Cubbies-Tribe: The Something’s Gotta Give Series

ws

I’ve been watching baseball a long time.  Not so much recently but like every red-blooded American, I grew up in a baseball household. Let’s just say in my lifetime, the Cubs and Indians have never been good.  Don’t get me Continue reading

Aces, unders and great, big balls of steel

madison-bumgarner

If you’ve been reading this website at all this football season, you’ve heard me complain (for far too long unfortunately) about how my wagers are a river of darkness… a big, steamy, sewage-filled river of darkness. I think I had Continue reading

SportsChump Summer Concert Series, Part V: Classic Rock with Heart, Cheap Trick and Joan Jett – A Concert… for the ages

heart-cheap-trick-joan-jett-playbill

David Ortiz is 40 years old.  This will be his final season in the major leagues. In his fourteen years in Boston, he accomplished what no other Red Sox player in the modern era has.  He was the driving force Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 37: Back-up quarterbacks, Big Winners, Back To School and one Beautiful Bash Brother Bromance

chumpservations-new-height

Here are some quick thoughts from a wild opening weekend to our football season. Back It Up I’ve often wondered about the mindset of the backup quarterback.  Often jokingly referred to as the best job in professional sports (because you Continue reading

And you thought Ryan Lochte had a bad week…

Lochte

Ryan Lochte is home and safe from his now swimmingly, infamous excursions in Rio de Janeiro.  Sure he lost half his endorsers (worth about a million or so in change) for lying about his buddies taking a gas station men’s Continue reading

Sports, lies and videotape

Lochte

“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. 36: The Fashion Statement Edition

Zoolander

I am a fashion plate and not only because I have a closet full of clothes and have seen Zoolander about 57 times. On the contrary, I am a fashion plate because I wear what’s comfortable (and it generally matches), Continue reading

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

This is your brain on sports book cover

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