Sports Snobbery, Episode Seven: Super Bowl? What Super Bowl?

As I’m prone to do on slow nights behind the bar, which are fortunately becoming more and more infrequent, I’ll strike up random conversations about this or that with my customer base.  With the Super Bowl approaching, I chose the Continue reading

Comedy Central crushes Coldplay with a simple hashtag

With all this talk about Coldplay performing the Super Bowl halftime show, my favorite social media venue has come up with a hashtag to employ our sensibilities.  It’s called #betterhalftimeshows. I’ve already discussed how the NFL could make the halftime Continue reading

Fixing the Super Bowl Half Time Show once and for all

Any successful business owner will tell you they don’t want to hear complaints from their employees.  They want solutions.  Routinely present well devised plans to your supervisor instead of bitching in their ear and you’ll find yourself on the fast Continue reading

The absolute meaninglessness of winning your division in professional sports

Winning your division in professional sports is borderline pointless.  And I’ll prove it to you. The Minnesota Vikings traveled to Green Bay on a cold Sunday night to play the Packers for the NFC North title.  And before we wax Continue reading

Book Review: Super Bowl Gold: 50 Years of the Big Game by Sports Illustrated

There are a number of perks that come with running an award-winning website.  There’s the constant spotlight, the scantily clad women, regular entry into the world’s hottest nightclubs and the hordes of crazed sports fans always suggesting “Hey, you should Continue reading

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

What if?

What if Ronda Rousey fought Floyd Mayweather… and won? What if a member already in Baseball’s Hall of Fame admitted to using steroids regularly to get an edge? What if Joe Maddon wins a World Series with the Cubs? What Continue reading

Tweeters discuss Warren Sapp’s choice to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday

Poor Warren Sapp.  The former Tampa Bay Buccaneer/NFL analyst and recently imprisoned Hall of Famer just made himself a bad, bad call.  Sapp was arrested early Monday morning on charges of soliciting and assaulting a prostitute. Silly Warren.  You should Continue reading

One questionable play call ends an unquestionably historic football contest

Lost in the blur of our Super Bowl hangover, lost in all the Pete Carroll-bashing and the wondering where Marshawn Marshawn Marshawn was, lost in the fisticuffs immediately afterwards and the inexplicable ESPN comparisons to Bill Buckner was the fact Continue reading