The Hatred for Tom Brady runs strong… and other tales from Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl week

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.  Three Buffalo Bills fans walk into a bar and shout “Go Chiefs!” Go figure. This encounter happened one week after the perennially underachieving (or perhaps aptly achieving) Bills had just lost to Continue reading

The stupidest question ever asked

The old saying goes there’s no such thing as a stupid question.  The mantra’s origins are unknown but by its very nature instills the importance of being inquisitive. I always used to consider that statement to be true, until this Continue reading

Two Inevitable, If Not Necessary, NFL Changes for 2021

“Are we playing on Wednesdays now?” Peyton Manning Several years ago, an aging Peyton Manning quipped the above line.  He was referring to the NFL’s Thursday night games, which players simultaneously love and hate.  Most NFL players love playing in Continue reading

Interviews, context and the real Stefon Diggs

“It’s not always the word.  It’s the context in which the word is said.” -Chris Rock Often words get misconstrued. Anyone who has ever felt tongue-tied in a moment of pressure can relate.  Probably not as much as multi-million athletes Continue reading

Why football matters

“Football is so important.” -John Jacobs, comedian Last Sunday was special, more special in some parts of the country than in others but special nonetheless. As we all know, most NFL games are played on Sunday but last Sunday was Continue reading

Round 2 predictions: The NFL Playoffs continue

Alright, let’s take a stab at this weekend’s games. I took last weekend off, using the rather lame ‘my crystal ball was in the shop’ excuse but you already know how I wagered if you read how two godforsaken kickers Continue reading

Kickers and pleasers: Just another Sunday wagering on professional football

Ah, the never-ending joy of wagering on the NFL. One thing many people overlook about the sustained success of both college and professional football is not only the excitement and unpredictability the sport brings and the gladiator-like nature of the Continue reading

Playoffs! Playoffs? And the ever-changing mind of SportsChump

On the eve of NFL Playoff weekend, I lay in bed listening to sportscasters talk about how unfair it was that the Green Bay Packers, winners of the NFC North, were awarded a home playoff game by virtue of winning Continue reading