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Footballguys Staff Bio: Andy Hicks

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Email:: hicks@footballguys.com

Age: 46

Birthplace: Hannover, Germany

Education: School of Life

Occupation: Manager for a large Pharma company

Family: Married with 4 children aging from 7 to 14. 2 Boys, 2 Girls

Years playing fantasy football: Entering my 3rd decade of fantasy sports

Favorite FF smack talk: I rarely engage in smack talk, it always comes back to bite you.

Years writing about fantasy football: 14. Have been a staff member since 2001

Favorite FBG feature: Targets. They tell the full story behind the stats. Breakout players can quite often be spotted in advance.

Organized football experience: Nil

Favorite NFL team: NFC = Minnesota Vikings AFC = NY Jets

Favorite fan moment: I support the Jets & Vikings, what have I got to cheer about? 1998 was almost the perfect superbowl

Favorite player of all time: Randall Gene Moss

NFL rule(s) I would change if I could: Holding Penalties. Nothing worse than seeing a big play called back because of a spurious holding call.

Favorite movie(s): The Godfather. "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." "You can act like a man! [slap] What's the matter with you?" "Luca Brasi held a gun to his head and my father assured him that either his brains, or his signature, would be on the contract. That's a true story. That's my family, Kay, it's not me" "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."

Favorite musical genres/albums/artists: Rock and/or Roll. New Wave, Ambient, Poppy Disco. Fav Albums? - Nirvana - Nevermind, U2 - The Joshua Tree, Radiohead - OK Computer

What I read: Sci Fi such as Ray Bradbury, Philip K Dick , Police procedurals like Ed McBains 87th precinct, James Pattersons Alex Cross series and John Sandfords Lucas Davenport books.

Hobbies: Sport, Movies, Sport, Music, Sport, Reading, Sport, Internet, Sport, Wii

Favorite TV show(s): Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Veep

Least favorite household chore: Mowing the lawn

Dream job: Professional Gambler

Quote: Martin Luther King - Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. - Groucho Marx - I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.

Parting thoughts: “Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” Hebbel

Best Prognostication from 2014: Montee Ball. The warning signs were there from his rookie season, yet he still had an ADP as a borderline first round pick.

Worst Prognostication from 2014: Jordy Nelson. Didn't think he was in the elite bracket and preferred Randall Cobb.