Debunking the Clean Slate Myth

How many times have you heard it? It’s the beginning of the football season and “every team starts with a clean slate.” That’s laughable. While it’s certainly mathematically logical to say that all 32 NFL teams have a chance at Continue reading

The truth revealed

Paul Pierce is NBA basketball player.  His nickname is “The Truth.” The other night, with his Washington Wizards down by three, Pierce made a miraculous last second, off-balance shot to tie the game and send it into overtime. Except it Continue reading

Much ado about noggins: 49ers’ defensemen leaves league for healthier pastures

Earlier this week, an NFL player that nobody had ever heard of announced his retirement.  His reason:  fear of irreparable brain damage.  His departure from the game he barely played made national headlines and became yet another reminder of the Continue reading

Week Sixteen Against the Spread Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs. KP vs The Ice Cream Man

Years ago, at the end of every Monday Night Football game, once the contest was out of reach, MNF mainstay Don Meredith would break out in tune. “The party’s over.  It’s time to call it a day.” Well, with two Continue reading

Week Twelve Against the Spread Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs. KP vs. Ken Fang

My car’s thermostat read 40 degrees Fahrenheit as I drove home from work the other night.  Can I get a Brrrrr!!!! from the congregation… or just raise your hand, assuming it’s not frozen stuck to your keyboard. I live in Continue reading

NFL Week Eight Against the Spread Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs. KP vs. Lisa Horne

I received a very cordial letter from the President and CEO of Caesar’s Palace this week.  It went a little something like this. Dear Mr. Humpherys Please accept this letter as a formal invitation to visit our famous and elegant Continue reading

Taking on the giant

So apparently Bill Simmons wants out of ESPN. And this is interesting why? I’m about to tell you why but first off, a little about Mr. Simmons. Bill Simmons started out as a blogger.  That’s right.  A blogger. The guy Continue reading

NFL Week Five Against the Spread Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs. KP vs. Speedbeagle

Okay, so I’m starting to feel a little better about myself.  On what was a pretty difficult week to pick games, the Chump actually went 8-4-1 while his opponents both went 6-7, leading to the inexplicable urge to refer to Continue reading

What to do, what to do: Roger Goodell contemplates changes in NFL conduct policy

If you haven’t heard the names Ray Rice or Adrian Peterson lately, you haven’t been paying much attention to your surroundings. The NFL in all its facets, from commissioner to owners to coaching staff to players, has come under tremendous Continue reading