Once upon a time, there were Bad Boys

Bad Boy champions

Once upon a time, NBA players beat the crap out of each other.  ESPN’s “30 for 30: The Bad Boys” pleasantly reminded us of that.  The two-hour, must-watch special highlighted the rise and fall of the Isiah Thomas-led, two-time champion Continue reading

Kentucky wins basketball game over rival, fans burn couches in celebration

Kentucky couch burning

“The sky is burning.  I believe my soul’s on fire.” -          Bad Company, Burnin’ Sky, 1977   I’ve never understood the whole ritual of burning things after a team victory.  Why do we resort to setting things on fire in Continue reading

Bad teams! Bad!

sports fan bad head

“That’s right, that’s right.  We bad!  Uh huh!” -Richard Pryor, Stir Crazy, 1980 We’ve talked a lot about fandom over the past few months, more specifically when it is acceptable for sports fans to switch allegiances and what rights we Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 30: Phone books, sneaker pimps, oddball gratuities and the world’s most famous Heimlich

chumpservations new height

Phony I came home the other morning to find a phone book sitting on my front door step.  They’ve gotten considerably smaller over the years. I grew up in New York City.  Back then, we had three separate phone books Continue reading

Just another day at Madison Square Garden: A caption contest

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Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple was a play-turned-movie-turned-television-show about two divorced men, down on their luck with nothing in common but their recently broken hearts.

Modern Athletes I Would Want On My Side If A Bar Fight Broke Out

I’ve worked in the bar industry for quite some time.  Every once in a while, one drunken sot at the bar takes offense to the way another drunken sot at the bar is looking at him and shit goes down.  Continue reading

SportsChump Motion Pictures proudly presents Alejandro

According to recent reports, Major League Baseball’s performance-enhancing prototype, Alex Rodriguez, is dropping his appeal, taking the year off and heading to Mexico.  Good for him.  I’m surprised Bud Selig didn’t offer to drive him to the airport.

A trip down memory lane: SportsChump heads home for the holidays

Funny things happen when you grow up in New York City.  While the Big Apple is universally recognized as the greatest city in the world – and rightfully so – New Yorkers inherently know that to be true.  We wear Continue reading