Closing thoughts from an embittered Lightning fan (Parental Advisory Explicit Lyrics)

“There’s no comfort in the truth, pain is all you’ll find” -George Michael, Careless Whisper   Please allow me to vent.  And if you live in the Tampa Bay area and have just suffered through the highest of highs only Continue reading

Lightning hits Augusta, misses Columbus altogether

It was the best of Sundays, it was the worst of Sundays.  Waking up to bacon, cinnamon rolls and fresh-brewed coffee in bed is never a bad thing, especially when the hearty meal accompanies a day chock full of championship Continue reading

SportsChump’s First Annual March (Through June) Madness Pick ‘Em Contest

Three big tournaments are upon us and for the first time in a long time, there are three overwhelming favorites to win all three. March Madness is only days away with Zion Williamson and the Duke Blue Devils under a Continue reading

Point CounterPoint – The Tampa Bay Lightning Will Win The Stanley Cup by J-Dub and SportsChump

By J-Dub and SportsChump J-Dub doesn’t know what being a sports fan in Tampa means, but SportsChump has filled and entire corner of the interwebz with that angst.  Imagine what your sporting fandom must be like with a steady diet Continue reading

Unfinished business: Tampa Bay Lightning begin quest for the Cup

I’m about to say something I don’t think I’ve ever said before.  Yup, I’m pretty sure these words have never come out of my mouth.  Are you ready? I’m really looking forward to this hockey season.  There, I said it.  Continue reading

My newest bestie: A follow-up to Because Hockey

There’s a scene in “The Cable Guy” where the needy, clingy and downright frightening Jim Carrey tries to secure his fledgling friendship with the far more subdued Matthew Broderick.  It is at that moment that Broderick tells Carrey he “just 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