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

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

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

Comedy Central crushes Coldplay with a simple hashtag

Coldplay

With all this talk about Coldplay performing the Super Bowl halftime show, my favorite social media venue has come up with a hashtag to employ our sensibilities.  It’s called #betterhalftimeshows. I’ve already discussed how the NFL could make the halftime Continue reading

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