Falling for the homecoming hype: How to bet (and not bet) “revenge games”

Sometimes, a little self-ridicule is in order, so here goes nothing… A lot was made of certain players returning to play against their former teams last weekend, thanks to the never-ending, hype machine that is the NFL.  Most of us, Continue reading Falling for the homecoming hype: How to bet (and not bet) “revenge games”

Decisions, decisions and the coaches who make them

Last Sunday night, the Broncos and Chiefs squared off in a crucial AFC West battle.  Currently only two games separate three teams in that division.  As the season winds down, the winner of this game would have a huge advantage Continue reading Decisions, decisions and the coaches who make them

Sports Snobbery, Episode Seven: Super Bowl? What Super Bowl?

As I’m prone to do on slow nights behind the bar, which are fortunately becoming more and more infrequent, I’ll strike up random conversations about this or that with my customer base.  With the Super Bowl approaching, I chose the Continue reading Sports Snobbery, Episode Seven: Super Bowl? What Super Bowl?

The five worst fan bases in the NFL according to the six worst sports bloggers on the internet

So I get this email from a friend, you know the one, Dr. Everything will be alright. He proposes a collaboration between me and some of his other cyber-dwelling hoodlums. In said email, he asks us to list simply “the Continue reading The five worst fan bases in the NFL according to the six worst sports bloggers on the internet

Ten pressing questions for the 2015 NFL season

If we had a crystal ball to tell us what’s going to happen this NFL season, we’d all be millionaires.  Unfortunately, Lady Cleo and Dionne Warwick have cornered the market on clairvoyance so you and I are going to have Continue reading Ten pressing questions for the 2015 NFL season

Super Bowl Tweets better than the game itself

Well, that was a riveting Super Bowl.  Not! If you feel bad about not being entertained, consider the fact that the most watched program in US television history was even more of a downer for Colorado residents and those bearing Continue reading Super Bowl Tweets better than the game itself

A week’s worth of sports squabbles: Super Bowl Edition

Not every athlete is as lovey-dovey as LeBron James and Kevin Durant.  Man hugs all around.  The mutual respect these two have for each other borders on nauseating. 

As the World Tweets: Your AFC/NFC Championship Edition

On a glorious Sunday afternoon, NFL fans were treated to two captivating football games that, when it was all said and done, totally lived up to their billing.

Peyton Manning: America’s most likeable athlete

Peyton Manning is arguably the greatest quarterback to ever play in the NFL.   Sure, Joe Montana’s got four Super Bowl rings, Tom Brady has his three and Johnny Unitas and others before him redefined the game vertically.  But Peyton Manning Continue reading Peyton Manning: America’s most likeable athlete