Is It Better to Have Lucked and Lost: The Inherent Difficulty in Measuring Y’ant To

Despite the healthy paycheck and inherent fringe benefits, presiding as general manager over a professional sports team can be a tremendously, risky endeavor. Just like Forrest Gump’s mother used to preach… life is like a box of chocolates. You never Continue reading

Andrew Luck’s retirement: Yet another sign the NFL is in a world of hurt

Please allow me to be the millionth blogger you’ve heard chime in on the Andrew Luck situation but as a good friend of mine always says, somebody’s gotta be the caboose. I was at work on a busy Saturday night Continue reading

SportsChump’s NFL Picks Against the World – Week Five

Textbooks in hand, I walked nervously into my advisor’s office, some million moons ago.  He wasn’t so much my advisor as much as he was the designated advisor for about 30,000 other students a year who chose to study liberal Continue reading

NFL quarterbacks: Still crazy after all these years

“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky.  They’re all together ooky.” –   Addams Family theme song 32 men. That’s it. Only 32 men out of several hundred million that live in this country get to be the starting quarterback 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

Decisions, decisions: #1s versus #2s over the years

“Torn between two lovers, feeling like a fool” -Mary MacGregor By virtue of finishing dead last in the league in 2014, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold the rights to the top pick in the upcoming NFL draft. What to do, Continue reading

To lose or not to lose. That is the question.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Technically speaking, neither team has anything to play for. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen.  Welcome to that time of the NFL season again, the very final week, when the Continue reading

Week Twelve Against the Spread Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs. KP vs. Ken Fang

My car’s thermostat read 40 degrees Fahrenheit as I drove home from work the other night.  Can I get a Brrrrr!!!! from the congregation… or just raise your hand, assuming it’s not frozen stuck to your keyboard. I live in Continue reading

NFL Week Nine Against the Spread Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs. KP vs. Ronbets

Baby steps. Just like the grey, sweat-suited, headband wearing Rocky Balboa descended from his front porch to sprint through the streets and triumphantly climb the steps of Philadelphia’s Art Museum, I too raise my hands in victory.  Of course, Balboa Continue reading

NFL Week Eight Against the Spread Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs. KP vs. Lisa Horne

I received a very cordial letter from the President and CEO of Caesar’s Palace this week.  It went a little something like this. Dear Mr. Humpherys Please accept this letter as a formal invitation to visit our famous and elegant Continue reading