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

New Tampa stadium talk a steaming pile of hooey

Now I know how Cleveland felt. Years ago, the man known as LeBron James made the biggest mistake of his career.  Personally, I didn’t think it was that big of a deal but history will remember it as such. LeBron Continue reading

Counting the Creed Cries: Your Rocky Marathon edition

This post was originally inspired a few years ago when long-time friend and faithful SportsChump reader, Croshere, sent me a text telling me he was in the middle of a Rocky marathon.  He made it halfway through Rocky IV before 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

My Sports Week, Part Two: Vandals Descend Upon the Motherland

9 o’clock came early Saturday morning but my driver wanted to get a jump on things.  The Gator game started at noon and the rest of the boys making the trip would be eagerly awaiting our arrival with drinks already Continue reading

My Sports Week, Part One: The Jimmy Butler Invitational

I keep an odd schedule. I work nights and weekends, which I love because it keeps me out of trouble but it also cramps my style when it comes to big time concerts or sporting events. Since I have Wednesdays Continue reading

Water Fountain Protocol and Other Things Wholeheartedly Wrong with America, Vol. 1

I am irked by the smallest signs of inconsideration. Whether it’s a fellow driver not sending an acknowledging thank you wave through his rearview mirror after I’ve let him merge into traffic (more on that in Volume Two) or any Continue reading

Thursday’s triple-feature: The Predator, The Meg and Venom

What better way to spend a depressed afternoon than with a triple feature starring zygotes, dread-locked aliens and a giant, prehistoric shark? I’m not a huge action movie buff.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’ve seen plenty of ‘em.  I just Continue reading

Week Four SportsChump/KP/J-Dub’s NFL Pick ‘Em: The Five Love Languages… and Football

Have you ever been in a relationship where communication doesn’t translate?  You say one thing and your partner hears another. That’s my relationship these days with the NFL and America’s favorite bookie, Dr. Milhouse. Clearly, he is to blame.  After Continue reading