The saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” definitely rings true here at FantasyTrophies.com. The other day I was on my way to the shop when I spotted a 50″ Samsung television outside of the coffee shop I go to each morning. I’ve been thinking about how incredible it would be to watch football games on an HDTV while working on Sundays and came close to buying a 32″ television at Best Buy. So when I saw the 50″ it no doubt caught my eye. Of course though you figure there is no way it works if it’s sitting on the curb. Just then two girls walked out of their place and said, “it’s still here.” The other responded, ” I bet people think it doesn’t work at all.” That’s all I needed to hear. It was soon at my shop where I plugged it in and tested it out. It works perfectly except for a small thin black line that runs across the screen horizontally. It’s so thin though that you barely see it. If only my Browns could go from trash to treasure my Sundays would be as awesome as this flat screen.
Being invited to a fantasy football draft isn’t all that odd of an occurrence for me. Being invited to a fantasy football draft held by cops of the NYPD, now that’s something that doesn’t happen every day. So when I received an email from Avi, a police officer here in Brooklyn, I jumped at the chance. After all, it was a great excuse to have a few beers and scout how my draft might go down a few days later in Cleveland. Plus it was awesome to hear from the guys of the league on how they liked their trophy, The Armchair Cop. You see, Avi was the one that contacted me about designing a fantasy football trophy specifically for police officers. He had seen the couple of trophies that I did for firefighters and he was hoping I could do the same for them. I was all for it but only under one condition. I wanted them to help in the design. Avi and a few of the guys came to my shop and gave their input. From handcuffs to old school aviator glasses and a 70’s mustache, they were all included. The shoulder holster was my idea. The legendary character Fish from “Barney Miller” provided the inspiration. Anyway, the trophy turned out great, if I must say so myself, and it holds a special place in the history of FantasyTrophies.com. Soon it’s going to be up on the site and precincts all over the country will hopefully see the “charm” in playing for a trophy designed specifically for them, by them.