Debunking fantasy football’s ‘skill game’ defense: A follow-up to wagering the war on waging

Mike McD

“It’s a skill game, Jo.” -Matt Damon in Rounders I’ve been hearing this word a lot lately when it comes to shutting down online fantasy football gambling. Skill. When I think of skill, I think of an athlete who does Continue reading

The agony of the winning wager never placed

Rousey Holm

I live my life by the Stevie Ray Vaughn rule. The Stevie Ray Vaughn rule is as such.  In 1990, I was in New Orleans for their annual Jazz & Heritage Festival.  Lacking funds, I opted not to go the Continue reading

Waging the war on wagering

NFL QB roulette

“Gambling is illegal at Bushwood, sir.” -Judge Smails   I’ve been puzzled by this whole online, fantasy football gambling, Draft Kings, Fan Duel thing for quite some time. Something just seemed odd about it. For example, if it is illegal Continue reading

JPP’s return points Giants in right direction… and other horrifically, tasteless jokes at a half a hand’s expense

JPP hand cast

As to be expected, the New York Giants visited Raymond James Stadium this Sunday and covered the three-point spread against the hometown Buccaneers.  Shortly thereafter, the G-Men traveled home with a much-needed victory and almost all of their fingers intact.  Continue reading

Delving into my love/hate relationship with the New York Mets

Mets logo

A strange thing happened on the way to growing up.  And it happened on October 25, 1986. It may not have been my first real heartbreak but it sure as hell stung like it. But we have to go farther Continue reading

Milhouse and Me Make Money on a Miami Miracle

Miami Duke celebration

One week after firing their head coach, the University of Miami boarded a plane to Durham, North Carolina to play in one of the most bizarre football games you’ll ever see. Me? I was at work.  It was Halloween night, Continue reading

SportsChump’s Helpful Halloween Tips and Top Five All-Time Costumes, complete with photos

Trick or Treat

Halloween is a special time of year.  Some people actually dread it.  The whole idea of getting made up or taking care of kids in a sugar coma or shopping for costumes last minute can be kind of a drag. Continue reading

Parting thoughts, we think, on Steve Spurrier


Not that the Ol’ Ball Coach needs any confirmation from yours truly but do you know how I know Steve Spurrier was a great coach?  Because everybody I knew that wasn’t a Florida Gator fan absolutely despised the guy. Ask Continue reading

Gator Nation mourns as Will Grier is suspended for violating NCAA drug policy

Grier presser

I hate waking up to bad news. It ruins your whole day. I was the only one to actually wake up to news of Will Grier’s suspension considering I slept until one in the afternoon the day the news was Continue reading

Unfinished business: Tampa Bay Lightning begin quest for the Cup

Fans pack into Amalie

I’m about to say something I don’t think I’ve ever said before.  Yup, I’m pretty sure these words have never come out of my mouth.  Are you ready? I’m really looking forward to this hockey season.  There, I said it.  Continue reading