The contest to end all contests, so to speak

Clint

Oiled up, buns up, I lay there on the massage table.  After all, tending bar for forty-plus hours a week and writing for nearly that many requires some painstaking, preventive maintenance. As she and I always do, the official licensed Continue reading

The inexplicable whys of hating Brent Musburger

mus

I have this very dear friend.  He goes by the name Jackal. Jackal and I were having a relatively meaningless conversation about sports (and probably girls) the other day when he mentioned something in passing that I found kind of Continue reading

Twitter Chips away at Kelly firing

Chipper

And so ends the Philadelphia experiment.  Football “mastermind” Chip Kelly has been fired by the Eagles with one game remaining in the regular season.  Their next game, much like the sixteen other ones they played this season, has now been Continue reading

Steve Harvey robs Miss Colombia of her crown; Twitter robs Steve Harvey of his manhood

Harvey fucks up

Everybody makes mistakes… even Steve Harvey.   Or perhaps, after Sunday night, that last sentence should read especially Steve Harvey. In a contest nobody has watched since Bob Barker stopped hosting it, the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant witnessed a blunder of Continue reading

Midnight Meat Train derailed: A tale of fantasy, heartbreak and a season lost by a single point

Train derailed

“Nobody’s ever made it their first jump.”  “I know, but what if he does.” -          Tank and Mouse discussing Neo and the jump program in The Matrix “Les jeux sont faits. Translation: the game is up.” -          Jeffrey Jones as Continue reading

Debunking fantasy football’s ‘skill game’ defense: A follow-up to wagering the war on waging

Mike McD

“It’s a skill game, Jo.” -Matt Damon in Rounders I’ve been hearing this word a lot lately when it comes to shutting down online fantasy football gambling. Skill. When I think of skill, I think of an athlete who does Continue reading

Waging the war on wagering

NFL QB roulette

“Gambling is illegal at Bushwood, sir.” -Judge Smails   I’ve been puzzled by this whole online, fantasy football gambling, Draft Kings, Fan Duel thing for quite some time. Something just seemed odd about it. For example, if it is illegal Continue reading