Point-Counterpoint: The Pros and Cons of Goalies Wearing Skirts by SportsChump and J-Dub

SportsChump: The PC Police are at it again, Dubs.  And this time they’ve got my coach in their sights. It’s at times like these, when someone’s comments ruffle someone else’s feathers, that I reach out to a man who has Continue reading Point-Counterpoint: The Pros and Cons of Goalies Wearing Skirts by SportsChump and J-Dub

Anthony Edwards: The bad guy, in more ways than one.

Anthony Edwards is doing something nobody has ever done. Sure, Magic Johnson led his Lakers team to an NBA championship in his rookie season, but that team was stacked as is, we are slowly learning, Anthony Edwards’ talents. Nor am Continue reading Anthony Edwards: The bad guy, in more ways than one.

Book Review: Charlie Hustle: The Rise and Fall of Pete Rose, and the Last Glory Days of Baseball by Keith O’Brien

Few athletes in the history of sport have been as controversial as Pete Rose.  Never has a conversation taken place between sports fans that hasn’t included the obligatory question: “Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?”  His is Continue reading Book Review: Charlie Hustle: The Rise and Fall of Pete Rose, and the Last Glory Days of Baseball by Keith O’Brien

Shut the Funk Up, Vol. 4: The Reporter at the Luca Doncic press conference-Mary Jane Girls Edition

I began a post just the other day with the following words… “A funny thing happened on the way to these NBA playoffs.” That officially now includes not only the games we’re watching but also the post-game press conferences, for Continue reading Shut the Funk Up, Vol. 4: The Reporter at the Luca Doncic press conference-Mary Jane Girls Edition

SportsChump channels inner horse whisperer; Predicts winner of Kentucky Derby

“Oh, this baby loves the slop. Loves it, eats it up. Eats the slop. Born in the slop. His father was a mudder. His mother was a mudder.” – Michael Richards as Kramer, Seinfeld episode “The Subway,” originally aired, Jan. Continue reading SportsChump channels inner horse whisperer; Predicts winner of Kentucky Derby

The NBA’s youth movement: A changing of the guards

A funny thing happened on the way to these NBA playoffs. You used to be able to set your clock to veteran teams winning playoff series.  The greatest teams in NBA history, or at least recent history, had to pay Continue reading The NBA’s youth movement: A changing of the guards

Franz Wagner and the Lost Art of the Left-Handed Lay-Up

Brody Wayne sets up along the left side of the court.  Not at first, of course.  Before that, we set up along the right side of the basket, attacking the rim as most right handers do, as most basketball teams Continue reading Franz Wagner and the Lost Art of the Left-Handed Lay-Up

Orlando Day Trip Part I: The Part You DON’T Want to Read

Just so that you don’t think I’m a total heathen, driving to Orlando selfishly for playoff basketball satisfaction, I did have other things on the slate for the afternoon. My father having passed away only a few months ago, my Continue reading Orlando Day Trip Part I: The Part You DON’T Want to Read

Orlando Day Trip Part II, Cavs-Magic Game Three: The Part You Want to Read

It’s been five years since the Orlando Magic made the playoffs, yet somehow six years since they hosted a playoff game. That is not a trick statement.  Remember that thing called the pandemic, where NBA teams were forced to play Continue reading Orlando Day Trip Part II, Cavs-Magic Game Three: The Part You Want to Read

Scottie Scheffler, Part Deux: “Gambling” on the Champ

Let’s talk a little more about Scottie Scheffler because I feel I didn’t get enough off my chest in my latest “Scottie wins Masters (again) but doesn’t draw ratings” post. I don’t so much want to talk about Scheffler’s dominance Continue reading Scottie Scheffler, Part Deux: “Gambling” on the Champ