Football’s Final Four: Fitting or Flawed?

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As children, we’d wake up every Christmas morning to find out what bright-colored boxes waited for us under that fancily decorated pine tree.  We’d be lucky if we’d gotten an hour of sleep the night before, like an insomniac at Continue reading

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

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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

They said what, Volume Six: Chris Archer, Adolpho Birch, Stephen A. Smith, Drew Brees, Shelley Meyer and Derrick Rose

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Oh how a simple flip of the bat can ruffle some feathers. On a recent road trip to Tampa Bay, the Boston Red Sox took on a three-game set against their division rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays.  The Rays took Continue reading

Revisiting the uselessness of pre-season college football polls

After watching this wild and wacky bowl season, it dawned on me that this year’s final college football rankings will look quite a bit different than they did back in August. I’m not faulting anyone for being unable to predict Continue reading

Giving it the old college try

All I want for Christmas is a slightly above average football coach. That’s probably the sentiment of most college football fans in America, for if it’s one thing we’ve learned lately, having a coach who is too successful can be Continue reading

SportsChump 2011 Year in Review

I had so much fun with this project last year that I figured I’d duplicate the effort for 2011.  Besides, it gives my newer readers a look back at 365 days of my ranting and raving.

Conversation with a Buckeye: The biggest Ohio State fan I know talks Jim Tressel, Terrelle Pryor and the current state of his football program

Everyone knows a Buckeye.  They’re hard to miss.  Their scarlet and grey jerseys, their love for all things Columbus and their unwavering pride for their football program. Well, these days, their pride is wavering.