SportsChump’s Great American Band Contest turns 16

A few things have come to light after hosting the first two rounds of this contest to end all rock contests. A quick look at our Sweet Emotion Sixteen, which we’ll get to in just a bit, doesn’t hold all Continue reading

The Great American Rock Band Contest rolls on (and some thoughts on the opening round)

“Who ARE these people?” shouted a friend as he looked over the bracket. “Who are who people?” I replied. “Who are these people who choose REO Speedwagon over Kansas?!?” And so goes the contest, proceeding exactly as I had planned. Continue reading

And the greatest American rock-and-roll band of all time is….

March may be over but the madness, my friends, is just beginning. For the longest time, I’ve debated over which is the greatest American rock-and-roll act of all time. After all, despite Grammy awards won, albums sold and number one Continue reading

Dead Man Sulking: Florida’s ever-increasing difficulty in justifying Will Muschamp’s existence

I was working behind the bar Saturday night as I have the last five years.  This Saturday evening the bar was packed with party-goers.  The owner was celebrating a birthday.  The band began playing Tom Petty, their cover of his Continue reading