The “What We Should Have Done” Approach to March Madness

Looking back at march madness

We un-crumple the brackets we tossed to the floor in disgust only a day into the tournament.  We look at them again, hoping, begging for a chance.  There’s not one.  We wonder how things could have gone so horribly wrong.  Continue reading

John Calipari to the Lakers: More than a rumor, more than a rumor to me

Calipari Lakers

I love a good rumor. Don’t get me wrong.  I don’t subscribe to The Globe or The Enquirer… although I do give them a quick thumb-through for shits and giggles while standing in line at the supermarket.  Hey, if one Continue reading

And so it is… a bittersweet ending to an historical season

Donovan

Any basketball team that suits up for Billy Donovan will have to live in the shadow of the Noah, Horford and Brewer-led team that won back-to-back championships only a few seasons ago.  It’s like having that athletic, bigger brother that Continue reading

Kentucky wins basketball game over rival, fans burn couches in celebration

Kentucky couch burning

“The sky is burning.  I believe my soul’s on fire.” -          Bad Company, Burnin’ Sky, 1977   I’ve never understood the whole ritual of burning things after a team victory.  Why do we resort to setting things on fire in Continue reading

White lies and White-out: All one needs to become a college head coach

Steve Masiello

“Have you ever been experienced?  I have.” -          Jimi Hendrix The first time I can recall hearing that a coach had lied about his job experience involved George O’Leary. It was 2001 and O’Leary was applying for the head coaching Continue reading

The most obvious idea ever is about to make me a very wealthy man: SportsChump hereby copyrights The Professional Sports Taxi Service

escalade

“If you wanna go and take a ride with me…” -          Nelly I just became a millionaire. Okay, that’s not entirely true but I did come up with an idea that will soon make me one.  I’ll meet you guys Continue reading

Enlightening moments in sports interview history, Vol. 1: Linda Cohn and Ken Griffey, Jr.

Griffey Cohn

“Smiles, everyone!  Smiles!” -          Ricardo Montalban as Mr. Roarke on Fantasy Island Ken Griffey, Jr. will go down as one of the most talented players in baseball history.  He’s sixth all-time on the career home run list.  He finished his Continue reading

Have we nothing better to talk about? Rethinking the ridiculousness of the NBA Mount Rushmore argument

NBA Mount Rushmore

I had really planned on leaving this one alone.  After all, choosing the four best players to have ever played a sport is entirely subjective.  I might include Player A on my mountainside and justify that argument until I’m blue Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 30: Phone books, sneaker pimps, oddball gratuities and the world’s most famous Heimlich

chumpservations new height

Phony I came home the other morning to find a phone book sitting on my front door step.  They’ve gotten considerably smaller over the years. I grew up in New York City.  Back then, we had three separate phone books Continue reading