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

And the greatest American rock-and-roll band of all time is….

March may be over but the madness, my friends, is just beginning. For the longest time, I’ve debated over which is the greatest American rock-and-roll act of all time. After all, despite Grammy awards won, albums sold and number one Continue reading

Can’t leave well enough alone: Donte DiVincenzo and the ever-declining state of American journalism

Donte DiVincenzo just had the game of his life.  On the biggest stage of them all, the Big East’s Sixth Man of the Year achieved legendary March Madness status.  He scored 31 points off the bench, the most for any Continue reading

If the US Men’s National Soccer team fell down in the woods, would anyone hear?

I’m going to go ahead and write about soccer for the 2.2% of my readers that actually care about it.  (Note: that figure’s probably high). It’s been a few years since I’ve touched upon the world’s most popular sport.  It’ll Continue reading

What the Cleveland Cavaliers can learn from Van Halen

“’’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” -Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1849 “Ain’t talkin’ about love.” -Van Halen, 1978   The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame resides in Cleveland, Ohio.  Perhaps the Cavaliers Continue reading