Footballguys Staff Bio: Steve Buzzard
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, IN
Education: Indiana University (BS Business)
Occupation: Accounting and Finance
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Family: Married with 3 great sons.
Years playing fantasy football: 21
Favorite FF smack talk: None, really. I let the scoreboard do the talking.
Years writing about fantasy football: Fifth year writing at Footballguys
Favorite FBG feature: This is probably the toughest question as I could rate so many here. But to narrow it down I would call it a toss up between - All of our DFS articles which I believe is the best in the industry and has been key in developing my DFS gameplan. Phil Alexander's article is laid out how I think so it's a great starting point. - Rate A Team - I use this right after every draft to get a pulse on my team's strengths and weaknesses and how it compares to my competitors. - 10 Second weekly primer - This is so key on keeping up on waiver claims if you are running multiple leagues like I am every year.
Organized football experience: Does winning multiple Blitz Bowls in college count? My organized sports experiences mainly went through high school and featured round balls like baseball and basketball.
Favorite NFL team: Indianapolis Colts
Favorite college team: Indiana University and Notre Dame
Favorite fan moment: As a long time Colts season ticket holder there have been a lot of great moments the last few years but the 2006 comeback win over the Patriots in the AFC championship was definitely the best game I have been at. For any college basketball fans road tripping with the Hoosiers on their way to the NCAA championship in 2002 including a huge comeback win against Duke was very tough to beat.
Favorite player of all time: Peyton Manning
NFL rule(s) I would change if I could: The extra point which is the most boring part of any sport. I have numerous ways I would like to change it.
Favorite movie(s): Dumb and Dumber, Rounders, Remember the Titans, Hoosiers, Field of Dreams, The Usual Suspects
Favorite musical genres/albums/artists: Does the Audible count? It's what's playing any time I have iTunes on.
What I read: Primarily things about forecasting, the future, economics, and our universe. Some good recent reads include Freakonomics, The Signal and the Noise, Physics of the Future, Parallel Worlds, Predictably Irrational, Moneyball
Hobbies: Fantasy sports, traveling, and poker. Basically anything that involves making some type of prediction or utilizing game theory.
Favorite TV show(s): All the good shows like Dexter and Seinfeld are going off the air. Right now I primarily watch Modern Family, House of Cards, and lots of football.
Least favorite household chore: All of them?
Dream job: Pro sports GM. I would also like to create a new NFL job which would be in game strategist and would cover real time game theory optimization. If anyone's doing it now, or at least well it's the Patriots.
Quote: Dumb people do dumb things. - My high school algebra teach.
Parting thoughts: Make sure you enjoy the little things in your life. They take up the most of your time. If you don't, change something. We only live once.