Delving into the hypothetical: George Brett, pine tar and a road trip to the 21st century

So the Kansas City Royals have clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 1985.  That’s quite the post-season drought.  Heck, even the Cubs, Mets and Indians have experienced October since then. This might be news to those of Continue reading

NFL Week Four Against the Spread Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs. KP vs. Darrell Harden

(Deep exhale) Okay, after last week’s picks, I’m starting to feel a little better about myself.  I’m not quite ready to move out of my cardboard box but at least my bags are packed. My picks the first two weeks Continue reading

What to do, what to do: Roger Goodell contemplates changes in NFL conduct policy

If you haven’t heard the names Ray Rice or Adrian Peterson lately, you haven’t been paying much attention to your surroundings. The NFL in all its facets, from commissioner to owners to coaching staff to players, has come under tremendous Continue reading

Another one bites the dust: Atlanta Hawks owner to sell share of team after racist remarks

In the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal, comedian Chris Rock gave a hysterical yet true depiction of wealthy white America in his opening monologue of the 2014 BET Awards. “Now let me get this straight.  An 83-year old white Continue reading

Rethinking the modern athlete’s place in society

In one of the more poignant sports commercials of all time, Charles Barkley told America that he was not a role model.  Of course, Chuck was just trying to sell some shoes in the process but his point resonates to Continue reading

Will the last person not playing fantasy football please turn out the lights?

“Life is just a fantasy. Can you live this fantasy life?” -Aldo Nova I’m about to write a very unpopular post.  It wouldn’t be the first time. It was 7:30 last Thursday night.  Only an hour remained before kick-off of Continue reading