Birthday Bashes, Buttholes, Flying Shovels and Brotherly Love: A Week in the Life, a Reminder of Gratitude

I won’t lie.  Heading into Monday of last week, I was more anxious than normal, for several reasons. I had a sort of surprise birthday party to co-plan, my mother’s __th.  Days later, I had my first ever colonoscopy, a Continue reading Birthday Bashes, Buttholes, Flying Shovels and Brotherly Love: A Week in the Life, a Reminder of Gratitude

Week 5 College and NFL Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs The Wife Hates Sports vs BCole

Now that I’ve taken the lead in this contest, I can finally post the standings. SportsChump: 12-7-1 Against the Spread $230 Celebrity Guests: 12-8 Against the Spread $180 TheWifeHatesSports: 12-8 Against the Spread $120 I’d like to take this moment Continue reading Week 5 College and NFL Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs The Wife Hates Sports vs BCole

So much for free football

“What the hell are you talkin’ about: free? Free? There’s no free here. I’m the boss. No freedom. I’m the boss.” Danny Aeillo as Sal in Do The Right Thing, 1989 I don’t remember the first time I paid for Continue reading So much for free football

The Milwaukee Bucks organization restores my faith in humanity

Not long ago, guest poster and SportsChump significant other, BCole wrote about the night she took her youngest of four, who we’ve lovingly nicknamed LeBrode, to his first ever NBA game. For months, she’d secretly planned and plotted his birthday Continue reading The Milwaukee Bucks organization restores my faith in humanity

The Rollercoaster known as LeBrode’s First NBA Game

I may not be the best mom in the world, but I can assure you that I rank amongst the champs for effort. After divorcing nearly 10 years ago, “single-momdom” has brought its many challenges, ranging from affording to put Continue reading The Rollercoaster known as LeBrode’s First NBA Game

2021 Week Six: The Wife Hates Sports Takes on the Lovely and Talented BCole

Remember when Biorhythms became popular in the late 1970s?  They were supposed to be some new-age scientific phenomenon that explained your mood swings.  For example, if you were having a down patch, that was because your biorhythms were low.  If Continue reading 2021 Week Six: The Wife Hates Sports Takes on the Lovely and Talented BCole

Van Gogh Alive and well in Downtown St. Petersburg

I love when my readers get involved.  I’ve written countless posts over the years about the silliest and most serious of topics: readers’ e-mails, conversations across the bar, ballgames, movies, gambling, television, relationships, you name it.  If you’ve asked, I’ve Continue reading Van Gogh Alive and well in Downtown St. Petersburg

One last Stanley Cup celebration for the ages (until the next one)

Sorry, this post has been delayed.  We’ve been celebrating Lord Stanley for two straight weeks.  Here goes our official recount… as we recall. Walking into a stadium felt odd.  After all, it’s been almost a full calendar year since any Continue reading One last Stanley Cup celebration for the ages (until the next one)

And the best song of the 1980s is…

I love lists.  I am drawn to them like a moth to a flame.  An eternal flame. When Sirius/XM and Billboard decided they were going to take an entire weekend and count down the top 500 songs of the 1980s, Continue reading And the best song of the 1980s is…