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Hey there. I'm Matt. I've been living in Chicago for about a year.
I moved out here for a job in sports analytics (much easier to
explain in person). Before that I taught Math in the Philadelphia
School District. I'm definitely enjoying Chicago so far and am
looking forward to exploring more stuff in the city.
Also when I was little I was a contestant on Nickelodeon's GUTS.
There is actually a piece of the agro crag at my house.
Ok, the GUTS part is a lie...but the rest is all true
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm working as a Data Analyst for a company that deals with sports
statistical stuff. I spend most of my day working with NFL and NBA
data that we send to teams/ creating equations that model win
probabilities for various sports (not gambling related... but
that's the question I'm asked most when I tell people my job.) I'm
a huge sports fan and a big statistics guy, and I'm very happy at
Before that I was teaching Math at a high school that got busted
for one of the biggest standardized test cheating scandals in the
country. The school was eventually shut down, and our principal may
or may not have been dragged out of the school in cuffs. So I'm
definitely much happier in my current spot...
I’m really good at
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Math, board games, Seinfeld trivia.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My rugged masculinity...
No, not really. Probably my blue eyes.
Either that or my insulin pump
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Anything by Chuck Klosterman or Malcolm Gladwell, Bill
Simmons' Book of Basketball.
Movies: Almost Famous, Being John Malkovich, Half Nelson, Pulp
Fiction, Prognosis Negative, 30 for 30s, lots of other stuff.
Shows: Seinfeld, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Louie, Parks and
Rec, The Simpsons, The Americans, Friday Night Lights, Game of
Music: A friend and I recently decided to go through every single
album in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums
of all time. We just finished a few weeks ago. A lot of them were
albums I'd previously heard, but of those that were new to me, my
favorite was definitely Getz/Gilberto by Stan Getz/Jao Gilberto.
Also lots of 70s funk.
Lots of favorite artists, in particular Arcade Fire, The National,
Radiohead, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Miles Davis, Mouserat,
Broken Social Scene, The War on Drugs.
The two albums I've been listening to most heavily over the past
few weeks have been Wave, by Antonio Carlos Jobim, and the new
Food: Lots of stuff. I'm pretty open to trying new foods. I eat a
lot of Sushi. If I had to chose a place for my last meal I'd
probably go to Fogo de Chao.
The six things I could never do without
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I'm terrible at answering these types of questions, but here goes
2) Music. I play some guitar and I try to catch live shows as often
3) Philadelphia sports teams (from the South Jersey/Philly area
4) Craft Beer. I'm a big IPA guy. I've done a decent amount of home
brewing and am excited to be trying new beers in Chicago.
5) My insulin pump... I have Type 1 Diabetes
6) Podcasts. I have a decent trek to work, so podcasts and Spotify
definitely help my commute.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
All of the bars and restaurants in Chicago I need to go to.
Hypothetical sports trades. Fake band names. Places to travel. Fake
ideas for movies or tv shows
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
It depends. Probably having some drinks with friends. Maybe at a
concert or sporting event.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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When I was four years old a lion peed on me at the zoo.... I know
that probably sounds impossible, but my Mom will back up the story.
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