Footballguys Staff Bio: Ryan Sitzmann

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Age: 31

Birthplace: Dubuque, Iowa

Education: University of Dubuque - B.B.A in Business Adminstration, B.A. in Liberal Arts

Occupation: Associate Media Director

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Family: Girlfriend, but not married. No kids.

Years playing fantasy football: 15+ years

Favorite FF smack talk: I'm not one for smack talk. I just usually let my team do the talking for me.

Years writing about fantasy football: 10 years

Favorite FBG feature: I love John Norton's Eyes of the Guru and Jene Bramel's Reading the Defense series.

Organized football experience: Started at quarterback in junior high school, no football experience beyond junior high, however.

Favorite NFL team: Dallas Cowboys

Favorite college team: Iowa Hawkeyes

Favorite fan moment: Being in attendance to witness the Cowboys win in controversial fashion over the Detroit Lions in the 2015 NFC Wild Card game.

Favorite player of all time: Tony Romo

NFL rule(s) I would change if I could: No punting once you cross the 50 yard line.

Favorite movie(s): Wow. So many to choose from. I would have to say some of my most favorites include Shawshank Redemption, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Wizard of Oz, The Dark Knight, Superbad, Sideways, Interstellar, and Whiplash.

Favorite musical genres/albums/artists: Once again, so many to choose from. I love all types of music. My favorite artists include John Mayer, Nick Drake, Bahamas, Frank Sinatra, City & Colour, M, Dawes, The Head and the Heart, D'Angelo, Jeff Buckley, and 2Pac.

What I read: I really enjoyed reading The Great Gatsby, Lord of the Flies, and Heart of Darkness. From a non-fiction perspective, Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher are a couple of my favorites.

Hobbies: Trying as many of the world's great beers as possible, playing guitar, going to concerts, traveling

Favorite TV show(s): I have a ton. If I have to limit myself, I would say Breaking Bad, Lost, True Detective, Hannibal, Mad Men, Dexter, The Wire, Supernatural, Friday Night Lights, Modern Family, and IASIP.

Least favorite household chore: Dusting

Dream job: Beer cicerone

Quote: “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of leave the world a better know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Parting thoughts: “Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.” - Quote courtesy of the late James Dean