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

NFL Week Five Against the Spread Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs. KP vs. Speedbeagle

Okay, so I’m starting to feel a little better about myself.  On what was a pretty difficult week to pick games, the Chump actually went 8-4-1 while his opponents both went 6-7, leading to the inexplicable urge to refer to Continue reading

Fellow blogger challenges SportsChump to duel: Gauntlet dropped for NFL Week 15

A fellow troublemaker, Ryan Meehan of First Order Historians, recently asked me to submit my Week 15 NFL picks for his website, which means there are either 14 other bloggers he likes better than me or he’s saving the best Continue reading

Clue-less: A tale of five NFL coaches

Nobody said being an NFL head coach was easy.  This past Sunday, however, was a rough one for five gentlemen in particular, who continue to find fresh and exciting ways to lose football games.