Footballguys Staff Bio: Ryan Sitzmann
Birthplace: Dubuque, Iowa
Education: University of Dubuque - B.B.A in Business Adminstration, B.A. in Liberal Arts
Occupation: Associate Media Director
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Family: Girlfriend, but not married. No kids.
Years playing fantasy football: 15+ years
Favorite FF smack talk: I'm not one for smack talk. I just usually let my team do the talking for me.
Years writing about fantasy football: 10 years
Favorite FBG feature: I love John Norton's Eyes of the Guru and Jene Bramel's Reading the Defense series.
Organized football experience: Started at quarterback in junior high school, no football experience beyond junior high, however.
Favorite NFL team: Dallas Cowboys
Favorite college team: Iowa Hawkeyes
Favorite fan moment: Being in attendance to witness the Cowboys win in controversial fashion over the Detroit Lions in the 2015 NFC Wild Card game.
Favorite player of all time: Tony Romo
NFL rule(s) I would change if I could: No punting once you cross the 50 yard line.
Favorite movie(s): Wow. So many to choose from. I would have to say some of my most favorites include Shawshank Redemption, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Wizard of Oz, The Dark Knight, Superbad, Sideways, Interstellar, and Whiplash.
Favorite musical genres/albums/artists: Once again, so many to choose from. I love all types of music. My favorite artists include John Mayer, Nick Drake, Bahamas, Frank Sinatra, City & Colour, Mō, Dawes, The Head and the Heart, D'Angelo, Jeff Buckley, and 2Pac.
What I read: I really enjoyed reading The Great Gatsby, Lord of the Flies, and Heart of Darkness. From a non-fiction perspective, Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher are a couple of my favorites.
Hobbies: Trying as many of the world's great beers as possible, playing guitar, going to concerts, traveling
Favorite TV show(s): I have a ton. If I have to limit myself, I would say Breaking Bad, Lost, True Detective, Hannibal, Mad Men, Dexter, The Wire, Supernatural, Friday Night Lights, Modern Family, and IASIP.
Least favorite household chore: Dusting
Dream job: Beer cicerone
Quote: ‚ÄúTo laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.‚ÄĚ - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Parting thoughts: ‚ÄúDream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.‚ÄĚ - Quote courtesy of the late James Dean