Featured Commenter: Nate in the PDX
Meet Redskins Insider celebrity Nate in the PDX:
Real name (optional): naaah... just Nate.
Location: Portland, OR.
Occupation: I work on the internet.
If you had to always use your real name, would you still comment?
Probably, but with nowhere near the frequency or inanity of the comments I have posted.
How long have you been coming to Redskins Insider and how often do you read it/comment?
Reader since La Canfora's first post (August 1, 2006), commenter since November '06, beloved/loathed "regular" since some time thereafter. I check the blog all the time, for new threads and to catch up on the conversation in the comments. I take the blog and the conversation in the comments waaaaaaay too seriously.
How do we know if it's Nate in the PDX or an imposter?
I dunno, I tend to go on at length without actually saying anything, and my copious commenting on what's ostensibly a football blog belies a profound ignorance of football. And I like to use unnecessarily big words. And I tend to free-associate and wander off topic, given a very short attention span.
Have you met anyone through the blog in person?
Oh, have I. Portland guys: Redskin Willie, Stumped, Stumptown Chris, Chia Pet, dchandlr; P Diddy up in Seattle; NY area guys: chRIs LaRRy, jm220, ArtMonkToTheSticks, connskins, Bucktown Skins Fan; Jasons La Canfora and Reid; and all the people who came out to our big DC "shabingus" meet-up... yes, I'm going to try and list them all off the top of my head: Cindy Boren, dcsween, MV Dame, 4-12, Dorf, Alex35332, Lisa, Learned Hand, Mark from 21132, Redcoat, SMACK, Eagles Fan Adam, Redskirt, talent evaluator, and Shock (sorry if I missed anyone).
What other blogs (on washingtonpost.com or elsewhere) do you read?
Do you have your own blog?
Have you ever fought in any epic comment battles?
Hmm... For a while I was being really unfriendly to newcomers who I felt were maliciously disrupting the conversation on RI, and I made a lot of people feel unwelcome on the blog, and rightly earned the nickname "Barney Fife." And as mentioned above, I am a little overzealous about the blog itself and its commenting community. So I've pissed off some people, as evinced by the regular stream of comments which malign me in various ways, but none of the perpetrators has ever engaged me in real dialog, on or off the blog, so nothing you could characterize as epic.
How long have you been a fan of the Redskins?
Thanks to my big brother, I've been a fan since I was a wee lad. Happily, right when I was old enough to start paying attention and really getting into it, Joe Gibbs was hired and, you know, good things happened.
How do you think the team will do this year?
Oof. New, first-time head coach + new offense, unproven QB, tough division, blah blah blah... I believe in Jason Campbell, and I like Zorn, and I think they'll lead us to 8-8 or maybe a little better. Regardless of the record, it will be a MUCH more fun team to watch with Zorn at the helm. I hope.
What other teams do you root for?
The Nats, the Caps, the Wiz, the United, UVa, Portland Beavers, Portsmouth FC, and underdogs in general.
Chris Larry's question: What would be your fantasy job related to the Skins?
Sombrero Guy's question: Who is your favorite (former) [Redskin] of all time?
NatsNut's question: How did you come up with your moniker?
An incredible lack of creativity (my first name) plus a lame joke on the pop culture phenomenon of referring to your town by its airport code ("the PDX")
This is why I'm glad I don't have a TV in my house: I don't have to make lesser-of-two-evils choices like this one.
Ask and answer another question to add to this interview.
What will be the dominant theme of the [Redskins]' next season? Jason Campbell's "make-or-break-year" becomes his breakthrough season
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