New England Patriots trade Jimmy Garoppolo and other unfounded falsehoods from the modern day media

I placed a wager with a friend last NFL off-season. Convinced that Mike Glennon was the hottest commodity on the market, my friend figured that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who already had their quarterback of the future in Jameis Winston, would Continue reading

Ten pressing questions for the 2015 NFL season

If we had a crystal ball to tell us what’s going to happen this NFL season, we’d all be millionaires.  Unfortunately, Lady Cleo and Dionne Warwick have cornered the market on clairvoyance so you and I are going to have Continue reading

The NBA coaching carousel redux

About a month ago, I wrote (but didn’t publish) this piece on David Blatt, head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.  With LeBron James out due to injury, the Eastern Conference favorites had lost nine of ten ball games.  There were Continue reading

How stupid are the Detroit Lions? Apparently not as stupid as the NFL.

I was driving around town the other afternoon listening to sports talk radio when I heard a random caller complain about how the NFL had it in for Detroit. The reasoning behind this man’s argument was that, in consecutive weeks, Continue reading

NFL Week Six Against the Spread Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs. KP vs. Big Papa

Guess what, gang. I’m going to football school. It’s a special kind of football school too.  It’s more of a camp, really, for people who know very little about the sport but who are willing to learn.  At this Football Continue reading

NFL Week Five Against the Spread Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs. KP vs. Speedbeagle

Okay, so I’m starting to feel a little better about myself.  On what was a pretty difficult week to pick games, the Chump actually went 8-4-1 while his opponents both went 6-7, leading to the inexplicable urge to refer to Continue reading

Botched calls not the only problem with the NFL these days

The controversial ending to Monday night’s Packers-Seahawks contest got me thinking, as it did most football fans, but not about how replacement officials have negatively affected this NFL season.  It’s safe to say we can all agree the return of Continue reading

A Blogosphere Q&A… with me? Ballhyped interviews their Sports Blogger of the Year

BALLHYPED: Chris, first of all, congrats on winning the 2011 Sports Blog of the Year Tournament. How’s that new crown fit?