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. 

Houston Rockets to retire Yao Ming’s jersey but is he worthy?

I think, as sports fans, we’re getting a little soft. There was a time when receiving entry into the Hall of Fame or having your jersey retired meant you were among the greatest of all-time, that your contributions to the Continue reading

Ripping paper/laughing baby: A metaphor for modern sports

Aside from being possibly the cutest thing you’ve ever seen on the internet, it occurred to me that the following video serves as the perfect metaphor for sports today.

The biggest eff yous in sports: 2011 edition

“I see you drivin’ ‘round town with the girl I love, and I’m like….” -Cee Lo Green

SportsChump makes the Majors, contemplates HGH: A hypothetical fairy tale

I’m about to turn 43. Roger Clemens is 48.  Mark McGwire is 47.  Barry Bonds and Rafael Palmeiro are both 46.  Sammy Sosa is 42 and Andy Pettitte is 39. These are the names most commonly associated with Major League Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 17: Aroldis Chapman, Troy Polamalu, Yankees-Rays and the persecution of Roger Clemens

The Reds think fast Have you heard about the pitcher the Cincinnati Reds called up from their farm system?  His fastball has been clocked at 105 miles per hour.  That’s fast, people. 

A juicing Big Mac: Mark McGwire’s steroid use leaves more questions than answers

I don’t like movies that are predictable. Like the typical romantic comedy where the couple who despises each other falls in love in the end or the true-crime thriller where we know the killer’s identity from scene one. Scriptwriters may Continue reading