Cercone’s Commentary is nothing more, or nothing less, than a compilation of words strung together to make sentences to form an opinion on things and stuff going on in the world around us. At no point in this upcoming narrative do I expect to earn points for what I say, do, or feel. Simply, I’m out to entertain and shed light on certain situations…even if that light comes from a flashlight slightly dimmer than most others. Feel free to leave comments and start some discussion so I don’t start thinking the voices in my head are actual people. Much obliged.
Worst Season of Fantasy Football Concludes…
…with a championship loss. For the first time in five seasons, I have no championships to celebrate over the course of the next six months. All I have to cling to my above-average NHL and NBA fantasy squads, and real sports (I guess). Oh, and there’s the start of NASCAR…no hope of a lockout there. Imagine the dip in Miller Lite sales and spousal beatings if NASCAR went on hiatus…
I find it ironic that this was the first full season that I listened to a lot of Sirius XM Fantasy Football Radio as I commuted to and fro, and I bring home no hardware. When in years past, it was primarily what I thought was the best move for my rosters that led to results and championships. I’m not pointing the finger at those guys for my losses. They provide quality radio (sometimes…one day one of the shows talked about Miller Lite being their favorite beer. Makes me question their comprehension of anything meaningful). But if any of them happen to wake up with a horse head in their bed Godfather style, well…
On a more serious note, congratulations to Drew Brees for breaking Dan Marino’s 27-year passing yards record. Not an easy task. For Brees, maybe it is…the man is not real. Between he and Aaron Rodgers, I think they’re not seeing wide receivers when they look downfield, but green zeroes and ones like Neo in The Matrix when he discovers he’s “The One.”
That single play shattered a record some thought untouchable, and I’ll always remember it because it was that very play that cost me my only shot at a championship in 2011. But for Drew, gotta hand it to him…class act, phenomenal QB, Super Bowl MVP, and now, a record holder.
Anyway, the countdown to NFL Fantasy 2012 starts today. Maybe I’ll squeeze some golf in first.
Sign of Age
I remember back in the day when I got uber-excited about the toys under the tree on Christmas morning. Then, as I got older, it was the video games and DVDs. Then, it was nice clothes and a few techy gadgets.
You know what excited me this year? Cutting into a steak with a new knife from the set we received. Excited by knives…what am I, a Cutco rep? You know what, I don’t care…these knives are effing sweet!
Can someone please explain to me how in the blue hell a show like “The Big Bang Theory” has stayed on TV and, worse yet, developed a following?! Yes, people watch this show willingly and boost its ratings, furthering the stereotype that anything with a punch-drunk laugh track designed to get it over is actually funny.
Ever hear this hot garbage without the laugh track? I originally heard this on Opie and Anthony and I’ll be damned if it’s not true. I challenge you to click play below and significantly laugh at what you’re watching. The video is a little choppy but it illustrates a simple point: Jokes with no punchline are not humorous.
Speaking of Age…
Yep, today’s my birthday. 32 years ago today, I entered this world with my game face on and haven’t looked back. As has become a tradition in the Social Media Era, I’m expecting a lot of great friends and family to wish me a Happy Birthday via Facebook, Twitter, texts, etc, etc. And, as has become my own tradition, I’d like to take a moment to share some of the things I’ve picked up along the way in my 32nd year of existence.
- First off, I’d like to thank Hair Club for bringing me on board as the Managing Director in Pittsburgh. It’s been a fantastic learning experience so far and I couldn’t think of a better company to be working for. I work with a tremendous team of leaders and example setters who strive to build their businesses the right way each and every day. I couldn’t be happier to be part of such a great team and am looking forward to tremendous growth and prosperity in 2012.
- Next, LinXone Solutions, my Internet Marketing company that I run with Jason Collins, is looking at some great things for 2012 as well! Some big projects, as well as continuing to provide exceptional results for our clients, are on the horizon. Remember, we kick you guys $50 for anyone you refer our way that becomes a client. Take advantage!
- Miller Lite sucks.
- Sometimes, even flopping the nut straight can get you cracked by some jackass who sucks out two clubs on the turn and river to make a flush when you put him all-in. True story. Happened in June. Still bitter about it.
- The Occupy people would be best-served to occupy the bottom of a well somewhere.
- Sadly, I’m extremely worried we’ve seen the last of Sidney Crosby. I was fortunate enough to be present at his big return game November 21st, and a more electric atmosphere in an arena you could not ask for. However, the lingering issues and concussion-like symptoms lead me to believe we’ll never see him at full capacity again. Whether you’re a bleeding-black-and-gold Pens fan like me or not, it’s sad to see a player with so many more years of hockey ahead of him have it cut short. And not just Crosby…other players are succumbing to concussions as well. NHL, it’s time to take a serious look at these helmets. Somethin’ ain’t right.
- My daughter Mackenna is only a week away from her 2nd birthday and it’s been a non-stop rewarding journey with her this year. I don’t think I’ll ever get over how fast she’s growing. The things she does, the things she says…it’s craziness! Looking forward to what the next chapter in her life holds…and seriously hoping this “terrible twos” thing is just something other parents talk about for sympathy points.
Hope you all have a safe, fun, and enjoyable New Years! Tune in next week for NFL Playoff Predictions other stuff you’ll probably forget about in five minutes.