SportsChump makes joke at University of Miami’s expense; Gators, Seminoles laugh while Canes lament

I worked a 14-hour day last Saturday.  That’s nothing for this fifty-year old who spends most of his time either walking the numerous, lush golf courses of Central Florida or on his feet graciously serving the thirsty patrons of Tampa Continue reading

Brushes with Sports Greatness, Vol. 8: USF Head Football Coach Charlie Strong

I had lunch with Charlie Strong the other day. Don’t get me wrong.  Coach Strong and I weren’t kicking it at the local Applebee’s over burgers and beers talking about the state of college football.  For one thing, Charlie Strong Continue reading

Bloggers getting old: A J-Dub-SportsChump “Turning 50” Collaboration

Dubs: It’s often said that baseball imitates life.  In this case, there’s an odd bit of truth to that because life, like baseball, is all about milestones. In baseball, it’s all about 3,000 hits, 500 home runs, or 300 wins. Continue reading

Spoiler Alert: Uncle Drew is friggin’ AWESOME!!!

We haven’t done a good film review in a while so here goes nothing… A new generation of basketball players has ushered in a new generation of basketball fans.  Long gone are the Jordans, Birds, Dr. J’s, Isiahs and Shaqs.  Continue reading

Upcoming Ayton, Bagley draft eerily reminiscent of other big man drafts… maybe

I stood at the bar in front of the TV with friends like I had so many times before.  The NBA Draft lottery was on and this was to be a big one. You see, two game-changers were going to Continue reading

And then there were four… or were there? The great American band contest hits a roadblock

We cannot be trusted. At the very beginning of this “You Vote for the Greatest American Band of All-Time” contest, I knew people were going to be pissed if their favorite bands didn’t advance.  64 acts entered, only one could Continue reading

Sports, superstitions and Sunday’s sights and sounds

I banned a customer, nay, a friend from the bar the other night. He hadn’t done anything wrong.  In fact, this person is perhaps the most ideal customer a business could want.  He’s well behaved, spends a ton of money, Continue reading