Why football matters

“Football is so important.” -John Jacobs, comedian Last Sunday was special, more special in some parts of the country than in others but special nonetheless. As we all know, most NFL games are played on Sunday but last Sunday was Continue reading

Week Three Results, Week Four Lines and Why Not to Believe the Hype

It’s times like these where I have to convince myself I know something about football.  I try, I really do, but these first three weeks have been a jagged little pill to swallow.  Just ask my bookie. Welcome to your Continue reading

Athletes, domestic violence, contrition and the overwhelming lack thereof

New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman was just suspended thirty games by Major League Baseball for a domestic violence dispute in which he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend.  Johnny Manziel is currently under investigation for similar acts.  Ray Rice last carried Continue reading

They said what, Volume Six: Chris Archer, Adolpho Birch, Stephen A. Smith, Drew Brees, Shelley Meyer and Derrick Rose

Oh how a simple flip of the bat can ruffle some feathers. On a recent road trip to Tampa Bay, the Boston Red Sox took on a three-game set against their division rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays.  The Rays took Continue reading

SportsChump and the The Wife Hates Sports talk writer’s block, Penn State football, Super Bowl predictions and the pros and cons of being single during football season

I have this friend who perpetually suffers from writer’s block. He’ll e-mail me from time to time, asking me for ideas or ways to generate more traffic to his site.

Hail or Rail Scale VI: Jadeveon Clowney, Ray Lewis, the Florida Gators and who else but the Los Angeles Lakers

We haven’t had a good Hail or Rail Scale in a while so here goes nothing…

Derek Jeter, Ray Lewis, bar brawls and Band-Aids: How the aging process affects us all

I strained my shoulder the other night breaking up a bar fight.  Normally, we have security when drunken customers switch over to the dark side but none of them happened to be around at the time.  Besides, I’ve seen Roadhouse Continue reading

Blindsided by Quinton Aaron

You guys remember that movie The Blind Side?  A film based not too loosely on the book by Michael Lewis and the life story of Baltimore Raven offensive lineman, Michael Oher?  Blind Side won Sandra Bullock her first Academy Award Continue reading