NFL Week Nine Against the Spread Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs. KP vs. Ronbets

Baby steps. Just like the grey, sweat-suited, headband wearing Rocky Balboa descended from his front porch to sprint through the streets and triumphantly climb the steps of Philadelphia’s Art Museum, I too raise my hands in victory.  Of course, Balboa Continue reading

NFL Week Five Against the Spread Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs. KP vs. Speedbeagle

Okay, so I’m starting to feel a little better about myself.  On what was a pretty difficult week to pick games, the Chump actually went 8-4-1 while his opponents both went 6-7, leading to the inexplicable urge to refer to Continue reading

Dennis Rodman speaks to the youth of today and other horrific ideas perpetrated by the publishing industry

I read somewhere that Dennis Rodman is putting out a children’s book.  More power to him.

A mid-season look at NFL over-unders

Now that we’ve reached the mid-way point of the NFL season, I thought it’d be wise to revisit our Over/Under contest and see whether any of us have been able to cash a winning ticket.

Weekly caption contest celebrates Alex Rodriguez, Cameron Diaz and love in the Gulf of Mexico

While most of us sit in shivering cold weather, piecing together what’s left of our checkbooks after Christmas, others who are slightly more fortunate bask in the Mexican sunshine, tanning and surfing and sipping margaritas.  Must be nice.

NFL Preview: Part 2 (NFC)

Here’s part 2 of my NFL preview. To see part one click here. NFC East Gotta be the best division in football, right?

Sports media and political correctness

April 6, 1987 is a day that lives on in sports infamy, but not for any specific athletic achievement on the field.  In a live, late-night interview in front of millions of viewers, Ted Koppel, the host of Nightline, asked Continue reading

What to watch this weekend (Oct. 24-25)

This Saturday’s college slate gives us a quick breather from the top-ranked, head-to-head matchups we’ve seen so much of lately. The weekend features only one contest between ranked teams and a number of distinct favorites squaring off against theoretically lesser Continue reading

The good, the bad and the fugly: An NFL quarterly

  What have we learned in the first four weeks of this NFL season other than we’re damn glad football is finally back?  We know there are a number of quality teams that are playing some really good football.  Then Continue reading