Why I love (and hate) betting underdogs all at the same time

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The following is a tale of success and heartbreak.  It’s a story of unlikelihood yet perfect probability.  For on any given Saturday… I say Saturday because betting on college football is perhaps the most thrilling way to make money wagering Continue reading

Coaches, opinions, protests and wait, there was an election?

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In case you haven’t been paying attention lately, we just held a presidential election.  It was kind of a big deal. Real estate tycoon and now president-elect Donald Trump bested career politician and former first lady Hillary Clinton in what Continue reading

What Did Tennessee? What Arkansas: The Conclusion of a Vacation Well Spent

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Remember at the beginning of this adventure when I A-Teamingly hinted that I liked when a plan comes together?  The objective of this trip was for four old friends to visit Memphis and travel to Fayetteville to see Florida take Continue reading

The trek to Fayetteville, Part “And Then There Were” Four

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The Don Calvino finally arrived early Friday morning bearing gifts: a beautiful bottle of Bajan rum, officially making it the first bottle of Mount Gay to travel from Barbados to Atlanta to Memphis to Fayetteville and then to Tampa.  Somebody Continue reading

The trek to Arkansas, Part “And Then There Were” Three

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“Memphis is a city that hums and thrums. Its song is constant.” Robert Gordon, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion I have a few US cities left on my “to-visit” bucket list.  For example, I’ve never been to Continue reading

The Long Trek to Fayetteville, Part Deux

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Upon arrival in Atlanta, where my flight to Memphis connected, I found Hartsfield-Jackson Airport instantly fascinating. One could live comfortably in that airport and never have to leave its friendly confines, except for the occasional sun tanned dose of Vitamin Continue reading

The Trek to Fayetteville, Arkansas

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I love it when a plan comes together.  I hate it when one doesn’t. As a (two-time) graduate of the University of Florida, I’ve seen countless games at the stadium that is currently known as Steve Spurrier Florida Field at Continue reading

Aces, unders and great, big balls of steel

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If you’ve been reading this website at all this football season, you’ve heard me complain (for far too long unfortunately) about how my wagers are a river of darkness… a big, steamy, sewage-filled river of darkness. I think I had Continue reading

SportsChump Summer Concert Series, Part VI: Hard Rock Funk with a side of hip-hop. Rage Against the Machine Reborn as the Prophets of Rage

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There’s a lot out there to protest these days. We have highly, publicized incidents of police brutality, growing social unrest, continued and often rampant discrimination and the overall sense of unease with an upcoming presidential election the kind America hasn’t Continue reading

SportsChump Summer Concert Series, Part V: Classic Rock with Heart, Cheap Trick and Joan Jett – A Concert… for the ages

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David Ortiz is 40 years old.  This will be his final season in the major leagues. In his fourteen years in Boston, he accomplished what no other Red Sox player in the modern era has.  He was the driving force Continue reading