Footballguys Staff Bio: Chad Parsons
Birthplace: Monterey, CA
Education: BM Trumpet Performance: North Texas. MM Trumpet performance: Northern Colorado
Occupation: Fantasy Football Analyst-Writer-Podcast Host
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Family: Supportive wife of 10 years, great four-year-old canine
Years playing fantasy football: 20 years
Favorite FF smack talk: After someone takes a position in the first few rounds with a questionable player: Hmm, I guess you are punting (QB, RB, etc.)....or the always-popular '...so pass?' line after a pick.
Years writing about fantasy football: Fifth season with Footballguys.com, three previous years with other sites. Started my own site, UTHDynasty.com in March 2014.
Favorite FBG feature: The data dominators and syncing multiple leagues with myFBG. The weekly customized projections and tracking available players make waiver wire and sit-start decisions easy to analyze across many leagues.
Organized football experience: I was a player and coach of my regional flag football championship team in the greater Colorado area while in college. I spent three seasons officiating youth and flag football in Texas and Colorado.
Favorite NFL team: None, I follow all 32 teams equally.
Favorite college team: I have a soft spot for the overmatched underdog against a power conference foe.
Favorite fan moment: I really enjoy good quarterback play as well as an elite talent in the open field.
Favorite player of all time: Barry Sanders
NFL rule(s) I would change if I could: Teams have to go for it on fourth downs inside the red zone. Penalize a team 10 yards if they lose a challenge. Moving goal posts would be cool. Receivers getting credit for interference penalties against them. No extra points allowed, teams go for two points.
Favorite movie(s): Shawshank Redemption
Favorite musical genres/albums/artists: Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis, Bela Fleck, Jeff Coffin, Victor Wooten, Charlie Parker, Niklas Eklund.
What I read: Outside of football-related material, articles on nutrition, analytics, and finance.
Hobbies: Competitive tennis, Excel Spreadsheets (seriously), Bocce ball, Card games, Nutrition
Favorite TV show(s): Big Bang Theory, Family Guy, Breaking Bad, Seinfeld, Impractical Jokers, Broad City, Silicon Valley
Least favorite household chore: Groceries
Dream job: I currently have it
Quote: Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success
Parting thoughts: Motivation, concentration, and dedication go a long way in this world.
Dream Car: One that gets me from point A to point B. Once I moved to Florida, I ditched my car and bike everywhere I can instead, rarely leaving the friendly confines of Space Coast. Same applies to San Diego, my wife has a car from I do not.