How Walter McCarty shook up the world

I remember Walter McCarty. If you’re a basketball fan around my age, you probably do too. Back in the mid-nineties, attending Kentucky-Florida college basketball games was a gala event. Back when they split the conference into Eastern and Western divisions 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

Rick Pitino ends coaching career with an ‘L’

I saw Rick Pitino coach in person quite a bit back in the early 1990s.  That was one of the perks of attending a school in the Southeastern Conference.  College athletics was a healthy, even historical, distraction. Back then, SEC Continue reading

Is Rick Pitino one of the top five, college basketball coaches of all time? SportsChump lets you decide, sort of

  I try not to be reactionary in times like these but I’m waiting for someone to convince me that Rick Pitino is not one of the top five, Division I, men’s college basketball coaches of all-time.

Hail or Rail Scale VII: Jay-Z, Kevin Ware, Auburn football, the Yankees, Lakers, Falcons and good old Mike Rice

HAIL 1 point – NBA Winning Streaks I don’t recall that last time we saw double-digit winning streaks by four different teams in a single NBA season. 

Ripping paper/laughing baby: A metaphor for modern sports

Aside from being possibly the cutest thing you’ve ever seen on the internet, it occurred to me that the following video serves as the perfect metaphor for sports today.

Croshere and SportsChump talk bloody marys, Pulp Fiction references, Jesse Jackson impressions, shoestring french fries and the highs and lows of March Madness

As most of you regular readers know, every so often, I’ll check in with Croshere, my Las Vegas correspondent. 

Gratuitous Perpetuation of Racial Profi-Lin: Headlines we hope we’ll never see

We have repeatedly discussed on this website, the outright need for political correctness,