John and Mark Kick Off their NFL Football Pick Show - John's Crazy Socks

John and Mark Kick Off their NFL Football Pick Show

The NFL football season is back and that means that John and Mark X. Cronin, cofounders of John's Crazy Socks, are back with their football pick show. It is all part of their mission to spread happiness. John puts on his favorite football socks and the boys tell some jokes, banter about their latest adventures and then get down to the business of picking the winning teams for each week of NFL football games. 

John and Mark X. Cronin doing their NFL Football Pick Show

John says, “Hold on to your money. Don’t bet on our picks. This is for entertainment value only.” 

Are You Ready for Some Football? 

You can catch their live football pick show every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Eastern Time on Facebook at the John’s Crazy Socks Facebook page. They take comments from fans and answer questions as part of the show.  You can also find the video of the football pick show on the John’s Crazy Socks YouTube channel and their Facebook page

John Cronin making his pcks for his NFL Football Pick Show

It is all in good fun and no matter your favorite team, John and Mark will put a smile on your face. The father and son combo pick a winning team in every NFL game and add their special commentary. And the fans love it, chiming in from around the U.S. and the world, rooting for their teams and sharing comments like, “I love this so much.” 

John and Mark X. Cronin, Football Prognosticators 

John may be the only person in America making football picks who has Down syndrome. He works hard at making his football picks. “I research every game,” says John who spends hours preparing for the show. 

John with his NFL Football Picks

Both John and Mark are longtime football fans and watch the games every week together. They are Jet fans, which until this year, John would say meant they knew how to suffer. Now, John is chanting “Aaron Rodgers” and can’t’ wait to see the Jets play. 

John is quick to add, “I make my picks with my head, not my heart.” 

Mark said, “At John’s Crazy Socks, we’re on a mission to spread happiness. We do it by selling socks that make people feel happy, but there are other ways we can spread happiness too. We spread happiness by hiring people with differing abilities. We spread happiness through our Giving Back program that has raised over $650,00 for our charity partners like the Special Olympics, National Down Syndrome Society and the Autism Society of America. And we spread happiness through our football pick show and John’s weekly dance party.” 

John and Mark X. Cronin doing their NFL Football Pick Show

About John’s Crazy Socks 

John’s Crazy Socks was inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks—what he calls his “crazy socks.” He and his father, Mark X. Cronin, started the company as a social enterprise with a mission of Spreading Happiness™. With more than 4,000 socks, John’s Crazy Socks is now the world’s largest sock store. More than half their employees have a differing ability, and their Giving Back program has raised over $650,000 for charity partners like the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Autism Society of America. Most of all, they are Spreading Happiness™. 

For more information about John’s Crazy Socks, visit our webpage, Facebook page, Instagram account, TikTok or YouTube channel. You can also contact us at 631-760-5625 or via email at


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