I have this friend. Let’s call him Brotha E. While having moved around quite a bit professionally over his career, E’s family hails from Philadelphia. Despite his liking of multiple teams, in multiple sports, one thing has always remained constant: Continue reading Brotha E’s Split Decision: An exercise in the psychology of human fanhood
If you’ve been reading this website at all this football season, you’ve heard me complain (for far too long unfortunately) about how my wagers are a river of darkness… a big, steamy, sewage-filled river of darkness. I think I had Continue reading Aces, unders and great, big balls of steel
Ryan Lochte is home and safe from his now swimmingly, infamous excursions in Rio de Janeiro. Sure he lost half his endorsers (worth about a million or so in change) for lying about his buddies taking a gas station men’s Continue reading And you thought Ryan Lochte had a bad week…
I’ve never been banned from anything. Don’t get me wrong. I was once escorted out of a Las Vegas nightclub long before Johnny Manziel made it fashionable but that’s a story for another time. I bring this up is because Continue reading No soup for you: New York Met banned from baseball for life
There’s a Major League Baseball stadium that nobody goes to. It’s about 38 miles from my house. A pretty good and consistently competitive baseball team plays there. That team is the Tampa Bay Rays. That stadium is Tropicana Field. 38 Continue reading Progress: No longer trapped at the Trop, Rays free to look for new home
Here is yet further proof that the insanely wacky world of sports never ceases to provide us with the type of quality entertainment that simply cannot be fabricated. And you wonder why I watch so intently. Bartolo Colon just released Continue reading Reasons we love sports, Vols. 5-8: Bartolo Colon’s workout video, Johnny Manziel’s wig and ‘stache, Mike Tyson’s Christmas present and a Buffalo Bills fan’s flaming backside
A strange thing happened on the way to growing up. And it happened on October 25, 1986. It may not have been my first real heartbreak but it sure as hell stung like it. But we have to go farther Continue reading Delving into my love/hate relationship with the New York Mets
I like making fun of people. I mean, what’s the point of running a sports blog if you can’t blast the ones you love? This time around, it’s Fitty Cent’s turn… again. We’ve already questioned his courtside seating arrangements although, Continue reading Those who can’t pitch, rap: The curious case of the man who can’t throw
“That’s right, that’s right. We bad! Uh huh!” -Richard Pryor, Stir Crazy, 1980 We’ve talked a lot about fandom over the past few months, more specifically when it is acceptable for sports fans to switch allegiances and what rights we Continue reading Bad teams! Bad!
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