Marco Cerino

Now residing outside NYC, Marco Cerino enjoys craft beer, sports, and just walking around the city. He can recite Monty Python and other random stuff on demand. He also has a place at the REAL Jersey Shore.

More Than A Game: Why USMNT’s Big Wins In Europe Are A Huge Deal

ByMarco Cerino
There’s a growing force in America that has the goal to upset the status quo in the world of FIFA. (And I’m not talking about the Department of Justice’s ongoing investigation into a variety of bribes and chicanery involving the global soccer…

How Bill Simmons' Next Move Will Revolutionize Sports Journalism

ByMarco Cerino
Free agency: the final frontier. This seems to be what the future looks like for ousted ESPN star Bill Simmons. His mission: to explore strange new worlds of sports and competition; to seek out new media firms and creative platforms; to boldly go…

Broken Bones: Why Jon Jones' Fall From Grace Hurts So Badly

ByMarco Cerino
On the first Saturday night of 2015, I rushed out of work to watch the UFC light heavyweight title fight. I joined the crowd at Jack Dempsey’s in Midtown to see, with the millions of others around the world, Jon “Bones” Jones defend his belt against…

Everything Anthony Davis Is Learning Now Will Pay Off In The Future

ByMarco Cerino
In his home playoff debut, Anthony Davis had 36 minutes of everything going his way. The buzzer on the third quarter sounded, with the New Orleans Pelicans holding a 20-point lead over the top-seeded Golden State Warriors, and the fans at the…

8 Players You Will Know And Respect After The Stanley Cup Playoffs

ByMarco Cerino
No sport combines strength with skill, or power with grace, like hockey does. No postseason combines intestinal fortitude with high drama, or endless sacrifice with fortune, like the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Legends cement their legacies in the pursuit…

The MLB Is Striking Out By Playing Opening Series Games In Cold Weather

ByMarco Cerino
After a long winter and near-record cold in some areas, the rites of spring began this week. A key one kicked off Easter Sunday and Monday with two short words: play ball. Across the United States, the Major League Baseball season is underway, as 15…

Living Up To The Hype: The Ultimate Report Card For Wrestlemania 31

ByMarco Cerino
On Sunday night, WWE threw its version of the Super Bowl. Wrestlemania took place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California to a sold-out crowd that saw tremendous action over a whopping six hours. So, how did the Showcase of the Immortals stack…

We'll Never See Another Team Like The 2015 Kentucky Wildcats Again

ByMarco Cerino
March has become a month of sports panoply, between spring training baseball, playoff pushes in hockey and basketball, and the NCAA’s March Madness tournament. The college basketball world sees a team pull a couple upsets and dubs them the…

Increasing The NBA's Age Limit Would Instantly Improve College Basketball

ByMarco Cerino
Welcome, everyone, to the best Thursday of the sports calendar year. Today, we tip our hats for the start of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships, where Kentucky will look to make it 40-0 when the final horn sounds on Easter Monday. Players…

How 25-Year-Old Rory McIlroy Became The New Face Of Pro Golf

ByMarco Cerino
The 2015 PGA season has begun, and as the snow finally melts in the Northeast, enthusiasts drag their clubs out of the garage and begin to look forward to those four pristine days in April. The focus of sports will shift to Augusta, Georgia and the…

Getting It Wrong: The NCAA Needs To Change Its March Madness Criteria

ByMarco Cerino
Last night, the wise men bunkered down in Indianapolis to hand down their decision. Shortly thereafter, we learned the 68 teams who will compete for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. So far, it looks like 67 teams are going up against the…

Gone But Not Forgotten: 10 NFL Players Whose Careers Were Too Short

ByMarco Cerino
The sudden retirement of 49ers star linebacker Patrick Willis has shocked the NFL world and fans. Seven Pro Bowls in eight years showed Willis is an elite player and superb defender. He's the supercomputer who formulated the lights-out defense by…

Chip Kelly Is Putting His Oregon Duck Print On The Philadelphia Eagles

ByMarco Cerino
The honeymoon phase of the Chip Kelly era as Eagles head coach ended at 6:39 EST on March 3, 2015. That was when my phone buzzed with a news update. Reports coming from South Philly noted the Eagles were trading LeSean McCoy, 26, the team’s all-time…

These 6 Teams Are The Biggest Winners Of The 2015 NHL Trade Deadline

ByMarco Cerino
The NHL trade deadline passed at 3 pm EST Monday, but it brought some significant shifts in the NHL power balance. Contenders were buying, while those fading emptied their rosters. Big name veterans have joined playoff races, while other teams…

New Team, New Beginnings: 6 Teams Adrian Peterson Could End Up With

ByMarco Cerino
Yesterday afternoon, a judge ended the NFL’s suspension on Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson. He can now return to the team’s facilities or begin searching for a new home. Given the shouting match his agent had with Vikings officials at the NFL…

What Really Happened On The Dez Bryant Tape And Why Is It A Big Deal?

ByMarco Cerino
Since the calendar rolled to 2015, no one on the Dallas Cowboys has been more talked about than star wide receiver Dez Bryant. The season ended with a controversial almost-catch at Lambeau Stadium that was debated for weeks. In the offseason, many…

4 Things Jameis Winston Can Do To Avoid Being The Next JaMarcus Russell

ByMarco Cerino
This weekend, the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine will begin in Indianapolis. Players in every position will be put through the ringer, physically and mentally, in front of scouts from every team. They'll run timed events, bench press more weight than the…

How Jon Stewart And Brian Williams Exemplify The Evolving Role Of News Anchor

ByMarco Cerino
In the world of a compressed news cycle, where we get our news almost immediately through electronic media, the practice of sitting down and hearing the stories from a news anchor still means something as a communal social experience. What happened…

Was Chris Paul Out Of Line With Comments About The Female Referee?

ByMarco Cerino
Last night at the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, the Cavaliers continued their winning streak with a 105-94 thrashing of the Los Angeles Clippers. The final score was deceiving, as the Cavs led by 31 after three quarters. Doc Rivers was…

Ranking The Top 10 WWE Pay-Per-Views Ahead Of The Royal Rumble

ByMarco Cerino
It was the audacity and vision of Vincent Kennedy McMahon that turned regional promotion World Wrestling Federation into the World Wrestling Entertainment global juggernaut it is today. Part of the plan was the creation of pay-per-view events to…