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5 Minutes with anthonybenet

anthonybenet is entering his 10th season in Capra. His Los Angeles Vandals play in the AL West. 

1/What If Sports. How long have you been on the site, and how did you end up here? What is your favorite game here? Favorite team or experience on the site?
          I have been on the site regularly since Season 30 of Capra baseball. I first heard about it when I was in high school and starting playing a couple sim leagues on WIS in 2007. I had a short stint with HBD a handful of years later and now I've found my home here in Capra. Favorite moment with the Vandals so far has been in Game 5 of the Wild Card round of Season 37 against the Peaches. Sammy Beckett's pinch hit home run in the bottom of the 9th sent the game to extras where the Vandals eventually prevailed by an Alexei Bonilla RBI. 

2/Sports. What are your favorite teams in the real world? Favorite players and/or sports memories? What drives you crazy about sports or sports culture?

          My favorite team is the Cincinnati Bengals. I also enjoy following the Cavs, Reds, and Blue Jackets (pre-2015 version). While these teams have a combined 1 championship in my lifetime (the 1990 Cincinnati Reds when I was a one-year old), I have my Alma Mater to tide me over (Ohio State). By most who know me, sports would be considered my #1 hobby. I religiously watch my sports teams (excluding post-2014 Blue Jackets) and use the "eye-test" to develop theories on the game, then dig into the numbers and metrics to test out my thoughts. 

3/Music. What are the last three things you listened to? All-time three favorite artists? Best show you've seen? 
          Haven't followed music quite the same as I did when I was a teenager. Nowadays I'm happy picking what I like from what is popular at the time. Dance music has seemed to come in strong the last half-decade but I can find something I like from any genre, Rap, Hip Hop, Rock, Classics, and, yes, even Country (sorry teenage version of myself).

4/Aside from sports and music, what are your favorite hobbies, films, books, etc? What might surprise us about your interests?
          If a game isn't on in a given night, a movie is going to be playing in my living room. I could talk all day about movies with anyone who has an interest in them. Video games are pretty neat too (Rocket League has consumed up hundreds of hours of my time so far this year). I read a bit as well, normally non-fiction but sometimes fantasy or sci fi.

5/Survival. Where are you from originally, and where are you living now? How do you pay your bills, assuming you do?
          Originally from the small town of Piqua, Ohio, near Dayton (the birthplace of flight). Went to college in Columbus, and now I'm working in Cleveland. I worked in pension valuation for a few years, now I'm in commerical insurance pricing. At home, I live with The Wife, a 3-year old Chihuahua mix, a 4-month old St. Bernard / Lab mix, and an 8-month old human.


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