Betting the underdogs: A season-long experiment in hope and money lines

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I’m going to try a little experiment this year. If I had any balls at all, I’d put my money where my online wagering account is and do this thing for real but considering the fact this experiment could cost Continue reading

What if?

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What if Ronda Rousey fought Floyd Mayweather… and won? What if a member already in Baseball’s Hall of Fame admitted to using steroids regularly to get an edge? What if Joe Maddon wins a World Series with the Cubs? What Continue reading

SportsChump enters karaoke competition, wows crowd, gets robbed.

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Karaoke is a sport. Okay, okay, so karaoke isn’t a sport but karaoke competitions are by their very nature – and the second word of the phrase – a competition. Over the years, we’ve argued about what constitutes a sport Continue reading

Jay’s Bad Night – A One Act, One Man Play

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Ladies and gentlemen, I once again proudly present the demented mind of Dr Milhouse… [Fade in on what is obviously a teenage boy’s bedroom. Empty Pepsi cans litter the floor, posters of various Redskins legends adorn the walls, with a Continue reading

Steve Sarkisian and Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey: A marketing match made in heaven

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Coaches say the darnedest things. Coaches liquored up on Fireball kick it up a notch. You’ve probably heard by now that USC Head Football Coach Steve Sarkisian had one too many cinnamon whiskey shots at a pep rally recently, then Continue reading

Meteorologists suck and other tales from the Sunshine State

Rain on the Bucs

A good friend gave me his VIP tickets to the Buccaneers pre-season practice the other day.  Although I’m salivating over the upcoming NFL season like every other, red-blooded American and have been a Buccaneers fan for years, I’ve never been Continue reading

NFL quarterbacks: Still crazy after all these years

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“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky.  They’re all together ooky.” -   Addams Family theme song 32 men. That’s it. Only 32 men out of several hundred million that live in this country get to be the starting quarterback Continue reading

SportsChump’s Fifth Annual NFL Over/Under Contest

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It’s that time of the year again. FOOOOOOTBAAAALLLLLLL!!!! Whew, that felt good. Think we’re thirsty for some football?  The very first televised game of the NFL pre-season, the otherwise meaningless Minnesota Vikings-Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame Game, garnered higher television Continue reading

Ten pressing questions for the 2015 NFL season

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If we had a crystal ball to tell us what’s going to happen this NFL season, we’d all be millionaires.  Unfortunately, Lady Cleo and Dionne Warwick have cornered the market on clairvoyance so you and I are going to have Continue reading

Twitter hits Geno Smith harder than Ilkemefuna Enemkpali

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Boys will be boys.  And Jets will most certainly be Jets. Jets fans aren’t used to losing hope ‘til midway through the season.  As least this year, they can get through their suffering early. In the wake of Cam Newton Continue reading