A kinda, sorta Tampa Bay Lightning season preview


Pinch me, I’m dreaming.  And so must the four of my regular diehard hockey fan readers because yes, I’m writing about hockey. But this isn’t a full-on hockey preview.  Far be it from me to write in depth about a Continue reading

Cubbies-Tribe: The Something’s Gotta Give Series


I’ve been watching baseball a long time.  Not so much recently but like every red-blooded American, I grew up in a baseball household. Let’s just say in my lifetime, the Cubs and Indians have never been good.  Don’t get me Continue reading

SportsChump Summer Concert Series, Part VI: Hard Rock Funk with a side of hip-hop. Rage Against the Machine Reborn as the Prophets of Rage


There’s a lot out there to protest these days. We have highly, publicized incidents of police brutality, growing social unrest, continued and often rampant discrimination and the overall sense of unease with an upcoming presidential election the kind America hasn’t Continue reading

SportsChump Summer Concert Series, Part V: Classic Rock with Heart, Cheap Trick and Joan Jett – A Concert… for the ages


David Ortiz is 40 years old.  This will be his final season in the major leagues. In his fourteen years in Boston, he accomplished what no other Red Sox player in the modern era has.  He was the driving force Continue reading

Week Three Results, Week Four Lines and Why Not to Believe the Hype


It’s times like these where I have to convince myself I know something about football.  I try, I really do, but these first three weeks have been a jagged little pill to swallow.  Just ask my bookie. Welcome to your Continue reading

SportsChump Summer Concert Series, Part IV: The Beatles at Shea Stadium (thanks to Ron Howard)


“You say you want a revolution.  Well, you know.  We all want to change the world.” The Beatles, 1968 My mom tells the story of the night she did NOT go to see the Beatles at Shea Stadium.  It was Continue reading

Week Two results, Week Three Lines and Why We’re All Still Losers


Five guys walk into a Las Vegas casino.  They’ve arrived in Sin City only hours ago.  They have unpacked their bags, showered, put on their best attire and hit the strip for what promises to be a wild night out Continue reading