Jeff Copeland – SSG Hockey Commissioner

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The Basics

What is your name?
Jeff Copeland

How old are you?
39

Where are you from?
I was born in Cincinnati OH, but I lived in Houston TX, Richmond VA, Indianapolis IN, Memphis TN, and currently live in Little Rock AR.

What do you do for work/student, etc.?
I sell Construction Chemicals to the Concrete Industry.

What can you tell us about your family life or significant other?
I have been married for almost 20 years. I have 2 teenage daughters, and a 19 month old foster daughter.


Gaming Experience

What is your background in sim gaming?
Sim Gaming has always been my favorite way to play. I always played more as a front office guy even playing Madden. I played the first version of Front Office Football and discovered OOTP Baseball 2 years ago.

What brought you to SSG?
I was part of the defunct league that Mike absorbed into SSG.

Which leagues are you a part of?
Commissioner of Hockey, St. Louis Blues in HOckey, Chisox in Baseball, Titans in NFL, Notre Dame in College.

What are some of your favorite sports games, and why?
I love OOTP, I just love the realism and getting sucked into really feeling like a GM. I love online leagues because people are so much more unpredictable than AI.


Sports Background

Which teams do you root for in real life?
I root for the Cincy Reds, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Arkansas Razorbacks, Memphis Tigers, Memphis Grizzlies, Everton Toffees. The Tennessee Titans and I are taking a 1 year break.

What is your background in sports? What do/did you play, and at what level?
I played soccer my whole life at a Rec league level. I played football in High School. I played baseball when I was really young, but hated it and thought it was boring.

What is your favorite sports movies, and why?
I love Major League, For Love of the Game, and Rudy. Major League is just so funny. For Love of the Game may be a cheesy romance, but I love being in his head as he is pitching. Rudy reminds me of myself when I played High School football, plus I love Notre Dame.

What’s your favorite sports related quote?
Play Like a Champion Today!


Miscellaneous

What’s one thing we’d be surprised to find out about you that you may have not already told us?

My wife and I are trying to adopt our foster daughter.

What are your hobbies outside of gaming and sports?
Homebrew, reading, collecting tobacco pipes (smoking them occasionally also), fishing and hiking.

What is your super power?
I turn water and barley into beer.

Please share anything else you’d like us to know!
I really enjoy this community. I want to make SSG Hockey one of those leagues that eventually anyone that enjoys online hockey simulations is hoping we have an opening. I know we have some ways to go in both FHM2 itself and our league, but I’m positive we can get there.

Mike Lowe

simsportsglobal.com

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