Hell yes, we're back again. You have a problem with that? Well, it's Friday and I could not possibly care less. So prepare yourself for yet another episode of NMI's fabulous member-meeting extravaganza. No, not that kind of member. Jerk.
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Today we will be taking an in-depth look at the life of Lifer.
What made you want to join NMI?
I knew it was an elite group immediately; I also knew that any group that wants to be self-respected needs at least two huge Bills homers. So...you're welcome.
What do you like best about FN?
The throwdowning. Nothing is more satisfying than making someone cry from 2,000 miles away. Bliss.
What do you like least about FN?
Cheating and idiot members. And unfortunately, there's a lot of that on Fannation. Idiot members aren't too bad when they're funny at times (in the style of Frank and Nicole Bass) but the unfunny ones (especially the
ones that try to be) and the cheaters just don't cut it with me.
Any members of Fannation help get you where you are today?
I remember Ben helping me (Big Ben68) and Coletrain introduced me to Atroo (Chat Room Group). Krobe and Josh were also helpful. There are plenty of people. David helped me out, as did the Commish (we were the coming of the Bills homers, huzzah!)
What drew you to join FanNation?
I have no freaking clue. I saw a link on the SI website, so I clicked on it and...voila. I thought the idea of Throwdowning was cool, so I joined, but obviously I found out how much more to FN there was.
What do you (plan to) do for a living?
I think being a bear wrestler would be cool. If not that, then I guess a doctor would be my second choice. Shooting midgets out a cannon is also appealing, but I'm not sure what the market on that is like.
What are your goals in life?
Be fruitful and multiply.
If you could go to one sporting event before you die, what would that be and why?
I'd go to a NASCAR event and run onto the track, and probably go splat. Hopefully I could kill the sport that I hate oh-so-much.
When did you first become a sports fan and what drew you in?
Bills fan forever, and a Yankees fan forever. Being a Yanks fan and Bills fan is kind of like eating a 20 oz steak and drinking $5 wine.
What was/is your favorite subject in school and why?
I guess science, namely biology. Kind of cool cutting open pigs and sharks and frogs. And learning about anatomy. I guess. Does gym count?
Who is your greatest sports idol?
Derek Jeter. When it comes down to the wire, he usually pulls through. Oh yeah, and he's dated more hot women than a bra inspector sees in a lifetime.
Who is your greatest non-sports idol?
John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. They were Irish but not short, angry and heavy drinkers (see: Mac). John was one of the best presidents in the last 50 years, and Robert would have been one. I considered Bill Clinton,
but in the words of Will Ferrell..."he dipped the pen in company ink". Not that I'm not impressed.
What was the first live sporting event you attended?
The Bills Comeback game, but the first one I remember? A Bills-Lions game about 10 years ago, which they lost of course.
What is your fondest sports memory?
If only I remembered the Comeback game...no, I'm going to have to go with watching Aaron Boone win the 2003 ALCS for the Yankees in extra innings (game 7) off Tim Wakefield. Overwhelming.