Talking out a wager: Your NBA Finals Game Three Edition

In need of a friend, my long-term gambling partner in crime, Croshere, and I decided to get together for a night out on the town and an analytical viewing of the overhyped yet still somehow underhyped NBA Finals Game Three.  Continue reading

Hunches in bunches

Gamblers love a good hunch.  Considering I’m a gambler, by the associative property of hopefully successful wagering, I also love a good hunch. Perhaps my favorite hunch of all-time came many moons ago on one of my annual, drug-induced visits Continue reading

Florida and Ohio State alums mull over Urban Meyer’s past, present and future

Urban Meyer has retired… again. He hasn’t reached Brett Favre/Michael Jordan status quite yet but one more retirement party and he’ll earn a set of steak knives. When it comes to all things Ohio State, I like to go to Continue reading

Durant, the Warriors, LeBron, “super-teams” and your 2016-17 NBA season in retrospect

I received an interesting text from a friend the other morning following the aftermath of Game Five.  It read as follows… “Everything we thought was wrong with that move… was in the end.  Lame season in reality.” The text came Continue reading

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

Aces, unders and great, big balls of steel

If you’ve been reading this website at all this football season, you’ve heard me complain (for far too long unfortunately) about how my wagers are a river of darkness… a big, steamy, sewage-filled river of darkness. I think I had Continue reading

Croshere and SportsChump talk bloody marys, Pulp Fiction references, Jesse Jackson impressions, shoestring french fries and the highs and lows of March Madness

As most of you regular readers know, every so often, I’ll check in with Croshere, my Las Vegas correspondent. 

Another Sunday afternoon of texting leads to potential podcast revival

Every once in a while, I’ve been known to plop down at a local saloon, watch some random sporting event and text my buddy Croshere (whose secret identity may soon be revealed pending podcast).  I’ll giggle and snort out loud, Continue reading

Conversation with a Buckeye: The biggest Ohio State fan I know talks Jim Tressel, Terrelle Pryor and the current state of his football program

Everyone knows a Buckeye.  They’re hard to miss.  Their scarlet and grey jerseys, their love for all things Columbus and their unwavering pride for their football program. Well, these days, their pride is wavering.