The voting off

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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

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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

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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

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“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

The Ditka Debate: A Dubsism-SportsChump production

Senate Committee Holds Hearing On NFL Retirement Benefits

I had a conversation with one of my more conservative readers the other day. It involved ESPN and the “repositioning” of Mike Ditka. We’ve engaged in such conservations before but considering this person sits firmly on the opposite end of Continue reading

Baseball, boredom, bat flips and bickering

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose -          Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, French critic, journalist, novelist It looks like the old school and new school are at it again.  It was only a week ago that Oscar Robertson implied Steph Continue reading

Athletes, domestic violence, contrition and the overwhelming lack thereof

Cincinnati Reds v Arizona Diamondbacks

New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman was just suspended thirty games by Major League Baseball for a domestic violence dispute in which he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend.  Johnny Manziel is currently under investigation for similar acts.  Ray Rice last carried Continue reading

No soup for you: New York Met banned from baseball for life

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I’ve never been banned from anything. Don’t get me wrong.  I was once escorted out of a Las Vegas nightclub long before Johnny Manziel made it fashionable but that’s a story for another time. I bring this up is because Continue reading