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

The voting off

desert island

This is hardly an original concept. The television show Survivor made it popular many moons ago. I never watched the show, or maybe I did once against my will, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the first elimination-style game show Continue reading

NBA sells out uniformly

nba uniforms

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

The bat flip redux

bat on grass

I was at my local YMCA doing my best to break a sweat on the nearest elliptical machine when I saw it right there on the mini-TV in front of me: Jose Bautista’s code-violating, Goose Gossage-irritating, ethically-questionable, racially-profiled bat flip. Continue reading

Priorities > Paychecks: The Last Stand of Adam LaRoche

adam laroche

“There’s more to life than just a little money.  Don’t you know that?” -Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson in Fargo Barry Sanders retired from football at the ripe, old age of 31.  When he rather surprisingly announced he was leaving Continue reading