Lionel Messi, Jerry West and the gut-wrenching uselessness of the individual accolade

Messi golden ball

The World Cup is finally over much to the chagrin of soccer fans that eat, drink and breathe the sport but much to the enjoyment of Americans who still can’t grasp concepts like offside and stoppage play.  (Think outside the Continue reading

A tale of two cities

Miami map

Argentinians took to the streets of Miami this week in celebration of their World Cup semifinals victory over the Netherlands.  Blue and white shirts and flags adorned the streets of South Beach with every last Argentine partying until last call Continue reading

A fever-inspired, sports world turned upside-down Chumpservations, Vol. 32

Thinker sick

I’ve been bed-ridden lately with a pretty nasty fever so I apologize for not contributing my usual batch of internet clutter.  The good news is that my doctor has ruled out mono, halitosis, gingivitis and chronic tardiness so I got Continue reading

The biggest eff yous in sports: 2011 edition

“I see you drivin’ ‘round town with the girl I love, and I’m like….” -Cee Lo Green

Caption contest celebrates Spain, the World Cup, bullfighting, Julio Aparicio and the bull that got the upper hand

To celebrate Spain reaching the Final Four of the World Cup, this week’s caption contest focuses on one of the country’s most popular sports: bullfighting.

The SportsChump Reality TV Challenge

It’s summertime.  Basketball season is over, football is still a few months away and the United States has been eliminated from the World Cup, leaving us sports fans with little on TV to watch other than reality shows about snobby Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 14: John Wall, Wimbledon, Texas Rangers, World Cup soccer, Landon Donovan, Steve Smith and Dick Vitale impressions

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Chumpservations, Vol. 13: Bud Selig, Armando Galarraga, Jim Joyce, World Cup Soccer, the NBA Finals, Ken Griffey, Jr., Jose Canseco, Affliction sport coats, Danny Ferry, drunken bosses and broken-down Volkswagens

The week that was, including Bud Selig, Armando Galarraga, Jim Joyce, World Cup Soccer, the NBA Finals, Ken Griffey, Jr., Jose Canseco, Affliction sport coats, Danny Ferry, drunken bosses and broken-down Volkswagens Continue reading