Matt Bellner

Name: Matt Bellner
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Height: 5′ 8 1/2″
Weight: 185lbs
Hometown: Longview, TX
Current Place of Residence: Longview, TX

High School: Pine Tree High School
Colleges: Kilgore College, Texarkana College, Stephen F. Austin State University

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NFL team: Detroit Lions
NBA team: Dallas Mavericks
MLB team: Chicago Cubs
NHL team: Anaheim Ducks
Colleges: University of Texas, SFA
Athletes: Miguel Angel Jimenez (Golf), Bob Dernier (MLB), Jason Hanson (NFL), Teemu Selanne (NHL), Brad Davis (NBA)
Sports Moments: Winning back to back to Los Angeles MSBL Championships in 2006 and 2007, Lions beating Dallas on Monday Night Football in 1994, Cubs winning the Division in 1989, Mavericks winning NBA title in 2011, Ducks winning the Stanley Cup in 2007, hitting a home run at Hallsville in 1987, making the city championship 7 straight seasons in Burbank, CA softball, playing for church league city title in 1987 & 1988, playing baseball for Texarkana College, almost recovering a fumble in the end zone in 1984 while playing high school football, Playing in my first Professional Putters Association Tournament

Favorite Fantasy Team Name: Burbank Shadowcats


First sporting event attended: Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley field as an infant. First sporting event I remember was watching OJ Simpson play football agains the Dolphins in the 1970’s with my dad.
Favorite sporting event attended: Cubs/Astros game in 1996.


Favorite Beer: Cold Michelob Ultra in the Aluminum Pint
Favorite Alcoholic Beverage: Crown Royal
Highest Bowling Score: 209
Personal Athletic Highlights: Playing for the 2007 LA MSBL Championship the day after my 20th High School Reunion. I played the game with zero sleep and a torn knee ligament. Had the game of my life and my team won back to back Titles.
Finest Moment as a Member of the Media: 1992 – 1st day as an intern at the NBC station in Nacogdoches, TX – I broke the story that the LA riots were starting and shuttled the tapes to the newscasters.
Personal Highlights As A Douchebag: Nothing I can think of. Pride myself in not being a douche.


Favorite Movie: Smokey and the Bandit
Favorite TV Show: Mad Men
Favorite Musician: Sammy Hagar
Favorite Album: Judas Priest: Screaming for Vengeance
What’s Underrated?: Baseball games without a Designated Hitter
What’s Overrated?: Smoking Cigarettes