“How do you feel about female sports broadcasters” and other impertinent questions still asked in 2019

Let’s just say I had a conversation the other day about sports. Oh, but it was so much more than that. For the sake of anonymity, I will not say where and when this conversation took place, nor with whom Continue reading

Andrew Luck’s retirement: Yet another sign the NFL is in a world of hurt

Please allow me to be the millionth blogger you’ve heard chime in on the Andrew Luck situation but as a good friend of mine always says, somebody’s gotta be the caboose. I was at work on a busy Saturday night Continue reading

Ten pressing questions about today’s (and tomorrow’s) NBA

1… Was the Toronto Raptors winning the title good for the league? In a word, yes.  Just as Golden State three-peating would have been good for the league, introducing new blood is never a bad thing.  The league and its Continue reading

Interviews, context and the real Stefon Diggs

“It’s not always the word.  It’s the context in which the word is said.” -Chris Rock Often words get misconstrued. Anyone who has ever felt tongue-tied in a moment of pressure can relate.  Probably not as much as multi-million athletes Continue reading

Florida gets it right, ESPN gets it wrong… again

Upon hearing the news that the University of Florida had won its first ever College World Series, an old college roommate suggested that I jot down a little something to celebrate the team’s rather unlikely victory. So I am. But Continue reading

J-Dub and SportsChump discuss the ESPN firings

Fox News just fired Bill O’Reilly. Neither one of us ever really made much time for either Fox News or O’Reilly, but his dismissal made huge news. After all, he was one of the most recognized if not controversial talking heads in Continue reading

Why I’m not overly impressed with Russell Westbrook’s triple-double season and why you shouldn’t be either

When my mother and I first moved to Tampa, I was eleven years old.  Baseball was my life. I lived it, breathed it and could tell you every stat from every player on every team in the league. To relieve Continue reading

The Trump Chronicles, Part One: White Guy Twitter Battles Are Only The Beginning

Our nation has reached a moment of crisis.  We have LeBron James and Phil Jackson arguing about the proper use of the word “posse,” dogs and cats are on the verge of living together and President Obama just concluded a Continue reading

The bat flip redux

I was at my local YMCA doing my best to break a sweat on the nearest elliptical machine when I saw it right there on the mini-TV in front of me: Jose Bautista’s code-violating, Goose Gossage-irritating, ethically-questionable, racially-profiled bat flip. Continue reading