So this is Vinny Cerrato, at home, in front of his giant big-screen television, preparing for the NFL draft.
You’ll note he has lots of DVDs and highlighters and cool pieces of paper. He also taped the entire combine.
If you read Mike Wise’s profile of Cerrato, you’ll also note that it’s sort of unclear why he’s doing this.
There is a movie theater, workout and memorabilia rooms in a basement that stretches forever, all the amenities imaginable - “Went to the big-screen store and they said if you buy a 73-inch, you get a 42-incher free,” Cerrato says. “Had to do it.”
He is breaking down film today like he does every day, from 8:20 a.m. to 4 p.m., when the kids get off the school bus. He has written charts on every potential draftee in Mead stenograph binder notebooks. “I did 140 guys, now I just got 80 to go,” he says, gleefully.
Cerrato does this pro bono, because he is currently working for no one.
Although really, who am I to judge. If The Post fired me tomorrow, I’d still probably write pro bono blog items about Vinny Cerrato.
And yes, anyone who was offered a free 42-incher with the purchase of a 73-incher would have to say yes. Even if it also required a fourth-round pick as a late throw-in. That’s what led to the FakeVinnyQuotes meme.