"Game Of Thrones" Writer George R.R. Martin Has A Very Active Livejournal
Geege Schuman stashed this in Football
A quick trip back through the NFL tag of his blog reveals that, in fact, GRRM writes about the NFL not infrequently — mainly, his two favorite teams, the Jets... and Giants?
Is GRRM from New York?!
New Jersey, to be precise.
George R. R. Martin was born on September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey, the son of longshoreman Raymond Collins Martin and his wife Margaret Brady Martin who also had two daughters, sisters Darleen and Janet. The family lived in a federal housing project near to the Bayonne docks. Being poor, the young Martin lived in his imagination and began writing and selling monster stories for pennies to other neighborhood children, dramatic readings included.
So Game of Thrones really IS influenced by the same environment as The Sopranos!
Pork and power plays?