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

A Sorta Kinda Point-CounterPoint with SportsChump and J-Dub: The Legalization of Sports Gambling

Introduction by SportsChump: I got a text recently from a buddy we call ManRam.  We call him that because his name is actually… Manny Ramirez.  He may not have his namesake’s sweet baseball swing (although his golf swing is solid) Continue reading

Book Review: The Stats Game by Aidan & Maxwell Resnick

The Stats Game, written by Aidan & Maxwell Resnick, begins as if written by two angry old men, which is ironic considering the authors are far from it.  In fact, the whiz kids are still teenagers.  It doesn’t take long, Continue reading

Twitter Suspends SportsChump – Privileges Revoked for Tasteless Tiger Joke

“So they barred me for being too good a player.” – Michael Keaton as Bill Blazejowski in Night Shift I was temporarily banned from Twitter the other day.  A habitual line-toer, it was the first time I’ve ever had my Continue reading

Kevin Harlan + Super Bowl streaker = best play-by-play call ever

Just when you thought I was done firing Super Bowl posts into cyberspace, I reel you right back in. There are great sports calls and then there are great sports calls, the calls you remember, the calls that have become Continue reading