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Today's interview will thrill and horrify you. Seriously. But you read it at your own risk. It's time to meet...G.O.A.T.
What made you want to join NMI?
I saw the group around the site and thought it was going to be a bad SIFS knock-off to tell you the truth. After I saw a few tournaments though, I realized that that wasn't the case so I decided to join and become a "non-idiot".
What do you like best about FN?
The throwdowns and groups. Throwdowns are great because to you get to engage in sports banter with another knowledgable (hopefully he is, anyway) member of the site. I like the groups because you get to hang out with people who share the same interest and exchange ideas, write blogs, comment on threads, etc.
What do you like least about FN?
It's a tie between the losers who think they are funny when they ruin the site and the mods who sometimes have trouble controlling the site, especially since Josh left.
Any members of Fannation help get you where you are today?
Green&Gold was an old FN member who no longer comes on. In May or June of 07 he came up with a list of the most popular members on the site. He accidentally put me on mistaking me for someone else but it was already too late. I was popular and got invited to cool groups. haha. The Atroo (Chat Room Group) has also been pretty helpful to me along the way. I can't forget them.
What drew you to join FanNation?
I'm a longtime subscriber of Sports Illustrated and in early May 07, I saw a letter from the editor introducing the readers to a new fan networking site. He claimed that the site, called FanNation.com, was almost "tribal" in a way. I signed up a few days later and here I am.
What do you (plan to) do for a living?
I'm not really sure. This fall I'll be a freshman in high school. I've thought of doing everything from engineering to becoming a writer or an analyst or an architect even. I've got some time to figure it out though.
What are your goals in life?
If you could go to one sporting event before you die, what would that be and why?
Just one? That's tough, but I'd say the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four. I'd just like to experience the atmosphere and the high-quality games being played. Honorable mention would be the NBA Finals, Olympic gold medal basketball game, the US Open tennis final, and a World Cup soccer final.
When did you first become a sports fan and what drew you in?
I really don't know what drew me in. I guess you could say that I live in a house that is big on sports and have been playing basketball since I was 5, but I was never really a diehard fan of any sport until about 3 years ago. I guess it just sort of hit me.
What was/is your favorite subject in school and why?
Math and English are probably my favorites. Algebra is tough but that's what makes it good. I like a challenge. Same with English. I guess you could say that I like geography a little bit too since I'm pretty good at it.