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Footballguys Staff Bio: Aaron Rudnicki

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Email:: rudnicki@footballguys.com

Age: 40

Birthplace: Buffalo, NY

Education: University of Vermont (BA); SUNY Buffalo (MA); University of Illinois at Chicago (MA)

Occupation: Data Analyst/Manager

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Family: Married with a newborn daughter

Years playing fantasy football: 20+. Started back in the early 90s.

Years writing about fantasy football: 12 years

Favorite FBG feature: The Draft Dominator is huge, but there is really so much great information available that it would be hard to pick just one or two favorite areas.

Organized football experience: Very little

Favorite NFL team: Buffalo Bills

Favorite college team: Not a huge fan of any team. I follow it as much as I can and love playing fantasy college football, but don't obsess over a particular team.

Favorite fan moment: Bills teams of the early 90s were a blast to watch and follow, even though every season always ended in crushing disappointment. I'd still gladly take that pain over the experiences from the past decade or so as a Bills fan.

Favorite player of all time: All-time: Joe Montana and Thurman Thomas. Current: Tough to pick one, but I'm partial to Fred Jackson and feel great about Sammy Watkins.

NFL rule(s) I would change if I could: I'd love to see the NFL adopt a modified version of the college rule to stop the clock after a 1st down in the last 5 minutes of each half. I think we'd see a lot more exciting finishes that way. I also think pass interference calls should definitely be fair game for instant replay challenges.

Favorite movie(s): Too many to list, but I'll go with Bottle Rocket, Big Lebowski, Glengarry Glen Ross, Godfather, and Slap Shot.

Favorite musical genres/albums/artists: Can listen to almost anything but country, but haven't kept up on new music in awhile. Love old school hip hop and newer music that tends to be less mainstream.

What I read: Spend most of my time reading about football or sports in general, but enjoy a good novel as well.

Hobbies: I'm a huge hockey fan. Also enjoy gambling on just about anything.

Favorite TV show(s): The Wire was probably the best TV show we'll ever see. Breaking Bad isn't far behind though.

Least favorite household chore: All of them really.

Dream job: NFL or NHL scout

Quote: "It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man." "One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to DisneyLand, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh, no," I said, "DisneyLand burned down." He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real DisneyLand, but it was getting pretty late." "If you ever fall off the Sears Tower, just go real limp, because maybe you'll look like a dummy and people will try to catch you because, hey, free dummy." Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey