SportsChump’s Great American Band Contest turns 16

A few things have come to light after hosting the first two rounds of this contest to end all rock contests. A quick look at our Sweet Emotion Sixteen, which we’ll get to in just a bit, doesn’t hold all Continue reading

The Great American Rock Band Contest rolls on (and some thoughts on the opening round)

“Who ARE these people?” shouted a friend as he looked over the bracket. “Who are who people?” I replied. “Who are these people who choose REO Speedwagon over Kansas?!?” And so goes the contest, proceeding exactly as I had planned. Continue reading

The never-ending regret of premature debarkation

“If you leave me now, you take away the biggest part of me.  Ooooh, baby, please don’t go.” -Chicago “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” -Lenny Kravitz citing Yogi Berra   It was 2004 and I was living in Orlando.  Continue reading

Upset!

When sports commentary blowhards (present company excluded, of course) play the reactionary, “biggest or best ever” card, they’re generally doing so strictly for ratings.  This week when you hear them talk about a little school in Maryland, however, they might Continue reading

What the 2018 Olympics really need

I’ll admit it.  I’ve barely watched a single moment of this year’s Winter Olympics.  Sure, I glanced at the opening ceremonies, always an eye-catcher.  I’ve oohed and aah-ed at the occasional luge wipeout and yes, Shaun White winning again is Continue reading

The worst of both worlds: Your Super Bowl LII Outcome Edition

Prepare yourselves, football fans.  The world is about to become a very different place. You see, Super Bowl Sunday is upon us and there’s a lot on the line, perhaps even more than in Super Bowls past. Sure, the Atlanta Continue reading