SB Nation’s NFL blogs have been doing Q&A sessions between the commenters and the writers and as you can imagine, that means the Qs come from you and the As are supposed to come from me. But I asked the higher ups that since we have a unique situation at Turf Show Times, if we could reverse the format.
I want to start off asking the Qs and I am hoping that you, the well-informed, long-tenured fans of the team and members of this community, will provide the As.
Hopefully today you’ll allow me ask you about the team and I’d encourage answers not only from one source, but from anyone who thinks they have a take or an opinion or a perspective on each question.
And of course, the forum will also be open for anyone else to ask a Q about the Rams and I’d open the As up to the entire community. If you got something to add, don’t hesitate to add it. Let’s open it up and see what happens.
I’ll post my first few Qs in the comment section below and await some As.
First, I know that many of you may not know me at all. For the rest of you who do, you might not know much more about me than my name and a job title. So if you’ll allow me to stroke my ego momentarily, here are some things about me that you may not know and the intent is only to develop a better picture of me than simply a name and a job title and my (sometimes questionable) opinions about football:
- I’m in the 99th percentile for height
- I grew up in Washington and have lived in Los Angeles since 2009
- I have a 5-year-old dog named Clark and the other day I got him a summer cut which was a huge mistake because now he’s freezing
- I began reading SB Nation in the late 2000s and writing fanposts in 2010. My first paid gig was at the fantasy blog FakeTeams and I was a contractor at SB Nation for almost a decade
- I wrote about the NFL at RollingStone.com and SportsOnEarth from 2014-2018
- I was also freelancing with Splitsider (a retired comedy news website), The AV Club, Esquire.com and Vulture as what I can only call a “comedy-person-interviewer” because I originally moved to LA to pursue comedy; here’s my favorite career moment, interviewing Bill Hader and Fred Armisen on the set of a Documentary Now! episode
- A close second is interviewing Guy Fieri about Thanksgiving
- I don’t know how to explain it, pure luck probably, but I was in a season 10 episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
- I’ve covered NFL games in Dallas, Jacksonville, Washington, DC, Buffalo, Chicago, Denver and Seattle. I went the wrong way in Cowboys stadium and ended up running into Tony Romo on his way to the trainer’s room. Then when I got too scared to interview any players in the locker room, Dez Bryant put his arm around me and said, “I’d love to talk to Rolling Stone.”
So please, allow me to send you some Qs and feel free to ask me anything you like as well.
(Also, one question I can answer right away is that I am not a moderator and I don’t even know that I have moderator powers. If you have questions about moderation, I can pass them along to a moderator.)