Hello all, Let me be the first to welcome everyone to Southern Fried. I am so excited to be co-commish of this dynasty and I am glad you have generated so much buzz about this dynasty in such a short time. Take some and introduce yourself to your fellow members of the dynasty. You know the usual stuff, kids, are you married, etc.. I truly belief this dynasty will be entertaining and rewarding to each member. Good luck to everyone and remember to have fun and get that dream job. I would like to tell you more about myself. I am currently 40. I live in Sterling Heights, Michigan which is 35 minutes north of Detroit. I have pretty much lived in Michigan most of my entire life with the exception of myself being in the Air Force right after graduation from high school where I was stationed in California and was all over the world from South Korea, England, Kuwait and other places. I went to college at University of California Santa Barbara and no I did not go to school with Jim Rome. I am currently working at a sign company after being in the casino industry for 10 years as a poker/blackjack dealer in Michigan I decided to take a new direction in my life. I have dealt at the WSOP in Las Vegas in 2004 and 2005 and a WSOP circuit event in Indiana in October 2011. I am married to a beautiful woman named Amanda and we have been together for 7 years and also have a dog named Moosey. He looks like a Moose he weighs 100 pounds. I am also the proud of uncle of an 1 year old baby girl named Peyton Allie who was born in June 2012 to my sister and her husband. I get great joy by babysitting her from time to time watching her grow up and get big so fast. We are also in the process of adopting our first child together. I love all sports but my passion is college football. I grew up watching college football with my dad on Saturdays as he would yell at the TV while Michigan would either win or lose. Hence this is why I am a Michigan man and a Michigan fan. My mom was a MSU grad so lets just say this when the Michigan/MSU game was on TV i watched from a third room and while they were yelling at each other and at the TV. No wonder they got divorced. Anyhow I love the game and I love the pageantry. I hate the fact that teams are moving to different conferences all the time too. What a shame and better yet no one could have guessed Nebraska would be a big 10 member. I took my wife to her first Michigan game in 2011 and witnessed history as it was the first game in Michigan history to called off after the third quarter due to weather. She loves Middle Tennessee State and loves cheering them on. She was born in Michigan but spent most of her life in Tennessee. I am also a huge Tampa Bay Bucs and I can't stand the Lions no matter how good they may get I would never root for them. My dad took me to my first pro game in Tampa when the Bucs played the Lions when I was a kid and loved the old Bucs uniforms. I actually have a real Tampa Bay helmet for the orange and white days. I got to go the 30th anniversary game in Tampa and that was great to see Lee Roy Solomon and the other great Bucs that played there. I am a big time Detroit Red Wings fan and loved the game of hockey since I was a kid when you could go to Joe Louis Arena and sit anywhere you want and by the time the 3rd period rolled around I was sitting on the glass with my mom and my step dad. My how times have changed for the Red Wings. In life there will be tragedy too I lost my mom 4 years ago to cancer of the liver and gall bladder she was only 62 and my father and my grandparents when I was in my early 20's to cancer as well. Needless to say I lost most of entire family before I turn the age of 40. I am very involved with charity in dealing with cancer and donate a lot of time and money too American Cancer Research and too help people that have this disease and people that are affected by it. Again thank you so much for letting me be a big part of this league and letting me grow in this league. I will definitely do my best to keep with everything going on in the league and look forward to playing and meeting you guys and looking forward to the challenges ahead.. Take care and GO AGGIES!!