Footballguys Staff Bio: Matt Waldman
Birthplace: Westover AFB, home of the B-52 and the Hercules.
Education: University of Georgia, BA English '96
Occupation: NFL prospect talent evaluator, magazine journalist, blogger, and copywriter.
Family: Yep. They're great.
Years playing fantasy football: Let's put it this way, Jerry Rice, Terrell Davis, and Ricky Watters were my first three picks in my fantasy draft.
Favorite FF smack talk: (Points to the scoreboard)
Years writing about fantasy football: I wrote a guest article for Footballguys in 2001, but I decided to take the plunge in 2004.
Favorite FBG feature: Jene Bramel's Inside the Injury series. Why? Bramel possesses a cross section of knowledge few football fans possess about injuries and defensive talent.
Organized football experience: I have organized a lifetime of football games.
Favorite NFL team: The Cleveland Browns before the town and Art Modell lost their minds. Now I follow regimes of coaches and personnel. I'm no longer a die-hard fan of a particular team.
Favorite college team: Graduated from UGA and work there, but my formative college years and fandom is rooted in the Miami Hurricanes of the 80s.
Favorite fan moment: That split-second before Jeremiah Castille stripped Earnest Byner.
Favorite player of all time: Earnest Byner edges Steve McNair by a yard. Russell Wilson and Teddy Bridgewater are fast risers.
NFL rule(s) I would change if I could: Overtime - the one aspect of the game college football got right.
Favorite movie(s): Million Dollar Baby and Jaws.
Favorite musical genres/albums/artists: Why, are you planning to buy me some tunes?
What I read: It would be better to ask me what I don't like to read.
Hobbies: Is "work" a hobby?
Favorite TV show(s): The Wire. King of the Hill.
Least favorite household chore: My wife and I have agreed that I won't pick up a hammer as long as she doesn't try to boil water.
Dream job: Jazz saxophonist, NFL running back, novelist, and great white shark researcher.
: What is the Rookie Scouting Portfolio?
Quote: "If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original." - Sir Ken Robinson