Why Mother Nature will (or at least should) reintroduce talks of an 18-game NFL season

This is how my week has gone so far.  I guess I shouldn’t complain but I’m going to anyway. Sunday night, with Texas A&M holding a seemingly insurmountable, 34-point lead with four minutes left to play in the third quarter, Continue reading

Your no-frills, glass half empty, glass half full, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017-18 season preview

I have an oddball group of friends who love to talk to me about sports. This one friend, for example, swears Jameis Winston is primed and ready to throw for 5,000 yards this season.  We even bet a dinner on Continue reading

New England Patriots trade Jimmy Garoppolo and other unfounded falsehoods from the modern day media

I placed a wager with a friend last NFL off-season. Convinced that Mike Glennon was the hottest commodity on the market, my friend figured that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who already had their quarterback of the future in Jameis Winston, would Continue reading

The trek to Arkansas, Part “And Then There Were” Three

“Memphis is a city that hums and thrums. Its song is constant.” Robert Gordon, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion I have a few US cities left on my “to-visit” bucket list.  For example, I’ve never been to Continue reading

And you thought Ryan Lochte had a bad week…

Ryan Lochte is home and safe from his now swimmingly, infamous excursions in Rio de Janeiro.  Sure he lost half his endorsers (worth about a million or so in change) for lying about his buddies taking a gas station men’s Continue reading

Flogging Draft Night

I went to last year’s Buccaneers Draft Party.  After all, it was a big event. The lowly (for far too long) Tampa Bay Buccaneers had earned the dubious distinction of drafting first in 2015.  I say dubious because the rights Continue reading

JPP’s return points Giants in right direction… and other horrifically, tasteless jokes at a half a hand’s expense

As to be expected, the New York Giants visited Raymond James Stadium this Sunday and covered the three-point spread against the hometown Buccaneers.  Shortly thereafter, the G-Men traveled home with a much-needed victory and almost all of their fingers intact.  Continue reading

Stick a fork in ‘em Sunday

We’re going to start a new feature here at SportsChump where we celebrate the ugly by sticking the proverbial fork in it.  And in this year’s NFL, there is plenty of ugly to go around. Even though it’s only Week Continue reading

Twitter eases the pain of another sordid Sunday

Ah yes, the frustration of the Sunday afternoon for those of us who root for NFL teams that are, shall we say, lacking.  I’m becoming convinced the reason so many of us play fantasy football is because the real-life teams Continue reading