Showtime/Winning Time: A Combination Book/HBO Series Review

Out of conflict, strife, and sheer determination, if we’re fortunate, comes greatness.  Amongst our finest collections of art, music, and film, we often witness unparalleled beauty emerge from uncompromised will and pressure, like a diamond out of coal or a Continue reading

Shut The Funk Up, Vol. 2: The Jeff Garcia-Boz Scaggs Edition

I don’t like Mina Kimes. That doesn’t mean I don’t watch her.  She’s on basically every one of ESPN’s numerous information outlets so she’s hard to avoid.  I listen to her.  I’m just not particularly a fan of her work.  Continue reading

Ja Morant and the Memphis Friggin’ Grizzlies

“There’s a new sheriff in town… and his name is Reggie Hammond.” -Eddie Murphy, 48 Hours, 1982 In the grand scheme of things, most NBA regular season games are relatively meaningless. Every so often, however, one comes along that demonstrates Continue reading

Unimaginable underdog parlay undoes Doctor Milhouse

There is a scene near the end of My Cousin Vinny that recently drew uncanny comparison to real live events, so much so that I thought I’d been planted smack dab in the movie set courtroom, with an awkward Joe Continue reading

Depression and the Vincent Jackson toxicology report

I came across an article the other day that really struck a chord. Vincent Jackson, former wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was found dead in a Brandon hotel room in February of 2021.  Only recently was an autopsy Continue reading

Drafting Old Guys: My Week One Spent with Matt Ryan

My girlfriend laughs at me.  She does that often, very careful to explain that she’s laughing at me, and not with me.  And she doesn’t laugh only because hers is a considerably better Marlon Brando Godfather impression than mine. Again, Continue reading

SportsChump’s Eleventh Annual NFL Over/Under Pick ‘Em Contest

Ooh, what’s that smell? Can’t you smell that smell? Ooh, that smell? The smell of football season! With all apologies to Lynyrd Skynyrd, I thought I’d let the southern rock legends lead us into this year’s contest as… THE ANNUAL Continue reading

N-I-L doesn’t spell nil but rather the exact opposite

Remember that Simpsons episode many moons ago when the cartoon boldly predicted the Saints would win a Super Bowl.  When the episode first aired, such a thought was laughable, hence its inclusion as a punch line.  The Saints were a Continue reading