Footballguys Staff Bio: Dave Larkin

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Age: 31

Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Education: University of Lincoln (M.A. Sports Journalism) and Trinity College Dublin (B.A. Natural Sciences)

Occupation: Editor (Microsoft Ireland)

Hometown: Dublin, Ireland

Family: Nope and nope, but hopefully on both in the future.

Years playing fantasy football: I've been playing fantasy football for 14 years now.

Favorite FF smack talk: Loud and proud: 'What are you doing?!'

Years writing about fantasy football: 12 years.

Favorite FBG feature: Either 'Eyes of the Guru' or 'Reading the Defense'. Both articles inspired me to take up IDP. And as we all know, once you go IDP, you never go back.

Organized football experience: I've played some flag football, but I've never engaged in full contact. I'm a lover, not a fighter.

Favorite NFL team: Carolina Panthers

Favorite college team: North Carolina Tar Heels, but the SEC is by far the best conference to kick back and enjoy with a cool beverage or a tasty snack.

Favorite fan moment: Either Jake Delhomme's last second TD pass to beat the Chargers in '08 or Cam Newton's touchdown dive to kill off the Cardinals in the 2015 NFC Championship game.

Favorite player of all time: Luke Kuechly

NFL rule(s) I would change if I could: I would loosen up the rules on contact so that defensive backs have more of a chance to compete. Enough of this 'pass first' nonsense.

Favorite movie(s): The Green Mile, The Godfather trilogy, Titanic, Crash, Lord of the Rings, Kick Ass, Moneyball, Goodfellas, Slumdog Millionaire, Meet Joe Black, Million Dollar Baby, Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, American Beauty, V for Vendetta, 300, Shawshank Redemption

Favorite musical genres/albums/artists: I like a bit of everything, but I'm a fan of the oldies like Presley and Sinatra. I like everything except dubstep (which I consider to be just noise) and generic pop music.

What I read: I enjoy crime and thriller novels, so I read a lot of Michael Connelly, Lee Child and more recently Mario Puzo. I'm also a huge Game of Thrones fan.

Hobbies: Computer games, football, hanging around with friends, exercise, sport, writing, reading, tag rugby

Favorite TV show(s): Mad Men, The Wire, Prison Break, Breaking Bad, Scrubs, 24, Friends, Lost, The Sopranos, Entourage, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Six Feet Under.

Least favorite household chore: Cleaning the shower/bath area.

Dream job: Sports journalist covering the NFL or college football.

Quote: "Nothing in this life that's worth having comes easy."

Parting thoughts: I'm a lucky person to be able to be part of the team at FBG. I take nothing for granted in life.