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Footballguys Staff Bio: Sigmund Bloom

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Age: 39

Birthplace: Mt. Lebanon, PA (Pittsburgh suburb)

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

Occupation: You're lookin at it

Hometown: Austin, TX

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

Years playing fantasy football: 16

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

Years writing about fantasy football: 11

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 Orange :bag:

Favorite fan moment: Twinkletoes Holmes in Super Bowl XLIII

Favorite player of all time: Marshawn Lynch

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, The Internet, Donny Hathaway, 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, DFW, Toni Morrison, Louise Erdrich, Hesse, Joseph Campbell, History books, Religious Texts, Internet Longform Journalism

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, Arrested Development, Game of Thrones

Least favorite household chore: all of them

Dream job: You're lookin at it.

Quote: “We are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is." - Mark Vonnegut

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