The agony of the winning wager never placed

I live my life by the Stevie Ray Vaughn rule. The Stevie Ray Vaughn rule is as such.  In 1990, I was in New Orleans for their annual Jazz & Heritage Festival.  Lacking funds, I opted not to go the Continue reading

Be careful ordering ringside dinner the next time you’re at a Izu Ogonuh fight (video)

I’ve seen some knockouts in my day but what I saw the other evening, and what you’re about to witness right now, might just take the cake. I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m a student of the game but I’ve watched Continue reading

The world of sports gets a jolt. Three actually.

What an uppity week it’s been for sports.  With all the stimulants being passed around, it’s amazing anyone can catch a bit of sleep. From Poland to Las Vegas to Cooperstown, athletes have made headlines for dipping into the supply Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 30: Phone books, sneaker pimps, oddball gratuities and the world’s most famous Heimlich

Phony I came home the other morning to find a phone book sitting on my front door step.  They’ve gotten considerably smaller over the years. I grew up in New York City.  Back then, we had three separate phone books Continue reading

Modern Athletes I Would Want On My Side If A Bar Fight Broke Out

I’ve worked in the bar industry for quite some time.  Every once in a while, one drunken sot at the bar takes offense to the way another drunken sot at the bar is looking at him and shit goes down.  Continue reading

Wagering on sports’ biggest underdogs

Every so often, I’ll get e-mails from potential contributors asking me to post this article or that hyperlink on any given, sports-related topic.

Ripping paper/laughing baby: A metaphor for modern sports

Aside from being possibly the cutest thing you’ve ever seen on the internet, it occurred to me that the following video serves as the perfect metaphor for sports today.

Charlie Sheenisms and their equivalent in the world of sports

Charlie Sheen talks sports… sort of Continue reading