Chumpservations, Vol. 35: Melodic Death Metal, the greens at Augusta and the price you pay for history

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One faithful reader requested I post another Chumpservations. Chumpservations used to be a mainstay on this website.  After all, there have been 34 official volumes since the site’s been operational.  Previous chumpservations haven’t necessarily been about sports (I think I Continue reading

Book Review: This Is Your Brain On Sports by L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers

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This Is Your Brain On Sports is like no other sports book you’ve ever read. Generally speaking, most sports books are biographies about legends or drawn-out depictions of a specific game, season or event.  Brain On Sports is none of Continue reading

Flogging Draft Night

Flogging Draft Night

I went to last year’s Buccaneers Draft Party.  After all, it was a big event. The lowly (for far too long) Tampa Bay Buccaneers had earned the dubious distinction of drafting first in 2015.  I say dubious because the rights Continue reading

The voting off

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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

NBA sells out uniformly

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Is nothing sacred? As sports fans, we like to sit in the stands or in front of our television sets and believe everything we’re watching is real, that the players we adore are giving it their all and the franchises Continue reading

Priorities > Paychecks: The Last Stand of Adam LaRoche

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“There’s more to life than just a little money.  Don’t you know that?” -Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson in Fargo Barry Sanders retired from football at the ripe, old age of 31.  When he rather surprisingly announced he was leaving Continue reading