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Footballguys Staff Bio: Sigmund Bloom

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Age: 38

Birthplace: Mt. Lebanon, PA (Pittsburgh suburb)

Education: Syracuse, B.A., Texas J.D.

Occupation: You're lookin at it/Stay-at-home Dad

Hometown: Austin, TX

Family: Married to Kimberly since 4/6/02, Father of Miles since 1/12/10

Years playing fantasy football: 15

Favorite FF smack talk: Do you watch football? aka The Lammey

Years writing about fantasy football: 10

Favorite FBG feature: Drinen's statistics oracle

Organized football experience: Quit the middle school team in 6th grade

Favorite NFL team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Syracuse Orangemen :bag:

Favorite fan moment: Twinkletoes Holmes in Super Bowl XLIII

Favorite player of all time: Arian Foster

NFL rule(s) I would change if I could: All celebrations allowed

Favorite movie(s): Big Lebowski, Life Aquatic, Slacker, Donnie Darko, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Blues Brothers, Man on Wire, Do The Right Thing, Lone Star, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Jacob's Ladder, Waking Life, Rushmore, Royal Tenenbaums, Office Space, Anchorman, Men With Guns, Zentropa, Plan 10 From Outer Space, Ruben and Ed, Le Samourai, Elevator to the Gallows, The 400 Blows, Ghost Dog, Dead Man, Down By Law, Mystery Train, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and many many more

Favorite musical genres/albums/artists: Phish, Frank Zappa, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, Flaming Lips, Air, Thievery Corporation, Widespread Panic, Ween, John McLaughlin, David Bowie, Parliament/Funkadelic, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, John Coltrane, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Radiohead, Gorillaz, Charles Mingus, Allman Brothers, Neil Young, Pavement, Stereolab, Beastie Boys, Outkast, Jamiroquai, Zero 7, Beta Band, Kool Keith, Velvet Underground, The Who, Black Crowes, Spinal Tap, Television, Erykah Badu, N.W.A, F for Fake, Roy Ayers, Wilco, Shuggie Otis, My Morning Jacket, Bob Marley, Gnarls Barkley, James Brown, Los Lobos, Brand New Heavies, Broken Social Scene, Digable Planets, A Tribe Called Quest, Col Bruce Hampton, Luscious Jackson, Morcheeba, Me'Shell N'degeocello, early Kool n the Gang, the Meters, and many many more

What I read: Bukowski, Vonnegut, Kundera, Tom Robbins

Hobbies: Live Music, Travel, Movies

Favorite TV show(s): The Wire, The Wire, The Wire, Mad Men, Treme, Daily Show, Colbert Report, NFL Network, Adult Swim, old Simpsons, Seinfeld, Six Feet Under, Twin Peaks

Least favorite household chore: all of them

Dream job: You're lookin at it.

Quote: “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” - Buddha

Best South Park Character: Butters

First Favorite Band: Kiss, circa 1978.

First Phish Show: 4/9/94 Binghamton, NY

Place most missed from old Austin: Las Manitas

Parting thoughts: Enjoy it while it lasts