Coaches, opinions, protests and wait, there was an election?

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In case you haven’t been paying attention lately, we just held a presidential election.  It was kind of a big deal. Real estate tycoon and now president-elect Donald Trump bested career politician and former first lady Hillary Clinton in what Continue reading

The trek to Fayetteville, Part “And Then There Were” Four

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The Don Calvino finally arrived early Friday morning bearing gifts: a beautiful bottle of Bajan rum, officially making it the first bottle of Mount Gay to travel from Barbados to Atlanta to Memphis to Fayetteville and then to Tampa.  Somebody Continue reading

The trek to Arkansas, Part “And Then There Were” Three

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“Memphis is a city that hums and thrums. Its song is constant.” Robert Gordon, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion I have a few US cities left on my “to-visit” bucket list.  For example, I’ve never been to Continue reading

#BasketballMovies

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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

The triviality yet inherent necessity of preseason polls

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I wrote a series of posts about five years ago.  To this day they remain the highest traffic this website has ever seen. On a whim, I decided to rank what I thought were the greatest sports altercations of all-time.  Continue reading

Ellen DeGeneres ruins the Olympic Games and other racist tales of woe: A SportsChump-Dubsism Production

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By J-Dub and SportsChump Let’s just cut to the race here. Somehow, the following Tweet was deemed “racist” by the PC police. Think what you will about this, but don’t surprised that both J-Dub and SportsChump have some Olympic-sized opinions Continue reading

Sports, lies and videotape

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“Overprivileged white guy goes to a foreign country, destroys property, blames it on brown people, lies about it all, flees the country, and gets hailed as a hero. Ryan Lochte is Peak American.” Dr. Milhouse, Facebook post circa 2016   Continue reading

Aussie, Aussie Aussie!!! Ugh, Ugh, Ugh!!!

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Please allow me to play the role of the ugly American and express my unbridled frustration with what happened last night and Team USA almost losing to Australia. Here’s your chance to totally call me out on my reactionary nature Continue reading

Identity and the Golden State Warriors

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We talk a lot about identity in sports, how the greatest teams over time, as a collective, develop a specific identity all their own. The Detroit Bad Boy Pistons of the late 1980s had a clear-cut identity.  If you drove Continue reading