Can’t We All Just Get Along: The Jerry Jones-Ezekiel Elliott, Kobe Bryant-Shaquille O’Neal-Dwight Howard, Ben Roethlisberger-Antonio Brown edition

Summer is over but the heat is still burning strong. There’s a whole lot of bickering going on these days. If you don’t believe me, just turn on your television set. Of course, I don’t watch much broadcast news. An 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

Breaking up is hard to do: The Ezekiel Elliott Edition

In 1993, Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith held out. He was unhappy with his contractual arrangement with the team that drafted him, the Dallas Cowboys. Entering his fourth year as one of the NFL’s most promising young backs, Continue reading

Sporting events we’d like to see televised that aren’t

The networks appear to be losing their touch.  By my count, there have been three recent, sports-related events that our cable channels totally missed out on! Listen, the 24-hour sports networks have plenty of time to fill.  If the NFL Continue reading

NFL Commissioner puts round peg in round hole: The Ezekiel Elliott No-Brainer edition

Rarely do I defend Commissioner Roger Goodell – he’s hardly the defendable one – but for one brief moment, can we cut this guy some slack?  For the first time in a long time, the Commish finally got something right.  Continue reading

SportsChump Q&A: Football in the City of the Angels

So football is moving back to L.A. once again.  Ho hum! In times like these when the earth shifts westward directly from under St. Louis’ feet, who better to discuss the NFL’s return to Los Angeles than my West Coast Continue reading

SportsChump’s NFL Picks Against the World – Week Five

Textbooks in hand, I walked nervously into my advisor’s office, some million moons ago.  He wasn’t so much my advisor as much as he was the designated advisor for about 30,000 other students a year who chose to study liberal Continue reading

No Shit, Sherlock: Volume One

Hotels.com has a new mascot.  His name is Captain Obvious.  His pitch in their relatively entertaining, television spots is that using their website to book a vacation is the obvious choice. Years ago while hosting Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, Continue reading

NFL Week Nine Against the Spread Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs. KP vs. Ronbets

Baby steps. Just like the grey, sweat-suited, headband wearing Rocky Balboa descended from his front porch to sprint through the streets and triumphantly climb the steps of Philadelphia’s Art Museum, I too raise my hands in victory.  Of course, Balboa Continue reading