Kickers and pleasers: Just another Sunday wagering on professional football

Ah, the never-ending joy of wagering on the NFL. One thing many people overlook about the sustained success of both college and professional football is not only the excitement and unpredictability the sport brings and the gladiator-like nature of the Continue reading

The absolute meaninglessness of winning your division in professional sports

Winning your division in professional sports is borderline pointless.  And I’ll prove it to you. The Minnesota Vikings traveled to Green Bay on a cold Sunday night to play the Packers for the NFC North title.  And before we wax Continue reading

Stick a fork in ‘em Sunday

We’re going to start a new feature here at SportsChump where we celebrate the ugly by sticking the proverbial fork in it.  And in this year’s NFL, there is plenty of ugly to go around. Even though it’s only Week Continue reading

Debunking the Clean Slate Myth

How many times have you heard it? It’s the beginning of the football season and “every team starts with a clean slate.” That’s laughable. While it’s certainly mathematically logical to say that all 32 NFL teams have a chance at Continue reading

Mascots and prejudice: The ongoing saga of the Washington Redskins

I’ve got an old friend whose name is Dan Gleason.  We used to call him “Rocket” Dan.  Despite being one of the elder statesmen among our merry band of bar-dwelling, hoop-shooting Gator fans, Dan had a solid game and a Continue reading

Bad teams! Bad!

“That’s right, that’s right.  We bad!  Uh huh!” -Richard Pryor, Stir Crazy, 1980 We’ve talked a lot about fandom over the past few months, more specifically when it is acceptable for sports fans to switch allegiances and what rights we Continue reading

This week in As The Coaching Carousel Turns…

What a bizarre few days this has been for football coaches, more so than normal even.  If neck braces, nepotism, runway dismissals and billionaire babblings don’t scream made-for-television drama, I don’t know what does.

Greg Schiano and the Buccaneers long for the days of replacement refs

I saw two things this Sunday that I can’t say I’ve ever seen before, three if you consider the fact that the Buccaneers had a home game televised.