History in the making: Patrick Mahomes remains safest play on board

I didn’t bet much in the 1990s.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’d sit at the occasional cruise line, blackjack table, or place a wager with a friend, but at that point in my life, I’d never been to Las Vegas Continue reading History in the making: Patrick Mahomes remains safest play on board

SportsChump’s Cure for the 17-game NFL season

17. The number just annoys me. For most of us, 17 represents the most fun we’ll ever have.  Our last year of high school, responsibilities flying carefree into the wind as we collect the last of our tax-free parental allowances.  Continue reading SportsChump’s Cure for the 17-game NFL season

The Burrowhead paternity tests that captivated Championship Weekend

“Whenever you feel like you’re the underdog when you’re playing at Arrowhead Stadium, it gets guys ready to go.” – Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes “Don’t EVER disrespect Arrowhead Stadium!” – Chiefs DT Chris Jones It’s rare that I discuss talk Continue reading The Burrowhead paternity tests that captivated Championship Weekend

Why the Buffalo Bills collapse was a forgone conclusion (if you only paid close enough attention)

So, I’m sitting here trying to figure out what’s wrong with the Buffalo Bills, I mean, aside from the fact that they’re a cursed (albeit proud) franchise.  I’m not a Bills fan per se.  I’m just curious as to why Continue reading Why the Buffalo Bills collapse was a forgone conclusion (if you only paid close enough attention)

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