Stories tagged: Couch Slouch
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 7:02 p.m.
Couch Slouch: Tim Donaghy used to fix NBA games, in David Stern’s NBA. You might remember hearing about this several years back, but it largely disappeared from the public eye. …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 8:46 p.m.
There are only two things you need to know about bowling: 1. Anyone can bowl, and anyone should bowl. 2. No one bowls as well as Jason Belmonte.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:02 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 6:54 p.m.
Couch Slouch: At last count, nearly 2,000 NBA players changed teams last week before the trade deadline. Remarkably, Anthony Davis was not among them.
Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 6:58 p.m.
Couch Slouch: Before this season, there was a little-noted change in the NBA rulebook that stated, “Defenders shall not impede any shot by an opponent; if at all possible, the …
Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Couch Slouch: The Oakland/Los Angeles/Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders are looking for a temporary home for the 2019 NFL season. At this point, a pop-up stadium in Dubai might be in play. …
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 6:44 p.m.
Couch Slouch: The NFL remains an easy thing to watch and a hard to thing to listen to. What was once plainspoken is now plain gobbledygook; game analysts turn simple …
Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 6:31 p.m.
If professional football is in the midst of an inexorable decline – the NFL, some doomsayers sayeth, might be a sporting dinosaur by century’s end * – then how is …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:16 p.m.
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These are 23 (more) facts, tried and true, about the widening world of sports television.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 6:47 p.m.
The only popular team sport in America more rigged than college basketball is college football. That’s not opinion, that’s fact; it is incontrovertible, indisputable and inarguable.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 8:01 p.m.
Couch Slouch: I am thankful this week, not because it’s Thanksgiving – I hardly ever pay attention to the calendar; heck, I’m still on Daylight Savings Time – but because …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 7:46 p.m.
Couch Slouch: Rising from the ashes of a million cigarette butts, in the shadow of a desert filled with buried body parts, looms the specter of a massive sporting palace …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 7:24 p.m.
Couch Slouch: I’m in a bad mood today – Effexor can only unclog the brain drain so much – and most of it is self-inflicted, due to my reluctant, ought-to-know-better, …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
Couch Slouch: The NHL is back this week, baby! To be sure, it is a poorly calculated gamble to begin a column with the words, “The NHL is back this …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 8:39 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
Couch Slouch: High school football participation is down 6.6 percent over the last decade. According to the White House, this is due to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 6:28 p.m.
Couch Slouch: As the NFL begins another flag-waving, player-kneeling, Nike-infested, anthem-ambivalent, Kaepernick-free season, it is important to remember that – on the sideline – in the immortal words of Sly …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 7:53 p.m.
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Couch Slouch: I was checking my Twitter feed while bathing the other afternoon – I installed an umbrella-type device near the showerhead to protect my iPhone from absorbing any errant …
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 7:37 p.m.
Do I have a solution for the NFL’s national-anthem crisis? Of course I do: STOP PLAYING IT. But we’ll get back to that in a moment.
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 6:53 p.m.
Couch Slouch: There appears to be a growing crisis in Major League Baseball: Everybody strikes out and nobody goes to games. Of course, I exaggerate. I do this to ensure …
UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 10:32 p.m.
Like many of you, I am in the process of navigating two distinct centuries of American living. Eighteen years in, I am finally settling into 21th-century ways, but, frankly, the …
Mon., June 4, 2018, 6:25 p.m.
California – which, for all intents and purposes, is a separate nation-state, like Texas or the NCAA – is in the process of declaring surfing as its official state sport. …
Mon., May 28, 2018, 6:27 p.m.
Couch Slouch: When you get to the big leagues for the first time at an advanced age – like Roy Hobbs – there usually is a good backstory. Brandon Mann …
Mon., May 21, 2018, 6:13 p.m.
Mon., May 14, 2018, 6:42 p.m.
Couch Slouch: Kurt Warner, Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady are three of the iconic NFL quarterbacks of the last 20 years: One is retired, one talks about retiring and one …
Mon., May 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Couch Slouch: When I was growing up in the late 1960s playing kick drums, kickball and kick the can, I had a dream that one day there would be dozens …
Mon., April 30, 2018, 7:16 p.m.
This is the story of two sports-related injuries. (Note: One of them is not really a sports-related injury.) We start with the great Stephen Curry.
UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 8:32 p.m.
Couch Souch: Q. Is the Major League Baseball season too long? A. Do venture capitalists venture capital?