They said what? Volume 10: Dan Shaughnessy’s Twitter account and the UConn women’s basketball team

I’m not sure what’s going on with old people these days but there must be something in the nursing home cafeteria food that’s making them cranky.   First we had Oscar Robertson belittling Steph Curry’s MVP season by criticizing the modern Continue reading

The bat flip redux

I was at my local YMCA doing my best to break a sweat on the nearest elliptical machine when I saw it right there on the mini-TV in front of me: Jose Bautista’s code-violating, Goose Gossage-irritating, ethically-questionable, racially-profiled bat flip. Continue reading

Priorities > Paychecks: The Last Stand of Adam LaRoche

“There’s more to life than just a little money.  Don’t you know that?” -Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson in Fargo Barry Sanders retired from football at the ripe, old age of 31.  When he rather surprisingly announced he was leaving Continue reading

The Ditka Debate: A Dubsism-SportsChump production

I had a conversation with one of my more conservative readers the other day. It involved ESPN and the “repositioning” of Mike Ditka. We’ve engaged in such conservations before but considering this person sits firmly on the opposite end of Continue reading

Baseball, boredom, bat flips and bickering

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose –          Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, French critic, journalist, novelist It looks like the old school and new school are at it again.  It was only a week ago that Oscar Robertson implied Steph Continue reading

SportsChump Q&A: Football in the City of the Angels

So football is moving back to L.A. once again.  Ho hum! In times like these when the earth shifts westward directly from under St. Louis’ feet, who better to discuss the NFL’s return to Los Angeles than my West Coast Continue reading

Athletes, domestic violence, contrition and the overwhelming lack thereof

New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman was just suspended thirty games by Major League Baseball for a domestic violence dispute in which he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend.  Johnny Manziel is currently under investigation for similar acts.  Ray Rice last carried Continue reading