Bringing forth FanIQ's greatest asset every week - you! This week we bring you Pat! Please join me in getting to know one of FanIQ's Editors a little better - Pat!
Name: Pat Gordon
General Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Job: Editor, FanIQ
Favorite Teams: Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins, Boston College
Least Favorite Teams: Yankees
Favorite Experts: Peter Gammons
Least Favorite Experts: Lou Holtz, Lee Corso, Chris Berman,
Favorite Movie: I have a ton of favorites, but the latest one that I really liked was Zombieland. It was quite hilarious, I highly recommend it.
Favorite TV Shows: Dexter, The Office, Psych
Who was your favorite athlete growing up?
I was a pitcher, so I was always a big Nolan Ryan fan. He threw 7 no hitters, and that was always my goal, every time I stepped on the mound. Unfortunately, once I turned 13, I needed more than one pitch, and I couldn't get away with being inaccurate. I was a pretty good pitcher until then, but after that I was pretty inconsistent. Like Nolan Ryan, I was a power pitcher. But also like Nolan Ryan, I had control issues. A lot worse than he did, though.
Some of us have a specific moment as a kid that turns us into sports fans. Did you? What was yours?
I think I started enjoying sports as soon as I started playing, which was when I was 4 or 5.
I'd like to attend a World Series game at Fenway Park.
You have been known in the past to make wagers on game with other members of FanIQ, tell me about a few of these, what did you wager and how did it turn out?
I'm probably under .500 on those, to be honest. I still owe a week of a profile picture in a Steelers jersey. I haven't forgotten.
Many sports fans have a moment in their teams career that makes them proud to be a fan. Is there a moment like this for you? if so which moment?
Nothing will ever compare to the 2004 ALCS, when the Red Sox came from behind to win, after falling behind 3 games to none against the Yankees.
As a follow-up, there are also moments that your team has let you down, do you have any moments like this? if so what?
The 2003 ALCS was painful. Grady Little had been taking Pedro Martinez out of games too early all year. But of course, once our bullpen finally showed some consistency with Mike Timlin, Alan Embree and Scott Williamson, Grady decided to leave Pedro in the game TOO long... and of course the Yankees tied the game, and then won it in extra innings on Aaron F***ing Boone's home run off Tim Wakefield... who also shouldn't have been in the game in that position, but that's an entirely different story.