Brett Favre and Dick Vermeil sound like old white guys

DeShaun Watson is one of the most talented young quarterbacks in the NFL.  He plays for the Houston Texans who, since he’s been their quarterback, have had a fair amount of success… until recently. In 2018, Watson and the Texans Continue reading

A tale of two coaches

Last Sunday afternoon, in the NFC Championship Game, we saw two different coaches make two different decisions at crucial moments of the game.  One coach’s more bold approach vaulted his team into the Super Bowl, the other’s, far more, timid Continue reading

Subtle racism and the “articulate” black athlete

I was enjoying a nice, peaceful round of golf the other afternoon when a waft of subtle racism caught my attention. I was mid-way through my round when I heard an older white gentleman in our group, whom I had Continue reading

SportsChump’s nth Annual NFL Playoff and Super Bowl Pick ‘Em

I’ve thought long and hard about who to wager on this weekend and I’ve come to one, well-educated conclusion. I may lay off the games altogether. I mean, I have no idea who is going to win either of these Continue reading

Round 2 predictions: The NFL Playoffs continue

Alright, let’s take a stab at this weekend’s games. I took last weekend off, using the rather lame ‘my crystal ball was in the shop’ excuse but you already know how I wagered if you read how two godforsaken kickers Continue reading

Kickers and pleasers: Just another Sunday wagering on professional football

Ah, the never-ending joy of wagering on the NFL. One thing many people overlook about the sustained success of both college and professional football is not only the excitement and unpredictability the sport brings and the gladiator-like nature of the Continue reading

The absolute meaninglessness of winning your division in professional sports

Winning your division in professional sports is borderline pointless.  And I’ll prove it to you. The Minnesota Vikings traveled to Green Bay on a cold Sunday night to play the Packers for the NFC North title.  And before we wax Continue reading

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

The NBA coaching carousel redux

About a month ago, I wrote (but didn’t publish) this piece on David Blatt, head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.  With LeBron James out due to injury, the Eastern Conference favorites had lost nine of ten ball games.  There were Continue reading