Your no-frills, glass half empty, glass half full, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017-18 season preview

I have an oddball group of friends who love to talk to me about sports. This one friend, for example, swears Jameis Winston is primed and ready to throw for 5,000 yards this season.  We even bet a dinner on Continue reading

Why football needs to use its head before it’s too late

I had a conversation with Uncle of SportsChump over the phone the other day. For those of you who don’t know, Uncle of SportsChump is one of our nation’s, last remaining baseball fans. Having eaten, breathed and slept baseball all Continue reading

What the Cleveland Cavaliers can learn from Van Halen

“’’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” -Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1849 “Ain’t talkin’ about love.” -Van Halen, 1978   The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame resides in Cleveland, Ohio.  Perhaps the Cavaliers Continue reading

Book Review: Coach Wooden and Me by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Triumph and disaster are the same.  They’re both impostors because they are momentary.  More important is becoming a man of conviction.” –          John Wooden For some reason, whenever we debate who’s the greatest basketball player of all time, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Continue reading

Houston Hopes Handsome Harden Handshake Doesn’t Humiliate

Let’s talk about James Harden for a moment. On Saturday evening, the Rockets announced that they had signed James Harden to the richest contract ever awarded an NBA player.  Harden’s “supermax” extension will pay him $228 million through 2023.  If Continue reading