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Couch Slouch: 20 sure-fire ways to make NBA better

Couch Slouch: Thankfully, Couch Slouch, both a thinking man’s man


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Couch Slouch: Olympics has turned Orwellian

Couch Slouch: Approaching my third week of boycotting the 2018 Winter Olympics, I want to say something that, frankly, nobody really wants to hear; in fact, when I brought this …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Couch Slouch: Three good reasons to tune out Winter Olympics

Couch Slouch: In a spiraling, soulless America that I call home, I sometimes have trouble remembering all the stuff that I now boycott – Starbucks, Anheuser-Busch, boxing and MMA, resort …


Norman Chad: Quit harping on NBA officials, they’ve always been bad

Couch Slouch: After writing about NBA player-referee discord last week, I received a torrent of pushback – well, 13 or 14 emails – insisting that I do not understand the …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Norman Chad: Begrudging admiration of Tom Brady and LeBron James

For nearly the entire 21st century, through a combined 33 NFL and NBA seasons, I have rooted against Tom Brady and LeBron James. Uh, how has that worked out?


Couch Slouch: Longing for good old days before TV, talking heads

Couch Slouch: As we enter 2018, Couch Slouch wishes it were 1918. Not so we could be at war with the world again, not so Jim Crow laws could rule …


Couch Slouch: In the spirit of Christmas, it’s time to give away some money

Couch Slouch: In the spirit of the holiday season – and to augment the GOP tax bill’s attempts to put more money into all of our pockets – this entire …


Couch Slouch: Down-on-his-luck porcupine could do what Roger Goodell does

Couch Slouch: Roger Goodell is the $500-million man. With NFL owners okaying his four-year, $200-million contract extension last week as Protector of the Shield, Goodell will cross the half-billion mark …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

Norman Chad: We should be allowed to bet on sports, then have sense not to

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week on


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Norman Chad: Two unheralded athletes deserve some props

Couch Slouch is in a festive mood this week – the holiday season is upon us, plus there’s the possibility of massive corporate tax relief trickling down into the rest …


Norman Chad: There are many reasons NFL’s popularity has dwindled

I am seldom in the business of saying, “I told you so,” because most of the time I tell you anything I tell you something stupid. However, sitting on the …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 8:07 p.m.

Norman Chad: Cleveland Browns define dysfunction in NFL

The Cleveland Browns did not lose Sunday, largely because they did not play. And thus we begin the tale of a flailing, failing, floundering, foundering fiasco of a franchise.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Hey Sixers! Losing to get ahead isn’t working

So, what are we to make of The Process, the Philadelphia 76ers’ analytically correct, anatomically challenged Frankensteinian attempt to conquer the NBA for years to come?


Norman Chad: Underbelly of college basketball no place for the meek

I would like to dispassionately discuss college basketball today, without directly referencing the recent footwear follies/FBI probe and without even mentioning a certain notorious sideline suit whose first name rhymes …


Norman Chad: Only one word for MLB’s regular season – cockamamie

How cockamamie was last year’s election season? It was so cockamamie, I had never even used the word “cockamamie” other than in a 1969 spelling bee in which I finished …


Fans staying away from NFL venues in droves

Back when I was younger (and marginally smarter), I would tell anyone within shouting distance – and, yes, I would shout; not at a Stephen A. Smith screaming level, more …


Norman Chad: Bernhard Langer has had plenty of senior moments

Among the major sports in America, one could argue – actually, I


Norman Chad: Colleges need to focus on upgrading education not football facilities

College football is so wrong for so many reasons – and that’s before we even get to the latest academic fraud at Florida State. It is money ill-spent and time …


This year’s NFL team of destiny … L.A. Chargers

When identifying my annual NFL Team of Destiny, I like to a find a franchise that has been waking up on the wrong side of the bed for a long …


Norman Chad: Iditarod doesn’t play out from dog’s perspective

I love dogs – Toni will tell you I don’t need a wife by my side, I just need a Weimaraner – and every year, my favorite column to write …


Norman Chad chronicles Mr. Met’s final day on the job

With one obscene gesture last week, Mr. Met went from flipping a bird to flipping burgers. Here’s the thing, though: Team mascots are seen as cartoon characters, but there is …


Norman Chad: 23 facts about wide world of sports on TV

These are 23 (more) facts, tried and true, about the widening world of sports television:


Norman Chad: Covering sports isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

I had an epiphany in 1983, watching Texas Rangers manager Doug Rader eating barbecue ribs while wearing nothing but a jockstrap. But I’ll get back to that later. To many …


UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 8:18 p.m.

Chad: Hey IOC, I’m begging you to pick Paris over L.A.

So you fellas – and, yes, you are almost all fellas – were in Los Angeles last week, getting the ten-cent tour of the City of Angels. And this week …


Norman Chad: Statistics, recent events say racism alive and well in baseball

In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball, joining the Brooklyn Dodgers as the game’s first black player in the modern era. In 2017 – seventy …


Rory McIlroy has gone and done it now

Rory McIlroy, championship golfer, now is Rory McIlroy, newly-wed husband. Talk about an unplayable lie.


UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Norman Chad: Grizzled, old baseball GMs being replaced by Ivy Leaguers

Playing Strat-o-Matic Baseball as a kid, I figured I might grow up to become an MLB general manager one day. Meanwhile, my mother figured I might grow up to become …


Norman Chad: Here’s everything you need to know about NBA playoffs in less than two months

The NBA playoffs are upon us, which seems unlikely considering the NBA regular season never ends. The only thing that lasts longer than the NBA regular season is a Ken …


Norman Chad: NBA’s superstar-resting problem easy to fix

The NBA’s latest problem – they charge you Broadway prices and then give you an off-Broadway show – is self-inflicted and solvable.


Norman Chad: Baseball study states the obvious

A recently released scientific study – based on 20 years of Major League Baseball games – concluded that players do not play as well after long flights.