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

J-Dub and SportsChump discuss “Load Management”

If you’ve tuned in to watch any NBA games so far this season, you’ve probably heard the new and rather controversial term “load management” being thrown around quite a bit. Load management refers to teams resting their star players over Continue reading

NBA Championships, the importance of scoring and why the 2019-2020 Orlando Magic are a far cry from both

I had an enlightening conversation with Uno Testikale the other day about the 2019-20 Orlando Magic. Having attended two home games with him last year and adjoining in our love for the team, we had a difference of opinion about Continue reading

Coming to an Association near you: Collusion-Gate

Not long ago, the NFL got their man. Curiously enough, the player they were going after was one of the faces of the league and the winningest quarterback of all time. You see, the man they call Tom Brady had Continue reading

Max guys, whiny GMs and the current state of the NBA

With all the millions of dollars being thrown around the NBA this summer, it was only a matter of time before we heard some disgruntled, and as-of-yet anonymous, NBA GM complain about the salaries of his employees.  God bless the Continue reading

One more free agency post can’t hurt…

Kawhi Leonard is a Los Angeles Clipper.  In case you missed it, Paul George is too. In the biggest clandestine operation of the summer, the two west coast kids from Los Angeles County, who are pretty darn good at basketball, Continue reading

Book Review: KD: Kevin Durant’s Relentless Pursuit to Be the Greatest by Marcus Thompson II

Kevin Durant is a fascinating, NBA character study.  His story is not entirely unique, unless you consider the fact that everything that happened to him happened to arguably the best basketball player on the planet.  His life’s story, like so Continue reading

LeBron, AD and the indefensible pick-and-roll

Not long ago, two men perfected the basketball weapon called the “pick-and-roll.”  John Stockton and Karl Malone reestablished this two-man offensive technique to combine for over a decade of playoff victories, two NBA Finals appearances and countless points scored. If 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

Finding a Happy Middle: An Invaluable Lesson in Advanced Sports Wagering

Someone involved in professional sports will lose their job Tuesday morning and I’m not referring to those on Golden State medical staff who cleared Kevin Durant to play. Lost in all the talk of the Warriors staying alive, Kevin Durant’s Continue reading