Fun with wagering, Volume 1: Prop bets, recency bias and unforeseen upsets

You know you’re gambling too much (or perhaps just the right amount) when you come up with prop bets all your own. With basketball season coming to a close, it’s becoming harder to make money on the games… that is Continue reading

Overs, unders and oddly appropriate movie quotes

“220, 221, whatever it takes.” -Michael Keaton, Mr. Mom   Summertime is near and that means gambling season is coming to an end at SportsChump Manor. Baseball season in full swing but betting on baseball is much more a game Continue reading

Karl Malone tells current NBA players to get off his lawn

Old guys are getting crotchety again. Whether it’s Oscar Robertson criticizing Steph Curry or Goose Gossage blasting Bryce Harper, every six months or so we’re graced with the glorious soundbite (or these days, Tweet) from athletes of yesteryear cracking back Continue reading

What Cavs won’t do, do for Love

I love NBA trade rumors.  To paraphrase Borat, they make me very excite. Juicy NBA rumors, well, they’re like my stories, the jostling of rosters, a virtual fantasy team turned reality, sometimes worthwhile but far more frequently failing to live Continue reading

2016 NBA Free Agency Winners and Losers

If we’ve learned anything from this wet, hot free agency summer, it’s that neither Hassan Whiteside nor his great, great grandchildren will ever go hungry.  That’s because the Miami Heat will pay him $98 million over the next four years.  Continue reading

The greatest two words in sports

I feel giddy, like a wide-eyed kid on Christmas morning hustling down the stairs to unwrap the biggest, baddest, most glorious present under that fancily-decorated tree. The only difference is that Adam Silver is starring as the role of a Continue reading

Mama, there goes that coach: Why Cleveland needs to make its Mark

I brought this idea up about a year ago and was looked at like I knew nothing about basketball. I forget whether it was in an online forum or on the phone with a friend or during a conversation with Continue reading

Playoff thoughts: NBA edition

I’ve had a few of you write in lately and ask me to chime in on the NBA playoffs. Considering a) I’ve been working a ton, b) the playoffs are just now starting to get interesting and c) I’ve actually Continue reading