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

Delving into my love/hate relationship with the New York Mets

Mets logo

A strange thing happened on the way to growing up.  And it happened on October 25, 1986. It may not have been my first real heartbreak but it sure as hell stung like it. But we have to go farther Continue reading

SportsChump’s Helpful Halloween Tips and Top Five All-Time Costumes, complete with photos

Trick or Treat

Halloween is a special time of year.  Some people actually dread it.  The whole idea of getting made up or taking care of kids in a sugar coma or shopping for costumes last minute can be kind of a drag. Continue reading

Hulk Hogan inserts wrestling boot even further into mouth


Accountability. It’s amazing how few of us refuse to accept it. In the latest episode of Hulk Hogan’s sinking ship of a career, we find a whimpering, bleach blonde, bandana-wearing icon begging for our forgiveness yet still refusing to take Continue reading

What if?

what if

What if Ronda Rousey fought Floyd Mayweather… and won? What if a member already in Baseball’s Hall of Fame admitted to using steroids regularly to get an edge? What if Joe Maddon wins a World Series with the Cubs? What Continue reading

NFL quarterbacks: Still crazy after all these years

Smiles RGIII Smiles

“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky.  They’re all together ooky.” -   Addams Family theme song 32 men. That’s it. Only 32 men out of several hundred million that live in this country get to be the starting quarterback Continue reading

Twitter and the Republican Presidential debate


Next year, we here in the United States will be voting in a new President.  Whether you like him or not, President Barack Obama’s two terms as Commander-in-Chief will be over.  The Democratic Party likely has their next candidate in Continue reading