Tropicana Field, Part Do? Tampa Bay’s Tug-Of-War continues

My mother and I moved to Tampa when I was 12 years old.  It was a lot like when Daniel LaRusso and his mom moved from New Jersey to Reseda except I didn’t have a magical karate coach and I Continue reading

SportsChump presents a contest… about hate

“If you have hate in your heart, let it out.” –          Dave Chappelle as Clayton Bigsby, Chappelle’s Show, 2003 Let’s talk about hate for a second. Oh?  You don’t want to because you’re all about the love?  Well, think again Continue reading

Why 21 doesn’t matter

The Cleveland Indians have won 21 straight baseball games.  That’s a new Major League record, which is pretty impressive considering the sport, for better or for worse, has been around since anyone reading this website has been alive. That’s right, Continue reading

Why football needs to use its head before it’s too late

I had a conversation with Uncle of SportsChump over the phone the other day. For those of you who don’t know, Uncle of SportsChump is one of our nation’s, last remaining baseball fans. Having eaten, breathed and slept baseball all Continue reading

Florida gets it right, ESPN gets it wrong… again

Upon hearing the news that the University of Florida had won its first ever College World Series, an old college roommate suggested that I jot down a little something to celebrate the team’s rather unlikely victory. So I am. But Continue reading

J-Dub and SportsChump discuss the ESPN firings

Fox News just fired Bill O’Reilly. Neither one of us ever really made much time for either Fox News or O’Reilly, but his dismissal made huge news. After all, he was one of the most recognized if not controversial talking heads in Continue reading

Russell Westbrook’s MVP season?

In February, New York Times writer Sam Anderson wrote a spectacular piece about one of today’s most misunderstood athletes: Russell Westbrook.  By the time the article was set to print, Westbrook was in the middle of chasing history: the NBA’s 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