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Footballguys Staff Bio: Andrew Garda

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Glen Cove, NY

Education: University of Southern California, Creative Writing/English Lit

Occupation: freelance NFL Writer

Hometown: Montclair, NJ

Family: Married for more than a decade with two great boys

Years playing fantasy football: 15

Favorite FF smack talk: Is that who you're taking? Is there a camera here? This...this is a reality show thing right? No cameras? Seriously? Oh...kay. No really, great pick.

Years writing about fantasy football: 15

Favorite FBG feature: I love the comments explaining the rankings. Always good to know the why behind a player ranking.

Organized football experience: Lots of flag football in high school and college.

Favorite NFL team: New York Jets

Favorite college team: USC

Favorite fan moment: Taking my eldest son to his first football game for his 6th bday. SD/Indy, 2007. I spent pregame pointing out all the guys he should watch, told him how good Manning was. Manning threw 6 INTs. At one point Bas (my boy) turned and said - Did they change QBs? Cause I thought you said this guy was good.

Favorite player of all time: Curtis Martin

NFL rule(s) I would change if I could: Roughing the QB - I oppose a flag being thrown when you breathe on a QB. Also, celebration penalties are lame.

Favorite movie(s): If you're a football fan, the documentary Undefeated is incredible. Also a big Avengers fan.

Favorite musical genres/albums/artists: Been listening to a lot of Macklemore, and old school Priest and Maiden. But I'll listen to everything.

What I read: Chet & Bernie mystery novels (talking dog!), lots and lots of comics and lots of NFL/football books.

Hobbies: Hanging with the family, watching Game of Thrones with my wife (Damn it feels good to be a Lannister)

Favorite TV show(s): Game of Thrones, Arrow, Path to the Draft, Walking Dead, Talking Dead, Supernatural, Archer

Least favorite household chore: We have a dishwasher now so probably laundry since I have to go three flights.

Dream job: This writing football thing? It has merit. Screenwriting is up there too.

Quote: Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. - John Wooden

Parting thoughts: Like Ferris said - Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Go out and live it.