Sports Snobbery, Episode Six: Chris Webber, the time out, a car wash and the pregnant lady who wanted none of the above

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Dear God, help us all. The world as we know it is crumbling all around us with people literally knowing nothing about sports.  I can see I’m going to have to start handing out more business cards. Last Sunday started Continue reading

Lost promise: The disturbingly parallel paths of Donnell Harvey and Chris Walker

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The year was 1999. A young Billy Donovan was starting to cut his teeth at the University of Florida.  Anyone who saw Billy the Kid play college ball at Providence under Rick Pitino knew it was only a matter of Continue reading

Sports Snobbery, Episode 5: The meaning of “In the Clubhouse”

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I hate having to do this.  I really do.  But I feel these conversations are for the good of humanity.  I’m only here to help those less fortunate.  Like BB King once tried to help Blacks without Soul, consider this Continue reading

My newest bestie: A follow-up to Because Hockey

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There’s a scene in “The Cable Guy” where the needy, clingy and downright frightening Jim Carrey tries to secure his fledgling friendship with the far more subdued Matthew Broderick.  It is at that moment that Broderick tells Carrey he “just Continue reading

Is it live or is it bothersome: The time and space continuum according to my stepfather

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I sent my mother a text the other night. CNN was airing its very first episode of a series they call “The Seventies.”  Their first installment covered the golden age of television, an era that gave us such legendary and Continue reading

Because hockey

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Ladies and gentlemen, I once again proudly give to you…. Dr. Milhouse I am “That Guy.” I admit it. I live, breathe, and die with my teams.  I go to every game I possibly can, I watch every road game Continue reading

To hedge or not to hedge: That is my question

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Well, after 102 games, Tampa Bay has made the Stanley Cup Finals. And I called it. As you all very well know by now, I’ve been to about fifteen Lightning games this season.  Consider it my crash course in hockey.  Continue reading

Sexual innuendo in sports

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SportsChump has always been on the cutting edge when it comes to hardcore, provocative sports analysis. This, my friends, is another one of those times. Please allow me to turn the lights down low, slip some Marvin Gaye onto the Continue reading

Superstition and the sports fan

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I was showering the other day, getting ready for a night out.  You’re welcome for the sexy visual. It was an hour or two before Game Three of the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Finals and, unlike Rangers fans, I wanted Continue reading

No Shit, Sherlock: Volume One

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Hotels.com has a new mascot.  His name is Captain Obvious.  His pitch in their relatively entertaining, television spots is that using their website to book a vacation is the obvious choice. Years ago while hosting Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, Continue reading