Conversation with a Lakers fan

Once upon a time, the Los Angeles Lakers were irrelevant.  It was a brief period in their otherwise celebrated history, one which their fans would rather forget… but it happened. After losing in the NBA Finals to the Chicago Bulls Continue reading

The Los Angeles Lakers will, or will not, make the playoffs: A Full Court Pest/SportsChump debate

What was supposed to be a peaceful Thursday evening at the SportsChump household, spent with Lance, Oprah, LeBron, Kobe, some rigatoni with spicy turkey sausage and a nice bottle of pinot, turned suddenly hostile when a fellow blogger, the Full Continue reading

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

Timberwolves go artsy to support fragrant All-Star Kevin Love

Athletes have been known to endorse the oddest things: blue jeans, panty hose, bug spray, even erectile dysfunction medication. So why not a fragrance, right?

Hail or Rail Scale, Part II: LeRon McClain, Erik Spoelstra, Antonio Margarito, Cecil Newton, Lakers, Jazz, Steve Spurrier and Kevin Love

Last week’s Hail or Rail Scale was such a smash hit, I did my best to expedite the next episode.  Never let it be said I don’t have my readers’ best interests at heart. As you may recall, Randy Moss Continue reading

Who needs boxing? Heavyweights alive and well in NBA

I’ve often griped about the demise of the professional boxing’s heavyweight division.  It’s a sport, on which many of us were raised, that is now virtually non-existent.  After watching the slugfest that has taken place the first few games of Continue reading