Thoughts on a wild, wild few weeks of sports: Chumpservations revisited (Vol. 39)

“What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here?” Slim Pickens as Taggart in Blazing Saddles, 1974 It’s been a while since I’ve put some random thoughts down on paper. Between holidays, birthdays and deaths in the Continue reading

Thanksgiving, gratitude and too many grocery items in the express line

I saw the most bizarre thing at the supermarket the other afternoon. I rolled out of bed and ran out to grab some healthy grub before my lengthy, pre-Thanksgiving shift at the pub. After a quick run through the market, Continue reading

Helmet throws and N-Bombs: A down and dirty week for the NFL

Let’s talk about race for a quick moment, shall we. The hole Myles Garrett is digging for himself apparently knows no bottom. If you stayed up to watch the very end of last Thursday night’s football game, er… melee, you Continue reading

Odell Beckham, Jr. channels his inner Cousin Eddie

This past Sunday, the as-of-yet undefeated New England Patriots took on the young, upstart, great on paper but as-of-yet, highly underachieving Cleveland Browns.  As expected, the Patriots won the game rather handily. After a hard fought, physical battle, it is Continue reading

Oh, the horror: Six NFL teams I can’t bear to watch

Man, there are some bad football teams out there. Let’s kick a few while they’re down, shall we? Every season, it seems like there are the New England Patriots, some really good contenders and the rest who are just shuffling Continue reading

Explaining, losing to, and finally beating… the hook

If you’re a seasoned gambler, you can probably move along at this point. Nothing to see here. But in our never-ending quest to explain the basics of sports gambling to those who have no clue, and perhaps even make you Continue reading

World, Meet Danny Dimes

It was an extraordinarily, beautiful Sunday afternoon in Tampa, Florida. Days like these are the reason so many people pay us a visit. Sun shining, the sky a beautiful bright blue and just enough of a September breeze to make Continue reading

Kill the head, the body will die and other official directives from the NFL locker room

“He says what guys need to hear. He’s not going to sugarcoat it. He’s not going to baby you. He’s not going to belittle you. He’s going to treat you like a man, and you have to respond like a Continue reading