Brushes with Sports Greatness, Vol. 8: USF Head Football Coach Charlie Strong

I had lunch with Charlie Strong the other day. Don’t get me wrong.  Coach Strong and I weren’t kicking it at the local Applebee’s over burgers and beers talking about the state of college football.  For one thing, Charlie Strong Continue reading

Making a case for Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield’s been in the news a lot lately.  With good reason. The number-one drafted, Heisman Trophy-winning, boastfully flag-planting, sidelines crotch-grabbing, far-too-short to play the pro game, Johnny Manziel comparative is the new face of the Cleveland Browns.  He is Continue reading

The fault in our expectations and the waning careers of Carmelo Anthony, Vince Carter and Dwight Howard

Carmelo Anthony is about to become a Houston Rocket.  At 34 years of age, he is about to embark on his 17th NBA season with his fourth different team.  Despite coming off a career low in scoring, after so many Continue reading

The ongoing saga of Terrell Owen’s HOF snub aka yet another reason the NFL is a piece of shit

The National Football League simply can’t get out of its own way, tripping over its two left cleats every chance it gets.  The league continues to prove with overwhelming splendor that it is one of the most self-serving, poorly managed Continue reading

Bloggers getting old: A J-Dub-SportsChump “Turning 50” Collaboration

Dubs: It’s often said that baseball imitates life.  In this case, there’s an odd bit of truth to that because life, like baseball, is all about milestones. In baseball, it’s all about 3,000 hits, 500 home runs, or 300 wins. Continue reading

Spoiler Alert: Uncle Drew is friggin’ AWESOME!!!

We haven’t done a good film review in a while so here goes nothing… A new generation of basketball players has ushered in a new generation of basketball fans.  Long gone are the Jordans, Birds, Dr. J’s, Isiahs and Shaqs.  Continue reading