Thoughts on a wild, wild few weeks of sports: Chumpservations revisited (Vol. 39)

“What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here?” Slim Pickens as Taggart in Blazing Saddles, 1974 It’s been a while since I’ve put some random thoughts down on paper. Between holidays, birthdays and deaths in the Continue reading

Oh, the horror: Six NFL teams I can’t bear to watch

Man, there are some bad football teams out there. Let’s kick a few while they’re down, shall we? Every season, it seems like there are the New England Patriots, some really good contenders and the rest who are just shuffling Continue reading

World, Meet Danny Dimes

It was an extraordinarily, beautiful Sunday afternoon in Tampa, Florida. Days like these are the reason so many people pay us a visit. Sun shining, the sky a beautiful bright blue and just enough of a September breeze to make Continue reading

0-For-Quarterbacks: The Tampa Bay Way

I am allergic to cat dander. My girlfriend is allergic to latex. Unfortunately for their fans, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization suffers from a far worse affliction. They… are allergic to quarterbacks. Lost in the woefulness of Jameis Winston’s three Continue reading

Bruce Arians hired, Tampa Bay skeptical

In 2008, Tampa Bay hired a man named Barry Melrose to coach their beloved hockey team.  That experiment lasted only 16 games.  Fortunately, it wasn’t long afterwards that the organization found the man they wanted in Jon Cooper, who has Continue reading

Buccaneers playoff drought all about Money… or lack thereof

Tampa Bay Buccaneers ten-year playoff drought can be traced back to one simple transaction… and it’s not who you think. Let’s talk juju for a moment and no, I’m not talking about JuJu Schuster-Smith, wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Continue reading

Umbrellas, defensive tackles and paying it forward over the Christmas season: An Oddly, Unanticipated Thirty Minutes in the Life of SportsChump

It was an abnormally odd and rainy half-hour last Wednesday afternoon when the following tale took place. My achy body was craving yoga so I decided to lift my lazy ass off the sofa for the daily 4:00 pm session. Continue reading

My Sports Week, Part Three: My Hypothetical Lunch with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This is the third installment of my uber-busy sports week.  The first involved driving to Orlando to see Jimmy Butler’s debut with the 76ers.  The second involved “watching” the Florida Gators in their annual tune-up before Florida State weekend.  As Continue reading