was playing against Notre
Dame. Notre Dame at the time had a DH named Irv Smith, who was sculpted from
about 240 pounds of granite and would later become the first tight end selected
(#20 overall) in the 1993 NFL draft.
So Smith is on third base and I'm playing catcher. One out. Infield in. Dribbler
to short. Here comes Big Irv down the line. I've never been so glad to see our
shortstop boot an easy grounder. Because he did, I was able to casually step
out of the way and turn this into a literal "brush with greatness"
as opposed to a "brutal pounding at the hands of greatness."
Favorite Movie/DVD: Comedy: Raising Arizona. Non-comedy: Shawshank.
List Three CDs You Would Want If Stranded On a Deserted Island: Something
by Rush, maybe Show of Hands. Something by R.E.M., probably Automatic for the
People. Black-eyed man, by the Cowboy Junkies
Marital/Children Status: Married. One kid.
Biggest Vice: Coffee
Pet Peeve: Chewing gum.
Favorite Quote: "There is only one cure for gray hair. It was invented
by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine. " -- P.G. Wodehouse
Favorite NFL Team: I root for players, not teams.
Hobbies: Running, tinkering with computers.
Dream Car: I'm not a car guy.
Scarface or Goodfellas? I've never seen Scarface. Goodfellas was mediocre.