I was born to lower middle class family in the suburbs of Columbus Ohio. Our family moved to Cleveland Heights shortly thereafter because we couldn't afford the rent. Growing up the son of a salesman in the 70s and 80s was pretty tough. The finer things in life were actually having food on the table and oil in the furnace. Which meant that most time was spent on the streets. Let's be clear here, by the street I mean I played in the streets with neighborhood kids, not "living rough on the streets". I always had a bed to sleep in, and their was always a TV which 24/7 had some sporting event blasting into our family room. Thus, I developed the love for Sports I have today. The one thing I can be thanksful for is that I grew up in the great sports town of Cleveland Ohio. I could have ended up being a Steelers fan, and there's only one thing you can do when you're a Steelers fan: shoot yourself.