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NeilDutton

Hi. I’m Neil and the Eagles are my team.

I’ve been watching the NFL since the year 2000, when I noticed that two of my friends never came out for a beer on a Sunday. I invited myself to join them, and proceeded to spend the next three weeks drinking heavily with little or no clue as to what I was actually watching. One night, I didn’t bring any beer, so actually sat and watched carefully. The subtle nuances of a game that, to the naked eye, consisted of bloody big men smashing into each other, appealed to me, as did the never ending number of statistics associated with the sport. My host “assigned” me to the Philadelphia Eagles, and I’ve been a fan of the team ever since.

In the course of my fandom, I have called into the NFL.com produced “Dave Dameshek Football Program” podcast, in which I declared that I quite liked stale bread (we had been discussing pretzels). The sound drop became an instant classic, and I was suddenly well known to many prominent members of the NFL.com media group. I’ve also appeared as a guest on the “Around the NFL” podcast in an attempt to “Win Wess’s Toaster”, scoring 0/6 questions. I’ve guest hosted the UK based “Gridiron Show” podcast with Will Gavin, and also its predecessor “Tuesday Morning Football”. I’ve co-hosted a podcast “Waxing Lyrical with Mainz and Dutts” with my pal Mainz since 2012, and been lucky enough to interview great guests from NFL.com such as Adam Rank, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling, Dan Hanzus, Marcas Grant, and Matt Harmon, media greats like Ross Tucker, Greg Cosell, Adam Levitan, Sigmund Bloom, Matt Waldman and Rumford Johnny, and coaching greats Dick Vermeil and Wade Phillips.

In 2013, I responded to an advert seeking writers for the website ukendzone.com, and began writing about football in general but fantasy football in particular. I’m a regular contributor to GridironExperts.com, FantasyPros.com. The FantasyGreek.com and Rotoviz.

I live in Rainford, near St Helens, with my tolerant fiancé Kate and our two little girls Zoe and Amy. I used to play cricket for Maghull C.C., suffer pain for ten months a year following Sheffield Wednesday and enjoy meat flavoured crisps.

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