Salary disparities and the NFL quarterback contract: Guess who’s missing from this year’s playoffs.

Upon a recent, giggly cellphone conversation about football and all things otherwise, Croshere and I broke into a discussion about the current state of the NFL and more specifically the contracts offered the league’s highest-profiled position.  Croshere’s hypothesis, which we’re Continue reading

Florida and Ohio State alums mull over Urban Meyer’s past, present and future

Urban Meyer has retired… again. He hasn’t reached Brett Favre/Michael Jordan status quite yet but one more retirement party and he’ll earn a set of steak knives. When it comes to all things Ohio State, I like to go to Continue reading

Umbrellas, defensive tackles and paying it forward over the Christmas season: An Oddly, Unanticipated Thirty Minutes in the Life of SportsChump

It was an abnormally odd and rainy half-hour last Wednesday afternoon when the following tale took place. My achy body was craving yoga so I decided to lift my lazy ass off the sofa for the daily 4:00 pm session. Continue reading

Another one bites the dust: Chiefs former running back hunts for new beginning

Kareem Hunt is done. Just like that, the promise of a brilliant career vanished with one very bad decision.  The young superstar running back will (most likely) never gain another yard in the NFL.  Despite his talent, no franchise in Continue reading

The NFL’s Week 13: Horses, heads and not a single Godfather joke

All I could think about when putting together this week’s post was the racetrack. You’ve been to bet on the ponies before, haven’t you?  It’s a blast, especially when you come home a winner #Rarities. The most exciting part about Continue reading

Coaches, rivalries and flag-plantings: How Florida finally found their man (Thank goodness!)

Dan Mullen was pulled aside by an ESPN sideline reporter right after his Gators had sealed a victory against instate rival Florida State.  Mullen was elated about the win, until…. Mid-question, on live television, Mullen spotted one of his players Continue reading

My Sports Week, Part Three: My Hypothetical Lunch with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This is the third installment of my uber-busy sports week.  The first involved driving to Orlando to see Jimmy Butler’s debut with the 76ers.  The second involved “watching” the Florida Gators in their annual tune-up before Florida State weekend.  As Continue reading