Thoughts on a wild, wild few weeks of sports: Chumpservations revisited (Vol. 39)

“What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here?” Slim Pickens as Taggart in Blazing Saddles, 1974 It’s been a while since I’ve put some random thoughts down on paper. Between holidays, birthdays and deaths in the Continue reading

And the best song of the 1980s is…

I love lists.  I am drawn to them like a moth to a flame.  An eternal flame. When Sirius/XM and Billboard decided they were going to take an entire weekend and count down the top 500 songs of the 1980s, Continue reading

Bruce Pearl, chiropractic visits and knowing when to keep quiet

If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that fewest words possible is a solid policy to live by.   The more you say, the trouble you can get yourself into.  No matter how hard I try, however, I still manage Continue reading

Enjoying Duke

Tens of millions of us are tuning into college basketball this March and seeing something we haven’t seen in ages. College hoops has admittedly been sub-par lately.  Gone are the legendary teams that we reminisce about fondly.  Quick!  Who won Continue reading

SportsChump’s First Annual March (Through June) Madness Pick ‘Em Contest

Three big tournaments are upon us and for the first time in a long time, there are three overwhelming favorites to win all three. March Madness is only days away with Zion Williamson and the Duke Blue Devils under a Continue reading

Auburn Wins Sex Tournament: A Tale of Unfortunate Yet Hysterical Misspelling

I’ve worked in television stations before.  I grew up in a journalist’s household and have been in and out of literally countless newsrooms for most of my life. I understand the rigors of putting together a successful news broadcast.  Like Continue reading

Zion’s blowout; Zion’s decision: How one night in Durham could change everything

Thirty seconds into the biggest game of his season, Zion Williamson sprained his knee. Williamson, in case you haven’t heard, is the most-hyped college basketball player in decades, for good reason.  He has, in many cases, accurately drawn comparisons to Continue reading

Can’t leave well enough alone: Donte DiVincenzo and the ever-declining state of American journalism

Donte DiVincenzo just had the game of his life.  On the biggest stage of them all, the Big East’s Sixth Man of the Year achieved legendary March Madness status.  He scored 31 points off the bench, the most for any Continue reading

Upset!

When sports commentary blowhards (present company excluded, of course) play the reactionary, “biggest or best ever” card, they’re generally doing so strictly for ratings.  This week when you hear them talk about a little school in Maryland, however, they might Continue reading

Twitter throws shade at Sean Miller… and deservedly so

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.  Arizona is out of the tournament again, this time losing in the first round to Buffalo. The University at Buffalo, a mid-major, was the 13-seed.  Arizona, the best team from the Pac-12, Continue reading