Closing thoughts from an embittered Lightning fan (Parental Advisory Explicit Lyrics)

“There’s no comfort in the truth, pain is all you’ll find” -George Michael, Careless Whisper   Please allow me to vent.  And if you live in the Tampa Bay area and have just suffered through the highest of highs only Continue reading

Lightning hits Augusta, misses Columbus altogether

It was the best of Sundays, it was the worst of Sundays.  Waking up to bacon, cinnamon rolls and fresh-brewed coffee in bed is never a bad thing, especially when the hearty meal accompanies a day chock full of championship Continue reading

Point CounterPoint – The Tampa Bay Lightning Will Win The Stanley Cup by J-Dub and SportsChump

By J-Dub and SportsChump J-Dub doesn’t know what being a sports fan in Tampa means, but SportsChump has filled and entire corner of the interwebz with that angst.  Imagine what your sporting fandom must be like with a steady diet 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

A Conversation with Dr. Milhouse over the Lightning season that was

As the NHL playoffs are now in full swing, the wounds are still fresh and still bloodied in Tampa.  A team once thought to contend for the Stanley Cup is now sitting at home, getting some well-needed yet unfortunate rest. Continue reading

Book Review: Dueling with Kings by Daniel Barbarisi

Dueling with Kings opens just as the leaflet suggests, like something out of Wolf of Wall Street, minus the Oscar-winning performance from Jonah Hill but with guys most likely equally goofy and out of shape, throwing around the money they Continue reading

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