Better to have loved the Lightning than never to have loved at all

I haven’t felt this way in a long time. Rooting for a winning team has become almost foreign to me or at least it has recently. The Gator men’s football and basketball programs are both rebuilding under two men nobody Continue reading

The long and winding road to a home Game Seven: A play-by-play

Saturday, Apr. 25 11:57 pm – The Tampa Bay Lightning had just lost Game Five at home.  Confidently, I send a text to Dr. Milhouse that reads simply “I want a game seven ticket.”  The odds suggest there is no Continue reading

Sights and sounds from Red Wings-Lightning Stanley Cup Playoffs Game One

I’m no newbie to the NHL Playoffs.  Although I’m much more of a baseball, basketball and football fan, the Stanley Cup has spent some time in the Tampa Bay area.  And what kind of sports fan would I be if Continue reading

Operation Bruin-Puke or How I Spent My Sunday at the Amalie Vomitorium

The following is a true story. I repeat.  The following is a true story. I mention that twice because you won’t believe this actually happened. So fasten your seatbelts.  Oh, and you might want to grab a moist towelette in 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

A Blogosphere Q&A… with me? Ballhyped interviews their Sports Blogger of the Year

BALLHYPED: Chris, first of all, congrats on winning the 2011 Sports Blog of the Year Tournament. How’s that new crown fit?

No NBA makes for a scary Halloween

With Halloween fast approaching, there’s only one thing more frightening than ghouls, ghosts and witches at your doorstep.  That’s the ever-growing reality of no NBA season.

Hail or Rail Five: Indians, Mavericks, Lakers, Spurs, Magic, Rondo and the Prez

Welcome to Edition Five of Hail or Rail.  With the NBA and NHL playoffs in full swing and Major League Baseball well underway, it’s been a wild few weeks in sports.  This time around, we feature a few repeat offenders Continue reading