Footballguys Staff Bio: Andrew Garda
Birthplace: Glen Cove, NY
Education: University of Southern California, Creative Writing/English Lit
Occupation: freelance NFL Writer, Pro Football Weekly, Sports on Earth
Hometown: Montclair, NJ
Family: Married for more than a decade with two great boys
Years playing fantasy football: 18
Favorite FF smack talk: I suppose if you're just going to ignore all the advice I give you, just go ahead and draft a kicker in the first.
Years writing about fantasy football: 18
Favorite FBG feature: RECAPS ALL THE RECAPS. The DFS we just started is awesome too.
Organized football experience: Lots of flag football in high school and college. Have coached Pop Warner for four years, including a championship and an appearance in the Regional finals. Currently running defensive backs and receivers for the Montclair Pop Warner Bulldogs.
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. Ocean's 11 (both of them and the equals as well).
Favorite musical genres/albums/artists: Everything from metal to rap to country. Recently launched #MakeAmericaMetalAgain - join the movement.
What I read: Lots and lots of comics and lots of NFL/football books.
Hobbies: Hanging with the family, watching Game of Thrones with my wife, coaching kids in football.
Favorite TV show(s): Game of Thrones, Arrow, Path to the Draft, Walking Dead, Talking Dead, Supernatural, Archer, Flash, Daredevil, House of Cards, The Wire, Jessica Jones and soon to be Luke Cage.
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: Lana. Lana. Lana. LAAAANAAAAAA. *pause* Danger Zone.
Parting thoughts: Wherever you go, there you are.