Making a case for Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield’s been in the news a lot lately.  With good reason. The number-one drafted, Heisman Trophy-winning, boastfully flag-planting, sidelines crotch-grabbing, far-too-short to play the pro game, Johnny Manziel comparative is the new face of the Cleveland Browns.  He is Continue reading

The ongoing saga of Terrell Owen’s HOF snub aka yet another reason the NFL is a piece of shit

The National Football League simply can’t get out of its own way, tripping over its two left cleats every chance it gets.  The league continues to prove with overwhelming splendor that it is one of the most self-serving, poorly managed Continue reading

Bloggers getting old: A J-Dub-SportsChump “Turning 50” Collaboration

Dubs: It’s often said that baseball imitates life.  In this case, there’s an odd bit of truth to that because life, like baseball, is all about milestones. In baseball, it’s all about 3,000 hits, 500 home runs, or 300 wins. Continue reading

Terrell Owens not going to Hall of Fame… induction

“I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.” -Groucho Marx Plenty of athletes have been ripped for their off-field indiscretions over the years. Contract disputes, bar brawls, drug use, extra-marital soirees, we’ve seen Continue reading

Sporting events we’d like to see televised that aren’t

The networks appear to be losing their touch.  By my count, there have been three recent, sports-related events that our cable channels totally missed out on! Listen, the 24-hour sports networks have plenty of time to fill.  If the NFL Continue reading

Two sports movies that were well ahead of their time

We can go on debating which are the greatest sports movies of all-time; the list is abundant. But to me, two forgotten, early-90s sports movies stand out as underrated and particularly telling considering all that’s going on in sports nearly Continue reading

The good, the bad and the 7th annual over/under contest winner

The NFL calendar is officially over yet here we are again… talking about football. To finally put this season to rest, I thought I’d generate some discussion on the good and bad that was this football season, the pleasant surprises Continue reading

Sports Snobbery, Vol. 6: Super Bowls and Communists

I think I offended someone the other day.  He must have had delicate sensibilities. Since it’s Super Bowl week, I asked a complete stranger who he thought would win the big game.  I’m a sports fan and an outgoing sort 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

NFL braces for Chucky’s return… and why Buccaneers’ fans should be okay with it

For all you Buccaneers fans upset your team kept Dirk Koetter and lost out on the Jon Gruden sweepstakes, I’m here to talk you off the ledge and tell you why you’re better off without him. Go grab yourself a Continue reading