April 14, 2009
Born in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, I grew up a big Cubs and Bulls fan. Surprisingly I am also a Packer fan despite growing up around hardcore Bears fans. This is because my dad is a lifelong Packer fan dating back to the Lombardi era, unfortunately my two younger brothers gave into the local peer pressure and are Bears fans which leads to a pretty unruly household at least twice a year. I've been going to University of Illinois Football and Basketball games since I was five when my grandparents got season tickets. The odd thing is that my grandparents didn't go to U of I, they went to Illinois State where my grandpa was the starting point guard for the basketball team from 1954-56 and once scored 51 points in a game. Apparently his skills were not passed on to me. I'm currently a writer living in Los Angeles.
Great first article, I've been here a while so let me know if you need me to edit or look at your stuff any time! Also, props for being a Cubs/Packers/Bulls fan, I'm the exact same and I don't think there's too many of us with this combo of teams.