LaVar’s got balls: The in-your-face marketing of one man’s son

I’ve been wrestling with this whole Lavar Ball story for quite some time now. Generally, I enjoy writing about people we’ll never hear from again.  For example, do you remember when Cam Newton’s dad was making all the headlines?  No?  Continue reading

Knowing Your Place:  What College Sports Programs and Booty Calls Have in Common

I used to have a friend, still do actually, who used to preach the expression “Know your place” when it came to women and relationships. I would talk to him regularly about my goings on with the opposite sex.  Many Continue reading

Ed O’Bannon’s and Manuel Noriega’s Call of Duty

There was once a time not long ago when Ed O’Bannon and Manuel Noriega were the talk of the nation, both for different reasons.  Today they have something else in common. Ed O’Bannon, and his brother Charles, were once all Continue reading

A look back at Playboy’s 2007 College Basketball Season Preview

I was rummaging through a friend’s old Playboy collection recently (no, we weren’t in his tree house) when I stumbled upon one of their college basketball preview editions.  I asked if I could borrow the magazine for a “Where Are Continue reading

Is Rick Pitino one of the top five, college basketball coaches of all time? SportsChump lets you decide, sort of

  I try not to be reactionary in times like these but I’m waiting for someone to convince me that Rick Pitino is not one of the top five, Division I, men’s college basketball coaches of all-time.

Shafting Tyson

I was watching some tribute to Muhammad Ali on television the other night.  He had just celebrated his 70th birthday so some Las Vegas big wigs decided to honor the former heavyweight champion by basically booking every star imaginable for Continue reading

Chumping to Conclusions about Alabama, Boise State, Terrelle Pryor, UCLA, Tennessee, Steve Spurrier, Donovan McNabb, Calvin Johnson and when a completion is not a completion

Is Alabama really THIS good?  Let me get this straight.  They played their first two games without their starting running back.  Their second game was against a school we thought would be a worthwhile opponent in Penn State and they Continue reading

What to watch this weekend

  Can you smell that, sports fans?  The freshly cut grass?  The grill at the tailgate loaded up with low-sodium, turkey kielbasa?  The stumbling guy with matching hat and jersey who has had way too much to drink hours before Continue reading