When something means nothing and nothing means something: The NFL’s final pre-season games

I tuned in to the first few minutes of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ final pre-season game against the Washington Redskins last week.  Even though the Rays, who were playing at the same time, had much more on the line, and Continue reading

Who the hell is Maverick Carter?

Maverick was a kitschy, Mel Gibson riverboat gambling movie, remade from the original starring James Garner.  Maverick is also Tom Cruise’s character’s name in the 1980s classic, Top Gun.  Unfortunately for LeBron James, however, Maverick Carter is not a fictional Continue reading

NFL Preview: Part 1 (AFC)

Here is part 1 (AFC) of my two part NFL preview. I debated picking projected records, grading off seasons or just delivering instructions on how to knit a Bill Belichick Patriots cut off sweatshirt (to be used as bonfire kindling Continue reading

The SportsChump Reality TV Challenge

It’s summertime.  Basketball season is over, football is still a few months away and the United States has been eliminated from the World Cup, leaving us sports fans with little on TV to watch other than reality shows about snobby Continue reading

Random Chumpservations, Vol 8: Darrelle Revis, LeBron James and conflicted Green Bay Packer fans

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What to watch this weekend (Nov. 21-22)

This weekend is college football’s calm before the storm, so if you need to get some yard work done, this is the weekend to do it. Unless of course, you’re a Michigan or Ohio State fan.

The ego-driven athlete: A top five list

  Narcissism is defined as having an excessive love or admiration for oneself.  The word comes from the mythological Narcissus who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool of water and then drowned after staring at it Continue reading

Privacy and the professional athlete

  In Lake Tahoe, a casino waitress alleges that a two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback forced himself on her in a hotel room.  In another hotel room elsewhere in the country, someone sneaks a video camera through a keyhole to Continue reading