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Footballguys Staff Bio: David Dodds

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Rocklin, CA

Education: USC (BS Industrial & System Engineering)

Occupation: Owner of

Hometown: Foresthill, CA

Family: Married June 2014 to someone I attended grade, middle and high school with. Our 3 kids are attending Oregon, Humboldt State, and Sierra College.

Years playing fantasy football: 29 years

Favorite FF smack talk: In about the 11th round, I announce finally I can draft based on my needs now that my top 50 have been taken. I also like to start laughing uncontrollably on the first semi-reach of the draft.

Years writing about fantasy football: I launched the first version of on AOL 27 years ago.

Favorite FBG feature: Interactive Value Charts. It's fun to tinker with DFS lineups looking for that crazy GPP play that will be unique enough if it hits it big.

Organized football experience: Was the electrifying wide receiver on my 6th grade flag football team. Turned to skateboarding, track and tennis in middle and high school and only played football with friends when bored. Won 2 intramural flag football championships at USC.

Favorite NFL team: San Diego Chargers.

Favorite college team: USC Trojans and Oregon Ducks (Daughter's school)

Favorite fan moment: Watching wildcard playoff games with the FBG staff in Vegas.

Favorite player of all time: Active player(s) - Russell Wilson, Keenan Allen, and Antonio Brown. Retired Player - Dan Fouts

NFL rule(s) I would change if I could: I would love to see the goal posts in on a sliding platform where the kicker has to time his kick perfectly to make it go through. Think mini-golf windwmill type fun. I would also bring back the TD celebrations.

Favorite movie(s): Anything with a lot of violence and some nudity is worth watching. I prefer to laugh and smile at the movie. I like original thoughts too and am bored by all of the sequels.

Favorite musical genres/albums/artists: Punk - NOFX, Bad Religion, Lag Wagon, Pennywise, Anti-Flag on most days. Folk - Casey Chambers, Tift Merritt on mellower days. Old School - Devo, Talking Heads, B-52s, Oingo Boingo

What I read: Poker strategy and history, mafia history, hacker news, FF magazines

Hobbies: DFS, Poker, Backgammon, BBQing, Fantasy Football

Favorite TV show(s): Gold Rush, The Blacklist, Deadliest Catch

Least favorite household chore: Cleaning anything. Long live the French Maid.

Dream job: I think I have it. I get paid to surf the internet, watch football and make up stuff. My commute is rolling out of bed. I can work in my underwear. Find me a better job anywhere.

Quote: "The Fittest Shall Survive, yet the Unfit May Live" DEVO

Parting thoughts: My name is made up of 50% D's (David Dodds)

Dream car: 1972 VW Bus painted black and pink with Good 'N' Plenty curtains, pink fuzzy steering wheel, sleeping arrangements + computer/DVD in the back. I would coat one of the side panels in dry erase and hang a marker and eraser so people could just leave me messages right on the bus.

Favorite Websites: Footballguys,, Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter

Number of wheatback pennies in your collection: Holding steady at just under 75,000 wheatback pennies. They are going to be valuable I tell

How is married life?: Loving it immensely. Never a dull moment in the Dodds household with our dog, grandma, and 3 kids all under one roof. I would not trade it for anything.