Two times it’s okay to lose a wager

When it comes to losing money, I do it with flair. Don’t get me wrong.  I’d much rather win all my wagers, kick back in the Caribbean sipping rum drinks out of pineapples and freely pilot my Learjet to Las Continue reading

Placing my bets on love… and Sergio

Sunday morning came early for us late night bar-workers and ball-wagerers.  Having missed the opportunity to place my annual – and let’s be honest – required Augusta future, I looked at the final round leaderboard and thought I’d take a Continue reading

Celebrating the longevity and brilliance of Caddyshack

“Czervik?  Czervik?  Is Al Czervik here?” asked the man standing at the front of the room, microphone in his hand, as if he were Ben Stein waiting for Ferris Bueller to answer. There were a few, muffled chuckles in the Continue reading

Sports, lies and videotape

“Overprivileged white guy goes to a foreign country, destroys property, blames it on brown people, lies about it all, flees the country, and gets hailed as a hero. Ryan Lochte is Peak American.” Dr. Milhouse, Facebook post circa 2016   Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 35: Melodic Death Metal, the greens at Augusta and the price you pay for history

One faithful reader requested I post another Chumpservations. Chumpservations used to be a mainstay on this website.  After all, there have been 34 official volumes since the site’s been operational.  Previous chumpservations haven’t necessarily been about sports (I think I Continue reading

Book Review: This Is Your Brain On Sports by L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers

This Is Your Brain On Sports is like no other sports book you’ve ever read. Generally speaking, most sports books are biographies about legends or drawn-out depictions of a specific game, season or event.  Brain On Sports is none of Continue reading

NBA sells out uniformly

Is nothing sacred? As sports fans, we like to sit in the stands or in front of our television sets and believe everything we’re watching is real, that the players we adore are giving it their all and the franchises Continue reading

What if?

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