The trek to Fayetteville, Part “And Then There Were” Four

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The Don Calvino finally arrived early Friday morning bearing gifts: a beautiful bottle of Bajan rum, officially making it the first bottle of Mount Gay to travel from Barbados to Atlanta to Memphis to Fayetteville and then to Tampa.  Somebody Continue reading

SportsChump Summer Concert Series, Part VI: Hard Rock Funk with a side of hip-hop. Rage Against the Machine Reborn as the Prophets of Rage

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There’s a lot out there to protest these days. We have highly, publicized incidents of police brutality, growing social unrest, continued and often rampant discrimination and the overall sense of unease with an upcoming presidential election the kind America hasn’t Continue reading

SportsChump Summer Concert Series, Part V: Classic Rock with Heart, Cheap Trick and Joan Jett – A Concert… for the ages

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David Ortiz is 40 years old.  This will be his final season in the major leagues. In his fourteen years in Boston, he accomplished what no other Red Sox player in the modern era has.  He was the driving force Continue reading

SportsChump Summer Concert Series, Part IV: The Beatles at Shea Stadium (thanks to Ron Howard)

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“You say you want a revolution.  Well, you know.  We all want to change the world.” The Beatles, 1968 My mom tells the story of the night she did NOT go to see the Beatles at Shea Stadium.  It was Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 37: Back-up quarterbacks, Big Winners, Back To School and one Beautiful Bash Brother Bromance

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Here are some quick thoughts from a wild opening weekend to our football season. Back It Up I’ve often wondered about the mindset of the backup quarterback.  Often jokingly referred to as the best job in professional sports (because you Continue reading

The SportsChump Summer Concert Series, Part II: The Remembrance Files

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It’s summertime and there’s really not all that much to talk about.  Nobody gives a shit about baseball.  A guy knifing his own jersey is the biggest story of the season.  The Olympics are approaching but the USA Basketball team Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 35: Melodic Death Metal, the greens at Augusta and the price you pay for history

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One faithful reader requested I post another Chumpservations. Chumpservations used to be a mainstay on this website.  After all, there have been 34 official volumes since the site’s been operational.  Previous chumpservations haven’t necessarily been about sports (I think I Continue reading

Flogging Draft Night

Flogging Draft Night

I went to last year’s Buccaneers Draft Party.  After all, it was a big event. The lowly (for far too long) Tampa Bay Buccaneers had earned the dubious distinction of drafting first in 2015.  I say dubious because the rights Continue reading

Twitter completes my Sunday with Fake Rock and Roll Facts hashtag

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I woke up late Sunday morning needing a relaxing day in front of me. I had worked tirelessly for eight of the last nine days.  My Larry Bird-like back needed a rest and my Larry Bird-like skin tone was in Continue reading