What Donald Trump, Skip Bayless and Stanley Kaufmann all have in common

Before he was president, Donald Trump made public his support for Johnny Manziel via his favorite social media outlet: Twitter.  Trump was so assured Manziel would become a successful NFL quarterback, he put his name on it.  Some people even Continue reading

Every sports fan’s not to do list

A very dear friend of mine recently posted a video on social media entitled “Why women live longer.” Upon clicking said video, one finds four boys on one of those spinning playground things with a fifth off to the side Continue reading

Celebrating the longevity and brilliance of Caddyshack

“Czervik?  Czervik?  Is Al Czervik here?” asked the man standing at the front of the room, microphone in his hand, as if he were Ben Stein waiting for Ferris Bueller to answer. There were a few, muffled chuckles in the Continue reading

Starring Tom Brady as Clint Eastwood… or Ferris Bueller?

I had this vision the other day of Tom Brady riding off into the sunset after one final, big game victory. He could always play more football, extending his already Hall of Fame career but at this point, he doesn’t Continue reading

The Trump Chronicles, Part One: White Guy Twitter Battles Are Only The Beginning

Our nation has reached a moment of crisis.  We have LeBron James and Phil Jackson arguing about the proper use of the word “posse,” dogs and cats are on the verge of living together and President Obama just concluded a Continue reading

#BasketballMovies

The NBA season is once again upon us, my friends.  I was saving this Twitter hashtag for just the occasion. Thanks to the twisted minds of Chris Hardwick and Comedy Central, we can now take our basketball and our movies, Continue reading

SportsChump Summer Concert Series, Part IV: The Beatles at Shea Stadium (thanks to Ron Howard)

“You say you want a revolution.  Well, you know.  We all want to change the world.” The Beatles, 1968 My mom tells the story of the night she did NOT go to see the Beatles at Shea Stadium.  It was Continue reading

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

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