The agony and the irony of NFL Thursday Night Football

Welcome to Reason No. 1,276,385 that the NFL needs to check itself before it wrecks itself. Last Thursday night is a perfect example of what’s wrong with, well, Thursday night.  As much as fans selfishly enjoy having another primetime game Continue reading

SportsChump’s Third Annual Super Bowl Contest: 20 Questions edition

And then there were two. That’s right, sports fans.  We are smack dab in the middle of the most anticipatory fourteen days of the sports year: the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl.  After a long and rather Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 33: Timothy, Marshawn, Jameis, Giancarlo, William and the cure to end attendance woes

I woke up from a blissful slumber the other afternoon to find an online headline that read…  “Tim Tebow Caught In Controversial Photo.” My imagination raced. Could the saintly Tim Tebow have posed nude for someone back in his Gainesville Continue reading

Delving into the hypothetical: George Brett, pine tar and a road trip to the 21st century

So the Kansas City Royals have clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 1985.  That’s quite the post-season drought.  Heck, even the Cubs, Mets and Indians have experienced October since then. This might be news to those of Continue reading

#AskJameis campaign teaches lesson in cruelty and other ill-advised Twitter forum ideas

Florida State University and its Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Jameis Winston, recently realized that Twitter can have more of a bite than Shark Week. In keeping with the 21st century, someone in charge of the Florida State athletic brain trust Continue reading

Marcus’ reputation smarts after altercation with fan… but should it?

Character. You’re going to hear that word a lot over the next few days, just like you tirelessly heard words like ‘thug,’ ‘legacy’ and ‘dynasty’ as this NFL season came to a close. Character. How do we define it and Continue reading

Super Bowl Tweets better than the game itself

Well, that was a riveting Super Bowl.  Not! If you feel bad about not being entertained, consider the fact that the most watched program in US television history was even more of a downer for Colorado residents and those bearing Continue reading

A week’s worth of sports squabbles: Super Bowl Edition

Not every athlete is as lovey-dovey as LeBron James and Kevin Durant.  Man hugs all around.  The mutual respect these two have for each other borders on nauseating. 

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

As the World Tweets: Your AFC/NFC Championship Edition

On a glorious Sunday afternoon, NFL fans were treated to two captivating football games that, when it was all said and done, totally lived up to their billing.