Sports Snobbery, Episode Six: Chris Webber, the time out, a car wash and the pregnant lady who wanted none of the above

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Dear God, help us all. The world as we know it is crumbling all around us with people literally knowing nothing about sports.  I can see I’m going to have to start handing out more business cards. Last Sunday started Continue reading

Lost promise: The disturbingly parallel paths of Donnell Harvey and Chris Walker

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The year was 1999. A young Billy Donovan was starting to cut his teeth at the University of Florida.  Anyone who saw Billy the Kid play college ball at Providence under Rick Pitino knew it was only a matter of Continue reading

Is it live or is it bothersome: The time and space continuum according to my stepfather

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I sent my mother a text the other night. CNN was airing its very first episode of a series they call “The Seventies.”  Their first installment covered the golden age of television, an era that gave us such legendary and Continue reading

LeBron James Westward bound

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Weeks ago, we all gathered around our television sets and witnessed something that hadn’t happened in nearly forty years: American Pharoah won horse racing’s Triple Crown. Very soon, we’re about to witness something that’s happened even less frequently than that. Continue reading

Golden State Left Searching for MVP Stephen Curry after Second Consecutive Loss

Newly crowned MVP Stephen Curry has been a major disappointment in the opening three games of the NBA Championship series. His team, Golden State Warriors, started with a victory but have since lost two games in a row to Cleveland Continue reading

Is Serena Williams the most dominant athlete of this generation?

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With all this talk about Michael and LeBron, Money and Manny, A-Rod and Roids, Brady and Manning and whether Tiger will ever return to prominence, one person has dominated their sport this century more than any of them.   And it’s Continue reading

Defining LeBron

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There was once a time in history when every single one of us rooted for Tiger Woods.  After all, what wasn’t to like?  He was handsome, personable, a smiling young man who represented change in a game that had historically Continue reading

What the hell is going on in… ?

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What the hell is going on in Philadelphia? Chip Kelly is 51 years old.  He’s been around football a long time.  He’s coached in high school, college and now the pros.  I’m pretty sure if he’s a racist, we would Continue reading

Sexual innuendo in sports

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SportsChump has always been on the cutting edge when it comes to hardcore, provocative sports analysis. This, my friends, is another one of those times. Please allow me to turn the lights down low, slip some Marvin Gaye onto the Continue reading

No Shit, Sherlock: Volume One

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Hotels.com has a new mascot.  His name is Captain Obvious.  His pitch in their relatively entertaining, television spots is that using their website to book a vacation is the obvious choice. Years ago while hosting Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, Continue reading