“We are so spoiled,” she said to me from across the bar, cold pint in front of her, husband to her side. This woman has been a friend of mine for years. Having been raised a Sabres fan (and her Continue reading History in the making
As all of you know, I work in a bar and sell drinks for a living. As many of you also know, and have witnessed firsthand, I work in a high-volume bar which means I sell a LOT of drinks Continue reading Come up with new Lightning slogan and WIN FREE BEER!!!
It happened. It finally %@#^@$! happened. There was a round of golf played last Sunday amongst friends on a beautiful, Florida afternoon… but this was to be no ordinary round. That last time I cried over a sporting event was Continue reading A round for the ages
Sorry, this post has been delayed. We’ve been celebrating Lord Stanley for two straight weeks. Here goes our official recount… as we recall. Walking into a stadium felt odd. After all, it’s been almost a full calendar year since any Continue reading One last Stanley Cup celebration for the ages (until the next one)
Two things stand out most to me about the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals. First is, I went to see three of those Finals games here in Tampa with my stepfather. He had the hook up on some primo seats. Not Continue reading At long last, once again… the Lord’s Tan!!!
Breathe. The top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning got swept out of last year’s NHL Playoffs in the opening round by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Breathe. Those 2018-19 Lightning, who were the league favorite to win the Stanley Cup, ended up making Continue reading Five Overtimes? Why Not?
“There’s no comfort in the truth, pain is all you’ll find” -George Michael, Careless Whisper Please allow me to vent. And if you live in the Tampa Bay area and have just suffered through the highest of highs only Continue reading Closing thoughts from an embittered Lightning fan (Parental Advisory Explicit Lyrics)
It was the best of Sundays, it was the worst of Sundays. Waking up to bacon, cinnamon rolls and fresh-brewed coffee in bed is never a bad thing, especially when the hearty meal accompanies a day chock full of championship Continue reading Lightning hits Augusta, misses Columbus altogether
Three big tournaments are upon us and for the first time in a long time, there are three overwhelming favorites to win all three. March Madness is only days away with Zion Williamson and the Duke Blue Devils under a Continue reading SportsChump’s First Annual March (Through June) Madness Pick ‘Em Contest
By J-Dub and SportsChump J-Dub doesn’t know what being a sports fan in Tampa means, but SportsChump has filled and entire corner of the interwebz with that angst. Imagine what your sporting fandom must be like with a steady diet Continue reading Point CounterPoint – The Tampa Bay Lightning Will Win The Stanley Cup by J-Dub and SportsChump