Should I stay or should I gutpunch: The ebb and flow of Urban Meyer

I remember when Steve Spurrier announced he was resigning from the University of Florida. I was sitting at work, pretending to get something accomplished, when a friend (a Florida State grad) called and asked if I had heard the news. Continue reading

Presenting the 2009 McChumpies: The best and worst of the year in sports

After seeing Tiger Woods win AP Athlete of the Decade in light of his recent controversy and seeing Serena Williams win the AP Female Athlete of the Year with images of her berating a line judge still fresh in our Continue reading

“Can’t We All Get Along” Christmas Edition: A Top Five list

Happy holidays, Chumpeteers! We once again find ourselves smack dab in the middle of Christmas season, yet some of us have been short on the holiday spirit lately, and not just because we’ve heard White Christmas for the umpteenth time.

To DH or not DH is once again a question

Rumor has it that Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is putting together a crack staff of experts this off-season to discuss how they can make baseball better. One of the topics of discussion, once again, is what to do Continue reading

December Chumpservations, Vol. 2: The injured Greg Oden, Tracy McGrady and Troy Polamalu

Portland’s Kneed Two and a half years ago, Ohio State’s Greg Oden was the consensus number one draft pick of the Portland Trailblazers. It was hoped the seven-footer would bring the franchise back to prosperity.

December Chumpservations, Vol. 1: Congress vs. the BCS, running the option in the NFL, comparing fanhood and Kentucky’s John Wall

Separation of sports and state Guess what! We’re not having a national championship game this year.

The New Jersey Nets long wait for free agency

Lots of things in life suck. Crime, disease, poverty and yes… the New Jersey Nets. Not necessarily in that order. Twenty-one games into this NBA season, the Nets are a lowly 2-19. That is not a misprint.

Allen Iverson comes home

I’ve owned very few jerseys in my lifetime. Back in the day, I bought a Warren Sapp jersey that I would wear to the occasional Buccaneer game. I even bought a Jerry Rice jersey once. I did, however, years ago, Continue reading

Charlie Weis and Tim Tebow: A contrast in circumstance

I don’t know Charlie Weis. I’ve never met the guy and likely never will. All I know of Coach Weis is what I’ve seen on television or heard in interviews, but he seems like a nice enough guy. I’ve never Continue reading