Court Justice: The Inside Story of My Battle Against the NCAA by Ed O’Bannon with Michael McMann: A Book Review

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize the NCAA is a self-serving institution.  It makes countless billions (with a big old ‘B’) off the student-athletes it alleges to protect. The debate over whether college athletes should be reimbursed for Continue reading

And then there were four… or were there? The great American band contest hits a roadblock

We cannot be trusted. At the very beginning of this “You Vote for the Greatest American Band of All-Time” contest, I knew people were going to be pissed if their favorite bands didn’t advance.  64 acts entered, only one could Continue reading

Sports, superstitions and Sunday’s sights and sounds

I banned a customer, nay, a friend from the bar the other night. He hadn’t done anything wrong.  In fact, this person is perhaps the most ideal customer a business could want.  He’s well behaved, spends a ton of money, Continue reading

SportsChump’s Great American Band Contest turns 16

A few things have come to light after hosting the first two rounds of this contest to end all rock contests. A quick look at our Sweet Emotion Sixteen, which we’ll get to in just a bit, doesn’t hold all Continue reading

The Great American Rock Band Contest rolls on (and some thoughts on the opening round)

“Who ARE these people?” shouted a friend as he looked over the bracket. “Who are who people?” I replied. “Who are these people who choose REO Speedwagon over Kansas?!?” And so goes the contest, proceeding exactly as I had planned. Continue reading

And the greatest American rock-and-roll band of all time is….

March may be over but the madness, my friends, is just beginning. For the longest time, I’ve debated over which is the greatest American rock-and-roll act of all time. After all, despite Grammy awards won, albums sold and number one Continue reading