Footballguys Staff Bio: Chris Smith
Birthplace: Vancouver, BC
Education: MTI, IWA Web Programming and Design
Occupation: Web Design, FBG Staff
Hometown: Surrey, BC
Family: Married with Children. Three lovely kids aged 17, 14, 6
Years playing fantasy football: 18
Favorite FF smack talk: ummmm, isn't that guy 'dead'? Seriously, what's your real pick? What? Isn't he dead?
Years writing about fantasy football: 10
Favorite FBG feature: There's too many to single out. If I had a gun to my head I would probably pick the draft dominator though. Bruce is the man. I have my own favorite(that I put together). That is my Draft slot study that I do each year. Always get a lot of positive feedback and it also helps me prepare for my own drafts.
Organized football experience: Played for 10 years (linebacker plus many offensive positions). Went to the Senior Bowl for best players in province then realized I was too slow to keep doing this so began coaching which I did for several years
Favorite NFL team: iami Dolphins since I was nine. Became a fan the year before Marino arrived in the playoff game against the Chargers. Minor interest in the Browns and Lions (yes I know interesting taste in teams)
Favorite college team: None really. Love watching all the games. If I had to pick one it would probably be Washington Huskies.
Favorite fan moment: Watching Patriot fans gasp in amazement as the underdog Giants stole their legacy.
Favorite player of all time: All-time: Mike Singletary / Dan Marino Current: Adrian Peterson
NFL rule(s) I would change if I could: Holding penalties on plays that go to the opposite side or have no impact on the play.
Favorite movie(s): Clockwork Orange, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Something about Mary, Seven Samurai, Scarface, Lord of the Rings, Curse of the Golden Flower, Meet the Parents and about 50 I forgot to mention.
Favorite musical genres/albums/artists: Rock, Metallica, Master of Puppets
What I read: Stephen Baxter, Isaac Asimov, Terry Brooks, Dan Brown. Favorite books of all-time are... Manifold Time: Stephen Baxter Evolution: Stephen Baxter Foundation series: Isaac Asimov Terry Brooks: Shannara series Angels and Demons: Dan Brown Mote in Gods Eye: Larry Niven Sho-gun
Hobbies: playing sports, reading, Madden 200X, fantasy football, web design, managing my girl's soccer team and sports wagering
Favorite TV show(s): NFL Channel, Big Brother, CSI, Football, whatever else the family is watching
Least favorite household chore: Scrubbing the toilets
Dream job: Running a professional football team. Goal line blitz is as close as I've come however
Quote: "Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value." Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
My background in fantasy football:: I began 'The Ultimate Fantasy Football' early in 1998. It became Tuff Sports which was a pretty successful website for a number of years. Eventually with advertising dollars drying up, I made the move over to Footballguys.com and the rest is history.
What are you most proud of?: I am most proud that I have been able to juggle work, schooling, writing, family and fun without completely losing my mind. Watching your kids grow up and find their own identity is great and being a part of Footballguys is truly special.
Parting thoughts: I've been blessed to be a part of Footballguys for a number of years. It has been one heck of a ride!