SportsChump sends correspondent to Houston to cover Super Bowl LI!!!

Okay, so he went on his own dime but that’s beside the point. Long time SportsChump readers are quite familiar with the Don Calvino. If you’re a newbie to the website, you can catch up on our antics HERE, HERE Continue reading

What Did Tennessee? What Arkansas: The Conclusion of a Vacation Well Spent

Remember at the beginning of this adventure when I A-Teamingly hinted that I liked when a plan comes together?  The objective of this trip was for four old friends to visit Memphis and travel to Fayetteville to see Florida take Continue reading

The trek to Fayetteville, Part “And Then There Were” Four

The Don Calvino finally arrived early Friday morning bearing gifts: a beautiful bottle of Bajan rum, officially making it the first bottle of Mount Gay to travel from Barbados to Atlanta to Memphis to Fayetteville and then to Tampa.  Somebody Continue reading

The trek to Arkansas, Part “And Then There Were” Three

“Memphis is a city that hums and thrums. Its song is constant.” Robert Gordon, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion I have a few US cities left on my “to-visit” bucket list.  For example, I’ve never been to Continue reading

The Trek to Fayetteville, Arkansas

I love it when a plan comes together.  I hate it when one doesn’t. As a (two-time) graduate of the University of Florida, I’ve seen countless games at the stadium that is currently known as Steve Spurrier Florida Field at Continue reading

My journey to Augusta National, Part One

With all this talk of a record Mega Millions payout, the news that I had struck lottery gold actually came long before that. My lottery tickets, to Augusta National, arrived in my mailbox a month earlier. I booked my flight, Continue reading

Like the Heat, hate the Heat. Still undecided.

I’m torn. Not Rip Torn, the actor, but torn torn.  Unsure torn.  Conflicted torn. Now that some of the dust has settled since LeBron James publicly spurned Cleveland for the oft-unfilled American Airlines Arena, I’m still not sure whether the Continue reading

Brushes with sports greatness, Vol. 2: Tiger Woods, Bay Hill and the origin of the Steve Lowery Fan Club

This is a tale of two, beautiful, March afternoons that took place only a few years apart… back when Tiger Woods was still playing golf.  At the time, I was living in Orlando, home of the Bay Hill Club & Continue reading