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

“How do you feel about female sports broadcasters” and other impertinent questions still asked in 2019

Let’s just say I had a conversation the other day about sports. Oh, but it was so much more than that. For the sake of anonymity, I will not say where and when this conversation took place, nor with whom Continue reading “How do you feel about female sports broadcasters” and other impertinent questions still asked in 2019

Andrew Luck’s retirement: Yet another sign the NFL is in a world of hurt

Please allow me to be the millionth blogger you’ve heard chime in on the Andrew Luck situation but as a good friend of mine always says, somebody’s gotta be the caboose. I was at work on a busy Saturday night Continue reading Andrew Luck’s retirement: Yet another sign the NFL is in a world of hurt

Ten pressing questions about today’s (and tomorrow’s) NBA

1… Was the Toronto Raptors winning the title good for the league? In a word, yes.  Just as Golden State three-peating would have been good for the league, introducing new blood is never a bad thing.  The league and its Continue reading Ten pressing questions about today’s (and tomorrow’s) NBA