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

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

SportsChump outdrinks G.O.A.T. at Buccaneers Boat Parade (a pictorial)

My phone rang late Tuesday evening, around 11 pm.  Busy at work, I didn’t get the chance to answer it. Minutes later, I received a text message with a fair amount of Jewish guilt.  It runs in the family. The 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

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

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

A tale of two coaches

Last Sunday afternoon, in the NFC Championship Game, we saw two different coaches make two different decisions at crucial moments of the game.  One coach’s more bold approach vaulted his team into the Super Bowl, the other’s, far more, timid 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

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

Burrow, Luck and Gratitude

“What’s gonna set you free? Look inside and you’ll see. When you’ve got so much to say it’s called gratitude. And that’s right.” – Beastie Boys, Gratitude, 1992 “With a little luck, we can help it out.  We can make Continue reading