What’s up everybody! My name is Danny DeCroti aka Big D for those who have known me since youth. (Full disclosure I’m like 5’5″ on a good day).
I am a simple, easy going dude who was born in Staten Island, New York (SINY TILL I DIE. No I don’t talk like a Jersey Shore character) but truth be told I’m A Pennsylvania boy as that is where I was raised and have spent most of my life.
Not to be cliché BUT, my #1 love is my family and 2nd to that is of course…sports. Or should I just say the San Francisco 49ers? #NinerNation
Oh and fun fact…I hate Television. That’s not even a joke. Go ahead. Test it out. Tell me your favorite show in the comments below and I guarantee you there’s a high probability that I’ve never seen a single episode from start to finish. Facts.
My Family and Motivation
So I have 3 beautifully awesome kids named (in order of age) Addison, Colin (Kaepernick), and my newest addition Lillian and of course the best wife in the world Hillary. Without them I have nothing as they are the motivation that has brought me here today. I am doing this for them to set an example to just “GO FOR IT” as this is something I’ve wanted to do for such a long time.
I have 3 younger siblings, 2 brothers and one sister, Joey, Mikey, & Tina. I also have to quickly mention both my older brother Anthony and my amazing mother MaryLou whom have both passed away when I was still a young ignorant kid but in their time have made a huge impact on my life.
Being from New York, of course Ant was a huge NY Giants and a Yankee fan. Mom loved football and the Miami Dolphins. She is the main contributing factor behind my passion for football. Every Sunday, eating pasta and watching football…man I miss those days. Not a single day goes by that I do not think of you both. RIP. Love you all.
Of course I have a lot of other friends and family who are of major importance in my life that I would love to shout out, however for the sake of time and entertainment…you all know who you are. And if you don’t…well then you’re probably not that important.
Back to Sports
Ok so enough of the sappiness. Since I was 19 years old I have ALWAYS wanted to write a sports blog or record a podcast series BUT, I was simply a lazy bastard and that’s the honest truth.
I went to Northampton Community College for 2 years and I was the best flag football player on the field every day. Well at least I thought I was. Playing football as a kid are hands down some of my favorite memories that I will cherish forever. That includes all of the ESPN top 10 plays that I made week after week along with all of the ESPN Not Top 10 that I was embarrassed on . #StayHumble
So here I am 15 years later attempting to finally do what I have always loved and that is simply “to talk about sports”. I can have an open and honest opinionated conversation about almost any sport but if I’m being truthful, Football and the off-season madness that comes along with it is truly where my heart is. There is nothing better and I am excited to share ALL of my thoughts on it with you guys.
Oh and speaking of opinions, let’s get right into it:
1. LeBron is better than Jordan
2. Jerry Rice is the greatest WR of All-Time
3. Barry Sanders is the greatest RB of All-Time
4. Allen Iverson is the best pound for pound player in sports history
5. Brooklyn Nets will NOT make the finals
And my favorite…
6. The NFC East is by far the worst division in ALL of Sports
Don’t agree with any of these statements? #ProveMeWrong. Let’s talk about it. I would love to hear your opinions and/or feedback. I am not easily offended so please feel free to take your shot. Don’t hold back like Doug Peterson.
Tomorrow I will be publishing my first article and I can PROMISE you that it will piss some people off but it will also be something you will enjoy.
– Danny aka Big D