The agony of the winning wager never placed

Rousey Holm

I live my life by the Stevie Ray Vaughn rule. The Stevie Ray Vaughn rule is as such.  In 1990, I was in New Orleans for their annual Jazz & Heritage Festival.  Lacking funds, I opted not to go the Continue reading

SportsChump’s Helpful Halloween Tips and Top Five All-Time Costumes, complete with photos

Trick or Treat

Halloween is a special time of year.  Some people actually dread it.  The whole idea of getting made up or taking care of kids in a sugar coma or shopping for costumes last minute can be kind of a drag. Continue reading

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

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

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.