Revisiting the uselessness of pre-season college football polls

After watching this wild and wacky bowl season, it dawned on me that this year’s final college football rankings will look quite a bit different than they did back in August. I’m not faulting anyone for being unable to predict Continue reading

Hail or Rail Scale Christmas Edition: Big Ten, Falcons, Tom Brady, Gene Chizik, Greg Oden, Tony Parker, Kyle Brotzman and the Vikings

Welcome to edition three of our Hail or Rail Scale.  In the past, we’ve honored (and dishonored) Steve Spurrier, Zenyatta, Cecil Newton and Randy Moss among others. This time around we’ve compiled a brand new list of inductees who will Continue reading

Introducing the Hail or Rail Scale: Cam Newton, Boise State, Brad Childress, Randy Moss, Rajon Rondo, Blake Griffin, Zenyatta and the Giants

SportsChump would like to introduce a new, interactive feature called the Hail or Rail Scale (name subject to change based upon better suggestions from readers).  It’ll be a weekly, or monthly, or every-so-oftenly barometer where we quantify how much we Continue reading

The night I knocked out Brock Lesnar and other tall tales from the weekend in sports

This Saturday, I traveled to Gainesville to witness the marital vows of an old poker buddy, so before we even start talking about sports, I’d like to extend my most sincere and heartfelt congratulations to Damion 2.0 and his beautiful Continue reading

Chumping to Conclusions about Alabama, Boise State, Terrelle Pryor, UCLA, Tennessee, Steve Spurrier, Donovan McNabb, Calvin Johnson and when a completion is not a completion

Is Alabama really THIS good?  Let me get this straight.  They played their first two games without their starting running back.  Their second game was against a school we thought would be a worthwhile opponent in Penn State and they Continue reading

A texting fiesta starring Boise State, John Cena…. and Air Supply?

As many of you already know, it’s the simple things in life that tickle the sportschump’s fancy. One such glory includes sitting at a neighborhood pub, watching a relatively meaningless football game, sipping whiskey and texting friends while the locals Continue reading

December Chumpservations, Vol. 1: Congress vs. the BCS, running the option in the NFL, comparing fanhood and Kentucky’s John Wall

Separation of sports and state Guess what! We’re not having a national championship game this year.

What to watch this weekend: Turkey not included

Turkey, family and five days full of football.Now THAT’S something to be thankful for (And sure; a steal on a big screen TV!)!

What to watch this weekend (Nov. 7 – 9)

Remember those sharply dressed fellows in last week’s What to Watch? You know… the ones desperately trying to gain entry into that South Beach BCS night club? Their names were Iowa, TCU, Cincinnati, Boise State and LSU. Well, the lights Continue reading

What to watch this weekend (Sept. 18-20)

  Back by popular demand, sportschump.net has once again decided to preview the weekend’s most important match-ups.  For those of you who don’t eat, drink and sleep SportsCenter, here’s what you should be watching this weekend.