Michael Beller is SI.com's lead fantasy sports columnist. He started as a weekly contributor in September 2010 before elevating to his current role. His first foray into fantasy sports was a football league with his friends when they were in eighth grade. Almost 20 years later, that same league is still going strong.
A native Chicagoan, Beller grew up during the heyday of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and the Bulls. The Cubs are No. 1 in his heart, but he swears allegiance to all the Chicago teams except the White Sox, of course. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his master's from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
If he isn't watching or playing sports, there's a great chance he's listening to The Band.