Bloggers getting old: A J-Dub-SportsChump “Turning 50” Collaboration

Dubs: It’s often said that baseball imitates life.  In this case, there’s an odd bit of truth to that because life, like baseball, is all about milestones. In baseball, it’s all about 3,000 hits, 500 home runs, or 300 wins. Continue reading

Sports, superstitions and Sunday’s sights and sounds

I banned a customer, nay, a friend from the bar the other night. He hadn’t done anything wrong.  In fact, this person is perhaps the most ideal customer a business could want.  He’s well behaved, spends a ton of money, Continue reading

The never-ending regret of premature debarkation

“If you leave me now, you take away the biggest part of me.  Ooooh, baby, please don’t go.” -Chicago “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” -Lenny Kravitz citing Yogi Berra   It was 2004 and I was living in Orlando.  Continue reading

A Conversation with Dr. Milhouse over the Lightning season that was

As the NHL playoffs are now in full swing, the wounds are still fresh and still bloodied in Tampa.  A team once thought to contend for the Stanley Cup is now sitting at home, getting some well-needed yet unfortunate rest. Continue reading

A kinda, sorta Tampa Bay Lightning season preview

Pinch me, I’m dreaming.  And so must the four of my regular diehard hockey fan readers because yes, I’m writing about hockey. But this isn’t a full-on hockey preview.  Far be it from me to write in depth about a Continue reading

Steven Stamkos and the Lightning off-season

I have a hockey sensei.  You know him as Dr. Milhouse. We didn’t talk much hockey/Lightning playoffs on the website this post-season because a) I was busy slinging drinks nightly to a thousand thirsty, rabid Lightning fans (love you guys!) Continue reading

#DrouinWatch, or How I Learned to Refuse to Play Because My Agent is an Idiot

Meet Jonathan Drouin. 20 years old from the furthest reaches of Quebec. Five years ago, he was drafted to a junior league hockey team in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He made his debut for the Halifax Mooseheads at 17, and got Continue reading