Footballguys Staff Bio: Justin Bonnema
Education: University of South Dakota, Madison Media Institute
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Family: Married with three cats.
Years playing fantasy football: 13
Years writing about fantasy football: Heading into year number eight.
Favorite FBG feature: Maurile Tremblay's Interactive Value Charts, and the Data Dominator
Organized football experience: Madden NFL #AllMadden
Favorite NFL team: Dallas Cowboys by choice. Tennessee Titans by proximity.
Favorite college team: Wisconsin Badgers (I didn't attend UW but I lived in Madison for a few years. Great town and impossible not to fall in love with all things Badgers).
Favorite fan moment: Watching the Dallas Cowboys comeback and almost defeat the Packers. It didn't work out but it's the proudest I've been as a fan in several years.
Favorite player of all time: David Johnson
NFL rule(s) I would change if I could: The Calvin Johnson rule, obviously, but I'm also in favor of eliminating the coin toss.
Favorite movie(s): Rounders, Snatch, Boiler Room, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Office Space
Favorite musical genres/albums/artists: Indie rock, classic country, underground hip hop, highlights: Ray LaMontagne, Ryan Adams, Radio Head, Sage Francis
What I read: Faces
Hobbies: Photography, mixology, cooking, and occasionally creating music.
Favorite TV show(s): Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, the first three seasons of Dexter, West Wing, Friday Night Lights, Westworld, The Wire
Least favorite household chore: Cat litter related things.
Dream job: Food and beverage writer.
Quote: "Write drunk; edit sober" - Ernest Hemingway
What are the names of your cats?: Cosmo Brown Schwartau-Bonnema is the older one. He's six. Dexter Megatron Schwartau-Bonnema is four. Manuel Amaro Schwartau-Bonnema just turned one. They enjoy steak, open windows, and running around the backyard.
Which of these cats is your favorite.: It's impossible to pick and I love them equally for different reasons. I will say that Dexter is very special to me and he has really cool stripes.
Do you see yourself acquiring a fourth cat?: No. We're in love with our little cat family.
What's your favorite time signature?: 6/8. Definitely 6/8.