The NFL fumbles yet again: The Deshaun Watson appeal

Season after season, the National Football League continues to encounter pitfalls, thriving despite itself, only because all we want to do with our Sundays is drink beer and watch gladiators beat the snot out of each other.  This season is Continue reading The NFL fumbles yet again: The Deshaun Watson appeal

Contracts, homework assignments, weight clauses and drinking on the job: The intertwining cases of Kyler Murray, Zion Williamson and me

When my girlfriend and I argue (and for the sake of this article, let’s assume this happens infrequently), she and I have successfully adopted the practice of putting ourselves in each other’s shoes, to better comprehend where the other is Continue reading Contracts, homework assignments, weight clauses and drinking on the job: The intertwining cases of Kyler Murray, Zion Williamson and me

NIL, the Transfer Portal and why the two-time national champion at two different schools isn’t as far away as you might think

College football season hasn’t kicked off yet and we’re already seeing things we’ve never seen.  Kids cashing checks for nine figures has set a new precedent all the while ruffling the feathers of the old school college football fan.  Meanwhile, Continue reading NIL, the Transfer Portal and why the two-time national champion at two different schools isn’t as far away as you might think

Name, Image, Likeness: No More Free Parking

I tend bar in an Irish pub in Ybor City.  For those of you unfamiliar with the area, Ybor is a relatively urban part of Tampa, deeply entrenched in rich Italian, Cuban and Spanish cultural heritage.  Brick streets, century old Continue reading Name, Image, Likeness: No More Free Parking

A War of the Words: The week Nick Saban and Patrick Beverley had nothing nice to say

Falling squarely in the category of “If You Have Nothing Nice to Say, Go Ahead and Let It Fly,” we have Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Patrick Beverly coming in tied for first.  With Continue reading A War of the Words: The week Nick Saban and Patrick Beverley had nothing nice to say

Point-Counterpoint: Calvin Ridley, Gambling, and The NFL’s “Integrity Problem”

As J-Dub and I were rubbing our sticks together trying to make fire, discussing the Brian Flores lawsuit as a potential impetus for change (or not), another black eye hit the NFL.  Don’t worry though, sports fans.  The league office Continue reading Point-Counterpoint: Calvin Ridley, Gambling, and The NFL’s “Integrity Problem”

Three contests, two winners, one blog post

As you all know, I host an annual over/under NFL pick ‘em contest on this website.  This year made it 11 years running.  When all the dust settled, only one contestant remained standing.  Despite a relatively easy year picking futures Continue reading Three contests, two winners, one blog post

Point-Counterpoint: J-Dub and SportsChump address the Brian Flores lawsuit

There are two types of watershed moments.  There are those that we don’t necessarily see as tipping points while they’re happening.  Then there are those that, the moment we hear about them, we understand that from that point on, things Continue reading Point-Counterpoint: J-Dub and SportsChump address the Brian Flores lawsuit

Goodbye, Running Backs aka why Emmitt Smith’s all-time rushing record may never be broken

We live amidst a changing game. As the memories of Super Bowl LVI fade into the mist, as most of us talk about the halftime show and the game’s final two minutes being the only thing worth watching, I am Continue reading Goodbye, Running Backs aka why Emmitt Smith’s all-time rushing record may never be broken

NFL Playoff Pick ‘Em Round Four: Super Bowl Edition

Here we are, the moment of truth.  We have three contestants still alive in our playoff pick ‘em, but before we get to them… A lot of people have asked me who I like in the Super Bowl.  In turn, Continue reading NFL Playoff Pick ‘Em Round Four: Super Bowl Edition