An odd thing happened on the way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll

As most of you know, I tend bar for a living. One of the keys to being a good bartender, in my mind at least, is the ability to strike up thought-provoking conversation amongst your customers, particularly during the slower Continue reading

Back from the dead #priorities


I just spent a rather gruesome week in the hospital.  I won’t bore you with the gory details of how many needles I had stuck in me.  Let’s just say I was given more shots than I sell on your Continue reading

Dead Man Sulking: Florida’s ever-increasing difficulty in justifying Will Muschamp’s existence

Muschamp on sidelines

I was working behind the bar Saturday night as I have the last five years.  This Saturday evening the bar was packed with party-goers.  The owner was celebrating a birthday.  The band began playing Tom Petty, their cover of his Continue reading

They Said What? Volume 8: Nathan Downer

Mike Tyson and Downer interview

I’ve never personally compiled a top ten list of things to never do in my lifetime but if I were to do so, calling Mike Tyson a convicted rapist to his face would probably rank near the top. Amazingly Canadian Continue reading

Those who can’t pitch, rap: The curious case of the man who can’t throw

Fitty wrong

I like making fun of people.  I mean, what’s the point of running a sports blog if you can’t blast the ones you love? This time around, it’s Fitty Cent’s turn… again. We’ve already questioned his courtside seating arrangements although, Continue reading

A week’s worth of sports squabbles: Super Bowl Edition

Super bowl xlviii

Not every athlete is as lovey-dovey as LeBron James and Kevin Durant.  Man hugs all around.  The mutual respect these two have for each other borders on nauseating. 

Just another day at Madison Square Garden: A caption contest


Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple was a play-turned-movie-turned-television-show about two divorced men, down on their luck with nothing in common but their recently broken hearts.

Grave Diggers and Love Rollercoasters: A day in the life

I consider myself to be a pretty adaptable fellow.  I’ve been rich.  I’ve been poor.  I’ve been a minority.  I’ve been a majority.  I’ve lived in both huge cities and small towns… and I’ve made it this far to tell Continue reading

As the World Tweets: Your AFC/NFC Championship Edition

On a glorious Sunday afternoon, NFL fans were treated to two captivating football games that, when it was all said and done, totally lived up to their billing.

A trip down memory lane: SportsChump heads home for the holidays

Funny things happen when you grow up in New York City.  While the Big Apple is universally recognized as the greatest city in the world – and rightfully so – New Yorkers inherently know that to be true.  We wear Continue reading