“What’s wrong with this younger generation of Gators?”

I chose the title of this post carefully because the quote holds special meaning. In 1999, I took three friends (you know them as Croshere, Partykiller and the Don Calvino) to the Swamp to watch the Florida Gators play Alabama.  Continue reading “What’s wrong with this younger generation of Gators?”

Documentary Review: Dave Zirin’s “Behind the Shield: The Power and Politics of the NFL”

Dave Zirin is a sports fan.  You’d do well to remember this as you watch, and not read, his latest work.  That’s right, author and journalist Dave Zirin has flipped the script on us yet again with his latest project, Continue reading Documentary Review: Dave Zirin’s “Behind the Shield: The Power and Politics of the NFL”

The Wife Hates SportsChump 2022 Weekend Pick ‘Em: Week Seven

Week Six was a difficult one for picking ball games against the spread.  If you ended up breaking even, which we did here at the Chump, give yourself a hearty pat on the back.  Monster upsets included the Jets beating Continue reading The Wife Hates SportsChump 2022 Weekend Pick ‘Em: Week Seven

Book Review: Rise of the Black Quarterback by Jason Reid

I once read a book entitled “Necessities.”  The book is no longer in print, which is a shame for its message resonates thirty years later.  It drew its title from an old Al Campanis quote where, on live television, the Continue reading Book Review: Rise of the Black Quarterback by Jason Reid

Three strikes and you’re out… of home games: The inequity of Major League Baseball’s new but not improved post-season format

The Tampa Bay Rays post-season came and went.  If you blinked, you missed it. For their efforts, a fairly successful regular season in which they went 86-76, the Rays earned a wild card berth, just not a prime-time game (small Continue reading Three strikes and you’re out… of home games: The inequity of Major League Baseball’s new but not improved post-season format

The Wife Hates SportsChump 2022 Weekend Pick ‘Em: Week Five

The streak continues.  And no, I’m not talking about the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles.  I hope you all have been paying attention to our picks because if you’ve been betting alongside mine this season (12-7-1 ATS), you’d have enough coin to Continue reading The Wife Hates SportsChump 2022 Weekend Pick ‘Em: Week Five

Bucs bamboozled, Chiefs code crack back

As an overly emotional football fan who also gambles on the sport, it’s hard not to be reactionary.  Tempering expectations is a skill few possess.  The rational we like to think bigger picture and look at the football season in Continue reading Bucs bamboozled, Chiefs code crack back

The Wife Hates SportsChump 2022 Weekend Pick ‘Em: Week Four

The season is off to a solid start, or at least that’s what my sportsbook account is telling me.  While my counterparts struggle with minus money, I’ve been able to choose key games correctly and load up on them for Continue reading The Wife Hates SportsChump 2022 Weekend Pick ‘Em: Week Four