Book Review: Rise of the Black Quarterback by Jason Reid

I once read a book entitled “Necessities.”  The book is no longer in print, which is a shame for its message resonates thirty years later.  It drew its title from an old Al Campanis quote where, on live television, the Continue reading Book Review: Rise of the Black Quarterback by Jason Reid

Bucs bamboozled, Chiefs code crack back

As an overly emotional football fan who also gambles on the sport, it’s hard not to be reactionary.  Tempering expectations is a skill few possess.  The rational we like to think bigger picture and look at the football season in Continue reading Bucs bamboozled, Chiefs code crack back

The Wife Hates SportsChump Annual Weekend Pick ‘Em: NFL Week Two

Most of us are still recovering from a frenetic Week One.  Mine was exhausting.  All I did was move from the bed (for the 1 o’clock games) to the sofa (for the 4 o’clock games) and back to bed for Continue reading The Wife Hates SportsChump Annual Weekend Pick ‘Em: NFL Week Two

NFL to change record book thanks to Patrick Mahomes’ mom

Patrick Mahomes’ mother is furious… and the NFL is taking note. Regular watchers of the National Football League know that last year’s Super Bowl runners-up, the Kansas City Chiefs, are having a very un-Chiefs-like start.  While their defense has been Continue reading NFL to change record book thanks to Patrick Mahomes’ mom

Drafting Old Guys: My Week One Spent with Matt Ryan

My girlfriend laughs at me.  She does that often, very careful to explain that she’s laughing at me, and not with me.  And she doesn’t laugh only because hers is a considerably better Marlon Brando Godfather impression than mine. Again, Continue reading Drafting Old Guys: My Week One Spent with Matt Ryan

Why You SHOULD Root for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl (and were happy if you did): A SportsChump to Dubsism Retort

Every year around this time, my blogging brother in crime, J-Dub of Dubsism infamy, celebrates the Super Bowl by telling you why you shouldn’t cheer for either team playing in it.  He will also generally do so for the World Continue reading Why You SHOULD Root for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl (and were happy if you did): A SportsChump to Dubsism Retort

So close and yet so far away; Bucs’ Super Bowl winning quarterback falls short against another

‘Twas a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Tampa Bay, particularly for reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes who, along with Tyreke Hill, treated the Buccaneers secondary like his own personal pincushion. For the other former MVP on the field that day, the outcome Continue reading So close and yet so far away; Bucs’ Super Bowl winning quarterback falls short against another

Burrowed

I sent a bunch of friends the same, exact text on the Saturday evening that Joe Burrow made sure everyone in America knew his name. I was behind the bar and as a general rule, it’s bad policy to use Continue reading Burrowed

Salary disparities and the NFL quarterback contract: Guess who’s missing from this year’s playoffs.

Upon a recent, giggly cellphone conversation about football and all things otherwise, Croshere and I broke into a discussion about the current state of the NFL and more specifically the contracts offered the league’s highest-profiled position.  Croshere’s hypothesis, which we’re Continue reading Salary disparities and the NFL quarterback contract: Guess who’s missing from this year’s playoffs.