2021 Week 2: The Wife Hates SportsChump Reunites with our old friend, J-Dub

Remember that old 1950s ditty called “Accentuate the Positive?”  Of course, you don’t and neither do I.  The point is the second line of that song goes “eliminate the negative.” Not one of the three of us did that last Continue reading

Book Review: Dave Zirin’s “The Kaepernick Effect”

Dave Zirin would like to remind you that Colin Kaepernick is not the only athlete to take a knee for a cause he believed in. Dave Zirin would also like to remind you that, in far less publicized cases, countless Continue reading

SportsChump’s Eleventh Annual NFL Over/Under Pick ‘Em Contest

Ooh, what’s that smell? Can’t you smell that smell? Ooh, that smell? The smell of football season! With all apologies to Lynyrd Skynyrd, I thought I’d let the southern rock legends lead us into this year’s contest as… THE ANNUAL Continue reading

Quarterbacks, man

It’s not even football season yet and all I hear about is quarterbacks.  America’s obsession with the most high-profile position in sports has reached disturbing heights, some might say for good reason. Maybe that’s because we all miss football season Continue reading

Kevin Harlan + Super Bowl streaker = best play-by-play call ever

Just when you thought I was done firing Super Bowl posts into cyberspace, I reel you right back in. There are great sports calls and then there are great sports calls, the calls you remember, the calls that have become Continue reading

The Hatred for Tom Brady runs strong… and other tales from Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl week

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.  Three Buffalo Bills fans walk into a bar and shout “Go Chiefs!” Go figure. This encounter happened one week after the perennially underachieving (or perhaps aptly achieving) Bills had just lost to Continue reading

The stupidest question ever asked

The old saying goes there’s no such thing as a stupid question.  The mantra’s origins are unknown but by its very nature instills the importance of being inquisitive. I always used to consider that statement to be true, until this Continue reading