In 1994, Major League Baseball cancelled its World Series. It was the first time in American history that had ever happened. Our national pastime reminded all those watching that baseball was first and foremost, a business. It was a shock Continue reading Cable cancels ESPN’s culture (and other confusing conundrums)
People routinely ask me how I can stand working karaoke night. To these skeptics I reply with the same patented answer, which is “Are you kidding me? It was my IDEA to host this karaoke night.” They roll their eyes Continue reading Heavy metal bands sing karaoke love songs: Just another Tuesday at the Joyce.
The trip had been planned months in advance, my excursion to golf’s mecca, Augusta National, with the three best friends that anyone could have. All we needed to do was win the admissions lottery. Tickets to the Masters Tournament are Continue reading The ultimate sports weekend, Part One
FAU, that’s Florida Atlantic University for those of you keeping track at home, has done the unthinkable. In their first ever invite to the field of 68 college basketball teams vying for a national title, the Florida Atlantic Owls have Continue reading And the Owls go… FAU, that’s Who!
Grandpa Jack would roll up his sleeve up to show us both his forearm. On his arm was permanently imprinted a bar code. As a child, this was not something you easily forget. At ten and eight years old respectively, Continue reading Memories of Grandpa Jack
We recently featured a new series here on SportsChump called Shut the Funk Up, within which we highlight those in professional sports we’d really like to tell to STFU and compare them to legends of music’s most underappreciated genre: the Continue reading Shut the Funk Up, Vol. 3: The Antonio Brown-Sylvester Stewart Connection
There’s an older, British gentleman who comes into my bar every so often. He sits on the patio and smokes a cigar. Before settling into his comfort zone, he orders a Guinness, straight pour into a chilled glass, for himself Continue reading Two tickets to paradise (Part One)
I watched this video the other day. It reminded me of a story, and pissed me off, all at the same time. I’ll wait until you’re done gawking before I elaborate. Go ahead and press play, Orlando Magic fans. I Continue reading Number One Draft Picks and the one that got away, Part One: Shaq Then
For those of you who grew up on classic rock, you’ll know this to be true. Any time Van Halen’s discography enters the conversation, one question is inevitably asked. In one of the greatest ever rock-and-roll rivalries, you must choose Continue reading The night Sammy Hagar narrowed the gap
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 Shut The Funk Up, Vol. 2: The Jeff Garcia-Boz Scaggs Edition