SportsChump makes joke at University of Miami’s expense; Gators, Seminoles laugh while Canes lament

I worked a 14-hour day last Saturday.  That’s nothing for this fifty-year old who spends most of his time either walking the numerous, lush golf courses of Central Florida or on his feet graciously serving the thirsty patrons of Tampa Continue reading

Brushes with Sports Greatness, Vol. 8: USF Head Football Coach Charlie Strong

I had lunch with Charlie Strong the other day. Don’t get me wrong.  Coach Strong and I weren’t kicking it at the local Applebee’s over burgers and beers talking about the state of college football.  For one thing, Charlie Strong Continue reading

Making a case for Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield’s been in the news a lot lately.  With good reason. The number-one drafted, Heisman Trophy-winning, boastfully flag-planting, sidelines crotch-grabbing, far-too-short to play the pro game, Johnny Manziel comparative is the new face of the Cleveland Browns.  He is Continue reading

The ongoing saga of Terrell Owen’s HOF snub aka yet another reason the NFL is a piece of shit

The National Football League simply can’t get out of its own way, tripping over its two left cleats every chance it gets.  The league continues to prove with overwhelming splendor that it is one of the most self-serving, poorly managed Continue reading

Bloggers getting old: A J-Dub-SportsChump “Turning 50” Collaboration

Dubs: It’s often said that baseball imitates life.  In this case, there’s an odd bit of truth to that because life, like baseball, is all about milestones. In baseball, it’s all about 3,000 hits, 500 home runs, or 300 wins. Continue reading

Terrell Owens not going to Hall of Fame… induction

“I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.” -Groucho Marx Plenty of athletes have been ripped for their off-field indiscretions over the years. Contract disputes, bar brawls, drug use, extra-marital soirees, we’ve seen Continue reading

Upset!

When sports commentary blowhards (present company excluded, of course) play the reactionary, “biggest or best ever” card, they’re generally doing so strictly for ratings.  This week when you hear them talk about a little school in Maryland, however, they might Continue reading

Sporting events we’d like to see televised that aren’t

The networks appear to be losing their touch.  By my count, there have been three recent, sports-related events that our cable channels totally missed out on! Listen, the 24-hour sports networks have plenty of time to fill.  If the NFL Continue reading

Two sports movies that were well ahead of their time

We can go on debating which are the greatest sports movies of all-time; the list is abundant. But to me, two forgotten, early-90s sports movies stand out as underrated and particularly telling considering all that’s going on in sports nearly Continue reading