Point-Counterpoint: The Pros and Cons of Goalies Wearing Skirts by SportsChump and J-Dub

SportsChump: The PC Police are at it again, Dubs.  And this time they’ve got my coach in their sights. It’s at times like these, when someone’s comments ruffle someone else’s feathers, that I reach out to a man who has Continue reading Point-Counterpoint: The Pros and Cons of Goalies Wearing Skirts by SportsChump and J-Dub

Cable cancels ESPN’s culture (and other confusing conundrums)

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)

ESPN takes on gambling: J-Dub and SportsChump discuss… again

I have these friends, you see?  They work at the local Hard Rock casino and are strategically placed throughout the reservation grounds.  They work at restaurants and bars.  They deal at card tables, working hard for the man at a Continue reading ESPN takes on gambling: J-Dub and SportsChump discuss… again

Book Review: Got Your Number by Mike Greenberg

Mike Greenberg has co-written another book.  Most of us know Greenberg as long time SportsCenter anchor and avid (and as you’ll soon find out, opinionated) sports fan.  He has recently branched out and written his fifth book, this one called Continue reading Book Review: Got Your Number by Mike Greenberg

Why never to bet money line favorites on the road in college football

A stocky, young gentleman walked into my bar the other evening, which as you know is always my favorite way to begin a blogpost. (Hey, cut me some slack.  I tend bar for a living.) Hat backwards, shirt untucked, he Continue reading Why never to bet money line favorites on the road in college football

Shut The Funk Up, Vol. 2: The Jeff Garcia-Boz Scaggs Edition

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

Ranking the Racists: Jon Gruden

Years ago, on his weekly radio show, Jim Rome would begin his Mondays wondering whether he would get through the week without talking about someone in sports doing something asinine.  This would range from the inane to the profane, from Continue reading Ranking the Racists: Jon Gruden

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

Tiger Woods: King of the Cover-Up

Tiger Woods is a weird cat. I’m pretty sure we sports fans have come to terms with this already but his latest off-road incident, and subsequent hospitalization, only further proves my theory. Nine years ago, an Emmy-award documentarian and I Continue reading Tiger Woods: King of the Cover-Up

Defending Isiah Thomas

We are a stay-at-home people these days. We all have this new strain of Coronavirus to thank for that. That means that we, especially us sports fans, have been glued, perhaps unhealthily, to our television sets. Old movies, reruns we’ve Continue reading Defending Isiah Thomas