The agony of the winning wager never placed

I live my life by the Stevie Ray Vaughn rule. The Stevie Ray Vaughn rule is as such.  In 1990, I was in New Orleans for their annual Jazz & Heritage Festival.  Lacking funds, I opted not to go the Continue reading

Be careful ordering ringside dinner the next time you’re at a Izu Ogonuh fight (video)

I’ve seen some knockouts in my day but what I saw the other evening, and what you’re about to witness right now, might just take the cake. I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m a student of the game but I’ve watched Continue reading

A fight that would never happen… but should it: Rousey-Mayweather

Let’s suspend reality for a brief moment. Let’s pretend we live in an indecent world with no rules or boundaries, you know, the kind of world in which Ray Rice and so many other professional football players live.  It’s a Continue reading

Modern Athletes I Would Want On My Side If A Bar Fight Broke Out

I’ve worked in the bar industry for quite some time.  Every once in a while, one drunken sot at the bar takes offense to the way another drunken sot at the bar is looking at him and shit goes down.  Continue reading

The night I knocked out Brock Lesnar and other tall tales from the weekend in sports

This Saturday, I traveled to Gainesville to witness the marital vows of an old poker buddy, so before we even start talking about sports, I’d like to extend my most sincere and heartfelt congratulations to Damion 2.0 and his beautiful Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 16 Wishful Thinking Edition: Randy Couture takes out Brett Favre, Roger Goodell AND fantasy football

UFC sells out Did anyone else find last weekend’s Randy Couture-James Toney match gimmicky

Things we would like to see in sports, Part 2: Roger Clemens tell the truth, a Kobe-LeBron Finals, Cy Young being bested, a college football playoff and the return of the heavyweight division

Roger Clemens telling the truth Roger Clemens, the greatest pitcher of our generation, has gone into hiding.  His defiance led him there.