Brewers-Nationals: When losing a wager pales in comparison to reality

I hit up Milhouse for my usual wagers of the day. Since I liked the Rays to beat the A’s and the Brewers to beat the Nationals in Major League Baseball’s two wild card play-off games, a two-team parlay was Continue reading

“How do you feel about female sports broadcasters” and other impertinent questions still asked in 2019

Let’s just say I had a conversation the other day about sports. Oh, but it was so much more than that. For the sake of anonymity, I will not say where and when this conversation took place, nor with whom Continue reading

World, Meet Danny Dimes

It was an extraordinarily, beautiful Sunday afternoon in Tampa, Florida. Days like these are the reason so many people pay us a visit. Sun shining, the sky a beautiful bright blue and just enough of a September breeze to make Continue reading

Kill the head, the body will die and other official directives from the NFL locker room

“He says what guys need to hear. He’s not going to sugarcoat it. He’s not going to baby you. He’s not going to belittle you. He’s going to treat you like a man, and you have to respond like a Continue reading

Twitter goes fishing while Dolphins go tanking

It’s never nice to poke fun at someone else’s misery… unless, of course, it’s the Miami Dolphins. In that case, by statute FMIA1972 of the SportsChump bylaws, such behavior is deemed perfectly acceptable and quite often readily encouraged. Lounging NFL Continue reading

0-For-Quarterbacks: The Tampa Bay Way

I am allergic to cat dander. My girlfriend is allergic to latex. Unfortunately for their fans, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization suffers from a far worse affliction. They… are allergic to quarterbacks. Lost in the woefulness of Jameis Winston’s three Continue reading

Drama, FIBA and history repeating itself

You probably haven’t been paying much attention to basketball these days… and why would you? The NFL season is upon us and the only basketball games that matter are being played halfway around the world, in China. The 2019 FIBA Continue reading

Is It Better to Have Lucked and Lost: The Inherent Difficulty in Measuring Y’ant To

Despite the healthy paycheck and inherent fringe benefits, presiding as general manager over a professional sports team can be a tremendously, risky endeavor. Just like Forrest Gump’s mother used to preach… life is like a box of chocolates. You never Continue reading

Can’t We All Just Get Along: The Jerry Jones-Ezekiel Elliott, Kobe Bryant-Shaquille O’Neal-Dwight Howard, Ben Roethlisberger-Antonio Brown edition

Summer is over but the heat is still burning strong. There’s a whole lot of bickering going on these days. If you don’t believe me, just turn on your television set. Of course, I don’t watch much broadcast news. An Continue reading